Writing Rules

WORKS SENT TO THE JOURNAL SHOULD FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING ORDER:
  1. First page (Authors' Information and Turkish English title of the study); The Turkish and English titles of the study are centered on the page, written in a single line spaced one below the other, in Times New Roman, 12 font size, and just below that the author(s) names and surnames, ORCID numbers, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, according to the order of contribution in the article. aligned to the left and sorted one below the other. “Author of correspondence” is added in quotation marks next to the author who will be responsible for the correspondence (correspond author) among the authors (Annexe: Author Information Template).
  2. Secondly (The Work is given as a whole from the header file); According to this; ENGLISH TITLE; It should be written in New Roman character, centered, 12 font size, bold and Times should not be used. Names and surnames of the author/authors should not be given (Journal of ROL Sports Science Writing Template)
  3. “ABSTRACT” title; It should be written in Times New Roman, 10 pt, 1 line spacing. It should be a single paragraph not exceeding 200 words. The summary should begin with a one-sentence introductory sentence stating why you need to do the work. Introduction, purpose, subjects or research group, data collection tools, procedure method, data analysis, briefly findings, a brief conclusion should be included, but should not be given as titles.
  4. “English title” (Turkish abstract writing rules apply).
  5. Keywords: They should be in alphabetical order, separated by commas, minimum 3 and maximum 5 words. It should be written in Times New Roman, 10 pt, 1 line spacing.
  6. Article sections; The text of the article consists of the following sections: "INTRODUCTION", "METHODS", "FINDINGS", "DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION ", "RECOMMENDATIONS", "EXTENDED ABSTRACT", "REFERENCES". These titles are; Left justified, capital letters, 12 points and bold).
  7. When deemed necessary, the "ACKNOWLEDGMENTS" section is written before the REFERENCES.
  8. Author copyright transfer formula: The form signed by the corresponding author Commitment.

WRITING

***IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL WORK THAT IS NOT SUBMITTED ACCORDING TO THE WRITTEN TEMPLATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED!!!

 TITLE

The first capital letter of the title of the study will be written in 12 Times New Roman, bold in the middle. Only the first letters of proper nouns in Turkish and English titles will be capitalized. The first letters of each remaining word should be lowercase.

ABSTRACT

It should be written in Times New Roman, 10 pt, 1 line spacing. It should be a single paragraph not exceeding 200 words. The summary should begin with a one-sentence introductory sentence stating why you need to do the work. Introduction, purpose, subjects or research group, data collection tools, procedure method, data analysis, briefly findings, a brief conclusion should be included, but should not be given as titles.

In the works sent in English; The Turkish abstract should be added below the English abstract.

 MAIN TEXT

The subject of the study, the reasoning, the problem and the theoretical or conceptual framework of the research should be revealed, and an evaluation should be made about the main sources. In the last paragraph of the introduction, the purpose of the study and its original value should be stated. Definitions, abbreviations, assumptions and limitations in the introduction, if any, should be presented in this section with their justifications.

Article text; Times New Roman should be 12 points, the first line should be within 1 cm, and the line spacing should be 1.5 pt. Page margins should be 2.5 cm from all sides (bottom, top, right, left). A 6 nk space should be added between sections or after paragraphs.

Figures, graphics, photographs and charts to be included in the main text should be given in the study, where they are mentioned, and numbered. Figures, graphics and photographs will be submitted in JPG, TIFF format. Table number and title should be written on the tables. Tables can be written in either 8, 9 or 10 points according to the page layout. In articles written in Turkish, decimal notations should be shown with a "comma" sign, in articles sent in English, decimal notations should be shown with a "dot" sign.

EXTENDED ABSTRACT

Our journal has decided to publish all articles together with Extended Abstracts as of 2023. Extended Abstract is a method that will facilitate the international readability and citation of articles. Extended Abstract, English from Turkish articles; Articles in English will be requested in Turkish. The Extended Abstract will be requested during the first application of the articles to our journal. The Extended Abstract should be placed just before the References and after the main text of the article is finished. The Extended Abstract, in which the problem, purpose, method and results of the study will be discussed in more detail than the traditional abstract, will also pave the way for international citations for the articles, as it will be in English for Turkish articles. On the other hand, Turkish Extended Abstracts will be requested from the articles submitted to our journal in English, which will pave the way for national citations. The goal in the extended abstracts will make it easier for a work to be cited, along with its national and international accessibility.
The Turkish version of the extended abstract should preferably be between 500-800 words, and the English version should be between 800-1200 words; should clearly state the purpose, problem, method, findings and results of the study in titles. Subheadings in the extended abstract may vary depending on the type of study (research/review). An example extended abstract format is as follows.

EXTENDED ABSRACT

INTRODUCTION

The concept of ethnocentrism was developed by the American sociologist William Graham Sumner. This concept emerged nearly a century after the nationalist effects of the French Revolution were felt. Sumner (2011) defined this concept as finding the norms and value judgments of one's own culture superior when compared to the culture and social life style in which a person lives. On the other hand, it is expressed as a tendency to see one's own culture as having universal accuracy and to evaluate other cultures in this respect (as cited in Asil & Kaya, 2013). In sports, especially football, the fans approach can have the same connotations as ethnocentric feelings. For example, a fanatical fan may accept the team as the focal point and tend to consume his own team's products, ignoring other team products and even colors. In this sense, the consumption behavior of the supporters may resemble the ethnocentric consumption tendency. In the sports industry, there may be differences in the consumption habits of sports products and services, depending on the team they support and the way they support the sports service, namely the fans, who consume the sports service as spectators. This research was carried out to determine the ethnocentric consumption tendencies of football fans towards sports products and it was aimed to examine the fandom patterns and ethnocentric tendencies of football fans in Turkey. It is thought that the findings and results of the study will contribute to the sports industry and give football clubs an idea about consumer trends. The study is also important in that it is a rare study in the field of Turkish sports industry.

METHOD

Since it was not possible for the society to reach him, the sampling method was preferred easily. “Consumer Ethnocentrism Scale in Sports” is used in the 5-point Likert type used by Yurtsızoğlu and Fişne (2020: 465-480), which is a survey method. While the research is being given, all the elements in the literature are included in the explanations along the demographic characteristics form. However, three different (loyal, fanatic and audience) types of fans attended. In the analysis of the research, Sivas Cumhuriyet University Campus Licensed IBM SPSS 25 and AMOS 24.0 programs were used. Descriptive statistics of the variables were made in terms of percentage (%), frequency, and mean values. On the other hand, considering the skewness and kurtosis results of the data in order to determine the differences between the variables, it was determined that the values were between - 1.5 and +1.5. In the light of this information, since the skewness and kurtosis coefficients are between ±1.5 (Tabachnick & Fidell, 2007), the values are considered normal (cited in Çetiner & Acar, 2021: 22). Because of this reference interval, it was seen that the data showed normal distribution and analysis was made with parametric tests (Yule & Kendall, 1949: 204; Mardia, 1970: 528; Fleishman, 1978: 521-532; Luo, 2011).

RESULTS

A significant difference was determined in terms of the educational status variable of the fans participating in the research. Accordingly, a significant difference was found between the fans with high school education and those with undergraduate and graduate education levels. It has been observed that those with secondary and high school education have a moderate ethnocentric consumption tendency, while those with other education levels have a low level of ethnocentric consumption tendency. In addition, it was observed that as the education level of the fans participating in the research increased, their ethnocentric consumption tendencies decreased relatively.

DISCUSSION and CONCLUSION

This research was carried out to determine the ethnocentric consumption trends of sports fans, who are sports consumers. It was aimed to examine the fan styles and ethnocentric tendencies of the team fans in Turkey, and the demographic differences were tried to be revealed. According to the findings of the study, ethnocentric tendencies of sports fans towards sports products were found to be “2.24”- low level ethnocentric consumer tendency. This result differs from studies conducted in various sectors in Turkey. Studies conducted in different sectors have shown that Turkish consumers have a moderate ethnocentric tendency (Aysuna & Altuna, 2008; Akın et al., 2009; Arı & Madran, 2011; Armağan & Gürsoy, 2011; Asil & Kaya, 2013; Tayfun & Gürlek, 2014; Uyar & Dursun, 2015: 363-382; Sürer, 2017; Yurtsızoğlu & Fişne, 2020: 465- 480).

As a result, the low level of ethnocentric tendencies of the fans participating in the research towards sports products may be a situation specific to the sports market in Turkey. From this point of view, the universality and unifying spirit in the structure of sports, its peaceful and prejudice-free understanding may have affected the sports market in Turkey (Yurtsızoğlu & Fişne, 2020: 465-480). According to Yurtsızoğlu and Fişne (2020: 465-480), when it comes to sports products, consumers can demand the products used by their favorite sports branch, the players of the team they support, and the athlete they follow, instead of discriminating against domestic or foreign products, and thus may show a less ethnocentric tendency. However, if the competitiveness of the national sports products market with international sports brands is increased, fans and consumers may tend to demand domestic products in the use of sports products.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Acknowledgments is not obligatory. However, the author/authors can write a few sentences of thanks to those whose contribution to the research is not at the level of authorship.

If written, it should be included in the Support and Acknowledgment Statement.

REFERENCES

It should be given in alphabetical order. 10 point Times New Roman. Between the references, a 6 pt (line spacing at least; Value 15 pt) space should be added after the paragraph.
Dear Author(s), as it is known, the references of the articles are important. For this reason, you should apply the examples we share with you in your articles. Correction is requested from you so that the sources that are incompatible in this regard are suitable for the display. This step is mandatory at the time of submission of the article.
You should adapt the sample representations in the links to Turkish in the representations of local sources. Examine the descriptions carefully!

  • If sourced from the article:

Wiskunde, B. (2019). Indie pop rocks mathematics: Twenty-One Pilots, Nicolas Bourbaki, and the empty set. Journal of Improbable Mathematics(1), 1935–1968. 

Yurtsızoğlu, Z., & Gül, O. (2022). Spor takımı taraftarının etnosentrik tüketim eğilimi. Yönetim Bilimleri Dergisi, 20(45), 589-612.

Longmuir, P.E., & Bar-Or, O. (2000). Factors influencing the physical activity levels of youths with physical and sensory disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 17(1), 40-53.

Kibler, W.B., Press, J., & Sciascia, A. (2006). The role of core stability in athletic function. Sports Medicine, 36(3), 189-198.

Wiskunde, B., Arslan, M., Fischer, P., Nowak, L., Van den Berg, O., Coetzee, L., … et al. (2019). Indie pop rocks mathematics: Twenty-One Pilots, Nicolas Bourbaki, and the empty set. Journal of Improbable Mathematics27(1), 1935–1968. 

  • Parenthetical Cite(s): (Grady ve ark., 2019) / (Yurtsızoğlu & Gül, 2022)
  • In-text cite (Narrative cite) /imprint notation: Grady et al. (2019) / Yurtsızoğlu and Gül (2022) (English)
  • If the source is taken from similar and/or different works of the same authors in the same year:

Balkis, M., & Duru, E. (2016a). Birey-çevre, uyumu; erteleme, eğilimi. Akademik doyum ve akademik başarı arasındaki ilişkilerin analizi. Pamukkale Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, 39, 119-129.

Balkis, M., & Duru, E. (2016b). Erteleme, öz-düzenleme başarısızlığı, akademik yaşam doyumu ve duygusal esenlik: yetersiz düzenleme veya yanlış düzenleme biçimi, Avrupa Eğitim Psikolojisi Dergisi, 31(3), 439-459.

  • Parenthetical Cite(s): (Balkis & Duru, 2016a) / (Balkis & Duru, 2016b)
  • In-text cite (Narrative cite) /imprint notation: Balkis and Duru (2016a) / Balkis and Duru (2016b)

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Willardson J.M. (2018). Core gelişimi. (1. Baskı). (Ç. Bulgan, M.A. Başar, Çev.). İstanbul: İstanbul Tıp Kitabevleri.

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