Writing Rules

  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.




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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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 and Kendall, 1949: 204; Mardia, 1970: 528; Fleishman, 1978: 521-532; Luo, 2011).


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.


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 and Altuna, 2008; Akın et al., 2009; Arı and Madran, 2011; Armağan and Gürsoy, 2011; Asil and Kaya, 2013; Tayfun and Gürlek, 2014; Uyar and Dursun, 2015: 363-382; Sürer, 2017; Yurtsızoğlu and 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 and 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.


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.


Reference format is APA format. In the study; Whenever possible, new and directly relevant sources should be included. It is recommended that the number of sources not exceed 40.

When citing the source in the text, the surname of the author(s) and the date of the work are written in parentheses after the quoted statement and the parentheses are closed. Example: If the quoted text has only one author, it is shown as (Gül, 2020). If the quoted text has two authors (Ceylan and Küçük, 2015), it is shown as. If the cited text has more than two authors, it is shown as (Gül et al., 2020).

If more than one author has stated the same idea while citing, the work of the author with the lower year is put in the first place, and the authors are separated with a semicolon (;). Example: The cited text (Long, 2005; Ceylan and Küçük, 2009; Yılmaz et al., 2011).

The word mentioned in the introduction of the source is not mentioned. Meaning: Gül et al. (2020) should be the quoted text form.

References are listed alphabetically, not numbered.


References should be listed in alphabetical order, Times New Roman should be written in 10 pt, 6 pt space should be added after the paragraph between the references. If you have a source, the doi number should be given at the end of the bibliography.

The first letter of all words in the names of resources such as books, magazines, edited books, congresses/symposiums, films, television shows, documentaries or albums should be capitalized.

The references list is alphabetically ordered and numbered according to the first letter of the first author's surname for each work.

In the References section, if the same author has more than one article, they are sorted according to the year of publication, starting from the oldest to the newest.

If more than one publication by the same author, published in the same year, is used (or the same group of authors is in the same order), alphabetical order should be made according to the initials of the article names and letters should be added next to each year.

In the References section, if both single-author publications and multiple-author publications are used, the single-authored publication should be placed first.

If the first author is the same and the second and third authors are different, the second author's name should be placed first in alphabetical order. If the names of the second authors are the same, sorting should be done according to the third authors.

Sample Citations

Citation from the article:

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

If the source is taken from the notice:

Hazır, T. Kazancı, A. & Açıkada, C (1992). Antropometrik ölçümlerde metodoloji sorunları. 2. Ulusal Spor Bilimleri Kongresi, Ankara.

If the source is taken from the thesis:

 Küçük, H. (2018). Aerobik ve anaerobik kapasitenin serum irisin, leptin, ghrelin seviyelerine etkisi.  Yayımlanmamış Doktora Tezi, Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Beden Eğitimi ve Spor A.B.D. Samsun.

Gül, O. (2020). Sporun gelişiminde okul sporların rolü ve önemi; beden eğitimi spor öğretmenleri ile okul yöneticilerinin değerlendirmeleri üzerine bir araştırma. Yüksek lisans Tezi, Erciyes Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Beden Eğitimi ve Spor A.B.D. Kayseri.

 Citation from the book:

 Agur, A. M. and Dalley, A. F. (2009). Grant's atlas of anatomy Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Citation from the edited book:

 Plath, S. (2000). The unabridged journals KV Kukil. New York, NY: Anchor.

 Translation Book:

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

Web Document, Web Page or Report:

 Author A.A. and Author B.B. (2020). Title of document month.day.year, http://web adresi. R.T.:2022-05-01.

Citation from the newspaper:

If newspaper articles are cited as a source, the name of the newspaper, the title of the document and the day, month, year of publication should be given.

For example: Newspaper name (2009). The title of the document. Month.day.year.