A. Paper and Text Size
The thesis, which will be delivered to the institute and that is 100 pages and less, is to be printed single-sided on A4 sized (21 x 29.7 cm, 80 g/m2) high-grade white paper. The thesis which is over 100 pages is to be printed double-sided. In the thesis, which will be printed double-sided, the pages that are written with Roman numbers are to be printed single-sided. It iscontinueddouble-sidedbeginningfromIntroductionchapter. ThemarginsaresettoMirror Margins from the Page Setup section. The bottom, top, and outside margins are set to 2.5 cm, and the inner margin to 4 cm. Words are not divided by hyphen, text is to be aligned by left and right margins in text of thesis (App-5)
The general body of the thesis is written in Times New Roman, 12 font size, 1.5 line spacing, with right and left alignments. 14 font size is used in the thesis in Arabic. Bold letters are used in the headers. Italic characters can be used in only necessary cases (name in Latin, abbreviations, theory/description etc.) Fonts can be decreased to size 8 for tables and figures. One character space is left after punctuations. Symbols, formulas, graphics and tables in the thesis are done on computer without any font restrictions; manual corrections are not allowed.
C.Chapters, Headings and Subheadings
All headings such as abstract, acknowledgment, curriculum vitae, contents, list of figures, list of tables, abbreviations list should be capitalized, bold, in font size 14 and centered.
Primary headings should be numbered with capital Roman numerals (I, II, III …), in font size14, left aligned, all words should be capitalized, bold and 72 pt space before, 18 pt after every heading.
Secondary headings are numbered in capital letters (A, B, C …), in font size12, left- aligned, bold, and the first letter of each word is capitalized, and if there are any conjunctions such as and, or, with, they should be typed in lowercase and 18 pt space before, 12 pt after heading.
Third ranking headings are numbered in Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3…), in font size12, left- justified, bold, and the first letter of each word is capitalized. If there are any conjunctions such as and, or, with, they should be typed in lowercase and 12 pt space before, 6 pt after heading.
The fourth ranking headings are numbered in lowercase Latin letters (a, b, c…), in font size 12, left-justified, bold, and only the first letter of the first word is capitalized, and 6 pt space before, 6 pt after heading.
Fifth ranking headings are numbered in lowercase Roman numerals (i, ii, iii…) only the first letter of the first word is capitalized, all bold and in font size 12 and 6 pt space before, 6 pt after heading
Headings cannot be written as the last line of any page. If 2 lines of text cannot be written after the heading, then the heading is also to be placed next page.
D.Explanations and Footnotes
Footnotes are given with a single line spacing of font size 10 and with a footnote number (1, 2, 3…) on top of the line in the relevant place in the text. Then, in the section separated by a footnote line with the same sequence number under the text, the source of the footnote is stated at the main text level. (i, ii, iii sequence is used for explanation footnotes). It is explained in detail in citation with footnote section.
E.Alignment and Line-spacing
The body text of the thesis is written with a spacing of 1.5 lines, justified on two sides, and 6 pt is left before and after paragraphs. No blank line will be left between paragraphs. The first line of paragraphs must be written from the left to begin with 1 cm. from the inside. But if the integrity of thesis is ruined (in case of poem etc.), with the suggestion of thesis advisor, first
line can be written without space and the body text of the thesis can be written centered or left aligned.
All pages of the thesis are numbered excluding front cover page and inner cover page. Approval page is numbered but not shown. Apparent numbering begins with dedication page (ii). Page numbers are shown in the front part of the thesis with small Roman numerals (i, ii, iii, iv…) and (Beginning from front part of thesis) Latin numerals (1, 2, 3…) on the lower right corner on the pages containing the body text of the thesis. Front part of thesis consist of jury and institute approval page, dedication page, foreword, summary, abstract, contents and if exist abbreviations list, if exist symbols list, if exist figures list, if exist photographs list, and if exist tables list. Thesis must be written according to this sequence.