Notes for Authors

We would like to thank you for choosing to submit your paper to Cyberpolitik. In order to fasten the process of reviewing and publishing please take try to read and follow these notes in depth, as doing so will ensure your work matches the journal’s requirements.

All works including research articles, comments and book reviews submitted to Cyberpolitik  need to be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other journal before and/or  at the same time.

All submissions are to be made online via the Journal’s e-mail address:

There is no fee for publishing in the Cyberpolitik Journal.

The authors of a paper should include their full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses on the cover page of the manuscript. The email address of the author will be displayed in the article.

Articles should be 1.5-spaced and with standard margins. All pages should be numbered consecutively. Please avoid breaking words at the end of lines.

The articles need to be between 4000 – 8000 words (including footnotes and references); comments between 2000-4000 words (including footnotes and references); and book – article reviews between 500 – 1500 words.

An abstract of up to 150 words should be added during the submission process, along with an average of five keywords.

Authors should make a final check of their article for content, style, proper names, quotations and references.

All images, pictures, maps, charts and graphs should be referred to as figures and numbered. Sources should be given in full for images, pictures, maps, tables and figures.

Comments in Cyberpolitik

A comment is a short evaluation of an expert regarding new issues and/or development in cyberpolitics.

Comments require journal’s full reference style.
Book / article Reviews in Cyberpolitic

A book review should provide a fair but critical assessment of a recent (not older than 5 years) contribution to the scholarly literature on the themes and topics relevant to the journal.

A book review for Cyberpolitik:

  • provides complete bibliographical references of the book(s) and articles to be reviewed.
  • summarizes the content and purpose of the book, focusing on its main argument(s) and the theory, methodology and empirical evidence employed to make and support these arguments
  • Critically assesses the author(s)’ arguments, their persuasiveness and presentation, identifying the book’s strengths and weaknesses
  • presents a concluding statement that summarizes the review and indicates who might benefit most from reading the book

Book / article reviews should be preceded by full publication information, in the following form:


Barışı Konuşmak: Teori ve Pratikçe Çatışma Yönetimi by Nezir Akyeşilmen (ed.), Ankara, METU Press, 2014 (Second Eddition), TL22 (paperback), ISBN 978-605-5164-04-1.

The reviewer’s name, affiliation and email address should appear, on separate lines, at the top of the review, right after the bibliography of the book/article.

Journal style

Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts conform to cyberpolitik’s reference style.

Reference style of Cyberpolitik is based on APA 6th Edition.

Short notes are:

Cyberpolitik asks for a short biographical details for all authors.


Referencing Style

The Publication Manual for APA is now in its 6th edition. It includes several significant changes, such as the use of DOIs and URLs in retrieval statements.

Item Reference list entries In text citation Note

one author

Pilger, J. (2006). Freedom next time. London, England: Bantam. (Pilger, 2006) or

…  Pilger (2006).

Short direct quote:

Enclose in “…” and give page number. E.g. Pilger (2006) says that …” (p. 257).


two authors

Shaw, R., & Eichbaum, C. (2008). Public policy in New Zealand:


Institutions, processes and outcomes. Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson Education.

(Shaw & Eichbaum,

2008)  or

According to Shaw and

Eichbaum (2008) …

In text:

In a sentence: use ‘andbetween authors

Within brackets: use &’ between authors For each citation: always give both authors Reference list: use ‘&’ between authors


three – five authors

Alred, G. J., Brusaw, C. T., & Oliu, W. E. (2009). The business writer’s


handbook. New York, NY: St Martin’s Press.

First citation:

(Alred, Brusaw, & Oliu,


Subsequent citations:

(Alred et al., 2009)

Reference list: list all authors , use ‘&’ before final one


First citation: give all authors

Subsequent citations: first author et al., year Sentence style: use ‘and’ before final authors Within brackets: use ‘&’ before final author


six – seven authors

Gazda, G. M., Balzer, F. J., Childers, W. C., Nealy, A. U., Phelps, R. E., &


Walters, R. P. (2005). Human relations development: A manual for educators (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Educational.

(Gazda et al., 2005) Reference list:

list all authors, use ‘&’ before final author In text, first and subsequent citations: surname of the first author et al., year


eight or more authors

Watson, S., Gunasekara, G., Gedye, M., van Roy, Y., Ross, M., Longdin,


L., … Brown, L. (2003). Law of business organisations (4th ed.). Auckland, New Zealand: Palatine Press.

(Watson et al., 2003) Reference list:

use … between 6th and final author

In text, first and subsequent citations:

surname of the first author et al., year



Easton, B. (2008). Does poverty affect health? In K. Dew & A.


Matheson (Eds.), Understanding health inequalities in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 97-106). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

(Easton, 2008)


Easton (2008) states that … (p. 101).

Reference list:

the main entry in your list is the author of the chapter include the page numbers of the chapter

In text citation: give the author of the chapter, year. Give page number for paraphrased ideas or quotes Editors’ names: initial before family name


corporate author

New Zealand Health Information Service. (2003). Report on maternity: First citation:

(New Zealand Health

Well known organization abbreviations:

First citation:

















Maternal and newborn information. Wellington, New Zealand:


Ministry of Health.

Information Service

[NZHIS], 2003)

Then: (NZHIS, 2003)

give the name of the organisation in full, plus its

abbreviation in […], date

Subsequent citations: give abbreviation, year


from a library database

Best, A. (2004). International history of the twentieth century.


Retrieved from

(Best, 2004) Give the URL of the database

remove the part of the URL after the domain / host name;  do not include the full link to the book

Journal article

with DOI

Li, S., & Seale, C. (2007). Learning to do qualitative data analysis: An


observational study of doctoral work. Qualitative Health


Research, 17, 1442-1452. doi:10.1177/1049732307306924

(Li & Seale, 2007) DOI (digital object identifier):

Most academic journal articles will have a DOI. Find it:

on the PDF, or

in the article record on the database, or

underneath the abstract

Read our online guide for information about DOIs

Magazine article


DOI not available

Read, E. (2007, November 1). Myth-busting gen Y. New Zealand


Management, 54(10), 63-64. Retrieved from

(Read, 2007) Reference List:

give the exact date of the article do not give a date of retrieval

give the home page URL of the publication (not of the article or database)

Newspaper article


DOI not available no author

Nuke test inquiry doubted. (2009, April 23). The Dominion Post, p. 5.


Retrieved from

(“Nuke test inquiry

doubted,” 2009)

Reference List:

give exact date of article, but no date of retrieval

give home page URL of the publication (not the article)

No author: alphabetise by first significant title word

In text citation: use a short title, or part of a long title, enclose in quotes with a comma: (“…,” year)



no date

Flesch, R. (n.d.). How to write plain English. Retrieved April 12, 2009,





(Flesch, n.d.) Reference List:

html websites are likely to change or be updated so

include a date of retrieval

Reference List and In text:   (n.d.) for no date



Radio New Zealand. (2008). Annual report 2007-2008. Retrieved from



(Radio New Zealand,


PDF documents are not likely to change so do not

include a date of retrieval



Bellofolletti. (2009, April 8). Ghost caught on surveillance camera


[Video file]. Retrieved from


/watch?v =Dq1ms2JhYBI&feature=related

(Bellofolleti, 2009) Reference List: If only the screen name is available, in

this case Bellofolletti, give that as the author.

Give exact date of online post, format [Video file], no date of retrieval.

For other sorts of videos and DVDs see the APA’s detailed Referencing  guide