Editing of Doctoral Dissertations

Dissertation Preparation

Doctoral candidates are encouraged to download the dissertation preparation package and use the enclosed Microsoft Word template from the time they start writing.

General Conditions

  • With certain exceptions, student work is edited on a first come, first serve basis. See the editing queue for exceptions and the current status of the queue.
  • Dissertations may be submitted to the editor year-round, but doctoral candidates must let the editor know at the beginning of the semester before they intend to submit a manuscript. If a student does not provide advanced notification and if there is a backlog of editing work, the faculty body may use their discretion to assign the editing of that student's work a lower priority.
  • Doctoral candidates are discouraged from submitting dissertations during or immediately before the period from March through June, which is set aside for the editing and format checking of master’s theses. Dissertations submitted during this time will be edited only after the editing of master’s theses is complete.

Submission Procedures

  1. You must obtain the approval of your academic advisor before submitting your work for editing.
  2. Be sure your manuscript is ready for editing:
    • Verify that the dissertation is complete, including the notes, bibliography, appendices, and all front matter together with the preface or acknowledgements. Partial work will not be accepted.
    • Verify that the manuscript is formatted in accordance with the Institute’s Form of Theses and Dissertations.
    • Perform the items on the “Manuscript Checklist” in the Institute’s Usage Manual.
    • Review the FAQ.
  3. Download, complete, and print out the Approval Form. You are responsible for obtaining your advisor's signature and leaving the signed form in the editor's mailbox at the Atatürk Institute. (If you have both an actual, acting advisor and an official advisor, the form should be signed by the former – that is, by the professor who actually advised you in the course of your research and writing.)
  4. Submit your manuscript in Microsoft Word format to the editor via e-mail. Your place in the editing queue is established by the day and time you send your manuscript, provided that you have already delivered the signed copy of the Approval Form.

Once you have submitted your dissertation, the editor will generally perform a cursory check of the materials within two business days and, if everything is in order, will add the manuscript to the editing queue. You will be given a reference number with which you can check the status of your manuscript in the editing queue.

Please note that after your jury, you are required to submit your manuscript to the editor a second time for the final format check.

Further Information

If you have any questions not addressed by the FAQ, you may contact the editor by email.