Manuscript Submission Guide

Manuscript Submission Guide

Before beginning the online submission process please read the Information for Authors and make sure you have the followings available:

Cover letter to the editor

    • The category of the manuscript
    • Confirming that “the paper is not under consideration for publication in another journal”.
    • Including disclosure of any commercial or financial involvement.
    • Confirming that the statistical design of the research article is reviewed.
    • Confirming that last control for fluent English was done.
    • Confirming that journal policies detailed in Information for Authors have been reviewed.
    • Confirming that the references cited in the text and listed in the references section are in line with APA 6.

Copyright Release Form

Permission of previous published material if used in the present manuscript

Title page

    • The category of the manuscript
    • The title of the manuscript both in Turkish and in English
    • All authors’ names and affiliations (institution, faculty/department, city, country), e-mail addresses
    • Corresponding author’s email address, full postal address, telephone and fax number
    • ORCIDs of all authors.

Main Manuscript Document

    • The title of the manuscript both in Turkish and in English
    • Abstracts (200 words) both in Turkish and in English
    • Key words: 5 words both in Turkish and in English
    • Extended Abstract (600-800 words) in English (only for Turkish articles)
    • Main article sections
    • Acknowledgement (if exits)
    • References
    • All tables, illustrations (figures) (including title, description, footnotes)

Manuscript Submission

  • ScholarOne manuscript submission site of the journal is: http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/jtl  
  • The manuscript must be submitted through the account of the corresponding author. The account of authors other than the corresponding author or someone else who is not included as an author in the work must not be used for submission. All correspondence regarding the submission is made with the corresponding author through e-mail via the ScholarOne system.
  • To login to the ScholarOne manuscript submission system, you must have a User ID and password. If you do not have a username and password, you must follow the instructions in the Create Account at ScholarOne manuscript submission site of the journal.
  • If you do not remember whether you already have an account or if you forget your password, please enter your email address by clicking Reset Password link. The system will send you the necessary information by e-mail.
  • If you experience problems with your account, please do not create a new one and contact Journal of Transportation and Logistics Editorial Office via jtl@istanbul.edu.tr
  • When you log in, click the Author button at the top of the page.
  • Clicking the Author button, you will access Author Dashboard. By clicking Unsubmitted and Manuscripts in Draft heading on the Dashboard you can access your unsubmitted manuscripts. To make a new submission, please click Start New Submission.

  • Manuscript submission is a 7-step process. At any stage you can stop the submission process; everything you have typed into the system will be saved. You can continue to your semi- completed submission by viewing it in the Unsubmitted and Manuscript in Draft section. 

  • The 2nd step in the submission process is to upload your manuscript. 

  • To upload files; Select the file you want to upload from the Selection File button. Specify the file type from the File Designation button beside. 

  • While uploading Main Document, make sure that the main document has no information that clarify the author’s identity. Due to double blind peer review, Main Document must not include Title Page, the name of author or any other detail that can disclose the author identity. 

  • Additionaly, Supplemental File for Review must not include any detail that can disclose author identity as well.

Files to be uploaded separately

  • Copyright Release Form
  • Permissions obtained for previously published material if used in the present manuscript
  • Title page
  • Main Manuscript Document
    • The title of the manuscript both in Turkish and in English
    • Abstracts (200 words) both in Turkish and in English
    • Key words: 5 words both in Turkish and in English
    • Extended Abstract (600-800 words) in English (only for Turkish articles)
    • Main article sections
    • Acknowledgement (if exists)
    • References
    • All tables, illustrations (figures) (including title, description, footnotes)


  • Clicking the Upload Selected Files, the files mentioned above will be uploaded and automatically converted to PDF files on the system.
  • After uploading,  please click on PDF button and view your files. If the uploaded files have flaws, you can delete the files and repeat upload process.
  • Cover letter can be uploaded on the 6th step in the submission process. The final step in manuscript submission process lists all the information you have submitted.  The complete information will be indicated by a green check (). If incomplete, there will be a red cross (x) check. Once you have completed the submission process to your satisfaction click on the submit button.
  • Once the manuscript submission is completed, verification screen including your Manuscript ID will appear, and you will be notified via email.
  • If verification screen does not appear, and you do not receive the email then your application is not completed. In this case your application is in the Unsubmitted and Manuscripts in Drafts section.