5. Keywords

Keywords consisting of minimum five and maximum eight concepts should be placed immediately after the Abstract and Summary sections. Keywords help to scan and index the publication electronically. It is also of great importance in finding the publication easily by researchers. Therefore, the following considerations should be observed:

a) Concepts that accurately reflect the relevant article should be selected.

b) It must be sorted from general to special.

c) The first concept must be the name of the related branch of Science (Political History, Sociology, Psychology, Tafsir, Hadith, Kalām, etc.).

d) The second concept should be one that is subject reflecting. They should be designated as the name of country, city, person or work (War, migration, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Speech, Qadar, Muʿtazila, al-Māturīdī, Kitāb al-Tawḥīd, etc.).

e) Concepts that reflect the content of the article should be added later (National struggle, Sakarya Meydan War, Human Acts, Kasb, Istiṭāʿa)

f) If the focus of the work is a person or a work, the name of the relavent person or work should be added in the keywords.

g) Words that have no conceptual meaning should not be preferred as a keyword concept.

h) Keywords should be written with capital letters, whether they are special names or not.

Example: Kalām, Qadar, Māturīdiyya, al-Māturīdī, Kasb, Istiṭāʿa.

The following web pages might be helpful in selecting keywords:

The Religious Studies Citation Index

CERL (Consortium of European Research Libraries)

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