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Editorial Policy

EJTS aims to publish an online journal that can be a valuable research instrument for scholars in the humanities and social sciences working in Turkish Studies. Our premise is that area studies can serve as a ‘laboratory’ for developing theoretical tools that stimulate research in social sciences and humanities, hence the double requirement of an innovative theoretical framework and in-depth empirical knowledge. This also provides room for comparative approaches that may help crisscross area studies. The choice of approach emphasizes a diversity of methodologies as well as variation in the scale of analyses. In practice, the orientation of the journal reflects the backgrounds of the members of the Editorial Board: anthropology, history, political science, sociology, and geography. In order to facilitate broader communication and exchange of ideas, the journal is international in character. Reflecting its geographical rooting, the journal publishes in Turkish, English, French, and German.

Framework and Format

EJTS publishes two thematic issues a year. These issues are set up by the Editorial Board and/or by Guest Editors. Calls for papers are published in the journal on a regular basis, but unsolicited proposals for thematic issues are welcome. If interested in becoming an EJTS Guest Editor, more detailed guidelines are available for you here.

In addition, ‘stand-alone’ articles not related to any thematic issue are also considered for publication.

Junior scholars as well as more seasoned ones are welcome to submit manuscripts.

In keeping with established scholarly standards, each article is reviewed by two anonymous external referees. The referees are selected by the Editorial Board. They recommend the rejection, acceptance, or revision of the submitted paper. Their comments are shared with the authors of the papers.

EJTS also publishes reviews of scholarly publications. Particular attention is given to literature in Turkish, which is often less well-known outside Turkey. Featured reviews may also be submitted for publication.


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