Publication Policy
  1. Journal of Political and Social Studies is a peer-reviewed and academic journal that publishes studies in the field of social, human and administrative sciences.
  2. The Journal of Political and Social Studies is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal published twice a year (June and December).
  3. The publication languages of the journal are Turkish and English.
  4. The articles to be published in the journal should primarily be original and academic studies prepared using research methods suitable for their field. In addition, translations that contribute to the scientific field, book promotions, criticisms and evaluations are also accepted.
  5. Articles submitted for publication in our journal are checked with iThenticate, a similarity checking software. Manuscripts with a similarity rate of more than 25% are rejected without being included in the referee process. It is requested that the similarity ratios between 15% and 25% should be reviewed and reduced below the 15% similarity rate. There should not be more than 3% similarity rate from a single source.
  6. Studies submitted to the journal should not have been published elsewhere or sent for publication.
  7. In studies that require ethics committee permission, “information about permission should be included in the article”, assuming that permissions have been obtained. In the articles sent as of 01.01.2020, the ethics committee approval should be obtained for the following situations and should be added to the article. 
  8. Studies that require the approval of the Ethics Committee are as follows:
    • All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from the participants by using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment, interview techniques.
    • Use of humans and animals (including material/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
    • Clinical studies on humans,
    • Animal studies,
    • Retrospective studies in accordance with the personal data protection law,
  9. Also;
    • Stating that an “informed consent form” was taken in case reports,
    • Obtaining and specifying permission from the owners for the use of scales, questionnaires, photographs belonging to others,
    • Statement that copyright regulations are complied with for the intellectual and artistic works used
  10. Submitted articles are first examined in terms of form. Manuscripts that do not comply with the publication and writing principles are returned to the author for necessary corrections without being subjected to content review.
  11. Manuscripts sent to the journal for publication are sent to expert referees determined by the editorial board after preliminary examination. With two positive referee reports, it is decided to publish the article and the owner of the work is notified in which number it will be published. If two referees express a negative opinion, the article will not be published. When there are positive and negative referee reports for the same article, the decision about the article is made by the Editorial Board, taking into account the content of the reports.
  12. If the opinion of “can be published after corrections” is stated in the referee reports of the articles that are decided to be published, the article is returned to the author for the necessary corrections to be made. The author makes corrections in a different color. After the corrections, it is checked whether the referee’s warnings are taken into account and the manuscript is re-evaluated.
  13. It is decided within three months at the latest whether the articles sent to the journal will be published and the owner of the study is informed.
  14. A maximum of one work by the same author (copyright or translation) can be published in any number.
  15. No royalties are paid to the author for published articles.
  16. All scientific and legal responsibilities of the published work belong to its author or authors.
  17. In the articles and committees to be published, attention will be paid to the diversity of institutions, members and authors.