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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The Publisher is authorised to disseminate the submitted material in print and electronic formats following editorial process.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be a maximum of 3,500 words (including footnotes, bibliography, abstract, tables and figure captions). Authors must state the word length of their paper. Manuscripts have been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'. References mentioned in the bibliography are cited in the text, and vice versa. Permissions have been obtained for use of copyrighted material. A competing interests statement is provided upon submission. Use inclusive language throughout the manuscript.  

References should be given in the following form:

Journal article

Çelik, A. B. (2016). "A holistic approach to violence: Women parliamentarians’ understanding of violence against women and violence in the Kurdish issue in Turkey." European Journal of Women’s Studies 23(1): 76-92.


Gunes, C. (2019). The Kurds in a New Middle East: The Changing Geopolitics of a Regional Conflict. Cham, Palgrave MacMillan.

Book chapter

Kurban, D. and H. Gulalp (2013). A Complicated Affair: Turkey's Kurds and the European Court of Human Rights The European Court of Human Rights: Implementing Strasbourg's Judgments on Domestic Policy. D. Anagnostou. Edinburh, Edinburgh University Press: 166-187.


Council of Europe (2020). Implementing ECHR judgments: Council of Europe urges Turkey to release Osman Kavala,

In text-references should include author name and year, example (Gunes 2019). If you are directly quoting from a work, you will need to include the author, year of publication, and the page number for the reference (preceded by “p.”), example: (Çelik 2016: p. 81)


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