International Journal of History ISSN:1309 4173 (Online) 1309 4668 (Print)

PUBLICATION PRINCIPLES

GENERAL PRINCIPLES

1.     The History Studies is an international peer-reviewed academic journal, published four times a year in March, June, September and December. HS publishes no more than 15 articles in each issue.

2.     The HS publishes academic articles, interviews, translations, and book reviews. HS publishes only the translation of works with primary source value.  

3.     All submitted articles are reviewed on a double-blind review basis. In case an article receives two reviews with different recommendations, it is sent to a third referee.

4.     The HS accepts submissions in Turkish and English should ideally be between 4,000 and 10,000 words in length, not counting notes, tables, and charts. Quoted or bloc citations shall not be more than 10% of all text, including abstracts, footnotes and sources.

5.     Receipt of a submitted manuscript constitutes permission for The HS to publish the contents as edited. The HS neither requests nor pays copyright fees to its authors. The author(s) warrant(s) that

(a) the sole ownership of all rights to all submitted material other than those

(1) permitted under the “fair use” exception,

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The author agrees to defend and indemnify the HS, its officers, agents, and employees and hold them harmless against all claims, suits, costs, losses, damages, and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, that the HS or its officers, agents, and employees, may sustain by reason of any breach of this warranty. In case authors wish to use their articles published by HS in their future book projects, they are permitted to do so as far as they mention that the work was previously published by HS

6.     The HS publishes only Turkish and English abstracts of articles. The authors must submit a title and abstract which must state the article’s main thesis and summarize its primary contribution to scholarship. The title and abstract may be in Turkish, English, or both. In case an author submits a title and abstract in only one of these languages, the HS will translate the existing abstract to either Turkish or English. Each abstract should be no more than 200 words. 

7.     Authors are required to add three to five key words for indexing in Turkish, English, or both.

8.     Because articles are sent to referees for blind review, authors should refrain from including their names, email addresses, institutional information, or any information that may reveal their identity in the text. The HS electronic system can automatically identify the submitter of each article without revealing it to referees. After the peer-review stage is over, the editor will add names and other required information at the publication stage. Please make sure that there is no information that can reveal the writer(s) identity in the text of the article.

9.     You can submit your articles by entering your e-mail address and password through the “Submit Manuscript” link on the main page: http://www.historystudies.net (use the drop-down box to select your language preference). You will be notified by email to your registered address when all referee comments are available. You may then review the referee comments through the same link. PLEASE NOTE: because you are allowed to edit the corrections one time only, you must wait until all referees submit their comments before editing your corrections.

10.   The articles submitted for publication must not be previously published or under consideration elsewhere.  If the submitted article is an unpublished conference or symposium paper, the author/s must clearly indicate that in a footnote.

11.   All submitted articles must follow the HS formatting guidelines listed below.  Articles that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered for publication.

Page Format

1.     All submitted articles must be typed in MS Word and follow the listed format below.

Preferred Page Size

A4 Vertical (210 x 297 mm)

8.27 × 11.69 in

Top Margin

4 cm

1.5 in

Bottom Margin

3 cm

1 in

Left Margin

3,1 cm

1.2 in

Right Margin

3,1 cm

1.2 in

First line of each paragraph

0,5 cm

.25 in

Block quotations

0,5 cm left and right

.25 in left and right

Font

Times New Roman

 

Font Type Style

Normal

 

Size of Normal Text

11 pt

 

Size of Block Quotations

9 pt

 

Size of Foot Note

9 pt

 

Space Between Paragraphs

6 pt

 

Space Between Lines

1

 
 

 

  1. Do not include page numbers inside the text, on the header or footer.
  2. For Turkish spelling and punctuation, please follow Turkish Linguistic Society’s Spelling Guide. Exceptions are acceptable in case of a necessity.
  3. All articles submitted to History Studies must follow History Studies Publication Guidelines and use footnotes.  See the examples below for most commonly used forms of citations. For any source not explicitly stated below, follow Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edt, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010 or http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

                    HISTORY STUDIES PUBLICATION GUIDELINES

                                                                              BOOKS

Book with One Author

        First Footnote: John J. Curry, The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order, 1350-1650.     (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010), 44-45.

In the following footnotes: Curry, The Transformation, 60.

Bibliography: Curry, John J. The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order, 1350-1650. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010.

 

Electronic Book

Footnote: John J. Curry, The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order, 1350-1650 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010) Kindle Edition.

In the following footnotes: Curry, The Transformation, KE 60.

Bibliography: Curry, John J. The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order, 1350-1650. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010. Kindle Edition.

 

Book with Two or More Authors

Footnote: William Ochsenwald and Sydney Nettleton Fisher, The Middle East: A History (Boston: McGraw Hill, 2003), 88-90.

In the following footnotes: Ochsenwald and Fisher, The Middle East, 110.

Bibliography: William Ochsenwald and Sydney Nettleton Fisher. The Middle East: A History. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2003.

 

Unpublished Manuscripts

Footnote: Mühyi-i Gülşeni, Siret-i Murad-ı Cihan, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, (İstanbul MS Fatih 3496), 1b-3b.

In the following footnotes: Gülşeni, Siret-i Murad-ı Cihan, 2a-4a.

Bibliography: Mühyi-i Gülşeni, Siret-i Murad-ı Cihan, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, İstanbul, MS Fatih 3496.

 

 

ARTICLES

Article in a Printed Journal

Footnote: Tamer Balci, “The Rise and Fall of Nine Lights Ideology,” Politics, Religion and Ideology 12:2 (2011): 150.

In the following footnotes: Balci, “The Rise and Fall,” 154-55.

Bibliography: Balci, Tamer. “The Rise and Fall of Nine Lights Ideology.” Politics, Religion and Ideology 12:2 (2011): 145-160.

 

Article in an Online Journal

Footnote: Ema Miljkovic, “The Timar System in the Serbian Lands from 1450 to 1550: With a Special Survey on the Timar System in the Sanjak Of Smederevo” Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies (JOLS), 1/1, (November 2014): 38. http://www.osmanlimirasi.net/dergi//4-1450den-1550ye-kadar-sirp-topraklarinda-timar-sistemi-semendire-sancaginda-timar-sistemi-uzerinde-ozel-bir-anket-ile-ss-36-47201412.pdf (Date Accessed: January 21, 2015).

In the following footnotes: Miljkovic, “The Timar System,” 41.

Bibliography: Ema Miljkovic, “The Timar System in the Serbian Lands from 1450 to 1550: With a Special Survey on the Timar System in the Sanjak Of Smederevo” Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies (JOLS), 1/1, (November 2014): 36-47. http://www.osmanlimirasi.net/dergi//4-1450den-1550ye-kadar-sirp-topraklarinda-timar-sistemi-semendire-sancaginda-timar-sistemi-uzerinde-ozel-bir-anket-ile-ss-36-47201412.pdf (Date Accessed: January 21, 2015).

 

                                                                                      ARCHIVES

Documents from Ottoman Archival

Footnote: BOA (Prime Ministry Ottoman Archives) Bab-ı Asafi, Mektubi Kalemi Mühimme Evrakı, (BOA. A. MKT. MHM.), 439/79, 22 Mart 1869 (1285.Z.8).

In the following footnotes: BOA, Bab-ı Asafi, Mektubi Kalemi Mühimme Evrakı, (BOA. A. MKT. MHM.), 439/79, 22 Mart 1869 (1285.Z.8).

Bibliography: BOA, A. MKT. MHM. (Bab-ı Asafi, Mektubi Kalemi Mühimme Evrakı), 439/79, 22 Mart 1869 (1285.Z.8)

 

Documents from Republic Archives

Footnote: BCA (Prime Ministry Republic Archives), Yassıada Tutanakları “Vatan Cephesi”, 010. 09/ 212. 656.1, 10.05.1961.

In the following footnotes: BCA, Yassıada Tutanakları “Vatan Cephesi”, 010. 09/ 212. 656.1, 10.05.1961.

Bibliography: BCA: Yassıada Tutanakları “Vatan Cephesi.”