International Journal of History ISSN:1309 4173 (Online) 1309 4688 (Print)


The purpose of the review is to provide the editors with an expert opinion regarding the validity and quality of the manuscript under consideration. The review should also supply authors with explicit feedback on how to improve their papers so that they will be acceptable for publication The Journal of History Studies (HS). As you write, consider the following points:

     Do Turkish and English titles of the article match?

     Do Turkish and English abstracts of article reflect the article well?

     Does this study contribute to its field?

     Are the sources used in the study sufficient and current?

     Is the language and grammar of the work clear and understandable?

     Is the analyzing of findings sufficient?

     Does the conclusion reflect the findings and overall analyze of the research?

Invitation to Reviewers: Manuscripts passed plagiarisim screening then undergo rigorous peer review, based on an initial editor screening followed by a blind review process by two (some times three) anonymous reviewers.

Review is Conducted: The reviewer sets time aside to read the paper several times. The first read is used to form an initial impression of the work. If major problems are found at this stage, the reviewer may feel comfortable rejecting the paper without further work. Otherwise they will read the paper several more times, taking notes so as to build a detailed point-by-point review. The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation to accept or reject it – or else with a request for revision (usually flagged as either major or minor) before it is reconsidered.

Our Peer Review Process: HS, is a peer-reviewed journal

Time to review:  Aim to complete your review within 4 weeks. If you need more time to perform the review, please e-mail to us as soon as possible