Publication Principles

Thank you for choosing to submit your article to our journal. These instructions will help your article move smoothly through the consideration process. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible, since doing so will ensure that your article matches the journal's requirements. Editorial enquiries should be addressed to the Editor at


Articles submitted to the journal should not have been published previously or sent for publication simultaneously elsewhere.

The articles submitted to the journal must belong to one of the following categories:

Articles should be written according to the following formatting style guidelines:

Peer Reviewed Articles:

Research Article: an original study that brings innovation to science invalidates former arguments or brings a new perspective, presents new documents.

Review Article: a study that provides a critical synthesis of an important subject and develops new perspectives of broad scientific interest

Articles submitted to the journal in this category,

must be prepared by using relevant research methods and models in the field, and must have the quality to contribute to the field.

must be a research which assesses, criticizes, and presents new views about a formerly-published work.

must be research in which a concept or theory is discussed, criticized or explained.

must be in accordance with the publishing principles and format of the journal.

Non- Peer Reviewed Articles:


Review: a study reviewing the recent or seminal works in the relevant field: book review, article review, conference review, thesis/ dissertation review etc.


Translated Article

Other Types of Articles: studies written in article format but different from peer reviewed research articles, such as reports, short research notes, letters to the editor, interviews, policy reports, policy briefs etc.

Publication of all articles submitted to the journal depends on the decision of the editorial board.

There is no first time submission format. After the article is submitted, article is prepared by the journal according to the Publication ready format, and then reviewing and revising is done through this version.

The copyright of the articles published in the journal belongs to the journal. The author agrees to transfer all copy rights of the article which has been approved to be published in the journal. Any re-publication of the published work is subjected to the approval of the journal.

The authors are responsible from contends of the articles published in the journal and do not represent the official views of the journal (editor or editorial board).(Disclaimer)

If requested, revisions on the articles should be sent to the editor within a 15 days period.

The articles submitted to the journal are checked by the tools for plagiarism detection.

In the case of submitting of unpublished thesis, it would be appropriate to add a note that “article is based on the masters‘ thesis/ Ph.D. dissertation defended in …… in …. University titled …….. under the supervision of ……....” Similar note could be added to other unpublished article such as congresses/symposia presentation. If advisor made a substantial intellectual contribution to thesis, in article his/ her name could be listed as a co-author after corresponding author.

All details required by your funding and grant-awarding bodies must be supplied properly. For example, this work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx].

Principles about the Writing Rules

Language of publication is Turkish, English, Arabic and Hebrew. The texts submitted must be clear and understandable, and be in line with scientific criteria in terms of language and expression.

All articles should be submitted in the form of.doc or.docx files.

The article submitted for consideration must not be less than 4,000 words or must exceed 10,000 words including the abstracts and references.

The journals are flexible with regard to the format of initial article submissions. Within reason, style and length do not influence consideration of an article. If revisions are requested, the editor request formatting instructions (in footnote and bibliography) at that time.

The body text of the articles can be written in 10 pt. Times New Roman, with one space, justified to the left. The footnotes can be consecutively numbered, single-spaced, and written in 8 pts. Times New Roman. Quotations longer than 40 words can be without quotation marks, single-spaced, and indented from the left.

If there are headlines and subheadings under the headings in article, please use numbered headings. If not, to use numbered headings is not necessary. Unless you're writing a very long and complex article, refrain from using more than two or three level of subheadings. The headings and subheadings should be appeared in bold and flush left and also numbered decimally such as 1., 1.1., 1.1.1. The headings and subheadings should be written in headline-style capitalization.

Name of the author/s, his/her title, institution affiliations (university, faculty and department names) and e-mail address must be indicated under the title (where available, please also include ORCiDs). Footnotes for other explanations must be provided both in the text and down the page in numbers.

At the beginning of the articles written in Turkish and English, abstracts in Turkish and English (not exceeding 250 words) along with 4-7 keywords. All key words are capitalized, Keywords should be separated by commas and end with a comma

At the end of the article, a summary in English for texts written in Turkish; a summary in Turkish for the texts written in English (not exceeding 1000 words) can be written  (optional).

Articles with significant errors in grammar and syntax will not be considered for review.

Immaterial  amendments and corrections to the articles accepted for publication are done by the editorial board.

For languages using Latin alphabet, the name should be provided in original writing. Names written in other languages should be provided together with English or Turkish translations.

In taking a step toward expediting the publication process, the journal uses a web-based submission and peer-review system. If author has not already created an account, by entering a journal web page ( he must create an account for yourself in the system at the left side of the page: In case of necessity, the article in doc or docx format could be sent by e-mail to

Principles as to Bibliography and Citations:

Documentation style in formatting, citation and reference should be given according to international standards. Where applicable, author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter /article title, year of publication, volume number and the pagination must be present.

Journal of Israeli and Judaic Studies accepts a using a particular The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS): Note and Bibliography system as documentation style. See the CMS manual for issues not listed in this guideline. (available online at

Citations (notes) may be placed at the bottom of the pages of your article. Bibliography  (references) shall be placed after the conclusion of article.

Name of the publications in footnotes (title of book and title of journal) shall be indicated in italic and title of article and title of chapter in quotation marks; page numbers cited shall be specified.

Full publication information of the source shall be shown when it appears for the first time in the text, then abbreviations like ibid in italic shall be used. If more than one book and article by the same author is used, after the first usage of the second source, the surname of the author, then shortened name for the book or article shall be used. In the case of references with more than one author, all authors shall be written at the first instance and given in the shortened style afterwards.

Principles as to Writing Bibliography:

Full information of the resources cited shall be given; any un-cited resource shall not be presented in the references.

Books, articles, reports, news articles, archival documents...[et al.] will be given in alphabetical order (classified in their own kind or together).

Exact page numbers of the articles should be specified.

In using the word processor plug-ins from reference management software such as Mendeley, Zotero and EndNote citations and bibliographies could be automatically formatted in CMS.

In CMS, there are three basic sources: book, chapter (in edited book) and article (in journal). Citation elements in book and article consist of three parts, book chapter consists of four parts in notes where references and citations are given (N) and bibliography where sources is written (B). In book, which is the most basic sources, there are three parts (Author, Title, Publication Information), in book chapter there is "Title of Chapter" in addition to these three parts. In article "Title of Article" part is necessary but Publication Information part is not necessary. In CMS the parentheses are used only for (Location: Publisher, Year) in notes and for (Year) in articles in notes and bibliography. Below while bold ones must be written exactly the same, for others appropriate information should be written.

A Format and Example Bibliography for book, book chapter, and articles is presented below for:

Format 1: Book: 1 author

B (3 parts): Surname, Name• Title of Book Location: Publisher, Year•

N (3 parts): Name Surname, Title of Book (Location: Publisher, Year), page/s

Example 1: Kitap: 2 Authors

K: Kimmerling, Baruch, and Joel S Migdal. The Palestinian People: A History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003.

N: Baruch Kimmerling and Joel S Migdal, The Palestinian People: A History (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003), 212. (First citation)

Ibid. 200. (consecutive references)

Kimmerling et al., The Palestininan, 201. (Shortened form for nonconsecutive references, two or more works by same author)

Kimmerling, 200. (only source by that author)

Format 2: Book Chapter: 3+ Authors

B (4 parts): Surname, Name, Name Surname, and Name Surname• "Title of Chapter•" In Title of Book, edited by Name Surname, pages• Location: Publisher, Year•

N (4 parts): Name Surname, Name Surname and Name Surname, "Title of Chapter," in Title of Book, ed. Name Surname (Location: Publisher, Year), page/s.

Example 2: Book Chapter: 1 Author

Chazan, Naomi. “Israeli Women and Peace Activism.” In Calling the Equality Bluff – Women in Israel, edited by Barbara Swirski and Marilyn P. Safir, 152-161. New York: Pergamon Press, 1991.

Naomi Chazan, “Israeli Women and Peace Activism,” in Calling the Equality Bluff – Women in Israel, eds. Barbara Swirski, and Marilyn P. Safir (New York: Pergamon Press, 1991), 155.

Format 3: Article from Scholarly Journal: 4+ Authors

B (3 parts): Surname, Name, Name Surname, Name Surname, and Name Surname• "Title of Article•" Title of Journal volume, no. issue number (Year): pages•

N (3 parts): Name Surname et al., "Title of Article," Title of Journal volume, no. issue number (Year): page/s.

Example 3: Makale: 1 Yazar

Zreik, Raef. “The Palestinian Question: Themes of Justice and Power. Part II: The Palestinians in Israel.” journal of Palestine Studies 33, no. 1 (2003): 42-54.

Raef Zreik, “The Palestinian Question: Themes of Justice and Power. Part II: The Palestinians in Israel,” Journal of Palestine Studies 33, no. 1 (2003): 43

Format 3: Article from scholarly journal: 1+ Authors

B (3 parts): Reviewer's Surname, Name• "Title of Review (if there is one),” Review of Title of Book, by Name of Author• Title of Journal volume, no. issue number (Year): pages•

Format 4: Web Sources: 1+ Authors

B (4/5 parts): Surname, Name• "Title of Web Page•" Publishing Organization or Name of Website in Roman Publication date and/or access date if available• URL•

Format 5: Thesis/ Dissertation: 1+ Authors

B (3/4 parts): Surname, Name• "Title of Chapter•" Thesis level, Awarding Institution, Year• URL•

Format 6: Conference Papers: 1+ Authors

B (3/4 parts): Surname, Name• "Title of Conference Paper•" Details of Conference such as Paper presented at ……….., Date• URL•

Principles as to Using Documents, Tables, Figures and Graphs:

Attachments shall be presented at the end of the text and down below shall be brief information as to the content of the document and citation for sources.

Other attachments (Table, Figure, Graphs) shall be presented as Additional Table: 1, Additional Graph: 3 and Additional Figure 7 if indicators other than the text are too many in number; attachments shall be presented after the references.

References to these attachments in the text shall absolutely be made as Additional Table: 1, Additional Graph 3 or Additional Figure 7. If citation has been made for table, figure, graph or picture, resource shall absolutely be indicated.

Journal follows Transliteration Guide of International journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES) for Ottoman Turkish, Arabic and Persian words.


The editor, referees and authors must follow the ethics developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for dealing with cases of possible scientific misconduct and breach of publication ethics.

Descriptions, Objective, Scope, and Contents

These principles are intended not only for use by authors, editors, and referee who are involved in peer review, but also for those who take responsibilities in the journal such as, editorial and scientific advisory committee members


Journal: Journal of Israeli and Judaic Studies (ISRAILIYAT);

Field: the any science field/ discipline which in the topic areas/ key areas/ subject areas/ keywords of Israel and Judaism;

Expert: person who specialized in the same expert field as the journal topic; whose teaching or research and publications are in the field of academic Jewish and Israel Studies

Member Of Editorial Boards: person who specialized in the same expert field as the journal topic by outstanding scientific works and serves in the editorial broad;

Scientific Advisory Committee: At least five faculty members who are specialized in the field and selected from different five universities;

Author: Students, faculty member or researcher who submit a article to journal in the field;

Referee: at least two anonymous faculty members who specialized by outstanding scientific works in his/her filed;

Editor: researcher who specialized in the field by outstanding scientific works and coordinate in author, reader, the editorial board and scientific advisory committee;

Article: the article submitted for publication in the journal;

Web page: webpage of the journal in the DergiPark hosting services and editorial workflow management.

Aims and Scope:

The aim of the journal is to provide an independent academic reference sources/ authority for expert in different disciplines who studies academically in the topic areas of Israel, and Judaism which are related with the Middle East Studies.

The journal places special emphasis on improving the existing connections with other disciplines and the creation of new links and aims to extend the methodologies, areas of interest and conceptual frameworks inside the field.

The journal is published biannually (June/ summer and December/ winter).

The journal is a refereed international journal.

It is online, free and open-source journal.

As an International journal, journal needs to ensure that the committees have international expertise and content is from a wide range of international authors.


It encourages work from younger scholars at the start of their academic careers, as well as welcoming contributions from established and senior scholars.

As a new journal, it is desired to become established journal overtime and make academic contribution to the field with its content. In this framework, ULAKBİM Social and Human Sciences Database (SHSD) and other indexes are desired to be members.

The journal aims the improving of communication between the author, the referee, and the advisory committee and decision maker.

Each published issue of the journal will be uploaded as a PDF file to the DergiPark if it is pressed the hardcopy of it will be sent to the authors.

Responsibilities, Ethnics, and Rules Determining the Functioning of the journal:

Responsibilities of the Editorial Boards:

To offer expertise in their specialist area, an editorial board who is primarily made up at least five experts works directly work with the Editor to ensure ongoing development of the journal.

It takes the decisions with absolute majority.

It is important that the Committee members are active in their specialist field and are therefore up to date with what is happening in research and developments in that field. He/ she decides journal policy and scope. He/ she attracts new and established authors and article submissions.

Editorial board examines the articles to the journal in terms of suitability of form and field (pre-evaluation/ pre-assessment), identifies experts in the academy (based on theses, publications and the field of expertise), and submits them to relevant referee evaluations.

It decides whether the article will be published or not according to referee decisions, and makes the ordering and list of articles to publish for those approved by the referee.

It decides on the assignment of issue/theme guest editor, book review editor, section editor, members of editorial, scientific, and ethics committee etc. He/ she decides to organize some events which promote the journal such as conference.

A new member is to be accepted to the committee. Experts who wish to be part of editorial board submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) along with an e-mail outlining their reason for the request and which roles they are interested in.

Editorial board meets twice a year in person or/and by conference call in usual circumstances.

All members of the editorial board shall be obliged to attend these meetings.

Where it is deemed necessary, scientific advisory committee must also be invited by the Editor to the meetings of the editorial board for delivering opinions. Where voting is required in the editorial board, only the members of the editorial board shall have the right to vote.

The members of the editorial board who have failed to attend the meetings of the editorial board or who have attended the meetings but hampered his duties and responsibilities their membership terminates.

The member who acts against the research ethics, his/her committee member duty in the journal shall come to an end.

To submit some of their own work for consideration, ensuring that they adhere to Conflict of Interest rules and stating their relationship to the journal. This is very important as the journal cannot be seen to publish only articles from members of the editorial board.


Referees (Reviewers) examine the articles submitted as to methodology, scope, and originality and decide whether they are appropriate for publication.

Referees must give unbiased consideration to each article submitted for consideration for publication with its academic merits, without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation.

Referees must keep the peer review process confidential; information or correspondence about an article should not be shared with anyone outside of the peer review process.

Referees should provide a constructive, comprehensive, evidenced, and appropriately substantial peer review report (Article Evaluation Form).

Referees are expected not only to mark the grading on the evaluation form, but also to detail the negative comments and state the reason. Especially referees who express a negative opinion should present to the author the lack of the study and the reasons for rejection.

Editor can interfere in the miswriting in referee reports, unfit declaration of the authors and the mistakes with the information.


Authors must confirm that their submitted article is their own original work, which does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity, and cannot be construed as plagiarizing any other published work, including their own previously published work (self- plagiarism). They should obtain permission or cite to reproduce any content from other sources.

The corresponding author must ensure all named co-authors consent to publication. All persons who have made significant scientific or literary contributions to the article submitted should be named as co-authors. The names of the individuals who contributed only certain parts should be mentioned in the list of acknowledgment.

If required, authors must facilitate access to data sets described in the article.

Studies based on part of thesis/ dissertation can be published even if the university (ProQuest, or author) makes it available for download. In such cases, the thesis is not considered to be formally published. However, if the thesis is published by a publisher it cannot be published in the journal.


An Editor’s role is vital to the success of the journal. Editor should make all reasonable effort to follow publication process of submitted articles in an efficient and timely manner.

Editor ensures coordinated working of all units of the journal by ensuring the coordination among the various committees of the journal.

Editor calls the editorial board to meet once a year in person or by conference call, except for special times, in order to make a pre-evaluation of articles to the journal. He also send invitation to the scientific advisory committee for acknowledgement.

Prepare annual activity report and report concerning the subjects discussed and decisions taken. The report shall be forwarded electronically to the members of the Editorial and Science Committee.

Editor takes up the editorial responsibilities on behalf of the editorial board.

Editor corrects the articles submitted to the journal and makes the journal ready for printing.

Editor follows up the messages received by the journal via e-mail, and perform the other routine correspondence.

Editor must issue a ‘call for articles’ a “call for reviewers”, and “e-mail list” alert to invite more contribution of articles, to develop the reviewer panelists, and to introduce the articles.


Editor is responsible for creating and updating the web page and social media account of the journal, especially twitter.

Editor should always be mindful of the number of articles in review and should encourage reviewers to speed up the process if they know the deadline is near.

On subjects where the absolute majority be ensured in the editorial board, the Editor shall give the final decision taking into account of the tendencies in the editorial board.

Editor can call the members of editorial board to assistance in extraordinary circumstances on matters related to his/her responsibilities in order prevent disruption of work.

Editor can assign any experts as an Associate Editors in assisting himself/ herself in ensuring coordination between the members of the editorial board, following up referee process of the articles, examining the referee reports and solving technical problems.


Editor appoints the members of editorial Board.

Editor-in-Chief is a person having the qualifications stated in the Press Law numbered 5187 and responsible for the fulfilment of the provisions concerning the periodicals included in this Editor-in-Chief appoints the editor/co-editors


Scientific Advisory Committee

The members of the scientific advisory committee shall be elected from the people experienced on subjects or scientific fields covered by the journal, adherent to the academic ethics and in the nature of capable of bringing the journal up to the international level. The scientific advisory committee shall consist of at least 5 Turkish and 5 foreigner university staffs.

Scientific advisory committee members’ expertise should represent the subject areas covered by the journal's aim and scope. The scientific advisory committee shall introduce advise for the development of the scientific content and quality of the journal

Scientific advisory committee members will serve a variety of functions. These may include:

acting as ambassadors for the journal;

supporting and promoting the journal;

submitting their article for publication;

reviewing submissions to the journal;

attending and contributing to editorial board meetings.

A journal's scientific advisory committee normally undergoes a partial renewal after a set period determined by the editorial board. This will involve removing some members, inviting others, and renewing some existing members for another term according to their functions. It is important when inviting a Committee member that this issue of scientific advisory committee members’ functions is included in the invitation letter to avoid any misunderstandings that can arise.

The Editor should be familiar with these experts and can invite new members from these colleagues and peers. Many of these will be authors of written books/ articles on related topics. Editors need to be very clear as to why they have chosen to invite someone to the scientific advisory committee.

These principles and guidelines are compiled by Journal’s co-editor, M Mustafa KULU. During these principles and guidelines are compiled, İGÜSBD, Nazariyat, COPE, Elsevier and other related web sources are used.