Author Guidelines

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 should be written according to the following formatting style guidelines:

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

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

3.          Peer Reviewed Articles:

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

b.          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:

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

d. 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.

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

5.          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.

6.          The authors are responsible from the contends of the articles published in the journal and do not represent the official views of the journal.

7.          If requested, revisions on the articles should be sent to the editor within a month.

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

9.          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.

10.       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

11.       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.

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

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

14.       The body text of the articles should be written in 12 pt. Times New Roman, with 1.5 space, justified to the left. The footnotes should be consecutively numbered, single-spaced, and written in 10 pts. Times New Roman. Quotations longer than 40 words should be without quotation marks, single-spaced, and indented from the left.

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

16.       The headings and subheadings should be written in Headline-style Capitalization.

17.       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 and Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn etc). Footnotes for other explanations must be provided both in the text and down the page in numbers.

18.       At the beginning of the articles written in Turkish and English, abstracts in Turkish and English (not exceeding 250 words) along with five keywords.

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

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

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

22.       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

23.       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 References and Citations:

24.       Documentation style in formatting, citation and reference should be given according to international standards (APA, MLA, AIP, NLM, AMA, ACS etc.). There are no strict requirements on reference formatting at submission. References can be in any style or format as long as the style is consistent. Where applicable, author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter /article title, year of publication, volume number and the pagination must be present.

25.       Journal of Israeli and Judaic Studies accepts optionally 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

26.       Citations (notes) may be placed at the bottom of the pages of your article. References (bibliography) may be placed after the conclusion of article.

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

28.       Full publication information of the source may be shown when it appears for the first time in the text, then abbreviations like ibid in italic should 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 may be used. In the case of references with more than one author, all authors may be written at the first instance and given in the shortened style afterwards.

29.       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 provides detailed formatting instructions at that time.

Principles as to Writing Bibliography:

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

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

32.       Exact page numbers of the articles should be specified.

33.       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.

34.       In CMS, there are three basic sources: book, chapter (in edited book) and article (in journal). Citation ellements in book and article consist of three parts, 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 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. While bold ones must be written exactly the same, for others appropriate information should be written.

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

Format 1: Book: 1 author

B (3): Surname, Name1 Title of Book2 Location: Publisher, Year•.

N (3): 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: Chapter: 3+ Authors

B (4): Surname, Name, Name Surname, and Name Surname• "Title of Chapter•" In4 Title of Book, edited by Name Surname, pages• Location: Publisher, Year•

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

Example 2: Bölüm: 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): Surname, Name, Name Surname, Name Surname, and Name Surname• "Title of Article5•" Title of journal volume, no. issue number (Year): pages•

N (3): 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.

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

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

37.       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.

38.       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.

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