Submission Guidelines
Peer Review Policy

Alternatives Journal adheres to a double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. 

New User Account 

Please log onto the website. If you are a new user, you will first need to create an account. Follow the instructions and please ensure you enter a current and valid e-mail address. Creating your account is a single-step process that takes a matter of minutes to complete. 
Full instructions for uploading the manuscript are provided on the Alternatives Journal website.

Manuscript Style      

File Types 

Only electronic files in conformity with the Journals guidelines will be accepted. Formats for the text and tables of your manuscript should be in Word DOC. 

Reference Style 
Alternatives Journal operates a Chicago reference style. Please use the link http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html  to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style. 

Manuscript Preparation 
The text should be single-spaced and with  2,5cm margins for all sides. The font of the text should be Times New Roman and the size of the body text should be 11 points. Please Use Endnotes- instead of Footnotes- which is Times New Roman and 10 point size like quotations. Abstracts should be between 200-400 words and should be written with italic, 10 point Times New Roman.  There should not be paragraph indentation after titles. Besides, paragraph indentation and also quotation indentation (both for left and right side) should be 1,25 cm.

Your Title, Keywords And Abstracts: Helping Readers Find Your Article Online 
The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article.

Corresponding Author Contact Details 
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone number. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review. 

Further Information 
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information about the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the editorial office at the following e-mail addresses:  ahmetsafa22@hotmail.com or pinarsince@gmail.com

Mailing Address:  Yalova University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Merkez Yerleske. Cinarcik Yolu, Yalova 77250 Turkey (TR)

The aim of Alternatives is to publish high quality scholarly research on international political, social, economic and legal issues. The journal publishes two types of articles: “essays” and “articles”. “Essays” are extended opinion pieces on a current topic of major interest, and are succinct with a clear line of argument. “Articles” are traditional scholarly articles. The journal also publishes research notes, book reviews, review essays, notes. Alternatives features a lively exchange of views and therefore publishes critical comments and responses as well. Alternatives aims to provide a major platform for the study of non-western approaches in the discipline. Alternatives is open to any contribution from different “worlds” in the context of breaking down the barriers between the worlds of academia, journalism, government and business. The journal holds the copyright of the articles published and encourages the reproduction of the articles in scholarly journals with proper credit to the journal.

Alternatives is subject to peer-reviewed Journal indexed by the following databases and indexes: Current Contents of Periodicals on the Middle East, OCLC Public Affairs Information Service, CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Academic Search Premier, Index Islamicus, Sociological Abstracts, Social Services Abstracts, Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, CIAO, EBSCO, DOAJ.

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