Publication Principles


Turkish Journal of Geographical Sciences (TJOGS) is a media outlet of Ankara University Research Center of Turkish Geography (TUCAUM) and it has been published bianually as a refereed journal since 2003.


The journal contains original articles related to all fields of geography written by researchers of both the discipline of geography as well as researchers from other disciplines. The publishing policy of Turkish Journal of Geographical Sciences is to have empirical and review articles (model suggestions, literature reviews and discussions), mainly those with research and analysis based findings and gained through using recent scientific methods and techniques. Apart from the articles, the journal may also contain book reviews or critiques, some news that are related to reports on various congresses and symposiums as well as research reports.

The articles to be sent to the journal must be approved by the Editorial Board first. Additionally, the articles are published after being evaluated by at least two referees and receiving their feedback as being ‘publishable’. The articles which fail to receive the ‘publishable’ feedback from the referees or the editor cannot be published.  

It must be considered to keep the study under 25 pages in total (including the main article, references, charts/figures and photographs). The author bears full responsibility of their article which is published on the journal. When authors submit an article to the journal, they accept in advance that the study in question has not yet been published or sent to be published in another scientific media outlet. Accordingly, in order to be able to run a more effective article evaluation process and to increase the scientific quality of the journal, it is mandatory for authors to follow the stylistic features of the article. For the same reasons, it is recommended for authors to follow the structural features of the article in regards to the structure of the article.


The languages for publication are Turkish and English. The articles must have two abstracts, one of which has to be in Turkish. The articles written in Turkish must also have an abstract in English and vice versa. The articles can be published in both languages.


Turkish Journal of Geographical Sciences (TJOGS) which is published under Ankara University Research Center of Turkish Geography (TUCAUM) has been active since 2003. The journal is published biannually on the months of April and October. 


Turkish Journal of Geographical Sciences (TJOGS) does not request any fees during the transfer, evaluation and publication stages of articles. The authors are not required to pay for any transaction fees for the studies they submit to the journal.


Turkish Journal of Geographical Sciences (TJOGS) is indexed by ULAKBİM Database of Social Sciences, Social Science Research Network (SSRN), SOBIAD and DOAJ.



The authors are responsible for the ideas and suggestions as well as the credibility of sources in the articles. The authors are not paid any royalties for the articles published in the journal. By acknowledging that they waive the copyrights for their articles, the authors transfer the copyrights of their approved articles to Turkish Journal of Geographical Sciences (TJOGS). The Editorial Board is given authorization in regards to publishing the articles. On the other hand, the authors must possess the following rights:

1. All the authorized rights except for the copyright.

2. The right to reproduce the article for their own purposes except for the intention of selling it.

3. The right to use a part of or the whole article in other works they may create such as books, articles etc. under the condition that they give the Journal as a reference.


When authors submit their revised papers, they should attach a reports that have to includes the list of revisions and their responses to the reviewers.


The author(s), whose work has been approved for publication, are required to submit an extended abstract written in English between 1500-1800 words covering all the chapters of the work (introduction, method, findings and conclusion) in general.



The authors can request information as to which stage the articles they have submitted to the journal are at (stages of field editor evaluation and referee evaluation) by sending an e-mail to and asking the status of their article or –when it is absolutely necessary– by calling the administrative editor on the phone (Res. Asst. Dr. Ayla Deniz:  +90(312) 310 32 80/1207).


Open access enables the global access to knowledge. Turkish Journal of Geographical Sciences (TJOGS) adopts the open access policy.


Within the scope of open access mandate, Turkish Journal of Geographical Sciences (TJOGS) can be used, reproduced and shared under the condition that it is given credit. The official website of the journal is and the readers can access all the articles published on the journal on this website.