Author Guidelines

Ankara Üniversitesi SBF Dergisi includes research papers, book reviews, and commentaries that examines current events. All manuscripts sent to Ankara Üniversitesi SBF Dergisi are subject to the double blind peer review process.

The manuscripts sent to Ankara Üniversitesi SBF Dergisi should not be under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere. The length of the research papers should be between 5000-8000 words, book reviews should not be over 3000 words, and commentaries should not be over 2000 words. When manuscripts are accepted for publication, Ankara Üniversitesi SBF Dergisi keeps all the publishing rights. The Editorial Board reserves the rights for the final decision of the manuscript in terms of both content and format.

Authors should submit the manuscripts in MS Word (.docx) format via Dergi Park.

Manuscripts should be written in Times New Roman with 1.5 line spacing and a font size of 12. Footnotes can be used for explanations that cannot be included in the main text.

Manuscripts submitted to Ankara Üniversitesi SBF Dergisi should not contain any information about the authors. Authors should state their titles, institutions, communication addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) numbers in a separate document. The acknowledgement section and the information about the funding person or institutions, if any, should also be included in this separate document.

Ankara Üniversitesi SBF Dergisi publishes articles written in Turkish, English, German, and French. Regardless of the language of the article, each article should contain an abstract (150-200 words) and 5 keywords in Turkish and English. Abstracts and keywords should be included before the introduction of the article.

If the number of spelling mistakes are more than usual, the article may be desk-rejected.

The authors retain the copyrights of their published articles. Please read our open access policy here.

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to Ankara Üniversitesi SBF Dergisi will be sent to two referees after the initial evaluation by the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board will decide to accept, revise, reject, or send the manuscript to a third referee in line with the referee reports. The author will be notified of the decision as soon as possible.

If a revision is requested from the author, the manuscript must be revised within 2 months and sent to the Editorial Board.

The Editorial Board of Ankara Üniversitesi SBF Dergisi is collectively responsible for the acceptance decision of the submitted manuscripts. The Editorial Board promotes academic honesty. Read our Ethical Guidelines here

The Editorial Board reserves the right to withdraw the articles when the author violates the ethical rules during the publication process and when a high similarity rate is found in the iThenticate plagiarism prevention software scan.

Being included in the double blind peer review process does not mean a publication commitment. The Editorial Board makes the final decision even if the referee process is positive for the publication.

Responsibilities of the Editorial Board

The Editorial Board includes an editor and three co-editors. The Editorial Board ensures that the evaluation process of the submitted articles is carried out and that the journal is published at regular intervals.

The evaluation process starts with the initial review of the Editorial Board. At this stage, the first evaluation is made about whether the article is in the scope of the journal's publication areas, its suitability for international readers, and its compliance with journal publication principles.

A member of the Editorial Board or Associate Editors monitors the evaluation process of the manuscript. This stage includes an evaluation process regarding the article's suitability for peer-review. In the following stage, the peer-review process starts. Referee reports should be comprehensive and should include constructive feedback.

After both referees find the manuscript suitable for publication, format and spelling rules are examined and the preparation process for publication operates. Articles suitable for publication are included in the publication order according to the acceptance date. Authors can request information about the process at any stage.

The Editorial Board provides solutions to prevent problems that may arise during the preparation and publication of the journal.

The Editorial Board periodically calls for the meetings of Associate Editors and the Advisory Board, compiles the opinions, and supports Associate Editors and the Advisory Board in the development of the journal's publication policy.

Responsibilities of Authors

Authors should apply to our journal with their original work. Authors should not submit the same manuscript to the double blind peer review process of more than one journal at the same time. Authors may be asked to provide research data supporting their work for Editorial Board review and/or to comply with the journal's open data requirements. The Editorial Board reserves the right to withdraw the author's article until the publication decision is made, provided that it is notified to Associate Editors.

Responsibilities of Referees

Ankara Üniversitesi SBF Dergisi adheres to a double-blind peer-review process, in which identities of the author and referees are kept anonymous. Reviewers should be mindful of potential ethical issues in the manuscript and bring them to the editor's attention. This includes substantive similarity and overlap between the manuscript in the review process and any other published work that the reviewer is aware of.

Citations, Footnotes, and References

Citations within the text should be written in parentheses and References should also be arranged by using this citation system. Examples below are given to show how different sources should be written.

a) Books and articles with a single author

Citation in the text (book)

(Said, 2002: 35).

If there is more than one publication of an author in the same year

(Said, 2002a:35); (Said, 2002b:40).

Citation in the references

Said, Edward W. (1978), Orientalism (London: Pantheon Books).

Citation in the text (article)

(Waterbury, 1991: 15).

Citation in the references

Waterbury, John (1991), “Twilight of State Bourgeoisie”, International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 23 (1): 1-17.

b) Books and articles with two authors

Citation in the text (book)

(Balibar and Wallerstein, 2000: 67).

Citation in the references

Balibar, Etienne and Immanuel Wallerstein (1991), Race, Nation, Class, (London: Verso).

Citation in the text (article)

(Buğra and Keyder, 2006: 219).

Citation in the references:

Buğra, Ayşe and Çağlar Keyder (2006), “The Turkish Welfare Regime in Transformation”, Journal of European Social Policy, 16 (3): 211-228.

c) Books and Articles with more than two authors

Citation in the text (book)

(Atkinson,, 1996: 45).

Citation in the references:

Atkinson, Anthony, Joseph Stiglitz and Alan Auerbach (1996), Handbook of Public Economics (London: Cambridge University Press).

Citation in the text (article)

(Davies,, 1996: 45).

Citation in the references

Davies, James, France St-Hilaire and John Whalley (1984), “Some Calculations of Lifetime Tax Incidence”, The American Economic Review, 74 (4): 103-117.

d) Articles in edited publications

Citation in the text

(Riddell, 1994: 53).

Citation in the references:

Riddell, Peter (1994), “Major and Parliament” , Kavanagh, Dennis and Anthony Seldon (Ed.), The Major Effect (London: Macmillan): 46-63.

e) Institutional publications or publications without an author

Citation in the text

(OECD, 2010: 145).

Citation in the references

OECD (2010), World Development Report, 2009 (Paris).

f) Internet Sources

Citation in the text

(Fisk, 2010).

Citation in the references:

Fisk, Robert (2010), “An apology fatally devalued by the passage of 65 years” , (15.06.2010).

Citation in the text

(Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2010).

Citation in the references

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2010), (16.06.2010).

g) Furthermore abbreviations may be used in the citations to various official publications or legislation with long names within the text: for example, European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).

h) Footnotes should be used for explanations not for citations.