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Volume: 23 - Issue: 2

Year: 2021


Book Introduction

Issue Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. M. Kemal AYDIN Sakarya Üniversitesi
Econometrics, Applied Microeconometrics, Economics History, Political Economy
International Relations, European and Region Studies, Regional Studies, Turkish World Studies, International Security, International Politics, Dispute Resolution
Behavioural Economy, Social Policy, Labor Economics and Industrial Relations
Behavioural Economy, Social Policy, Labor Economics and Industrial Relations

The aim of Bilgi Social Sciences Journal -Bilgi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi- presents various and new ideas, methods, and data in social sciences. The journal would share them with the public in the most understandable way. In this context, the journal aims to contribute to the society outside of the academy or its level as a training tool. Finally, the journal aims to contribute to the development of science at national and international level by creating a platform where scientific studies can be published.

Bilgi Social Sciences Journal, which has been published for nearly twenty years, is a peer-reviewed journal and covers many areas of social sciences. Papers are examined by two referees. The journal, which focuses on theoretical, historical and policy-oriented articles, publishes articles in the following areas: International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Political Economy. The journal is published twice a year and has a book review section as well as articles.

In the journal:
    - Research articles based on theoretical and empirical methods,
    - Studies such as research notes, comments, short evaluation, and preliminary results        are published with short and long text lengths,
    - Articles can be written in English or Turkish.

1. Article Submission Guide

Please read the following information before uploading the article to Bilgi Dergisi and make sure it is not missing”;

    1. The type of the article (Original research, Research Note, Comment, Preliminary Results, Book Review and Criticism, Database Criticism),

    2. Information that it has not been sent to another journal,

    3. Word or page count limit check (Maximum 10,000 words or 20-25 pages),

    4. Relationship with a sponsor or a commercial company (if any),

    5. The bibliography and in-text reference system is created in accordance with APA6,

    6. It was checked in terms of Turkish / English grammar,

    7. Examining journal policies and statistics,

    8. Plagiarism report should be provided. In this respect, the following programs can be used as an example for the authors' plagiarism examination;,

(Information accepts studies with a plagiarism rate of maximum 15%. Also, it is not possible to accept a study with a similarity rate of more than 3% from a single source.)

    9. If an ethic committee report is required, it should be uploaded with the article.

2. Files to be Uploaded (Separately) in the Application

    1. Bilgi Author Information Template File (Article Title, Author Name, Affiliation Information, Address and Contact Details),

    2. Bilgi Journal Main Text Template File (Article Title, Abstract, Text, Tables, Figures, Bibliography),

    3. Plagiarism Report (Display rate page and attachments),

    4. Ethic Committee Report (It should be uploaded for studies requiring ethics committee approval.).

    5. Cover letter    

3. File Details to be Uploaded (Separately) in the Application

Author Information Template File should contain the following elements;

    1. Author/authors name, surname, titles and institutions they are affiliated with (department information should be included after the university and faculty / institute information),

    2. Author/authors E-mail address,

    3. Corresponding author's full correspondence address, work or GSM contact number,

    4. Author / s ORCID number.

The Article Main Text File should contain the following elements;

    1. Turkish and English title,

    2. Turkish and English abstracts in the range of 150-250 words,

    3. Keywords, at least 3, at most 5 (Turkish and English),

    4. Thank You Note (if any),

    5. Bibliography,

    6. Tables-Pictures, Figures (with title, description and subtitles).

4. Application to the journal, evaluation, publication process and information are made through the address in the TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM DergiPark system. The work to be uploaded during the application process must comply with the principles stated in the Article Writing Rules, the terms of the form, the citation procedure and the spelling rules of the language in which it is written.

5. Please click to access the training video prepared by DergiPark for current article submission. For information about the article submission process, see.

2. Writing Rules

1. The texts sent for publication should be scientific and original studies in Turkish or English in the field of social sciences in general, with priority on economics, politics, sociology, history and philosophy.

2. Your work must not have been published elsewhere and submitted for publication. The incoming text is presented to the referee after the first evaluation made by the editors. After making corrections, if necessary, according to the referee reports, the editorial board decides whether the studies will be published or not. This decision is subsequently notified to the author (s). Studies submitted to the journal must comply with Research and Publication Ethics. Bilgi Journal considers the text of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) International Standards for Editors and Authors.

3. Studies requiring correction must be corrected and sent within one month at the latest. Late studies are held to be published in the next issue of the journal.

4. All studies deemed appropriate or not deemed suitable for publication will not be returned. Only the author (s) of the study are informed. No copyright is paid to the author (s) for the works.

5. Studies presented to scientific congresses and symposiums and translations can be published.

6. The author (s) should provide the title, institution, communication address, telephone number and e-mail address with the work.

7. The text of the work should be in A5 format, with 1,2 line spacing and a Times New Roman font with 12 font size, Times New Roman 10 font in footnotes and Times New Roman 11 font in bibliography.

The page formatting should be:

Top 1.75
Bottom 0.50
Left 1.50
Right 1.50

8. Citations should be made in parentheses in the text:

................ (Wallerstein, 2000: 195).

Polanyi (2000: 142) ................. ileri sürmektedir.

If the cited source is the article, there is no need to specify the page number:

..................... (Insel, 1991).

▪ If more than one source is cited in the same context:

................ (Sonmez, 1998: 518; Kazgan, 1997: 122).

▪ If the cited work has two authors:

................ (Weis and Hobson, 1999: 185)

▪ If the cited study was conducted by more than two authors:

................ (Amin et al., 1994: 272).

9. All cited studies should be listed in alphabetical order under the title of Bibliography at the end of the text.

For the book:

Âmin, Samir et al. (1994), Low-Density Democracy: New World Order and Political Powers Translation: Ahmet Fethi, Istanbul: Alan Publishing.

Kazgan, Gülten (1997), Globalization and New Economic Order, Istanbul: Golden Books.

Sönmez, Sinan (1998), Transformation in the World Economy: From Colonialism to Globalization, Ankara: Image.

Wallerstein, Immanuel (2000), The End of the World We Know. Translation: Tuncay Birkan, Istanbul: Metis.

Weis L. and J. M. Hobson (1999), States and Economic Development: A Comparative Historical Analysis Translation: Kıvanç Dündar, Ankara: Dost.

For an article or chapter in a compiled / edited book:

Archer, M. (1990), "Human Agency and Social Structure: A Critique of Giddens" (eds.) D. Held and JB Thompson (1990), Social Theory of Modern Societies: Anthony Giddens and his Critiques, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.73-84.

Öniş, Zia (2003), "neo-liberal globalization Limits: Argentina crisis in terms of Turkey and the IMF A Comparative Perspective" [(eds.) AH Kose et al (2003), Economic Development, Crises and Stabilization, Istanbul: Contact] in: 505-532.

For an article published in the journal:

Insel, Ahmet (1991), “Economic Development as a Political Process”, Birikim (January 1991), 21: 12-23.

Aydin, Mustafa Kemal and Beşball Review of Sinem (2018), "An Evaluation of Turkey's Current Account Deficit Problem", Information (Summer 2018), 20 (1): 1-14.

For unpublished theses:

Hanedar, Avni Önder (2013), Three Essays on the economy of the Late Ottoman Empire (Unpublished PhD Thesis). Essex University Department of Economics.

Gezen, Mahir (2010), 1990 After Turkey's macroeconomic balance of experienced Financial Crisis Impacts on the period (Unpublished Master Thesis), Ankara University Institute of Social Sciences, Economics Department.

10. The "abstract" and "key words" of the study should be written separately in English and Turkish.

11. Footnote information should be given in numerical order in the text.

For authors;

It is the author's responsibility to ensure that the submitted article contributes to academic fields.
Studies must be original and based on research.
Although the plagiarism screening will be done by the journal, the results of plagiarism, which is an academic dishonor, will be directed entirely to the author.
The article should not be submitted to different journals at the same time and it should not have been sent to another journal before.
It should be ensured that other authors whose names will be written in the article contribute to the research. It is against the ethics of science to show people who have no academic contribution as additional authors or to rank authors with non-scientific criteria such as title, age and gender, regardless of the order of contribution.
It is assumed that the authors who submit articles to the journal have read and accepted the publication and writing principles of the journal, and the authors are deemed to have committed to what is expected of them in these principles.
Citations and references should be complete.
Authors should consider the Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive, which is also specified by the Higher Education Council.

For referees;

Referees should act with the awareness that they are the most basic determinant of the academic quality of the article to be published in the journal and evaluate them with the responsibility of increasing academic quality.
Reviewers should only accept peer-review of articles that they have the expertise to make an appropriate review, can respect blind review confidentiality, and keep the details of the article confidential in any way.
After the article review process, any information about the article reviewed should not be shared with others in any way.
Referees should only evaluate the accuracy of the content of the articles and their compliance with academic criteria. The fact that the opinions expressed in the article differ from those of the referee should not affect the evaluation.
Referee reports should be objective and measured. Insulting, derogatory and accusatory statements should be avoided.
Referees should avoid superficial and ambiguous statements in evaluation reports. In the evaluations with negative results, the missing and defective points on which the result is based should be shown in a concrete way.
Referees should evaluate the articles within the time given to them. If they are not going to make an assessment, they should report it to the journal within a reasonable time.

For editors;

Editors should accept articles that contribute to the relevant fields specified in the journal policy into the evaluation process.
Editors should not have any conflict of interest / relationship with accepted or rejected articles.
Editors have full responsibility and authority to accept or reject an article.
It is the editors' responsibility to keep the names of referees and authors mutually confidential.
Editors should make the necessary effort to prevent plagiarism screening of articles submitted for publication and thus academic dishonor.
It is the editors' duty to complete the pre-examination, refereeing, editing and publishing processes of the articles submitted to the journal in a timely and healthy manner.
Editors should prioritize academic concerns and criteria when accepting articles to the journal.

Publication Policy

1) Bilgi Journal of Social Sciences is a refereed and academic journal that publishes studies in the basic field of social, humanities and administrative sciences.
2) Journal of Academic Reviews is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal published twice a year (May and November).
3) The language of the journal is Turkish and English.
4) Articles to be published in the journal should be original and academic studies prepared using research methods suitable for their fields. In addition, translations, book promotion, criticism and reviews that contribute to the scientific field are also accepted.
5) Articles submitted to be published in our journal should be sent together with the similarity control software intihalnet and i-thenticate reports. Studies with a similarity rate of more than 15% and a similarity rate of more than 3% from a single source are not included in the referee process.
6) Studies submitted to the journal should not have been published elsewhere or sent for publication.
7) In studies requiring the approval of the ethics committee, it should be assumed that the permissions have been obtained and “information about the permission should be included in the article”. In the articles sent from 01.02.2021, the ethics committee permission should be obtained for the following situations and added to the article.

Researchers requiring Ethic Committee permission are as follows:

• All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using questionnaire, interview, focus group study, observation, experiment, interview techniques.
• Use of humans and animals (including material / data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
• Clinical trials on humans,
• Research on animals,
Retrospective studies in accordance with the law on protection of personal data,


• Stating that "informed consent form" was obtained in case presentations,
• Obtaining and indicating permission from the owners for the use of scales, surveys and photographs belonging to others,
• Stating that copyright regulations are complied with for the intellectual and artistic works used.

8) Submitted articles are primarily examined in terms of form. Manuscripts that are found not to comply with the principles of publication and writing are returned to the author for necessary corrections without being subjected to content review.
9) The articles sent to the journal for publication are sent to the referees who are experts in the subject determined by the editorial board after preliminary examination. With two positive referee reports, it is decided to publish the manuscript and the number of publication is notified to the owner of the study. If the two referees give negative opinions, the article is not published. When there are positive and negative referee reports for the same article, the decision about the article is made by the Editorial Board, taking into account the content of the reports.
10) If the opinion of the manuscripts decided to be published is "published after corrections" in the referee reports, the manuscript is returned to the author for necessary corrections. The author makes the corrections in a different color. After the corrections, it is checked whether the referee warnings are taken into account or not and the article is re-evaluated.
11) Whether the articles sent to the journal will be published or not is decided within three months at the latest and the owner of the work is informed.
12) At most one work of the same author (copyright or translation) can be published.
13) No royalty fee is paid to the author for published articles.
14) All scientific and legal responsibilities of the published work belong to the author or authors.
15) Attention will be paid to the diversity of institutions, members and authors in the articles and boards to be published.
16) All content of Bilgi is offered to users free of charge in an “open access” manner. There is no application fee and no fee is charged for any process.

There is no publishing and submitting fee.

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