The Journal of Humanity and Society (JHS) (TR: İnsan & Toplum Dergisi) was founded in 2011. It is a quarterly, peer-reviewed academic journal publishing articles in both English and Turkish.
JHS was motivated by the aim to begin publishing articles and so help remedy two specific deficiencies perceived within the academic publishing world. Academic writers seemed to have begun confining themselves within their own discipline, thereby completely cutting themselves off from society as a whole. What is more, this confinement within academic fields meant that both inter-disciplinary communication and mutual benefit appeared to have decreased to a negligible level.
JHS decided to focus on publishing those original works relative to both society and individuals, hence the name “Humanity and Society” Although JHS remains open to all works pertaining to religion and the humanities, priority is given to those works seeking to transcend the “narrowistic” mindset so prevalent in today’s academic world. As such, JHS specifically looks for authors who proficiently make use of both their own area of expertise as well as the methods and hypotheses of other disciplines in their writings.
Although JHS makes academic articles its main focus, precedence is given specifically to research articles and policy making papers. Also, JHS’s mission means that articles must additionally build relations between different approaches from both intra- and interdisciplinary perspectives.
The submission of an article implies that the work has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
All data relating to the article must be made available in Supplementary files or deposited in external repositories and it must be submitted if it is requested.
Changes to Authorship
JHS accepts the add and drop or rearrangement of author names in an accepted manuscript before publication. Before the accepted manuscript is published, requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal Secretary by the corresponding author. This request must include:
The reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and
Written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.
Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal Secretary to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that: (1) the Journal Secretary will inform the Journal Editors of any such requests and (2) the publication of the accepted manuscript in an issue will be suspended until authorship has been agreed. After the manuscript is published any requests to add, drop or rearrange author names will not be taken into consideration.
Authors should add their papers a confirmation of copyright of the article submitted to JHS, a sample is shown below.
“The attached article(s), whose writer(s) and title(s) are clearly indicated below, has/have been sent for your consideration to be published in JHS. The article(s) has/have yet to be published anywhere else, nor has/have the article(s) been sent to another journal for consideration. In the case that any or all of the article be accepted for publication, we affirm that all publishing rights shall belong permanently to JHS for each accepted article.
As the writer(s) whose signature(s) appear below, I/we accept all the conditions found in the Author Guidelines section and affirm that the below article(s) has/have been written in accordance to the ethical rules stated therein. I/we furthermore affirm that all accompanying articles are original works, that all articles are accompanied with their original copyright forms, that the writer(s) transfere/s all editing rights to the Publications Board for the JHS, and that all copyrights, including registered copyrights, shall be transferred to the JHS upon acceptance.”
JHS does not charge any submission or publication fees from authors. Authors are only responsible for proofreading services of the articles as this service is obtained from an outside expert. However, it is also appropriate to provide proofreading services from experts preferred by the author.