Volume: 10 - Issue: 2, 6/15/20

Year: 2020

Research Articles


Book Reviews

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 Journal of Human & Society (JHS) is a peer reviewed quarterly academic journal publishing articles in both English and Turkish.
  • In order to gain acceptance, all articles submitted to JHS for evaluation must have never been previously published.
  • Submissions are first reviewed by the editorial board. If an article satisfies the necessary conditions of style and content, reviewers will then proceed to evaluate its suitability for publication.
  • All articles undergo evaluation by two anonymous reviewers. If necessary, the article may be sent to a third reviewer for further assessment. The publication of an article depends upon the approval of these reviewers. Authors must provide the necessary corrections demanded by reviewers.
  • In general, any submitted work should provide the following formatting conditions.
  • Articles must be between 5,000 and 8,000 words.
  • They should be written in MS Word Processor in normal margins and Times New Roman, 10-pt, space 1.5 lines, aligned left.
  • Tables, figures, pictures, and graphs should fit the journal page. If needed, they may be written in a smaller font size and their text may be single spaced.
  • Tables and graphs should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables does not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.
  • Author and article information should be filled in completely on the form in the system. The article should not contain any information about the author.
  • The study must include the following sections:
  • A Turkish title and abstract between 150 and 200 words including 5-8 keywords.
  • An English title and abstract between 150 and 200 words including 5-8 keywords.
  • The extended summary in English should be added for the articles in Turkish. This extended summary should be between 1,000-1.500 words, including the English title, sub-topics of the article, and all references. This section may be sent after the study has been accepted for publication.
  • JHS uses APA Style 7th Edition in references. The writing rules and format specified by the Publication Manual of American Psychological Association [APA], published by American Psychological Association, are to be followed both in text citations and bibliography.
  • Articles should be submitted using the online submission system to initiate the editing process. An automatic confirmation e-mail will be sent after submission. If you do not receive this e-mail, please contact us via e-mail with editor@insanvetoplum.org.
  • Book/Ebook References
    Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000168-000
    Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.
    Svendsen, S., & Løber, L. (2020). The big picture/Academic writing: The one-hour guide (3rd digital ed.). Hans Reitzel Forlag.
    In-text Citation:
    • (Jackson, 2019; Sapolsky, 2017; Svendsen & Løber, 2020)
    • Jackson (2019), Sapolsky (2017), and Svendsen and Løber (2020)
  • Whole Edited Book
    Hygum, E., & Pedersen, P. M. (Eds.). (2010). Early childhood education: Values and practices in Denmark. Hans Reitzels Forlag. https://earlychildhoodeducation.digi.hansreitzel.dk/
    Kesharwani, P. (Ed.). (2020). Nanotechnology based approaches for tuberculosis treatment. Academic Press.
    Torino, G. C., Rivera, D. P., Capodilupo, C. M., Nadal, K. L., & Sue, D. W. (Eds.). (2019). Microaggression theory: Influence and implications. John Wiley & Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119466642
    In-text Citation:
    • (Hygum & Pedersen, 2010; Kesharwani, 2020; Torino et al., 2019)
    • Hygum and Pedersen (2010), Kesharwani (2020), and Torino et al. (2019)
  • Journal Article References
    Jerrentrup, A., Mueller, T., Glowalla, U., Herder, M., Henrichs, N., Neubauer, A., & Schaefer, J. R. (2018). Teaching medicine with the help of “Dr. House.” PLoS ONE, 13(3), Article e0193972. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0193972
    In-text Citation:
    • (Jerrentrup et al., 2018)
    • Narrative citation: Jerrentrup et al. (2018)
  • Published/Unpublished Dissertation or Thesis References
    Kabir, J. M. (2016). Factors influencing customer satisfaction at a fast food hamburger chain: The relationship between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty (Publication No. 10169573) [Doctoral dissertation, Wilmington University].
    Miranda, C. (2019). Exploring the lived experiences of foster youth who obtained graduate level degrees: Self-efficacy, resilience, and the impact on identity development (Publication No. 27542827) [Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University]. PQDT Open. https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/doc/2309521814.html?FMT=AI
    Harris, L. (2014). Instructional leadership perceptions and practices of elementary school leaders [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University of Virginia.
  • To review the APA 7 referencing guide in detail: https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples

  • Articles should be submitted using the online submission system ( https://iys.ilke.org.tr/signup/ivt ) to initiate the editing process. An automatic confirmation e-mail will be sent after submission. If you do not receive this e-mail, please contact us via e-mail with editor@insanvetoplum.org.
  • The journal does not demand any article processing or submission charges from authors.

Submission Declaration
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.

Disclosing Data
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.