Aim & Scope

Lectio Socialis, a distinguished journal in the realm of social sciences and humanities, is committed to fostering a dynamic and autonomous platform where scholars and researchers hailing from diverse corners of the world can disseminate their scholarly works in English or Turkish. Our primary objectives encompass a multifaceted spectrum.

Firstly, the journal is steadfast in its dedication to amplifying scholarly discourse and promoting intellectual exchange on a range of critical topics. These subjects encompass, but are not limited to, the crucial issues surrounding gender disparities, mainly focusing on the pervasive problem of violence against women. Furthermore, the journal is resolutely committed to shedding light on pressing global concerns, such as the imperative battle against climate change.

A second cardinal objective of Lectio Socialis is to illuminate the intricate interplay between economic, political, and societal dynamics that underscore multifarious challenges. This extends to comprehensive examinations of poverty, deprivation, inequality, and the fundamental pursuit of social justice. Notably, our journal holds studies that incorporate a perceptive and incisive political economy framework in high regard.

In line with our overarching aims, Lectio Socialis stands as a beacon for rigorous scholarship that augments understanding and galvanizes meaningful action. Through our commitment to excellence, we strive to contribute significantly to the advancement of "emancipatory" social sciences and humanities on a global scale. In this respect, we highlight the focus on social sciences as a vehicle for liberation, empowerment, and transformative change within the context of challenging and overcoming the constraints of the economic structure. This signals a commitment to breaking free from oppressive systems and fostering a more just and equitable society. 

Lectio Socialis invites a diverse range of scholarly contributions within its clearly defined scope. Our primary focus lies on original scientific research and review studies conducted within the social science disciplines. Specifically, these encompass Political Science, Public Administration, International Relations, and Economics.

Moreover, our scope extends to embrace interdisciplinary studies, particularly those that bridge the gap between social sciences and humanities, including subjects like History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology, when closely intertwined with social science themes.

We appreciate the academic significance of research presented at congresses and, as such, we accept submissions of studies whose abstracts have previously been disseminated in such forums. In alignment with our commitment to fostering scholarly excellence, we prioritize research articles written in English, which exhibit a comprehensive and meticulous analysis, employing both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

We also provide the opportunity for studies derived from master's theses or doctoral dissertations to be considered for publication. While submissions falling under this category are indeed welcome, we also value a wide array of scholarly contributions from various sources. To ensure the originality and unique contribution of content, submitted works should not have been previously published nor currently under review by another journal.

In addition to original research articles and review papers, Lectio Socialis offers a platform for diverse content, including translations of articles, enlightening book reviews, and engaging interviews with esteemed scholars, all of which will be thoughtfully included when deemed appropriate.

By adhering to these distinct parameters, Lectio Socialis maintains its commitment to enriching scholarly discourse within the fields of social sciences and humanities.

Period Months
January July

Lectio Socialis is an international peer-reviewed journal on social sciences, humanities and arts. The journal welcomes articles mainly from the disciplines of economics; political science; public administration; business administration; international relations; urban planning; sociology; psychology; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; anthropology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts. The major objective of Lectio Socialis is to maintain a vibrant and independent environment for scholars and researchers from different regions of the globe.

Creative Commons License
Lectio Socialis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.