Lectio Socialis started to be published in September 2017 as a printed and electronic journal in the fieals of social sciences and humanities, with 2602-2524 ISSN (print) and 2602-2443 e-ISSN. The journal was published by a Turkish NGO, the Association of Istanbul Hope Movement (İstanbul Umut Hareketi Derneği), between 2017 and 2022. As of 2019, Lectio Socialis gained international status by inviting academics around the globe not only as board members but also as area editors. In 2022, the NGO transferred the publishing rights of the journal to the founding editor-in-chief Assoc. Prof. Emrah Konuralp. Thus, Konuralp became both the publisher and the editor-in-chief of Lectio Socialis. This step strenghthed the editorial independence of the journal. When Konuralp became the journal's publisher, it started to be published exclusively as an electronic journal, and the print-ISSN (2602-2524) was closed as of 28 March 2022.

The change of publisher also has been reflecting positively on the global credibility of Lectio Socialis since the journal, which continues to be biannually published with an average of ten articles in a year, attaches great importance to internationalisation in terms of editorship, refereeing, board membership and authorship. As of 2023, 62 studies of 61 authors, including one book review, six review articles, and 55 research articles, were published in the journal. Seven of the 17 authors in the last three issues of the magazine were from Turkey, and ten were from other countries.

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.

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