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Volume: 13 - Issue: 1, 18.05.2022

Year: 2022


Book Review


Journal of Mukaddime is a double blind peer-reviewed journal which is published every year in May and November by Mardin Artuklu University. The journal is available in online. The journal was published firstly in 2010. 

In the Mukaddime, the original works are given place which handle socio-cultural developments lived in historical process in the geography of Middle-east. With its published qualified academic contents, it aims to be one of the leading publishing items in evaluating regional developments.

In the journal, a publication policy is followed with original studies that aim to contribute to social science in the highest level focusing on a religious, philosophical, historical and socio-cultural context on the Middle East Region. Priority is given to the publication of studies that are taking original ideas into consideration and handling issues in an analytical perspective in the related areas.

In addition to this, the Journal of Mukaddime is open to all new comments, approaches and analysis of other social sciences that are connected to history, religion and sociology of the Middle East Region. In the journal, besides theoretical and analytical studies, book reviews/critiques, research notes and evaluating writings about conferences are also included. Thus, it has been aimed to be the pioneer for production of new ideas that are the reflection of the effects of mentioned views and approaches. 

In the journal APA ( 6th edition) source and reference system is used. Articles that are written in Turkish, English, Kurdish, Arabic and Persian languages are accepted. The Journal of Mukaddime is open accessed and authors and readers are not charged. Mukaddime follows the open access policy of Budapeste Open Access Initiative Please see the details 



In Mukaddime; A publication policy that prioritizes contributing to science at the highest level with original studies focusing on the philosophical, historical and socio-cultural context is followed on the Greater Middle East Region. The publication of the studies in the relevant fields, which are handled with an analytical perspective and in which original ideas are presented, are prioritized. However, the magazine; It is also open to new interpretations, approaches and analyzes developed in all other fields of social sciences in connection with history, philosophy and sociology of the region. In addition to theoretical and analytical studies, the journal includes book presentation / criticism, research notes and review articles on scientific meetings. Thus, it is aimed to lead the generation of new ideas as a reflection of the effects of these views and approaches.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal must have not been published before or be at the evaluation stage in another scientific publication. The race, gender, religious view, ethnic origin, and political orientation of the author / authors are not taken into consideration. All incoming articles are subjected to pre-evaluation according to scientific criteria by the Editorial Board before being sent to the referees. Studies that do not pass the pre-evaluation stage are returned to their authors. Studies that pass the pre-evaluation stage are sent to two referees who are experts in the subject for evaluation, using the " double blind review" method. Each referee is asked to fill in the evaluation form regarding the study or to prepare a separate report if deemed necessary. In case of disagreement between two referees, a third referee's opinion is sought. Referee reports are notified to the author (s) provided that the names of the referees are kept confidential. If one or both of the referees state that "can be published after corrections", the article is sent to the author for the necessary corrections. The article is published if a positive report is received from at least two referees. After the correction is made, it is evaluated by the referee and the Editorial Board whether the referees' warnings have been taken into account.

Publication Principles

1.         Mukaddime is an international refreed journal that is published twice in a year, in Spring and Autumn (November and May), by Social Sciences Institution of Mardin Artuklu           University.

2.         In the journal, apart from original research articles, book reviews are also published.

3.         Publication language of the journal is Turkish, Englis, Arabic and Kurdish. 

4.         It is necesaarry for the articles sent to the journal not having been published before or not to be the           evaluation process of another journal.

5.         Peer-review is defined as obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers’ expert in the field. 

6.         The articles sent to be published have to be suitable for research and publication ethics. All the articles passing pre-evaluation of editorial board will be scanned by iThenticate         program.

7.         The articles sent to Mukaddime for publication are sent to at least two anonymous referees for peer-review after being evaluated by editorial board. In case of disagreement               between these two refrees, it is consulted to a third refree. The article has to have a confirmation from at least two refrees. 

8.         Following the confirmation of the referees, the article will be taken to the proof-reading process. 

9.         The article should include all the names of the contributors, list of references, financial support.

10.       Minor corrections can be made by editorial board during publication process. 

11.       The copyright of the published articles belongs to Mukaddime. All the legal responsibilities of the articles about the content is under the responsibility of the author.

12.       The authors of the articles that decided to be published in Mukaddime will not be charged. There is no any fee for the authors for copyright.

13.       Each issue is published online as PDF at the

14.       For any questions the authors could send an email to 

15.       The owner of the Journal is on behalf of Mardin Artuklu University Social Sciences Institution, the Rector, Prof İbrahim Özcoşar. 

       16.       The journal does not charge the authors, it free and accessible on internet on

       17.       The reviewers do not not have conflict of interest, the reviewed articles are treated confidentially.

        18.       In the event that a journal’s editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the editor will deal with allegations appropriately.

        19.      The Authors have to scan their articles by using Ithenticate or Turnitin plagiarism programs. The plagiarism report has to be also submitted to Mukaddime. If the author does not have access any plagiarism programs the journal team will scan the articles for plagiarism.

       20. The articles published in Mukaddime licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 



1.         The articles must be between 5.000 – 8.000 and book evaluations must be between 1.500-2.500 words. The studies not matching this are evaluated by the editorial board.

2.         There must be two abstracts both in Turkish and in English consisting of at most 125 words and having titles and keywords sections. On the first page of the article writer’s / writers’ title, institution and address data must be added. Bibliography must be added at the end of the writing.

3.         Writings must be written withPC Microsoft Office Word (Word 97or a betterversion) or by adapting to this programme must be sent as Word and PDF formats.

4.         Page lay out; must be A4 size, margins must be 3 cm from left, 3 cm from right, 3 cm from up and 3 cm brom bottom.

5.         The text part must be written in Times New Roman type with 12 sort; titles must be bold; all the text must be written1,5 line gap, and foot note must be written in oneline gap with 10 sort. For the quotations given in the text, the foot note writing rules are used, and the quotations must be writted as narrowed from sides apart from the text.

6.         The drawings, graphics, pictures etc. must be in JPEG or GIF formats. Visual stuffand additions must be sent through e-mail if necessary.

7.         The writer/s must use APA 6 bibliography at their articles. The bibliography must be given at the end of the text in an alphabetic order.





Mardin, Ş. (2012). Jön Türklerin Siyasî Fikirleri ( İstanbul: İletişim.

Sending: (Mardin, 2012: 234)

Multi authors Book

Abisel, N., Arslan, U.T., Behçetoğulları, P., Karadoğan, A., Öztürk, S.R. & Ulusay, N. (2005). Çok Tuhaf Çok Tanıdık. İstanbul: Metis

Editorial Book

Özbek, M. (Ed.) (2005). Kamusal Alan. İstanbul: Hil.

A part in an Editorial Book

Kejanlıoğlu, B. (2005). Medya Çalışmalarında Kamusal Alan Kavramı. Meral Özbek (Ed.), Kamusal Alan içinde (s. 689-713). İstanbul: Hil.

A Book with More Than One Publication

Strunk, W. Jr. & White, E. B. (2000). The Elements of Style (4. Baskı). New York: Longman.

A Part in a Book

Hunt, Lynn. (2009). Charles Tilly’nin Kolektif Eylemi, B. Skocpol (Ed.). Tarihsel Sosyoloji içinde (ss. 270-304). İstanbul: Tarih Vakfı Yurt Yayınları.

Gönderme: (Hunt, 2009: 274)

Translated BOOK

Lewis, B. (2000). Modern Türkiye’nin Doğuşu (M. Kıratlı, Çev.). Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu.

Gönderme: (Lewis, 2000: 12)

A part Translated From a Book

Weber, M. (1958). The Protestan Ethic and The Spirit of Capitalism. T. Parsons (Çev.). New York: Charles Scribner‟s Son. (İlk baskı. 1904-1905).Gönderme: (Weber, 1904-1905/1958)

A book Only Published Electronically

O'Keefe, E. (n.d.). Egoism & the cnsts in Western values. erişim .asp litem I 135

An article

Aytaç, Ö. (2013). Kent Mekânları Kimlik/Farklılık Sorunu, İdealkent 9, 150-170. Gönderme: (Aytaç, 2013: 165)

An Electronic Article

Karakelle, S. (2012). Üstbilişsel Farkındalık, Zekâ, Problem Çözme Algısı ve Düşünme İhtiyacı Arasındaki Bağlantılar. Eğitim ve Bilim, 37(164), 237-250. 3 Aralık 2014 tarihinde adresinden erişildi.

Gönderme: (Karakelle, 2012: 240)

Multi Volume Studies

Pflanze, O. (1963-1990). Bismarc and the Development of Germany (Cilt 1-3). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Metin İçinde: (Pflanze, 1963-1990)

A single-authorArticlefrom a Journal

Aktay, Y. (1999). Aklın Sosyolojik Soykütüğü: Soy Akıldan Tarihsel ve Toplumsal Akla Doğru. Toplum ve Bilim, 82, 114-140.

A multiauthor Article from a Journal

Binark, F. M., Çelikcan, P. (1998). Mahremin Müzakereye Çağrılması ve Yıldo Örneği. Kültür ve İletişim, 1 (2), 197-214.

An Article from An Electronic Journal

Conway, P. (2003). Truth and reconciliation: The road not taken in Nambia. Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution, 5 (1). (varsa doi numarası, yoksa URL verilir. URL örneği: Kaynağa ait sayfanın adresi (URL) ya da varsa sadece doi numarası yeterlidir.

Editorial Writing Whose Author is Unknown

Editorial: "What is a disaster" and why does this question matter? [Editorial•]. (2006). Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 14, 1-2.

For Newspaper and Journal Writings Whose Author is Unknown:

The United States and the Americas: One History in Two Halves. (2003, 13 Aralık). Economist, 36. Strong afterchocks continiue in California. (2003, 26 Aralık). New York Times [Ulusal Baskı.]. s.23. Metin İçindeyse: (United States and the Americas, 2003) (Strong aftershock, 2003)

For Newspaper and Journal Writings Whose Author is Known:

Bruni, F. (2003, 26 Aralık). Pope pleads for end to terrorism and war. New York Times.


Leblebici, E. (1991). Gündelik Hayat Olaylarına İlişkin Atıfların İncelenmesi. Yayımlanmamış doktora tezi, Ege Üniversitesi, İzmir.

Gönderme: (Leblebici, 1991: 67)


Pekasil, T. (2012). Toplumsal Statü Göstergesi Olarak Dini Otorite Tipleri: Cizre Örneğinde Şeyh, Molla ve Seyyidler. Cizre 14-15 Nisan 2012 içinde (s. 141-154). İstanbul: Sanart Ajans.

Gönderme: (Pekasil, 2012: 152)


Balkans: History. (1987). Encyclopaedia Britannica içinde (15. Baskı. Cilt. 14, s. 570- 588). Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica. Metin İçindeyse: (Balkans: History, 1987)


Gerrymander. (2003). Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary (11. Baskı). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster‟s. Metin İçindeyse: (Gerrymander, 2003)


Arroyo, Gloria Macapagal. (2003). A time for Prayer. Michael Schuman ile söyleşi. Time. 28 Temmuz 2003. Erişim Tarihi 13 Ocak 2004,,8599,471205,00.html 9

TV programme

Long, T. (Yazar), ve Moore, S. D. (Yönetmen). (2002). Bart vs. Lisa vs. 3. Sınıf [Televizyon Dizisi]. B. Oakley ve J. Weinstein (Yapımcı), Simpsonlar içinde. Bölüm: 1403 F55079. Fox.Gönderme: (Simpsonlar, 2002)


Huston, J. (Yönetmen/Senaryo Yazarı). (1941). Malta Şahini [Film]. U.S.: Warner. Gönderme: (Malta Şahini, 1941)


Adams, Ansel. (1927). Monolith, the face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park [Fotoğraf]. Art Institute, Chicago. Gönderme: (Adams, 1927)

Web Pages

UNESCO. (2013). World Heritage list. UNESCO web sitesinden 10 Kasım 2015 tarihinde adresinden erişildi.

Gönderme: (UNESCO, 2015)

Author must perform the registration process before the submission of article. Please click on the Login link on the site for submitting your article. You can also read and comment on the articles in our journal.

Libraries and research centres can include our journal in their list of the electronic journals. Detailed information about ADS (Açık Dergi Sitemleri) can be found from Public Knowledge Project link.

Authors may cite their articles in this journal on their personal website or in institutional archives with the reference of this journal according to respective library rules before or after the publication process. The journal is being published in two volumes a year in the spring and fall with a intervals of six months.

This journal; adopts the principle of making scientific research available to the public for free of charge and with the idea of sharing scientific information globally by providing instant open access to its contents.

The names and e-mail addresses on the website of this journal will only be used for the purposes of Mukaddime. They will not be opened to other people in any case or used for any other purposes.

Without permission, the submitted or published articles in the journal cannot be used or published partly or completely in any other place.

The preview editing phase is aimed to scan plagiarism as well as to improve the fluency, clarity, grammar structure, word selection and appropriate format of the article. This is the last opportunity for authors to the necessary changes in their article, because, only sorting and formative corrections will be done after this stage. The file that will be primary edited can easily be edited as a word processing document since it is formatted in MS Word or .rtf file. Two approaches are proposed here for primary editing. The first is to use the "Track Changes" feature of the MS Word program. However, the author, the preview editor and the editor of the journal must be able to access the program during this process. The second proposed system is to bring individuality of the article and accepted the research work in accordance of Harvard Educational Review. By modifying these instructions, the editor of this journal can make it to its own publication style.


Preview editing systems

1. The preview editor can do the necessary changes by the "Track Changes" feature of MS Word. The "Track Changes" feature can be found under Tools in the Menu bar. The attached texts are shown as erased or coloured at the margins with different colours and with the cross lines. Preview editor can write in the brackets (3rd brackets) if they have any questions or comments to author or editor. The edited document from the preview editor will be uploaded in the system after forwarding it to the editor. The editor will check the text and send it to the author. The editor and author will approve the corrections if they agree with the changes, then they will arrange it, change it, or if necessary, they will do new change and add new comments in different colours. If there are any questions in the brackets (3rd brackets), the author and editor should answer these questions in their respective brackets. After the author and the editor review and confirm their necessary changes, the reviewed copy will be rechecked by the preview editor one more time and the text will be considered as ready for final editing and sorting.

2. Please follow the instructions below to do electronic editing on the drafted article with the Harvard Educational Review methodRespond to proposed changes -If you approve the proposed changes, change the text from bold to normal. If you do not approve the proposed changes, retype the original text and make them bold. Addition and deduction -Please make the newly added part with bold font. Please mark the text you want to delete as like as the following brackets: [text to be deleted] Please add a note to the field if you delete a sentence or more text. Example: [2 sentences have been deleted: the text that will be deleted] Commenting or answering the questions for the author Please do not change or delete the questions to the author. Leave the text in bold font. Add your comments as the answers from author [author's note:] at the end of the questions. Example: [Author’s note: The methodology discussion has been expanded as you suggested.] Making a comment Please use the Comment section to do changes on your article or reorganization as well as for major revisions. Example, [Comment: The above paragraph has been moved from page no. 5 to page no. 7] 

Note: Please use the page numbers of the printed copy to give a page number as because the page numbers may change during electronic processing. 


An example for electronic editing:

The file of the preview editor The preview editor of the journal will inscribe and edit the article in terms of fluency, clarity, grammar, word choice and then will make the questions for the author with the necessary points. The completed article with this initial preview and edits will be uploaded onto the web page of the journal. A note will also be sent to the author for reviewing the article.

Editing file from the author The author should check the editor’s reviews on the article and do necessary change before making major rearrangement to the format and structure of the completed original article. If the author finds the changes from review editing appropriate, he/she must approve the changes and answer all the questions from review editors. Authors can reject if he/she does not find the change appropriate. After doing this necessary change, author should rename the file from ‘Author’s nameQA.doc’ to ‘Author’s nameQAR.doc’ (Example:  instead of ‘LeeQA.doc’, it will be ‘LeeQAR.doc’) and should upload the file on journal’s web page. 

Final stage of preview editing The preview editor of the journal will approve author's changes and prepare the final copy integrating the answers with the text. The page editor will notify the editor for completing the format after uploading the latest edition of the article on journal web page. 

Dergiye gönderilen yazıların daha önce yayınlanmamış olması veya başka bir bilimsel yayın organında değerlendirme aşamasında bulunmaması gerekir. Tamamlanmış, online olarak erişime açık olan lisansüstü çalışmalardan (yüksek lisans ve doktora tezlerinden) doğrudan üretilen makaleler kabul edilmemektedir. Yazarın/yazarların ırkına, cinsiyetine, dinsel görüşüne, etnik kökenine, politik yönelimine bakılmaz. Gelen bütün makaleler hakemlere gönderilmeden önce Editör Kurulu tarafından bilimsel kıstaslara göre ön değerlendirmeye tabi tutulur. Ön değerlendirme aşamasını geçemeyen çalışmalar yazarlarına iade edilir. Ön değerlendirme aşamasını geçen çalışmalar ise değerlendirilmek üzere “kör hakem” yöntemiyle konunun uzmanı iki hakeme gönderilir. Her bir hakemden çalışmayla ilgili değerlendirme formunu doldurmaları veya gerekli görülmesi durumunda ayrı bir rapor hazırlamaları istenir. İki hakemin görüş ayrılığı durumunda, üçüncü bir hakemin görüşüne başvurulur. Hakemlerin isimleri gizli tutulmak kaydıyla hakem raporları yazara/yazarlara bildirilir. Hakemlerden birisi veya her ikisi, “düzeltmelerden sonra yayınlanabilir” görüşü belirtirse, gerekli düzeltmelerin yapılması için makale yazara gönderilir. Makale, en az iki hakemden olumlu rapor gelmesi halinde yayınlanır. Düzeltme yapıldıktan sonra hakemlerin uyarılarının dikkate alınıp alınmadığı hakem ve Editör Kurulu tarafından değerlendirilir. Yayınlanan yazıların dil, üslup, içerik, vb. açılardan bütün yasal ve hukuki sorumluluğu yazara aittir.

Mukaddime Dergisi'ne kabul edilen makaleler için herhangi bir ücret alınmamaktadır




ISSN: 1309-6087, e-ISSN: 2459-0711