Writing Rules

Prepare your article according to the following templates:

Click for the single-author article writing template.
Click for the article writing template with two or more authors.
Click for the book review template.

Please click to see citation and references rules.

Manuscripts submitted for consideration by the Journal must follow the style given below;

  • The manuscripts should not be submitted simultaneously to any other publication, nor may they have been previously published elsewhere, in Turkish or English.
  • Articles submitted to the journal of Turkish Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, should be original contributions and should not be published previously or should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. 
  • If another version of the paper is under consideration by any other publication, or has been, or will be published elsewhere, authors should inform the journal editors at the time of submission.
  • Articles should be between 6,000-10,000 words, including the extended abstract, footnotes, and references. Book reviews should be between 750-1,500 words.
  • Articles should include Turkish and English max. 200 words abstract and minimum 3, maximum 5 keywords in both languages.
  • If research articles are written in Turkish, an extended English abstract must be included immediately before the references. The extended abstract should adhere to the formatting guidelines of the article and be between 600-750 words.
  • All quotation are preferred as “APA 7” in our journal.


  • Papers should be written in a considerable level of academic Turkish or English.
  • Manuscripts should be typed using Microsoft Word document file, in Cambria font. 12 font size should be used within text.
  • If needed, endnotes should be written in Cambria font, 10 font size and 1 line spacing, just before the references.
  • Section Headings: The section headings should be written in Cambria Bold and 12 font size. Only the first letter of each word in the first heading should be capitalized. The first heading should be left-aligned and written in bold.
  • Sub-section headings: The sub-section headings should be written in Cambria Bold and 11 font size. Only the first letter of first word in the sub-section headings should be capitalized. All other words should be written in lowercase. Sub-section headings should be left-aligned and written in bold.
  • If there are any tables, graphs and figures, they have to be included in the submitted main text file. 
  • The tables, graphs and figures should be numbered consecutively for each and should match the same numbering used in the text.
  • For detailed information on the use of tables, figures or images, please see the manuscript format.


Manuscripts must be submitted via submission page.

NoteNote: If you encounter any problems when writing citations or references, the data on the APA 7 web page should be taken as basis.

Author Guidelines
Academic impartiality and scientific quality are important criteria in the evaluation of articles submitted for publication. Therefore, the recommendations of the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) and the International Standards for Editors and Authors of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) should be taken into account in scientific articles submitted to the TJMES journal.

General Information

  • Turkish Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (TJMES) is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality articles on social sciences.
  • TJMES is a journal published twice a year in June and December.
  • One article per year of each author is published.
  • The language of the articles can be English or Turkish.
  • The percentage of similarity in articles should be less than 20% excluding references.
  • Article applications are not accepted via e-mail.
  • The referee process is not initiated for articles that do not comply with the writing rules of the journal, without notes, references, preface or abstract. The Editorial Board may take a decision for special cases. 
  • Manuscripts to be published must be sent via the “Submit Article” page. 

NOTE: If any editor sends an article to the TJMES, the editor's access to the editorial panel is prevented. The editor follows all processes as a writer. After the process is completed, the editorial authority is given to him again.

REQUIRED files to be uploaded when submitting an article:

  1. WORD document of the article prepared by considering the spelling rules (Author(s) information, name and surname, Orcid(s), responsible author, e-mail(s) must be found.)
  2. WORD document of the article prepared considering the spelling rules (There should be no information belonging to the authors. This file will be sent to the referees in accordance with the double-blind refereeing policy.)
  3. Copyright Agreement and Author Acceptance Form

Non-essential files that must be uploaded when submitting an article:

  1. It is recommended to upload a plagiarism report to the system.
  2. If necessary for the study, the approved version of the Ethics Committee Permit must be uploaded to the system. In addition, this approval (name of the board, date and number) should be stated in the "Article Information Form" at the end of the study and in the method section. Ethics committee permission is requested for all kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from the participants by using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, and interview techniques, regardless of when the study was conducted.

Last Update Time: 6/29/24, 1:36:33 PM

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