Volume: 18 - Issue: 71, 10/26/21

Year: 2021

Research Article

Book Review

The journal ofInternational Relations (Uluslararasi Iliskiler)which is published by the International Relations Council of Turkey(IRCT) since 2004, is a refereed academic journal with printed and on-line versions that includes articles on international relations, political history, international law, security studies, diplomacy and international political economy. It also includes a book-review section.

Uluslararasi Iliskiler aims at developing academic perspectives in International Relations and related fields. Whileit had prioritized contributing to International Relations literatüre in Turkish, it has in time moved to the idea of contributing to the global International Relations litarature through engaging theoretical and/or regional works originated in Turkey as well as globally. 

The journal ofUluslararasi Iliskiler is abstracted and indexed in the following databases and indexes:

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The journal ofInternational Relations (Uluslararasi Iliskiler)which is published by the International Relations Council of Turkey(IRCT) since 2004, is a refereed academic journal with printed and on-line versions that includes articles on international relations, political history, international law, security studies, diplomacy and international political economy. It also includes a book-review section.

1. The manuscripts should be written with Times News Roman font and 1,5 space in one of the Word programs. 12 punto for the main text, and 10 punto for the footnones should be used.

2. Maximum two-level subtitle system should be used in the manucsripts. The first subtitle should be bold, the second should be bold and italic. The subtitles should not be numbered.

3. The quotations within the text should be given in double-quotation marks; the quotations longer than 4 lines should be placed in a new paraghraph with the entire quote indented ½ inch from the left margin and should have one-spacing. The quotation should be given within single quotation mark.

4. Words used from different languages other than the manuscripts’s language should be written in italicand translation to Turkish or Englsh as appropriate should be given in parantheses at its first use. Concepts and terminology that Turkish versions are not very well known or used differently by different scholars, should include it’s original language versions within parantheses. The words that need to be highlighted within the quotations should be written in italicand should be stated in as footnote that the emphasis belongs to the author. 

5. The words that need to be highlighted within the text should not be written in italicbold, or underlined, but should be written within a single-quotation mark. 

6. The sources used while preparing the article should be cited according the Reference Guidelines provided below.

7. When a source is cited more than once, the citations after the first citation should only include the surname(s) of the author(s) and the shortened title. If the same source is cited in the footnotes following each other, “Ibid.” should be used.

 

Reference Guidelines 

Book by one author

Çağrı Erhan, Türk-Amerikan İlişkilerinin Tarihsel Kökenleri, Ankara, İmge Kitabevi, 2001, p. 55

Article by one author

Rebecca Davies, “African Diasporas, Development and the Politics of Context”, Third World Quarterly, Vol 33, No 1, 2012, p.. 91-108.

Book by two authors

Gülten Kazgan and Natalya Ulçenko, Dünden Bugüne Türkiye ve Rusya, İstanbul, Bilgi, 2003, p. 32.

Article by two authors

Thomas G. Mahnken and James R. FitzSimonds, “Revolutionary Ambivalance: Understanding Officer Attitudes Toward Transformation”, International Security, Vol 28, No 2, 2003, p. 122-135.

Book by more than two authors

Mehmet Gönlübol et al., Olaylarla Türk Dış Politikası, 1919-1995, Ankara, Siyasal Kitabevi, 1996, p. 129.

Article by more than two authors

David Dranove et al., “Is More Information Better? The Effects of ‘Report Cards’ on Health Care Providers”, Journal of Political Economy, Vol 11, No 3, 2003, p. 25.

Article in an edited book

Joseph Turow, “A Mass Communication Perspective on Entertainment Industries”, James Curan and Michael Gurevitch (eds.), Mass Media and Society, London, Edward Arnold, 1991, p. 160-167.

Translated book/article

Meltem Müftüler Baç, Türkiye ve AB: Soğuk Savaş Sonrası İlişkiler, trans. Simten Coşar, İstanbul, Alfa, 2001, p. 41.

Newspaper article

Hasan Cemal, “Fiyasko ve Çıkış Yolu”, Milliyet, 18 December 2003, p. 7.

Anonymous newspaper articles

“Başbakan Washington Yolcusu”, Cumhuriyet, 22December 2003, p. 8.

Anonymous official or private publication, reports, etc.

Enerji Teknolojileri Politikası Çalışma Grubu Raporu, Ankara, TÜBİTAK, May 1998, p. 35.

Archival documents

British Documents on Foreign Affairs, Vol. 4, Document No. 260, 7 June 1878, p. 338.

Master/PhD thesis

David Brody, Ajarian Identity and the Regime of Aslan Abashidze, Unpublished M.A. Thesis, Ankara, Bilkent University, Institute of Economics and Social Sciences, 1999, p. 48.

Electronic sources

Beril Dedeoğlu, “Değişen Dünyada Değişen Türkiye”, 10 October 2009, http://www.sde.org.tr/tr/haberler/328/degisen-dunyada-degisen-turkiye.aspx (Accessed 28 January 2017).

Personal Interview

İlber Ortaylı, İstanbul, 10 October 2017, personal interview.

PUBLICATION ETHICS

International Relations is committed to maintain the highest academic and ethical standards in line with the principles of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Journal ensures an unbiased consideration for each work submitted. This means each manuscript is judged on its merits without regard race, religion, nationality, sex, political view, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).

The Editorial Board and the editors of the Journal are obliged to ensure the confidentiality of the submitted works until they are published, except in the case of suspicion of double submission or plagiarism. In cases where the Editorial Board decide not to publish a material, it is the responsibility of the editors and the Editorial Board that no information will be disseminated to any person other than the author(s) and the manuscript will not be used by the Journal for other purposes.

Studies that violate the academic and legal criteria such as double submission, plagiarism and/or violation of copyright laws are not evaluated. If and when such violations are determined during the evaluation period, the review process is immediately stopped and the study is returned to the author(s).

The Journal adheres to double blind review process. In cases where the referee evaluations are contradictory or inadequate, the editors and/or the Editorial Board may ask for additional review(s).

The main task of the reviewers is to contribute to the editors’ decision on publishing a submitted manuscript. The reviewers are obliged to ensure the confidentiality of the submitted works during the evaluation, and they must not use the information obtained through peer review process for personal interest. The reviewers should not consider a manuscript in which they have conflict of interest with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. The reviewers should objectively and critically evaluate the work, and must avoid personal comments on the author(s).

The publication decision on submitted works are collectively taken by the Editorial Board, the Managing and Associate Editors, and the Editor-in-Chief based on the reviewer’s reports. The final decision for publishing the manuscripts that have succeeded in all evaluation processes rests with the Editorial Board of the Journal. The Journal does not have to provide a reason to the authors whose manuscripts are not published.

The authors should ensure that they have submitted entirely original works to the Journal. The authors should appropriately cite all the materials used in the work. All attempts of plagiarism are resulted in rejection of the submitted manuscript. Authors should not submit the same work or essentially the same research in more than one journal at the same time. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and would result immediate rejection.


All kinds of research carried out with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment, interview techniques, etc., and retrospective studies in accordance with the Law on the Protection of Personal Data, require permission from the ethics committee.

It is also necessary to state in the research paper that “Informed Consent Form” has been obtained in case reports, to take and state permissions from the copyright owners of formulations, surveys, photographs, etc., and to indicate that copyright regulations for the thought pieces and works of art have been complied with.

Authors are allowed to re-submit their rejected manuscripts after revising them in accordance with reviewers’ reports. The manuscripts that are judged by the Editorial Board to be not adjusted enough to address the concerns raised by the reviewer(s) are rejected. Others are accepted for the evaluation process as a new submission.

International Relations is an open access journal, which means it is free to access all manuscripts online as soon as they are published. There are no article publishing charges for the submitted works.


PUBLUCATION GUIDELINES

1. Articles submitted to the journal of Uluslararası İlişkiler (International Relations) should be original contributions that would bring about a new perspective to the studied topic, and should not be published previously or under consideration for any other publication at the same time.

2. If a submitted article is selected for publication, it’s copyright will be transferred to the International Relations Council of Turkey. Published papers can be cited by providing appropriate bibliographical information. Permissions for re-publishing any article in full-text must be sought from the Journal.

3. The submitted manuscripts can be published only after at least two positive reports by the reviewers and decisions taken by the responsible Associate Editor as well as the Editorial Board. The legal and academic responsibilities for published material belong to the author(s) for their publications. Statements of opinion appearing in the articles are solely those of the authors and do not imply endorsement by the Journal.

4. Submissions whether published or not are not returned.

5. Only the articles and book reviews submitted via filling the form on the web page of the Journal (http://www.uidergisi.com.tr/?page_id=670) are taken into consideration. The manuscripts that are directly sent to the Editors and/or to the Editorial Board members are not taken into consideration.

6. Authors are requested to read and approve the copyright contract before submitting their manuscripts.

7. Articles should be between 6000 and 8000 words including the footnotes, Turkish and English abstracts, and the bibliography. The manuscripts that are above or below the word limit will be returned to the author(s) without any evaluation.

8. Book reviews should not exceed 1.200 words. Literature reviews should be between 3.000 and 5.000 words. The manuscripts that are above or below 10% of the word limits are returned to the author(s) without any evaluation. Please find the details in the book review guidelines.

9. The articles should include Turkish and English abstracts and keywords. Each abstract should be approximately 100 words. Turkish and English keywords should not exceed words each.

10. All the articles published in the Journal should indicate whether the approval of an ethics committee and/or legal/special permission is needed. If it is necessary to obtain such permits, the institution, date, and decision or serial number of the permission should be clearly stated.

International Relations is an open access journal, which means it is free to access all manuscripts online as soon as they are published. There are no article publishing charges for the submitted works.