Submissions

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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Originality: This article has not been previously published elsewhere, nor has it been sent to any other publisher for publication.
  • Language: Manuscript is prepared in Turkish or English language. The text was checked for grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and punctuation.
  • File Format: The manuscript has been written in Microsoft Word format and does not exceed 8 MB in size.
  • Article Length: Article length is between 5.000 (min) and 8.000 (max) words including abstract, references, tables, footnotes, and appendices.
  • Article Title: The length of the article title is not more than 10 words.
  • Abstract: The length of the abstract is not more than 300 words.
  • Keywords: Keywords (4 to 7) have been identified.
  • Font Type, Size, and Spacing: Times New Roman font with the size of 12 and 1.5 line spacing is used.
  • Headings: Level 1 headings are bold and 12 pt; level 2 headings are bold, italic, and 12 pt; level 3 and level 4 headings are italic and not bold. The text begins in the following line after the level 1, 2, and 3 headings and in the same line after level 4 headings (after punctuation).
  • Tables and Figures: Tables and Figures contain Titles and Numbers. Figures are in tiff, .jpeg, or .bmp formats with at least 300dpi resolution and minimum 10cm wide. All tables and figures are referred to in the text.
  • References: References are prepared in Chicago style. All citations and references in the text are included in the References list at the end of the text. All entries of the References list are referred to or cited in the text.

Author Guidelines

General Rules

Cappadocia Journal of Area Studies (CJAS) is a peer-reviewed academic journal published semi-annually.

Manuscripts submitted to CJAS should not have been previously published nor currently under review of another journal. The total length of any manuscript submitted should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words. This includes the title, abstracts in Turkish and English, keywords, footnotes, and references. Authors may not submit paper (hard) copies – the Journal requires MS Word documents submitted via our Manuscript Submission System.

The Board of Editors reserves the right to the final decision about both the content and format of the paper. After articles are accepted for publication, DOIs are assigned.

Please prepare the manuscript using our Template.

Authors must provide their affiliation, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and ORCID number during registration.

There are no submission fees or article processing charges (APC) for the submitted articles.

All articles submitted to CJAS are subject to a double-blind peer-review process.

The manuscripts should be prepared according to the general rules of the journal to be sent to the referees. Otherwise, the manuscript could be rejected. After the initial review of the editorial board, all manuscripts submitted to the journal are sent to two reviewers. According to the reviews sent by the peers, manuscripts may be accepted for publication, corrections may be requested, manuscripts may be rejected, or may be sent to another reviewer.

If corrections are requested during the peer-review process, a corrected version of the manuscript must be submitted within a month, at the latest.

The languages of the journal are Turkish and English. All manuscripts should contain abstracts in Turkish and in English. The abstract should be between 100 and 300 words and placed before the Introduction section of the manuscript. Similarly, the author should write the title of the manuscript and 4 to 7 keywords in both Turkish and English languages.

CJAS publishes “book reviews” (700-1,500 words, about books published in the last three years), “review essays” (1,500-10,000 words, non-refereed), and “reply letters” to previous articles.

It is assumed that the final spellcheck of manuscripts submitted to the journal has been made and that the manuscript submitted via our Manuscript Submission System is in a state ready to be published. After manuscripts have been submitted, they will not be sent back to the author for editorial corrections. Hence, a more significant than a usual number of spelling mistakes may lead to the manuscript’s being rejected.

Manuscripts should be sent as .doc or .docx files.

All manuscripts are published open access in this journal.

CJAS screens all submitted articles using web-based plagiarism software.

Format

Manuscripts should be submitted as an MS Word document. The author should set the line spacing to 1.5, and the font size should be 12 in the body text and 10 in footnotes, abstract, references, and tables. All text should be in Times New Roman font only.

Level 1 headings must be bold, and 12 pt; level 2 headings must be bold, italic, and 12 pt; level 3 and level 4 headings must be normal (not bold) and italic. The text begins in the following line after the level 1, 2, and 3 headings and in the same line after level 4 headings (after punctuation).

The text must be indented from left and right and set to 10 pt if quotations from another source exceed 40 words. In such cases,  quotation marks are not used.

In the text, quotations and emphases must be made with double quotation marks ("). No single quotation marks (') are used unless there is a quotation within a quotation.

The author should use British English in the manuscripts. Also, a metric system should be preferred for the units. If the units were given in different systems in the sources, the author should give the equivalents in the metric system of the values in parentheses.

A comma is used for the decimal marker in the numbers. The number format should be as follows (in the English texts only): 1,234.56 

Abbreviations must be written openly in the first usage in the text.

The symbols such as %, $, & should not be preferred, except in the tables.

The author should minimize the use of footnotes. The use of unnecessary footnotes should be refrained. The author must make all arguments in the text.

The headings must not be numbered. Only the first letter must be capitalized in the headings (including the article title).

Citations, Footnotes, and References

The author should write citations within the text following the Chicago citation system, and References should also be arranged using this citation system.

References are made using in-text citations. No footnotes are required.

This link contains information about the use of the Chicago citation system in the MS Word files.

Research articles

Manuscripts submitted to the CJAS should not have been previously published, nor currently under review of another journal. The total length of any manuscript submitted should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in terms of the journal’s publication format. This includes the title, abstracts in Turkish and English, key words, footnotes and references.

Please prepare your manuscript using our Template.

There is no submission fee or article processing charges (APC) for the submitted articles.

All articles submitted to CJAS are subject to double-blind peer review process.

Once accepted for publication, the articles will be fully open access under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

The manuscripts should be prepared according to the general rules of the journal in order to be sent to the referees. Otherwise the manuscript could be rejected. After the initial review of the editorial board, all manuscripts submitted to the journal are sent to two reviewers. According to the reviews sent by the peers, manuscripts may be accepted for publication, corrections may be requested, manuscripts may be rejected, or may be sent to another reviewer.

If corrections are requested, after having been corrected, the corrected manuscripts must be returned to the editorial board within a month at the latest.

Review essays

It is assumed that a final spellcheck of manuscripts submitted to the journal has been made and that the manuscript submitted via our Manuscript Submission System is in a state ready to be published. After manuscripts have been submitted, they will not be sent back to the author for editorial corrections. Hence, a greater than usual number of spelling mistakes may lead to the manuscript’s being rejected.

The length of review essays is between 1.500-10.000 words.

Manuscripts should be sent as .doc or .docx files.

All manuscripts are published open access in this journal.

CJAS screens all submitted articles using web-based plagiarism software.

Book reviews

Book reviews should be between 750 and 1.500 words.

Reviews of books published in the last 3 years are acceptable for publication in CJAS.

Privacy Statement

Personal data provided by the users and authors are processed by CJAS in accordance with The Law on the Protection of Personal Data numbered 6698, its secondary regulations and miscellaneous legislation regarding protection of personal data in scope of this clarification text.

Personal data means all types of information which may define your identity or make it definable in accordance with the Law on the Protection of Personal Data.

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