Author’s Guideline


Turkish Journal of Diaspora Studies invites the submission of manuscripts on any topic of diaspora interest.
On the title page provide the full names of the authors, academic or other professional affiliations, and the complete address of the author with whom the editor should correspond.
It is understood that manuscripts and book reviews submitted to Turkish Journal of Diaspora Studies have not been and will not be submitted simultaneously or published elsewhere, unless otherwise agreed.
It is further understood that opinions expressed in Turkish Journal of Diaspora Studies are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors, members of the International Advisory Board, and or the publisher.
Any necessary rights or permissions to reproduce quoted material or illustrations published elsewhere remain the responsibility of the author(s).

Style Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted to Turkish Journal of Diaspora Studies should embody the results of sustained research into matters of interest to social scientists and diaspora experts. Authors should note that they are writing for an international readership and they should therefore communicate in clear, straightforward English (American spelling), avoiding whenever possible the extensive use of professional jargon. The use of appropriate illustrations is encouraged.

Editing Services

To ensure that your article is free of spelling and grammar errors, Turkish Journal of Diaspora Studies provides English language editing service. For more information, including pricing, contact us at

Guest Editor Guide

Turkish Journal of Diaspora Studies publishes special sections and special issues. Proposals for a special section/issue should be emailed to the editor-in-chief Necati Anaz at A special issue proposal should include a one page summary of the topic, the names and affiliations of the contributors, and the titles and short abstracts of each of the papers. A Special Section/Issue consists of a collection of original research papers, review articles and an introduction by the Guest Editor(s). Guest Editor(s) take the primary responsibility for liaison with contributing authors and peer reviewers.

Formatting and Templates

All material submitted should be typed with lines one-and-a-half-spaced, have wide margins, and use one side of the paper. The manuscripts several parts (abstract, list of references, tables, and list of figure captions) should begin on separate sheets, and all parts should be typed and one-and-a-half-spaced. Tables should be prepared with a minimum of rules, following the format of tables in existing issues of the journal. The total length of a manuscript, including references, should not exceed 7000 words. Each article should be accompanied by a 150-200-word abstract in English. Articles written in Turkish should include abstracts in both English and Turkish. Articles written in Turkish must have an extended abstract giving the scope of study for English readers. Extended abstract should not exceed 1000 words. The abstracts should include maximum of 5 keywords.

Peer Review and Ethics

Turkish Journal of Diaspora Studies is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be double blind peer reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees. If necessary, manuscripts will be sent to a third referee for further evaluation. The publication of the papers is subject to the approval of referees. Authors are responsible for making necessary corrections asked by referees.
While preparing the articles, national and international ethic rules should be observed. The papers are passed through the ithenticate plagiarism screening program after the application is accepted. The articles that are not in compliance with the research and publication ethics, or those in which a risk of plagiarism is detected are not subject to evaluation.
More than one article of an author cannot be published in the same issue.

Open Access Policy

TJDS is an Open Access journal which aims to provide immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to every published article. This, we believe, will help to increase the visibility and impact factor of work published in the journal.

Submitting Your Paper

Articles prepared in accordance with the above mentioned principles and writing rules are sent via Articles sent to their authors for development and/or for correction in line with the reports should come back to the journal after the required adjustments have been made no later than 15 days.
Due to the 2018 Ulakbim (TR Index) criteria, researchers who wish to publish articles in our journal should have the ORCID number. This number can be obtained free of charge from
There are no submission fees, publication fees or page charges for this journal.


At the end of the main text, the references should be listed in alphabetical order by authors’ last name and in ascending chronological order for each author. Turkish Journal of Diaspora Studies encourages authors to use APA style& 6th edition referencing. Authors should follow this format in the preparation of their typescripts. Only cited references should be listed.