Author Guidelines


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 the Turkish Journal of Diaspora Studies have not been and will not be submitted simultaneously or published elsewhere unless otherwise agreed.The TJDS editors are solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal shall be published.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 the 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. For more information, you can use our "Academic Writing Guide".

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.


Submitting Your Paper

Articles prepared in accordance with the 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


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.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.