Book Reviews

-A book review should be a comprehensive description of the book based on evidence and examples.

-Reviewers should avoid using such subjective expressions as likes and dislikes.

-The description of the book is not enough to complete the review; reviewers also should take a critical stance to the book and should indicate the strength and weaknesses of the book.

-Reviewers must begin with the full reference of the book, followed by the name of the author of the review, with affiliation or place of residence.

-Due to the 2018 Ulakbim’s (TR Index) criteria, the reviews are sent to two referees. If necessary, the review may be sent to the third referee for further evaluation. 

-The length of the reviews must be between 1000-1200 words.

-Reviewers must show the regarding page number in parenthesis, e.g.: (20).

-If an edited book is reviewed, it is not necessary to go into detail for each chapter, but an overall assessment of the book is enough.

-In the concluding paragraph, reviewers should indicate the contribution of the book to the field. They should also consider the potential and probable audience of the book in the text.

-Book reviews do not need an abstract. Reviews should be sent to the journal via


The following information about reviewers must be added to the end of the review.
• First name and surname of the author/authors
• Affiliated institution and title
• E-mail
• ORCIDs of all authors. This number can be obtained free of charge from

For more information about the Book Review, please contact to:
Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Faculty of Political Sciences, Istanbul University, Beyazit Campus, Fatih/Istanbul TURKEY

-Bahar CEBE
Migration Research Foundation