An article must be either in English or Turkish and should not exceed 8,000 to 10,000 words or 25 to 35 A4 double-spaced pages in 12-point Times New Roman font (including main text, references/notes, tables, figures and diagrams with 2.5 cm margins on all sides. All articles, whether written in English or Turkish, should have abstracts and keywords in both languages. Abstracts should be about 150 words, not exceeding 200 words at the most. No more than six keywords are desired. Authors should submit the electronic copy via e-mail attachment in PC format and using a Microsoft Word document, versions 2007 or higher. The entire manuscript—including notes, tables and references—must be typed double-spaced and numbered consecutively. When appropriate, photos, drawings, etc may be submitted with a manuscript to the editorial office. Their use will be at the editor’s discretion. Images of high resolution should be sent in electronic format. The journal publishes only in black and white—so, images should be in sufficient contrast to reproduce well. Authors must avoid putting their names in headers of footers and avoid any references to themselves in the body or the endnotes such as might betray their identity to referees. However, all submissions must include a cover sheet or letter that includes the author’s name, institutional affiliation, land-mail address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address.

The journal also aims to publish review articles and book reviews. Review articles are manuscripts which criticize an author’s several works—books and/or articles—or, several authors’ books and/or articles organized around a specific topic. These review articles may run from 4,000 to about 7,000 words at the most. The submitted book reviews must be about 750 to 1,250 words in length.


The Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences uses a writing style closely resembling the Harvard Style and the Chicago/Turabian Style. However, certain modifications and preferences make our style not identical with either of these widely used styles. The general outlines of the afore-mentioned styles can be referred to at various internet sources. You may also consult Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition for general guidance. As a practical guide to our potential authors, we have reproduced below some of the most common elements of our preferred writing style. For your convenience please follow the basic rules established below. The style of note citations should conform with the following examples:


William D. Coleman, Financial Services, Globalization and Domestic Political Change (London and New York: Macmillan, 1996)
David Coen and Jeremy Richardson (eds.), Lobbying the European Union: Institutions, Actors and Issues (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2009)
Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism with Other Writings on the Rise of the West [translated and introduced by Stephen Kalberg], 4th edition (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2009)
Theodor W. Adorno et al, The Authoritarian Personality, 1st edition (New York: Harper, 1950)
P. Risal [Joseph Nehama], La ville convoitée (Paris: Perrin, 1914)
Hassan Sa’b, The Arab Federalists of the Ottoman Empire (Amsterdam: Djambatan, [1958])


Jeremy Richardson, “Policy-making in the EU: Interests, Ideas and Garbage Cans of Primeval Soup,” in Jeremy Richardson (ed.), European Union: Power and Policy-making, 2nd edition (London: Routledge, 2006), pp. 4–30.

Dumont, Paul, “Said Bey—The Everyday Life of an Istanbul Townsman at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century,” in Albert Hourani et al (eds.), The Modern Middle East: A Reader (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993), pp.271-288.

Taj al-Sir Ahmad Harran, “The Young Turks and the Arabs:The Role of Arab Societies in the Turkish-Arab Relations in the Period 1908-1914,” in Hacettepe Üniversitesi Türkiye ve Orta Doðu Araþtýrma Enstitüsü (ed.), Türk-Arap Ýliþkileri: Geçmiþte, Bugün ve Gelecekte Birinci Uluslararasý Konferansý Bildirileri (Ankara: Hacettepe Üniversitesi Yayýný, 1980), pp.182-202.


J. Frieden, “Invested Interests: The Politics of National Economic Policies in a World of Global Finance,” International Organization, 45(1991), pp.425–451.
Andrew Sobel, “Domestic Policy Choices, Political Institutional Change, and Financial Globalization,” International Interactions, 24/4 (December 1998), pp. 345-377.
Robert Brenner, “The Origins of Capitalist Development: A Critique of Neo-Smithian Marxism,” New Left Review, No.104 (July-August), pp.25-92.

W. Streeck and P. C. Schmitter, “From Corporatism to Transnational Pluralism: Organized Interests in the Single European Market,” Politics and Society, 19 (1991), pp.133–164.


L. Barber, “The Towering Bureaucracy,” Financial Times, 21 June 1993.
“The Death of the Minister of War,” The Times, 18 August 1908, p.3.


Ahmet Tak, Ankara, 1923-1950: The Socio-Spatial Manifestation of Republican Will (Ph. D. dissertation, Middle East Technical University, 2007)

When references to the same work follow without interruption, use ibid. When notes to the same work follow after interruptions, use the author’s name and a shortened title of the book or article. Do not use op. cit.