Author Guidelines

1. Articles submitted to the journal of Uluslararası İlişkiler (International Relations) should be original contributions that would bring about a new perspective to the studied topic, and should not be published previously or under consideration for any other publication at the same time.

2. If a submitted article is selected for publication, it’s copyright will be transferred to the International Relations Council of Turkey. Published papers can be cited by providing appropriate bibliographical information. Permissions for re-publishing any article in full-text must be sought from the Journal. 

3. The submitted manuscripts can be published only after at least two positive reports by the reviewers and decisions taken by the responsible Associate Editor as well as the Editorial Board. The legal and academic responsibilities for published material belong to the author(s) for their publications. Statements of opinion appearing in the articles are solely those of the authors and do not imply endorsement by the Journal.

4. Submissions whether published or not are not returned.

5. Only the articles and book reviews submitted via filling the form on the web page of the Journal ( are taken into consideration. The manuscripts that are directly sent to the Editors and/or to the Editorial Board members are not taken into consideration. 

6. Authors are requested to read and approve the copyright contract before submitting their manuscripts.

7. Articles should be between 6000 and 8000 words including the footnotes. Turkish and English abstracts and keywords, as well as the bibliography are not included in the word limit. The manuscripts that are above or below 15% of the word limit are returned to the author(s) without any evaluation.

8. Book reviews should be between 1500 and 2000 words. Literature reviews should be between 3000 and 5000 words. The manuscripts that are above or below 10% of the word limits are returned to the author(s) without any evaluation. Please find the details in the book review guidelines.

9. The articles should include Turkish and English abstracts and keywords. Each abstract should be approximately 100 words. Turkish and English keywords should not exceed 5 words each.