Articles submitted to the Journal of Security Strategies (JSS) shall not be previously published and shall be authentic in a way that it will contribute to literature of the relevant field. Articles, which are descriptive expect for the stated parameters in the “Publication Ethics and Evaluation Process” or which are repetitive in their field, will not be taken into evaluation.

Articles based on presentations submitted in scientific meetings may be accepted for evaluation, provided that they have not been published in the proceedings of the meetings and that the authors inform the editors so.

If the article submitted to the Journal’s e-mail address comply with the formatting principles presented below and is found to eligible in terms of subject/field, it is sent to (at least two) referees who are experts in the field. The Authors may re-submit their articles revised according to the reports of peer-reviewers or editors. If the article is considered to be ill-revised, it is rejected and the process is over. If the article is considered to be revised properly, it is taken as a newly submitted article into the process.

Authors, who send articles in a foreign language to the Journal, are obliged to get their work proof-read by a native speaker academic who is considered as an expert on their field and to provide an evidence of this proof-reading. The proof-reading process may also be carried out by the editors of the Journal by out-sourcing a native speaker, provided that the payment for proof-reading is paid by the author.

Opinions expressed in the articles published in the Journal are the personal scientific evaluations of the authors and are not, in any way, the institutional views or opinions of their own organizations/institutes or of the Atatürk Institute of Strategic Studies or Turkish National Defence University.

The authors whose articles have been published in the Journal of Security Strategies are considered as natural peer-reviewers of the Journal and they are obliged to perform a peer-review at least once upon the request of the Editors.

Formatting Principles for Articles

1. The publication language of Journal of Security Strategies is Turkish. However, articles written in English, German, and French may also be published. The texts submitted shall be clear and understandable, and be in line with scientific criteria in terms of language and expression.

2. The article submitted shall have minimum of 6000 words and maximum of 12,500 words including abstract, summary, bibliography, and footnotes. The articles which are below the minimum or above the maximum counts of words are returned to the authors without being evaluated.

3. The articles shall be submitted with the abstract no longer than 150 words and five keywords. The abstract shall include purpose, method, hypothesis/question, and findings of the article and present the conclusion reached in the article shortly. The article shall also have a summary no longer than 750 words at the end of the text. The summary shall include the points and arguments, which are considered to emphasize and the general outline of the article, in addition to the points pointed out in the abstract.

4. Articles submitted to the Journal of Security Strategies shall be written using the program Microsoft Word in 11 font size in the text and 9 font size in the footnotes. Paragraph properties of the text shall be aligned and line spacing of 1,5 line and paragraph properties of the footnotes shall be aligned and line spacing of 1 line. The page numbers shall be at the bottom of the page.

5. Name of the author shall be placed under the title of the article; his/her title, place of duty and e-mail address shall be indicated in the footnote with (*) in 9 font size. Footnotes for other explanations shall be provided in numbers at the bottom of the page. The article shall have two-level subheadings and these subheadings shall written bold and numbered (except for introduction and conclusion).

6. Citations in the text shall be shown with double quotes (“...”) and citations with more than three lines shall be written as a new paragraph as a inward, singled spaced and aligned paragraph. Citations within citations shall be shown with a single quote (‘...’). The words to be emphasized within the text shall not be written in bold or underlined but shall be written with double quotes (“...”).

7. The references to the resources used in the article shall be made according to guidelines presented below. Articles, which do not comply with these guidelines, will be rejected directly.

8. Multiple references for the same publication shall be made by fully complying the guidelines below in the first reference and then by using the surname and the shortened name of the study. For multiple references in subsequent footnotes, the phrase “ibid” shall be used.

9. The references in the footnotes shall be written as follows:

9.1. For references to the books, name and surname of the author, name of the book, (volume number, if available), (translator, if any), publisher, place of publication, date of publication and page number shall be given in accordance with the following examples.

Books with single author:
Thomas C. Schelling, Arms and Influence, Yale University Press; Revised edition, New Haven, 2008, p. 188.
Books with two authors:
John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, FSG Adult; 1st edition, New York, 2008, p. 92.
Books with more than two authors:
Mustafa Aydın, Mitat Çelikpala vd., Uluslararası İlişkilerde Çatışmadan Güvenliğe, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, İstanbul, 2015, s. 79.
Translated books:
Carl Schmitt, Kara ve Deniz, (Çev. Gültekin Yıldız), Vakıfbank Kültür Yayınları, İstanbul, 2018, s. 61.

9.2. For references to the articles, name and surname of the author, “name of the article” (translator, if any), name of the periodical in which it is published, year of publication, volume no./issue no., page range in the periodical, and page number of the reference given shall be given in accordance with the following examples. Entries from encyclopedias shall be given reference as if they are articles.

Article with one author:
Feridun Akkor, “NATO’da Güvenlik Sorunu”, Silahlı Kuvvetler Dergisi, 1976, Sayı 257, 57-61, s. 59.
Chapter/Article in compilation books:
Engin Avcı, “Ceza Adalet Sistemi Çerçevesinde Şiddet İçeren Radikalleşmeyle Mücadele: Terörist Rehabilitasyonu ve Yeniden Topluma Kazandırma”, Gökhan Sarı ve Cenker Korhan Demir, (ed.), Uluslararası Güvenlik Kongresi, Kuram, Yöntem, Uygulama, Jandarma ve Sahil Güvenlik Akademisi Yayınları, Ankara, 2019, 429-444, s. 433.
İnternet Dergisinde Makale:
George F. Kennan, “The Sources of Soviet Conduct”, Foreign Affairs Magazine, articles/russian-federation/1947-07-01/sources-soviet-conduct (Date of Access: 21.11.2019).

9.3.For reference to the theses, no italics shall be used for titles of non-published theses. Name and surname of the author, name of thesis, degree of the thesis, institution or institute to which the thesis is presented, place and date of the thesis, page number shall be given in accordance with the following example.
Atasay Özdemir, The Approaches of the Major Actors in the International System to Iran’s Nuclear Programme, Ph.D. Thesis, Turkish War Colleges, Strategic Research Institute, İstanbul, 2013, p. 53.

10.Attachments shall be presented at the end of the text and brief information as to the content and source of the document shall be presented at the bottom of it. Tables and figures (including graphics) may be presented within the text of the article as well as in the attachments. If they are to be presented within the text of article, tables and figures shall be organized and numbered according to their own types (e.g. Table: 1, Figure: 1, etc). Along with the number of the table or figure, an informative title for the table or the figure shall be written on the top centre of it. If tables, figures, graphics or pictures are quoted from somewhere else, the source shall be referenced.

11. Resources shall be sorted alphabetically and according to their types (books, articles, internet resources, etc.) in a bibliography at the end of the article and the entries shall be written with the surname of the author first.