Writing Rules

Standard Articles

Articles published in EJSSH Journal are refereed.  The refereeing process is blind, so contributors should take care to remove any obvious indications of authorship. The language of publication is English, Turkish, Russian and Arabic.  

Articles should generally contain between 4,500 and 8,000 words (including all notes and references).

The refereeing process normally takes around  20 to 40 days after submission.

EJSSH receives hundreds of manuscripts every year and accepts less than 20% of the papers submitted to the journal. Those that are successful are usually accepted for publication subject to revision. Very few papers are accepted outright.


Preparing your manuscript for submission

The article should be uploaded as the 'main document', and begin with the title, a 150-word abstract and three to seven keywords. A brief biographical note (max. 100 words) should be included in a separate document and uploaded as the 'biographical note'. The latter document will not be sent to referees. 

The keywords are essential in helping editors select referees from our referees’ database. If you have difficulty matching keywords, or have suggestions on ones to be added, please let us know. Choosing the most relevant keywords is again an important strategy to increase the chance of articles coming up in Google searches and therefore improving the likelihood of your article being read and cited.
To protect anonymity, please make sure that you do not include your name anywhere within the main document (e.g. as a running head or at the end). When referring to your own work, you should either replace your name with ‘Author’ (both in the body of the text and in the list of references at the end) or refer to yourself in the third person (e.g. “as Featherstone (2005) has demonstrated”, rather than “as I have previously demonstrated (2005)”).
Please try to minimize the use of acronyms and avoid using your own inventions, or those known only to a specialist audience. It is best to only use acronyms which are familiar to the general public, such as UN.
The number and length of notes should be strictly limited. They should be numbered serially and included at the end of the text prior to the references section. We do not accept footnotes.
Images are encouraged and should be as clear and as high a resolution as possible, preferably at 300 dpi.
Please make sure you insert page numbers into your manuscript.

Örnek Metin

Reference styles


Featherstone, Mike (2007) Consumer Culture and Postmodernism (Second Edition). London: Sage.

Book chapter
Friedman, Jonathan (1988) Global crises, the struggle for cultural identity and intellectual porkbarrelling. In: Werbner, Pnina and Modood, Tariq (eds) Debating Cultural Hybridity. London: Zed Books.

Journal article
Pieterse, Jan Nederveen (1997) Multiculturalism and museums: Discourse and others in the age of globalization. Theory, Culture & Society 14(4): 23–46.

Journal article published ahead of print
Beer, David and Burrows, Roger (2013) Popular culture, digital archives and the new social life of data. Theory, Culture & Society. Epub ahead of print 16 April 2013. DOI: 10.1177/0263276413476542.

National Center for Professional Certification (2002) Factors affecting organizational climate and retention. Available at: www.cwla.org./programmes/triechmann/2002fbwfiles (accessed 10 July 2010).

Clark, James (2001) Referencing style for journals. PhD thesis, University of Leicester, UK.

Artwork, figures and other graphics

Images are encouraged and should be as clear and as high a resolution as possible; preferably at 300 dpi.

Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version.