Journal of Central Asia and the Caucasian Studies (JCACS) is a refereed journal and published twice (Winter and Summer) a year. JCACS publishes scholarly articles in Turkish and English from all over the world. The Editorial Office of the JCACS is in the International Strategic Research Organisation (ISRO) central building in Ankara, Turkey. However the journal is an independent publication in terms of scientific research and the editors decide its publication policy.
JCACS focuses on legal, political, sociological, cultural, social, religious, anthropological and economic studies regarding the Central Asia, Caucasus and neighbouring states’ (Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, China, Mongolia, Russia) and regions’ (Black Sea, South Asia, Middle East, Far East) relations with the Central Asia and the Caucasus. The journal encourages interdisciplinary studies. Manuscripts submitted to JCACS should be original and challenging, and should not be under consideration by another publication at the time of submission.
Previously published articles in other languages may be considered by the journal for the first publication of English translation. In that case the author should state so at the time of submission, provide relevant written copyright approval by the publication to the JCACS. We also welcome short pieces on recent developments and review articles.
Articles submitted for consideration of publication are subject to peer review. The editorial board and editors take consideration whether submitted manuscript follows the rules of scientific writing. The appropriate articles are then sent to two referees known for their academic reputation in their respective areas.
The Editors and referees use three-step guidelines in assessing submissions:
i) Literary quality: Writing style, usage of the language, organisation (paragraphing, syntax, flow etc.)
ii) Use of references. Referencing, sources, relationships of the footnotes to the text.
iii) Scholarship quality: Depth of research, quality; contribution, originality of the contribution (new and creative thought) and plausibility of the author’s argument.
Upon the referees’ decision, the articles will be published in the journal, or rejected for publication. The review process lasts from five to 15 weeks. Questions regarding the status of submissions should be directed to the Editor by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com. The referee reports are kept confidential and stored in the archives for five years.
JCACS’s aim is to generate a productive dialogue and exchange between theorists, writers and practitioners in disparate locations. JCACS assumes that one of the main problems in Central Asian and Caucasian studies is lack of dialogue between writers and scholars from different cultural backgrounds.
All manuscripts and editorial correspondence and enquiries should be addressed to the JCACS Editorial Office (The Office).
We prefer electronic submission to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com as a Microsoft word attachment file. Alternatively you may submit manuscript on high-density virus-free disks in rich text format (.RTF) or in Word (whichever is used please indicate this clearly on the disk or in the mail) together with a hard copy. All disks should be labelled with the name of the article, the author and correspondence numbers. If e-mail is used then please be sure that you received a confirmation from The Office.
Manuscripts should be one-and-half or double spaced throughout (including all quotations and footnotes) and typed in English on single sides of A4 paper. Generous margins on both sides of the page should be allowed. Pages should be numbered consecutively. The author should retain a copy, as submitted manuscripts cannot be returned. Full names of the author(s) should be given, an address for correspondence, and where possible a contact telephone number, facsimile number and e-mail address.
Articles as a rule should not exceed 10.000 words, not including footnotes. Book reviews should be about 2.500 word-length for one book, or maximum 3.500 words for two or more books.
Style and Proofs
Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts conform to the JCACS style. Editors will not undertake retyping of manuscripts before publication. Please note that authors are expected to correct and return proofs of accepted articles within two weeks of receipt.
Titles and Sub-Titles
Titles in the article should be 12 punt, bold and in uppercase form. The sub-titles should be 12 punt and in the title case form.
In the case of books the following order should be observed in footnotes:
Author(s), Title, (Place of Publishing: Publisher, Year), Page. For example:
1. Begali Qosimov, İstiqlol Qahramonları: Mahmud Khoja Behbudiy, Tanlangan Asarlar, (Tashkent: Ma’naviyot, 1997), p. 45.
In articles: Author(s), “Article Title”, Journal Title, Vol., No., Year, Page.
2. Chantal Lemercier-Quelquejay, “Abdul Kayum Al-Nasuri: A Tatar Reformer of the 19th Century”, Central Asian Survey, Vol. 1, No. 4, April 1983, pp. 122-124.
Book reviews should be preceded by full publication details including price and ISBN number:
Dale F. Eickelman, The Middle East and Central Asia: An Anthropological Perspective, 4. Edition, (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001). 384 sayfa. Biblo. Index. $48.40. ISBN: 0130336785
Current and recent academic and professional affiliations, and recent major publications for the Notes on Contributors should be supplied with the articles. It should not exceed 150-word.
The authors should send a 200-word abstract of the manuscripts.
For more information about the journal feel free to contact with the editors:
Editors: Turgut DEMİRTEPE and Esra HATİPOĞLU
Assisting Editor: Hasan Selim ÖZERTEM
Editorial Office: JCACS/ OAKA, Suslu Sokak, No: 2, Mebusevleri, Tandogan, Ankara / TURKEY,
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org