Publication Principles

  • The primary publication language of the journal is Turkish. However, English articles can also be published.
  • There is no specific deadline for submissions. Submissions can be made at any time during the year.
  • Only applications from researchers holding a doctoral degree are accepted.
  • Articles derived from a thesis or showing more than 5% similarity with a thesis are not accepted.
  • Articles must not have been published elsewhere and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • After the initial evaluation process, articles are subject to double-blind peer review by at least two referees. The Editorial Board has the right to manage the publication process of submitted articles (publication, non-publication, decision on which issue to publish, etc.). The Editorial Board/Editor may make minor revisions that do not alter the integrity of the article.
  • A second article by the same author will not be accepted while the publication process of their first article is ongoing. Additionally, an article by the same author can be published at least two issues later.
  • For articles with more than two authors, a detailed separate justification is required.
  • Articles requiring Ethical Committee approval must obtain such approval, and this approval (committee name, date, and number) must be stated at the end of the article and in the methods section. For research requiring Ethical Committee approval, please refer to the journal's Ethical Principles and Publication Policy.
  • Submitted articles must adhere to all aspects of YÖK (Higher Education Council) and COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) scientific ethical principles. 
  • Papers presented at an academic conference but not yet published are not accepted. Additionally, through the use of special programs for plagiarism detection, it is confirmed that articles have not been previously published and do not contain plagiarism. Authors are required to ensure that the similarity rate of the article does not exceed 15% through plagiarism detection programs.
  • In cases of ethical problems related to the article, the procedure determined by COPE is applied. If an ethical violation is found after the investigation, the author's institution is informed about the situation and process, and no further articles are accepted from the same author.
  • The scientific, intellectual, and literary responsibility for the published articles lies with the authors.
  • Content from articles, photographs, tables, and figures published in the journal cannot be quoted without attribution.
  • According to the Copyright, Publication, and Sales Regulation of the Atatürk Supreme Council for Culture, Language and History and Its Affiliated Institutions, authors are paid copyright fees, and referees are paid review fees for articles published in the journal.

Writing and Submission Rules

  • Articles must be in line with the aim and scope of the journal.
  • Articles are directly directed to referees through YAYSİS (without any changes made to the file uploaded by the author) to ensure author-referee confidentiality. There should be no identifying information about the owner of the article to maintain author-referee confidentiality.
  • • Yearbook of Turkic Studies - Belleten accepts article submissions through the Publication Tracking System (YAYSİS) available at All stages of the publication process are conducted through this system, and the author is informed at each stage. Applications made by mail or email are not accepted for the publication process.
  • The layout, titling, figures, tables, and citation system of the articles must adhere to the APA 7 guidelines.
  • When submitting the article, you must use the template file. You can download the file from here.
  • The copyright form must also be submitted along with the articles. No changes can be made to the information provided hereafter. You can download the file from here.
  • Research articles submitted to the journal should have a word count between 3000 and 10000 words. In articles based on fieldwork, this limit may be exceeded with the permission of the Editorial Board. Additionally, in articles requested by leading figures in the field by the Editorial Board, this limit is not applied. The word limit for book review articles is between 1500 and 2500 words. For discussion-type articles, a limit of 2500-5000 words is applied, while for letters to the editor, a limit of 750-1500 words is applied.
  • Articles must include abstracts in both English and Turkish, consisting of at least 200 and at most 250 words, and keywords in both languages should be included on the first page of the article.
  • In the event of a decision to publish, at the end of the article, before the references section, the contribution rate of researchers, ethical committee, acknowledgments if any, and conflict of interest statement should be indicated in accordance with the template file.

Page Layout Principles

  • Times New Roman font should be used in the article. However, if special fonts have been used during writing due to the requirements of certain fields, these fonts should be uploaded to the system.
  • Abstract should be written 2 cm inward from right and left sides, with 10pt and a single line break.
  • The article should be prepared as MS Word file. The page layout of the paper should be as follows:

Text size: 11pt

Footnote size: 9 pt

Paragraph break: 6 pt

Indent: 1,25 cm

Top-bottom-right-left margins: 3cm.

Line break: single

  • If there will be footnotes in the article, they should be written with single line break, 0pt paragraph break and 9pt.
  • In the article, the direct quotations exceeding 40 words should be written 1,5 cm inward from right and left sides and with 10pt.

Reference Principles 

  • References should be formatted according to APA 7 guidelines.
  • All the resourced used should be specified under the title “References” at the end of the article.

The articles, which do not conform to these principles will absolutely not be evaluated.