Alternative Politics: About Us

Alternatif Politika (Alternative Politics) is an interdisciplinary international journal committed to publishing high-quality research papers in all areas of politics and international relations, as well as papers that cut across other disciplines such as cultural studies, geopolitics, and political economy. The journal's editorial philosophy is to support a pluralistic approach to the political science discipline and debate. The editor particularly welcomes submissions that are inventive in their approach, cross traditional disciplinary boundaries, evaluate the relationship between domestic and international politics, or offer comparative perspectives.

  • - Alternatif Politika is a tri-annual, "open access" scholarly journal. The journal is regularly published in February, June and October. It also prepares some special issues during the year. All articles published in this journal are free for everyone to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles. Read the Budapest Open Access Initiative:
  • - The journal does not have article processing charges or submission charges. The authors are not paid royalties.

  • - The journal has high standards for peer reviewing in an effort to foster the most promising new perspectives and works and to encourage creative professional communication in political science. In this context, the journal uses "double-blind peer review" process for papers.

    * "Double-Blind Peer Review Policy and Guidelines":

  • - The journal will check plagiarism for all the articles by using iThenticate before prior publication.

  • * "Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement":

  • The Journal of Alternative Politics is abstracted and indexed in:

    Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Scientific Publications Index, Scientific Resources Database, Recent Science Index, Scholarly Journals Index, Directory of Academic Resources, Elite Scientific Journals Archive, Current Index to Scholarly Journals, Digital Journals Database, Academic Papers Database, Contemporary Research Index, EBSCO (including Political Science Complete, The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source, Central & Eastern European Academic Source), ProQuest (including Sociological Abstracts, Political Science Complete, Political Science Database, Politics Collection, Social Science Premium Collection, Social Science Database, Social Services Abstracts), Index Copernicus, Index Islamicus, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO), European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS), Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL), ULAKBİM TR Dizin, SOBİAD (Sosyal Bilimler Atıf Dizini), ASOS Index, ACAR Index, İdeal Online, Gesis Sowiport – Portal für Sozialwissenschaften, ResearchBib (Academic Resource Index), Eurasian Scientific Journal Index (ESJI), Scientific World Index ve MIAR (Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals).

    The journal accepts submissions by e-mail only. Authors can send their articles via this e-mail address:


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