Alternative Politics: Submission Guidelines

I. General Rules

1. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Alternative Politics should not have been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The total length of any manuscript submitted to the journal  should not exceed 10,000 words. After manuscripts are accepted for publication, all copyright belongs to the Journal of Alternative Politics.

2. Authors must provide their affiliation, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address and ORCID ID.

3. The manuscripts should be pared according to the general rules of the journal in order to be sent to the referees. Otherwise the manuscript could be rejected. After the initial review of the editorial board, all manuscripts submitted to the journal are sent to two referees. According to the reviews sent by the referees, manuscripts may be accepted for publication, corrections may be requested, manuscripts may be rejected, or may be sent to third referee.

4. If corrections are requested, after having been corrected, the corrected manuscripts must be returned to the editorial board within a month at the latest.

5. Although the written language of the journal is Turkish, articles written in English language have also been issued in the journal. Regardless of the language of the manuscripts, manuscripts should contain both Turkish and English abstracts that should be between 150 and 200 words in length at the beginning of manuscripts. Similarly, regardless of the language of the manuscripts, the title of manuscript and also 5 keywords in Turkish and in English should be added to the manuscript.

6. The authors are not paid royalties.

7. Manuscripts should be sent as .doc or .docx files to


II. Writing Format

1. Manuscripts should be submitted as a MS Office Word file, with margins of 2.5 cm all round (top, bottom and both sides of page). Line spacing should be set to 1.5 spacing. The font size should be 12 in the body text, abstract and references; and 10 in footnotes and tables. All text should be in Times New Roman font only.

2. The first lines of paragraphs should begin with an indentation of 1 cm.

3. The introduction section should not be numbered. For the titles of following sections, only the initial letters should be capitalised.


III. Citations, Footnotes, and References

Citations within the text should be written in parentheses and References should also be arranged by using this citation system. Examples below are given to show how different sources should be written:


a)Books and articles with a single author

Citation in the text (book): (Wendt, 2012: 85).

If there is more than one publication of an author in the same year: (Wendt, 2012a: 85); (Wendt, 2012b: 40).

Citation in the references: Wendt, Alexander (2012), Uluslararası Siyasetin Sosyal Teorisi (İstanbul: Küre Yayıncılık) (Çev. Helin Sarı Ertem, Suna Gülfer Ihlamur Öner).

Citation in the text (article): (Waterbury, 1991: 15).

Citation in the references: Waterbury, John (1991), “Twilight of State Bourgeoisie”, International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 23 (1): 1-17.


b)Books and articles with two authors

Citation in the text (book): (Balibar and  Wallerstein, 2000: 67).

Citation in the references: Balibar, Etienne and Immanuel Wallerstein (1991), Race, Nation, Class, (London: Verso).

Citation in the text (article): (Buğra and Keyder, 2006: 219).

Citation in the references: Buğra, Ayşe and Çağlar Keyder (2006), “The Turkish Welfare Regime in Transformation”, Journal of European Social Policy, 16 (3): 211-228.


c)Books and Articles with more than two authors:

Citation in the text (book): (Atkinson,, 1996: 45).

Citation in the references: Atkinson, Anthony, Joseph Stiglitz and Alan Auerbach (1996), Handbook of Public Economics (London: Cambridge University Press).

Citation in the text (article): (Davies,, 1996: 45).

Citation in the references: Davies, James, France St-Hilaire and John Whalley (1984), “Some Calculations of Lifetime Tax Incidence”, The American Economic Review, 74 (4): 103-117.


d)Articles in edited publications:

Citation in the text: (Riddell, 1994: 53).

Citation in the references: Riddell, Peter (1994), “Major and Parliament” , Kavanagh, Dennis and Anthony Seldon (Ed.), The Major Effect (London: Macmillan): 46-63.


e)Institutional publications or publications without an author:

Citation in the text: (OECD, 2010: 145).

Citation in the references: OECD (2010), World Development Report, 2009 (Paris).


f)Internet Sources:

Citation in the text: (Fisk, 2010).

Citation in the references: Fisk, Robert (2010), “An apology fatally devalued by the passage of 65 years” , (15.06.2010).

Citation in the text: (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2010).

Citation in the references: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2010), (16.06.2010).


g) Furthermore abbreviations may be used in the citations to various official publications or legislation with long names within the text: for example, European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).


h)Footnotes should be used for explanations not for citations.


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