CALL FOR PAPERS: “The Human Rights Agenda in Turkey”

You are cordially invited to submit manuscripts on ‘the human rights agenda in Turkey’ for the 4th issue of the Research and Policy on Turkey.

Research and Policy on Turkey serves as the journal of Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey (Research Turkey), with the objective of responding to a growing need for evidence-based analysis on Turkey in the English language. Research and Policy on Turkey is a double blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal, published biannually. This journal is published in partnership with Taylor & Francis.

The journal’s mission is to showcase innovative approaches that academically contribute to the understanding of contemporary Turkey by providing a platform for the publication of quality scholarly articles and research. Research and Policy on Turkey is dedicated to theoretical, methodological and empirical pluralism in the studies of Turkey to reach a more comprehensive and multidimensional understanding of contemporary Turkey in its global context. The journal provides an intellectual forum to exchange knowledge and research for a scholarly debate on contemporary Turkey including its social, economic, political and cultural issues.

The journal is open to articles from different social science disciplines including but not limited to: political science, history, public policy, economics, sociology, international relations, gender studies, anthropology, European studies, and area studies. The journal also welcomes articles written within an interdisciplinary or a multidisciplinary perspective.

Submission open for the 4th Issue, June 2017 (The Human Rights Agenda in Turkey)

Authors are cordially invited to submit manuscripts (max. 7,000 words including footnotes) for the following edition of “Volume 2, Issue 04, June 2017.”

Last Date of Submission: January 27, 2017

Acceptance Notification: within 2 months after submission

Submission Instruction: Authors should submit their manuscripts by 27 January 2017 to the following e-mail address: or via the following web address:

Recommended Topics: All below topics related to human rights fields in Turkey. Please note that the topics are not limited to the list.

  • Right to Life
  • Torture, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment
  • Right to Liberty
  • Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Press
  • Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion: Hate Crimes
  • Freedom of Assembly and Association
  • Right to Respect for Private and Family Life
  • Issue of No Punishment without Law (Impunity Problem)
  • The Right to a Fair Trial
  • Economic and Social Rights
  • Violence and Discrimination in Prisons
  • LGBT Rights
  • Minority Rights
  • Right to Conscientious Objection to Military Service
  • Women`s Rights
  • Environmental Rights
  • Children Rights
  • Disability Rights
  • Right to Peace


Submissions are invited from scholars of all ranks, including doctoral students.


Publication of any articles (max. 7,000 words including footnotes) in the Research and Policy on Turkey requires strict conformance to the paper template.

Check the guidelines for format and content requirements:

Once the article is selected, manuscript of the article will be published in the Research and Policy on Turkey.

There is no charge for the submitting article for review or for processing.

Formal Conditions of Acceptance:

Articles will only be published in English.

All articles are refereed, and the Editors reserves the right to refuse any manuscript, whether on invitation or otherwise, and to make suggestions and/or modifications before publication.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Editor-in-Chief: Ümit Sönmez

4th İssue Editors: Özgür H. Çınar and Tolga Şirin

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Print ISSN: 2376-0818 Online ISSN: 2376-0826