General Remarks:


Contributions and editorial correspondence should be sent via OJS Submission System. Manuscripts must be in English or Turkish and should be approximately 5,000- 7,000 words. Authors should not submit manuscripts that are under consideration for publication elsewhere. Academic peers will assess all manuscripts.


Please provide a title page indicating the article title, author’s full name (in the form preferred for publication), and author’s affiliation (including mailing address and email address). 


Manuscripts should include an abstract with the length of 250 words at maximum and it must contain no references and followed by maximum 5 keywords. Abstract should set out briefly and clearly the main objectives and conclusions of the work, and it should give a clear idea of what has been achieved.


Page Layout


Page Layout must be 4 inches from top, 2,5 inches from right, left and bottom. Manuscript pages should be numbered consecutively. Paragraphs should have no-indentation. Spelling, capitalization, and punctuation must be consistent within each article.




Authors are recommended to follow Book Antiqua, 12 punto and 1.5 lines in the main text. Titles must be 14 punto bold, sub-titles be 12 punto regular and third-sub-titles be 12 punto italic. 9 punto should be followed in footnotes.


Abbreviations and capitalizations should be consistent throughout the text. The use of full stops in lower case abbreviations is necessary (et al., ibid., ed.). However please avoid using this type of punctuation in capitalized abbreviations (UN; Washington, DC), with the exception of the abbreviation for the United States of America, which must include points (U.S.).


Dates within the article to be given as follows: 1 June 2010, 1990s, 21st century, mid-18th century, 1991-2001.


Please use double quotation marks for all quotations; and single ones for concepts that are not directly quoted (eg. so-called ‘hard power’) as well as for quotes within quotes. If the quoted sentence exceeds more than 30 words, you should omit the quotation marks, start the quote from a new line and indent the quote about 1cm from the left/right-hand margin of the page.




Illustrations and tables should be included in the same document with the main text, preferably as a word document. Yet, illustrations and tables can be submitted in a separate document to prevent any disruptions in the word document. JISPOL isn’t responsible for such disruptions while no separate word document is sent.


All illustrations in the separate document must be submitted as in jpg format. Tables should be comprehensible without reference to the text. Type each on a separate sheet and indicate the approximate position in the text with a marginal note.


All articles accepted for publication will be copy-edited and proofread. Copy-edited typescripts of articles and reviews will be sent to authors; this represents the final opportunity for authors to make corrections or amendments to their work, as proofs are not circulated to authors.


Foreign words accepted in English usage should be spelled in accordance with the New Oxford Dictionary of English or the Concise Oxford Dictionary.




Article references and bibliographies should be written in accordance with the latest version of American Psychological Association Style (APA) throughout the manuscript which can be followed on the link

Journal of Islamic Politics (JISPOL) is a peer-reviewed international academic journal that is published twice a year in July and December. JISPOL focuses on contributing to academic knowledge on the mental interrelationship between classical Islamic thought and the chosen contemporary academic disciplines which are considered the most-significant specific fields for the future of the Islamic World. These disciplines are Political Science, Regional Studies, Islamic Economics, Xenophobia, International Economics, Business and Management, International Relations, and Political Pscyhology. JISPOL also seeks Islam-oriented and discipline-oriented papers having originally contributed to the literature of the chosen academic disciplines. JISPOL also aims to contribute to the literature by launching research teams on specific research questions, various events like workshops on contemporary developments in the disciplines, analyses & op-eds on the relevant issues. Beyond all academic publications and events, JISPOL also is working on a software program making easier to follow the literature and to author any academic paper in literal, mental, and technical reasoning.


Two types of paper are published in Journal of Politics:

  • Islam-oriented Paper: These kinds of papers are expected to focus on the issues of the Islamic and Muslim world. With this respect, questions at the origins of these papers must be shaped around Islam’s history or developments in Muslim World in the related JISPOL Disciplines. The aim of JISPOL in separating some papers into this category is to make the literature more systematic and have the capability to categorize existing information about Islam and the Muslim world. 
  • Discipline-oriented Paper: These kinds of papers are expected to contribute the discussions in the literature of related JISPOL disciplines. Questions in these papers must be shaped by the existing and recent discussions in the literature of JISPOL disciplines. JISPOL kindly encourage authors to focus on theoretical discussions while empirical and descriptive contributions are also so welcomed. JISPOL’s main aim in this category is to care about the independent developments from Islam and Muslim world in the JISPOL disciplines.  


Authors must determine the kind of paper in the submission process by being in consultation with JISPOL Editorial Team.

Journal of Islamic Politics (JISPOL) seeks manuscripts that make outstanding contributions to scholarly knowledge about notable theoretical concerns, empirical issues, or methodological strategies in Islamic politics. Manuscripts submitted for review should address an important research problem or question, display a high level of curiosity or innovation in research, contribute in a novel way to a body of knowledge, and also (as appropriate) demonstrate state-of-the-art use of appropriate methodology.


JISPOL does not review manuscripts that:


  • Do not focus on topics without any conceptual or empirical relation to maritime concepts;
  • Do not contain original arguments or analyses;
  • Are not analytically rigorous, of high quality, and self-contained;
  • Do not have appropriate Institutional Review Board approval for studies involving human subjects;
  • Are unsolicited responses to recently published articles;
  • Are simultaneously under review elsewhere;
  • Contain material that has already been published elsewhere (without appropriate citation or acknowledgment);
  • Fail to comply with the substantive, stylistic, formatting, and anonymity requirements described above;
  • Have been reviewed previously at the JISPOL


Articles are selected for publication in the JISPOL based on a blind review process. Authors and co-authors of submissions to the JISPOL are expected to review manuscripts for the Journal. The JISPOL Editor reserves the right to refuse submissions from authors who repeatedly fail to provide reviews for the Journal when invited to do so.


The Editors of the JISPOL seek to provide constructive and informative manuscript reviews that provide authors with useful information regardless of the ultimate editorial decision. We are also committed to providing authors with efficient and timely turnaround when processing submitted manuscripts. But the speed of the process is directly affected by the timeliness of referee responses. Accordingly, it may take several months to complete the review of a manuscript. Note also that all reviews are advisory to the JISPOL Editor, who is solely responsible for publication decisions. Editorial decisions are final on all manuscripts. No appeals are accepted, with the exception of specific points of procedural errors in the review process.


JISPOL accepts only peer-reviewed articles. However, the process will be as followed:


  1. Initial Assessment: The submitted articles will be reviewed by the relevant Editorial Board and the decision will be stated on the submission system or via email.
  2. JISPOL accepts double-blind peer-review. With this respect, if the editorial decision is positive, then the paper will be sent to two peers to review the paper in terms of the originality, grammar rules, ethical rules, plagiarism, publication policy.
  3. If both peers give positive reviews on the manuscript, then the article will be published. If one of the peers gives negative feedback, then Editorial Board has the right to give the end decision. Editorial Board can make a positive decision, or a negative decision, or send it to a third peer.


The review process will be continued in accordance with the timeline declared in the Call of Paper of the related Volume.

JISPOL agrees on the universal understanding about plagiarism which consists of two types.


  1. Direct Plagiarism: Taking someone else’s work in his/her own original words without any reference
  2. Self-Plagiarism: Incorporating one’s previously published own work.
  3. Duplication: Resubmitting one’s previously published own work.


Authors must check their manuscripts in terms of the degree of plagiarism by a software like iThenticate or Turnitin. In the submission process, authors are also expected to submit the plagiarism report by the software program they use as an attachment in the OJS submission. If they cannot add the reports, they can also send to the JISPOL email:

Authors should send the Copyright Transfer Agreement they assigned to the official email: Without any submission of the Agreement, JISPOL Editorial Board has the right to delay the publication or cancel the publication decision regardless of the results of peer-review process. Authors can find the Copyright Transfer Agreement by clicking the button on this page. 


JISPOL accepts only submissions of original research. Therefore, authors are responsible for the originality of their manuscripts and that their manuscripts aren’t published before anywhere else in the world. If a disruption of this originality rule is determined, then JISPOL does not have any responsibility in law, and JISPOL does also keep its rights in accordance with the Copyright Transfer Agreement between JISPOL and the author. 

Are you Ready for Submission?

If you think that your manuscript is convenient with all JISPOL policies, then please do not hesitate to send it to us. Also, please do not forget to send the Copyright Transfer Agreement (Agreement) assigned by you to