Volume: 9 Issue: 2, 8/27/23

Year: 2023

The aim of our journal is to present original research on the languages and peoples of Kurdish from its beginning down to the present. In addition to Kurdish itself any aspects of Kurdish relations with an influence on the areas of the Middle East, Mesopotamia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Europe and Kurdish who are all around the world, falls within the journal’s scope

IJOKS accepts mansucripts, book reviews or translation texts for publication. Subjects are about Kurdish Studies related to all disciplines of Kurdish. As soon as the editorial team receives the submissions, two experts are assigned as reviewers. Our journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers. All reviewers evaluates the manuscript in terms of originality, methodology and its contributions to the field.

Guide for Authors


Articles submitted to the journal must not have been previously published or accepted for publication anywhere else. Articles may be written in Turkish, Kurdish, English or Russian. Submissions should be sent to the editor as either an e-mail attachment to ijoks21@gmail.com or on a disk by regular post to the following address:

Dergi Park on the website submission form

Or: The Editor as e-mail attachment to ijoks21@gmail.com

Or: on a disk by airmail to the following address: A. Butt, 6 Sayer Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7248, AUSTRALIA.

Articles being considered for publication will be sent to anonymous referees for evaluation. Responsibility for following articles in the evaluation process lies with the editor and publication committee. Articles accepted for publication after completion of the referees’ evaluations will be returned to the author for corrections, if required. Articles that are not accepted for publication cannot be returned.

Font: Word document, Times New Roman, 12 point, single-space.

Length: Maximum length for articles is 25 pages. Articles over 25 pages in length can only be considered on an exceptional basis. Notes should not exceed 7 pages and book reviews should not be longer than 3 pages.

Title page: Both the title and the author’s name should be written in bold ans Sentence case on the title page. Title should not excced ten words!

Keywords: Three to ten keywords should be listed on the front page of the article.

Abstract: All articles are required to include an abstract, not to exceed 150 words, in English.

Tables: All tables must be numbered and include a title.

Diagrams: Diagram captions must be numbered.

Illustrations: Photographs accompanying articles should be 300 dpi; line drawings 800-1200 dpi. All illustrations must be in either gif or jpeg formats. Provide images in a folder using the same names as referenced in the article and include the folder containing original images with the article.

Abbreviations: All abbreviations should have an explanation in parantheses the first time they occur.

All references through the manuscript should follow APA 6 format. All sources should be listed in their original language on the last page, at the end of the manuscript. However, sources in languages other than Turkish, English and Russian that do not use the Latin alphabet should be given in an internationally accepted transliteration.


Gürbilek, N. (2004). Kör ayna, kayıp şark. İstanbul: Metis.
Kalpaklı, M. (Ed.). (1999). Osmanlı divan şiiri üzerine metinler. İstanbul: YKY
Cochrane, A. (2007). Understanding urban policy: A critical approach. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
Zairi, M. (Ed.). (1999). Best practice: Process innovation management. Oxford, England: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Journal Articles:
Kramer, E., & Bloggs, T. (2002). On quality in art and art therapy.American Journal of Art Therapy, 40, 218-231.
Elo, A., Ervasti, J., Kuosma, E., & Mattila, P. (2008). Evaluation of an organizational stress management program in a municipal public works organization. Journal of Occupational
Health Psychology, 13(1), 10-23.

Government Publications:
Department of Finance and Administration. (2006). Delivering Australian Government services: Managing multiple channels. Canberra, Australia: Author.
Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2007). Australian social trends (Cat. no. 4102.0). Canberra, Australia: ABS.

For other types of references, please use APA 6TH STYLE REFERENCING.

Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. All manuscripts accepted for IJOKS will be checked for its originality by iThenticate and rejected if they are encountered plagiarism.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

IJOKS reserves the right to delete any article without prior notice from previously published issues of the journal if it is determined that they have violated any of the editorial principles and/or terms and conditions.
Articles published by the journal may not be reproduced totally or in part without the express written permission of the publisher.
Authors are responsible for obtaining the necessary permission to reproduce illustrations, tables etc. taken from other sources.
Opinions by the authors of articles in the journal are solely those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect those of the journal, its editor, assistant editors, or advisory board.


This Journal aims at rapid publication of research results and maintaining double-blind system for peer-review; the reviewers’ identities remain anonymous to authors.

The review process may take 2 - 3 weeks. In case of special circumstances, the review process takes longer, authors will be notified by email. Articles with significant results will be reviewed and published at the highest priority and speed. Please remember that poorly prepared and unnecessarily lengthy papers have less chance of being accepted.

If you have any difficulties, or you have any queries, please contact with Editors via e-mail ijoks21@gmail.com or contact page.

Ethical Principles and Publication Policy
Publication Ethics

While establishing the ethical duties and responsibilities below, they have been prepared as open access, taking into account the guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

The author(s) who submit a study to the International Journal of Kurdish Studies are expected to comply with the following ethical responsibilities:

* The publication processes implemented in the International Journal of Kurdish Studies form the basis for the development and distribution of information in an impartial and respectable manner. The processes implemented in this direction are directly reflected in the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support the authors. Peer-reviewed studies are studies that embody and support the scientific method. At this point, it is important that all stakeholders of the process (authors, readers and researchers, publisher, referees and editors) comply with the standards for ethical principles. Within the scope of the International Journal of Kurdish Studies publication ethics, all stakeholders are expected to have the following ethical responsibilities.
* The works submitted by the author(s) are expected to be original. If the author(s) benefit from or use other works, they are required to cite and/or cite completely and accurately.
*People who do not contribute to the content intellectually in the creation of the work should not be specified as the author.
* All studies submitted for publication, if any, situations that may constitute a conflict of interest and their relations should be explained.
*Raw data may be requested from the author(s) regarding their articles within the framework of the evaluation processes, in such a case the author(s) should be ready to present the expected data and information *to the editorial board and scientific committee.
*Author(s) must have a document showing that they have the right to use the data used, the necessary permissions for the research/analysis, or the consent of the experimented subjects.
*In the event that the author(s) notices an error or mistake regarding his/her published, early view or evaluation work, he/she has an obligation to cooperate with the editor in informing, correcting or withdrawing the journal editor or publisher.
*Authors cannot have their work in the application process of more than one journal at the same time. Each application can be started following the completion of the previous application. A study published in another journal cannot be sent to the International Journal of Kurdish Studies.
* It cannot be proposed to change the author responsibilities of a work whose evaluation process has begun (such as adding an author, changing the order of authors, removing an author).

Ethical Duties and Responsibilities of Editors

International Journal of Kurdish Studies editors and field editors have the following ethical duty based on the "COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" and "COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as open access. and should have responsibilities:

General duties and responsibilities

Editors are responsible for every publication published in the International Journal of Kurdish Studies. In the context of this responsibility, editors have the following roles and responsibilities:

* Making efforts to meet the information needs of readers and writers,
*Continuous development of the journal,
*Executing processes to improve the quality of studies published in the journal,
* Supporting freedom of thought,
* Ensuring academic integrity,
*Continuing business processes without compromising intellectual property rights and ethical standards,
* Demonstrating openness and transparency in terms of publication on issues that require correction and explanation.

Relations with the reader

Editors should make decisions by considering the knowledge, skills and experience expectations of all readers, researchers and practitioners. It should be careful that the published studies contribute to the reader, researcher, practitioner and scientific literature and that they are original. In addition, editors are obliged to consider the feedback from readers, researchers and practitioners, and to provide explanatory and informative feedback.

Relations with authors

The duties and responsibilities of the editors to the authors are as follows:

*Editors should make a positive or negative decision based on the importance, original value, validity, clarity of the narrative, and the journal's goals and objectives.
* Studies that are suitable for the scope of publication should be taken to the preliminary evaluation stage unless they have serious problems.
*Editors should not ignore positive referee suggestions unless there is a serious problem with the work.
*New editors should not change the decisions made by the previous editor(s) for studies unless there is a serious problem.
*"Blind Refereeing and Evaluation Process" must be published and the editors must prevent deviations that may occur in the defined processes.
To the authors

Article Processing Charges (APCs): 150.00 USD

NOTICE: All submissions will be accepted through the Manuscript Submission System. Please click on www.ijoks.com and register to submit a paper.