IJOKS was established in June 2014. The Journal publishes high-quality articles, reviews, and perspectives in the fields of Kurdish Studies. The journal is of interest to researchers, academics, and those people concerned with mediating research findings to practitioners.
Focus & Scope
The aim of our journal is to present original research on the Kurdish language, literature, linguistics, history, education, social sciences, Iranian languages, Middle Eastern studies, and Kurdish peoples from the beginning of known Kurdish history to the present. In addition to the Kurdish studies itself, any aspects of Kurdish relations influencing areas of what is now known as the Middle East (such as Mesopotamia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, parts of Europe, or the Kurdish nation) fall within the journal’s scope.
IJOKS supports an open access policy so that every article published online can be accessed without any restriction or subscription worldwide. Open access is based on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
IJOKS accepts manuscripts, book reviews, or translation texts for publication. As soon as the editorial team receives the submissions, two experts are assigned as reviewers. Our journal uses a double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer's and author's identities are concealed from the reviewers. All reviewers evaluate the manuscript in terms of originality, methodology, and contributions to the field.
IJOKS publishes two issues per year, in March and September.