Journal Of Ottoman Legacy Studies (OMAD) ISSN: (Online) 2148-5704 (Print)

PUBLICATION PRINCIPLES

Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies, is an international academic e-journal established to assess the cultural legacy of the Ottoman Empire in the former territories of the Ottoman Empire. The JOLS publishes original research articles in language, literature and history. The JOLS welcomes original contributions that academically assess the “Ottoman legacy” and cover the cultural life during and after the Ottoman Period.
 
General Rules
1- Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies is an international refereed journal and it is published electronically three times a year in March, July and November. The JOLS publishes maximum 10 articles in each issue.

2– The publication language of Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies is Turkish and English.

3– The JOLS publishes previously unpublished original research articles, interviews, and translations, and  white papers. Articles submitted to JOLS should not be under evaluation in another publication venue.

4–The JOLS reserves the right to publish or reject submitted articles. The JOLS does not pay any royalty to its authors. The authors accept that their submitted work is in compliance with copyright laws, and their work does not defame any person or a group, or invade their privacy. Authors, not the editors of Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies, are legally responsible for the content of their work in case their work are found in violation of Turkish or international laws. Authors are responsible to pay legal fees and expenses if their work causes any legal action.

5– The Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies and the authors of published articles reserve
all the rights for the articles it publishes and the articles submitted for publication in the evaluation period. As far as they were appropriately cited and referenced, all published work can be used for academic purpose. The JOLS does not charge any submission or publication fee from authors.

6– The submitted articles shall not be longer than 10,000 words including abstract, footnotes, bibliography and appendices.

7- Total number of quoted citations in the articles shall not exceed 10% of the article text, including abstract, footnotes, bibliography and appendices.

8- Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies has the right to change the Turkish and English titles of the articles in the publication stage.

9–  All articles are checked against plagiarism by Viper and Plagium programs. If plagiarism is found, the article no published, if not found, it is sent to two referees. In the event that both referees give positive reports, the article is published. However, if a referee gives a negative report, the article is sent to a third referee. If the report of the third referee is positive, the article is published, if not it is not published. If a referee does complete a report in a month, the article is sent to a new referee.  The articles published after control editors of Turkish and English language. 

10– All articles submitted to Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies go through double blind-peer review. The JOLS pays utmost attention to make sure the process is completed without reviewers and authors don't know each other.

11– Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies publishes the approved articles in the order it received.

12– Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies is an open access journal which means that all content is  free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledge and cited.
 
Spelling Rules
1– You can submit your articles by entering your e-mail address and password through the “Submit Manuscript” link on the main page: http://www.osmanlimirasi.net/ (use the drop-down box to select your language preference). You will be notified by email to your registered address when all referee comments are available. You may then review the referee comments through the same link. PLEASE NOTE: because you are allowed to edit the corrections one time only, you must wait until all referees submit their comments before editing your corrections.

2– The content in the articles should be as follows: Turkish title, English title, Turkish abstract and key words, English abstract and keywords, main text, conclusion, bibliography, and appendices if any (maps, figures, etc.). Abstracts should be no more than 200-word long and the keywords should be between 3 and 5 words.
 
Page Layout
a) Articles must be typed in Microsoft Word program and page structures should be organized as follows:

Page Size

A4 vertical

Top Margin

3 cm

Bottom Margin

3 cm

Left Margin

3 cm

Right Margin

3 cm

Fisrt line of each paragraph

1.25 cm

Block quotations (right and left)

1.25 cm

Font

Times New Roman

Font Type Style

Normal

Size of Normal Text

11

Size of Abstract

9

Size of Block Quotations

9

Size of Foot Note

9

Space Between Paragraphs

Before 0 nk, after 6 nk

Space Between Lines

1

 
b) Page numbers, details such as headers and footers must not be included in the articles.

c) The main Turkish title must be written in capital, bold letters and the English title must be written in lowercase, bold and italic. Subtitles should be written in lower case, except the first letters.

d) For Turkish word spelling, punctuation and abbreviations, the most recent edition of Turkish Language Society Spelling Dictionary should be used.

e) Footnotes should be given after the sentence.

f) In footnotes please follow “Name, Surname” order. In bibliography follow “Surname, Name” order.
Examples
In footnotes
Halil İnalcık, The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age 1300-1600, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London 1973, p. 153.
 
Tamer Balcı, "Ottoman Balkan Heritage and the Construction of Turkish National Identity”, Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies, Volume: 1/1, 2014, p. 65.
 
In bibliography
İnalcık, Halil, The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age 1300-1600, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London 1973.
 
Balcı, Tamer, "Ottoman Balkan Heritage and the Construction of Turkish National Identity”, Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies, Volume: 1/1, 2014, pp. 60-70.
 
The full name of the work must be given when used for the first time in the footnote.
Example
Halil İnalcık, The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age 1300-1600, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London 1973, p. 153.
 
If the work will be used for the second time in the footnote, after the first letters of the author's name and surname, abbreviations such as m.w. (mentioned work, italics), m.a. (mentioned article), m.t. (mentioned thesis) are used.
Example
H. İnalcık, ibid. p. 170.
 
If an author’s more than one work of the same type is to be used, the names of these works must be written briefly.
Example
T. Balcı, "Ottoman Balkan Heritage...", p. 67.
T. Balcı, "Kosovo Almanias...", p. 168.
 
All articles submitted to Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies must follow Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies Publication Guideline sand use footnotes. See the examples below for most commonly used forms of citations. For any source not explicitly stated below, follow Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edt, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010 or http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html