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Aims and Scope

Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies (JOLS), is an international, peer-reviewed, indexed, open-access, academic e-journal established to assess the cultural legacy in the geography where the Ottoman Empire ruled.

JOLS is aimed to publish authentic articles in which the issues especially language, literature and history, and the subjects that can be assessed in “Ottoman legacy” are discussed, evaluation and analysis on the cultural life during and after the Ottoman Period are made and presented in academic discipline.


JOLS will consider for publishing on the following topics:

Ottoman period political, military, social, economic, cultural life

Ottoman period language and literature

Ottoman period art, architecture

Articles in JOLS can be submitted in a form of:

regular research articles

reviews -


Conference proceedings – (In the papers presented at scientific meetings such as symposiums or congresses, the name, place and date of the scientific meeting should be specified)

Articles produced from postgraduate theses (the information of the decision-maker to publish this type of articles from the thesis should be stated in the footnote

Other kinds of manuscripts will be judged solely based on the scientific merit of data/research provided


All submitted manuscripts by author(s) are subject to initial appraisal by the section editors to peer review

as a double-blind by at least two independent and expert referees.

JOLS provides immediate open access to its content, on the principle that making research freely available

to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


JOLS; is a peer-reviewed online journal which publishes original research papers, review and theoretical manuscripts.


Deadline for the next issue: Always open

Average Review Time: 4 weeks

JOLS, published electronically three times a year in March, July and November.