About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Journal of Ottoman and Turkish Studies is a semi-annually published journal which focuses not
only to the studies related to the Republic of Turkey, Turkish nationalism, language, and its
Anatolian past but also to the studies on regions that make up former Ottoman worlds. The
primary aim of the journal is to promote the wide-ranging studies that cross disciplinary,
national, ethnic, imperial, periodized, religious, geographic, and linguistic boundaries and
contribute to the Ottoman and Turkish studies in a way that better represents the diversity of
peoples, times, and regions in the Middle East.
JOTSA welcomes submissions of high quality unpublished articles based on original research on
Ottoman and Turkish studies. It has a rigorous double blind peer review process that conforms to
accepted academic publications standards. JOTSA also welcomes special issues arising out of
workshops, symposiums, conference panels, etc. Themed issues are subject to the same peer-
reviewed process as normal submissions.
Peer Review Process
Each submission goes through a double-blind review process. JOTSA’s policy is that published articles make original and strong theoretical and/or empirical contributions in their scholarly fields.