PUBLISHING POLICY

Main Principles

  1. PS:EUROPE, Political and Social Research Institute of Europe establishes its principles of publishing policy on the basis of Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The publishing policy acknowledges the protection of nature, bio-diversity and ecological order as a principal stance. It acknowledges and supports the development of any kind of individual and collective identity on the basis of democratic principles.
  2. According to this, equality, human honor, freedom of expression, justice, rule of law, and women’s maximum participation to the social and political processes for the social and political progress, struggle against discriminations are among the main principles. In relation to it, a counteractive stance towards economic, political and social inequalities forms the foundations of the principles of publishing policy.
  3. The main mottos that will show the way to the publishing policy is not the prejudices or presuppositions of an ideology or a specific idea but the critical thought and constant questioning on the basis of democracy.
  4. No article could be in the manner that consolidates inequalities, neither it could argue for despotism nor discrimination. Articles cannot include essentialist arguments. Critical thought, constant questioning, and democratic principles display the method of publishing policy.

Publishing Policy

  1. The articles are divided into two. These are weekly articles and theme articles.
  2. The Word quota is between 500-800 words for weekly articles and between 1000-3000 for articles written under a theme.
  3. Editorial process of weekly articles whose topic is up to the writers must be completed within 7 days. Editorial board’s control unit coordinates the process. Weekly articles are evaluated by editors as soon as possible and are published in the website if they does not conflict with publication principles.
  4. Themes are determined after discussions in which coordinators of all units state their opinions.
  5. Whether articles written under a theme will be put into a report form is discussed in coordination in plenary sessions and by board of directors, and if they decide in favor of it then reports might be prepared. The decision for print publication of those articles is subjected to the same procedure.
  6. Writers have 30 days to write after the next theme is determined, then articles are sent to the editors. Editors must evaluate those articles and compromise with the writers about necessary editing within 14 days. The 44-day editorial process ends with this and articles are put on the website.
  7. Articles, which violate the editorial policies and ethics, cannot be published.
  8. Plagiarism is not tolerated in any cases. If a plagiarism is noticed later, this article would be removed from the webs-site following an announcement.
  9. While writers are writing their papers, it is suggested to consider that the articles are for both specialist and non-specialist readers. Then it’s editors’ job to remind writers to make those terms easier and more understandable. In this case, the authors should avoid from over consuming the terms that requires speciality.
  10. The opinions or critics of the writers are to be critical and questioning to the subjects of their paper. The authors should try to put forward new questions and new discussions. Critical thought and detecting the tendencies should be the main dynamics of the articles.
  11. PS-Europe accepts Turkish and English papers.
  12. Authors who sent their articles to PS:EUROPE can also send their articles to other organizations, on the condition that they state the source of article is PS:EUROPE.
  13. Tables and illustrations can be used to enhance comprehensibility.
  14. Use of reference and endnote is preferred.
  15. When a critique comes to an author, it should be published at the website, even if this article is out of publishing principles, by virtue of principles of priority of criticism. (By stating that author is not a member of PS:EUROPE and it is just a critique.)
  16. PS:EUROPE have each kind of usufruct on articles which are published at the website.
  17. Each kind of legal liability that might result from any article belongs to the author who owns the article. PS:EUROPE is not responsible in this regard.