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Instructions for contributors
Submissions to New Perspectives on Turkey

The following is a brief overview only. For detailed guidance in formatting your manuscript, please refer to the NPT Style Guide for Authors.

Articles should be submitted via the online submission system.

NPT publishes articles in English only. Submission of an article implies that it has not been simultaneously submitted or previously published elsewhere. The entire manuscript, including notes, tables and references, must be word processed and submitted electronically. The main text and footnotes should both be double spaced and left aligned (ragged right). The first page of the manuscript should contain: the title, the name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s), and an abstract of no more than 200 words. Author contact details and acknowledgments of any sort should be typed as an Author's Note above the first footnote.

Authors are responsible for acquiring their own image permissions. Digital files of images should be of the maximum size and resolution possible, with a minimum resolution of 200 dpi, and are to be provided as separate files. Graphs and tables are to be provided in a separate, editable document, not as static images. The preferred location of all figures should be indicated in the main text, and a full caption and any source citation / permission provided beneath the location of each figure. All authors should read and follow the Cambridge Artwork Guide, available here.

All non-English words found in an unabridged U.S. English dictionary (i.e., Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary) should be treated as English words. All non-English words and phrases should be in italics on the first instance. All non-Roman alphabets must be transliterated, and authors are responsible for the consistency of their transliterations.

When spelling Turkish words, authors should always use the additional Turkish Latin characters: Â â Ç ç Ğ ğ ı İ î Ö ö Ü ü Ş ş, e.g., Istanbul à İstanbul.

NPT uses both footnotes and a final reference list. The author must provide a complete list of all the publishedsources (published books and articles) at the end of the manuscript. However, archival material, statutes, newspaper articles, and unpublished theses and lectures, etc., should only be mentioned in the footnotes.

As NPT is a specialist scholarly publication, authors are discouraged from giving courtesy translations of the titles of every work originally published in Turkish or other languages in footnotes and references.

The style of footnote citations and final reference lists should conform with the Notes and Bibliography style detailed in chapter 14 of the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (sometimes called the Humanities Style). When a work is referenced more than once, for the second and consecutive citations use the author's last name and a shortened title of the book or article. When references to the same work follow without interruption use Ibid.

The Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide to formatting footnotes and references in the Chicago Notes and Bibliography style is available at the official website of the Chicago Manual of Style (]

Language Editing Services

Contributions written in English are welcomed from all countries. Authors, particularly those whose first language is not English, may wish to have their English-language manuscripts checked by a native speaker before submission. This is optional, but may help to ensure that the academic content of the paper is fully understood by the editor and any reviewers. Cambridge offers a service which authors can learn about here. Please note that the use of any of these services is voluntary, and at the author's own expense. Use of these services does not guarantee that the manuscript will be accepted for publication, nor does it restrict the author to submitting to a Cambridge published journal.

Peer Review

Please visit the Cambridge University Press Peer Review Hub for general information on how to peer review journal articles, a peer review FAQ, ethics in peer review, and more information.

Open Access Policies

NPT is a "hybrid" journal, meaning that although the journal itself is available via subscription, individual articles can be published under an Open Access model. Authors who would like to publish their article via Open Access should fill out the Open Access Copyright Transfer Form. Should your article be accepted, an Article Processing Charge (APC) will be collected during the production phase. For further information about Open Access at Cambridge University Press, please visit our Open Access page.

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