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The journal is a double-blind, peer-reviewed publication published twice a year in May and November. The journal’s languages are Turkish and English.
The Journal of the Institute for Sufi Studies (JISS) accepts articles in Turkish and English.
Instructions for Authors
Journal of the Institute for Sufi Studies (JISS) Scope
The Journal of the Institute for Sufi Studies of Uskudar University is focused on the thought, history and literature of Sufism, including research and articles about the philosophical, social, cultural, anthropological, and artistic aspects of these topics.
The Journal aims to contribute to the academic field of Islamic Studies through a focus on Sufi Studies, while also bringing forward Ottoman Sufi thought and Sufi perspectives on Islamic civilization. At the same time, through an interdisciplinary approach, the Journal aims to expand the accepted bounds of disciplines by providing the opportunity for the various fields to work together when thinking of the myriad topics related to Islamic and Sufi Studies.
The work that is sent to the Journal must be no more than 8000 words, excluding the references (bibliography) section. The work that is sent is first evaluated based on its adherence to the publication rules by the journal secretariat. It is then evaluated by the Editorial Board in terms of its purpose, topic, content, presentation and writing style. All submitted work is expected to fit the basic criteria listed below:
a) An original work that has not been done before
b) Prepared using current methods
c) Contributing to its field by presenting new concepts and methods
d) Advanced scientific competence
e) Clearly expresses the methodological foundation on which it is built
f) Allows for different perspectives and thoughts
g) Productive enough to open the path for further work on its field and topic
1. Research Paper
This is the most common article type where data obtained from an original study is presented in a detailed manner. It is composed of sections such as hypothesis, method, result, data analysis and discussion. It is preferred that the work be no longer than 8000 words. The article is evaluated through a blind review process.
These are articles written by way of reading, evaluating, and commenting through comparative analysis on findings presented in a sufficient number of scientific studies already done. It is recommended that the work be no longer than 5000 words. The article is evaluated through a blind review process.
3. Conference & Symposium Proceedings
These are works prepared for the purpose of presenting specific academic topics in its myriad dimensions at national or international academic meetings arranged to bring together experts of the field. In particular, translations into Turkish of these proceedings will be included. It is recommended that the work be no longer than 4000 works. Submissions in this category are evaluated by the Editorial Board.
4. Book Reviews
Book reviews introduce works such as a compilation, a monograph, scientific meeting, or article, and then engage in constructive criticism of the topic at hand as well as the work in which it is presented. It is recommended that the work be no longer than 1500 words. Submissions in this category are evaluated by the Editorial Board.
5. Other Original or Compilation Articles/Writings
Original or compilation articles that have not been published elsewhere may be published in the Journal following an evaluation by the Editorial Board without being sent for blind review. Essays by experts of the field, specific topics, and writings on the areas of interest and academic activities of the Institute for Sufi Studies may be considered within this category.