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Aims and Scope

Perceptions is a biannual English language and peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Center for Strategic Research (SAM) which works under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey.

Regularly published since 1996, the journal accepts commentaries, original research articles and book reviews that focus on a wide range of issues related with Turkish foreign policy and international affairs.

Perceptions features articles from many distinguished scholars and experts from Turkey and abroad. The views expressed in the articles are those of the authors and should not be attributed to SAM.

Manuscripts submitted to Perceptions should be original contributions. If another version of the manuscript is under review by another journal – or has been or will be published elsewhere – authors should clearly indicate this at the time of submission.

All manuscripts should be submitted by e-mail to:

Manuscripts are subject to initial evaluation by the Editors. If found suitable for further consideration, they are evaluated through double-blind peer-review by anonymous scholars and experts.

The final decision on whether a manuscript is accepted for publication in Perceptions is made by the Editors in accordance with the reports of the anonymous reviewers.

The previous issues of the journal are also now open access on the Dergipark platform. Please visit: