Articles submitted to the journal should be original contributions. If another version of the article is under consideration by another publication, or has been or will be published elsewhere, authors should clearly indicate this at the time of submission. Manuscripts should be submitted to: e-mail: perceptions@mfa.gov.tr.

The final decision on whether the manuscript is accepted for publication in the Journal or not is made by the Editorial Board depending on the anonymous referees' review reports.

A standard length for PERCEPTIONS articles is 6,000 to 8,000 words including endnotes. The manuscript should begin with an indented and italicised summary up to 150 words, which should describe the main arguments and conclusions, and 5-7 keywords, indicating to main themes of the manuscript. A title page should be attached to the manuscript, including the title of the manuscript, full name (s) of the authors, academic and/or other professional affiliations if any, complete mailing address, fax and phone numbers of the author to whom proofs and correspondence should be sent. The author is also expected to give a brief biography in a footnote at the beginning of the article. Perceptions also publishes reviews of new books or reports; ‘book reviews’ are usually around 700-1,500-words."

Manuscripts should be single-spaced written by Times New Roman regular font, 11 point throughout. Justified margins; top and bottom 3 cm, left and right 2.4 cm are required. Manuscripts should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper. Only the first letters of title words should be ‘upper case’. Quotations should be placed within double quotation marks (“……”). Quotations larger than four lines should be indented at left margin and single-spaced. Use endnotes and avoid bibliography. British punctuation and spelling should be used throughout. Dates should be in the form 3 November 1996; 1995-1998; and 1990s.

All diagrams, charts and graphs should be referred to as figures and consecutively numbered. Tables should be kept to a minimum and contain only essential data. Each figure and table must be given an Arabic numeral, followed by a heading, and be referred to in the text. Appropriate places of tables should be indicated in the text and tables should be submitted in a separate file.  If copyrighted material is used in the article, it is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder.

Names of the authors, places and the publishing houses are required to be written in their original forms. The styles of the references in endnotes should conform the following examples:

Books

John Smith, The Book Title, New York, New York Publishing Co., 1999, p. 100.
John E. Smith (ed.), The Book Title, New York, New York Publishing Co., 1999, pp. 100-102.
John Smith and Mary Jones, The Book Title, New York, New York Publishing Co., 1999, p. 100.
Subsequent references should appear as: Smith, The Book Title, p. 100.

In endnotes ‘ibid.’ should be used where possible, but it should not be used where the previous note contains more than one source.

Articles in Journals

John Smith, “Article Title”, Journal Name, Vol. #, No. # (Month Year), p. #.
Subsequent references should appear as: Smith, “Article Title,” p. #.

Articles in Edited Books

John Smith, “Article Title”, in Mary Jones, Book Title, New York, New York Publishing Co., 1999, p.
100.

Newspaper Article

Christopher Hooton, “Japan is turning its abandoned golf courses into solar power plants”, The Independent, 21 July 2015.

Manuscript References

PRO King’s Remembrancer’s Memoranda Roll, E159/69, m. 78.
BM Add. MS 36042, fo.2 (plural fos.). Four-figure numerals without comma or space: 2572. Titles of
other record repositories, and names of collections of papers, in full in first reference:
Scottish Record Office (hereafter SRO), Airlie Papers, GD 16, section 38/82, April 5, 1844.
Compton Papers, kept at the estate office of the Marquess of Northampton, Castle Ashby (hereafter CA),
bdle. 1011, no.29.

Official Papers

Parliamentary Papers: Select Committee on Manufacturers (Parl. Papers, 1833, VI), 0.456. Subsequent references as:
SC on ... (PP, 1839, VII), 00.2347.
Hansard (Commons), 4th ser. XXXVI, 641–2, 22 Aug. 1895.

Theses

For titles of published and unpublished theses use italics:
John E. Smith, Title of Thesis, unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Name of the University, Year, Chapter #, p. #

Internet References

Azam Ahmed and Julie Hirschfeld Davis, “U.S. and Cuba Reopen Long-Closed Embassies”, The New York Times, 20 July 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/21/world/americas/cuba-us-embassy-diplomatic-relations.html?ref=world&_r=0 (last visited 21 July 2015)

Title of Book Reviews

Türk Basınında Dış Habercilik (Foreign News Reporting in the Turkish Media), by M. Mücahit Küçükyılmaz and Hakan Çopur. Ankara: SETA, 2010, 168 pages, ISBN 9786054023073.