Publication Policy

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

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. The views expressed in the articles are those of the authors and should not be attributed to SAM.

The journal applies no-charge policy, which means that there is no charge for submission, publication or management for the authors.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal 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.

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 the journal is made by the Editors in accordance with the reports of the anonymous reviewers.

All manuscripts should either be submitted by e-mail to by using the Dergipark platform: