Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Border Crossing is a peer reviewed international scholarly journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. A wide array of disciplines are represented and contributions from all subdisciplines of Social Sciences and Humanities are encouraged.

Papers, reviews, debates, interviews and book reviews with interdisciplinary perspectives as well as discipline specific focus are welcome. Border Crossing publishes research and scholarship drawing on Economics, Business, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, International Relations, Humanities, Languages, Literature, Law, Management, Public Administration, Psychology and other cognate disciplines.

* Border Crossing also publishes scholarly peer reviewed articles in Turkish. These papers are provided with a 300 words extended abstract in English.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Editors
  • Ali Tilbe
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Articles

Editors
  • Evinc Dogan
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
  • Ali Tilbe
  • Pinar Yazgan
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Special Issue: Arts and Migration

Special Issue on Arts and Migration guest edited by Dr Elif Iskender (Regent's University London) and Dr Vildan Mahmutoglu (Galatasaray University)

Editors
  • Elif Iskender
  • Vildan Mahmutoglu
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Viewpoints

Editors
  • Evinc Dogan
  • Ali Tilbe
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reviews

Literature reviews and conceptual debates can be published in this section.

Editors
  • Evinc Dogan
  • Ali Tilbe
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Data/Survey Presentation

Editors
  • Evinc Dogan
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
  • Ali Tilbe
  • Pinar Yazgan
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Book Reviews are usually solicited by editors. But occasionally ad hoc reviews are accpted.

Editors
  • Evinc Dogan
  • Ali Tilbe
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue Articles

Editors
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
  • Ali Tilbe
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All papers submitted to Border Crossing are peer-reviewed by independent experts. Final decision is at the discretion of the editors. Publisher may refuse to publish offensive or illegal material.

Border Crossingfollows a double blind peer review policy. Articles submitted to the journal are screenedby the editorial team and then, if appropriate, sent to two reviewers. Finally, in the light of reviewercomments, the editorial team reaches a decision about publication. This decision is final.

Research Articles, Letters, Brief Communications, Case Studies, Reports, Analysis, Reviews, and Viewpoints are peer-reviewed. All forms of published correction may also be peer-reviewed at the discretion of the editors. Other contributions are not usually peer-reviewed.

All submitted manuscripts are read by our editorial staff. Only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent to reviewers. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are desk rejected without external review. Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to two or more reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice.

Reviewers are welcome to recommend a particular course of action, but they should bear in mind that the other reviewers of a particular paper may have different technical expertise and/or views, and the editors may have to make a decision based on conflicting advice. The most useful reports, therefore, provide the editors with the information on which a decision should be based. Setting out the arguments for and against publication is often more helpful to the editors than a direct recommendation one way or the other.

Our editors evaluate the strength of the arguments raised by reviewers and by the authors, and may also consider other information not available to either party. Our primary responsibilities are to our readers and to the scientific community at large, and in deciding how best to serve them, we must weigh the claims of each paper against the many others also under consideration. Reviewers' criticisms are taken seriously, particularly the technical criticisms.

Border Crossingfollows the rules ofpublication ethicsto ensure academic objectivity and rigour of thejournal.

 

Publication Frequency

Articles accepted for publication in Border Crossing are published on a rolling basis. The journal publishes articles in annual volumes.

 

Author Self-Archiving

This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit its publication in Border Crossing journal.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...