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Writing Rules


Works submitted to Arete Journal of Political Philosophy for evaluation should be written in Times New Roman font with 1.5 line spacing and 12 point font.

Margins should be 3 cm for right, left, top and bottom. 

Articles should be between 6000-8000 words. Studies other than articles can be between 1000-3000 words.

The language of the articles should be Turkish or English.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal should be organized according to the 6th edition of APA (American Psychological Association) style.


Article Writing Rules


It should reflect the main idea of the article and be compatible with the content. The first letter of each word of the title, which should be written in bold letters, should be capitalized and written in 18 pt.


Author Name

No personal information of the author(s) should be included in the initial submission of the manuscript as a Word file.

When the final corrections are requested by the editor after the manuscript has been peer-reviewed, the author(s) should write the title, name-surname, orcid number, university/faculty/department and e-mail information in the relevant place in the article template. 



It should briefly state the discussion of the article. It should be at the beginning of the article and contain between 150-300 words. It should be written in 11 font size and single line spacing. It should be written as a single paragraph in both Turkish and English. 5 (five) keywords should appear immediately below the abstract in both Turkish and English.


Extended Abstract

It should include the purpose, method and results of the article and should be 800-1000 words.

The extended abstract should not refer to information in the text (e.g. as stated on page 5).

The abstract section must comply with English language rules in terms of grammar and expression. Manuscripts that do not comply with these requirements will be returned to the author for "proofreading".

NOTE: Extended Abstract is not required at the time of submission.


Main Text

The main text of the article should be written in Times New Roman, 12 font size and 1.5 line spacing, not exceeding 8000 words. 

Subheadings: The first letter of each word should be capitalized, all in bold, and the end of the title should be carriage return. No numbers should be placed in the headings. 12-point font size. No numbers should be placed in the headings. 

Subheadings: The first letter of the first word of the title should be capitalized and the first letter of the following word(s) should be lowercase. No numbers should be placed in the headings.

Tables, Graphics, Pictures and Figures: The visuals used in the text should be numbered as Table 1, Table 2 or Graph 1, Graph 2 and used where necessary in the text.

Footnotes: Footnotes are used in limited numbers only for mandatory explanations and are automatically given with the "FOOTNOTE" command. The references here should be organized with the surname of the author, the year of publication and the page number in parentheses. Example: (Laclau, 2011, p.60)



Quotations made verbatim in the article should be given in quotation marks and the source should be indicated in parentheses at the end of the quotation. Quotations of less than five lines / forty words should be italicized between sentences, and quotations longer than five lines / forty words should be given in blocks of 2 cm from the right and 1 cm from the left of the page, without quotation marks. Non-verbatim quotations should be cited only in parentheses at the end.


APA 6 version was taken as basis for in-text references (citations) and bibliography writing.

In-text referencing

-Sources with single author: Citations should be given in parentheses immediately after the relevant section, using a comma "," between the surname of the author, the year of publication of the work/study and the page number, respectively. The full stop sign indicating the completion of the sentence should be placed after the parenthesis.

          Example: (Badiou, 2011, p. 102). 

If the author's name is mentioned in the relevant sentence, it is sufficient to indicate the date and page in parentheses.

          Example: Badiou (2011, p.98), ...

                      On the state, Badiou states ..... (2011, p.98).

If the author's name is mentioned in the relevant sentence, it is sufficient to indicate the date and page in parentheses

           Example: Nancy (2015, p.60), on globalization...

If the author and year of publication are given in the sentence, the author and date are not given in parentheses.

           Example: Nancy draws attention to this issue in her work published in 2018.

If the entire study is to be referred to, the surname of the author and the year of publication are written in parentheses.

           Example: The state is not simply an element of superstructure (Althusser, 2019). 

If referring to the same work for the second time in a paragraph, it is sufficient to give the surname of the author in the second one, there is no need to add the year of publication.

           Example: Ranciere (2012) distinguishes between politics and government. According to Ranciere, politics....

-References with two or more authors:  For a work with two authors, the surnames of both authors should be included in each reference. In a sentence, the surnames of the authors are connected with the conjunction "and" and the "&" sign is used in parentheses.

             Example: Dardot and Laval (2018, p. 98), on neoliberalism....

                         (Dardot & Laval, 2018, p.98)

-In references with more than two authors, the surnames of all authors are listed in the first use. When the same study is cited again, the surname of the first author and "et al.", which means "and others", are written at the end.

- In English articles, the conjunction "and" should be replaced by "and" in sentences and "&" in parentheses.

-When referring to studies with three, four or five authors, the surnames of all authors are written only in the first reference. For subsequent references, the abbreviation "et al." is used after the surname of the first author.

             Example: First reference in a paragraph: Butler, Laclau, and Zizek (2013, p. 25) argue that studies that exhibit this approach...

     Second and subsequent references within the paragraph: Butler et al. (2013, p. 25) argue that studies exhibiting this approach...

              Example: First reference in parentheses: (Butler, Laclau & Zizek, 2013, p. 25)

                          Second and subsequent references in parentheses: (Butler et al., 2004, p. 25)

-When referring to studies with six or more authors, only the surname of the first author is given.

              Example: In the sentence: Sururi et al. (1995, p. 30)

                         In parentheses: (Sururi et al., 1995, p. 30)

-In English articles, the abbreviation "et al." is used instead of "et al." when referring to studies with three, four, five, six or more authors.

-Compiled Book:

             Example: (ed. Hazan, 2010)

-Citation to Secondary Sources:

              Example: According to Badiou (1985)... (cited in Bosteels, 2014).

-More than one work by the same author of the same date:

              Example: (Nancy, 1993a)

                               (Nancy, 1993b) 

-For quotations from a journal or book of unknown authorship, the name of the journal or book should be italicized.

              Example: (Trailers, 2006)

-If the date of the work is unknown:

              Example: (Seyhan, n.d., p. 45)

-Referring to a movie in the text:

              Example: (Down By Law, 1986).

-Studies with Legal Entity Authors: If a study belongs to a legal entity (government agencies, organizations, associations, working groups, etc.), the name information should be written clearly and clearly in the reference. In some cases, the name of the legal entity may be abbreviated. If the name of the legal entity is long and has a well-known abbreviation, both the full name and the abbreviation are used in the first reference, and only the abbreviation is used in subsequent references. If the legal entity name is short and not easily understood by everyone when abbreviated, it is written without abbreviation wherever it is mentioned.

           Example: First reference in a paragraph: Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK, 2015)...

                          In subsequent references within a paragraph: TÜBI·TAK (2015)...

                  Example: First reference in parentheses: (Türk Dil Kurumu [TDK], 2012, p. 38)

                          In subsequent references in parentheses: (TDK, 2012, p. 38).

-Making References in Parenthetical Explanations

If a reference is needed during an explanation in parentheses, commas should be used for the date, not square brackets.

              Example: (For more detailed information on this subject, see Demirtaş, 2022)


The references used in the bibliography used in the text at the end of the article should be shown according to APA 6th Edition:

Aytaç, A.M. (2011). Kitlelerin Ruhu. Ankara: Dipnot.

Guattari, F. (2020). Moleküler Devrim. Işık Ergüden (Trans.). İstanbul: Otonom.

Dardot, P./Laval, C. (2018). Müşterek: 21. Yüzyılda Devrim Üzerine Deneme. Ferhat Taylan ve Emine Sarıkartal (Trans.). İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi.

Demirtaş, M. (Ed.) (2019). Direnişin Mikropolitikası. İstanbul: Pinhan.

Taburoğlu, Ö. (2019). Kendi-Olmanın Mikropolitikası. Mustafa Demirtaş (Ed.), Direnişin Mikropolitikası (p. 127-144). İstanbul: Pinhan.

Nancy, J.L. (2003). “The Confronted Community” Postcolonial Studies. 6(1), 23-36.

Jarmusch, J. (Yönetmen). (1986).  Down By Law (film). ABD: Polygram.


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