Call for Papers for the inaugural issue of the Kurdish Studies journal‏

25 01 2013

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the launch of Kurdish Studies (KS), a new interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high quality research and scholarship in the field of Kurdish Studies.

The Kurdish Studies journal aims to contribute to and revitalize research, scholarship, and debates in this field in a multidisciplinary fashion. The journal embraces a wide range of topics including but not limited to economics, history, society, gender, minorities, politics, health, law, environment, language, media, culture, arts, and education.

The Kurdish Studies journal is an initiative of Kurdish Studies Network members, and the inaugural issue is to be released in October 2013.

Kurdish Studies invites academics, policy makers, and students to submit high quality papers that will make a significant contribution to the field. Offering a universally accessible venue where sound scholarship and research as well as reviews and debates are disseminated, the journal establishes a forum for serious discussion and exchange within the Kurdish Studies community. The journal aims to maintain a fair balance between theoretical analyses and empirical studies. Critical and novel approaches and methods are particularly welcome.

We invite contributions from all disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences (and related fields). Submissions can be in the form of (a) research papers, theoretical or conceptual papers (b) case studies (c) debates, viewpoints (d) research notes (e) data presentation, and (f) book reviews.

Submission information
Kurdish Studies is published twice a year in May and October. As a guide, full research papers should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words. Please ensure your manuscript follows the format specified in the author guidelines on the journal website.

Manuscripts should be sent to the editor as a word document at:

Submissions are screened by the editorial team and if suitable, sent to two referees for double-blind peer review.

For any queries, please contact the associate editors.

Welat Zeydanlıoğlu, Kurdish Studies Network, Sweden (Managing Editor)

Ibrahim Sirkeci, Regent’s College London, UK (Managing Editor)

Joost Jongerden, Wageningen   University, Netherlands

Janet Klein, University of Akron, USA

Martin van Bruinessen, University of Utrecht

Christine Allison, University of Exeter
Joyce Blau, Kurdish Institute of Paris
Hamit Bozarslan, EHESS
Michael Gunter, Tennessee Tech. University
Amir Hassanpour, University of Toronto
Keith Hitchins, University of Illinois
Robert Olson, University of Kentucky
Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Åbo Akademi University Vasa
Abbas Vali, Bogaziçi University
Lale Yalçın-Heckmann, Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg and University of Pardubice

Minoo Alinia, Uppsala University
Bilgin Ayata, Free University Berlin
Osman Aytar, Mälardalen University
Bahar Başer, University of Warwick
Derya Bayır, Independent
Ofra Bengio, Tel Aviv University
İpek Demir, Leicester University
Alan Dilani, International Academy for Design & Health
Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Siena College
Barzoo Eliassi, University of Lund
Andrea Fischer-Tahir, Modern Orient Z.
Zeynep Gambetti, Bogaziçi University
Cengiz Güneş, Open University
Geoffrey Haig, University of Bamberg
Choman Hardi, University of Oxford
Almas Heshmati, Korea University
Chris Houston, Macquarie University
Dilek Kurban, TESEV
Michael Leezenberg, University of Amsterdam
Shahrzad Mojab, University of Toronto
Liza M. Mügge, University of Amsterdam
Leyla Neyzi, SabancıUniversity
Kerem Öktem, University of Oxford
Hakan Özoğlu, University of Central Florida
David Romano, Missouri State University
Clemence Scalbert-Yücel, University of Exeter
Prakash Shah, Queen Mary University of London
Jaffer Sheyholislami, Carleton University
Jordi Tejel, Graduate Institute, Geneva
Uğur Ümit Üngör, University of Utrecht
Nazan Üstündağ, Bogaziçi University
Östen Wahlbeck, University of Helsinki
Nicole F. Watts, California State University
Mesut Yeğen, Istanbul City University