ISSN 2792-0518 (Print)
ISSN 2822-2334 (Online)


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1. Ethical principles accepted and published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) are adopted in the ethical responsibilities in the Journal of Terrorism and Radicalization Studies (TRAD).

2. Articles accepted by TRAD are sent to at least two referees and their names are kept confidential from each other.

3. No fee or compensation is requested for the articles sent to TRAD, article submission and article evaluation processes are free of charge, and no royalties are paid to the authors.
4. The articles accepted after the referee processes are put in the queue for the first issue to be published, and if the publication quota of the relevant issue is full, they are reserved for the next issue.

5. TRAD will be published on January and June.

6. The pre-control and referee assignment period of the articles are 10 days on average. After the referee process starts, the referees have a 10-day invitation period and a 30-day evaluation period.

7. The correction period given to the authors is 15 days. Articles that are not corrected within this period will not be accepted. This period can be extended up to 10 days if approved by the editor.


1. Editor; evaluates and monitors the submitted articles only according to the quality of the study and referee comments, regardless of the characteristics of the authors such as religion, language, race, ethnicity, political thought and gender.

2. The editor may reject the article if he/she detects some ethical violations.

3. The editor keeps all information about the studies submitted to the journal confidential and does not share this information with anyone other than the responsible author and the editorial board.

4. The editor ensures that the referee evaluation process is carried out with double-blind refereeing.

5. The editor cannot use the information presented in the article for his own research.

6. The editor has full responsibility to reject, accept or request changes to the articles submitted to the journal.


1. The authors declare that the articles they submitted are original and have not been published before in any platform.

2. The authors declare that the article is not currently under review in another journal.

3. Authors must be the persons who have contributed to the experimental design and implementation of the study, or to the analysis and interpretation of the data.

4. Authors should provide access to the data sets used in the article, if deemed necessary.

5. If the authors realize that there is an important mistake in their article, they must inform the editor before the article is published.

6. Authors should submit “Ethics Committee Approval” to the journal for the articles that require ethics committee approval.

7. Articles that require “Ethics Committee Permission” for evaluation in the journal are as follows:

a. All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from the participants by using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment and interview techniques,

b. The use of humans and animals (including material/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,

c. Clinical studies on humans,

d. Animal studies,

d. Retrospective studies in accordance with the personal data protection law.


1. Referees must agree to arbitrate on matters they feel have sufficient expertise.

2. The referees should agree to referee the studies they think they can evaluate as timely and adequate.

3. Referees should respect and care for the confidentiality of peer-review and should not reveal any information about the article during or after the review process of an article.

4. Referees should not use the knowledge obtained during the refereeing process for their own or others’ advantage.

5. Referees must notify the journal editor when they suspect plagiarism or other ethical violations.

6. Referees should not arbitrate in situations where there may be a conflict of interest.

7. Referees should be objective and constructive in their evaluation process and should not make personal comments.


1. Articles submitted to Journal of Terrorism and Radicalization Studies - TRAD must be original and not previously published in any media or sent for simultaneous evaluation to the other journals.

2. All articles and studies submitted to the journal are reviewed using a licensed plagiarism program. According to the report received from these programs, articles and studies with a similarity rate above 15%, excluding references, are rejected without entering the referee process.

3. All publication and distribution rights of the articles submitted to TRAD belong to the Research Center for Defence Against Terrorism and Radicalization Association.

4. In case of quoting from the published articles, it is obligatory to indicate the source. The use of the entire article is subject to the permission of the journal.

5. Submitted works are published after the positive evaluation of at least two referees, the approval of the editor and the positive decision of the Editorial Board.

6. The responsibility of the published articles belongs to the authors. The opinions in the articles cannot be attributed to the Journal of Terrorism and Radicalization Studies – TRAD and the Research Center for Defence Against Terrorism and Radicalization Association (TERAM).

7. Articles sent to the journal are not returned whether they are published or not.

8. Authors sign copyright and license agreement before articles are published and transfer the copyright to the Journal. Copyright licenses detail the rights to publish, distribute and use research.

9. Articles should be sent to e-mail address.

10. Articles should be a minimum of 4,000 and a maximum of 10,000 words, including footnotes, abstract, and the bibliography.

11. Book reviews should be 1,000-1,500 words.

12. Turkish and English abstracts should be prepared with a maximum of 200 words.

13. It should be stated whether ethics committee permission and/or legal/special permission is required in the articles.

14. If ethics committee permission and/or legal/special permissions are required, it should be clearly presented that which institution, on which date this permission was obtained.