The authors, who would like to have their articles published in Felsefi Düşün, may send their articles either in Turkish or in English. English articles which are approved to be published, will be included in the journal with  Turkish translations. Articles should not exceed 10.000 words. The authors should also add 150-250 word summary and keywords (minimum 5 words) which defines the topic and key points about the essay. In addition, personal information (name, title, institution and email address) should also be indicated in the footnote under the author’s name.  Essays including all the mentioned details should be sent to the email address of Felsefi Düşün’s editorship (


Felsefi Düşün is a journal in which blind refereeing process is implemented. The referees involved in the production of this journal are members of distinguished academic institutions and universities and work at these establishments both in Turkey and throughout the world.  The article evaluation process works as follows:

  1. For acceptence, the article sent should be approved by the Editorial Board, it will be sent to two designated referees for evaluation.
  2. Only the articles which have been approved in both referees’ reports will be published. In the circumstances of which one of the referees does not confirm, the essay can be sent to the third referee for evaluation. Providing that the response is  positive, the essay will be published. If not, it will be rejected.
  3. The referees may request readjustment of the articles in order to comply to the academic publications’ criteria.  The authors will be informed about the adjustment requests for the articles in question. Following the author making the requested corrections, publication confirmation will be approved by the referees after correction. If not, the publication of the essay will be confirmed by the approval of the editorial board.


All the articles sent to Felsefi Düşün should be written on A4 sized sheets ; using  Times New Roman font, 12-point sized  and be justified  with the paragraphs starting from 1 cm inside and 2.5 cm margins being  left from the all edges.  For references and bibliography, ‘Chicago 16th A’ should be followed.

For a book that has been used as a reference for the first time:   the Author’s name, surname, the name of the book (in italic), (if any) name of the translator and edition number should be indicated. Then place of publication and  name of the Publishing House should be stated in parenthesis. Following parenthesis, the page number used should be added at the end.

Book Footnote Example:  Immanuel Kant , Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, trans. AllenW.Wood (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002), p.153

When the same book is used as a reference for the second time, then only the author’s surname, short name of the book (in italics) and page number should be stated.

Kant, Groundwork, 224.

Providing that the same work is shown as a reference twice without any other references coming between, in the second indication, it is sufficient to use only the expression ibid. (“in the same place”) and page number.

In respect to showing the work in the bibliography which is at the end of the article, authors’ surname, name,  name of the book (in italic), name of the translator (if any), edition number, place of publication, name of  Publishing House and year of publication should be followed in order.

Book Bibliography Example:  Immanuel Kant , Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, Translated by AllenW.Wood. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002

While the same order is followed in showing articles as reference in footnotes or bibliographies, not the name of the article but the name of the journal is italicized and instead of comma, colon is used before page number instead.

Essay Footnote Example:  Samuel Fleischacker, “Philosophy in Moral Practice: Kant and Adam Smith”, Kant-Studien, vol. 82, no 3, (1991): 255.

Essay Footnote Bibliography:  Fleischacker, Samuel, “Philosophy in Moral Practice: Kant and Adam Smith”, Kant-Studien, vol. 82, no 3 (1991): 249–69.

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