Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

1. Beytulhikme is a peer-reviewed academic journal and is published quarterly in March, June, September, and December. The official languages of the journal are Turkish and English. The journal is published as hybrid open-access.

2. In addition to original research papers, Beytulhikme is also pleased to publish works related to academic activities in philosophy, interviews, book and paper reviews, and critical reviews. There is a strict limit in length for these kinds of submissions: Such works should be between 600-1000 words in length.

3. Beytulhikme is also pleased to publish translations. All translations must include the title of the original paper, the name of the original author, the date and the place of the original publication, the information about the original publishing company and its consent if it is still under copyright protection. 

4. All manuscripts must contain a 150-word abstract and keywords both in Turkish and English. The manuscripts should not exceed 7000 words. Also, the text must be double-spaced. All margins must be set at 4.5 cm except the bottom margin which must be 3.5 cm. References and bibliography should be given at the end of the paper in APA Style.

5. Each submission is evaluated by at least two referees. Since the manuscripts are double-blind reviewed, they must be prepared for anonymous reading, with no self-reference in any section of the works submitted. The submissions should be made electronically via the Manuscript Tracking System through the journal’s website.

6. Any pictures or images to be used in the paper should be submitted to the journal as a single separate JPG or JPEG file and should not exceed 10x20 cm in size.

7. The Editorial Board is fully authorized to make the final decision whether to publish any work submitted. Authors are fully responsible for all ideas and contents of their works. Once published, authors transfer the exclusive copyrights of their work to the journal indefinitely; thus Beytulhikme owns all copyrights of the works published in the journal.


In-text citations and end reference lists should both ascribe to the APA system.


One Author

Ryle, G. (2009). The Concept of Mind. London & New York: Routledge.

Two or More Authors

Whitehead, A. N. & Russell, B. (1910). Principia Mathematica. 3 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Edition, Translation, Collection, or Letter to Editor

Alfarabi (1962). Alfarabi’s Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle. (Trans. M. Mahdi). New York: The Free Press of Glencoe.

Aristotle (1925). Metaphysica. (Trans. W. D. Ross). The Works of Aristotle, vol. VIII. (Ed. W. D. Ross). Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Kant, I. (2000). Critique of Pure Reason. (Trans. P. Guyer & A. W. Wood). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Locke, J. (1974). An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. (Ed. A. D. Woozley). New York: Meridian Book.

Chapter or Other Part of a Book

Sorabji, R. (1990). The Ancient Commentators on Aristotle. Aristotle Transformed: The Ancient Commentators and Their Influence. (Ed. R. Sorabji). New York: Cornell University Press, 1-30.

Preface, Foreword, Introduction, or Similar Part of a Book

Hourani, G. F. (1976). Introduction. Averroes. On the Harmony of Religion and Philosophy. (Trans. & ed. G. F. Hourani). London: Luzac and Company, 2-8.


Article in a Print Journal

Kripke, S. (2005). Russell's Notion of Scope. Mind, 114, 1005-1037.

Article in an Online Journal

Frias, L. (2013). Moral Responsibility after Neuroscience. Filosofia Unisinos, 14 (1), 35-44.

Article in a Newspaper or Popular Magazine

Mendelsohn, D. (2010). But Enough about Me. New Yorker, January 25.


Book Review

McEvoy, M. (2008). Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism by Paul Boghossian. Metaphilosophy, 39, 144-150.

Thesis or Dissertation

Arriew, R. (1976). Ockham’s Razor: A Historical and Philosophical Analysis Ockham’s Principle of Parsimony. PhD Thesis. Illinois: Graduate College of the University of Illinois.

Paper Presented at a Meeting or Conference

Adelman, R. (2009). Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On: God’s Footstool in the Aramaic Targumim and Midrashic Tradition. The Annual Meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature. New Orleans, Louisiana: November 21-24.


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