Author Guideline

Submission Guidelines

Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences focuses on the results of original research projects in various fields of Politics, International Relations, Education, History of Thought, and Language and Literature.

Publication ethics

To be published in the Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a paper must be substantial and original. The Editorial Board does not accept articles published or accepted for publication elsewhere. Articles and other material published in the Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences represent the opinions of the author(s). They should not be considered to reflect the views of the Editorial Board. All published research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening, and anonymous reviewing by independent expert reviewers.

After a plagiarism check and an initial screening for acceptability, submitted articles are distributed for double-blind peer review. Two reviewers write their comments on each article along with recommendations to publish the article, to publish with revisions, or to decline the article. The editorial staff forwards these anonymous reviews to the article author and gives the author further instructions about making amendments, if necessary. Authors should note that the peer review process can take four to five months or longer to complete due to the intensive flow of submissions.


Articles must be clearly presented and have a certain target of readers. The Editorial Board solicits and encourages the publication of worthy papers with a  length not exceeding 10,000 words and 25 pages and not falling behind 6000 words, inclusive of abstract, endnotes, and references. Those of a length exceeding 10,000 words, but containing significant results, can be published by the consent of the Editorial Board. If an article contains material reproduced from other sources, the necessary written permission from the author(s) and publisher must accompany the paper.


The journal is published in English. Please write your article in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). In order to avoid possible grammatical or spelling errors and to make your work readable and understandable for readers, we advise you to get your work proofread by professionals or native speakers before submitting it.

Style and Formatting

The first page should include the title of the article, an abstract (not exceeding one page), and keywords. The full names and primary affiliations of the author(s) must be given in the short bio of the author(s) as a separate document, not in the main manuscript. All figures, photographs, tables, or drawings should be numbered and included in the references in case it has been taken from another source. The authors are encouraged to use only endnotes in the text.

The paper should be in MS Word format. Please, ensure your paper is in Times New Roman font, 11pt size, 1,5 line spacing and includes page numbers (no indentations at the beginning of the paragraphs).

References and citations must be in the Harvard Referencing System. Entries in the reference list should be put either in alphabetical or chronological order. All references should be in 10-point font. The following examples are given below to help you with the reference style:

Referencing for Books:

Blase, J. (1991) The politics of Life in Schools: Power, Conflict and Cooperation. London: Sage Publications.

Referencing for Edited Books:

Gupta, R. (Ed.) (2003) Remote Sensing Geology. Germany: Springer-Verlag.

Referencing for Chapters in Edited Books:

Newman, W. R. (2013) ‘Medieval Alchemy’ in Lindeberg, D. C. and Shank, M.H. (eds.) The Cambridge History of Science, Volume 2. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Referencing for Journals:

O’Reilly, C. A. and Roberts, K. H. (1977) ‘Task Group Structure, Communication and Effectiveness in Three Organizations’, Journal of Applied Psychology, 62 (6), pp. 674-681.

Referencing for Journal Articles: online/electronic 

Wang, F., Maidment, G., Missenden, J. & Tozer, R. (2007) The novel use of phase change materials in refrigeration plant. Part 1: Experimental investigation. Applied Thermal Engineering. 27 (17–18), 2893–2901. Available from: DOI:10.1016/j. applthermaleng.2005.06.011. [Accessed 15th June 2016].
Read, B. (2008) Anti-cheating crusader vexes some professors. Chronicle of Higher Education. 54 (25). Available from: [Accessed 5th August 2016].

Referencing for Newspaper:

Rosenberg, G. (1997, March 31). Electronic Discovery Proves an Effective Legal Weapon. The New York Times, p. D5.

Information required for completing your submission

Papers should be submitted by e-mail to the following address: While submitting, please, include your full name, title, affiliation, and a short bio in a separate document.

Please be informed that in case of co-authorship or correspondence on behalf of the author, it is required to provide the Editorial Board with written and signed official permission by both authors/or author.

Please, mention one of the below sections on the e-mail subject line:

  • Education;
  • International Relations;
  • Political Science;
  • Language/Linguistics and Literature;
  • Philosophy;
  • Other (please specify).


As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process KJHSS is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized. 

If you do not already have an ORCID ID please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.