Manuscript Submission Guidelines: The Rest: Journal of Politics and Development
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://therestjournal.com/manuscript-submission/ to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of The Rest: Journal of Politics and Development will be reviewed.
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
- What do we publish?
1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
- Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
- Publishing policies
3.1 Publication ethics
- Preparing your manuscript
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplementary material
4.4 Reference style
4.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
5.1 Information required for completing your submission
- On acceptance and publication
6.2 Access to your published article
6.3 Promoting your article
- Further information
Before submitting your manuscript to The Rest: Journal of Politics and Development, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope
The journal welcomes articles, research communications, and book reviews that focus on the interconnected subfields within International Relations.
Book reviews, along with the books, should be sent to:
Dr. Rahman Dag, Email: rahman.dag [@] cesran.org.
Full papers are generally restricted to a maximum of 9,000 words, including all elements (title page, abstract, notes, references, tables, biographical statement, etc.). They should include an abstract of about 150 words and up to six keywords.
The abstract should cover the overall purpose or research problem, stated early in the abstract, the methodology used, including the research design, sample, and data collection methods, a concise discussion of a few significant research findings and an overview of the main conclusions of the paper.
The Rest adheres to a double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. Decisions on manuscripts will be taken as rapidly as possible. However, while it is hoped that a decision can be made in 6-8 weeks, the refereeing process makes it impossible to predict the length of time that will be required to process any given manuscript.
As part of the submission process, you will be asked to provide the names of X peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:
- The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
- The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
- Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted
Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.
All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.
2.3.1 Writing assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
The Rest: Journal of Politics and Development requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements to confirm the format of the acknowledgement text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
The Rest is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the journal’s website.
The Rest: Journal of Politics and Development and CESRAN International take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
3.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in The Rest.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word.
TABLES: Tables should be typed (double line-spaced) on separate sheets and their position indicated by a marginal note in the text. All tables should have short descriptive captions with footnotes and their source(s) typed below the tables.
ILLUSTRATIONS: All line diagrams and photographs are termed ‘Figures’ and should be referred to as such in the manuscript. They should be numbered consecutively. Line diagrams should be presented in a form suitable for immediate reproduction (i.e. not requiring redrawing), each on a separate A4 sheet. They should be reproducible to a final printed text area of 115 mm x 185 mm. Photographs should preferably be submitted as clear, glossy, unmounted black and white prints with a good range of contrast. Slides are also acceptable. All figures should have short descriptive captions typed on a separate sheet.
The Rest does not currently accept supplemental files.
The Rest: Journal of Politics and Development adheres to the CESRAN Harvard reference style. View the guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Authors, particularly those whose first language is not English, may wish to have their English-language manuscripts checked by a native speaker before submission. This is optional, but may help to ensure that the academic content of the paper is fully understood by the editor and any reviewers. We list a number of third-party services specialising in language editing and / or translation, and suggest that authors contact as appropriate.
Please note that the use of any of these services is voluntary, and at the author’s own expense. Use of these services does not guarantee that the manuscript will be accepted for publication.
All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.
Journal editor, Ozgur Tufekci: oztufekci [@] cesran.org.
Each manuscript should contain:
(i) the title of the contribution and the name(s) of the author(s) on a separate sheet of paper. The full postal address/phone/fax/email details of each author plus short biographical notes should also be included. All pages should be numbered.
(ii) abstract of 100-150 words. The abstract should cover the overall purpose or research problem, stated early in the abstract, the methodology used, including the research design, sample, and data collection methods, a concise discussion of a few significant research findings and an overview of the main conclusions of the paper.
(iii) up to 6 keywords
(iv) main text and word count suggested target is between 4.000 – 9,000 words. Text to be clearly organized, with a clear hierarchy of headings and subheadings and quotations exceeding 40 words displayed, indented, in the text. Texts of a length greatly exceeding this will be considered as interest warrants and space permits.
(v) endnotes, if necessary, should be signalled by superscript numbers in the main text and listed at the end of the text before the references. Historical, documentary or archival sources should be cited in endnotes. Discursive endnotes are also allowed. References in both the text and in any endnotes should follow Harvard style.
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.
Authors will be required to sign a Copyright Assignment Form (please click here to download) and to send it to Editor-in-Chief (oztufekci [@] cesran.org) for all papers accepted for publication.
Editors will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.
The Rest provides authors with online access to their final article through its website.
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to The Rest: Journal of Politics and Development editorial office as follows:
Journal Editor, Ozgur Tufekci – oztufekci [@] cesran.org