Call for Papers

The Deadline for Article Submission

November 30, 2019

Toplumsal Değişim is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes studies performed in the field of social change. The aim of the journal is to be a channel for original national and international scientific studies, to produce qualitative discussions related to social change, and to reveal how the phenomenon of change in Turkey and the world can be discussed using whichever conceptual tools, theoretical frameworks, and methods.

The journal publishes theoretical and practical studies that handle the topic of social change from a disciplinary or interdisciplinary angle within the framework of various methods.

In this context, articles will be included that are in the scope of (i) classical and contemporary social change theories; (ii) comparative research in terms of humanitarian, institutional, and social change; (iii) policies and planning studies in the field of social change; (iv) important challenges that will force major changes on social systems in the future; (v) changes and transformations seen in communities and institutions due to environmental factors; and (vi) the effects of changes experienced in the field of communication on social structure.

Toplumsal Değişim publishes problem-oriented, empirically-grounded analytical papers, theoretical essays and policy discussions in the field of social change and development.

Toplumsal Değişim collects research outcomes from different disciplines and methodological approaches. Particularly welcome are trans-disciplinary contributions leveraging the interdependence and synthesis of different sciences, e.g. politics, sociology, and social sciences.

Toplumsal Değşim is a multilingual journal and publishes articles in English and Turkish. The journal has a wide-ranging readership including researches in academia, social movements, NGOs and policy-making sectors.

Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts using our online service, and will not be considered if sent by post or e-mail. Work submitted for potential inclusion in this journal must be a completed manuscript that adheres to Toplumsal Değişim submission requirements, found on the journal’s website:

I hope that you will be a part of this multidisciplinary effort to establish a general platform for a unique journal. Please respond to this invitation and do not hesitate to contact the Editor for any further questions.


Editor-in-Chief Mustafa Özel, Ph.D. İstanbul Şehir University, İstanbul, Turkey