Turkic Languages



Lars Johanson
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

International editorial board
Hendrik Boeschoten (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), Bernt Brendemoen (University of Oslo), Éva Á. Csató (Uppsala University), Peter B. Golden (Rutgers University, New Jersey), Tooru Hayasi (University of Tokyo), Birsel Karakoç (Uppsala University), Astrid Menz (Orient-Institut Istanbul), Irina Nevskaya (Goethe-University, Frankfurt and Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk), Sumru A. Özsoy (Bogaziçi University, Istanbul), Elisabettta Ragagnin (Free University Berlin, Ca’Foscari University of Venice), Saule Tazhibayeva (Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Nursultan) Abdurishid Yakup (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin and Minzu University, Beijing)
Publishing house

Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz
The journal’s website

The journal TURKIC LANGUAGES is devoted to linguistic Turcology. It addresses descriptive, comparative, synchronic, diachronic, theoretical and methodological problems of the study of Turkic languages including questions of genealogical, typological and areal relations, linguistic variation and language acquisition. The journal aims at presenting work of current interest on a variety of subjects and thus welcomes contributions on all aspects of Turkic linguistics. It contains articles, review articles, reviews, discussions, reports and surveys of publications. It is published in one volume of two issues per year with approximately 300 pages.

Manuscripts for publication, books for review, and all correspondence concerning editorial matters should be sent to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Lars Johanson, Turkic Languages, Department of Slavistics, Turcology and Circum Baltic Studies, University of Mainz, DE-55099 Mainz, Germany. The E-mail address johanson@uni-mainz.de may also be used for communication. When the editor-in-chief has evaluated the manuscript as suitable for the journal, it will be double blind peer-reviewed by expert referees, see below Ethical issues.
Books will be reviewed as circumstances permit. No publication received will be returned. Publication with TURKIC LANGUAGES is free of charge.

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Open access and archiving
The published issues are archived on the website Turkic Languages open access They are freely accessible online one year after publication.
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Ethical issues

Turkic Languages is a peer reviewed international journal keeping to the following principles of publication ethics in accordance with especially Guidelines on Good Publication Practice developed by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (see: https://publicationethics.org/files/u7141/1999pdf13.pdf) and Recommendations 11 and 12 of the Proposals for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (German Research Society). All articles not in accordance with these standards will be removed from the online version of the publication if malpractice is discovered at any time even after the publication. Turkic Languages is checking all papers in a double-blind peer review process.

1. Ethical standards
Duties of editors

  • To act in a balanced, objective and fair way without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.
  • To evaluate the suitability of a contribution to the journal’s profile objectively.
  • To ensure a fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted articles for publication.
  • To strive to prevent any potential conflict of interests between the author, and editorial and review personnel.
  • To ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept confidential before publishing.
  • To prevent the publication of contributions that do not meet the standards of good scientific practice and investigate reported issues of misconduct (see Section 2. Dealing with misconduct).

Duties of reviewers

  • To evaluate manuscripts anonymously solely based on content.
  • To ensure to review a manuscript in a reasonable time frame.
  • To inform the Editor-in-Chief if they know that a prompt review will be impossible.
  •  To notify the Editor-in-Chief if they feel unable to review the research reported in a manuscript, and withdraw from the review process.
  • To keep all the information related to submitted manuscripts as confidential.
  • To present their opinions on the works in a clear way and to assist in improving the quality of the published paper.
  • Not to evaluate manuscripts in which they might have conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative or other relationships between the reviewer and author).
  • To report to the Editor-in-Chief in case they detect any kind of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author’s side.

Duties of authors

  • To ensure that they have written an original work that has not been published anywhere else. Any overlapping with previously published works must be cited.
  • Not to submit a paper simultaneously to more than one publisher at a time.
  • To confirm that the submitted work represents its authors’ contributions and has not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. Any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources (including online sites) must be appropriately credited and referenced.
  • To ensure language editing before submitting the article.
  • To promptly notify the journal editor when they discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work and cooperate with the editor in order to retract or correct the paper or publish an erratum note.
  • To sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement prior to publication, granting the Publisher the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the contribution in printed form in the journal for one year as well as the right to publish the contribution via an open-access platform after 12 months following the publication of the printed version.

2. Dealing with misconduct


  • It is the responsibility of the editors to investigate complaints regarding issues of misconduct, misrepresentation or plagiarism, no matter who has informed the editors or the publisher of them and when (also after the article has been published).
  • All complaints will be treated seriously but strictly confidential until completion of the investigation.
  • The author will be informed of the raised allegations and get the opportunity to respond to them.
  • All correspondence connected to a complaint will be archived by the editor-in-chief.


  • In the case of minor breaches, the author or the reviewer will be informed on misunderstanding or misapplication of the journal’s standards, and warned to act in accordance with these standards in the future.
  • In the case of serious misconduct, the contribution in question will be taken down from the online version of the journal.
  • In case a contribution is removed from the online version notification of this fact together with an explanation will be made in the next upcoming issue after the removal in order to inform the readers, the head of the author or reviewer's department, and Abstracting & Indexing services on misconduct.
  • The author can be banned from publishing in the journal for a certain period.