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Cultural Policy Yearbook 2020


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Submission deadline: 20 June 2020


About the Yearbook

Cultural Policy Yearbook is an international, peer-reviewed publication, producing high-quality, original research published by Istanbul Bilgi University Cultural Policy and Management Research Centre (KPY), and distributed by İletişim Publishing.

The Yearbook is a bilingual, and annual book published both in English and in Turkish in two separate volumes.


Peer Review

Cultural Policy Yearbook is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once your manuscript has been assessed for suitability by the editor(s) of the issue, it will then be double-blind peer-reviewed by anonymous experts.



Word Limits

“Focus” section for this Yearbook should be ideally between 8.000–10.000 words;

“Open Space” section between 4.000–5.000 words;

“Review” section manuscripts should be between 2.500–3.000 words (this limit includes references and footnotes).



Please use APA referencing system.



The manuscripts can be sent in English and/or Turkish. If sent in only one of these languages, it will be translated into the other by the Yearbook editorial team. The author has the right to check the translation and edit it by informing the editor. 


Checklist: What to Include?

  1. Author details: Please include all authors’ full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses on the title page. One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author. 
  2. Author short bio(s): Please include all authors’ short bios of 50 to 80 words at the end of the manuscript.
  3. Figures: Figures should be of high resolution. Figures should be saved as TIFF, PNG, JPG, and JPEG formats.
  4. Tables: Tables should present new information rather than duplicating what is in the text. Readers should be able to interpret the table without reference to the text. Please supply editable files.


Using Third-party Material in Your Paper

If you wish to include any material in your paper for which you do not hold copyright, and which is not covered by this informal agreement, you will need to obtain written permission from the copyright owner prior to submission.


Submitting Your Paper

You will need to submit your articles to the Yearbook by sending your articles to the following e-mail address:

For Focus: /


Authored Works

On publication, authors will be sent 1 (one) copy of the Yearbook in English through regular mail.



Should you have any queries, please contact us at




Serhan Ada –

Director, Cultural Policy and Management Research Center, Istanbul Bilgi University

Kazim Karabekir Cad, 2/13, 34060 Eyüpsultan Istanbul TURKEY

Focus co-Editors:

Franco Bianchini

Guy Saez

Open Space Editors:

Ayça Bayrak

Adil Serhan Şahin

Review Editor: 

Fatih Sel


Editorial Board:

  • Serhan Ada –  Arts and Cultural Management, Cultural Policy and Management Research Center, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
  • Asu Aksoy – Arts and Cultural Management, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
  • Melis Bilgin –  Arts and Cultural Management, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
  • Tanıl Bora – İletişim Publishing, Turkey
  • Gökçe Dervisoglu Okandan - Arts and Cultural Management, MA Cultural Management, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
  • Osman Erden – Art History Department, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey
  • Nevra Ertürk – Architecture Department, Yildiz Teknik University, Turkey
  • Ferhat Özgür – Painting Department, Düzce University, Turkey
  • Deniz Ünsal – Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Esra Yıldız –  Arts and Cultural Management, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey