Call for papers for the Eastern Mediterranean Geopolitical Review (University of Nicosia, Cyprus)

Center for European and International Affairs (CCEIA)
University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Eastern Mediterranean Geopolitical Review (EMGR)
Volume 3 (Fall 2017)

The Editors of Eastern Mediterranean Geopolitical Review invite scholars as well as
independent researchers to submit papers for publication in the third thematic volume of
EMGR (Fall 2017). EMGR is an annual, peer-reviewed journal published by the Cyprus
Center for European and International Affairs of the University of Nicosia that specialises in
the analysis of contemporary questions pertaining to Eastern Mediterranean geopolitical
The third volume of EMGR, under the general title Turkish Cypriot Affairs after 1974,
seeks to present original and unpublished scholarly articles that, under the prism of critical
analysis, examine vital perspectives of Turkish Cypriot affairs on the island after the Turkish
invasion of 1974. The contributions should not focus on the political positions of the Turkish
Cypriot side on the Cyprus Problem but rather on the crucial aspects that have defined the
existence and evolution of the community on the northern part of the island, after its de facto
partition in 1974.
The articles may examine a variety of intriguing perspectives that relate to the political,
social, religious, educational, economic, national and other affairs of the Turkish Cypriot
community after 1974, such as: the political development of the Turkish Cypriot community, its
relations with the Republic of Cyprus and the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,’ Turkish
Cypriot relations with mainland nationals and settlers, the Turkish Cypriot economy, relations
with Turkey, etc.
Although the two Cypriot communities have been participating in inter-communal talks,
since 1968, and in extensive negotiations for the settlement of the Cyprus Problem, the Greek
Cypriots and the international community lack essential knowledge and adequate
understanding of Turkish Cypriot post-1974 affairs. The third volume of EMGR envisions the
filling of this analysis gap in English-Language bibliography through the publication of quality
articles on this important aspect of Cypriot affairs.

Submission Guidelines
• To avoid overlapping in the contents of submitted articles, invited or interested contributors
are kindly requested to submit to the Editor, as soon as possible, a preliminary title and a brief
abstract of the proposed article of 300-400 words.
• EMGR publishes only original articles that have not been published before and have not
been submitted for publication in another source.
• All submitted articles should comply with the EMGR Writing Guidelines (footnotes are
founded on the Chicago Manual of Style).
• The authors must submit electronically their manuscripts to the Editor by 30 June 2017.
• Each submitted article will be preliminary reviewed by the Editorial Team and any
suggestions or comments will be forwarded to the author for consideration.
• Each article will also be sent for double blind peer-reviewing to external reviewers with
relevant expertise on the subject of the submitted article. The comments of the reviewers will
be forwarded to the author by 30 July 2017.
• The author may revise his/her manuscript, according to the comments of the reviewer, and
return the final draft of the article to the Editor by 30 August 2017.
• The authors will receive the final version of their article for a final check before printing (no
additions or alterations are accepted at this stage) by 30 September 2017.
• Contributors must submit their final comments over the layout of their article by 10 October
• The hard copies of EMGR will be available by 10 November 2017. Each contributor will
receive three free copies of the journal while a digital copy will be available at
• For any inquiries, interested contributors may contact the Editor at
• Adherence to the aforementioned deadlines is vital in achieving the assigned objectives of