General Instructions for AuthorsInterested in Submitting Their Materials


Priority issues that Delta-NJournal seeks to cover

Delta-N Journal welcomes all serious materials to enrich CTPA mission, by approaching Thought and its relationship to Public Affairs, and vice versa. However, the Editorial Board considers the following issues as priority at this stage:

  • The current Syrian crisis.
  • The modern history of Syria.
  • Challenges of economic and social development in Syria and the region.
  • Cultural criticism in Syria and the region.
  • Political thought in Syria and the region.
  • The impact of conflicting ideologies and geopolitics on the relations between the regional countries and societies.
  • Reviews of relevant books (published no more than 3 years ago).
  • Science and society
  • Art and society
  • Policies of health and education


Political and ideological attitudes

  • The Journal follows CTPA policy, being independent of all dictations and prior trends.
  • The Editorial Boardwelcomes submitted materials from different political and ideological backgrounds.
  • The decision to publishreached by professional standards, and acceptance or rejection of submitted material is not related to authors’ political, ideological, cultural, national, ethnic, sectarian or religiousattitudes.


Languages of publication

  • Delta-NJournal welcomes submissions in Arabic, Kurdish and English.
  • Articles written in Kurdish and English, if accepted,will be translated into Arabic, so they can be published in two languages: Kurdish and Arabic, or English and Arabic.
  • All abstracts that accompany the published materials will be translated into English to be available in the Delta-N English Supplement.


Types of materials

The Editorial Boardconsiders four types of written materials: articles, reportages, studies, and book reviews, as follows:

  • Articles: Article discusses a specific question in simple language suitable for all readers. It consists of up to 800 words and is sent with a summary that does not exceed 75 words. Thesummary is translated into English to be published in the journal English supplement.
  • Reportages: reportage includes a press spirit, whether direct or field, or interviews in question and answer format. It consists of about 3000words and is sent with a summary not exceeding 250 words. The summary is translated into English to be published in the English supplement.
  • Studies: Study is seen as mini research, deeply dealing with a specific question or set of specific questions. Study should be supported by sources and references and contain quantity and/or qualityreading. It could be written in technicalspecialist language, but has to be attached with extensive summary to communicate the idea in a smooth and understandable language to ordinary reader. Study should not exceed 5000 words, with a summary of up to 300 words. Summary is translated into English to be published in the journal English supplement.
  • Book reviews: This section gives the opportunity to present views and opinions about books published during the past three years. The review should have a critical dimension (positive or negative), and be based on analysis of the author situation and the circumstances surrounding the subject matter. These books should be relevant to CTPA mission and priority issues. Editorial bodyencourages writers to communicate firstly with them to propose and agreed upon the books that will be reviewed. The material should be up to 2500 words, with a summary of no more than 200 words.


Audience and writing style

  • Delta-NJournal aims at attracting wide range of readers on issues of Thought and Public Affairs, without necessarily enjoying academicor technical background. Hence, all articles (those of 800 words length) and the abstracts of all other materials (studies, book reviews and reportages) should be written in a clear and intelligible style that can be understood by non-specialist readers.
  • Delta-N Journal also addresses specialists involved in the fields of Thoughts and Public Affairs such as decision-makers, experts, academics, politicians and intellectuals.



  • Optional pre-submission: before submitting their papers, authorsmay discuss their proposals with the Editorial body,by e-mail: (again, this step is optional).
  • Authorsmaysubmittheir materials through by email:
  • The Editorial Boardmay inviteauthors to contribute to the journal.
  • The Editorial Boardmay choose special issues of the journal to be covered by a group of authors.