About the Journal

Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies (E-ISSN: 2149-1291) is a peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary academic international journal edited in the United States and publishing four issues per volume. The journal publishes theoretical, methodological, and empirical research from all disciplines dealing with ethnicity and culture. Concerned primarily with critical reviews of current research, JECS enables a space for questions, concepts, and findings of formative influence in ethnic and cultural studies. The journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail.


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Peer Review Process

JECS operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible.

Publication Frequency

Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies (JECS) publishes three issues a year in April, August, and December. In 2021, JECS started to publish quarterly (February, May, August, and November)

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JECS publishes original and rigorous research findings and does not tolerate any kind of academic dishonesty or misconduct. All manuscripts submitted to JECS should be original works of scholarship. JECS does not tolerate any sort of data fabrication and falsification, plagiarism, and improper author contribution. JECS adheres to the OpenEdition Journals- Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement to ensure high-quality publications, public trust in research findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. All research studies on humans (individuals, samples or data) must have been performed in accordance with the principles stated in the Malpractice Statement.  Prior to starting the study, ethical approval must have been obtained for all protocols (e.g., ethical approval, consent, participant anonymity, etc) from the local Institutional Review Board (IRB).


JECS is sponsored by Center for Ethnic and Cultural Studies(previously International Cultural Research Center (UKAM) in Turkey) in Fort Myers, Florida, United States.

Sources of Support

JECS expresses sincere appreciation to Florida Gulf Coast University where Dr. Hasan Aydin, Editor-in-Chief, has held a faculty position in Department of Leadership, Technology & Research in College of Education for having a kind personal support. In addition, JECS acknowledges sponsorship with Center of Ethnic and Cultural Studies (CECS) (previously International Cultural Research Center (UKAM) in Turkey) for their partial financial and personnel support since 2014.  The support of these two institutions and the volunteer service of editors, authors, and reviewers from the global community have sustained JECS since 2017. JECS is an open-access scholarly journal that espouses the mission of freely sharing highquality scholarly content with global users.