Marife Turkish Journal of Religious Studies, a refereed periodical in the field of Religious Studies, was established in 2001 by academic staff of Necmettin Erbakan University Faculty of Theology, including Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akgül, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Çaycı, Prof. Dr. Dilaver Gürer, Prof. Dr. Hidayet Işık, Prof. Dr. Fethi Ahmet Polat, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yaman, Prof. Dr. Cem Zorlu, Prof. Dr. Seyit Bahçıvan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kamil Güneş, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fikret Karapınar, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhiddin Okumuşlar, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adem Şahin and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammet Tasa. In 2011, in addition to the listed editorial board, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hatice Doğan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Dadan, Res. Assist. Feyza Demir, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Necmeddin Güney and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mesut Kaya have been added as co-editors. A member of the editoral board undertakes the duty of the chief editor. The editor in chief from the establishment until 2006 was Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yaman who was followed by Assoc. Prof. Kamil Güneş between 2006 and 2010. Beginning in 2010, the editor in chief is Assoc. Prof. Fikret Karapınar.
The journal is regularly published two times a year. Every year until 2010, it has issued the third issue as a special issue dealing with a particular topic. These are the special issues of the journal: Orientalism (2002), Mu’tazila (2003), Ahl al-bayt (2004), Ahl al-sunnah (2005), Occidentalism (2006), Mawlana Rumi (2007), Shia (2008), Salafiyya (2009) and Qur’an (2010). Those special issues have discussed their relevant topics from all aspects and contributed to the academic field.
Marife journal, completing its 12th year, will publish its 36th issue with its third issue this year. Especially the special issues have become an important reference in their fields.
Marife, as a refereed periodical, publishes academic articles, translated articles as well as research notes, book reviews and conference summaries in the field of Religious Studies, from Philosophy to Islamic Law and history of art, from Islamic Theology to cultural history and fine arts, from Qur’anic exegesis to Islamic mysticism and Hadith.
The primary language of the journal is Turkish but articles in English and other languages may also be published.
Scholars and specialists within and outside Turkey contribute to Marife as advisors and referees.
The article can only be published after requested corrections are made and two referees (three if needed) and the editorial board agree in their decision.
Marife Turkish Journal of Religious Studies is being indexed by ULAKBIM national data base and ASOS index.
Detailed information can be obtained via the journals website: www.marife.org