It is biannual, refereed academic journal. The journal accepts academic articles, review articles, thesis and book reviews in humanities and social sciences. It will accept articles both in Turkish and English after its fifth issue. Abstracts of the articles are given both in Turkish and English at the end of each article. At each issue the journal focuses on a specific topic of Turkish studies. Each issue of the journal includes also an interview with a leading scholar in the field (according to the topic of the issue). TALID presents a supplement at the end of each issue. This supplement contains the contents of the national and international periodicals that are related to Turkish/Near East/Middle Eastern Studies, published within the past six months.
The major contribution of the journal to the field is that the articles to be published in TALID are required to evaluate the literature (which is determined according to the topic of the issue). The articles also point out the themes that have not yet been studied so far, so that they not only attract attention to the problematic of the field, but also suggest new research areas for the beginners. Furthermore, TALID assigns greater importance to the evaluation of the sources and approaches used in the literature. Therefore, the articles published in TALID present a golden opportunity for the readers to grasp a specific field in humanities and social sciences. Moreover, these reviews and evaluations will certainly prepare the necessary background for the forthcoming studies in the field.
Another important contribution of the TALID is to review PhD dissertations. Especially the theses that were not published are difficult to get and read. By allocating room for theses reviews, TALID makes the PhD dissertations to be known by wide reader circles. Finally, the contents of the national and international academic periodicals are given place in the journal. The benefit of this is twofold: Firstly, the readers become aware of the academic publications in different languages. Secondly, the academics who work on Turkey have an opportunity to follow the academic debates / publications.