Editorial Principles


Journal of Values Education, published by Ensar Neşriyat (Istanbul / Turkey).

Publication Period
Journal of Values Education is published biannually every (25 June and 25 December).

Article Submission Guidelines

  • Articles submitted to the Journal of Values Education, should be based on original research that adds to the field.

  • The article submitted to the journal must not have been published previously or be currently under consideration or review elsewhere. Papers presented at scientific meetings would be accepted provided making the necessary explanations.

  • An author should submit only one manuscript for the same issue of the journal.

  • All the scientific and legal responsibilities of the published work belong to the author.


Article Evaluation Process

Articles will be ready for publication, after undergoing a three-stage evaluation process of preliminary review, assessment, and correction.

     Preliminary Review

  • The article submitted for publication is first examined in terms of its compliance with the journal’s publication policy. As a result of this preliminary evaluation process, the article can be rejected by the editor at this stage.

  • when examined in terms of style, article that does not comply with journal’s principles of publication and rules for writing is sent back to the author to make the necessary corrections.

  • Submitted articles to the journal are examined by a plagiarism prevention program.


  • After the preliminary review, the editor directs the article to the field editor. Then the field editor sends the article to at least two journal referees in the related field for evaluation.

  • Academic integrity and scientific quality are the most important criteria in the evaluation.

  • Double-blind refereeing process is applied in the journal.

  • The names of the referees are kept confidential and referrers’ ports are archived for five years.

  • Referees are given 4 weeks for review.

  • If two referees’ reports contradict one another, the manuscript will be sent to a third referee or the Editorial Board will make a final decision by examining the reports.

  • The authors are to consider the criticism and suggestions made by the referees and the Editorial Board. If the authors disagree with those critiques, they have the right to appeal against the decision. The Editorial Board would evaluate the objection and decides.

  • Taking into account the feedback of the referees and the Editorial Board, the authors should complete the necessary corrections within one month.

  • The journal retains the right to keep the rejected articles due to preliminary review in its archive.


  • Articles which receive positive reports from the referees are directed to the editing step. In this step, under the guidance of the editor; language check, correction and final reading are done by those who are in charge.

  • Decision on whether or not to publish a submitted paper, is made within four months

  • For Turkish texts, Abstract and Summary sections are required, and Abstract, Öz, Türkçe Özet and Summary sections for texts written in other languages, all will be examined for grammar errors. Texts that require correction will be sent back to the authors.

Language of publication

Journal of Values Education accepts Turkish and English language articles. Articles should include English title, Öz/ abstract (200 word), keywords (3-5 concepts), extended abstract / summary (1500 words) and a bibliography in the APA-style.

The Reference List and Citations Style 

Sources used in both references list and in-text citation must conform to the rules of Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA),6th edition, published by American Psychological Association.

Plagiarism Policy

To make sure that the articles do not contain plagiarism and haven’t been previously published, submitted articles will be checked with plagiarism detection software (iThecticate). If an article is discovered to have previously been published, it will be rejected without reviewing.

Open Access Policy

Degerler Egitimi Dergisi (The Journal of Values Education) provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research free available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Degerler Egitimi Dergisi (The Journal of Values Education) is an open access journal which publishes under a  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 (CC BY NC ND) licence. Allows users to copy and distribute the Article, provided this is not done for commercial purposes, and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way, and provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, and that the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work.

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Journal Archiving

Within one month from the date of publication, the journal is sent to national and international libraries and index institutions, which are determined by the Editorial Board, within one month from the date of publication.

Publication Fee Policy

Journal of Values Education does not charge any fee for the evaluation or publication process of the article.


The copyright of the manuscripts that accepted to be published in the Journals of Values Education shall be deemed to have been transferred to The Editorial Office.

Author who want to summit their studies to Journal of Values Education, must sign online “Copyright Transfer Form” during application process.

Within the copyright transfer, authors reserve the following rights;

  • Patent rights

  • All unregistered rights except the copyright.

  • The right to reproduce the article for their own purposes provided the copies are not offered for sale.

  • To use all or part of his work for his future works in books or other academic studies, provided the work is properly cited.

  • The right to use the work in personal websites or the open archives of universities, provided that Journal Article Tag is stated.