Article Submission Process

Secretary Preview
At this stage, the conformity of the article to the purpose and scope of the journal is checked, and unsuitable articles are rejected. Documents that need to be uploaded to the system are checked. "Copyright and Author Contribution Form" filled and signed by the corresponding author, "Ethics Committee Report" for studies that require ethics committee approval, and the document showing the plagiarism rate of the study should be uploaded to the system at the article submission stage. Missing or incompletely filled documents are requested from the author again. Articles with a plagiarism rate of 20% or more are rejected.
The situations that violate confidentiality in the article (name, faculty, institution, city, etc.) are checked. When necessary, the article is returned to the author, who is asked to resubmit the article following the conditions. The article must be submitted by putting it in the article template. At this stage, the compliance of the article with the journal format (compliance with the article template, compliance with the word/page limit, compliance with the titles, compliance with the tables, compliance of the bibliography with APA6) is checked. If necessary, the article is sent back to the author. Necessary adjustments are notified to the author by writing on the file or by message. The author is requested to edit and resubmit the article as specified. An editor is appointed to the articles that meet all the requirements.
Editorial Preview
At this stage, the article is reviewed by the editor. Articles with no original value and insufficient contribution to educational sciences are rejected. Articles that are problematic/poor in academic writing (Turkish and English) are rejected. The articles are also rejected if one or more sections (introduction structure, research model, sample/study group, analyses, validity-reliability, findings, results, discussion, and suggestions) have scientifically critical errors/deficiencies. Quantitative articles are sent to the statistics editor for comment when necessary. In line with the response from the statistics editor, the article is rejected when necessary. The article that is not rejected and the statistics editor's report are sent to the field editor.
Field Editor Preview
Field editors examine the studies' introduction, method, findings, and conclusion-discussion sections in detail. Articles that do not have original value or contribute enough to the field are rejected. The articles are rejected if one or more sections (introduction structure, research model, sample/study group, analyses, validity-reliability, findings, results, discussion, and suggestions) contain scientifically critical errors/deficiencies. The articles that are not rejected are passed to the referee process.
Referee Process
The field editor manages the referee process. Author and referee identities are hidden throughout the process. In the evaluation process, a double-blind peer review system is adopted. For each article, at least two referees suitable for the article area are appointed. Referees are required to have at least a doctoral degree. The referees evaluate the originality of the study, the aspects of its contribution to the field, the level of access to the relevant resources and the level of researching the literature, the accuracy and presentation of the method, findings and results, the appropriateness of the academic language used, etc.
The referees must evaluate the English articles in English. The referees can accept the articles they find suitable for publication as they are. Studies that are weak in terms of language and expression rules contain scientifically critical errors, and have no original value are rejected. In addition, the referees can make a major or minor revision decision for articles that contain errors that can be corrected. The referees send the correction files containing the necessary correction suggestions and the referee evaluation form they have filled out to the journal via the system.
The response/non-response status of the referees is followed, and a new referee is appointed when necessary. The field editor contacts the referees who do not upload files despite making a major revision decision and asks them to upload files. Appoints new referees instead of referees who do not upload files. If both referees have made a minor revision decision for the article, a minor revision is given to the author. If one or both referees request a major revision, the author is given a major revision. The revision decision is sent to the author, together with the referee reports.
The authors are responsible for making the requested corrections and improvements ultimately. However, they can submit the edits they do not find appropriate to the referees by writing them in the revision file along with their reasons. Corrections from the author are sent back to the referee/referees. The referees who want to see the revisions and give a major revision are reassigned. The referees are asked to re-examine the article and upload the file containing their opinions to the system. The referees can re-examine the corrected articles from the authors and decide whether they are appropriate or request corrections if necessary. For the article to continue with the process, it must be accepted by two referees. If one of the referees decides to reject, a new referee is appointed. For the article rejected by two referees, the "rejection" decision is notified to the editor by the editor.
Field Editor Final Review
The article that receives at least two acceptances from the referees is read in detail by the field editor. It is checked whether the requests of the referees are met. The field editor can return the article to the author(s) for language and expression rules and scientific errors (including statistics editor suggestions) when deemed necessary. Requested edits are notified to the author by overwriting the file or message. The author is requested to edit and resubmit the article as specified. The field editor reviews and corresponds to English articles in English.
Editor Final Review
The editor examines the article in detail, considering the opinions of the field editor and the referee. If the editor encounters a situation that prevents publication at this stage, he can send the article back to the author(s) for correction or reject the article. Turkish articles with a publishable feature are requested to be translated into English before publication. English articles and articles translated into English are sent to the English language editor. The language editor reads the articles in detail and can request corrections or proofreading when necessary. The language editor notifies the editor of his or her decision to "publish" the article. The editor passes the article to the publication process and appoints the publication editor.
Publication Process
The publication editor makes the necessary adjustments by making the final reading after making the necessary arrangements in terms of format in the article. Then, the article is assigned to the next journal issue.

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