Referee Guide

Manuscript Review

The studies submitted to the KOCATEPEİİBF are pre reviewing by the Managing Editor or Editorial Assistant for Journal's coverage, plagiarism, similarity rate, and spelling rules. When the Editor-in-chief considers the manuscript appropriate for the journal policy, Editor-in-chief assigns the manuscript to at least three referees based on their expertise, from different universities.

Referee Assign Invitation is valid for 5 days. If the referee accepts reviewing the manuscript, the reviewing process will start and expected to end in 15 days. This time can be extended by Managing Editor for 15 days only for one time. If referees do not follow the deadlines, new referees will be assigned by Managing Editor. Referees are assigned among expert academicians in their study fields and at least with a Ph.D. degree. Scholars who work in the same institution with the author can not be assigned as a referee. Also, referees are preferably chosen from outside our university.

Referees have 4 options upon final decision on the manuscripts: Publishable, Non-Publishable, Needs Minor Revisions and Do Not Need Reviewing Again, Needs Major Revisions and Do Need Reviewing Again. The revisions must be done and the revised final document must be sent by authors in 15 days to KOCATEPEİİBF Editorial.

In order to being accepted for publishing, an article must get positive opinion of at least two thirds of referees.

KOCATEPEİİBF uses the iThenticate plagiarism detection tools for preventing plagiarism and controlling similarity rates.

Ethics Policy

Reviewers should:

o   agree to review only in their subject of expertise in an unbiased and confidential manner.

o   review the manuscript constructively and kindly, avoiding insulting.

o   review the content of a manuscript objectively without considering issues such as gender, religion, and politics.