Author Guidelines

General Formatting Requirements

·         Our journal only accepts manuscripts in English. Please prepare your manuscript using the template of our journal in the Microsoft Word (doc.) format. To download the manuscript template, please click here! As our journal does not charge a fee for article submission and processing, the authors have the responsibility to prepare manuscripts in line with the guidelines in the template article.

·         Authors have the legal responsibility of the content of their studies. Also, the authors agree on the open-access policy and Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license and sign-upload the copyright form to DergiPark.

·         Our template includes all general formatting requirements, page layout, paragraph format, tables-figures and heading formats. Authors will just transfer their submission to the journal template.  

·         The length of the manuscripts is encouraged to be between 5000 and 10000 words though we do not have a strict word limit.

·         Journal of Theoretical Educational Science will screen the manuscripts for plagiarism using iThenticate plagiarism detection tool. JTES will immediately reject the papers which has a similarity over 30% (excluding bibliography and direct quotes).

·         Our journal does not charge for article submission and processing fee. As there is no income of our journal, author(s) should have the responsibility of redaction, layout, proofreading and translation. 

Due to ethical considerations, our journal accepts just one submission of an author in one year. If an author has more than one submission in our journal, it is not advised to send any article to our journal. (Change: 20.11.2019)

Manuscript Sections

·         As stated in the journal template, Turkish and English abstracts should be between 150 and 200 words. These abstracts should be followed by 3 to 5 keywords (Turkish abstracts will be translated for free for the submissions of international authors).

·         The manuscripts should contain Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion and Conclusion sections. The subsections (Study Group, Instruments, etc.) can be arranged by the author(s) without breaking the journal rules.

·         In Results section, the results can be divided into the themes. However, the subsections such as The Response of 1st Research question cannot be accepted.

·         If studies are granted by an institution, authors should mention that institution as a footnote on the page, which includes names of the authors, or mention in the Acknowledgements part.

·         Our journal adopts APA 6.0 rules as in the Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (APA) (6th Edition) for the in-text citation and references.

·         Appendices should be added after References.

·         To emphasize a part in your texts, please use italics or quotation marks instead of bold option.

Manuscript Review

·         The studies submitted to the JTES are reviewed by the Editor following the plagiarism screening. When the Editor-in-chief considers the manuscript appropriate for the journal policy, Editor-in-chief assigns the manuscript to the relevant section editor or Editor-in-chief might assign reviewers itself. Appropriate studies are assigned to at least two reviewers based on their expertise, from different universities.

·         Reviewers are given 15 days for review but this time length can be extended by Editor-in-chief and/or section editors. If reviewers do procrastinate for a long time, Editor-in-chief and/or section editors might assign new reviewers.

·         When reviewers accept a manuscript, Editor-in-chief and/or section editors have the right to accept the manuscripts based on the reviews and to reject by clarifying the reasons for protecting the quality of manuscripts and the prestige of journal.

·         The manuscripts that are accepted by reviewers for publication with major or minor corrections are decided to be published if corrections are done in a given time period. If not, the manuscripts can be rejected.

·         When the manuscripts receive one acceptance and one rejection by reviewers, Editor-in-chief and/or section editors decide to publish the manuscript based on the decision of the third reviewer.

·         The manuscripts that are rejected by at least two reviewers are decided to be rejected. Editor-in-chief and/or section editors do not have the right to change this decision.

·         The author(s) retains the right to appeal against the review reports of reviewers. The appeal of authors will be examined by the Editorial Board. If Editorial Board considers the author(s) right for their appeal, new reviewers are assigned for a decision.

·         Authors can suggest some reviewers based on the expertise of the reviewers but it does not necessarily mean that Editor-in-chief and/or section editors consider these suggestions in the reviewing process. Authors should not suggest reviewers from their own institution or reviewers where a conflict of interest may arise for the reviewer.

Our Copyright Policy

·         The manuscripts submitted to JTES for publication should be original ones that have not published before or not submitted to anywhere else for publication.

·         Authors agree on the requirements of the open-access policy and Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. They also accept to disclaim the copyright of the study by signing and uploading the copyright form to DergiPark. The reviewing process does not start without the upload of the copyright form.

·         Since Authors acknowledge transferring the copyright of their studies to JTES, Editorial Board of JTES hold the rights to continue publication processes. Therefore, Author(s), who want to withdraw their submission, have to sign and send an article withdrawal form to JTES. Their withdrawal request will be evaluated by Editorial Board of JTES, and the decision will be sent to Author(s) within a week.

·         The following rights of Author(s) are reserved:

o   Patent rights,

o   All unregistered rights apart from copyright,

o   Duplication rights on condition that the study is not sold,

o   The right to use the whole or parts of the study in the author's own books or other academic studies on condition that reference is given,

o   The right to publish the study on personal websites or open archive of their university on condition that the copyright details are provided.

Ethics Policy

·         Editors should:

o   hold the following responsibilities that are based on the guidelines "COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" and "COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" published as open Access by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

·         Authors should:

o   submit original manuscripts that have not published before or not submitted to anywhere else for publication.

o   indicate just the authors who contributed to the manuscript at the intellectual level.

o   should be ready for supply extra documents such as raw data, consent forms and permission forms.

o   just submit their submission to one journal at a time.

·         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.