A Guide for Authors

Publication Period

Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences, as a national journal being listed in some international indexes, is published three times a year in both electronic (eISSN: 2458-8342) and printed (ISSN: 1301-3718), in April, August and December.

Publication Language

The publication language of Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences is Turkish. The full text articles published in Turkish also include abstracts, keywords and summaries in English. Besides, the articles can be published in English, German and French in full texts. If the native language of the authors of these articles is Turkish, there must be abstracts, keywords and summaries in Turkish in the articles. Editorial Board of Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences attaches importance to obeying publication and grammar rules. Articles must be written grammatically and understandably in a plain language, and they must be in keeping with the literature. It’s expected that the articles are free of foreign words. In case the authors use foreign words, they must also write the Turkish meaning of these words in parenthesis.

The articles accepted for publication by the Editorial Board are primarily read by language editors (Turkish and English). The authors whose native language is not Turkish can be offered some revisions by the Editorial Board, reviewers or language editors. These revisions are under the responsibility of the authors.

Sections of the Journal

Original research articles are mainly published in Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences (% 100 - % 80). Besides, two review articles at most are published in every issue.

Open Access Policy

Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences adopts sharing the knowledge, transparency and open access as the publishing policy.

Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences is published within open access policy and promotes Budapest Open Access Initiative (Budapeşte Açık Erişim Girişimi). So Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences Editorial Board adopts the open access policies of Budapest Open Access Initiative (http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-translations/turkish-translation). Within this scope, we signed the declaration of the original BOAI at http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/sign-declaration-org and after the approval process Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences is going to be added to the site. 

Besides the articles published in Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License within the context of open access policies (http://dergipark.gov.tr/auebfd/archive).

Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences, the publisher of Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences, does not request a fee from the authors for their articles. The electronic form of the journal is free in libraries, and so the access and subscription to electronic and hard copy versions of the journal is also free of charge. Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences sends limited number of printed versions to some instructors and libraries costlessly. All processes of the journal are free of charge, so there is no fee paid for the Reviewers and the members of Editorial Board.

Therefore, Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences has no income; the journal continues this scientific duty with public fundings. Pecuniary obligations of the articles sent to Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences are under the responsibility of the authors. The journal does not provide any translation services. However, Turkish and English articles are also studied by language editors.

The Policy of Repudiating Sponsorships and Advertisements

The publisher of Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences is Ankara University, which is a non-profit-making public establishment. One of the publishing policies of the journal is repudiating sponsorships and advertisements.

However, due to the fact that all the processes from the article application to the publication of the electronic articles are made free of charge on the electronic server, the cahrges of DOI numbers of the articles published are paid, and technical support is also given to it, TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM DERGİPARK (http://dergipark.gov.tr), as a public establishment, is the public sponsor of Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences.

The hard copy versions of Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences are printed at Ankara University Press with public funding.

Publishing Policies of Articles and Journal

The original and recent articles contributing to the field must be sent to Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences. The articles must also be unpublished or unsent to another journal for publication.

Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences does not evaluate multiple applicants of an author at the same time.

Article Submission

Author(s) can send their articles to Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences after registering process at http://dergipark.gov.tr/auebfd

Publication Rules

The articles must be written on “Article Templates” below:

The articles must be written with regard to “Article Publication Rules” on the Article Template.

Article Publication Rules in Turkish   /   Article Publication Rules in English

Copyright Notice

Authors must transfer their copyrights to Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences during the application period. For this purpose, all the authors fill in and sign the “Copyright Notice Form”, and then they load it with their articles to electronic system of TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM DERGİPARK (http://dergipark.gov.tr/auebfd). Editorial Board of Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences is entitled to publish the article.

In addition to that, except for copyrights, patent rights of the authors, rights to use the articles in their lessons, presentations or studies without any charge, rights to duplicate the articles for their own purposes provided that they do not sell them, and rights to distribute the articles by mail or electronically are reserved. Authors are also allowed to use some parts of their articles in other publications, providing that Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences is cited in that publication. If authors do not load Copyright Notice Form to the system with their applications, their articles are not evaluated. Copyright Notice Form only goes for the articles published in Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences; authors of unpublished articles have their copyrights on their articles.

Evaluation Process

The articles are evaluated by double-blind review, in which identities of authors and reviewers are kept confidential. Neither the authors know the reviewers nor the reviewers know the authors in this process. Double-blind review stages are as below:

Preliminary Review and Preliminary Evaluation Process

The editors in preliminary review evaluate the articles sent to Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences. At this stage, the articles which are not suitable for the aim, scope and publication policies of Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences; the articles which are not suitable for language rules; the articles which are inaccurate in terms of methodology; and the articles having no originality and exceeding %15 similarity rate after a review through iThenticate software are rejected, and the authors of these articles are informed on this case.  

The articles sent to the field editor is reviewed with regard to titles, literature in introduction, method, findings and comments, discussion-conclusion, suggestions, originality and actuality, and the aim, scope and publishing policies of the journal. Field editor informs the editor of the conclusion of the review by a report and the editor, according to that report, rejects inconvenient articles. Field editor also transmits his/her offers for reviewers to the editor for convenient articles.

Peer Review Process

Reviewer offers of field editors and some other reviewers are evaluated simultaneously by the editor. Then the article is sent to 3 reviewers. Editorial Board of the journal cares: not to assign reviewers from the same institution with the authors; not to assign among the people which the authors conflict with or the people they have relationships based on mutual interests; and not to assign authors’ thesis advisors or jury members.

Reviewers must guarantee that they will not share the documents and the processes about the articles they reviewed.

Peer review is based on studying the article in terms of literature, originality, methodology, appropriateness to ethics, and presenting the conclusions coherently.

Reviewers are given one month for peer review process. This period can be enlarged in accordance with the reviewer. After reviewers study the articles, they fill in “Research Article Evaluation Form” for research articles and “Review Article Evaluation Form” for review articles. These forms are sent to reviewers with the articles at the end of the process. Reviewers can also state their revision offers on the article text.

In accordance with the revision offers from reviewers and/or the editors, the authors must prepare “Article Revision Report” in three weeks. The authors, in that report, indicate the revisions they did or they did not with their reasons, and then they load the revised articles to electronic application system. The revised articles are sent to reviewers who want to see the revisions. Reviewers or editors may want more than one revision from the authors and the authors are expected to revise them.

Evaluation Result and Editorial Board Decision

The editor evaluates views from the reviewers and convenes the Editorial Board to make decisions on the articles. In accordance with the views of field editors and the reviewers, Editorial Board discusses the articles and makes the final decision.

The articles being decided to publish are submitted for Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences Administrative Committee. In case affirmative decisions are taken, the layout of the articles is made up. Language editors (Turkish, English) study the articles and revision offers, if any, are sent to the authors. At last, he approval for “Printable” is received from the authors.

Right of Objection to the Evaluation

Authors have right to object to the decisions about their articles that Editorial Board of the journal makes. Authors may send their objection reasons with proofs to ebfd@ankara.edu.tr by a mail. Editorial Board gives an answer to the authors about their objections after discussing the case. In case authors’ objections are recognized, Editorial Board restarts the evaluation process with new reviewers.

Publishing the Articles

After page layout of the articles are made, the articles are given DOI numbers on website of the journal. The articles are published as “Online First” at website of the journal with application, acceptance and Online First dates and watermarks of “Online First” on them. Online First articles are published in issues that the Editorial Board of the journal decides, after the watermarks of “Online First” are removed.

Withdrawal of a Manuscript

Editorial Board of Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences has been striving to publish original and scientific research articles. In the case that an article published in or just sent to the journal is to be withdrawn, Editorial Board and authors should fulfill the responsibilities such as below:

Editors

In case there are problems in copyright and ethical principles or doubts on plagiarism about the articles published full text or published as Online First, Editorial Board of Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences is responsible for starting an investigation urgently.

In case the Editorial Board determines that an article in evaluation process is contrary to ethical principles and has plagiarism or copyright problems, the Editorial Board withdraws the article and reports the decision with the reasons to the author(s) of the article and to Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences Administrative Committee.

In case it’s determined that a published or Online First article is contrary to ethical principles and has plagiarism or copyright problems, the Editorial Board notifies that to the authors and to institutions of the authors in written. If the article is produced from a thesis, it is also notified to the relevant institute or other relevant establishments.

Author(s)

In case the authors notice mistakes in their articles, they must be in cooperation with the editors to withdraw their articles.

After the application an article has finished, the authors cannot send their articles to another journal unless the Editorial Board approves their demands for withdrawal of their articles.

The authors, who want to request withdrawal of their articles in the evaluation process, fill in and sign the “Article Withdrawal Form” and send it to the Editorial Board of the journal via ebdfd@ankara.edu.tr. Editorial Board views the request for withdrawal in a short time and sends the decision to the authors.

Privacy Statement

Personal information used in article application processes and correspondences is only used in line with the scientific purposes of the journal; this information is not used for another purpose and is not shared with third parties.

Archiving

Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences was published on website of Department of Library and Documentation of Ankara University (http://dergiler.ankara.edu.tr/detail.php?id=40), before it was moved to TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM DERGİPARK (http://dergipark.gov.tr/auebfd) in 12.01.2018. April issue of Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences was published on the website of TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM DERGİPARK. The process of moving the archive of the journal to (http://dergipark.gov.tr/auebfd) has been going on.

The data and full texts of the articles published in Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences are published as PDF on TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM DERGİPARK server, and they are kept and archived without any access (LOCKSS; http://dergipark.gov.tr/auebfd/lockss-manifest). Besides all articles are kept and presented as PDF on TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM Social Sciences Data Base (TR DİZİN).