Evaluation Procedure

Evaluation Procedure

Akdeniz İİBF journal conducts ‘double blind review’ policy in which both the authors’ names of manuscripts sent to the journal and referees who evaluate these manuscripts are concealed. Manuscripts, which are sent to the journal, and are found worth passing on to the Editorial Board in the first month, are evaluated by at least two referees from the Referee Board in the next 6 weeks. If it is found necessary by the Editorial and the Publishing Board, the number of referees may be increased. Referees send their written remarks to the Editorial Board by assessing manuscripts according to scientific contribution, the way in which problematic of the topic is taken, citation of relevant literature, compatibility with the criteria of preparing a scientific article, (if possible) methods that are used in a field study and related data, and other criteria to which they attach importance.

The Editorial Board sends a copy of written remarks from referees to the author(s). Corrections suggested by referees are made by the author(s ) within the next 6 weeks, and the manuscript is resent to referees to have referees’ opinion (following 2 weeks). The Publishing Board has the last word on all manuscripts which are considered for publication by referees. After being deemed publishable, manuscripts are put on the publication schedule of the journal; and the authors are notified of the final decision. Authors, which are notified that their manuscripts have been put on the publication schedule, are required to fill out the Copyright Transfer Form, and to sent it to the Journal Editorial Staff. Otherwise, manuscripts in question are not published.

Important Note: All manuscripts, which are sent to the Journal, are previewed by the Editorial Board. Manuscripts, which are irrelevant to the topic predetermined for Akdeniz İİBF journal, or manuscripts, which fail to meet the scientific criteria for an article’s content and form, are refused by the desk before the referee review process begins, or else the Editorial Board may make recommendations for changes in manuscripts.