Author Guidelines

Journal of Informatıon Management is the publication part of Information Management System Certification and Information Security Center (BİL-BEM) of Ankara University.

The main points will be sent to the Journal of Informatıon Management;

• Coverage

• Publication Frequency

• Language of Publication

• Index Information

• Publication Principles

• Reviewing Process

• Licensing and Copyright

• Open Access Notification

• Plagiarism

• Writers Copyright Transfer Form

• Notes to Writers (Writing Rules, Ethical Rules and References)

Articles that are not prepared in accordance with the policy and rules may not be taken into the evaluation process or may be excluded from evaluation in this process.

Covarage

This journal publish studies with peer-review articles and practice experiences in the field of Information Management, Records Management, Archive Management and Information Systems with an interdisciplinary approach. In this context, to the Journal; Electronic Records Management System (ERMS), e-Archive Systems, Archive Management, Records Management, Librarianship and Information Centers, Information Management and Information Management Systems, Information Systems, e-Government, Open State Data, Big Data and Information Analysis, Personal and Corporate Data Management, Protection of Personal Data, Information Security Management System (ISMS), Records and Information Security, Information Security, Information Technology Law, Cyber Security, Records-Information-Information Systems Disaster Management, Technological Records and Application Management Perspective, Public Administration and Information Management Systems, Electronic Environments and Law, Information-Informatics-ERMS-Archive Legislation, e-Signature and e-Seal Techniques, Electronic Encryption and Communication, e-Correspondence, Information Expropriation, Information Management and Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence and Information Systems Relationship with topics such as Standardization and Standards in Information Management and Information Systems, Technical Infrastructure and New Technologies in Records and Information Management Systems Scientific articles and application experiences can be sent.

Publication Frequency

Journal of Informatıon Management is published two times a year electronically in the status of "Peer-reviewed Journal" in ULAKBİM’s DergiPark platform.

Language of Publication

The articles should be written in Turkish or English languages. 

Publishing Principles

• Apart from peer-reviewed articles, the journal includes non-peer-reviewed articles, practice studies, study reports, presentations to the case, technical notes, book critiques, reviews, biography studies, law and decision reviews, book promotions and academic studies of undergraduate students.

• Articles submitted to the journal should not be published elsewhere or sent for publication; In the submission of articles, the authors are deemed to have committed this.

• In the preparation of the article, the valid scientific methods should be followed, the subject of the study, its purpose, scope, the reason for the preparation, etc. the information should be provided in sufficient order and in a certain order.

• It is accepted that the articles submitted by the authors to the journal are ready for “printing” as such.

• The articles sent to the journal for publication should be prepared in accordance with the spelling rules stated in the journal and should be submitted in full, including bibliographies.

• The opinions adopted in the published articles are not the opinion of the journal, it is the responsibility of each article author.

• If the the articles sent to our journal to be published included in research results requiring an ethical committee decision are , a copy of the Ethics Committee Approval Form must be uploaded to the system at the time of application. In addition, ethical committee decision information (name, date, number etc.) should be specified at the end of the article in addition to method part.

• Articles that do not comply with our publication principles are not included in the referee evaluation process.

• After going through the editorial and referee evaluation processes, the magazine is opened for use for the last time in accordance with our quality principles with the "Early View" option. The new issue of the journal is published after the identified deficiencies and errors are corrected.

Refereeing and Evaluation Process

The referee list is reviewed and updated once a year.

Referee Evaluation Method

Articles are evaluated by the Referee Board with double blind method.

Preliminary Evaluation Process

• The articles submitted to the journal for publication will be published in terms of purpose, scope, method and writing principles.

• At the end of the editorial process, the article that need to be revised are returned to the author by specifying the reasons on the system.

• The article that can be published at the end of the editorial process are sent to 2 different referees. (Preferably from different institutions

Referee Invitations

• In this journal, the referees are given 5 days for the acceptance of the evaluation and 15 days for evaluation of the the article. The evaluation process is started as of the day the referee accepts the invitation.

• If the referee cannot evaluate the article, he / she should refuse the refereeing on the system.

• If the referee will evaluate the article, the full text of the article and the article evaluation form shall be shared with the referee after the referee accepts the invitation.

• If the referee cannot evaluate the article within the said period, he / she may request additional time or inform the Editor that he cannot evaluate the work due to time constraint.

• If the referee is knowledgeable about the people doing the study and therefore cannot make the assessment unbiased, he/ she should report it to the journal

Referee Evaluation Method

• The referees are only expected to make a text-based evulation.

Referees should make their evaluations through the article evaluation form sent by the editor. Click for article evaluation form.

• The referees should not respond to the evaluation criteria only as yes or no.They should give reasons elaborate his / her negative views.

• In particular, the referee who issued a negative opinion, should give the weaknesses in the article and the reasons.

• If the referees are required to express their opinions on the article, the explanations should be uploaded to the system as a separate word file. Referees should make sure does not their name in the person tag section in word file. When you add or modify the text in this file if the label writes a name on the label they must change their name. 

• As a requirement of their responsibilities to be educators and trainers, referees should guide the authors, avoid offensive and dishonest comments, statements about the author's / author's inadequacies.

Referee Evaluation Process

• If the two referees give the opinion of "Publishing is Suitable", the article will be published as soon as possible.

• If the two referees declare that "Publication is not appropriate", the article will not be published in the journal.

• If one of the referees requests correction, he will be returned to writers and will be asked to make the necessary changes.

• The amended work is returned to the referees and processed according to the result from the referees.

• In the evaluation process, if one of the referees is positive and the other gives a negative opinion, the article will be sent a third referee. In the publication of the manuscript, the third report is the determinant.

Editorial / Editorial Board Evaluation and Publication

• The referees may submit a final opinion on the situation in which the article published or not published.

• However, the Editor / Editorial Board may make a final decision on the similar and opposing views of the referees evaluating the article.

• The Editor / Editorial Board looks at the strength of the arguments of the referees or the authors, not the number of referees who accept or reject it.

 The publication of a study, the referee can see that his views are not fully reflected in the study. It is possible that the other arbitrators have different views and that the Editor / Editorial Board has taken these opinions into consideration. In this case, in accordance with the request of the referee who evaluates the article, the opinions of the other referee may be sent to him/her if the Editorial Board considers it appropriate.

The Editor / Editorial Board follows one of the following ways:

• Can publish article.

• Partial and significant changes and improvements can be accepted for publication.

• The author (s) may request the referee to arrange his / her article in accordance with his / her opinions and initiate a new evaluation process.

• Can refuse to article.

Evaluation Outcome

Referee reports should be archived to be kept.

For unpublished manuscripts, the authors are provided with the reasons for their referee reports.

Licensing and Copyright

Journal of Information Management is licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

By this license, users may copy, work on, distribute, and use derivative works for articles.

No transaction fee is charged for.

No fees are paid to the authors for the articles published in the journal. Authors should fill out the copyright form for submitted articles and texts.

Writers Copyright Transfer Form

In order to be able to evaluate your articles, "Journal of Information Management of Copyright Form" has been signed and you have to download the scanned version from the "Click" button below. Otherwise your article will not be evaluated. Only the Responsible Author can fill out the copyright transfer form. Click for the copyright transfer form.

Open Access Notification

Journal of Information Management is published as Open Access. The journal adopts the Budapest Open Access Initiative in 2002 as the Open Access Policy. Click for Policy.

Plagiarism

Articles should be prepared in accordance with ethical rules and citations made in the text must be clearly indicated. Articles submitted to our journal is assessed in the Ithenticate program to prevent plagiarism thereafter the referee evaluation process is completed.

The upper limit of similarity rate is 20%.

Notes to Writers (Writing Rules and Referencing Forms)

Writing Rules

Journal of Information Management accepts Turkish and English produced articles.

The article should be written in accordance with the rules of language knowledge.

The use of punctuation marks in Turkish articles, the latest Turkish Language Association Writing Guide should be taken as the basis for writing words and abbreviations.

Articles should be no more than 30 pages.

APA (American Psychological Association) style should be taken into account when writing in text and reference.

The article should be prepared in MS Word format. The article should be loaded into the system in MS Word format.

Abstract and sum font "Times New Roman" and font should be 10 font size.

Article font "Times New Roman" and font should be 11 font size.

The top and bottom headings in the article should be left-aligned and the content should be written right and left side-by-side.

Paragraph heads should be written left-justified in the article.

Article pages should be prepared in A4 size (210 x 297 mm).

Page margins should be "Normal" (bottom, top, right, left 2.5 cm).

"Times New Roman" font must be used in all article fields.

Line spacing must be "odd" in all article fields.

Tables and figures should be placed in the text as a picture (.jpeg, .png) and give figure numbers.

Author Information Page Layout

The article name, author name, surname, institution, communication and author resume information should be included in this page for blinded review process. While the article is being submitted, this page should be uploaded to the system as a separate file with the name "Author Information".

The article content should be given in a separate file. Author's name or institutional information should not be given in the file where the is located.

"Times New Roman" font must be used in all areas.

English Title: English Subtitle

14 font size, flat, thick, left-aligned, 24 nk space at the top and 6 nk space at the bottom. The first letter of each word must be capitalized.

Turkish Title: Turkish Subtitle

13 font size, italic, left aligned, 6 nk space at the top and 12 nk space at the bottom. The first letter of each word must be capitalized.

Name and SURNAME (First Author)

There should be plain, bold, 11 font size, left aligned, 24 nk space with top text, and no space should be left between the bottom text (author address, e-mail). The name of the author should be written in lowercase letters and the surname should be capitalized.
Author's Institution, Author's e-mail address

10 font size, italic, left aligned

Name and SURNAME (Second Author)

There should be plain, bold, 11 font size, left aligned, 24 nk space with top text, and no space should be left between the bottom text (author address, e-mail). The name of the author should be written in lowercase letters and the surname should be capitalized.

Author's Institution, Author's e-mail address

10 font size, italic, left aligned

Other authors should be written in the same format. 

Curriculum Vitae

Short CVs of the Author / Authors should be provided.

• The information given on the first page should not exceed one page.

Click for the author information page layout template.

Article Template

"Times New Roman" font must be used in all areas.

English Title: English Sub Title

14 font size, flat, thick, left aligned, 24 nk space from top, 6 nk space below.

Turkish Title: Turkish Sub Title

13 font size, italic, left aligned, 6 nt from the top, 12 nt from the bottom.

Author Name and Surname

It should be plain, thick, 11 font size, left aligned, 24 pt spacing with upper text, no spaces between lower text (author address, e-mail). The name of the author should be written in small letters.

Author’s foundation, Author's E-Mail Address

10 font size, italic, left aligned

Second Author Name and Surname

11 font size, left aligned, 12 font size spacing between upper text and subtext, no spaces between lower text (author address, e-mail). The name of the author should be written in small letters.

Author’s foundation, Author's E-Mail Address

10 font size, italic, left aligned

* Other authors should be written the same way.

English Abstract

Before the title 12 nk, after the title 6 nk space should be left. The title should be 10 font size, bold, straight and left-aligned.

There must be no space before the text (paragraph), 6 spaces after the text (paragraph). The text should be typed in 10 font size and plain.

In this section, at least 250 and at most 750 words should be written in English. The purpose, scope, research questions, and methods, findings and results should be mentioned briefly.

Keywords: 10 font size, italicized. At least 3 keywords should be given

Turkish Abstract

Before the title 12 nk, after the title 6 nk space should be left. The title should be 10 font size, bold, straight and left-aligned.

There must be no space before the text (paragraph), 6 spaces after the text (paragraph). The text should be typed in 10 font size and plain.

In this section, at least 250 and at most 750 words should be written in English. The purpose, scope, research questions, and methods, findings and results should be mentioned briefly.

Keywords: 10 font size, italicized. At least 3 keywords should be given

1. Introduction

In this section, the purpose of the research should be stated, then the methods, processes and tools used should be elaborated.

Titles, including ‘’Introduction’’, must be numbered. Subheadings must be numbered hierarchically. In the titles and subheadings, the first letter of each word must be capitalized.

Entries must be typed in 11 font size, bold, straight and left-aligned. Before entry, 12 nk, after 6 nk space should be left.

There should be no space before the text (paragraphs), 6 spaces after the text (paragraphs). The text must be typed in Times New Roman font, 11 font size and plain

All paragraphs should be left-aligned.

Article pages should be in A4 (210 x 297 mm) dimensions. Page margins should be "Normal" (bottom, top, right, left 2.5 cm)

2. Title 
The first level headings should be written 11 font size, straight, thick and left-aligned. 12 nk before the first level heading, 6 nk after the heading should be left.

There should be no space before the text (paragraphs), 6 spaces after the text (paragraphs). The text must be typed in Times New Roman font, 11 font size and plain.

2.1. Subtitle

The second level headings should be 11 font size, italic and left aligned. 12 nk before the second level heading, 6 nk after the heading should be left blank.

There should be no space before the text (paragraphs), 6 spaces after the text (paragraphs). The text must be typed in Times New Roman font, 11 font size and borders.

The second level title can be used as often as needed.

2.1.1. Subtitle

The third level headings should be 11 font size, italic and left aligned.12 nk before the third level heading, 6 nk after the heading should be left blank.

There should be no space before the text (paragraphs), 6 spaces after the text (paragraphs). The text must be typed in Times New Roman font, 11 font size and plain.

As many third-level titles can be used as often as needed.

3. Conclusions and Recommendations

The first level headings should be written 11 font size, straight, thick and left-aligned. 12 nk before the first level heading, 6 nk after the heading should be left.

There should be no space before the text (paragraphs), 6 spaces after the text (paragraphs). The text must be typed in Times New Roman font, 11 font size and plain.

Attachments may also be included if necessary.

Tables and Shapes

Tables and figures should be included in the relevant text. All tables and figures must be numbered separately. Numbers should be under the tables or figure. Sources should be indicated on figures and tables (according to APA 6 Style).

Tables and figures should be placed in the text as a picture (.jpeg, .png) and also be loaded with the table and figure numbers as additional files in the system with the original formats.

Ethics Committee Decisions
If the research results requiring an ethical committee decision are included in the studies sent to our journal, the ethical committee decision information (name of the board, date, number number etc.) should be specified in the method section of the study and also at the end of the article.

Acknowledgment

This section should be 11 font size, straight, thick and left-aligned. 12 nk before heading, 6 nk after heading should be left blank.

There should be no space before the text (paragraphs), 6 spaces after the text (paragraphs). The text must be typed in Times New Roman font, 11 font size and plain.

Organizations and individuals who have contributed financial support to the work can be thanked in this section.

References

The bibliography heading should be 11 font size, plain, bold and left-aligned. The first letter must be capitalized. 12 nk before the title of the bibliography, 6 nk after the title should be left blank.

There should be no blank space before each references given in the text, 6 blank spaces after the references should be left. The text must be typed in Times New Roman font, 11 font size, plain and borders.

"Journal" and "Book" should be written in Italic MS Word Format.

APA (American Psychological Association) style should be taken into account when writing references and cites . References in the text must be listed alphabetically at the end of the study.

NOTE: In this Word File, given as an Article Template include the upper and lower spaces, alignment, fonts, font styles, etc. specified for the article layout. You can download this template on this template by downloading it from your computer. Click for the Article Template.

Bibliography Explanations

The title of the bibliography should be written in 11 font size, flat, bold and left aligned. The first letter should be capitalized. 12 nk space before the title of the bibliography and 6 nk after the title should be left.

There should be no space before each bibliographic identity given in the bibliography and 6 nk space should be left after the bibliographic identity. The text should be written in Times New Roman font, 11 font size, plain and justified. The second line of the bibliographic identity must be written inside 0.5 cm.

The names of "Journal" and "Book" should be written in italic in the bibliographic identity.

APA (American Psychological Association) style should be taken into consideration when sending in-text and bibliography. References cited in the text should be listed alphabetically at the end of the study.

Bibliography Examples

Resource with a Single Author:

Aktan, E . (2018). Büyük Veri: Uygulama Alanları, Analitiği ve Güvenlik Boyutu. Bilgi Yönetimi, 1 (1), 1-22. 

Multiple Author Resource:

Özdemirci, F , Torunlar, M . (2018). Bilgi-Değişim-Siber Güvenlik-Bağımsızlık. Bilgi Yönetimi, 1 (1), 78-83.

Al, U., Sezen, U., Soydal, İ., Taşkın, Z. ve Düzyol, G. (2012). Collaboration of Turkish scholars: Local or global? Collnet Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management, 6, 145-159.

Anonymous Resource:

EBYS Zirvesi 2016. ( 2016). Erişim adresi: http://bilbem.ankara.edu.tr/2016/04/21/ebys-zirvesi-2016/

Books:

Yavuzer, H. (2001). Okul Çağı Çocuğu. İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi.

Özdemirci, F. ve Torunlar, M. (2015) Bilgi Çağında Arşivsel Bilgi Analizi: Bilgi-İktidar- İdeoloji- Devlet. Ankara Üniversitesi Basımevi.

Journals:

Arısoy, Y . (2018). Elektronik Arşivlere Yönelik Uluslararası Yaklaşımlar Çerçevesinde Türkiye Değerlendirmesi. Bilgi Yönetimi, 1 (1), 63-77. Erişim Adresi: http://dergipark.gov.tr/by/issue/37228/415166

Electronic Resources:

Chan, H. F., Guillot, M., Page, L. ve Torgler, B. (2015). The Inner Quality Of An Article: Will Time Tell?. Scientometrics, 104, s. 19-41. doi:10.1007/s11192-015-1581-y
Torunlar, M . (2018). Yönetim Eyleminin Bir Parçası Olarak Karar Verme Süreçlerinde Belge/Bilgi Yönetiminin Önemi ve Katkıları. Bilgi Yönetimi, 1 (1), 32-43. Erişim Adresi: http://dergipark.gov.tr/by/issue/37228/418774

Bilgi Mimarisi. (2014, 20 Aralık). Vikipedi İçinde. Erişim Adresi (8 Mayıs 2015): http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilgi_mimarisi

Website:

Ankara Üniversitesi BİL-BEM. (2016). e-Kitaplar. Erişim Adresi: http://bilbem.ankara.edu.tr/yayinlar/

Sempozyum Nedir?. (2007). Erişim Adresi: https://www.turkedebiyati.org/sempozyum-nedir.html

Blog Post:

Yılmaz, D. (2010, 16 Mart). İntihal Suç Mu? [Blog Yazısı]. Erişim Adresi: http://bilkentasistan.blogspot.com/2010/03/intihal-suc-mu.html