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 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.

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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. Journal include topics sucs as; Records Management, Electronic Records Management System (ERMS), Archive Management, Information Management, Information Management Systems, Information Systems, Librarianship and Information Centers, Big Data and Information Analysis, Personal and Enterprise Data Management, Information Security Management System (ISMS), Records and Information Security, Information Security, etc.

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. 

Index Information

Journal of Information Management is indexed in the ICI Journal Master List 2018.

Refereeing and Evaluation Process

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.

·   The referee must inform the journal if he / she know article’s writer.

Referee Evaluation Method

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

·   The referees should make their evaluations via the article evaluation form sent by the editor. 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. 

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.

·   After 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.

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%.

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.

Notes to Writers (Writing Rules and Referencing Forms)

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 points.

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

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

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.

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.

Title: Sub Title

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

English Title: English Sub Title

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

Author Name and Surname

It should be plain, thick, 11 pt, 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 Punto, italic, left aligned

Second Author Name and Surname

11 pt, left aligned, 12 pt 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 Punto, italic, left aligned

* Other authors should be written the same way.

Curriculum Vitae(CV)

Authors / Authors should provide short biographies.

The information given on the first page should not exceed a page.

Click on the author information page layout template.  Click on the author information page layout template.

Title: Sub TitleRules of Article

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

English Title: English Sub Title

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

* The author's name, surname, institution, contact information should not be included here because blinded rewiev will be applied.

Abstract

Before the title 12 nk, after the title 6 nk space should be left. The title should be 10 point, 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 point 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 point, 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 point, 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 point 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)

Title 2

The first level headings should be written 11 point, 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 point and plain.

2.1. Subtitle

The second level headings should be 11 points, 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 point and borders.

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

2.1.1. Subtitle

The third level headings should be 11 points, 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 point 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 point, 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 point 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.

Acknowledgment

This section should be 11 points, 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 point 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 point, 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 point, 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.