The aim of peer review process is to ensure that high quality and original scientific studies are published. All published articles in Maritime Faculty Journal are peer reviewed and all manuscripts submitted follows the procedure outlined below.
Initial Manuscript Evaluation
The Editor and Editorial Board firstly evaluate all manuscripts submitted for publication in Journal. Manuscripts that are considered outside the aims and scope of the journal or is not enough for requirements of a scientific study are rejected or may be required some revisions at this initial stage. Editor without a referee report will never accept manuscripts, at this early stage.
Maritime Faculty Journal operates the article evaluation process with “double blind” review policy. This means that the referees of the article will not get to know the identity of the author(s), and the author(s) will not get to know the identity of the referee.
After initial evaluation, editor and/or editorial board sends the manuscripts to three referees who are determined. If necessary, the number of referees can be increased by editor or Editorial Board. The referees are chosen from referee board according to their expertise.
Referees are asked to evaluate the manuscript’s originality, methodology, contribution to the literature, presentation of results and support for the conclusions, and appropriate referencing of previous relevant studies. Referees might accept the manuscript, reject the manuscript or might require a revision for style and/or content. For publication of articles, two positive reports are required.
When the referee or referees require a revision, the author(s) should consider the criticisms and suggestions offered by the referees. The author(s) should provide the revised version of manuscript in 30 days. Manuscripts that are not accepted for publication are not re-sent to their authors.
After favorable opinions of referees, Editorial Board conducts final evaluation. The articles accepted for publication by Editorial Board are placed in an issue sequence.
Time of Peer Review Process
Maritime Faculty Journal aims to complete the all peer review process within 10 weeks (70 days) after submission (one week for initial evaluation, 8 weeks for referee evaluation and one week for final evaluation). The author(s) that submit an article to the Maritime Faculty Journal consider accepting of these peer review conditions and procedures.