Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Peer Review Process
• Peer review is the evaluation of manuscripts submitted to Dil Dergisi by experts in related fields.
• Peer–review enables authors to receive critical feedback from experts on individual manuscripts.
• Reviewers evaluate the submitted manuscripts in an objective manner. They express their opinions clearly and support their comments.
• All submitted manuscript is kept confidential. Reviewers are not allowed to share or disclose unpublished information in a manuscript.
• Reviewers of Dil Dergisi avoid evaluating manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest. They contact editors if there is any conflict of interest that could affect their evaluation of a manuscript. In those cases, they can reject reviewing the manuscript.
• Reviewers can recommend to author/s any related work that is not cited.

Recruitment for Reviewers
Participation in the peer-review process is absolutely essential to the success and reputation of the journal. Reviewers and editors determine which works are of quality and significance. Due to our extensive readership, the research and scholarship selected by our reviewers will ultimately have an impact on literacy in national and international classrooms.
If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for Dil Dergisi, please contact us at

Publication Frequency
Dil Dergisi is published twice a year, in June and December.

Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Archiving Policy

Dil Dergisi employs the LOCKSS system through DergiPark (A service provided by Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey -TUBITAK) to create a distributed archiving system to create permanent archives of the journal for the aims of preservation and restoration.

For more information about LOCKSS system please visit LOCKSS

Indexing & Abstracting
• MLA International Bibliography
• Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL)
• BRILL Linguistic Bibliography
• SOBİAD Indexing
• Ulrich's (Ulrichs Web Global Serials Director)

Advisory Board
In Alphabetical Order
Ayşe Kıran (Hacettepe University)
Ayşe Sumru Özsoy (Boğaziçi University)
Belma Haznedar (Boğaziçi University)
Fatma Hülya Özcan (Anadolu Üniversity)
Hatice Sofu (Çukurova University)
İlknur Keçik (Anadolu University)
Kamil İşeri (Dokuz Eylül University)
Kutlay Yağmur (Tilburg University)
Mustafa Aksan (Toros University)
Nalan Büyükkantarcıoğlu (Çankaya University)
Nermin Yazıcı (Hacettepe University)
Nevin Özkan (Ankara University)
Ümit Deniz Turan (Anadolu University)
Yeşim Aksan (Toros University)

Publication ethics

Dil Dergisi is committed to the highest ethical standards. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ (COPE), International Standards for Authors ( If you have any questions or concerns about an ethical issue, please contact the Journal Editor-in-Chief at

Authors’ Responsibilities
Before submitting an article, authors should ensure that they satisfy the following criteria.
• Authors must claim, that the submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor). If authors decide to submit their manuscript to another journal, they must withdraw their paper from Dil Dergisi.
• The corresponding author will ensure that all contributing co-authors have approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication. Only authors who have made a significant contribution to the submitted study will be included.
• Authors must ensure that their manuscript is original and provide a list of references for the material that is taken from other sources.
• Authors must acknowledge their funding for the submitted manuscript. They must state all sources of financial support they received and the role of the funder.
• Authors must carefully read the copyright statement and accept responsibility for releasing necessary information during the submission process.
• Authors should ensure that their data belong to them. If authors do not own the data, they must state that they have permission to use it.
• Authors should ensure that they conform to all research ethics guidelines, especially if human or animal subjects are involved in their research. They should ensure that they obtained proof of consent from participants in their research.
• Authors must state any potential conflict of interest on submission of their manuscript.
• Authors are obliged to participate in a peer review process of their submitted manuscript. They should respond to all the comments and any recommendations of reviewers before the given deadline.
• All contributing authors have a responsibility to inform the Editor of Dil Dergisi immediately, if any error or mistake occurs after the submission of a manuscript or after the publication of a manuscript.
The Copyright Transfer Form should be signed and sent with the paper submission.

• An ethics committee approval must be obtained for research conducted in all disciplines including social sciences and for clinical and experimental studies on humans and animals, requiring ethical committee decision, and this approval should be stated and documented in the article.

• The articles that are written according to the rules must be submitted online via

Reviewers’ Responsibilities
• Reviewers should keep the review process confidential.
• Reviewers should inform the Journal Editor, if they suspect any potential competing interest.
• Reviewers should evaluate all manuscripts objectively and professionally during the review process.

Editors’ Responsibilities
• Editors should ensure that the manuscripts conform to the ethical policies of their journal.
• Editors should not discriminate against authors on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation.
• Editors should address authors’ complaints and keep any documents related with the complaints.
• Editors should ensure that the manuscripts are reviewed in a confidential manner.
• Editors should ensure that authors and reviewers are properly advised regarding the review process as well as publication ethics and policies.
• Editors will handle any misconduct that occurs during the submission process. If Editors become aware of that research misconduct or the use of fraudulent data has occurred, studies will not be eligible for publication. Editors will not encourage such misconduct. Editors will issue a retraction notice, if there is any evidence that the findings are unreliable due to error or misconduct; if the manuscript has been published elsewhere without any permission; if the manuscript involves plagiarism, and if the manuscript involves unethical research.
• Editors will request a correction, if a contributing author is omitted or an author who has not contributed to the manuscript is included in the author list. If an error or mistake is identified in a manuscript, corrections will be made immediately after Editors and all authors agree on the corrections. When necessary, Editors welcome and publish any retractions, corrections, and clarifications submitted by the authors.

Plagiarism Policy
Every manuscript submitted for publication in Dil Dergisi will be checked for plagiarism using the Turnitin program. If plagiarism is detected by the editors or peer reviewers, the editor will inform the author/s immediately, asking the author/s to rewrite the text or provide any necessary citations. If the author/s has plagiarised at least more than 15% of the original source, the manuscript will not be eligible for review and publication.

Copyright and Access
• The author accepts that the publisher of Dil Dergisi holds and retains the copyright of the published articles.
• It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to include images, figures, etc. to appear in the article.

*This statement is prepared on the basis of publication ethics and malpractice statement provided on Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies website.

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