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Volume: 5 - Issue: 2, 29.07.2022

Year: 2022

Research Articles

Review Articles

GRID Architecture Planning and Design Journal is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, scientific, open access e-journal that published by Çankaya University Faculty of Architecture. The journal publishes original research papers, reviews, book reviews, education-based researches and articles covering current debates related to architecture, planning and design domains. GRID aims not only to be a platform for researchers to share their original works but also provide interdisciplinary environment for different fields in design related domains. GRID highly encourages researchers to submit their interdisciplinary works. In this context, GRID invites the enthusiastic academicians, designers and all who are interested in research to convey the knowledge. 

GRID aims contribute to the domains of architecture, urban and regional planning, interior architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, product design and industrial design and with their interdisciplinary fields. GRID is published biannually in the last days of January and July. Journal accepts article submissions at all times of the year. Full-texts in Turkish and English are accessible online. 

  1. Articles may be written in in standard (US) English or Turkish.
  2. Word count for an article of this journal should be no less than 5000 and no more than 8000 including endnotes and bibliography. This limit includes tables, figures, captions and subtitles. A book review for this journal should be no more than 1500 words including tables, figures and captions.
  3. The similarity index should be lower than %15 (excluding the references).
  4. Structure of an article should be in the following order: title, abstract, keywords, main text including able(s) and figure(s) with captions, bibliography, and a short biography of the author(s). 
  5. The article should be prepared according to the given template. The uploaded file should be saved with an editable format such as doc or docx. (download link: click here)
  6. Authors should fill copyright form and send it in the submission process of article. (download link: click here)
  7. The title should be no more than 15 words.
  8. Abstract should be no more than 200 words, and compiled on a separate page in English. Articles in Turkish should also included abstracts in English. 
  9. Keywords should summarize the content of the article, and be no more than 7 words.
  10. The citation and referencing format is in APA Style. 
  11. Your papers should be prepared and submitted according to the given word format.
  12. Tables should be compiled on the main text or seperate pages following the main text.
  13. Figures should be compiled on the main text or seperate pages following the main text.  Figures should be 300 dpi for colored and grayscale images in JPEG format. The longest edge of any figure should be no more than 15 cm. The required permissions should be made available by the authors for copyrighted images, and copyright information should be indicated within the captions.
  14. A bibliography in alphabetical order should be provided at the end of the manuscript. 
  15. Biography of the author(s) should be compiled on a separate page after the bibliography, and be no more than 120 words per author.
  16. This journal uses Open Journal Systems (OJS) to manage the peer-review process. The authors should create an account for the website of the journal to submit an article or a book review. 
  17. The editorial review process lasts around 3 months, depending upon the availability of referees. Referees are selected by the editors of GRID regarding the specifications of the fields of articles. The review process for articles is double-blind.
  18. There are no submission fees for this journal.
  19. This journal is an open access journal providing online access on publication. Anybody can view, download (as PDF) and check the metrics of the articles via the website of the journal. 
  20. To submit an article for peer-review, please visit the website of the journal.
  21. Should you have any questions, please contact us at grid@cankaya.edu.tr

Publication Ethics

Authors who want to publish in GRID Journal are obliged to pay attention to following ethical rules:

Ethics committee approval must be obtained for researches that requires an ethics committee decision, this approval must be stated in the article and the document must be submitted. The author (s) must declare in his/her article that the articles comply with research and publication ethics.

Information about the ethics committee permit (committee name, date and number) should be stated in the method section and on the first / last page of the article.

Attention should be paid to copyright for ideas and works of art used in the articles.

The peer-reviewed journal GRID aims to provide responsible research publication process for all stakeholders that presences in the publication process of the article. In doing so, GRID takes the statement of publication ethics into three main titles as for editors, for authors and for peer reviewers. These statements are prepared both based on the standards for authors, editors and peer-reviewers, published under Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the regulations of Council of Higher Education (YÖK). GRID conducts the publication process with reference to the explained publication ethics.

Publication ethics for authors

According to the international standards for authors as explained in Wager & Kleinert (2011), important ethical considerations can be explained as:

Research should be conducted ethically.
Authors should be clear and honest about their results and should describe the methodology of research in a clear manner.
The submitted work should be original and not published before. Authors should avoid plagiarism.
Authors are responsible for the submitted and published work.
The contributions of the authors should be reflected honestly for the accuracy of the authorship.
The process for funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest should be clearly revealed.

Publication ethics for editors

According to the international standards for editors as explained in Kleinert & Wager (2011), important ethical considerations can be explained as:

Editors are responsible of the articles they publish on the journal.
Editors should be objective and independent from any commercial constitution.
Editors should follow editorial policies that enable transparency and honesty.
Editors should be careful about the alleged research and publication misconduct.
Editors should carefully examine the ethical conduct of studies in humans and animals.
Editors should be clear about the expectations from peer reviewers and authors.
Editor should follow policies for editorial conflicts of interest.

Publication ethics for peer-reviewers

According to ethical guidelines for peer-reviewers as explained in the report of COPE Council (2017), important ethical considerations can be explained as:

A reviewer should approach the review process in a responsible manner.
A reviewer should take care of competing interests.
A reviewer should answer an invitation with a reasonable time-frame
Reviewers should be careful about confidentiality of the peer review process
Reviewer should remain unbiased with some considerations as nationality, religious or political beliefs.
Reviewer should be suspicious about ethics violations.
Reviewer should be careful about the transferability of peer review.

Plagiarism Review Process

Authors are responsible for their contents of article and should follow the presented publication ethics for authors in the title Publication Ethics. Firstly, submitted articles are controlled for the plagiarism with the program iThenticate ® (Plagiarism Detection Software). Manuscripts with 15% and more than 15% similarity index are rejected.

No Charge Policy

GRID is an Open Access Journal (OAJ) and the contents of journal can be accessible online without paying any fee. Therefore, GRID does not demand any article processing charges (APC) and article submission charges (ASC). 

Open Access Policy and Archiving

GRID is an open access journal providing online access on publication. Anybody can view, download (as PDF) and check the metrics of the articles via the website of the journal. This journal believes that the free and unrestricted availability of scientific researches will contribute the spread of information globally. In that context, GRID adheres to the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) and defines its Open Access policy according to their guidelines.

"By "open access" to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited."

Authors have the right to be properly acknowledged and cited and they will have the control over the integrity of their work as explained in BOAI declaration.

GRID is hosted by DergiPark platform. The platform provides editorial workflow management with permanent and secure protection of journal content for archiving based on LOCKSS System.

Disclaimer

Authors have the full responsibility for their publications in GRID-Architecture Planning and Design Journal. Boards of the Journal claims no responsibility for the opinions, thoughts and images of submitted and published texts.

It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that the content of their articles fully comply with “The Directive for Scientific Research and Publication Ethics for Higher Education Institutions” enacted by The Council of Higher Education of Turkey and with the ethical standards for authors published by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and In addition to all the provisions of the directive mentioned above, authors are reminded that:

• Not including the names and affiliations of persons who have actively participated in the research among the authors of the article,

• Not mentioning the names of persons and institutions who have financially contributed in the research within the article constitutes grievous ethical violation.

In addition

• The legal and ethical responsibility of the primary negligent author is not relieved by the written consent of the aggrieved parties, authors and institutions,

Therefore, in case of articles with fully overlapping content with the authors’ graduate theses, authors are obliged to include the names and affiliations of their thesis supervisors/advisors among the contributing authors.

Any legal damages resulting from the violation of “The Directive for Scientific Research and Publication Ethics for Higher Education Institutions” fully and solely belong to the authors.

Copyright

A publishing agreement is signed between GRID and the author(s) at the stage of article submission. This agreement grants the copyright of the published article to the author(s) and licence exclusive rights of this article to GRID.

Author’s Rights

Authors will have the right to share their article in the same ways permitted to third parties under the CC BY NC ND Licence (together with Personal Use rights) as long as it contains reference and necessary information of the publisher, license, and a DOI link to the version of record on GRID Architecture Planning and Design Journal.
Authors will retain patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data).
Authors will have the control over the integrity of their work. They will have the right to be properly attributed, acknowledged and cited by other users.

Licencing

All parties, including authors, are authorized to copy, share and redistribute all the articles and their content material that is published in this journal in any medium, following the licence terms about attribution, non-commercial use and no-derivatives policy specified by Creative Commons in the given link below. A complete definition of the licence available from the legal code here.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


REFERENCES

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Budapest Open Access Initiative, https://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read

COPE Council (September, 2017). Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers. Retrieved from www. publicationethics.org

Kleinert S & Wager E (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for editors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 51 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 317-28). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)

Wager E & Kleinert S (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)

Yükseköğretim Kurumları Bilimsel Araştırma ve Yayın Etiği Yönergesi. Retrieved from: https://www.yok.gov.tr/Sayfalar/Kurumsal/mevzuat/bilimsel-arastirma-ve-etik-yonetmeligi.aspx.

 

GRID is an Open Access Journal (OAJ) and the contents of journal can be accessible online without paying any fee. Therefore, GRID does not demand any article processing charges (APC) and article submission charges (ASC).