The journal accepts studies at national and international level as follows;
1- Research articles reflecting results and findings of original research papers in science, technology and engineering fields.
2- Review articles providing a refined summary of a remarkable number of articles in a contemporary technological and scientific manner, carrying out evaluations, making comparisons and comments.
Gazi University Science Journal: Design and Technology journal is about basic engineering issues. The target audience is researchers and engineers and the journal aims at informing people with the latest scientific and technological developments. The journal accepts papers reflecting the results of original results in science, technology and engineering fields at the national and international level and research papers that contribute to scientific field or papers that summarize the latest developments on an issue are accepted.
The fields of architecture, art, sport and health are not in the scope of this journal.
Instructions to Authors
1- All articles/ article files must be submitted electronically in accordance with the forms:
by using the link https://dergipark.org.tr/journal/358/submission/start
2- The uploaded article cannot be sent for publication/ be published elsewhere. Similarly, scientific articles sent to our journal cannot be simultaneously considered by other journals for presentation in a conference/have a poster/publication.
3- After the acceptance of a paper, the author or the authors must upload the Copyright Form to the DERGİPARK system with Author(s)’s name(s) and signature(s) on during the editing process.
4- None of the contributing author(s)’ name(s) or address (es) are written in the Pre Uploading Format_ Science Journal Part C form. Therefore, the referees do not know who the author(s) are during the evaluation process. ( Blind review evaluation process)
5- At least two referee editing and the approval of the related editor is necessary for the acceptance of the uploaded article.
6- Detailed information about the approval and evaluation processes of the articles can be found on http://dergipark.gov.tr/http-gujsc-gazi-edu-tr/page/3430
7- The originality of the papers and the similarities to other studies are checked by an academic plagiarism detector and papers with a lower than 20% originality rate are accepted for evaluation. 8- Only author(s) with articles accepted for publication organize their articles in compliance with ‘Accepted Article Format’, which can be found on http://dergipark.gov.tr/journal/358/submission/start
9- Article name abbreviations must be done using ‘Web of Science Abbreviations’
10- Word limit for uploaded articles must be between 18.000- 20.000 words and 10-12 pages in total.
11- Summary and Abstract texts cannot be more than 400 words/ 2800 characters( spaces included)
PREPARATION OF ARTICLES
Obligatory headings in articles:
1- Abstract: This part briefly includes the outline, the purpose, the used method/procedure and the findings of the study. The final sentence(s) must include the outcomes and the results of the study.
2- Abstract texts cannot be more than 400 words/ 2800 characters (spaces included).
3- Keywords: It is the English words that will enable the article to be searched and found easily. Word/word-groups may be between a minimum of 3 (three) and a maximum of 6 (six) words. 4- Introduction: This part includes the definition of an issue or a problem, the researcher’s purpose, the importance of the study and the limitations of the study. This part includes a literature review.
5- Material and Method: All the experiment(s)/ observation(s) and other efforts to conduct and result in the study are defined in this section.
6- Results and Discussion: The similarities and differences with previous studies are discussed here.
7- Conclusion: The contributions of the study for scientific/daily life are in this section. The area the study introduces to the literature and the opinions on both theory and practice are discussed.
8- Acknowledgment: Persons/institutions contributing to the study are mentioned in this section
9- Conflict of Interest (If there are any): Any persons/institutions that might be a conflict of interest are mentioned in this part.
10- References: Scientific books/journals/web pages/visual or written materials used are indicated in this part.
ARTICLE TEXT WRITING
1. Article text writing format for preloading of articles is typeface Times New Roman/Arial and type size is 11.
2- Tables must be aligned left and the explanations must be type size 11 and italics.
3. Figures/maps must be aligned center and the explanations must be type size 11 and italics.
4. Line spacing must be single 8 nk for before and 12 nk for after must be chosen for spacing.
5. Although there are not very strict rules, in the reference section author(s)’ full name(s), section heading(s)/article heading(s), volume/issue/page number, the section of the book and DOI number(if there are any) must be included. Sample reference list can be seen on pre-upload page. Below are some samples for reference:
- Kahraman HT, Bayindir R., Sagıroglu S. A new approach to predict the excitation current parameter weightings of synchronous machines based on the genetic algorithm-based k-NN estimator. Energy Conversion and Management, 64 (129-138), (2012). (Article)
- Mitchell, T.R. and Larson, J.R. (1987). People in organizations (Third edition). New York: McGraw-Hill, 87,92.( Book) - Kirazoğlu,F. (2010). Metal-Yalıtkan-Yarıiletken Yapıların Elektrik Özelliklerinin Frekans ve Sıcaklığa Bağlı İncelenmesi, Yüksek Lisans Tezi, Gazi Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Ankara, 118-120. (Thesis)
The author(s) of the article(s) are responsible for the accuracy and providing the full details of their references.
PUBLICATION ETHICS & MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
Publication ethics are kept in the course of publication processes in Gazi University Science Journal PART C: Design and Technology (e-ISSN: 2147-9526) to assure the best practice guidelines and hence it is crucial for the journal’s editors, authors, and peer reviewers to abide by the ethical policies. Gazi University Science Journal PART C: Design and Technology conforms to the principles below that are described by COPE’s Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (https://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct) and not only transparency principles, but also best practice in scholarly publishing pointed out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Duties of Editor-in-Chief & Section Editors
Editor-in-chief & section editors of the journal are account for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal ought to be published. In this process, the authors of the manuscript are not distinguished based on his/her race, ethnicity, gender, religion and citizenship by the editors. Editors´ decision to accept, revise or reject a manuscript for publication should be based merely on the importance, originality and clarity of the manuscript, and also the convenience of the study performed in manuscript to the coverage of the journal.
Editor-in-chief and section editors staff must not reveal any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone but the corresponding author, reviewers/potential reviewers and the publishing personnel. Editors will assure that all material submitted by authors remains confidential during the review process.
Conflicts of interest & Disclosure Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be utilized in any reviewers’ own studies without expressing written permission of the author. Exclusive information or opinions attained from the peer review process must be maintained confidential and not used for personal benefit. Reviewers ought not to take into account manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest deriving from competitive, collaborative or other relationships/connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions linked to the articles.
Peer review process
The editor-in-chief/section editors must assure that a double-blind peer review process is effectively performed for each manuscript submitted to the journal system.
Management of unethical behavior (s)
The editors, together with the publisher(s), should take rationally responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented regarding a submitted manuscript or published article.
Duties of Author(s)
Authorship of the paper Authorship should be narrowed to those who have made a vital contribution to the reported study including conception, execution, design and interpretation. All authors who made significant contributions to the submitted manuscript should be listed as co-authors.
Originality and plagiarism
The authors are responsible for the content, language and originality of the manuscript they submitted. The authors should assure that they have composed their original works entirely, and if the authors have used the study and/or words of other authors, that this has been conveniently cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms varying from “passing off” someone´s paper as the authors’ own paper to copying or paraphrasing important parts of someone´s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research performed by others. Plagiarism in all its forms comprises unethical publishing behavior and is inadmissible. Before being sent a manuscript to reviewers, it is checked in terms of similarity by iThenticate to explore the plagiarism.
Acknowledgment of funding sources
All funding sources for the research reported in the manuscript should be acknowledged thoroughly at the end of the manuscript before references.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
All authors should reveal in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest which may be construed to affect the findings or interpretation of their manuscript. All financial support sources for the project should be disclosed as well. Disclosed examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be declared at the earliest stage possible.
The authors of the manuscript should present an accurate explanation of the study conducted and an objective discussion of its importance. Underlying data should be accurately given in the manuscript. A paper should include sufficient detail and references to allow other researchers to repeat the study. Tricky or knowingly imprecise statements form unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be precise, original and objective, and editorial opinion works should be described overtly as such.
Data access & retention
Authors might be asked to ensure the raw data in connection with a paper for the editorial review process, and should in any event be prepared to keep in such data for a moderate time after publication.
Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
Submitted manuscripts must not be under consideration of any other journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently comprises unethical publishing behavior. The authors must also assure that the article has not been published elsewhere before. Principal errors in published studies When an author corresponds to a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author´s obligation to notify swiftly the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to withdraw or correct the paper.
Duties of Reviewers
Reviewers should review and send the review comments in the due time period. If the manuscript is not in the reviewer’s field of interest, then the manuscript must be sent back to the editor so that the other reviewers can be assigned without losing time.
Reviewers are the main members contributing to the quality of the journal being a peer-reviewed one. The reviewers who feel unqualified to review the received manuscript must swiftly notify the editor and reject to review that manuscript.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Reviews should be objectively performed. Personal criticism of the author is unsuitable. Referees should frankly express their aspects with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgment of sources
Reviewers should describe relating published study which has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also point out to the editor’s attention any vital resemblance or coincide between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal information.
Disclosure & conflict of interest
Reviewers should not take into account the manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest derived from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships/connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions linked to the manuscripts.
Publishing articles in journal of GUJS Part C, downloading and reading of articles is free of charge and also no article processing and publishing charges.