Peer-Review Process

Peer Review
Peer Review Policies

• Manuscripts that have not been published before or that are not yet under evaluation in another journal for publication and that are approved by each author are accepted for evaluation.
• Submitted and pre-checked manuscripts are scanned for plagiarism using Turnitin software.
• Journal of Analytic Divinity operates a double anonymized review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper.
• The Editor-in-Chief evaluates manuscripts regardless of the authors' ethnicity, gender, nationality, religious beliefs, and political philosophy. It ensures that the articles submitted for publication undergo a fair double-blind peer review.
• Editor-in-chief does not allow any conflict of interest between authors, editors, and reviewers.
• The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.
• Editors are not involved in decisions about papers which they have written themselves or have been written by family members or colleagues or which relate to products or services in which the editor has an interest. Any such submission is subject to all of the journal's usual procedures.
Reviewers should ensure that all information regarding the submitted articles remain confidential until the manuscript is published, and should report any copyright infringement and plagiarism on the part of the author to the editor.
If the referee does not feel qualified about the subject of the article or if it does not seem possible to provide a timely response, he should notify the editor of this situation and ask him not to involve himself in the referee process.
During the evaluation process, the editor clearly states that the manuscript submitted for review to the reviewer are the exclusive property of the authors, and this is a privileged communication. Reviewers and editorial board members cannot discuss articles with other people. Care should be taken to keep the identities of the referees confidential.

Review Process
Model of Peer Review:
Double-blind
Double-blind peer review: After plagiarism control, eligible articles are evaluated by the editor-in-chief for originality, methodology, importance of the subject covered, and compatibility with the scope of the journal. The editor ensures that the manuscripts go through a fair double-blind review and, if the article conforms to the formal principles, it submits the incoming article for the evaluation of at least two referees from the country and/or abroad.
Review Timing: Pre-publication
Mediation: Editors mediate all interactions between reviewers and authors
Days between submission & last decision: Average 8 Weeks. Of those sent externally for review in 2023, the median time to first decision for research papers was 60 days.
Check for Plagiarism: Yes – Turnitin. Journal of Analytic Divinity routinely screens article submissions for Plagiarism.
Peer Review Policies: URL
Number of Reviewers Review Each Manuscript: Two
Time Allowed: 20 days. This period can be extended by adding 10 days.


Journal Acceptance Rate: We publish about 62% of the articles we receive each year. Roughly one thirds of all submissions are rejected without sending them for external peer review.
Decisions: In order for the manuscript to be accepted by the Editor, at least two reviewers must make an acceptance decision.
Suspect Research or Publication Misconduct: Reviewers should notify the Editor when they suspect research or publication misconduct. The editor is responsible for carrying out the necessary actions by following the COPE recommendations.
Editor-in-Chief screens every research paper on the day it is submitted and, if the editor feels that the paper merits further evaluation, it gets sent to an assistant editor for a more detailed review. For research articles, the assistant editor will usually take each article through from start to finish. We aim to reach the first decision on all manuscripts within two or three weeks, but often the initial decision is done within a few days of submission. If we do not think Journal of Analytic Divinity is the right journal for the work, we let authors know promptly so that they may submit their work elsewhere without delay. The usual reasons for rejection at this stage are insufficient originality and the fact that the topic falls outside the purview of the journal.
The next step for your research article is our Editorial Board meeting. The members will read your article and discuss its importance, originality, and scientific quality. To make editorial decisions for research articles, we focus mainly on the research question: even when the overall subject is relevant, topical, and important we may reject the article because the study didn’t ask a research question that added enough. Of course, we will also reject work if it has serious flaws. Everyone attending the manuscript meeting is asked to declare relevant competing interests at the start, and anyone with an important competing interest will either leave the room or speak last when the relevant article is being discussed (depending on the nature and extent of their interest).
If your article is potentially suitable for Journal of Analytic Divinity, the section editor will send your article for two external peer reviewer. Reviewers advise the editors, who make the final decision. We ask reviewers to sign their reports and declare any competing interests on any manuscripts we send them. The final decision is made by the Editor-in-chief after external peer review processes.
Some articles may also be seen by Journal of Analytic Divinity’s ethics editor and, in cases where the editor suspects serious research misconduct, by appropriate third parties.
We aim to reach a final decision on publication within 6 to 8 weeks of submission for all articles. If we make an offer of publication subject to revision we usually ask authors to return their articles to us within the subsequent month.
Accepted articles are published on https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/jad as they become ready. Once published, articles are then selected for a subsequent issue.
Journal of Analytic Divinity provides open access to peer-reviewed research as part of its commitment to readers and authors. We make all our research articles freely available online.
If you notice any error in your published article, email the editor-in-chief who will advise you whether a correction can be made.

Peer Review Principles for Papers Submitted by The Editorial Staff
Editorials and analysis articles written by Journal of Analytic Divinity’s own editors do not undergo external peer review. Articles reporting original research done at Journal of Analytic Divinity are independently peer-reviewed. During this period, those editors cannot enter the journal system, user accounts are disabled.

·  JAD accepts the Open Access Journal Policy for expanding and flourishing of knowledge.

·  Adress: Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversity, Faculty of Islamic Sciences, Esenboga Campus, Cubuk/Ankara