A manuscript can be considered the International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences only if the same work has not been published elsewhere or sent for publication.
JAEFS ARTICLE EVALUATION STAGES
1) INITIAL EVALUATION
All editorial workflow is done online by logging into the Dergipark system (https://dergipark.org.tr/jaefs). Dergipark journal submission portal https://dergipark.org.tr/en/journal/2032/submission/step/manuscript/new assigns each manuscript a unique manuscript ID, and this identification number should be used in any communication with the editorial or technical personnel.
• Each submitted manuscript is pre-reviewed by the journal’s editor(s) for its suitability for the International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences.
• The manuscript may be rejected before the peer-review stage if it does not fit the journal's scope.
• In addition, the manuscript is sent back to the author in case it is not well-written.
• Checking the manuscript by a native English speaker is recommended if it is written in English.
• If the manuscript is found suitable for peer review after the first evaluation made by the editorial office, it is sent to at least two reviewers.
2) ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGE PAYMENT
Once an article is submitted to the International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences, the Article Processing Charge must be paid in order for the article to start the peer-review process.
When a manuscript is submitted, it passes through the many different processes at the International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences to ensure that quality checks, peer review, production, and article promotion are carried out promptly and to a high standard.
After the initial evaluation process of the article, the editorial office of the journal requests payment of the article processing charge from the corresponding author. The reviewer evaluation process is started for the paid articles.
3) PLAGIARISM CHECKING
For each article submitted to the journal, a similarity report prepared with the iThenticate program is required to be uploaded to the system during application.
Articles with a Similarity Index over 24% are returned to their authors without being evaluated.
The eligible ones are evaluated by the editor-in-chief for originality, methodology, the importance of the subject covered, and compliance with the journal scope after they have been checked for plagiarism.
Articles accepted for publication in the journal are scanned again with the iThenticate program before publication, and the similarity index is required to be below 24%.
4) REVIEWER EVALUATION
International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences employs a double-blind peer review, where the reviewer and author remain anonymous throughout the process.
Peer review is a serious evaluation procedure for maintaining a high standard of intellectual work. The process is designed to maintain constructive critical evaluation to submissions to ensure that work achieves high academic standards.
Review reports help editors identify the eligibility of a manuscript for publication.
• Manuscripts that pass the editors' initial screening are sent to external expert evaluation by two or more reviewers.
• Manuscripts needing revision are electronically forwarded to the author(s).
• The author(s) should consider the reviewer's comments very carefully and explain each comment or criticism one by one; they should also prepare a detailed explanation in case the author(s) do(es)n’t agree with the reviewer’s critics.
• The editor makes a final decision after consulting revisions and corrections made by the author(s).
Editors may decide to seek assistance from additional editors or reviewers before reaching a final decision. The review process is expected to be completed within 3-6 months after the application. In some cases, longer periods can be inevitable, depending on feedback from reviewers, author response times to revisions, and the number of revisions.
Please see also the Guide for Reviewers: https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jaefs/page/15632
5) EDITOR EVALUATION
The editor-in-chief can accept, reject or request minor/major revisions based on the review report of the editorial review board.Acceptance
After a manuscript is accepted, it will be sent to our production team for copy-editing, English editing, proofreading by the authors, final corrections, pagination, and, publication on the https://dergipark.org.tr/jaefs
website. Authors will take an e-mail notification when galley proof is ready for review.Minor Revision
The authors are informed to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the necessary minor changes suggested by the reviewers. Along with their review reports on the revised manuscript, the reviewers make a recommendation again.Major Revision
Authors are expected to revise their manuscript according to this recommendation and submit their revised manuscript in a timely manner. After the revised manuscript is submitted, the original reviewers are asked to review it. Together with the review reports on the revised manuscript, the reviewers make a recommendation again.Rejection
If a paper is not suitable for publication, it will be returned to the authors with an explanation of reasons for rejection.
6) AUTHOR REVISION
Authors must to revise the paper in accordance with remarks or give a reasonable explanation of ignoring some remark.
The article must be revised during the 1 weeks counting from the day the article has been returned to the author.
Corrections must be provided in other text colours and must be prepared a letter for reviewers.
7) FINAL EVALUATION
After the favorable opinions of reviewers, the Editorial Board is made the final evaluation.
The articles accepted for publication by Editorial Board are placed in an issue sequence.
The articles accepted for publication are prepared for publication by typing. The Galley Prooof file is sent to the corresponding author for final control. Corresponding author reviews the file and submits correction suggestions.
The typed article is published after the last reading.
International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences Statistics
Time statistics: https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jaefs/time-statistics
Acceptance-rejection statistics: https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jaefs/rejection-statistics