Kader (e-ISSN 2602-2710) 

Kader started publishing in 2003 in the name of KADER Kelam Araştırmaları Dergisi (e-ISSN: 1309-2030). The name of our journal has been changed to Kader (e-ISSN 2602-2710) on 24/10/2017.

KADER is an international academic journal published two times (June and December) a year. The papers due to be published are carried out on the principle of double blind review. The papers are verified by plagiarism detection program that they do not contain any plagiarism and that they are not previously published.  

The journal provides to publish high quality research papers, and besides them, translated papers, research notes, book and dissertation reviews, evaluations of academic activities such as symposiums, congresses and workshops and works such as edition critiques and text simplifications in Kalâm (Islamic Theology) and interdisciplinary fields related to Kalâm. Each paper to be submitted must contain an abstract in both Turkish and English between 150 and 250 words. After the evaluation process, it is requested to extend the Turkish and English abstract comprising the introduction, methodology, findings, discussions and conclusion sections briefly to 500-700 words.

KADER is indexed in ATLA RDB, DOAJ, EBSCO, SOBİAD and TDV İSAM paper databases.

Previous Name:  KADER Kelam Araştırmaları Dergisi ISSN: 1309-2030 (01.01.2003-24.10.2017)

KADER Kelam Araştırmaları Dergisi Archive (2003-2017)


Focus and Scope

  1. Kader is an international and peer reviewed journal. 
  2. Kader is published twice a year (30 June and 31 December).
  3. Kader publishes academic works such as researched and translated papers, research notes, reviews of scientific events (book, dissertation and symposium), editorial critique and simplifications that produced in the area of theological studies. 
  4. Authors must specify their names and surnames with titles, institutions and ORCID id. 
  5. In the same issue, two works of an author is published at most. (Except book, dissertation and symposium reviews)
  6. In every paper, abstracts in Turkish and English (150-250 words) and key words (5-7 words) must be specified.
  7. After the evaluation process, it is requested to extend the Turkish and English abstract comprising the introduction, methodology, findings, discussions and conclusion sections briefly to 500-700 words.
  8. In the articles, there must be taken spelling book and the editorial principles of Kader. 
  9. All texts published in Kader are copyrighted by the journal. The authors assume the responsibility of their texts. 
  10. Texts (and translations with their originals in the source language and the permssion of translate) are being sent to editors via Dergipark System. 
  11. Kader does not charge any fee from the authors. Submission of articles to the journal is free. Publication of accepted articles is also free. 

Editorial Process

  1. The paper submitted for publication may not be previously published or accepted for publication by another publisher. 
  2. Although the journal is published in Turkish, articles in foreign languages are also welcome. 
  3. The editorial board peruses the submitted paper with regard to both form and content before sending it on to referees.  After the deliberation of the editorial board, the submitted paper is sent to two specialist referees in order to evaluate it whether has scientific perfection or not. In the case of approving of them, the paper is published. If the article is rejected by one of them, it is sent to third referee. According to the decision of the third referee, the editorial board makes final decision whether the paper is published or not.  The reports of referees are confidential. Authors are informed within the process about the decision regarding the publication of their articles.
  4. The authors have to take notice of referee’s report. The authors assume the responsibility of the article with regard to the style, content, scholarly value and legal aspects. The editorial board reserves the right to accept or reject the text. Texts submitted to the journal are not returned, even if they are not accepted for publication. The published texts of the authors could be removed from publication in accordance with the decision of the board. They could not be withdrawn from the journal without the decision of the board. The copyright fee is not paid for the texts.
  5. A paper cannot be withdrawn by its author after the completion of the evaluation process without a reasonable justification within the scope of publication ethics. In case of such a request, the paper is removed from the system by rejection.
  6. All texts published in Kader are copyrighted by the journal; they cannot be used without proper reference. 


Kader is a peer-reviewed academic journal published twice a year. 

Open Access Policy 

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