Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Peer Review Policy

  • The Journal of Clinical Psychology Research (JCPR) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal. All manuscripts submitted to the Journal are first reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief. Approximately 40% of the reviewed manuscripts are rejected without proceeding to a further peer-review evaluation, as they are considered not to be related to the scope of the journal or do not have the quality to be published. For all other manuscripts, an Editor (or Associate Editor) is assigned from the Editorial Board according to their subject. Manuscripts decided to proceed to peer review are sent to at least two reviewers.
  • This journal follows a DOUBLE-BLIND procedure. That is, the author(s) of the manuscript do not know to which reviewers the manuscript is sent, and the reviewers assigned to the manuscript do not know which author(s) the manuscript belongs to. The authors, therefore, are requested not to share any self-identifying information or citations in the text (please make sure you remove personal information on your Word document and upload the title page as a separate file to the Additional Files section.
  • The Editor assigned to the manuscript decides to accept, reject or revise it based on the suggestions or comments from the reviewers. Please note that a decision of revision does not imply or guarantee that the revised manuscript will be accepted. Revised articles are reviewed by the Editor (if necessary, they will be forwarded to the Reviewers again) and a decision of acceptance, rejection, or re-revision is made.
  • In this journal, the average time from submission to first decision is 50 days and the average time from submission to acceptance is 120 days. Please click for detailed information on journal metrics.

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Post-Acceptance Process

Upon acceptance, the following steps will take place respectively: (1) DOI assignment; (2) Turkish and English language editing; (3) Adaptation of the manuscript to journal format and typesetting; (4) Proofreading and (5) Publishing online under "Articles in Press."

Copyright Transfer

The copyright for printed or electronic copies of the articles accepted for publication is transferred to the Association of Clinical Psychology Research. After the acceptance of the manuscript, the "JCPR Copyright Transfer Form" must be signed by the corresponding author and uploaded to the online submission system (See Copyright Transfer Policy).

Language Editing

The text must be written in a good and understandable language for Editors and Reviewers to accurately evaluate your work. If you have written your article in English, you can seek help from a native English speaker/colleague or use professional English Language Proofreading services (Please note that the use of a language editing service is not a requirement for publication in this journal).
After your article is accepted for publication, it will be reviewed by the JCPR’s Language Editors in terms of clarity, grammar, and spelling and necessary corrections will be made, which is followed by typesetting.

Proof Reading

The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables, figure captions, and figures. Substantial changes in content (e.g., new results, corrected values, title, and authorship) are not allowed without the approval of the Editor. The time provided to the author(s) for proofreading is 7 days.

Online First

Accepted articles will be published online (without a volume and issue) after receipt of the corrected proofs, with an assigned DOI. Articles published online are placed in the queue for publication.