Publishing Principles


Marife is published by faculty members of Necmettin Erbakan University Faculty of Theology. The editorial board and advisory board consist of recognized experts in the subject areas included within the journal’s scope.

Publication Frequency

Marife is published twice a year in June and December. In a year, only one special issue can be published. The announcements related to special issue are to be made at least one year prior to publication. The topics to be covered in the special issue are determined by the Editorial Board in a way that contemporary discussions.

Publication Language

The publication language of Marife is Turkish. Articles written in English may also be published. As for articles written in other languages, the editorial board decides on them. It is imperative that articles written in Arabic have a latinized bibliography. The editorial board may require language editing for the articles submitted to Marife.

Submission Policy

o The articles submitted to the Marife for publication must be in accordance with the aim and scope of the Journal.

o The articles submitted to Marife should be original and academic works prepared by using research methods suitable for their fields. In addition, translations, book reviews, criticisms and evaluations as contributions to the scientific field are accepted.

o For the publication of translations, the receipt of permission from the institution which published the study previously has to be presented.

o For the works of translation, text simplification, and transcription, photocopies of the original texts or PDF format should be added . In addition, for the book introductions and reviews, the book cover image should be added in graphic format. At most one study of an author (any type of work) can be published in an issue.

o Articles may not exceed 9.000 words (25 pages), including appended material such as pictures, charts and maps etc.

o Articles submitted to the Journal should be unpublished elsewhere or be unsent for publication. Articles published anywhere in any form or greatly extracted from any published materials are not taken into consideration.

o For the articles presented in a scientific event and not being published yet, the name, place and date of the event should be included.

Similarity Check Policy

All articles submitted Marife are checked by means of softwares in order to confirm they are not published before and avoid plagiarism.

Article Processing Charges

Marife as an open access journal does not charge any fees for article submission or article processing and printing. No copyright fee is paid to the author for the published articles.

Copyright Policy

The authors whose manuscripts are published in Marife are considered to have accepted that the copyright belongs to Marife. Scientific, legal and linguistic responsibilities of the published articles belong to the author.

Open Access Policy

Marife provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Marife’s content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND). Marife recommends that libraries include the article contents into library catalogue records. See: Budapest Open Access Initiative.


All the data and full texts of the articles published in Marife are stored and published on servers of various indexes and databases. The printed copies of the published issue shall be submitted to local and external reference libraries; article metadata is transmitted to related Indexes.

Sponsorship and Advertising

As part of its publication policies, Marife does not accept sponsorship or advertisements. However, the journal can make announcements on its web page about non-profit scientific events.

Privacy Statement

Personal information like names and e-mail addresses submitted to the Marife website will be used exclusively for this journal’s scientific aims. Such information will not be used for other purposes and will not be shared with third parties.