Review Process

Pre-Evaluation and Plagiarism Screening: The study is reviewed by the editor for compliance with the journal publication principles, academic writing rules and the ISNAD Citation Style and it is scanned about plagiarism by using custom software. This review is completed in maximum 10 days.

Section Editor Review: The study which had been through Preliminary Examination and Plagiarism Screening is examined by the related section editor in terms of problematic and academic language-style. This review is completed in maximum 15 days.

Peer Review Process: The study, which is subjected to review by the section editor, is submitted to the evaluation of at least two referees who has doctoral thesis, book or article related to the subject of the paper. The reviewing process is carried out confidentially within the framework of Double-blind peer review (* Double-blind peer review: Reviewers are unaware of the identity of the authors, and authors are also unaware of the identity of reviewers). Referee names are kept strictly confidential. Referee identities may only be disclosed to journal Editorial Board members, who are also instructed to maintain confidentialit). The referee is required to present his / her opinion about the reviewed study either on the text or to justify it with an explanation of at least 150 words on the online referee form. The author is given the right to defend his / her objections and opinions, if he / she does not agree the opinion of the referee. The field editor provides mutual communication between the author and the referee, while maintaining confidentiality. The arbitration process is completed within a maximum of 30 (20 + 10) days. If both of the referee reports are positive, the study is submitted to the Editorial Board with a proposal for evaluation of its publication. In case one of the two judges declares negative opinion, the study is sent to a third referee. The studies can be published at least two positive decisions. Translated articles are sent to language and related field experts to assess the appropriateness of the original, the proper use of space concepts and language. The translation which the experts’ stated negative opinions are not published. The publication of book and symposium reviews and dissertation abstracts is decided as a result of the evaluation of the related field editors.

Correction Phase: In the case of referees requesting proofreading in the text that they are examining, relevant reports are sent to the author and they are asked to correct them. The correction is requested to be completed within 10 days. The author presents his corrections by specifying red color to the section editor.

Section Editor Control: The section editor checks whether the author makes the corrections that requested in the text. The inspection process is completed within a maximum of 5 days.

Preparing Extended Summary: At least 750 words Turkish and English Extended Summary have requested from author who their works approved as can be published by the referee. The inspection process is completed within a maximum of 7 days

Language Editing: The works which are passed through the referees are examined by Language Editor and if necessary the author is asked for correction. The inspection process is completed within a maximum of 15 days. The works which are passed through the Turkish Language Control are examined by English Language Editor and if necessary the author is asked for correction. The inspection process is completed within a maximum of 15 days.

Editorial Board Review: The works which are passed through technical, academic and linguistic examination, final broadcast status is decided with review of Editorial Board. In case of objection from the members, the Board shall decide by majority vote. Unpublished manuscripts may not be returned.

Copyediting and Production: The works which decided to be published by the Editorial Board, are made ready for publication by making typesetting and layout of the works.

Assigning a DOI Number: The articles which are ready for publication are given a DOI number.

Archiving: The printed copies of the published issue shall be submitted to local and external reference libraries within 60 days at the latest; article metadata is transmitted to related Indexes within 15 days.

Peer Review Process Evaluation Forms: