An online article evaluation and tracking system are used in our journal. In the article evaluation process, double-blind refereeing based on the principle of mutual obscurity is used. The referees and authors cannot see each other's personal information during the evaluation process, and cannot communicate directly. The first uploaded evaluation format of the article does not include the names, titles, addresses, and affiliated organizations of the authors.
New manuscripts are processed within 10 days. The editor is given 7 to 10 days for each step in the evaluation process, such as control, assignment, and publication. The referee is given 7 days to respond to the invitation sent by the field editor and 15 days to evaluate. An additional period of 5 days is granted for all cases where the processing time has passed. The article evaluation period takes an average of 3 months. The evaluation period may vary according to the referee's returns. The process may take longer due to situations such as not getting timely feedback from the referees and re-appointing referees.
In our journal, the Dergi Park article evaluation process is followed. Pre-reviewed articles are reviewed by at least two (2) referees appointed by the field editors during the evaluation phase.
1. Preliminary examination