About

DergiPark

TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM provides academic journals published in Turkey with online hosting services and an editorial workflow management system for  via DergiPark platform.  DergiPark supports national academic journals to gain presence in accordance with international standards and increase their visibility.

DergiPark does not interfere with the management of peer review system and content of the journals. It only provides infrastructure and "technical support" for the use of the system. Authors should contact  the editor of the journal for any topic regarding their publication.

According to the data of 2020, the average daily number of users of DergiPark: 100.000 people

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Aims

  • to improve the quality and aid the development of academic publishing in Turkey in accordance with international standards,

  • to enhance the visibility and usage of national academic journals worldwide,

  • to ensure the implementation of the ULAKBİM Journal Management System efficiently.

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Participation in DergiPark

  • Peer-reviewed academic journals published in Turkey can participate in DergiPark by filling out the Application Form in DergiPark website.
  • New journals may start publication in DergiPark, using the infrastructure provided, filling out the same application form.
  • A Journal Website is created for each journal making an application in the system. Then a username and password is given to the Journal Manager and/or Editor. After this point, the management of the journal is up to the journal manager.
  • It is made compulsory to add the "Ethical Principles and Publication Policy" descriptions for the journals hosted at DergiPark.
  • If the journal has an archive, DergiPark transfers it to the journal’s new webpage. DergiPark also provides technical support to help with the problems that may be encountered while using the system.
  • Technical aspects and responsibilities such as security, updating, development and backup of the system is taken care of by TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM.
  • Although every journal published in DergiPark has a separate domain name and outlook, all journals use the same infrastructure. Still, each journal can design its webpage in its own style, to suit its own needs.
  • Journal managers can monitor all the steps of the publishing process, starting from the submission of manuscripts to final publication, from their office through the Internet, using the DergiPark system.
  • Services offered by DergiPark are free of charge.
  • A “Participation Contract” is signed between DergiPark and every journal joining DergiPark in order to protect mutual rights.

Important Information: DergiPark is not an indexing system such as ULAKBİM Databases or DOAJ and shouldn’t be confused with the Turkish Journals Index. DergiPark solely provides an infrastructure to achieve compliance with international standards of academic publishing, which is considered as an important criterion for a journal’s inclusion in national and international indexes.

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History

DergiPark Project started in September 2013.

The technical infrastructure of DergiPark is planned to form a base for the National Citation Index.

The number of journals hosted, which was 100 when the Project started, increased to

461 in 2014,

824 in 2015,

1.200 in 2016,

1.600 in 2017,

2.054 in November 2018

1.937 in 2019

1.947 in April 2020


The number of journals removed from DergiPark or closed to access, because these journals does not comply with the terms of use of DergiPark and academic periodical publishing standards: 830

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ULAKBİM Journal Systems (UJS)

DergiPark has started offering service using Open Journal Systems (OJS) infrastructure initially. However, as the number of journals and users have increased in time, OJS has become inefficient. A new system compatible with new technologies has been developed, also taking the user demands into consideration. This new system, ULAKBİM Journal Systems (UJS), enabling easier handling and faster workflow has been put into service as of 2017.

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DergiPark DOI Service

Articles in journals included in DergiPark which meet the conditions below are assigned DOIs* (Digital Object Identifiers) free of charge. As of March 2017, the number of journals getting DOI service is 344. The journals in DergiPark have to meet at least one of the requirements below, in order to be eligible for DOI service:

  1. The journal should be indexed in TR Index, WoS, or SCOPUS,

  2. The journal should manage all the publishing process, starting from the submission of manuscripts to final publication, within the DergiPark system.

The journals in DergiPark have to sign the Representative Membership Contract with CrossRef and send it to ULAKBİM to get DOI service. They are also responsible to fulfill the requirements of this Contract.

According to the agreement between ULAKBİM and CrossRef, the journals acknowledge and undertake that the articles the articles to get DOIs are original and are not published elsewhere. In the contrary case, the editor of journal and the author of the article take the responsibility.

A journal which does not carry out its editorial process within DergiPark system can only get DOI service if it publishes all its issues regularly on DergiPark platform and is indexed in TR Index.

New journals must have published at least two issues in order to get DOI service.

*A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. The publisher assigns a DOI when your article is published and made available electronically.

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For all your comments and recommendations on DergiPark, please contact us using the link dergipark@ulakbim.gov.tr

Mail to: dergiparkdestek@tubitak.gov.tr for technical support.