Review Process & Guide for Referees

Peer-review Process


Preliminary Examination and Plagiarism Screening: The editor reviews the study for compliance with the journal publication principles, academic writing rules, and the Vancouver Style. It is scanned about plagiarism by using intihal.net or ithenticate.com. Similarity rate to be less than the %25 conditions required.

Section Editor Review: The study carried out Preliminary Examination, and Plagiarism Screening is examined by the related section editor in terms of problematic and academic language-style.

Referee Process (Academic Evaluation): The study, which is subjected to review by the section editor, is submitted to evaluating at least two referees who have a doctoral thesis, book, or article. The arbitration process is carried out confidentially within the framework of double-sided blind arbitration. 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 disagrees with the referee's idea. The section editor provides mutual communication between the author and the referee while maintaining confidentiality. If both of the referee reports are positive, the study is submitted to the Editorial Board with a proposal to evaluate its publication. In case one of the two judges declares a negative opinion, the study is sent to a third referee. The studies can be published at least two positive decisions. Articles are sent to language and related section editors to assess the appropriateness, the proper use of spatial concepts, and languageā€”the articles in which the editors stated negative opinions will not published. The publication of book and symposium reviews and dissertation abstracts is decided due to the evaluation of the related section editors.
Correction Phase: In the case of referees requesting correction in the text they have examined, relevant reports are sent to the author and asked to correct their work. The author presents his corrections to the section editor by marking them in red or highlited.


Section Editor Control: The section editor checks whether the author has made the requested corrections in the text.

Referee Control: The referee requesting correction checks whether the author has made the requested corrections in the text.

Language Control: The works which are passed through the referees and which have a Turkish and English abstract are examined by Language Editor, and if necessary, the author is asked for a correction.

Editorial Board Review: The articles that pass technical, academic and linguistic reviews are examined by the Editorial Board and the final publication status is decided. In case of objection from the members, the Board decides by majority of votes.

Typesetting and Layout: The works decided to be published by the Editorial Board are forwarded to the layout editor for typesetting and layout, and the article is made ready for publication.