Considering that Selçuk University Faculty of Science Journal of Science aims to publish original and important articles, we ask the referees to help us in the evaluation of the article applications we receive.
Below are recommendations on how to review the manuscript review process and how to write a good review. We also have our arbitration terms and conditions based on the COPE Principles, which provide more information on how to conduct objective and constructive arbitration.
Selcuk University Faculty of Science Journal of Science has adopted the double-blind refereeing model.
Selection of Judges
Referees are selected from among experts who have a doctorate degree and have a publication in the field of science to which the article is concerned. The information of the experts working in Turkish universities can be accessed from the YÖK Academic website, and the information of the experts abroad from Publons.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Referees
1) Objectivity: Investigations should be done objectively. Reviewers should be aware of any personal bias and should take this into account when reviewing a manuscript. The referee should clearly express his or her evaluations in support of the decision.
2) Contribution to Editorial Decision: Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and provides the author with the opportunity to improve the article. In this respect, a referee who feels inadequate to review an article or thinks that he will not be able to complete the review in a short time should not accept the invitation to referee.
3) Confidentiality: All articles that reach the journal for review should be kept confidential. Reviewers should not share reviews or information about the article with anyone or contact the authors directly. The information contained in the study should not be used by a referee in his own research without the express written permission of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.
4) Sensitivity to Research and Publication Ethics Violations: Reviewers should be careful about possible ethical issues in the article and report them to the editor.
5) Conflict of Interest: Reviewers should not agree to review an article with potential conflicts of interest arising from their relationships with the authors or the institutions to which the articles are affiliated.
6) Request for Referee Citation: If a reviewer recommends that an author (or their partners) include citations to their work, it should be for genuine scientific reasons, not to increase the reviewer's citation count or increase the visibility of their work. See also Ethical Rules for Referees
Making a Review
The evaluations of the referees should be objective. During the refereeing process, the referees are expected to make their evaluations by considering the following points.
• Does the article contain new and important information?
• Does the abstract clearly and properly describe the content of the article?
• Is the method comprehensively and clearly defined?
• Are the comments and conclusions made substantiated by the findings?
• Are adequate references given to other studies in the field?
• Is the language quality adequate?
• Does the Abstract/Abstract/keywords/keywords accurately reflect the content of the article?
Editors are selected from among experts who have a doctorate degree and have publications in accordance with the scope of the journal's publication.
Türkiye Editors' Workshop Group
Selcuk University Faculty of Science Science Journal supports the editors to keep in touch with other editors, thinking that it will be useful. Our editors are members of the Türkiye Editors' Workshop Group.
Editors' Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinating the Referee Process
The editor should ensure that the peer-review process is fair, impartial, and timely. Research articles should be reviewed by at least two external reviewers and the editor should seek additional comments when necessary.
Determination of Arbitrators
The Editor will select reviewers with appropriate expertise in the relevant field, taking into account the need for appropriate, inclusive, and diverse representation. Editor will follow best practices to avoid selection of fraudulent reviewers.
The editor must maintain the confidentiality of all materials submitted to the journal and all communications with the referees, unless otherwise agreed with the relevant authors and referees. In exceptional circumstances and in consultation with the publisher, the editor may share limited information with the editors of other journals when deemed necessary to investigate suspected research misconduct. The editor must protect the identities of the referees. Information contained in a submitted article should not be used in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained during the arbitration process must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.
Editors should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnicity, citizenship, or the political philosophy of the authors.
Investigation of Claims
An editor who finds convincing evidence of an ethical violation should contact the Editorial Board and the Publisher to have the article rectified, retracted, or otherwise corrected.
Conflict of Interest
The editor should not be involved in decisions about articles written by him or his family members. In addition, such a study should be subject to all the usual procedures of the journal. The editor should follow the ICMJE guidelines regarding disclosure of potential conflicts of interest by authors and reviewers.
The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published by examining the referee reports. The editor must comply with the policies determined by the Editorial Board.
Journal Citation Request
The editor should not try to influence the ranking of the journal by artificially increasing any journal metric. The editor will not request reference to the articles of his own journal or another journal, except for scientific reasons.
Correction, Withdrawal, Publication of Concern
Editors may consider publishing a correction if minor errors are detected in the published article that do not affect their interpretation of the findings and conclusions. Editors should consider retracting the article in case of major errors/violations that invalidate the findings and conclusions. Editors should consider issuing a statement of concern if there is evidence that the findings are unreliable and that the authors' institutions did not investigate the case if there is a possibility of abusive research or publication by the authors, or if the potential investigation appears unfair or inconclusive. Regarding correction, withdrawal, or expression of concern, the COPE and ICJME guidelines are considered.
Journal Owner: On behalf of Selçuk University Faculty of Science, Dean Prof. Dr. Semahat KÜÇÜKKOLBAŞI
Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty accepts articles in Turkish and English with original results in basic sciences and other applied sciences. The journal may also include compilations containing current innovations.
It was first published in 1981 as "S.Ü. Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi" and was published under this name until 1984 (Number 1-4).
In 1984, its name was changed to "S.Ü. Fen-Edeb. Fak. Fen Dergisi" and it was published under this name as of the 5th issue.
When the Faculty of Letters and Sciences was separated into the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Letters with the decision of the Council of Ministers numbered 2008/4344 published in the Official Gazette dated 3 December 2008 and numbered 27073, it has been published as "Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty" since 2009.
It has been scanned in DergiPark since 2016.
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