Volume: 5 Issue: 1, 6/30/23

Year: 2023

Turkish Journal of Land Management primarily takes into account the following three basic principles.

1. Sustainable Land Management (Right of Next Generations)
2. Land Management Respecting Human Rights (Property Rights of the State and Individuals)
3. Land Management that Protects the Environment and Ecology (Nature's Right to Life)

In this context, Turkish Journal of Land Management aim is;

• Providing information sharing regarding the determination, production and management of the geographical and descriptive data standards of the real properties in order to ensure healthy progress of land policies on every platform,
• With sustainable land management; To publish innovative researches in order to ensure that all developments such as urbanization, agriculture and the healthy continuation of natural life can be delivered to future generations with the right strategies,
• To include scientific research that examines the management of natural, historical and social areas and the common interests of agricultural land and marginal land use in cities where the common areas of common use of society are concentrated, and that all these lands can be planned for the benefit of the individual and the state and shed light on the future,
• To include innovation researches on how to protect natural areas and resources that are decreasing every year in meeting the increasing human needs in the process of population, social life and the development of technology,
• Within the scope of land management, to present the researches of scientists working in the fields of forest, pasture, coastal management as well as the management of soil and water areas and to disseminate them by sharing information about the presented research
• To create a publishing environment for the scientist in order to examine and interact with the results of national and international reports, declarations, workshops, symposiums on land management,
• Real estate valuation in the world and Turkey, to deliver broadcast platform for the development and management of innovation studies,
• To create a common platform for sharing the studies prepared by using technological developments in order to make optimum decisions in the management of urban and rural areas,
• To publish studies on this platform that examine, analyze and interpret the results of the uses that add value to the land in order to produce healthy land policies,
• Turkey's economic development for sustainable land use should be in search of a way to make a more planned and scheduled. In this direction, providing the opportunity to publish the researches made by providing cooperation between public institutions and organizations, the private sector and universities, and to provide an environment for scientific activities.

Content of Turkish Journal of Land Management;

• Land Management
• Integrated Coastal Management
• Integrated Land and Water Management
• Land Use
• Land Policy
• Cadastre Applications
• Urban Renewal
• Urban and Rural Arrangements
• Real Estate Valuation and Development
• Data standards for sustainable land management
• Control of data and information using laboratory and on-site testing methods
• Integration with Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and Geographic Information Systems
• Information support for disaster and risk reduction: early warning systems, impact assessment, monitoring, flexibility and risk reduction studies
• Environmental pollution: assessment and impact studies
• Integration of earth science applications in geology, geomorphology and pedology with remotely sensed inputs
• Multi-dimensional monitoring of the growth of agricultural products for sustainable agricultural production and protection of agriculture
• Climate change studies
• Global and regional dynamics of land use / cover, biodiversity, degradation, etc.
• Desertification and drought studies
• Carbon flows in soil, vegetation and inland, coastal and ocean waters
• Water quality studies,… etc.

The works that are suitable for one of the qualifications of theoretical and practical research, survey-examination, declaration, case study, short report and letter to the editor of Land Management are published after it is decided that it can be published from the referee evaluation. The work prepared in accordance with the rules of writing is sent to the referees for evaluation by the journal editor. There is a BLIND REFEREE application in the Journal of Land Management. The publication is decided by the Editorial Board and the Editorial Board in accordance with the opinion of the referees. The submitted articles are not refundable whether they are published or not. All responsibility of the articles published in our journal (scientific, professional, legal, ethical etc.) belongs to the authors. The copyright of the published articles belongs to the journal and cannot be transferred without reference. In order to establish scientific communication between the researchers, the articles whose qualifications are explained below, which are not published elsewhere, are accepted as Turkish, but the abstract should be published in English.

Research Article
Articles reflecting an original research with its findings and results.

Scanning Article
Review articles of sufficient number of scientific articles, summarize the subject at present level of knowledge and technology, make evaluations and interpret these findings by comparing them.

Short Paper
Articles describing a new method or technique explaining the important findings of a research.

Copyright Transfer of all articles is received by sending a form to the authors. Publications of authors who do not submit Copyright Transfer Form will not be processed. No add-ons can be made by the authors on the articles decided to be published.

Each article is sent to at least two referees related to the subject and examined in terms of form and content. After the manuscripts that can be published in the journal are arranged, they are sent to their authors and asked for review before printing. The responsibility of the errors that appear in the article as printed in the journal belongs to the authors. If the error is caused by the editorial office, the correction may be published.

For Authors;

Articles submitted to the journal should be studies with the following characteristics.

Research studies containing original scientific findings,
Studies that convey application examples with a scientific approach,
It should be in the form of review studies that comprehensively evaluate significant developments on a particular subject.

Uploading the Article to the System;
Articles should be uploaded electronically to the system at https://dergipark.org.tr/en/journal/3138/submission/start

These articles cannot be published anywhere else and cannot be presented as a paper without the permission of the editorial board. All or part of the article cannot be used anywhere without reference. Authors in the article have to express a consensus on the order of names.

Writing Rules
You can use the sample file written in accordance with the spelling rules while writing your article. Sample Article (docx) Files waiting to be sent with the Article

   Template (docx)

Files waiting to be sent with the Article

1*. Plagiarism Report: If the plagiarism report is not attached, the editorial board has the right to directly reject the article by checking whether there is plagiarism in iThenticate or turnitin . If any manuscript is 30% plagiarized the article will be rejected and the author will be notified.

2*. Copyright Transfer Form: The copyright transfer of the articles is taken by filling and signing the form presented on the journal website. Copyright Transfer Form must be downloaded, signed, passed through the browser and uploaded to the system as PDF. Publications of authors who do not submit this form cannot be published.
     Copyright Transfer Form (docx)

3*. ORCID ID Form: ORCID ID Form which shows the identity number of the authors in the international platform must be filled in and uploaded to the system.
     ORCID ID Form (docx)

* Required

4. Referee Suggestion Form: Uploading the Referee Suggestion Form is optional. 

5. Withdrawal Form: If the article is wanted to withdraw from publishing, Withdraw Form must be downloaded, signed, passed through the browser and uploaded to the system as PDF.
    Withdraw Form (docx)



Telephone: +90 (324) 361 0001/17357 (Editor)
Address: Mersin University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Geomatics Engineering, Ciftlikkoy Campus, 33 343, Yenisehir/Mersin/TURKEY.
e-mail: fatmabunel@mersin.edu.tr


Publication ethics are kept in the course of publication processes in Turkish Journal of Land Management (e-ISSN: 2687-5187) to assure the best practice guidelines and hence it is crucial for the journal’s editors, authors, and peer reviewers to abide by the ethical policies.
Turkish Journal of Land Management conforms to the principles below that are described by COPE’s Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (https://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct) and not only transparency principles, but also best practice in scholarly publishing pointed out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Duties of Editor-in-Chief & Section Editors

Editor-in-chief & section editors of the journal are account for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal ought to be published. In this process, the authors of the manuscript are not distinguished based on his/her race, ethnicity, gender, religion and citizenship by the editors. Editors´ decision to accept, revise or reject a manuscript for publication should be based merely on the importance, originality and clarity of the manuscript, and also convenience of the study performed in manuscript to the coverage of the journal.

Editor-in-chief and section editors staff must not reveal any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone but the corresponding author, reviewers/potential reviewers and the publishing personnel. Editors will assure that all material submitted by authors remains confidential during the review process.

Conflicts of Interest & Disclosure
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be utilized in any reviewers’ own studies without expressing written permission of the author. Exclusive information or opinions attained from peer review process must be maintained confidential and not used for personal benefit. Reviewers ought not to take into account manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest deriving from competitive, collaborative or other relationships/connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions linked to the articles.

Peer Review Process
The editor-in-chief/section editors must assure that a blind peer review process is effectively performed for each manuscript submitted to journal system.

Management of Unethical Behaviour(s)
The editors, together with the publisher(s), should take rationally responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented regarding a submitted manuscript or published article.

Duties of Author(s)

Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be narrowed to those who have made a vital contribution to the reported study including conception, execution, design and interpretation. All authors made significant contributions to the submitted manuscript should be listed as co-authors.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors are responsible for the content, language and originality of the manuscript they submitted. The authors should assure that they have composed their original works entirely, and if the authors have used the study and/or words of other authors, that this has been conveniently cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms varying from “passing off” someone´s paper as the authors’ own paper to copying or paraphrasing important parts of someone´s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research performed by others. Plagiarism in all its forms comprises unethical publishing behaviour and is inadmissible. Before being sent a manuscript to reviewers, it is checked in terms of similarity by iThenticate to explore the plagiarism.

Acknowledgement of Funding Sources
All funding sources for the research reported in the manuscript should be acknowledged thoroughly at the end of the manuscript before references.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should reveal in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest which may be construed to affect the findings or interpretation of their manuscript. All financial support sources for the project should be disclosed as well. Disclosed examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be declared at the earliest stage possible.

Reporting Standards
Authors of manuscript should present an accurate explanation of the study conducted and an objective discussion of its importance. Underlying data should be accurately given in the manuscript. A paper should include sufficient detail and references to allow other researchers to repeat the study. Tricky or knowingly imprecise statements form unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be precise, original and objective, and editorial opinion works should be described overtly as such.

Data Access & Retention
Authors might be asked to ensure the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review process, and should in any event be prepared to keep in such data for a moderate time after publication.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
Submitted manuscripts must not be under consideration of any other journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently comprises unethical publishing behaviour. The authors must also assure that the article has not been published elsewhere before.

Principal Errors in Published Studies
When an author corresponds to a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author´s obligation to notify swiftly the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to withdraw or correct the paper.

Duties of Reviewers
Reviewers should review and send the review comments in due time period. If the manuscript is not in the reviewer’s field of interest, then the manuscript must be sent back to editor so that the other reviewers can be assigned without losing time.

Reviewers are the main members contributing to the quality of the journal being a peer reviewed one. The reviewers who feel unqualified to review the received manuscript must swiftly notify the editor and reject to review that manuscript.

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Objectivity Standards
Reviews should be objectively performed. Personal criticism of the author is unsuitable. Referees should frankly express their aspects with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should describe relating published study which has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also point out to the editor’s attention any vital resemblance or coincide between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal information.

Disclosure & Conflict of Interest
Reviewers should not take into account the manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest derived from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships/connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions linked to the manuscripts.

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