The Turkish Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics (TJAA) is a scientific research journal founded in August 1st, 2019. It publishes original peer-reviewed national and international research semi-annually in June and December for the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences, preferably written in English or Turkish. Articles are expected to be new, or to propose a new method, or to bring a new dimension to existing knowledge.
The following article types are accepted in TJAA:
TJAA is published biannually. Issues will be published on every June 30th and December 31th.
Manuscripts submitted for publication should not be published anywhere or sent to any other journals for publication. They are evaluated by national and/or international reviewers. Reviewers are not notified to the authors (blind peer review). The editorial board considers the peer reviewers’ reports and make the final decision to accept or reject the manuscript for publication.
Manuscripts submitted for publication should be prepared using the announced LaTeX template. The abstract should contain at least 100 words. If the author prefers to publish in Turkish, then an English abstract is required. A minimum of 3 keywords should be provided with the manuscript. Keywords must be selected from the list which is common to the major astronomical and astrophysical journals.
All responsibility for the articles belongs to the respective authors. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with internationally accepted scientific ethics rules. Each submission will be subjected to a similarity check via well-known online tools. Submissions that have more than 15% similarity report will not be taken to the reviewing process.
There is no evaluation and application fee for the articles published in TJAA.
Manuscripts will be evaluated within 21 days after the submission. Editorial board may extend this period for an extra 7 days or withdraw reviewer's appointment, and assigns a new one.
Copyright Form signed by corresponding author has to be uploaded to the DergiPark System along with the manuscript.
Reviewer will mark the manuscript with one of four decisions: accept, accept with minor corrections, accept with major corrections, reject. Manuscripts that needs revision have to be resubmitted by applying reviewer's recommendations. Manuscripts with minor (major) corrections have to be resubmitted within 3 (6) weeks after reviewer's decision, respectively. Manuscripts that do not reach the desired level will be considered scientifically insufficient and they will be rejected.
When the manuscript is accepted for publication corresponding author should return page editing within 30 days and afterwards proofreading should be finished subsequent 10 days. If manuscripts are not returned within these periods they will be automatically rejected.
Authors have the right to make their submissions (the preprint versions) available through preprint services such as arXiv.org.
The authors who submit their manuscripts to Turkish Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics are expected to comply with the following ethical responsibilities:
The fact that all manuscripts are reviewed through Blind Review has a direct influence on the publication quality. This process ensures confidentiality by objective and independent review. The review process at Turkish Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics is carried out on the principle of double blind review. Reviewers do not contact the authors directly, and the reviews and comments are conveyed through the journal management system. In this process, the reviewer views on the evaluation forms and full texts are assigned to the author(s) by the editor. Therefore, the reviewers doing review work for Turkish Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics are supposed to bear the following ethical responsibilities.
The editor and field editors of Turkish Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics should hold the following ethical responsibilities that are based on the guides COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors published as open Access by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Editors are responsible for each study published in Turkish Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics. In this respect, the editors have the following roles and responsibilities:
The Editors and the Editorial Board of Turkish Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics are conscious of the fact that they must observe the ethical responsibilities below and act accordingly:
TJAA is a publication of Turkish Astronomical Society (TAD).