Trakya University Journal of Social Science follows the below authorship criteria of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and every corresponding author should fill the Authorship contribution form based on these criteria of COPE.

Only persons who meet these authorship criteria should be listed as authors in the manuscript as they must be able to take public responsibility for the content:

    1. Made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, data acquisition, or analysis/interpretation of the study,

    2. Drafted the manuscript or revised it critically for important intellectual content,

    3. Have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication.

All persons who made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript (such as technical help, writing and editing assistance, general support) but who do not meet the criteria for authorship must not be listed as an author, but should be acknowledged in the “Acknowledgements” section after their written permission to be named has been obtained. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate coauthors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate coauthors are included in the author list and verify that all coauthors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication.


  • Trakya University Journal of Social Science is an international peer-reviewed journal, published printed and online twice a year (June-December). 
  • The journal is based on independent and unbiased double-blinded peer-reviewed principles. Only unpublished papers that are not under review for publication elsewhere can be submitted.Trakya University Journal of Social Science does not accept multiple submission and duplicate submission even though the previous one was published in a different language.
  • The authors are responsible for the scientific content of the material to be published. This Journal reserves the right to request any research materials on which the paper is based.
  • Articles to be publihed in journal are not supposed to be published anywhere else before.
  • Article languages are Turkish, English, German and Balkan Languages.
  • No royalty payment is given to the article authors.
  • Journal of Social Science does NOT charge a fee for submission, processing or publication from authors and referees. It is a 100% non profit initiative to encourage good social sciences publication.
  • Articles submitted to the journal are taken primarily preliminary examination in terms of form and content. Articles are not suitable with writing rules are rejected no need a reviewer assessment.
  • Authors has responsibility of the ideas brought forward in the articles published in this journal and legal liability of the articles belong to authors.
  • Author should apply for membership in order to add an article to the system and enter the system after confirmation and send the article.
  • Author can track their own article assessment proccess on their user account.
  • Accepted articles belonging to same author(s) are not published in the same or following issues. Advisory Board makes the final decision about which article will be published in which issue. 
  • Article texts, reference systems and bibliographies should be prepared in American Psychological Association (APA) style.
  • According to articles published in the journal are sent to at least two referees. Papers in accordance with the results of peer review will be queued to be published. the authors about the identity of the referee, the referee is not informed about the identity of the authors.
  • Trakya University Journal of Social Science  is licenced under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.

The whole editorial and peer review process can be divided into 15 successive steps:

  1. First  technical review by the Editorial Secretary
  2. First review by the Editor-in-Chief: [immediate reject, immediate revision or further evaluation]
  3. First similarity check
  4. Commitment form check
  5. First review by two or more external reviewers
  6. Notification to author in the direction of referee evaluation report
  7. Revisions (if needed)
  8. Reviewed articles check and forward to reviewers
  9. Notification to author in the direction of referee second evaluation report
  10. Check by Statics Editor
  11. Final similiraty check by  the Editor-in-Chief
  12. Submission article
  13. Assignment of DOI number
  14. Final check by autor about page layout
  15. Publication


Trakya University Journal of Social Science’s editorial review process is in accordance with the Good Editorial Practice set by international editorial organizations (EASECOPE). Journal of Social Science requires that each author, reviewer, and editor must disclose to the editor-in-chief any conflict of interest related to family, personal, financial, political or religious issues as well as any competing interest.


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Last Update Time: 10/20/20, 3:30:59 PM

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