Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Ethical Principles and Publication Policy Van Journal of Divinity is published by Van Theology Faculty.
Van Journal of Divinity publishes academic studies about Religion, Philosophy, History as a priority in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities. Van Journal of Divinity accepts academic studies such as research article, translation, book review, symposium review, and doctoral thesis summary. The publication language of Van Journal of Divinity is Turkish. But there can be English, German, French, Arabic, and Persian articles in order to not exceed %40 of the total articles. Ph.D. students, as a single author; graduate students with the supervisor –first author student; second author supervisor- can send their work to Van Journal of Divinity. In the case of book review, only the studies which written by someone who has a doctorate degree are examined. Van Journal of Divinity is published twice a year, in print and online, on 15 June and 15 December. 1 January - 15 May for the issue dated June 15; For the issue dated December 15, manuscript is accepted between 1 July - 15 November. In the first page of the study, there must be the author’s name, institution name, ORCID, and a phone number suitable to the ISNAD Citation Style. For the articles and translation studies, the upper limit of words are 9.000, for other studies, the upper limit of words is 1500. Permission letter/mail which taken from the author of translation articles should be added. During application, 150-200 words Turkish abstract, 150-200 words English abstract and at least 5 Turkish and English keywords should be written. After the referee evaluation, it is requested to expand the öz (Turkish)/abstract (English) part of the articles to 500-600 words. Studies should be written as given at least 2,5 cm margins, written in Times News Roman font, 12 pt. and 1,5-row pitch; footnotes should be written as 10 pt. and single line pitch. In the citation and bibliography of the studies, the ISNAD Citation Style should be used:
The name of the author, the name of the work and the spelling of the TDV Islamic Encyclopedia should be taken as a basis for writing the concepts: TDV Islamic Encyclopedia Article List The online version of Van Journal of Divinity is open access, excluding commercial use. OAI: ttps://
Copyrights of the articles which sent and accepted to publish is deemed to transfer Van Journal of Divinity. Scientific, intellectual, and literary responsibilities of published articles belong to their author. Open Access Policy: Van Journal of Divinity; Adopting the principle that providing scientific research free of charge to the public will increase the global sharing of information, it provides instant open access to individual users, and is offered to legal entities for a fee. Archiving: The journal is archived electronically by the Editorial Board. Publication and Evaluation Fee: Van Journal of Divinity does not charge any fee from the authors for the article evaluation and publication process. No fee is paid to the authors. Ethical Rules

The publication process at Van Journal of Divinity is the basis of the improvement and dissemination of information objectively and respectfully. Therefore, the procedures in this process improve the quality of the studies. Peer-reviewed studies are the ones that support and materialize the scientific method. At this point, it is of utmost importance that all parties included in the publication process (authors, readers, and researchers, publishers, reviewers, and editors) comply with the standards of ethical considerations. Van Journal of Divinity expects all parties to hold the following ethical responsibilities.

List of references, financial support;
No plagiarism, no fraudulent data;
Forbidden to publish the same research in more than one journal.
Authors obliged to participate in the peer-review process;
All authors have significantly contributed to the research;
Statement that all data in article are real and authentic;
All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
Judgments should be objective;
Reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders;
Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited;
Reviewed articles should be treated confidentially.
Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article;
Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept;
Only accept a paper when reasonably certain;
When errors are found, promote the publication of correction or retraction;
Preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
No plagiarism, no fraudulent data.
Monitoring/safeguarding publishing ethics by editorial board;
Guidelines for retracting articles;
Maintain the integrity of the academic record;
Preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards;
Always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.
The following ethical duties and responsibilities are written in the light of the guide and policies made by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

1. Publication and authorship:
2. Author’s responsibilities:
3. Peer review/responsibility for the reviewers:
4. Editorial responsibilities:
5. Publishing ethics issues
Duties of the Publisher
Van Journal of Divinity is committed to ensuring that commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, ULUM will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors. Finally, we are working closely with other publishers and industry associations to set standards for best practices on ethical matters, errors, and retractions–and are prepared to provide specialized legal review and counsel if necessary.

Plagiarism Detection

Van Journal of Divinity uses a double-blind review fulfilled by at least two reviewers. In addition, all articles are checked by means of a program in order to confirm they are not published before and avoid plagiarism.

The peer-review process is at the heart of the success of scientific publishing. As part of our commitment to the protection and enhancement of the peer review process, Van Journal of Divinity has an obligation to assist the scientific community in all aspects of publishing ethics, especially in cases of (suspected) duplicate submission or plagiarism.

When a reader discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in a paper published in Van Journal of Divinity have any other complaint about editorial content (plagiarism, duplicate papers, etc.), he/she should make a complaint by e-mail to

We welcome complaints as they provide an opportunity for improvement, and we aim to respond quickly and constructively.

Publishing Ethics Resource Kit

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

What to do if you suspect peer review manipulation

How to recognize potential authorship problems

Suspected fabricated data in a submitted manuscript

How to spot authorship problems

Suspected ghost, guest or gift authorship

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