Purpose and Scope
Mersin University Journal of the Faculty of Education began to be published in 2005. It has been issued in three volumes (April, August and December) a year since 2012. Mersin University Journal of the Faculty of Education as a refereed journal aims to contribute to the educational theories and practices, and covers the original research articles and compilations with a scientific quality at the national/international level. More specifically, Mersin University Journal of the Faculty of Education is a refereed academic journal, which publishes quantitative and qualitative research on current issues in all fields of education. Additionally, some of the critical and up-to-date topics related to education that are discussed from the theoretical perspectives, and the results of the practical studies are also published in the journal. In this context, original works of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method studies of different fields of education (educational sciences, foreign languages education, social science and Turkish education, fine arts education, basic education, science, and mathematics education, computer and instructional technology education and special education) are being published. It is expected that the studies to be accepted in the journal should provide new and unique contributions to the theoretical and practical aspects of education.It has been issued as e-journal since Volume 1, 2010.
As the Journal is at open access via JournalPark system, the authors are charged with no fees at sending, assessing and publishing the article.
Peer Review Process
Since the assessment process of the journal goes electronically, the authors must send their manuscripts via JournalPark (OJS) by organizing them according to the SAMPLE TEMPLATE. The manuscript is firstly directed to the domain expert editor. At this point, Mersin University Journal of the Faculty of Education checks all the articles via iThenticate software in order to prevent plagiarism. If it results in similarity of 20% or more, the author is informed about this and the article is declined. After pre-assessment of the manuscript in terms of form and content, the domain expert editor sends it to at least two referees who have doctoral degree (PhD). The manuscript is taken into process of assessment attached to “Referee Assessment Form” without name(s) and personal information of the author(s). the referees are given 20 days at this stage. They may accept the manuscript as it is, request little or detailed revision, or decline it. Following that, the manuscripts to be revised are sent back to the author(s) with referee comments/suggestions. The manuscript can be issued provided that two or more referees report as “issuable”; however, the final decision to issue it belongs to the head of editorial board regarding referees’ assessment. The manuscripts accepted for publication are reviewed by Editorial Board.
Mersin University Journal of the Faculty of Education takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the Journal. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. At this point, Mersin University Journal of the Faculty of Education checks all the articles via iThenticate software in order to prevent plagiarism. If it results in similarity of 20% or more, the author is informed about this and the article is declined.
Authors are requested to seek copyright permission for any material they use from external sources before submitting their article and should discuss this, if it arises, with the Editor. If the article is accepted into the Journal, copyright will pass to the Mersin University Faculty of Education Journal (although all other copyrighted sources will be acknowledged).
The authors agree to the terms of this Copyright Notice, which will apply to this submission if and when it is published by this journal (comments to the editor can be added below).
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
· Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
· Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
· Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
The author(s) is/are accountable for he ideas and views stated in the articles. All publication rights of the articles to be accepted as issuable belong to Mersin University Journal of the Faculty of Education indefinitely. The names and e-mail adresses on the website of this journal will be used in line with the stated purposes of the journal and will never be used for any other purposes.