About the Journal

Aim and Scope

Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Arts and Science Journal of Science (SDUFASJS) is a scientific journal that started publication in 2006 and published regularly with two issues per year since 2007. In our journal, scientific articles in Turkish and English language from Biology, Physics, Statistics, Chemistry and Mathematics areas are published. Studies such as technical notes, letters to the editors, expositions, surveys and compilations are not accepted to publish in the SDUFASJS starting from 2017 and articles written in English language may given priority of publication.


Evaluation Process

All articles sent to Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Arts and Science Journal of Science (SDUFASJS) are firstly taken to the two-step preliminary evaluation process mentioned below. All studies are evaluated in terms of "Plagiarism Prevention" and "Writing Rules Review" at this stage before the referee examination.

1- Plagiarism Prevention: All articles submitted to the SDUFASJS from January 1st, 2017 are scanned with the software called "iThenticate: Plagiarism Detection Software" for the plagiarism prevention. Studies with similarities exceeding 20 %, excluding references and single word matches, are rejected. Studies with a similarity rate of 20 % or less are passed to the next step.

2- Layout Review: Articles with a similarity score of 20 % or less are examined in terms of conformity with the sample article format presented to the authors. MS Office Word format is provided by our journal. Sample file is available on the "Author Guidelines" page. The "Author Guide" page can be accessed by clicking here.

The articles that pass the preliminary evaluation process are forwarded to the editor of the relevant subject. Failed articles in the preliminary evaluation process can be rejected according to the similarity rate within the knowledge of the Editor-in-chief, or sent back to the author for editing.

The subject editor shall designate at least three (3) national and/or international referees in his/her field to assess each of the articles that complete the preliminary evaluation process. Referees invited for evaluation are expected to submit their decision to accept or reject the evaluation within 5 (five) calendar days. At the end of this period, the referee who has not issued any decision shall be deemed to have rejected the evaluation and the subject editor shall appoint a new referee. Referees accepting the evaluation are expected to deliver their views within 30 (thirty) calendar days from the date of acceptance. No additional time is allowed to complete the evaluation process to the referee for completing the evaluation process and a new referee appointment is made by the subject editor.

The names of the referees invited for evaluation are not notified to authors (Single-Blind Peer Review).

All the authors' information must be entered into the system during the article submission. Journal management is not responsible for missing information.

In line with the recommendation of the judges evaluating the article, the subject editors transmit their final decisions regarding the study as "Accept", "Minor Correction", "Major Correction" or "Reject".

The time allowed for the author to make the requested changes taking into account the referee and editors decisions is 30 (thirty) calendar days. If no reply is received from the authors at the end of this period, the article is automatically rejected.

Referees seeking to see the revised article at the end of the proposals are expected to respond to the authors' replies within 15 (fifteen) calendar days. It is assumed that referees who do not comment during this period have declared a positive opinion.

Open Access Policy

This journal (SDUFASJS), is a fairly open-access journal that has embraced the principle that information about free scientific research to the public will increase the global sharing.

No application, evaluation and/or publication fee is charged for any of the articles submitted to the journal for evaluation.

Our journal is a party of BOAI (Budapest Open Access Initiative) on the open access and accepts the open access statement of BOAI wich is "...literature that should be freely accessible online is that which scholars give to the world without expectation of payment. Primarily, this category encompasses their peer-reviewed journal articles, but it also includes any unreviewed preprints that they might wish to put online for comment or to alert colleagues to important research findings. There are many degrees and kinds of wider and easier access to this literature. By "open access" to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself...".

Archiving

This journal (SDUFASJS) uses the LOCKSS system to create a shared archiving system among the involved libraries and to allow the libraries to create permanent archives for protection and restoration purposes. Detailed information about LOCKSS system can be found by clicking here.

Publication Frequency

Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Arts and Science Journal of Science (SDUFASJS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal started publishing in 2006 and published regularly two times a year since 2007. Accepted papers for publication will be published electronically in May and November collectively with a cover and a contents page.

SDUFASJS may publish additional number(s) without changing the frequency of periodical publication within the year. The contents of specific numbers may be determined by studies submitted at national and / or international scientific events (seminars, congresses, workshops, etc.), as well as special studies on a specific topic that has been announced in advance. Details about published special numbers are indicated on the cover and inside pages. Editors and editorial boards may change in special issues.

Plagiarism Prevention

All articles submitted to the SDUFASJS from January 1st, 2017 are scanned with the software called "iThenticate: Plagiarism Detection Software" for the plagiarism prevention. Studies with similarities exceeding 20 %, excluding references and single word matches, are rejected.

Copyright Notice

All subdivisions and contents of SDUFASJS and all articles published in our journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. In this context; authors, who published articles in our journal, are deemed to have accepted the following terms.

1- The author retains the copyright of the article and gives the first edition the right to publish it. The article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license, which allows the author to be identified and to be shared by others, provided that the original publication is made in this journal.

2- The author may make separate contractual arrangements for the unauthorized dissemination of the published version of the article (for example, to an institutional database or publication in a book).

In addition, the "Copyright Transfer Form" of SDUFASJS must be signed by all authors which must be scanned and uploaded to the DergiPark system before the article submission. The "Copyright Transfer Form" can be accessed by clicking here.

Privacy Statement

Names, e-mail addresses and other registered personal data in this journal site will only be used for the purposes specified in this journal (SDUFASJS). No information and/or data will be used for any commercial purpose or shared with any other person.