Teknik Dergi
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ISSN 1300-3453 | Period Bimonthly | Founded: 1990 | Publisher TMMOB İnşaat Mühendisleri Odası |

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THE FIRST YEAR OF BILINGUAL TEKNİK DERGİ

In line with a decision taken in 2017 to convert Teknik Dergi into a bilingual periodical, bilingual publication has started with the January 2018 issue, following a period of preparatory arrangements. Initially, the Board had been concerned about the possible complications caused by this conversion. Fortunately, no complications have taken place and the first year of bilingual publication could be completed smoothly and successfully.

One major concern was a sustainable inflow of English manuscripts. First year observations indicated no need for concern. Two thirds of the manuscripts received that year were in English. In other words, the number of English manuscripts doubled the Turkish ones.  However, it is not granted that this tendency will continue. The Board has the impression that the potential authors were initially enthusiastic to submit English manuscripts without paying the due attention to the quality of contents and the drafting rules. Consequently, the decline rate was higher for the English manuscripts compared to that for the Turkish ones. These fluctuations are expected to settle gradually and the authors to observe the Teknik Dergi principles and paper drafting rules more carefully. Consequently, the number of submitted manuscripts will possibly decrease a little and the manuscript quality will probably improve.

Most of the manuscripts submitted by foreign authors had to be declined probably because of their authors underestimating Teknik Dergi publication policies and standards. Originality is another concern for the scientifically high quality manuscripts submitted by foreigners. The Board may sometimes be in doubt if the paper might have been published elsewhere. However, the “Statement of Originality” signed by the author(s) is expected to warn the authors about the ethical requirements of Teknik Dergi.

An important objective of the bilingual publication policy is to enlarge Teknik Dergi audience by reaching the international civil engineering community and thus to increase citation and the impact factor. Although a short term observation is not a reliable indication, the Board tends to interpret the minor improvement recently observed optimistically.

Besides its printed copy distribution, Teknik Dergi has also been published electronically for a considerable while. Realising the popularity and effectiveness of electronic publishing, the Board has recently decided to limit the printed copy distribution to a list of selected bodies including university libraries and civil engineering chairs in Turkey. All members of the Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers will be notified about the publication of each issue and a link will be given, since Teknik Dergi is a free access publication.

With our best wishes…

Tuğrul Tankut

On behalf of the Editorial Board

Teknik Dergi

ISSN 1300-3453 | Period Bimonthly | Founded: 1990 | Publisher TMMOB İnşaat Mühendisleri Odası |
Cover Image

102.715

224.725

THE FIRST YEAR OF BILINGUAL TEKNİK DERGİ

In line with a decision taken in 2017 to convert Teknik Dergi into a bilingual periodical, bilingual publication has started with the January 2018 issue, following a period of preparatory arrangements. Initially, the Board had been concerned about the possible complications caused by this conversion. Fortunately, no complications have taken place and the first year of bilingual publication could be completed smoothly and successfully.

One major concern was a sustainable inflow of English manuscripts. First year observations indicated no need for concern. Two thirds of the manuscripts received that year were in English. In other words, the number of English manuscripts doubled the Turkish ones.  However, it is not granted that this tendency will continue. The Board has the impression that the potential authors were initially enthusiastic to submit English manuscripts without paying the due attention to the quality of contents and the drafting rules. Consequently, the decline rate was higher for the English manuscripts compared to that for the Turkish ones. These fluctuations are expected to settle gradually and the authors to observe the Teknik Dergi principles and paper drafting rules more carefully. Consequently, the number of submitted manuscripts will possibly decrease a little and the manuscript quality will probably improve.

Most of the manuscripts submitted by foreign authors had to be declined probably because of their authors underestimating Teknik Dergi publication policies and standards. Originality is another concern for the scientifically high quality manuscripts submitted by foreigners. The Board may sometimes be in doubt if the paper might have been published elsewhere. However, the “Statement of Originality” signed by the author(s) is expected to warn the authors about the ethical requirements of Teknik Dergi.

An important objective of the bilingual publication policy is to enlarge Teknik Dergi audience by reaching the international civil engineering community and thus to increase citation and the impact factor. Although a short term observation is not a reliable indication, the Board tends to interpret the minor improvement recently observed optimistically.

Besides its printed copy distribution, Teknik Dergi has also been published electronically for a considerable while. Realising the popularity and effectiveness of electronic publishing, the Board has recently decided to limit the printed copy distribution to a list of selected bodies including university libraries and civil engineering chairs in Turkey. All members of the Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers will be notified about the publication of each issue and a link will be given, since Teknik Dergi is a free access publication.

With our best wishes…

Tuğrul Tankut

On behalf of the Editorial Board

Volume 30 - Issue 4 - Jul 2019
  1. Effects of Mixing Temperature on the Mechanical Properties of Hot Mix Asphalt
    Pages 9221 - 9241
    Gül BALIK, Mehmet YILMAZ, Baha Vural KÖK, Taner ALATAŞ
  2. Examination of the Efficiency of Retrofitting Methods through Fragility Analysis
    Pages 9243 - 9260
    Murat Serdar KIRÇIL, Erdem Çağlar KOCABEY
  3. Timber Floors and Strengthening Techniques (Illustrated with a Numerical Example)
    Pages 9261 - 9288
    Žiga UNUK, Vesna ŽEGARAC LESKOVAR, Miroslav PREMROV
  4. Rotary Inertia and Higher Modes Effect on the Dynamic Response of Timoshenko Beams on Two-Parameter Elastic Foundation
    Pages 9289 - 9308
    Çağlayan HIZAL, Hikmet Hüseyin ÇATAL
  5. Roughness Coefficient of a Highly Calcinated Penstock
    Pages 9309 - 9325
    Kutay ÇELEBİOĞLU
  6. Efficient Dynamic Analysis of Foundation via a Coupled Axisymmetric SBFEM-3D FEM
    Pages 9327 - 9352
    Mojtaba ASLMAND, Iradj Mahmoudzadeh KANI, Mehmet Cemal GENES