Güncel Sayı

Cilt: 11 Sayı: 2, 31.12.2023

Yıl: 2023

Alphanumeric Journal is devoted to original research in the field of business administration and related areas. The aim of the journal is to provide a medium by which a wide range of experience can be exchanged among researchers from diverse fields such as social sciences, and engineering. Alphanumeric serves as a vehicle for researchers and practitioners in the field of quantitative methods, and is enabling a process of sharing in all fields related to the operations research, statistics, econometrics and management informations systems in order to enhance the quality on a globe scale.

Alphanumeric Journal publishes high quality researches in the fields of operations research, statistics, econometrics and management information systems. All submissions are subject to a double blind review process. Manuscripts should be professionally proofread before submission. Submitted manuscripts should comply with APA format.

Alphanumeric Journal has been publishing as "International Peer-Reviewed Journal" every six months since 2013. The language of the journal Turkish and English. Alphanumeric Journal publishes entire subjects in the areas of Operations Research, Statistics, Econometrics and Management Information Systems. Our journal has many editorial members from various universities. The articles sent for publishing in our journal are accepted for publishing on condition that which has at least two referee approval. Alphanumeric Journal shows operating according to journal management's publication ethics principles. The articles have accepted for publication will be published as abstract and full text at journal's web page in the term of publication season. Alphanumeric Journal uses Virtual Intelligent Publishing Assistant (VIPA) which is hosted on DergiPark, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by TUBİTAK ULAKBIM.

  • https://alphanumericjournal.com/page/plagiarism-policy/Alphanumeric Journal does not accept for publication studies that have already been published, in whole or in part, elsewhere in the peer-reviewed literature.
  • Manuscripts should be professionally proofread before submission.
  • Submitted manuscripts should comply with APA7 format.
  • In case of you use Alphanumeric Journal's publications in your paper you must cite this in your work.
  • The language of the journal English (Effective from July 1, 2019)

Author(s) are kindly asked to read this guideline and then use the suitable to format their manuscripts. Authors should delete any kind of information which will reveal their identities when they first submit their manuscripts for peer review. Moreover, they should fill in the author and abstract information form on the Alphanumeric's DergiPark Submission Page.

The manuscripts submitted to the journal are first subject to initial screening. They are evaluated in terms of the journal publication policy, conformity to author guidelines and formatting issues within two or three weeks. The manuscripts that fail to follow the guidelines are immediately returned to the author(s). Manuscripts should be submitted online. However, should authors have any problems, they are kindly asked to get in touch with the Editor, whose contact details are provided on the footer (Contact Us section). Editors will check plagiarism for all the articles before prior publication. If the plagiarism content is observed by editors, peer reviewers or by editorial staff members at any stage of publication process at the time of editing or proof reading will be informed to author to rewrite the manuscript. In any case if the submitted original manuscript is 5% plagiarized then the article will be rejected and the same will be notified to author.

Author(s) who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Author(s) 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.
  • Author(s) 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.
  • Author(s) 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.

Alphanumeric Journal follows the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers.

In addition, as a journal that follows the procedure suggested in Elsevier Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK) in order to reach a decision or conclusion, in case of any suspicions of unethical behavior appear

It is expected of authors, reviewers and editors that they follow the best-practice guidelines on ethical behavior contained therein

Author’s responsibility
Consent to participate in peer review process

When submitting an article for publishing in this journal, the authors are obliged to participate in peer review process.

Reporting standards

Authors’ manuscripts of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

When submitting their article for publication in this journal, the authors confirm the statement that all data in article are real and authentic. Authors should be prepared to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. In addition, all authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes if any.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Alphanumeric Journal uses iThenticate software to detect plagiarism. If the plagiarism problem is detected, the editorial board will notify the corresponding author and prevent the work from being published in this journal.

For more details please visit Plagiarism Policy page.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Fundamental errors in published works When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

For papers that require Ethics Committee Approval

Ethics committee approval must be obtained for studies conducted in all disciplines if the studies requiring an ethical committee decision.

The researches requiring the permission of the Ethics Committee are as follows:

  • Any research carried out with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment, interview techniques.
  • Use of humans and animals (including material / data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
  • Clinical researches on humans,
  • Researches on animals,
  • Retrospective studies in accordance with the law of protection of personal data,
Reviewer’s responsibility

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Expertize and promptness

On being approached to review, the peer reviewers should only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively, and their judgments should be objective. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

In addition, peer reviewers should be aware of all other detailed COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers and use them in the review process.

Editorial responsibility

The editors of the journal have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article. They are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The can only accept a paper when reasonably certain. In case of any doubt, the editor may confer with other editors or the editorial board in making this decision. In case when errors are found in a published article, the editors should promote publication of correction or retraction.

Fair play

An editor will at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. The editors are also obliged to preserve anonymity of reviewers.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept.

Publishing ethics issues

The Editorial board is obliged to monitoring/safeguarding publishing ethics in the review process. In case of noticing any unethical behavior in the review process, errors, or omissions, anyone should report it to the editor or the publisher who are responsible on solving the issue. In case of any suspicions of unethical behavior appear, the procedure suggested in Elsevier Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK) will be followed in order to reach a decision or conclusion. Main steps of the procedure are:

Identification of unethical behavior

Misconduct and unethical behavior may be identified and brought to the attention of the editor or publisher at any time, by anyone.

Whoever informs the editor or publisher of such conduct should provide sufficient information and evidence in order for an investigation to be initiated. All allegations should be taken seriously and treated in the same way, until a decision or conclusion is reached.


An initial decision should be taken by the editor, who should consult with or seek advice from the Editorial board or the publisher, if appropriate.

Evidence should be gathered, while avoiding spreading any allegations beyond those who need to know.

Minor breaches

Minor misconduct might be dealt with between the editor and the author, without the need to consult more widely. In any event, the author should be given the opportunity to respond to any allegations. If the author responds and is willing to correct the misconduct, the review process may continue.

Serious breaches

In case of serious misconduct, the editor should notify the author, and withdraw the paper from the further procedure of the review process. If the paper is already published, the withdrawal notification should be published at the web page of the journal, sent to author, and in some serious cases the employers of the accused should be notified. The editor, in consultation with the Editorial board or the publisher, should make the decision whether or not to involve the employers, either by examining the available evidence themselves or by further consultation with a limited number of experts.

No submission, processing, page, colored figures or publication charges are received from authors, readers or elsewhere.

Alphanumeric Journal is hosted on DergiPark, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by TUBİTAK ULAKBIM.

Alphanumeric Journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License