The Wagfs Journal Publication Principles
The Wagfs Journal is published bi-annually in June and December. At the end of each year, the annual index of the journal is prepared and published in the issue of June. The journal is sent to the domestic and foreign libraries, international index institutions and subscribers which are determined by the Editorial Board, in a month after its publication.
The Wagfs Journal reveals the institution of waqf and cultural richness related to the institution of waqf, the cultural heritage formed by waqf, historical and current realities of waqfs in a scholarly manner, it is published in order to publicize the international level scientific studies related to the waqfs.
In the The Wagfs Journal, the articles in the field of social sciences, dealing with waqf and historical and current problems of the waqf culture in a scholarly perspective and proposing solutions to this issue are included.
The manuscripts to be sent to the Wagfs Journal are required to be an original work filling a gap in its field or evaluating the previously published works, revealing new and remarkable views of research. The manuscripts, introducing documents, works and personalities related to waqf and the waqf culture, announcing new events are also published.
In order for the manuscript to be published in the Wagfs Journal, it is required not to be published previously elsewhere, or not to be accepted to be published. The conference proceedings presented at a scientific meeting before might be accepted if clearly indicated.
Assessment of Manuscripts
All manuscripts sent to the Wagfs Journal are first examined by the Editorial Board in terms of compliance with the publication principles of the journal. Not deemed appropriate ones are returned back to the author for revision. The most important criteria in the assessment of the manuscripts submitted for publication are academic objectivity and scientific quality. The ones selected for assessment are sent to two referees in the relevant field. The names of referees are kept confidential and the reports are saved for five years. If one of the referee reports is positive and the other is negative, the article might be sent to a third referee or the Editorial Board might give the final decision by analyzing the referee reports. The authors take into consideration the criticisms and suggestions of referees and the Editorial Board. If there are issues that they do not agree with, they have the right to appeal including the reasons. The manuscripts which are not accepted for publication are not returned to their authors.
Copyright of the manuscripts accepted for publication in the Wagfs Journal is transferred to the General Directorate of Foundations. The responsibility of the opinions and writing preferences in the published articles belong to the authors. Text or photograph quotations can be done by giving citations.