Peer Review Process

Studies that pass the pre-evaluation stage are forwarded to 2 referees who are experts in their field, determined by the editors or field editors, depending on the nature of the study. The referees inform the editorial board whether they can evaluate the work within 15 days at the latest after the article is sent to them. If the referee does not make notification within the specified time, a new referee is appointed for the study. The appointed referees cannot share any documents or details about the article they have reviewed with anyone. Referees participating in Marife Turkish Journal of Religious Studies's referee pool are considered to have given a guarantee on this matter.
"Double-blind peer-review method" is applied in the evaluation process in Marife Turkish Journal of Religious Studies. The double-blind peer-review method is essential for the objective review of scientific studies and is preferred by many scientific journals to ensure that scientific publications are produced at the highest quality. Referee opinions are the main determinant of the publication quality of Marife Turkish Journal of Religious Studies. All articles submitted to Marife Turkish Journal of Religious Studies and found sufficient in the Preliminary Review are reviewed by the double-blind peer review method. Double-blind refereeing means hiding both the identities of the referees from the authors and the identities of the authors from the referees.
The period given to the referees for the referee evaluation process is 15 days. Referees can examine the revisions of work and decide whether it is appropriate or, if necessary, request corrections more than once. When a correction is requested by the referees, the authors make corrections within 15 days at the latest and submit their work to the journal via the same system. The edited work is re-evaluated by the referees who request changes or corrections when necessary. The editorial board decides on the publication of the studies in line with the referee's opinions. In case of discrepancy in the referee's opinions, the Editorial Board may send the study to another referee if it deems necessary. During the manuscript acceptance process, if the two referees' views differ, the decision is made by taking the opinion of the editor or a third referee.

Referee Reports
Referee evaluations are generally;
• Originality
• The problem and purpose of the candidate article
• The importance of the subject
• Compliance of the subject with the journal's publishing policy
• Contribution to the field
• Organization
• Method
• Contribution of the findings to the field
• Discussion
• Conclusion
• Consistent presentation of results
• The appropriateness of the source link and references in the text
• Resources
• It is based on examination in terms of compliance with ethical rules.

Referees evaluate the work using the online "Article Evaluation Form". In addition, if the referees deem it necessary, they can also forward the notes on the full text to the field editor.

The referees can express their views on the studies in 4 ways:
• Accept Submission
• Can be published after revisions (Minor)
• I want to see it again after corrections (Major)
• Decline Submission (Reject)