Articles submitted to Marife Turkish Journal of Religious Studies go through a three-stage process: Preliminary Examination, Scientific Evaluation and Preparation for Publication. These processes are planned and implemented by the Editors.
1. Preliminary Review Process
The suitability of the content of the article, the suitability of the originality report, ethical statement & copyright release form, the approval of the ethics committee, the suitability of the article to the Journal Article Template, the appropriateness and currency of the citations are examined by the assistant editors. Authors are informed with a pre-examination report.
Studies that do not comply with the journal's spelling rules and template will not be evaluated and returned to the author (s) within 15 days for re-editing. Accordingly, the writing rules should be examined beforehand and a sample template file should be used in order to prepare the studies in accordance with the journal's writing rules.
As a result of the figure examination, articles that are not found sufficient (appropriate) may be rejected or a correction may be requested. For the candidate articles that are not found sufficient in the figure review, if they are not rejected due to their scope, the authors can apply again.
Articles that are suitable in terms of spelling and format are subjected to similarity check at the next stage. The similarity check is made in line with the similarity report obtained from the iThenticate software by the relevant editor. The maximum accepted similarity rate in our journal is 15%. In this process, the matches that occur through the software of each work are examined in-depth and the matches that are correct for reference and citation are removed. As a result of sorting, the remaining matches are examined, errors are detected and reported to the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board shares this report and decision with the author (s) when necessary, after making its final decision on the study in the light of the similarity screening report of each study. The errors in the report may be requested to be corrected by the author (s) or the study may be returned to the authors.
Submitted articles are examined whether be prepared using the reference management software (Zotero, EndNote, Mendeley, Citavi). Articles whose citations and bibliography are created without using the aforementioned programs do not proceed to the scientific evaluation process.
The articles are reviewed by Marife Turkish Journal of Religious Studies's Language Editors for academic writing in English and Turkish. The language review result of the article is communicated to the authors with the Language Review Report. Candidate articles that are not found sufficient as a result of the language examination may be "Rejected" or "Correction" may be requested.
Articles with similar rates of similarity to the publication and writing rules of the journal are taken into editorial pre-evaluation. In this process, the introduction, method, findings and discussion parts of the articles are evaluated by the editorial team in terms of the scope and objectives of the journal, as well as compliance with the research reporting processes. As a result of the preliminary evaluation, the journal publishing and spelling rules are also rejected without being accepted for the referee evaluation with the Article Pre-evaluation Form.
As a result of the preliminary examination;
• Similarity rate of the similarity screening report is examined by the editor and its suitability is approved.
• It is checked whether the article has been edited according to the journal's writing guide.
• The compliance of the article with the scope and subject areas of the journal is evaluated.
• In the article proposal, the compliance of the citations and bibliography with the ISNAD Citation Style is evaluated.
• It is evaluated whether the reference management program (Zotero, EndNote, Mendeley, or Citavi) is used.
• It is evaluated whether the required files of the articles (Ethical Statement & Copyright Release Form, Title Page, and Main Document by using the Template) are uploaded in a complete and correct format.
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)
3. Publication Preparation Process
Peer Review Process Evaluation Forms