1) Articles that have not been published before or are not currently being evaluated in another journal for publication and are approved by each author are accepted for evaluation.
2) Submitted articles that pass the preliminary check are scanned for plagiarism using iThenticate software.
3) REPVAS journal conducts a double-blind referee process. All studies will first be evaluated by the editor for suitability for the journal. Articles deemed appropriate are sent to at least two independent expert referees to evaluate the scientific quality of the article.
4) The Editor-in-Chief evaluates the articles independently of the authors' ethnicity, gender, nationality, religious beliefs and political philosophy. It ensures that articles submitted for publication are fairly evaluated by double-blind referees.
5) Chief editor; It does not allow conflict of interest among authors, editors and referees.
6) The editor is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles. The editor's decision is final.
7) Editors are not involved in decisions about articles written by themselves or their family members or colleagues, or that relate to products or services in which the editor is interested. Any such submission is subject to all of the journal's usual procedures.
Referees must ensure that all information regarding submitted articles remains confidential until the article is published, and if they notice any copyright infringement or plagiarism on the part of the author, they must report it to the editor.
If the referee does not feel qualified about the subject of the article or does not seem able to provide timely feedback, he/she should inform the editor of this situation and ask not to include him/her in the referee process.
During the evaluation process, the editor clearly states that the articles sent to the referees for review are the private property of the authors and that this is a privileged communication. Referees and editorial board members cannot discuss articles with other people. It should be ensured hidden the identity of the referees.
- Referee Type: Double Blinding
- Double Blinding: The editor ensures that the articles go through double-blind refereeing in a fair manner and, if the article complies with the formal principles, submits the incoming article to the evaluation of at least two referees from home and/or abroad, and if the referees deem it necessary, they approve its publication after the requested changes are made by the authors.
- Double Blinding: After the plagiarism check, suitable articles are evaluated by the editor-in-chief in terms of originality, methodology, importance of the subject covered and compatibility with the scope of the journal. The editor ensures that the articles go through double-blind refereeing in a fair manner and, if the article complies with the formal principles, submits the incoming article to the evaluation of at least two referees from home and/or abroad, and if the referees deem it necessary, they approve its publication after the requested changes are made by the authors.
- Review Time: Pre-Release
- Author-Reviewer Interaction: Editors mediate all interactions between reviewers and authors.
- Time for Review: The period until the first decision is approximately 15 days for research articles that are included in the referee process for review in REPVAS journal.
- Rate of Acceptance: After the articles submitted to REPVAS journal are carefully examined during the preliminary review and referee process, the articles deemed suitable for publication are published, and those that are deemed unsuitable are rejected after the preliminary review or referee process.
Plagiarism Check: Yes – iThenticate scans articles to prevent plagiarism.
- Number of Referees Reviewing Each Article: Two-three
- Allowed Time: 20 days. This period can be extended by adding 10 days.
- Decision: In order for the article to be accepted for publication by the Editor, at least two referees must make an acceptance decision.
- Suspicion of Ethical Violation: When reviewers suspect from abuse in research or publication, they should report the situation to the Editor. The editor is responsible for carrying out the necessary actions in accordance with COPE recommendations.
- The Editor-in-Chief reviews the research article on the day it is submitted, and if he finds that the article is worthy of further consideration, he prepares the deputy editor for further review.
- The Editor-in-Chief reviews the research article on the day it is submitted, and if he finds that the article is worthy of further consideration, he prepares the deputy editor for further review. If we do not think REPVAS journal is the right journal for the study, we notify authors immediately so that they can submit their work elsewhere without delay. The usual reasons for rejection at this stage are insufficient originality and the topic being outside the scope of the journal.
- The next step for your research article is our Editorial Board meeting. Members will read your article and discuss its importance, originality and scientific quality.
- To make editorial decisions for research articles, we mainly focus on the research question. Even if the subject of the article is relevant to the scope of the journal, current and important, we may reject the article if it does not have a research question. Of course, the work will be rejected if it has serious faults. Everyone attending the article meeting is asked to declare any relevant conflicting interests at the outset, and anyone with a conflict of interest either leaves the room or speaks last while the relevant article is discussed (depending on the nature and scope of their interests).
- If your article is suitable for REPVAS journal, the section editor will send your article to two external referees. Reviewers make recommendations to editors, who make the final decision. We ask referees to approve their reports and declare any conflicts of interest on the manuscript we submit to them. The final decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief after external peer review processes.
- Some articles may also be viewed by the ethics editor of the REPVAS journal and by third parties deemed appropriate by the editor, in cases where serious research misconduct is suspected.
- For all articles, it is aimed to make a final decision on publication within 6 to 8 weeks after submission. For a publication requiring revision, authors are asked to revise their articles and upload them to the system within 15 days.
- Accepted articles are published in preprint at https://www.repvas.com. Articles in the pre-print are published according to the decision of the editorial board. REPVAS journal provides open access to articles as part of its commitment to readers and authors. All our articles are freely accessible online.
- If you notice any errors in your published article, you should contact the editor-in-chief via e-mail to request correction.
Peer Review Process Principles for the Work of the Editorial Staff
Editorial articles and analysis articles written by REPVAS journal's own editors do not undergo external referee evaluation. Original research articles are sent to at least two external referees under blind peer review. During this period, those editors' roles are suspended.
Responsibilities of Authors
The author must comply with the rules of research and publication ethics.
The author should not attempt to publish the same work in more than one journal.
The author must fully state in the bibliography the works he used in writing the article.
The editor evaluates articles in terms of scientific content, regardless of the authors' ethnicity, gender, citizenship, religious belief or political opinion.
The editor conducts a fair double-blind peer review of articles submitted for publication and ensures that all information regarding submitted articles is kept confidential before publication.
The editor informs the reviewers that the manuscripts are confidential information and that this is a privileged interaction. Referees and the editorial board cannot discuss the articles with other people. The anonymity of referees must be ensured. In certain cases, the editor may share a reviewer's review with other reviewers to clarify a particular point.
The editor is responsible for the content and overall quality of the publication. It is also his responsibility to issue a correction note or retract when necessary.
Editor; It does not allow any conflict of interest between authors, editors and referees. Only the Editorial Board has full authority to appoint referees, and the Editorial Board is responsible for the final decision regarding the publication of articles in the journal.
Responsibilities of Referees
Reviewers should not have any conflict of interest regarding the research, authors and/or research funders.
The referees' evaluations must be objective.
The language and style used by the referees should not be offensive to the author.
Reviewers must ensure that all information regarding submitted articles remains confidential until the article is published.
Preliminary Review and Plagiarism Scanning
Study; It is reviewed by the editor for compliance with the journal publishing principles, academic writing rules and APA Citation System, and is scanned for plagiarism using the iThenticate program. The preliminary review is completed within 15 days at most. The plagiarism similarity rate must be less than 20%. Even though the similarity rate appears to be 1%, if citation and quotation are not made properly, plagiarism may still occur. In this respect, citation and quotation rules should be known by the author and applied carefully.
Section Editor Review
The work, which goes through the Preliminary Examination and Plagiarism Screening phase, is examined by the relevant field editor in terms of problematic and academic language-style. This review is completed within a maximum of 15 days.
Referee Process (Academic Evaluation)
The study, which is reviewed by the field editor, is submitted to the evaluation of at least two external referees who have a doctoral thesis, book or article on the subject. The evaluation process is carried out confidentially within the framework of double-blind evaluation. The referee is requested to state his/her views and opinions about the study he/she reviewed either in the text or to justify it with an explanation of at least 150 words on the online referee form. The author is given the right to object and defend his/her opinions if he/she disagrees with the referee's opinions. The section editor ensures mutual communication between the author and the referee while maintaining confidentiality. If both referee reports are positive, the study is submitted for editorial evaluation. If one of the two referees has a negative opinion, the study is sent to a third referee. Studies can be published with the positive decision of at least two referees. The publication of congress and symposium evaluations is decided upon the evaluation of at least two internal referees (relevant section editors and/or editorial board members).
If the referees want corrections to be made in the text they review, the relevant reports are sent to the author and he is asked to correct his work. The author makes corrections in the Word program with the "Track Changes" feature turned on or indicates the changes in the text in red. Uploads the corrected text to the system.
Section Editor Control
The field editor checks whether the author has made the requested corrections in the text.
The referee who requests corrections checks whether the author has made the requested corrections in the text.
The studies are reviewed by the English Language Editor and, if necessary, corrections are requested from the author. The checking process of the English language editor is completed within a maximum of 15 days.
Editorial Board Review
Articles that pass technical, academic and linguistic reviews are examined by the Editorial Board and it is decided whether they will be published and, if so, in which issue they will be included. The Board decides by majority vote. In case of a tie, the final decision is made by the editor.
Typesetting and Layout Stage
The works decided to be published by the Editorial Board are typed and layout, made ready for publication, and sent to the author for review. This phase lasts a maximum of 15 days.
Data Sending to National and International Indexes
The data of the published issue is transmitted to the relevant indexes within 15 days.