PUBLICATION ETHICS AND EVALUATION PROCESS
The ethics policies and submission guidelines are written by taking into account the guidelines and policies of the Committee on Publication Ethics(COPE).
The Turkish Journal of Military History adopts the principle of not accepting any action, which conflicts with scientific research and publication ethics. By sending their manuscript to the Turkish Journal of Military History, the author declares and undertakes that their work is original and genuine and that their manuscript has not been published completely or partially elsewhere or is not in the publication process elsewhere. Manuscripts violating the legal and academic criteria such as copyright and/or plagiarism including the above criteria are not evaluated and those manuscripts, which are found to be violating these criteria during the evaluation process, are rejected promptly.
Manuscripts presented to the Journal are first reviewed by the technical editor in accordance with the abovementioned criteria and publication principles. The manuscripts which are deemed to comply with these criteria or publication principles are returned to the author by putting forth the necessary corrections to be made or directly rejected. The rejection decision at this stage of the process may be taken due to the fact that the manuscript does not comply with the publication ethics and principles of the Journal, the manuscript does not comply with the writing rules of the Journal, the manuscript is out of the scope of the Journal and/or the manuscript does not have the academic qualifications to be published in the Turkish Journal of Military History. For those articles passing the pre-review level, a “double-blind peer-review” process is put into order. The editors send the article in question to (at least two) peer-reviewers who experts in the subject matter of the article are. In case of an inconsistency or inadequacy occurred during the peer-review process, the editors may send the article to another peer-reviewer.
When/If the peer-reviewers or the editors request corrections on the articles, the authors are obliged to fulfill these requests. However, if the authors disagree with a certain correction request, they have a right to withdraw their articles from the evaluation process or to inform the editors on the reasons for their disagreement with the request by justifying their own opinions within an academic framework. In such a case, the final decision is the Editorial Board taking decision in consultation with the peer-reviewer in question.
Authors, who send articles to the Journal in English, are obliged to get their work proof-read by a native speaker academic who is considered as an expert on their field and to provide an evidence of this proof-reading. The proof-reading process may also be carried out by the Journal by out-sourcing a native speaker, provided that the payment for proof-reading is paid by the author. The authors whose articles have been published in the Journal of Security Strategies are considered as natural peer-reviewers of the Journal and they are obliged to perform a peer-review at least once upon the request of the Editors.
Articles, which pass the peer-reviewing process are listed according to their date of arrival and their date of acceptance and then evaluated for the final decision by the Editorial Board. The positive result of peer-reviewing does not mean that the article will automatically be published in the Turkish Journal of Military History. The final decision for the publication of the articles passing the peer-reviewing process is taken by Editorial Board. The Turkish Journal of Military History is not obliged to give justification to the authors for the rejections of their articles.