PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
İslam Araştırmaları Dergisi meticulously complies with research and publication ethics. The journal’s ethical principles are influenced by and conform with the standards laid out by the open-access guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Guidelines.
A submitted article should not be published elsewhere and should not include any plagiarism or copyright infringements. The author signs a declaration of originality at the time of submission. The author’s statement is confirmed by ISAM using a special plagiarism program that reviews all submissions. If the journal identifies unethical behavior and/or research misconduct at any stage of the review process—including but not limited to plagiarism, copyright infringement, and data fabrication—the evaluation process is immediately ceased, and the article is returned to its author. If identified only after publication, the journal notifies relevant authorities of the situation. The author is not permitted to submit an article that has been submitted to İslam Araştırmaları Dergisi to any other journal prior to the completion of the reviewing process.
Authors should provide an accurate account of the research performed and offer an objective discussion of its significance. Research data should be represented accurately. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit other scholars to replicate the work. Dishonest, false, or incompetent statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Originality and Plagiarism
Authors should ensure that their written works are entirely original. The work and words of others must be appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism in all its forms, including self-plagiarism (e.g., text-recycling), is unethical and unacceptable.
Multiple, Redundant, and Concurrent Publication
The manuscript should offer new, original insights or interpretations that have not been published before and are not under consideration for publication at another journal. Submitting an article already published in any form and submitting the same article to multiple journals are unethical and unacceptable.
Acknowledgment of Sources
Authors must properly acknowledge the works of others. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of their work.
Authorship should be limited to those who have significantly contributed to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the article. All those who have made a significant contribution should be listed as co-authors. Others who have contributed to certain aspects should be listed in the acknowledgment section. All co-authors and responsible authorities should have approved the submitted version.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Authors should declare all funding sources and any actual or potential conflicts, including any financial, personal, or other relationships with other people and organizations.
Fundamental Errors in Published Works
Authors are obliged to promptly notify the editor to retract an article or publish an appropriate erratum if they discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their published works.
The referee examines the article free from prejudice and subjectivity and guided by academic writing criteria and respect for copyright. Articles are reviewed with respect to scientific quality, consistency, usage of terminology, language, style, and harmony between the title and content. The referee is expected to use clear sentences and substantiate arguments.
Contribution to Editorial Decision
Peer review assists the editorial board in making decisions and may also help the authors improve their work. The journal sends revision requests to the authors and expects them to comply with the referees’ suggestions. The journal may reject an article if the authors do not undertake the revisions requested by the reviewers and the editorial board.
Normally the journal gives referees 21 days to review an article, but this can be extended when and if necessary. Referees should only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment in a timely manner; they should notify the editorial office immediately if they cannot fulfill this task so alternative reviewers can be assigned.
Referees should respect the confidentiality of peer review. They should not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review during or after the assessment process to anyone except if authorized by the editor of the journal. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a referee’s own research without the consent of the author.
Standards of Objectivity
Referees should be objective and constructive in their reviews. Decisions should solely depend on academic merit and relevance to the subject and should be expressed by supporting arguments. Any personal attacks against the authors are unacceptable. Referees should not reject or approve an article without providing a necessary explanation.
Acknowledgment of Sources
Referees should identify relevant published works that the authors have not cited. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A referee should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Referees should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions.
Editor and the Editorial Board
The editor is responsible for examining submitted articles for both originality and coherence with the publication policies and the format of İslam Araştırmaları Dergisi and then for proceeding with the process of publication. The editor also coordinates the refereeing and other processes for each article. The editor is responsible for maintaining neutrality and protecting the anonymity of both the author and the other individuals involved in the reviewing process.
The editorial board is the committee that determines publication policies for İslam Araştırmaları Dergisi. All members, except those with justified excuses, participate in board meetings and deliver opinions via e-mail when necessary. The editorial board decides to approve or reject submitted articles based on referees’ reviews and authors’ responses. The editorial board also decides in which issue an approved article is placed.
The journal gives unbiased consideration to all manuscripts, judging each on its own academic merits without regard to the author’s race, religion, nationality, sex, political philosophy, seniority, or institutional affiliation.
The editor and the editorial board members should not disclose any information about a manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, and other editorial advisers.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Unpublished material disclosed in a manuscript submitted to the journal must not be used in the research of editorial board members without the author’s consent.
The advisory board oversees the general direction of the journal and offers guidance related to publication policies. Advisory board members can express their ideas in writing, or they may participate in a meeting when called for by the chief editor.