Review Process of Manuscripts

1. Uploading the Manuscripts

The author (or the corresponding author ­in case of multiple authors) submits the manuscript to the journal system and as a part of the uploading-process s/he provides the required information about the author(s). The manuscripts should be uploaded via no other way than the Manuscript Tracking System, which can be accessed through the Article Submission button in the menu.

2. Initial Editorial Assessment

The Editorial Board checks whether the manuscript is technically suitable for publication in terms of the instructions given in the Author Guidelines section before assigning any referees. At this step, the manuscripts are assessed not by their content, but rather by their textual organization, style, grammar use, etc.

3. Assessment of the Editor-in-Chief (EIC)

The EIC checks whether the manuscript satisfies the general policy of the journal, and evaluates the authenticity of the content and the originality of the topic within the field. The EIC reserves the rights to terminate the review process at any step and to decline the manuscript.

4. Invitation to Referees

The EIC sends invitations to referees in accordance wihth their field of expertise to review the manuscripts which are evaluated to be eligible in the Editorial Assessment process. As a general policy, at least two referees are assigned to each maanuscript. However, the EIC may invite more referees if there is any controversial decisions about the paper. All the manuscripts must receive positive reports and approval for publication from at least two referees.

5. Responses to the Invitation

The invited referees are free to accept or decline the invitations considering their field of expertise and personal workload. However, the referees who refuse the invitation are kindly asked for their recommendations regarding the possible competent referees.

6. Review Process

The review process consists of two stages: scanning and detailed analysis. The referee may disapprove the manuscript at the initial stage if there are major problems with the content or with the presentation of the philosophical views. If, at the end of the scanning process, the decision of the referee about the manuscript turns out to be positive, the referee proceeds to the second stage and starts reviewing the manuscript attentively. Each referee is expected to share his/her academic opinion by providing notes for the author. Once the reviewing process is complete, the referee sends his/her report to the editorial board with a recommendation either (1) to accept or (2) to reject the manuscript or else (3) to request the author to make some revisions on the manuscript for re-consideration.

7. Final Assessment by the Editor-in-Chief (EIC)

The EIC takes all the reviews of the referees into account to make a final decision. If the overall assessments of the referees differ radically, the EIC may invite an additional referee for one last assessment to make the final decision.

8. Informing the Author about the Decision of EIC

The EIC sends an email to the author informing him/her about the final decision regarding the manuscript. The EIC also delivers the author all the referee reports and comments on the manuscript. As an ethical and academic requisite of the double-blind review process, the identity of referees is never shared with the author(s).

9. Further Steps

If the manuscript is decided to be published at the end of the steps so far, the editorial board prepares it for the publication. If the manuscript is sent back to the author for further revision, the EIC delivers the referee reports to the author(s), (the reports are shared in cases of rejection as well). When the author(s) are asked for futher revision, referees expect the revised version of the manuscript to be uploaded as soon as possbile so as to avoid any delay in the publication process. After re-assessment the recommendation of the referees may be either (1) to accept or (2) to reject the publication of the manuscript. If only minor revisions are asked from the authors, the EIC mostly does not ask the referees to re-assess the revised manuscript. At this step, the EIC holds the right to/not to decide to publish the final and revised version of the manuscript.

10. Publication Fee

BEYTULHIKME An International Journal of Philosophy (ISSN: 1303-8303) is a scientific journal publishing with an open access model. Article publication fee (APC) is requested for studies submitted to the journal for evaluation. Within the framework of the recommendations of international publishing standards, the processing fee of the articles is requested by notifying the authors during the article submission, regardless of the acceptance or rejection condition. The fee requested during the submission is 4000 TL for the studies sent from Turkey and 250 $ for the studies sent from abroad.