Journal of Social Sciences
Üsküdar University Journal of Social Sciences (ÜSBİD) is a refereed journal published twice a year in May and November in both Turkish and English. The purpose of Üsküdar University Journal of Social Sciences is to provide the readers with the original studies of Turkish and foreign researchers in the field of social sciences. In the Üskudar University Journal of Social Sciences, articles from the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations, Economics and Administrative Sciences, History, Geography, Law, Security, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Communication Sciences, Fine Arts, Linguistics, Turkish Language and Literature, Health and Educational Sciences are published.
Journal Web Site: https://sosyalbilimlerdergisi.com/
Üsküdar University Journal of Social Sciences (ÜSBİD) is a refereed journal published twice a year in May and November in both Turkish and English.
The purpose of Üsküdar University Journal of Social Sciences is to provide the readers with the original studies of Turkish and foreign researchers in the field of social sciences.
In the Üskudar University Journal of Social Sciences, articles from the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations, History, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Psychology, Philosophy, Communication Sciences and Linguistic are published.
The opinions in the articles published in Üsküdar University Journal of Social Sciences belong to the author. The articles published in another journal, book, and so on are not accepted. National or international conference presentations, seminar presentations, or panel presentations can be included in the publication process after being specified in the footnote and converted into the article format.
Academic articles published in the journal can only be reproduced for educational purposes. The articles and the graphics and tables in the articles cannot be duplicated or archived in part or as a whole without permission except for educational purposes. Quotations may be made from the articles under the condition that they are indicated in the academic publications.
It is assumed that the authors undertake that they would not claim royalties for the articles they submit to Üsküdar University Journal of Social Sciences.
1. The Journal Editorial Board prepares the submitted articles before the referee procession. The articles that receive the “Referee process can begin” signal, approvals are sent to two experts national or international judgments in the field.
2. If both positive and negative response are received from two referees, the article will then be sent to a third referee.
3. If two rejections are given from the referees, the referee reports with the “non-issuable judgment” are delivered to the author.
4. In case “correction decision” is received from the referees, the articles are delivered to the author along with the referee report, and a maximum of 1 (one) month is given to make the necessary corrections.
5. The author must consider the criticism, evaluation, and correction made by the referee and the Editorial Board. In case of a disagreement, the author has the right to state those points on a separate page with her or his justifications.
6. If needed, the revised article might be sent to the same referee, and the article received the “issuable report” from both referees are included in “the list of articles to be published” by the Editorial Board, regarding the content of the journal and based on the date of completion of the referee reports.
7. Publications submitted to the journal cannot be returned whether they are published or not published.
Prof. Dr. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan
Prof. Dr. Sevil Atasoy
Asst. Prof. İbrahim Arslan
Asst. Prof. Uygar Aydemir
Instructor Hüsna Yıldırım
Ress. Asst. Elif Kurtuluş
|A. Furkan Tarhan|
|Prof. Dr. Amr Abdalla, University for Peace|
|Prof. Wolfgang Gieler, Friedrich Schiller Jena University|
|Prof. Hasan Köni, İstanbul Kültür University|
|Prof. Adnan Ömerustaoğlu, Birûni University|
|Assoc. Prof. Soner Karagül, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University|
|Assoc. Prof. Cumhur Taş, Üsküdar University|
|Dr. Vanessa Tinker, Collegium Civitas|
|Res. Asst. Salih Bilgin|
|Res. Asst. Bengi Çakmak|
|Res. Asst. Berat Dağ|
|Prof. Sevil Atasoy, Üsküdar University|
|Prof. İsmail Dalay, Üsküdar University|
|Prof. Nazım Engin, Piri Reis University|
|Prof. Dr. Mohammad Faghfoory, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences|
|Prof. Nazife Güngör, Üsküdar University|
|Prof. Şükrü Sina Gürel, Yakın Doğu University|
|Prof. Kutay Karaca, Nişantaşı University|
|Prof. Ümit Özdağ, 21. Century Turkey Institute|
|Prof. İbrahim Özdemir, Üsküdar University|
|Prof. Selahattin Sarı, Beykent University|
|Prof. Ahmet Güner Sayar, Beykent University|
|Prof. Abulfaz Suleymanov, Üsküdar University|
|Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Üsküdar University|
|Prof. Mehmet Bülent Uludağ, İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University|
|Assoc. Prof. Sevtap Demirci, Boğaziçi University|
|Assoc. Prof. Barış Erdoğan, Üsküdar University|
|Assoc. Prof.İsmail Arda Odabaşı, Üsküdar University|
|Assoc. Prof. Ateş Uslu, İstanbul University|
|Assoc. Prof. Hadiye Yılmaz Odabaşı, Üsküdar University|
|Asst. Prof. Atahan Kartal, Beykent University|
We invite you to send us articles to be published in Üsküdar University Journal of Social Sciences (ISSN (Print) 2459-0223, ISSN (Online) 2717-7769). Üsküdar University Journal of Social Sciences as a refereed journal that is published twice a year, in May and November, both in Turkish and English. You may access all of our issues via http://dergipark.gov.tr/uskudarsbd link or the Periodicals tab on Üsküdar University’s website https://uskudar.edu.tr/en/periodicals/12/journal-of-social-sciences.
Please submit your article using the “Start a New Submission” button on the DergiPark page (http://dergipark.gov.tr/uskudarsbd). You may need to create an account to be able to submit if you do not have an account on DergiPark.
Regarding translations submitted to the journal, publication permission of the author and the original text are required.
Before starting the process of submitting your work to the journal, it is recommended that you consult with editors about when your article will be published if accepted.
The publication process of Üsküdar University Journal of Social Sciences (henceforth, “The Journal”) is predicated on the objective production, development and sharing of knowledge through scientific method. The Journal promises to adhere to academic principles and prevent false practices in conformity with academic and ethical standards. In order to maintain the ethical standards for submitted articles, the international standards of the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) are taken into account.
The submitting of an article for publication in the Journal through DergiPark article is accepted as an application for publication.
The Journal has the right to edit, publish or not publish the submitted articles.
ARTICLE REVIEW PROCESS
Regarding the articles submitted to Üsküdar University Journal of Social Sciences for publishing, the initial editorial evaluation is made within the first 30 days. Following the editorial review, if necessary, the author is given 15 days to make the required corrections. The referee review process starts for the articles that successfully passed from the initial editorial review. In the referee review process, each referee is given 7 days for accepting the invitation online, and 30 days for the review. Any of the referee’s request to have extra time based on an excuse is taken into consideration. Concerning the articles that successfully gone through the referee review process, the author is given 30 days at most to complete the improving requested by the referees. The article is sent to the referee who wishes to review it, and the referee is given 30 days for this purpose. After the last review is made by the referees, the final form of the article is put into editorial reading to be completed in 15 days. Possible requests for extra time coming from the author or the referees are taken into consideration.
THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD
Üsküdar University Journal of Social Sciences Editorial Board (henceforth, “The Editorial Board”) and Editors/Vice Editors are responsible for all the processes before, during and after the publication of each and every article submitted to the Journal.
The Editorial Board determines and implements the entire policies of The Journal, including but not limited to publication, blind review, assessment process, and ethical principles.
The initiation of blind review process for an article does not indicate a publication promise on behalf of The Journal. Likewise, the positive outcome of the review process still necessitates the affirmative decision of The Editorial Board and Editors/Vice Editors for the publication of the article.
The Editorial Board encourages academic honesty. The Editorial Board ensures the originality of the articles by uploading them on iThenticate plagiarism detection software, and evaluating their originality report.
The Editorial Board always examines the claims of plagiarism and abuse in regard to published articles. In case it is established that an author committed plagiarism, or used copyrighted material that belongs to third parties without proper and full reference and permission, The Editorial Board reserves the rights, including but not limited, to retract the article, inform the author’s head of department, dean of faculty and/or other academic institutions.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF EDITORS/VICE-EDITORS
Üsküdar University Journal of Social Sciences Editors/Vice-Editors are responsible for taking measures related to intellectual property rights, unethical and non-academic behaviors and plagiarism during the publication of articles and journals.
Editors/Vice-Editors, when making positive or negative decisions about the articles, take into consideration the originality of the articles, their contribution to the field, the validity and reliability of the research method, the clarity of the narration, and the purpose and scope of the journal.
Editors/Vice-Editors implement the blind peer review and evaluation processes that are among the publication policies of the journal, keep the identities of the referees and authors confidential, and ensure that each article is evaluated objectively and in due time. Editors may correct errors, inconsistencies, or misleading in the articles.
Editors/Vice-Editors ensure the protection of personal data within the journal's publication and ethical principles.
Editors/Vice-Editors pay attention to the protection of human and animal rights in articles, attach importance to documenting the explicit consent of the participants of the research used in article. Editors/Vice-Editors rejects experimental research articles and articles that contains surveys without proper ethics committee approval.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF REFEREES
The opinion of the referees shall be given priority in the decision of the JOSOC Editorial Board concerning whether the submitted article will be published or not.
The referees should evaluate the work fairly and objectively following the double-blind peer review procedure.
Referees must respect the principle of confidentiality. They are obliged not to use the information obtained from the peer review process for their personal benefit. They should not share their reports or any information in relation to the article.
Referee assessments should be objective and constructive. The academic competence of the article should be taken as a fundamental criterion of assessment. Criticisms on the personalities of the authors are not considered appropriate. Referees should provide explanations and arguments via reports that are provided by the Editors/Vice-Editors. Editors/Vice-Editors do not take into account biased and personalized evaluations or unjustified approvals and refusals, and appoint a new referee for such articles.
The referees should not accept articles that may result in personal or institutional conflicts of interest.
Referees, in case of detection, should notify the journal editorship of any actual or possible plagiarism, multicasting or simultaneous application.
The referees should conduct the evaluation in neutrality and confidentiality. Due to this principle, they should destroy the articles they have reviewed after the evaluation process. Nationality, gender, religious belief, political view and commercial concerns should not disrupt the academic neutrality of the assessment.
Referees should complete evaluations of the articles within due course. In order to improve the academic quality of the article, the referees' suggestions for revisions are delivered to the authors and, if requested by the referees, the corrections made by the authors are sent to the referees.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF AUTHORS
The studies submitted to JOSOC should not contain plagiarism and should be original. The responsibility lies within the authors in regard to this matter.
Any form of plagiarism is a very serious ethical problem, including self-plagiarisms. Evaluation process will be stopped for the articles that contain plagiarism. If any plagiarism is detected after the publication, Editors/Vice-Editors will take necessary measures.
The author reserves the right to withdraw his/her article provided that the author notifies the withdrawal to the editorial board until the publication decision is taken.
Authors should not use discriminatory language based on gender, race, language, belief, culture, class, age, opinion, rank and sexual orientation.
The works/articles should not violate the privacy and intellectual property rights of a third party.
Authors are obliged to specify all individuals who have a share in their article. Individuals with significant contributions in their article should be cited as co-authors. An article cannot be published without the consent of all authors.
The name of the persons who do not contribute to the article should not be written as an author. Changing the order of authors’ names, removing and adding authors’ names should not be proposed for an article submitted for publication.
Authors should state if an old version of the article is published in another medium. If the study is compiled from a dissertation/thesis (even if it is unpublished) or an unpublished scientific meeting presentation, this should be indicated on the first page as a footnote.
Authors are responsible for acting in accordance with the existing copyright laws.
If any information or data is requested from the authors during the evaluation process, they should submit the expected information to the editorship.
Authors are responsible for fulfilling the revision suggestions of the Editors/Vice-Editors and the referees. The author has the right to inform the editorship with justification, he/she does not agree with the suggestions of the Editors/Vice-Editors and referees.
All authors shall state any financial and other conflicts of interest in their research papers that may be thought to affect the results or interpretation of that paper. All sources of financial support for the study should be clearly stated.
When an author discovers a serious error or inaccuracy in a published article, it is the responsibility of the author to immediately notify the editorship. In this case, the author is responsible for cooperating with the journal editorship in either withdrawing the article or publishing a revision of the article.
For all researches conducted and for clinical and experimental studies involving humans and animals, which require an ethics committee approval, an ethics committee approval must be obtained and should be specified and documented.
NOTIFYING THE EDITOR ABOUT THE VIOLATION OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES
If a violation of ethical principles in evaluation process, preliminary assessment or a published article in Üsküdar University Journal of Social Sciences concerning Editors, Referees or Authors, is observed, please report to firstname.lastname@example.org
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