YENİSEY International Journal of Language, Literature and Education is an internationally indexed and peer-reviewed academic journal in which scientific articles passed through the double-blind refereeing process are published.
For the review of the publications, at least two referees are appointed by the editor(s) according to the content of the studies and the field of expertise of the referees. All referee evaluation reports are sent anonymously in electronic environment. The names of the referees who made the evaluation are not mentioned in the reports and the journal due to the double-blind method. If requested, a written document stating that the contribution to the journal has been made as a referee can be given to the referees.
Blind peer review processes directly affect the quality of academic publications. The evaluation process is carried out with the principle of double-blind arbitration. For this reason, the referees cannot directly communicate with the authors, evaluation and referee reports are forwarded to the authors through the journal management system. In this process, evaluation forms and referee reports are sent to the author(s) through the editor.
Decision Making Processes
The editors and the publisher send all the works submitted for publication to at least two referees who are experts in their fields for evaluation. After the completion of the review process, the editor-in-chief decides which studies will be published, taking into account the accuracy of the work in question, its importance for researchers and readers, referee reports and legal regulations such as defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor-in-chief may also take advice from other editors or referees when making this decision.
A referee who is invited to make a peer-review should notify the editor within 10 days whether or not he can act as a referee for the relevant work. Articles that are not notified are directed to another referee.
Studies sent to the referees for evaluation should be considered as confidential documents. The works should not be shown to others, their contents should not be discussed. The confidentiality rule also covers those who refuse to arbitrate.
Personal criticism of the authors should not be made during the evaluation process. Evaluations should be made objectively and in a way that contributes to the development of studies.
Citation of Source
The referees are obliged to notify the authors if there are citations that are not cited in the study. Reviewers should pay special attention to works that are not cited in the field or to citations that conflict with similar works. Reviewers should immediately notify the editors of any publications that are similar to any previously published work or information.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
If the referees have any connection with the author(s) whose work they are assigned to evaluate, or if there are conflicts of interest, they should not accept the evaluation and should inform the editors of the situation.
Referees cannot use unpublished works or parts of works sent for evaluation in their own work without the written consent of the author(s). The information and ideas obtained during the evaluation should be kept confidential by the referees and should not be used for their own benefit. These rules also cover those who do not accept the duty of arbitration.