Submission & Peer Review Process

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Submission & Peer Review Process

1. Authors are expected to pay attention to the instructions. The author should first read the Information for Authors and Writing Rules of History Studies and prepare the article accordingly. (In addition, the article should be prepared exactly according to the template on our website).

2. Article Submission: The author submits the article to the journal via Dergipark (History Studies does not accept e-mail submissions).

3. Editorial Board Review: The Editorial Board of History Studies checks whether the article has the required sections (such as abstract, keywords, introduction, main text, conclusion, bibliography) and whether the article is written according to the journal's editorial guidelines. The quality of the article is not evaluated at this point.

4. Evaluation by the editors: The editors check whether the article is suitable for the journal and whether it is sufficiently original and interesting. Otherwise, the article may be rejected without further review.

5. Plagiarism check: All manuscripts submitted for publication are subjected to a plagiarism check. The reports generated by the scanning system are evaluated by the editor for a final decision. Manuscripts with a similarity rate of more than 12% in total will be returned.

6. Invitation for Refereeing: After the manuscripts are passed through the plagiarism program, two (three if necessary) referees are assigned to review the manuscript. Referee assignment is made with a double-blind system.

7. Response to Review Invitation: The reviewer first evaluates the invitation to review the manuscript against their own expertise, conflicts of interest and accessibility. They then accept or decline the invitation. If possible, they may suggest alternative reviewers if they are rejected. Once the referee agrees to review the manuscript, they have 12 weeks to review the manuscript.

8. Reviewers' Review of the Manuscript: The referee takes the time to read the article several times. The first reading is used to form a first impression of the work. If major problems are found at this stage, the referee may reject the article without further work. Otherwise, he or she will read the article several more times, taking notes to review the article in detail. He/she then uploads his/her report to my site with a recommendation for acceptance, revision or rejection of the article for publication.

9. Editor Evaluates Referee Reports: The editor considers the referees' reports before making a general decision. If the reports show major differences, the editor may send the article to a third referee for an additional review to get an extra opinion before making a decision.

10. If one of the referees' reports indicates that the article should be "corrected" and the other indicates that the article "cannot be published", the editor will review the article once more. After this review, the editor will either cancel the whole process or send it to a third referee, and the corresponding author will be notified of this result via the journal platform.

11. Referee Reports are sent to the author: The editor will notify the author via the journal platform, including the relevant referees' reports

12- After the article is approved for publication by the referee and editor, the author uploads the final version of the article (by adding a large English abstract to the end of the article) to the system.

13- After the final version of the article uploaded by the author is read by the language editors, it is queued for publication by the editor.


How Can You Upload Your Article?

You can upload your article through the Dergipark system. (Copyright Transfer Agreement under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License) is available under the Files menu during Article Submission.

Click here for Dergipark History Studies page.