PUBLICATION ETHICS AND EVALUATION PROCESS


The Journal of Security Strategies has adopted the principle of not engaging in any action incompatible with the scientific research and publication ethics. By sending their articles to our Journal, the Authors declares and guarantees that the manuscript is original, that it has not been published partially or fully elsewhere or that it has not been in an evaluation or publication process for any other journal. The manuscripts violating the legal or academic criteria such as copyrights and/or plagiarism including the above-mentioned criteria will not taken into evaluation by the editorial board and the manuscripts, which are found to violate these criteria during the evaluation process, will be rejected.

The articles sent to the Journal is pre-reviewed by the assistant editors in line with the above-mentioned criteria and our submission guidelines. The manuscripts, which are considered as incompatible with the publication ethics criteria and our submission guidelines, are either returned to their authors in order for them to reorganize their articles or directly rejected. The grounds for the rejection at this point arises from the facts that the article in question does not comply with the publication ethics or guidelines of the Journal, that the author has not fell in line with the submission guidelines, that the article in question is outside the scope of the Journal and/or that it does not have the necessary academic aptitude to be published in the Journal of Security Strategies.

For those articles passing the pre-review level, a “double-blind peer-review” process is put into order. The assistant editors send the article in question to (at least two) peer-reviewers who are experts in the subject matter of the article. In case of an inconsistency or inadequacy occurred during the peer-review process, the assistant editors may send the article to another peer-reviewer.

When/If the peer-reviewers or the editors request corrections on the articles, the authors are obliges to fulfil these requests. However, if the authors disagree with a certain correction request, they have a right to withdraw their articles from the evaluation process or to inform the editors on the reasons for their disagreement with the request by justifying their own opinions in within an academic framework. In such a case, the final decision is the Editorial Board taking decision in consultation with the peer-reviewer in question.

Authors, who send articles in a foreign language to the Journal, are obliged to get their work proof-read by a native speaker academic who is considered as an expert on their field and to provide an evidence of this proof-reading. The proof-reading process may also be carried out by the editors of the Journal by out-sourcing a native speaker, provided that the payment for proof-reading is paid by the author.

Articles, which pass the peer-reviewing process are listed according to their date of arrival and their date of acceptance and then evaluated for the final decision by the Editorial Board.

The positive result of peer-reviewing does not mean that the article will automatically be published in the Journal of Security Strategies. The final decision for the publication of the articles passing the peer-reviewing process is taken by Editorial Board. The Journal of Security Strategies is not obliged to give justification to the authors for the rejections of their articles.