Istanbul University Press aims to contribute to the dissemination of ever growing scientific knowledge through publication of high quality scientific journals and books in accordance with the international publishing standards and ethics.

Istanbul University Press follows an open access, non-commercial, scholarly publishing.

The peer review process is at the core of publishing at Istanbul University Press.

All books and journals published by Istanbul University Press are subject to double blind peer-review process.
Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Haluk Alkan, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

Co Editors MEDICINE - DENTISTRY
Prof. Ahmet Gül, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Mustafa Oral Öncül, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Gülsüm Ak, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Betül Baykan, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Tufan Tükek, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

Co Editors PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Prof. Elif Akalın, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Sabriye Perçin Özkorucuklu, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Şehnaz Bolkent, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Tansel Ak, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

Co Editors SOCIAL SCIENCES
Prof. Veysel Bozkurt, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Ayşegül Komsuoğlu Çıtıpıtıoğlu, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Ömer Ekmekçi, İstanbul Üniversitesi, İstanbul, Türkiye
Prof. Kamil Ahmet Köse, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Mürteza Bedir, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Yücel Bulut, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

Editorial Board Member
Prof. Ahmet Gül, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Mustafa Oral Öncül, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Betül Baykan, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Tufan Tükek, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Günnur Deniz, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Fatma Feyza Darendeliler, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Sabire Değer İşler, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Erdal Cevher, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Alper Okyar, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Ayşe Erol, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Elif Akalın, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Selçuk Bilir, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Nihal Ömür Bulan, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Assoc. Prof. Musa Şahin, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Serap Öztop Kaptanoğlu, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Sabriye Perçin Özkorucuklu, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Şehnaz Bolkent, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Bedia Palabıyık, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Serhat Albayrak, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Tansel Ak, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Veysel Bozkurt, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Levent Şahin, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Dündar Murat Demiröz, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Sadık Ünay, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Muhittin Kaplan, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Haluk Zülfikar, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Yunus Kaya, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Bülent Arı, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Yaşar Onay, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Saadet Gülden Ayman, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Namık Sinan Turan, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Yücel Bulut, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Barbaros Gönençgil, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. İlyas Topsakal, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Mehmet Ölmez, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Ali Şükrü Çoruk, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Nedret Kılıçeri, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Ayhan Bıçak, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Emine Tevfika İkiz, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Nuriye Gülsün Umurtak, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Mürteza Bedir, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Ramazan Muslu, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Abuzer Kendigelen, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Bilgehan Çetiner, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Haydar Burak Gemalmaz, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Cüneyt Yüksel, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. İbrahim Kaya, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Abdullah Özkan, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Ali Murat Vural, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Melek İşinibilir Okyar, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Meriç Albay, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Kamil Ahmet Köse, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Halim Kazan, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Emrah Cengiz, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

Scholary publishing at Istanbul University has a deep-rooted past in parallel with the University’s history.

Istanbul University extends back to 1453 when the New Age began in the world history. On that date, the educational institution called Fatih Madrasa was founded and it paved the way to Darülfünûn (the institutions of higher education) which evolved into Istanbul University in 1933. Throughout centuries, education in a number of sciences and fields (such as medicine, mathematics, astronomy, cartography, geography, history, philosophy, religion, literature, philology, law, etc.) became available.

Books and journals published by Istanbul University date from 1900s. Publishing in a number of subjects from all disciplines across science, medicine, social sciences and humanities, Istanbul University has had an ever-expanding portfolio of over 9 thousand books including monographs, academic reference, textbooks, books for professionals and books for graduate students. Besides books, academic journals published since 1900s constitute another significant asset. Darülfünûn Faculty of Medicine Journal, Darülfünûn Faculty of Letters Journal and Darülfünûn Faculty of Science Journal are the oldest journals that Istanbul University started to publish in 1916. These journals have been continued to be published with the changes in their titles.

General Manager

Assist. Prof. Dr.  Metin Tunç

Manager – Information Systems and Web

Res. Asst. Dr. Bahadır Fatih Yıldırım

Chief – Operations

Esma Çavuşoğlu

Chief – Technical

Adem Durmaz

Assistants – Operations

Ecem Şahin

Selin Dizbay

Eda Kolukısa Doğru

Assistants – Technical

Batuhan Aydın

Ertuğrul Yaşar

Zeynep Altındağ

  • Contribution to dissemination of scientific knowledge
  • High quality content
  • Adherence to international publishing standards
  • Adherence to ethical standards
  • Open Access
  • Non-Commercial
  • No Publishing Fee
  • Peer reviewed publication

Istanbul University Press is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and pays regard to Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) on https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines-new/principles-transparency-and-best-practice-scholarly-publishing

Works submitted to Istanbul University Press journals and books must be original, unpublished, and not under the review of any other publication synchronously. Each work is reviewed by at least two reviewers under double-blind peer review process. Plagiarism detecting software is used to screen submitted works at all times.

Plagiarism, duplication, fraud authorship/denied authorship, research/data fabrication, salami slicing/salami publication, breaching of copyrights, prevailing conflict of interest are unnethical behaviors. Submitted works must be in accordance with the accepted ethical standards.

Conflict of Interest

Authors, editors and reviewers are required to disclose existing or potential conflicts of interest. Conflict of interest exists when a participant in the publication process (author, peer reviewer or editor) has a competing interest that could unduly influence (or be reasonably seen to do so) his or her responsibilities in the publication process (submission, peer review, editorial decisions, and communication between authors, reviewers and editors). The types of competing interests that should be declared include financial ties, academic commitments, personal relationships, political or religious believes, institutional affiliations. Authors are required to disclose any conflict of interest. Cases of a potential conflict of interest of the editors, authors, or reviewers are resolved within the scope of COPE guidelines.

Disclosure of Funding Sources

All financial support received to carry out research must be declared while submitting the work. The role of the funder in the research must also be declared.

Confidentiality

Works submitted to Istanbul University Press journals and books are regarded as authors’ private, confidential property. Editors and reviewers are required to treat works confidentially.

Istanbul University Press journals’ and books’ editors are responsible for the quality of content. They implement a fair double-blind peer review process of the submitted works and make final decision for publication.

All books and journals published by Istanbul University Press are subject to double blind peer-review process. Submitted works that pass preliminary control done by editorial office are scanned for plagiarism using iThenticate software. After plagiarism check, the selected works are sent to at least two reviewers for evaluation and publication decision is given by the editor upon modification done by the authors in accordance with the reviewers’ claims.

Reviewers’ judgments must be objective. Reviewers’ comments on the following aspects are expected while conducting the review.

  • Does the work contain new and significant information?
  • Is the problem significant and concisely stated?
  • Are the methods described comprehensively?
  • Are the interpretations and consclusions justified by the results?
  • Are the ideas and supporting points organized comprehensively?
  • Is the language acceptable and references are in line with the given format?

Reviewers must ensure that all the information related to submitted work is kept as confidential and must report to the editor if they are aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author’s side.


Istanbul University Press aims to contribute to the dissemination of ever growing scientific knowledge through publication of high quality scientific journals and books in accordance with the international publishing standards and ethics. Istanbul University Press follows an open access, non-commercial, scholarly publishing.