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.
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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.
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- Contribution to dissemination of scientific knowledge
- High quality content
- Adherence to international publishing standards
- Adherence to ethical standards
- Open Access
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- 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.
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.