darulfunun ilahiyat is the academic publication of Istanbul University, Faculty of Theology and is an open access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal published biannually in June and December. It was founded in 1925.

darulfunun ilahiyat publishes studies dealing with the different aspects of religion in independent and interdisciplinary fields and theoretical and applied sciences.

In this scope, darulfunun ilahiyat covers religion, alongside the faith and behavior of its practitioners, as a system of belief and society with papers that are able to perform the following: (i) Address human and social sciences; (ii) Develop original theoretical and conceptual advances; (iii) Examine different and new research methods; (iv) Present comparative studies using case studies.

(I) Address human and social sciences;
(II) Develop original theoretical and conceptual advances;
(III) Examine different and new research methods;
(IV) Present comparative studies using different example cases.
Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Necmettin Kızılkaya, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Co-Editor-in-Chief
Assoc. Prof. Mahmut Salihoğlu, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Assoc. Prof. Sultan Şimşek, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Managing Editor
Assoc. Prof. Ahmet Temel, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Editorial Management Board Member
Assoc. Prof. Adem Arıkan, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Assoc. Prof. Fatih Varol, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Assist. Prof. Sümeyye Parıldar, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Assist. Prof. Nilüfer Kalkan Yorulmaz, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Lecturer Dr. Süleyman Yıldız, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Lecturer Dr. Yakoob Ahmed, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Section Editor
Assoc. Prof. Ali Öztürk, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Lecturer Dr. Süleyman Yıldız, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. Muhammed Yuşa Yaşar, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. Nurgül Bulut, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. Saliha Uysal, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. Hilal Livaoğlu Menküç, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Language Editor
Alan James Newson, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Elizabeth Mary Earl, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Editorial Relations Manager
Assoc. Prof. Adem Arıkan, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Statistics Editor
Assoc. Prof. Fatih Varol, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Book Review Editor
Assist. Prof. Merve Özaykal, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Methodology Editor
Assist. Prof. Sümeyye Parıldar, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Publicity Manager
Res. Assist. Fatma Nur Şener, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Editorial Assistant
Res. Assist. Neslihan Mervenur Vural, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Res. Assist. Feyza Güler, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Technical Specialist
Res. Assist. Şaban Kütük, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Res. Assist. Amine Çelik, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Res. Assist. Menekşe Filiz Yıldırım, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Editorial Board Member
Prof. Abdul Rahim Abu Husayn, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Assoc. Prof. Abdulhameed Majeed Ismael Al Sheesh, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
Assist. Prof. Abdurrahman Atçıl, Sabancı Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. Adem Aygün, Islamiche Glaubensgemeinshaft, Österreich, Austria
Prof. Adnan Demircan, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Assoc. Prof. Ahmed Al Shamsy, University of Chicago, Chicago, United-States
Assoc. Prof. Ahmet Alibasic, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia-And-Herzegovina
Assoc. Prof. Hayrettin Yücesoy, University of Washington, Washington, United-States
Prof. İsmail Latif Hacınebioğlu, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Jonathan Brown, Georgetown University, Washington, United-States
Prof. Mabid Ali Mohamed Al Jarhi, Ankara Sosyal Bilimler Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey
Prof. Mehmet Hakkı Suçin, Gazi Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey
Prof. Merdan Güneş, University of Osnabrueck, Osnabruck, Germany
Prof. Mesut Idriz, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United-Arab-Emirates
Prof. Mürteza Bedir, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Mustafa Tekin, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Assist. Prof. Rahile Kızılkaya Yılmaz, Marmara Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Ramazan Yıldırım, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Saim Kayadibi, Karabük Üniversitesi, Karabuk, Turkey
Prof. Şinasi Gündüz, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Toseef Azid, University of Qassim, Buraydah, Saudi-Arabia
Prof. Yaşar Düzenli, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

darulfunun ilahiyat aims to publish articles dealing with different aspects of religion in independent and interdisciplinary fields and theoretical and applied sciences.

darulfunun ilahiyat focuses on religion, faith and behaviors of its practitioners and religion as system of belief and society. The journal expects the articles to (i) Address human and social sciences; (ii) Develop original theoretical and conceptual advances; (iii) Examine different and new research methods; (iv) Present comparative studies using case studies.

Within this range, the issues listed below are given particular priority:

Islamic culture and civilization

> The interpretation and education of religious and Islamic sciences in the contemporary world

> The formation and transfer of religious identity

> Public life in various faith groups, and religion in a multicultural environment

> Interactions between the individual, religion, and society

In addition to qualified, original, theoretical, and applied research, darulfunun ilahiyat also publishes book reviews, research notes, meeting abstracts and translatory-commentarial papers from classical languages.

TUBITAK ULAKBIM Social and Human Sciences Database

Index Islamicus

SOBIAD Social Sciences Citation Index

EBSCO Academic Search Complete

ERIH PLUS

SCOPUS

The journal 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

The subjects covered in the manuscripts submitted to the Journal for publication must be in accordance with the aim and scope of the Journal. Only those manuscripts approved by every individual author and that were not published before in or sent to another journal, are accepted for evaluation.

Changing the name of an author (omission, addition or order) in papers submitted to the Journal requires written permission of all declared authors.

Plagiarism, duplication, fraud authorship/denied authorship, research/data fabrication, salami slicing/salami publication, breaching of copyrights, prevailing conflict of interest are unethical behaviors. All manuscripts not in accordance with the accepted ethical standards will be removed from the publication. This also contains any possible malpractice discovered after the publication.

Plagiarism
Submitted manuscripts that pass preliminary control are scanned for plagiarism using iThenticate software. If plagiarism/self-plagiarism will be found authors will be informed. Editors may resubmit manuscript for similarity check at any peer-review or production stage if required. High similarity scores may lead to rejection of a manuscript before and even after acceptance. Depending on the type of article and the percentage of similarity score taken from each article, the overall similarity score is generally expected to be less than 15 or 20%.

Double Blind Peer-Review
After plagiarism check, the eligible ones are evaluated by the editors-in-chief for their originality, methodology, the importance of the subject covered and compliance with the journal scope. The editor provides a fair double-blind peer review of the submitted articles and hands over the papers matching the formal rules to at least two national/international referees for evaluation and gives green light for publication upon modification by the authors in accordance with the referees’ claims.

The journal is an open access journal and all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Except for commercial purposes, users are allowed to read, download, copy, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

The open access articles in the journal are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.

All expenses of the journal are covered by the Istanbul University. Processing and publication are free of charge with the journal. There is no article processing charges or submission fees for any submitted or accepted articles.

Authors publishing with the journal retain the copyright to their work licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ ) and grant the Publisher non-exclusive commercial right to publish the work. CC BY-NC 4.0 license permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


darulfunun ilahiyat 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

All parties involved in the publishing process (Editors, Reviewers, Authors and Publishers) are expected to agree on the following ethical principles.

All submissions must be original, unpublished (including as full text in conference proceedings), and not under the review of any other publication synchronously. Each manuscript is reviewed by one of the editors and at least two referees under double-blind peer review process. Plagiarism, duplication, fraud authorship/denied authorship, research/data fabrication, salami slicing/salami publication, breaching of copyrights, prevailing conflict of interest are unnethical behaviors.

All manuscripts not in accordance with the accepted ethical standards will be removed from the publication. This also contains any possible malpractice discovered after the publication. In accordance with the code of conduct we will report any cases of suspected plagiarism or duplicate publishing.

The journal adheres to the highest standards in research ethics and follows the principles of international research ethics as defined below. The authors are responsible for the compliance of the manuscripts with the ethical rules.

-    Principles of integrity, quality and transparency should be sustained in designing the research, reviewing the design and conducting the research.

-    The research team and participants should be fully informed about the aim, methods, possible uses and requirements of the research and risks of participation in research.

-   The confidentiality of the information provided by the research participants and the confidentiality of the respondents should be ensured. The research should be designed to protect the autonomy and dignity of the participants.

-    Research participants should participate in the research voluntarily, not under any coercion.

-    Any possible harm to participants must be avoided. The research should be planned in such a way that the participants are not at risk.

-    The independence of research must be clear; and any conflict of interest or must be disclosed.

-    In experimental studies with human subjects, written informed consent of the participants who decide to participate in the research must be obtained. In the case of children and those under wardship or with confirmed insanity, legal custodian’s assent must be obtained.

-    If the study is to be carried out in any institution or organization, approval must be obtained from this institution or organization.

-    In studies with human subject, it must be noted in the method’s section of the manuscript that the informed consent of the participants and ethics committee approval from the institution where the study has been conducted have been obtained.

It is authors’ responsibility to ensure that the article is in accordance with scientific and ethical standards and rules. And authors must ensure that submitted work is original. They must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere or is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere, in any language. Applicable copyright laws and conventions must be followed. Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) must be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement. Any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources must be appropriately credited and referenced.

All the authors of a submitted manuscript must have direct scientific and academic contribution to the manuscript. The author(s) of the original research articles is defined as a person who is significantly involved in “conceptualization and design of the study”, “collecting the data”, “analyzing the data”, “writing the manuscript”, “reviewing the manuscript with a critical perspective” and “planning/conducting the study of the manuscript and/or revising it”. Fund raising, data collection or supervision of the research group are not sufficient roles to be accepted as an author. The author(s) must meet all these criteria described above. The order of names in the author list of an article must be a co-decision and it must be indicated in the Copyright Transfer Form. The individuals who do not meet the authorship criteria but contributed to the study must take place in the acknowledgement section. Individuals providing technical support, assisting writing, providing a general support, providing material or financial support are examples to be indicated in acknowledgement section.

All authors must disclose all issues concerning financial relationship, conflict of interest, and competing interest that may potentially influence the results of the research or scientific judgment.

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published paper, it is the author’s obligation to promptly cooperate with the Editor to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.

Editor-in-Chief evaluates manuscripts for their scientific content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors. He/She provides a fair double-blind peer review of the submitted articles for publication and ensures that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential before publishing.

Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication. He/She must publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.

Editor-in-Chief does not allow any conflicts of interest between the authors, editors and reviewers. Only he has the full authority to assign a reviewer and is responsible for final decision for publication of the manuscripts in the Journal.

Reviewers must have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Their judgments must be objective.

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

A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the topic of a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

The editor informs the reviewers that the manuscripts are confidential information and that this is a privileged interaction. The reviewers and editorial board cannot discuss the manuscripts with other persons. The anonymity of the referees must be ensured. In particular situations, the editor may share the review of one reviewer with other reviewers to clarify a particular point.

Only those manuscripts approved by its every individual author and that were not published before in or sent to another journal, are accepted for evaluation.

Submitted manuscripts that pass preliminary control are scanned for plagiarism using iThenticate software. After plagiarism check, the eligible ones are evaluated by editor-in-chief for their originality, methodology, the importance of the subject covered and compliance with the journal scope. 

The selected manuscripts are sent to at least two national/international referees for evaluation and publication decision is given by editor-in-chief  upon modification by the authors in accordance with the referees’ claims.

Editor-in-Chief evaluates manuscripts for their scientific content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors. He/She provides a fair double-blind peer review of the submitted articles for publication and ensures that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential before publishing.

Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication. He/She must publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.

Editor-in-Chief does not allow any conflicts of interest between the authors, editors and reviewers. Only he has the full authority to assign a reviewer and is responsible for final decision for publication of the manuscripts in the Journal.

Reviewers must have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Their judgments must be objective.

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

A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the topic of a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

The editor informs the reviewers that the manuscripts are confidential information and that this is a privileged interaction. The reviewers and editorial board cannot discuss the manuscripts with other persons. The anonymity of the referees must be ensured. In particular situations, the editor may share the review of one reviewer with other reviewers to clarify a particular point.

Editor-in-Chief evaluates manuscripts for their scientific content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors. He/She provides a fair double-blind peer review of the submitted articles for publication and ensures that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential before publishing.

Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication. He/She must publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.

Editor-in-Chief does not allow any conflicts of interest between the authors, editors and reviewers. Only he has the full authority to assign a reviewer and is responsible for final decision for publication of the manuscripts in the Journal.

Reviewers must have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Their judgments must be objective.

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

A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the topic of a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

The editor informs the reviewers that the manuscripts are confidential information and that this is a privileged interaction. The reviewers and editorial board cannot discuss the manuscripts with other persons. The anonymity of the referees must be ensured. In particular situations, the editor may share the review of one reviewer with other reviewers to clarify a particular point.

Only those manuscripts approved by its every individual author and that were not published before in or sent to another journal, are accepted for evaluation.

Submitted manuscripts that pass preliminary control are scanned for plagiarism using iThenticate software. After plagiarism check, the eligible ones are evaluated by Editor-in-Chief for their originality, methodology, the importance of the subject covered and compliance with the journal scope. Editor-in-Chief evaluates manuscripts for their scientific content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors and ensures a fair double-blind peer review of the selected manuscripts.

The selected manuscripts are sent to at least two national/international referees for evaluation and publication decision is given by Editor-in-Chief upon modification by the authors in accordance with the referees’ claims.

Editor-in-Chief does not allow any conflicts of interest between the authors, editors and reviewers and is responsible for final decision for publication of the manuscripts in the Journal.

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

- Does the manuscript contain new and significant information?

- Does the abstract clearly and accurately describe the content of the manuscript?

- Is the problem significant and concisely stated?

- Are the methods described comprehensively?

- Are the interpretations and consclusions justified by the results?

- Is adequate references made to other Works in the field?

- Is the language acceptable?

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

A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the topic of a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

The editor informs the reviewers that the manuscripts are confidential information and that this is a privileged interaction. The reviewers and editorial board cannot discuss the manuscripts with other persons. The anonymity of the referees is important.

Language

The language of the journal is Turkish, English and Arabic.

Notes for Contributors

1.    What does darulfunun ilahiyat Publish?

1.1.    Aim and Scope

Before you send your application to darulfunun ilahiyat, please look through the journal’s “Aim and Scope” page. Studies that fall outside the scope of the journal will unfortunately not be accepted for the review process.

1.2.    Types of Submission

Studies submitted for publication are first examined by the Journal Manager and Chief Editor in regard to the suitability of their goals, subject, content, presentation style and compliance to the journal’s writing rules. Your work should be between 5000-8000 words, excluding references. The editorial evaluation criteria to be applied to all article types submitted to the journal are listed below:

(1) High academic quality

​(2) Clear expression of theoretical bases

(3) Specialist conceptual and or methodological academic contribution

(4) Theoretical and or method innovation

(5) Careful use of modern methods

1.2.1.    Original Article

darulfunun ilahiyat aims to publish work that reveals fundamental problems in the field of religion and offers solutions to them. Particular attention is paid to:

(a) Expression of the theoretical framework on which the research is based

(b) Statement of the theoretical and practical contribution that the research makes

(c) Contribution to the current knowledge in the religious sciences

(d) Presentation of original theses in a coherent manner

(e) Presentation of groundwork to approach and methodology

1.2.2.    Research Article

Studies to be sent to the darulfunun ilahiyat should:

(a)    be prepared using a quantitative, qualitative, single-subject or mixed research design

(b)    offer a literature analysis, meta-analysis or meta-synthesis that extensively reviews recent literature in the field

(c)    present a model that can be practically applied

1.1.1.    Book Reviews

Book reviews submitted to the journal should not exceed 1500 words. Like articles, book reviews are published with an DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number, which is sent to the indexes where the journal is included. You can find detailed information on book reviews from these documents: (i) di_notes-for-book-review.DOCX; (ii) di_book-review-proposal-form.DOCX; (iii) di_book-review-form.DOCX.

2.    Editorial Policy

2.1.   Blind Review

Double-blind review is applied at the darulfunun ilahiyat. The referee does not know the identity of the author of the work nor does the author know the identity of judge who does the evaluation.

2.2.    Evaluation Process

An editorial preliminary evaluation of a work is completed within 30 days of its submission. Articles that have passed the preliminary evaluation process are sent to two referees that are expert in the specific field of the study. If the views of the referees on the work are at odds, then a third referee will be consulted. The referee evaluation process takes about 3-4 months, considering the current rate of submissions. This period may be extended due to the workload of the referees in the area concerned.

Authors must take into account the criticisms, proposals and corrections of the referees, and Field Editor and Head Editor. Authors should explain if they disagree with the criticisms and proposals.

2.3.    Authorship

All persons who have contributed to the work must be specified as authors of the text. The publishing policy of the darulfunun ilahiyat ensures that matters such as the identity of the primary author of the work and the priority of the authors are recognized as specified in the submission regardless of the titles and statutes the authors have. In the studies produced solely from masters or doctoral theses, the writer of the thesis is designated as the primary author.

2.4.    Note of Thanks

If there are individuals or institutions that have contributed to the study in ways other than co-writing the article (e.g, in the form of technical support, data collection, or financial support), these contributors should be identified in the last section of the article.

2.5.    Funding Support

Each author of the journal is expected to point out the support they have received for the study. It is possible to get a customary example of a fund support statement here. If no support for the study was received, it may be stated that: No support has been received from any public or private sector or nongovernmental organization for this study.

2.6.    Statement of Conflict of Interest

The writers are expected to declare all conflicts of interest related to their work.

3.    Publication Policies

3.1.    Publications Ethics

Istanbul University adopts a publishing policy based on academic integrity and ethics. Please look: "Committee on Publication Ethics" (International Standards for Authors) and Faculty of Theology Istanbul University's [02-003-etik-beyanname.pdf].

Publications made in darulfunun ilahiyat are in accordance with this declaration of COPE.​

3.2.    Plagiarism

Istanbul University and the darulfunun ilahiyat give importance to intellectual and artistic property rights, copyright, plagiarism and best practice in the publishing field. Plagiarism allegations or abuses are constantly being investigated in order to protect the rights of authors and integrity of the journal. Applicants who submit papers to the journal are examined by the plagiarism prevention program. We reserve the right to actively initiate procedures on this subject if, as a result of these investigations, we find a problem with a submission in relation to plagiarism, unauthorized third party use of copyright, inadequate notification or authorship of the article. If these any of these problems are identified in a published article, we may start to (i) publish eratum or corrigendum; (ii) withdraw the article from publication; (iii) initiate various legal proceedings in the form of notifying the relevant authors' institutions.

3.3.    Access Policy and Copyright

darulfunun ilahiyat is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International License. For this reason, publication is done in accord with open access. Nevertheless, Istanbul University makes a license agreement with the entrusted author of the work in order to publish the work in full on various platforms (web page, databases, indexes, promotion circles etc.). You can visit the following page for further details. The order of names in the author list of an article must be a co-decision and it must be indicated in the Copyright Agreement Form.

4.    Writing Rules

4.1.    General Format Properties

The manuscripts of the first-time contributors must be accompanied by the author’s academic Curriculum Vitae.

The journal uses Chicago Manual of Style 17 (Notes and Bibliography). For further details see this link.

Illustrations, pictures and graphs should be supplied in either “jpg” or “tiff” format. The artworks should be referred to in the text, in numerical order and with a title.

All the works cited throughout the article should be listed at the end of the manuscript, under the title of “bibliography” and in the format as exemplified in the following entries.

4.2.    Basic Submission Documents

Submit your article with a word processor program, preferably Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx, etc.).

darulfunun ilahiyat expects the applicants to prepare their submissions as a single document (with a title page, essay, main text, pictures, tables, bibliography, attachments, etc.).

Make sure that each of the sections in your document, especially tables and pictures, are large enough to be eligible. Certain file formats (e.g., .jpg and .gif) do not produce a high resolution. For this reason, use a .tif format when recording images.

Give the document a simple name. Do not use special characters, punctuation marks, or symbols in file name; and be careful not to leave spaces in the file name.

Please send additional documents (e.g., scale form, original data set, etc.) that you think will be useful to the editors or referees during the review process.

4.2.1.    Main Text

Please look at the [04_main_document.pdf] for an example of how the main text will look. Important Note: The main document you upload should not contain author names or information; if the work is produced from a presentation, report or thesis, such names and information should not be present. Be sure to remove this information from the submitted documentation before uploading. Such information should be included on the Title Page.

4.2.2.    Title Page

Please review the [03_title_page.pdf] file for a sample of how the Title Page will look. All authors should include the following information on the Title Page:

(i) full names

(ii) institutional information

(iii) addresses

(iv) e-mail addresses

4.3.    Citations and References

darulfunun ilahiyat complies with CMOS 17 (The Chicago Manuel of Style) style 17th Edition for referencing and quoting. For more information: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

4.4.    Submissions in a Foreign Language

darulfunun ilahiyat accepts submissions in Turkish, English, German and Arabic. Submissions received in these languages are evaluated in terms of language proficiency before the referees evaluate them. Those submissions that are judge to be incomprehensible by a referee that is a native language speaker will not be accepted into the referee review process and will be sent to the author for correction.

5.    ORCID

Istanbul University gives importance to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair editorial and referee review process. With the scope of this aim, Istanbul University supports the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) platform. To differentiate researchers from each other ORCID matches researchers with their previous work by assigning a digital ID number. In the articles published by the darulfunun ilahiyat the authors are listed with ORCID numbers. Our expectation from writers is that they provide ORCID information during their application. If you currently have no ORCID number, you can obtain it here [http://orcid.org/register].

6.    Sending Us the Work

Follow the directions below to send the work to the darulfunun ilahiyat https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/darulfunun. If you encounter any problem in submission please contact ilahiyat.editor@istanbul.edu.tr

Note:​ darulfunun ilahiyat does not request any submission fee.

7.    The Publication Process

7.1.    Post-Acceptance

The acceptance of the work for publication is reported to the entrusted author. The work that the entrusted author has organized according to the relevant reports is reviewed by the Chief Editor or Field Editor. The approved work then undergoes a proofreading and redaction process.

7.1.1.    Extended Summary

darulfunun ilahiyat attaches great importance to the dissemination and influence of the articles it publishes with the international public. To this end, works written in Turkish are published together with an extended abstract in English. The authors of the work accepted for publication are request therefore requested to prepare an extended abstract for the article. The extended abstract should be 1000-1500 words and reflect the main claims in the various parts of the article (i.e., Introduction, Methodology, Results, Conclusion, etc.).

7.2.    OnlineFirst

OnlineFirst is the platform where Istanbul University publishes ready-to-print articles online before they go to press. An article on OnlineFirst is published with a DOI (Digital Object Identifiers) number, as Volume and page numbers are still unassigned.

The article is removed from the OnlineFirst page when it is published, and is included in the published edition in the website.

A study accepting for publication is published as OnlineFirst within approximately 30 days.

8.    Contact Information

Please contact the address of e-mail ilahiyat.editor@istanbul.edu.tr for your questions regarding darulfunun ilahiyat.

Manuscript Submission

  • Dergipark manuscript submission site of the journal is: https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/darulfunun
  • While uploading Main Document, make sure that the main document has no information that clarify the author’s identity. Due to double blind peer review, Main Document must not include Title Page, the name of author or any other detail that can disclose the author identity. 
  • Additionaly, Supplemental File for Review must not include any detail that can disclose author identity as well.

Files to be uploaded separately

  • Copyright Agreement Form
  • Permissions obtained for previously published material if used in the present manuscript
  • Title page
  • Main Manuscript Document
    • The title of the manuscript both in the language of the article and in English
    • Abstracts (150-200 words) both in the language of the article and in English
    • Keywords: 5-8 words both in Turkish and in English
    • Extended Abstract (1000-1500 words) in English (only for articles which are not in English)
    • Main article sections
    • Grant Support (if exists)
    • Conflict of Interest (if exists)
    • Acknowledgement (if exists)
    • References
    • All tables, illustrations (figures) (including title, description, footnotes)

Early View

Although references to review articles can be an efficient way to guide readers to a body of literature, review articles do not always reflect original work accurately. Readers should therefore be provided with direct references to original research sources whenever possible. On the other hand, extensive lists of references to original work on a topic can use excessive space on the printed page. Small numbers of references to key original papers often serve as well as more exhaustive lists, particularly since references can now be added to the electronic version of published papers, and since electronic literature searching allows readers to retrieve published literature efficiently. Papers accepted but not yet included in the issue are published online in the Early View section and they should be cited as “advance online publication”. Citing a “personal communication” should be avoided unless it provides essential information not available from a public source, in which case the name of the person and date of communication should be cited in parentheses in the text. For scientific articles, written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of a personal communication must be obtained.

Reference Style and Format

darulfunun ilahiyat complies with CMOS 17 (The Chicago Manuel of Style) style 17th Edition for referencing and quoting. For more information: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

Ensure that the following items are present:

●    Cover letter to the editor

ü    The category of the manuscript

ü    Confirming that “the paper is not under consideration for publication in another journal”.

ü    Including disclosure of any commercial or financial involvement.

ü    Confirming that the statistical design of the research article is reviewed.

ü    Confirming that last control for fluent English was done.

ü    Confirming that journal policies detailed in Information for Authors have been reviewed.

ü    Confirming that the references cited in the text and listed in the references section are in line with CMOS 17.

●    Copyright Agreement Form

●    Permission of previously published copyrighted material if used in the present manuscript

●    Title page

ü    The category of the manuscript

ü    The title of the manuscript

ü    All authors’ names and affiliations (institution, faculty/department, city, country), e-mail addresses

ü    Corresponding author’s email address, full postal address, telephone and fax number

ü    ORCIDs of all authors.

●    Main Manuscript Document

ü    The title of the manuscript

ü    Abstract (150-200 words)

ü    Key words: 5 to 8 words

ü    Main article sections

ü    Grant support (if exists)

ü    Conflict of interest (if exists)

ü    Acknowledgement (if exists)

ü    References

ü    All tables, illustrations (figures) (including title, description, footnotes)

Before Submission

Before proceeding, please review the Guidelines for Authors for specific directions for preparing your manuscript.

If your manuscript and figures are ready to submit according to the manuscript formatting guidelines and requirements below, please proceed directly to the online submission system.

Preparing your Manuscript prior to Online Submission

Prepare your manuscript using a word processing program. The journal prefers all manuscripts submitted online to be Microsoft Word files (i.e., .doc, .docx). During the online submission process these will be converted automatically to .pdf files (for peer review).

We prefer that authors upload “a single file” containing the complete manuscript (i.e., title page, abstract, text, figures, and tables), as this makes the reviewing process easier for editors and referees. This applies to the original version of the manuscript and any revised versions.

Peer review is anonymous and we therefore ask you to submit an anonymous text file without the author details. Please refrain from any self-citations such as “authors’ own” etc. in text, footnotes, references and bibliography.

When inserting figures into your text documents, please make sure any embedded text is large enough to read. Many figures contain miniscule characters such as numbers on a chart or graph. If these characters are not easily readable in your text document, they will most likely be illegible in the .pdf created by the system. Certain image formats such as .jpg and .gif do not have high resolutions, so you may elect to save your figures and insert them as .tif instead.

Please use short, simple filenames when saving all your documents, and avoid special characters, punctuation marks, and symbols. Also avoid spaces in your filenames.

During the online manuscript submission process you can also upload any other files you might want the Editors/reviewers to have access to, including in-press and submitted papers, or supplementary data (such as questionnaire templates, original data etc.).

Your manuscript must be written in clear, comprehensible English. If you have concerns about the level of English in your submission, please ensure that it is proofread before submission by a native English speaker or a scientific editing service prior to submission.

General

You will need a User ID and Password in order to access the online submission site. If you are unsure about whether or not you have an account, or have forgotten your password, enter your e-mail address into the “Password Help” section. If you do not have an account, you can create one by clicking on the “Create Account” link at the top of the log in screen and following the on-screen instructions. If you have problems with your account please do not create another account. Please contact to darulfunun ilahiyat'editor-in-chief.

Please note that papers submitted via ScholarOne Manuscripts must be submitted through the account of the corresponding author listed on the paper, not through the account of one of the other authors or the account of a third party who is not on the author list.

All correspondence relating to a submission (i.e., acknowledgement of receipt, communication of decisions etc.) will be sent via e-mail to the corresponding author.

The Online Submission Process

Before You Start

Submissions of Original Articles, Review Articles, Book Reviews, and Letter to the Editor must be made using our online service, and will not be considered if sent by post or e-mail.

Before starting the online submission process please make sure you have the followings available:

  • A file with your complete manuscript (i.e., title page, abstract, text, figures, and tables) in one of the formats detailed above;
  • If the images are not embedded in your text file (preferred), the image files; darulfunun ilahiyat expects that as a rule, figures in research papers will be original figures generated by the authors. However, in cases where figures are commissioned, obtained or bought externally by the authors, or where figures have been previously published elsewhere, the corresponding author is responsible for pointing this out to the Editors at time of submission.
  • The files for any other supplementary material to be submitted with your manuscript;
  • The text of your abstract (can be copied and pasted into the system from your word processor file);

Where appropriate, the names and e-mail addresses of all contributing authors. When entering contact and manuscript information (see Submitting your files below), please make sure that everything is input correctly. Errors in contact information, in particular in your e-mail address create severe problems in the handling of your submission.

darulfunun ilahiyat does not require all authors of a paper to sign the letter of submission, nor does it impose an order on the list of authors. Submission to darulfunun ilahiyat is taken to mean that all the listed authors have agreed all the content. The corresponding (submitting) author is responsible for having ensured that this agreement has been reached.

Submitting Your Manuscript

1. When you are ready to submit your files, please proceed to darulfunun ilahiyat’s online submission system.

2. If you know your login details (i.e., you have submitted or reviewed a manuscript in this journal before), use your User ID and Password to log on (Your user ID will usually be your email address.). Once you have logged in to the online submission system, you will be asked to fill in your details on the submission form and submit all files relating to your manuscript.

If you are unsure about whether or not you have an account, or have forgotten your password, enter your e-mail address into the “Password Help” section. If you do not have an account, you can create one by clicking on the “Create Account” link at the top of the log in screen and following the on-screen instructions.

If you have trouble finding your manuscripts or have other problems with your account, do not create another account. Please contact to ilahiyat.editor@istanbul.edu.tr

3. Once you have logged in, click on the “Author Center” button (as an author, you will use the “Author Center” to start the manuscript submission process as well as to track the status of your submitted manuscripts. You can also open recent communications regarding your submission here).

4. On the left-hand side of the “Author Center Dashboard” you will see links to all of your manuscripts and their current status. The number indicates the number of manuscripts that fall into each status category. Clicking on the name of any of these status categories will refresh the page to show the detailed list for that category at the bottom of the screen. On the right-hand side of the “Author Centre Dashboard” is the “Author Resources” area. This section allows you to begin the submission process for a new manuscript as well as view the 10 most recent emails sent to you from the ScholarOne Manuscripts site.

5. Click on the “Click here to submit a new manuscript” link in the “Author Resources” area. Clicking on this link will take you to step 1 of the “seven-step process” of submitting a manuscript. The progress bar on the left-hand side of the screen will help you navigate the process.

6. At any stage you can stop the submission process – everything you have typed in to the system will be saved. To continue a submission, click on the “Continue Submission” icon.

7. When submitting your manuscript you may have the opportunity to suggest recommended and/or opposed reviewers. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript.

  • Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:
  • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
  • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
  • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

Please note that the Editors are not obligated to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

8. The penultimate step in the submission process is to upload your manuscript files.

  • Step 1. Select individual files using the “Browse” buttons and choose the appropriate “File designation.”
  • Step 2. Upload your files by clicking on the “Upload files” button. This converts your files to PDFs and may take some time. Repeat these steps if you have more than 3 files.
  • Step 3. Once you have uploaded all files, indicate the order in which they should appear in your paper.
  • Step 4. Inspect the PDF by clicking on a PDF button and if acceptable click “Next.” If the files have not been uploaded to your satisfaction you can delete the files you do not want, and repeat the upload/ordering process.

9. The final step in the manuscript submission process is to review all of the information you have entered to this point, and view the PDF proof of the manuscript. When you have submitted all your files, these will be converted into PDF format and you will be asked to approve the file conversion. Please note that the submission process is not complete and darulfunun ilahiyat Editors will not receive your files until you have approved the file conversion. When checking the converted files, you should reassure yourself that the conversion is of sufficient quality for editors and reviewers to reach an informed judgement. Please pay particular attention to any special characters and equations to ensure that these have converted properly.

“My Manuscript Information” lists each step with its filled-in values. If a step is complete, there will be a green tick next to the step. If it is incomplete, there will be a red cross along with a message indicating exactly what is incomplete. Once you have completed the submission process to your satisfaction click on the “Submit” button. It is not until this button is clicked that the manuscript and all of the associated information (i.e., contributing authors, institutions, etc.) are linked together and the manuscript is given a manuscript number.

Once you have uploaded all your files, indicate the order in which they should appear in your paper. This will determine the order in which they appear in the consolidated PDF used for peer review.

10. If your manuscript has been successfully submitted to the Journal you will see a confirmation screen showing your manuscript ID, please make a note of your manuscript ID and use it in all correspondence. You will also receive an e-mail acknowledgement. At any time afterwards you can use the system to check the status of your manuscript.

If you do not receive both of these, your manuscript will not have been successfully submitted to the journal and it cannot be progressed through to peer review. If this is the case your manuscript will still be sitting in the “Unsubmitted Manuscripts” section of your “Author Center” awaiting your attention.

11. Once the manuscript submission is complete, you can follow its progress through the peer review process in the “Submitted Manuscripts” section of your “Author Center.”

Revising Your Manuscript

1. As with all other decisions, you will be notified of a revision decision by e-mail. Please address the Editor’s and reviewers’ comments in your revised paper, as well as any comments sent to you by ilahiyat.editor@istanbul.edu.tr

2. Log in to the Manuscript Central web site as before and, in the “Author Center,” click on the “create a revision” link in the “Manuscripts with Decisions” list (or click on the “Click here to submit a revision” link). This will create a new manuscript record with the same manuscript ID and a “.R1” appended at the end. If a revision is started, the “create a revision” link will no longer appear in the “Manuscripts with Decisions” list, and the list will display the fact that a revision exists and the revision’s Manuscript ID. The option will reappear if you delete the revision before it is actually submitted. The draft of the revised manuscript is located in the “Revised Manuscripts in Draft” list. Once you click the “create a revision link,” you will receive a confirmation asking you if you are sure you want to create a new revised manuscript. If you click “Cancel,” the action will be aborted. If you click “OK,” you will be taken to the first step in the revision submission process, the “View & Respond to Comments” step.

3. Please enter your detailed response to the decision letter in the box provided. You may cut and paste your responses into the text areas at the bottom of the screen or upload a separate file with manuscript type of “response to reviewer.” Please ensure these responses are anonymous.

4. Proceed through the remaining submission screens (altering any necessary information along the way, such as manuscript type). When you reach the “File Upload” step revised manuscripts are automatically populated with the files you uploaded with the last version.

Please check very carefully and delete and replace any files that have changed in the revision. If you are in any doubt it is best to delete all the files and upload the new ones.

5. Once you have completed the submission process to your satisfaction click on the “Submit” button. If your revised manuscript is successfully submitted you will receive a confirmatory e-mail.

Support

If you experience problems with your submission or have any questions, please consult the Online User Guide or contact to ilahiyat.editor@istanbul.edu.tr




INFORMATION


E-ISSN2651-5083
PeriodBiannually

METRICS


15
47
540
540

CONTACT


İstanbul Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi, İskenderpaşa Mah. Kavalalı Sok., 34080, Fatih-İstanbul / Editor: Prof. Dr. Necmettin Kızılkaya, nkizilkaya@istanbul.edu.tr

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