Journal of Data Applications is open access, internationally refereed, scientific journal published electronically twice a year (in April and October) within the body of Istanbul University Faculty of Economics Management Information Systems. The journal follows the double-blind peer-review process. The publication language of the journal is English. No processing fee or publication fee is requested for the articles sent to the journal.
Editor-in-Chief
Assist. Prof. Zeki Özen, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye

Co-Editor-in-Chief
Assist. Prof. Elif Kartal, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye

Editorial Assistant
Res. Assist. İdris Alkış, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye

Editorial Management Board Member
Assoc. Prof. Gökhan Övenç, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Assoc. Prof. Emre Akadal, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Assist. Prof. Elif Kartal, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye

Editorial Board Member
Prof. Çiğdem Arıcıgil Çilan, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Prof. Gökhan Silahtaroğlu, İstanbul Medipol Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Prof. Hasan Vergil, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Prof. Mehmet Erdal Balaban, Sabancı Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Prof. Mehmet Hakan Satman, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Prof. Mehmet Türegün, Barry University, Florida, United-States
Prof. Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Miami, Florida, United-States
Prof. Murat Gök, Yalova Üniversitesi, Yalova, Turkiye
Prof. Selim Yazıcı, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Prof. Sushil Kumar Sharma, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Texas, United-States
Assoc. Prof. Beyaz Başak Eskişehirli, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Assoc. Prof. Maria Drakaki, International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Assoc. Prof. Odelia Schwartz, University of Miami, Florida, United-States
Assist. Prof. Gökçe Karahan Adalı, Haliç Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Assist. Prof. Saeed Tabar, Ball State University, Muncie, United-States
Assist. Prof. Shourjo Chakravorty, İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, İstanbul, Turkiye

In parallel with the developing and widespread use of information and communication technologies, the amount of data produced daily is increasing. The Journal of Data Applications aims to contribute to the development of applied data science studies, which aim to obtain meaningful information from data and reveal hidden patterns and patterns in data, thus contributing to the development of studies in this field.

Journal of Data Applications accepts computational and applied scientific studies such as original research, compilation, and report on the field of data collection, storage, transmission, preprocessing, analysis, visualization, and interpretation of data, especially statistics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and data mining applications. In this context, the Journal of Data Applications has no discipline and application restrictions.

Scope of the Journal of Data Applications collapses from all disciplines in various fields such as information retrieval and extraction, clustering, predicting and forecasting applications, decision support systems, recommendation systems, image, sound and pattern recognition, and processing, natural language processing, signal processing, computer vision, big data processing, time series analysis includes various application studies from all disciplines in areas such as sentiment analysis, social media analysis, fraud and anomaly detection.

The subjects covered in the manuscripts submitted to the Journal for publication must be in accordance with the aim and scope of the Journal. The Journal gives priority to original research papers submitted for publication.

Only those original 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 the editor-in-chief for their originality, methodology, the importance of the subject covered and compliance with the journal scope.

The Editor-In-Chief or section editor hand 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.

Changing the name of an author (omission, addition or order) in papers submitted to the Journal requires written permission of all declared authors. Refused manuscripts and graphics are not returned to the author.

Manuscripts that are found to be irregular due to reasons such as plagiarism, conflict of interest, and ethical violation after the date of publication are removed from journal database.

The opinions and comments in the published manuscripts belong to the author(s), not the views of the journal.

All legal, scientific and ethical responsibilities of the published manuscripts in the journal belong entirely to the author(s). Journal of Data Applications does not accept any liability in this regard.

Maximum one article by an author can be published in a year.

The publication principles of the journal can be updated in line with the decision of the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board.

Journal of Data Applications is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users. 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.

The articles in Journal of Data Applications are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0)(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/deed.en).

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 Journal of Data Applications retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license and grant the publisher non-exclusive right to publish the work.

Journal of Data Applications 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 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 unethical behaviors.

All manuscripts not in accordance with the accepted ethical standards will be removed from the publication. This contains any possible malpractice discovered after the publication.

Journal of Data Applications 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. 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 are not sufficient for being 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 Agreement 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-in-Chief to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.

All authors are responsible for making all changes requested by the referees. Manuscripts that do not fulfill the referee's correction requests will not be published. Manuscripts that do not fulfill the referee evaluations within the specified time will be rejected.

Editor-in-Chief evaluates manuscripts for their scientific content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, 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 editor hands over the papers matching the formal rules to at least two national/international referees for double-blind peer review evaluation and gives green light for publication 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.

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 conclusions justified by the results?

- Are references made to other works in the field adequate?

- Is the language acceptable?

Reviewers must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential and they 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 reviewing process.

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

The peer review process of the articles sent to the journal is determined as 3 months at the most.

The editor may appoint a new referee to the study when he/she deems it necessary.

Manuscript is to be submitted online via https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jda and it must be accompanied by a cover letter indicating that the manuscript is intended for publication, specifying the article category (i.e. research article, review etc.) and including information about the manuscript (see the Submission Checklist), title page, author form, and Copyright Agreement Form that has to be signed by all authors.

1. The manuscripts should be in A4 paper standards: having 2.5 cm margins from right, left, bottom and top, Times New Roman font style in 11 font size and line spacing of 1.5. Due to double blind peer review, the main manuscript document must not include any author information.

2. A title page including author information must be submitted together with the manuscript. The title page is to include fully descriptive title of the manuscript and, affiliation, title, e-mail address, postal address and phone number of the author(s) (see The Submission Checklist).

3. Submitted manuscripts must have an abstract between 180 and 200 words, before the introduction, summarizing the scope, the purpose, the results of the study and the methodology used. Underneath the abstracts, 3 to 5 keywords that inform the reader about the content of the study should be specified.

4. The manuscripts should contain mainly these components: title, abstract and keywords; body text with sections, footnotes and references.

5. Tables, graphs and figures can be given with a number and a defining title.

6. References should be prepared in accordance with American Psychological Association (APA) 7 reference system.

7. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work submitted to the Journal for publication.

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

Journal of Data Applications complies with APA (American Psychological Association) style 7th Edition for referencing and quoting.

- American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological

Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: APA.

http://www.apastyle.org

For more information please see https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples and https://apastyle.apa.org/instructional-aids/reference-examples.pdf

Accuracy of citation is the author’s responsibility. All references should be cited in text. Reference list must be in alphabetical order.

Ensure that the following items are present:

Cover letter to the editor

  • The category of the manuscript
  • Confirming that “the paper is not under consideration for publication in another journal”.
  • Including disclosure of any commercial or financial involvement.
  • Confirming that the statistical design of the research article is reviewed.
  • Confirming that last control for fluent English was done.
  • Confirming that journal policies detailed in Information for Authors have been reviewed.
  • Confirming that the references cited in the text and listed in the references section are in line with APA 7.

Copyright Agreement Form

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

Author Form

Title page

  • The category of the manuscript
  • The title of the manuscript
  • All authors’ names and affiliations (institution, faculty/department, city, country), e-mail addresses
  • Corresponding author’s email address, full postal address, telephone and fax number
  • ORCIDs of all authors.

●    Main Manuscript Document

  • The title of the manuscript
  • Abstract (180-200 words)
  • Key words: 3 to 5 words
  • Main article sections
  • Grant support (if exists)
  • Conflict of interest (if exists)
  • Acknowledgement (if exists)
  • References
  • All tables, illustrations (figures) (including title, description, footnotes)



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