Editors, assistant editors and referees are responsible from the evaluation of papers. As JMR, we are using double blind review process. During this process the identity of the author and the referee is always kept confidential. The evaluation process consists of three main stages; 1) Preliminary Consideration, 2) Peer (referee) Review and 3) Last Assessment. The procedures and processes to be performed at each stage are as follows:
1. Preliminary Consideration: The editor evaluates the paper from the author and decides whether it is worth sending to the reviewers. If the editor does not find it worth sending to the referees, he/she sends a letter to the author indicating that the work is not acceptable.If it is found worthy to send the paper to the referees, he/she will forward one copy of the work to the three referees to be designated.These procedures will be completed within 15 days after the paper received by the editor.
2. Peer (referee) Review: The referees evaluate the work, taking into consideration the criteria in the attached Evaluation Manual, they prepare their reports and send them to the editor (copies of the work remain with them).
3. Last Assessment: The editor, taking the reports from the referees into consideration, makes the final evaluation himself and sends both his and referees reports to the author within 15 days.When a correction is requested from the author as a result of the final evaluation, all stages of the evaluation process are applied to the manuscripts sent by the author.
The total duration of the evaluation process is 60 days.
Measurement of Preliminary Consideration Criteria (5-Point Likert)
1. None of the requirements are provided.
2. Few of the requirements are provided.
3. The Requirements are partially provided.
4. The requirements are mostly provided.
5. Requirements are fully provided.
Preliminary Consideration Criteria
1) The abstract of the study has been prepared in accordance with the formal rules of the journal.
2) The abstract covers the whole aspects of the study.
3) Turkish and English abstracts of the study are matching with each other.
4) Abstract doesn’t contain unnecessary information.
5) The keywords given in the abstract are sufficient and consistent.
6) The title of the study is compatible with the content of the study.
7) The research question and the purpose of the study are clearly stated.
8) The study has a coherent conceptional framework.
9) Epistemological and ontological stances of the study have been clearly stated.
10) Recent studies are included and cited in the literature review section.
11) Fundamental studies are included and cited in the literature review section.
12) The measurement tools used in the study are compatible with the research’s proposals.
13) The measurement tools used in the study are consistent with the epistemological and ontological stance of the research.
14) Assumptions about the research are clearly stated.
15) The discussion is structured in a manner consistent with the research question and propositions.