Editorial Principles

Publisher

Cumhuriyet Science Journal  is published by Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Science, Sivas/Turkey. 

Scope 

Cumhuriyet Science Journal presents papers that treat  Natural Sciences (Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physics, Statistics), Engineering (Computer, Environmental, Electrics and Electronics, Industrial, Energy Systems, Geomatics, Nutrition, Civil, Geophysics, Geology, Chemistry, Mining, Mechanical, Metallurgy and Material, Nanotechnology, Nuclear Energy, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Transportation, Aerospace Engineerings)

Period

Quarterly (15 March, 15 June , 15 September and 15 December)

Cumhuriyet Science Journal  is a peer-reviewed academic journal published fourth a year.

Review of Articles   

Cumhuriyet  Science Journal accepts paper submission from researchers with only doctoral degrees in research articles. 

Articles submitted to  Cumhuriyet Science Journal   are first reviewed by the Editorial Board in terms of the journal's publishing principles.

Those found unsuitable are returned to their authors for revision.

Academic objectivity and scientific quality are considered as the paramount importance.

 Submissions found suitable are referred to two referees working in relevant fields. The names of the referees are kept confidential and referee reports are archived for five years. If one of the referee reports is positive and the other is negative, the article may be forwarded to a third referee for further assessment or alternatively, the Editorial Board may make a final decision based on the nature of the three reports. The authors are responsible for revising their articles in line with the criticism and suggestions made by the referees and the Editorial Board. If they disagree with any issues, they may make an objection by providing clearly-stated reasons. Submissions which are not accepted for publication are not returned to their authors.

This journal uses double-blind review fulfilled by at least two referees. In addition, all articles are checked by means of a program (Ithenticate) in order to confirm they are not published before and avoid plagiarism.

Language of Publication    

The language of Cumhuriyet Science Journal   is English. However, each issue may include Turkish abstract and title.  

Plagiarism Policy     

All articles are checked by means of a program in order to confirm they are not published before and avoid plagiarism. 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Cumhuriyet Science Journal is  licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) 

For non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.

The base URL for our repository:  http://dergipark.ulakbim.gov.tr/api/public/oai/csj

Archiving

Each issue is forwarded to libraries and international indexing institutions within one month after its publication.

Processing Charges

Cumhuriyet Science Journal does not charge any article submission, processing charges, and printing charge from the authors. 

Copyright

We request that authors transfer (assign) the copyright in their articles to Cumhuriyet Science Journal before publication. This ensures that we have the right to work with, reproduce and to make your article available to readers. This is the case whether you have chosen to publish on a subscription-only or on a gold open access basis. Following the submission of your article, we will ask you to electronically submit an Assignment of Copyright form.The assignment of copyright in your article is effective only from the date on which the article is accepted for publication. If you withdraw your article, or if it is not accepted, the transfer does not take effect.

The main features of the copyright assignment are that:

authors transfer the worldwide copyright in their work to CSJ Publishing in all formats and media;

authors assert their moral right to be identified as the authors of the article;

for subscription-only articles, CSJ grants back to authors certain rights for the future use of their own work, for example, self-archiving rights; for full details please see the Copyright FAQ;

authors of gold open access articles will have the same rights as all third parties – those described in the relevant Creative Commons license;

provision is made for situations where copyright is owned by an author’s employer as well as for government employees; in the case of multi-author articles, only one author should submit the form but he or she should have obtained the verbal agreement of all the other authors beforehand.

As well as addressing matters of copyright, the form contains assertions that all authors have received the final version of the article, have agreed to it being submitted and that the content of the paper is not defamatory, fabricated or an infringement of third-party rights. CSJ uses a single copyright form. Section 1 applies to authors submitting their work for subscription-only publication and Section 2 to those submitting for gold open access publication.

Preparation and Submissions

Submission to this journal proceeds totally online, via http://dergipark.gov.tr/journal/2011/submission/start

Submissions to Cumhuriyet Science Journal should be original articles evaluating previous studies in the field and should produce new and worthwhile ideas and perspectives.

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Results should be clear and concise.

An article to be published in Cumhuriyet Science Journal should not have been previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Papers presented at a conference or symposium may be accepted for publication if this is clearly indicated.