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SCOPE AND FOCUS:

Havelsan Journal on Defense Systems and Technologies focuses on the engineering and research aspects of the theory, design, development, integration, manufacturing and operation of information, communication and electronic systems of complex military systems and defense technologies for space, air, sea, or ground environment.  These systems include, but are not limited to, navigation, communications, avionics, electronic and information systems of naval platforms, aircrafts and spacecrafts, radar, sonar, telemetry, electronic warfare and support systems, automated testing, robotics and autonomous systems, intelligent systems and machine intelligence, simulation, software engineering, systems engineering and integrated systems, command, control, and decision support systems. Specific defense and security applications of the aforementined systems and technologies are also considered for publication such as simulators, test and training ranges for complex military systems, augmented reality systems, computer generated sensory and virtual systems, computational intelligence, digitization, human-computer interaction, multimedia, image, speech and video processing, and multimodal devices,  

All submitted papers are peer-reviewed. The Journal will publish original research papers and research review papers of substance. Since readers may be unfamiliar with the technical detail of the specific topic being discussed, emphasis will be placed on clear, well-written, and accessible articles which will appeal to a wider multidisciplinary audience.  The journal's audience includes those undertaking basic and applied research in either academia or industry, alongside developers and users of applications.

To complement the academic research and review papers, the journal will also accept shorter reports and communications.  This will provide a forum for research and development acitivities that are at early stages. Advanced product and system technical reviews will also be considered - such reviews must be of interest to those practically involved in complex defense, security and military systems research and development.  Articles providing overviews of research laboratories or application development teams working in the aforementioned areas are also welcomed.


AUTHOR GUİDELİNES:

1. Writing the Manuscript

Articles submitted to Defense Systems and Technologies: Information, Communication and Electronic Systems Journal must be written in English. The abstracts of the articles must be written in both English and Turkish. The preferred word processing programs are LATEX and WORD, and authors are requested to use the respective templates as provided below. Even if the first submission of the manuscripts may be accepted in the .pdf format, in case the manuscripts are accepted to be published, the authors will be requested to provide the LATEX or WORD source files of their manuscript.

 

The length of the manuscript, including the sources, tables and figures depends on the paper type. Original research papers should not exceed 20 pages; short communication papers should not exceed 10 pages; review papers comprise up to 30 pages.


2. Article Submission 

Manuscript submissions should be made via email to afmendi@havelsan.com.tr. Submissions must include the .pdf version of the article and the signed journal application form.

In addition, it is preferred that the source files (WORD or LATEX) of the article are included in the submission.


3. Evaluation of the Article

There are 5 main stages in the evaluation of an article submitted to Havelsan Journal on Defense Systems and Technologies: Information, Communication and Electronic Systems.


i. Pre-Evaluation Process: An Area Editor is assigned to the article based on the subject area. This Area Editor performs a pre-evaluation of the article submitted by the author in accordance with the "Aim and Scope" and "Publication Policies" of the journal. Articles considered suitable are then forwarded to at least two referees.


ii. Evaluation by the Referees: The referees evaluate the scientific content of the article in a double blind review process and provide a detailed referee report to the Area Editor. Referees are kindly requested to provide their reviews in 2 month.


iii. Initial Decision Process: In accordance with the evaluations made by the referees, the Area Editor recommends a publication decision such as “accept”, “accept with minor revisions”, “accept with major revisions” or “reject” together with an evaluation report. Based on this recommendation, the Editor-in-Chief performs a decision and sends the decision letter to the authors. Area Editor may assign more reviewers, if necessary, to an article if the reviews are inconclusive.  


iv. Revision Process: Articles accepted with minor or major revisions are subject to this process. The authors send their revised articles to the corresponding Area Editor and then the Area Editor forwards the revised article to the same reviewers for further reviews, comments and to verify the revisions are prompted as requested. The Referees are requested to provide their reviews to the revised articles in 1 month.  The authors must correspond to the reviews by a letter that lists all the mandatory/suggested revisions, and the actions taken (corrections/rewording/reformulations etc.) are provided along with their revised article. This process continues until the Area Editor recommends a final “accept” or “reject” decision. Note:

a.       An article accepted with “major revisions” must submit their revised article along with the actions/responses to each comment within 3 months after the receipt of the email from the Edior-in-Chief.

b.      An article accepted with “minor revisions” must submit their revised article along with the actions/responses to each revision comment within 1 month after the receipt of the email from the Edior-in-Chief.

c.       If the timelines set above are not met by the authors, their submissions will be declared as “rejected”.


v. Final Decision Process:  The revision process continues until the Area Editor recommends a final “accept” or “reject” decision to the Editor-in-Chief. After a final “accept” decision is made, accepted articles will be sent for format compliance, English proofreading and final editing. A final proof will be provided to the authors for verification. After these steps are completed, the papers will be published online in one of the forthcoming issues of the Journal.

Upon acceptance of an article for publication, the author(s) are requested to assign copyright to the publisher using the following copyright form.