Reviewers’ feedback is immediately sent to author(s). Authors are required to complete the suggested changes in 1 month. When such changes are done, authors are required to give detailed information about the suggestions by the reviewers and the subsequent changes they have made on the first page of the revised manuscript file.
Authors need to write their objections to the corrections requested by reviewers in red.
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All accepted manuscripts to be published in PEGEGOG go through redaction/editing process (both Turkish and English parts). Therefore, manuscripts are transferred to Redaction Unit following acceptance. Manuscripts are sent back for confirmation to author(s) after redaction process.
Following redaction process, manuscripts are transferred to layout unit. When this phase is completed, manuscripts are sent to author(s) for final confirmation. Upon confirmation, the paper is given a DOI number and published online on the website.
PEGEGOG values holistic and exhaustive publishing for researchers and libraries and acknowledges that this can be realized by publishing reliable and original research articles. In the case that a study or article will be withdrawn, the author(s) and the editorial board will share some responsibilities as required by the publishing policies of PEGEGOG. These responsibilities are listed below:
If the author(s) finds a mistake in their study which is unpublished or in early release or review process, they are obliged to cooperate with the editor of the journal during the withdrawal process.
The author(s) who wants to withdraw their study which is in review process is obliged to send a mail about withdrawal. The editorial board will return to the author(s) within a week, evaluating the request for withdrawal.
The studies the copyright of which is transferred to PEGEGOG during the submission process cannot be submitted to other journals for review unless they are approved for withdrawal.
The editorial board of PEGEGOG holds the responsibility of starting an investigation about a study if a suspicion arises that the study includes plagiarism and/or it has copyright issues.
If the editorial board detects breach of copyright or plagiarism for the manuscripts in review process, they retract the study from review and cancel its review process by sending a detailed document to the author(s) showing what was detected and where in the study.
If the editorial board detects breach of copyright or plagiarism for the articles published in an issue or in early release, the retraction and reporting procedures are applied according to statements indicated below in 1 week at the latest:
- The study which is detected to have plagiarism is labelled as "Retracted:" in the electronic environment.
- Instead of the Abstractand Full Text, the reasons why the study has been retracted, detailed evidence and the statements (if any) of the affiliated institution about the issue are published electronically.
- The study is announced as "Retracted" on the main page of the journal's web page.
- The study is included in the contents of the first issue of the journal to be published after the date of retraction as "Retraction: Article Title", and from its first page onwards the reasons why it has been retracted and the original citations are shared with the public and researchers.
- The institutions that the author(s) is affiliated with are informed about the retraction.
- The retraction reports indicated above are sent to the institutions where the journal is indexed.
Furthermore, if there are any publishers or editorial boards through whom the author(s) had their studies published before, the editorial board of PEGEGOG can make suggestions to these parties that the published studies of the author(s) who has plagiarized should be reviewed for validity and reliability or be retracted.
For appeal against editorial decisions:
If the authors disagree with the editorial decision on their manuscripts they have a right to appeal.
Authors who wish to appeal an editorial decision should contact the Editor-in-Chief (use manuscript submission page-add discussion). In such cases the Editor-in-Chief will review the manuscript, editorial and peer reviewers' comments and give his/her decision for accepting or rejecting a manuscript. Editor-in-Chief may, if so required, send the manuscript to a new handling editor for a fresh editorial review and to new referees for peer review. Decision of the Editor-in-Chief in such case will be final.
Editorial matters for complaints related to policies, procedures, editorial content and actions of the editorial staff:
The complaint can be made by writing an email. Ideally the complaint should be made to the person with whom the complainant is in regular contact for the matter being complained about. If due to any reason it is not appropriate or possible to complain to the contact person, please email to [email protected]. All complaints will be acknowledged within five working days.
Complaints handling policy (escalation procedures):
The complaints will be resolved by the person to whom they are made. If the person to whom the complaint is made is not able to deal with the complaint he or she will refer it to the editor. If the complaint cannot be resolved by the editor, it will be referred to the Editor-in-chief. Editor-in-chief For all matters related to the policies, procedures, editorial content and actions of the editorial staff, the decision of the editor-in-chief will be final. If the editor-in-chief is unavailable for any reason, the complaint will be referred to the Pegem Akademi Yayıncılık Eğitim Danışmanlık Hizmetleri Tic. Ltd. Şti. ([email protected]).
All efforts will be made to resolve the complaint as quickly as possible. In some cases, delay in complaint resolution may occur if a response from any third person or organization is required. Until the complaint is resolved, a complaint resolution update will be provided to the complainant, every two weeks, until the complaint is finally resolved.
Editorial matters for complaints related to the conduct of the editor-in-chief:The complaint can be made by writing an email to [email protected]. Complaints about matters related to PEGEGOG but which are not related to policies, procedures, actions of the editorial staff and editorial content can be made to. All complaints will be acknowledged within five working days.