Editorial Principles

  • International Journal of Uyghur Studies is an open access journal.
  • International Journal of Uyghur Studies reserves the right to publish or not to publish the submitted articles and to make corrections on them.
  • All publishing rights for articles and other works published in the journal belong to International Journal of Uyghur Studies.
  • Legal and intellectual responsibility of the submitted articles and writings belongs to the author or authors.
  • All rights of the writings published in the journal reserved. Without reference to resources, the writings can not be cited and can not be reproduced.
  • All submitted articles must not have been previously published or accepted for publication anywhere else.
  • The publication language of the journal is Turkish. In addition to this, it has included Modern Turkish Literary Language, English, Russian and Chinese.
  • Every submitted articles is initially reviewed by the Editorial Board in terms of formal conformity to the Editorial Principles of the journal (the number of key words, the number of words, the writing of the source, etc.).At this stage, The Editorial Board only tries to ensure formal appropriateness to the Editorial Principles and does not make any assessment of the content.
  • After the preliminary review of the Editorial Board, articles being considered for publication will be sent to two anonymous referees for evaluation.Articles that receive a publishable report from both referees are published.If one of the two referees reports a negative other, the article will be sent a third. According to the report given by the third referee and Editorial Board places a final decision.
  • The legal responsibilities about the content of the published articles belong to the writers.
  • Editorial Board has right to decide to publish or not to publish the submitted articles. Manuscripts that are not accepted for publication can not be returned.
  • The articles which do not comply with the publication principles and writing rules are not evaluated.
  • International Journal of Uyghur Studies does not demand any charge for texts which will be published in the journal.

Peer-Review Proccess

All papers which is submitted to International Journal of Uyghur Studies pursue the following processes:

Every submitted articles is initially reviewed by the Editorial Board in terms of formal conformity to the Editorial Principles of the journal. At this stage, the Editorial Board only tries to ensure formal appropriateness to the Editorial Principles and does not make any assessment of the content.

Each papers which is provided formal conformity by the Editorial Board are sent to the Editorial Board. But at this stage, the name of the author and other expressions that will reveal the author are hidden by the Editorial Board. Editorial Board makes the necessary reviews within 20 days at the latest and papers which proper to publishing policy and editorial principles of the journal are sent to two journal referees at the latest who is expert in appropriate field for evaluation. Papers which do not proper to publishing policy and editorial principles of the journal and scientific publication criterion are rejected by the Editorial Board. Referees Board of the articles which bring out in each issue is published on the generic page of the journal.

International Journal of Uyghur Studies explain briefly justification of the decision for papers which is not proper in referee reports. The journal aims to inform authors on this topic and give advice for new papers to be sent to the journal.

After the preliminary review of the Editorial Board in terms of compliance with the journal criterias, articles being considered for publication are sent to two anonymous referees for evaluation. Articles that receive a “publishable report” from both referees are published. If one of the two referees reports a negative other, the article will be sent a third. According to the report given by the third referee Editorial Board places a final decision.

If the third referee does not accept the examination or do not reach a positive or negative view, in rare cases, a new referee is assigned by the Editorial Board for the article and the article is assessed again in the next publishing period.

In view of these processes, the journal does not make a commitment to the authors about the publication period. However, it is foreseen that the completion of the refeere process will be completed within 12 months at the latest.

International Journal of Uyghur Studies carry out method of evaluation called “blind refeere” by TÜBİTAK/ULAKBİM. Accordingly, at any stage of the examination, the author’s name isn’t given to refeere and the referee’s name isn’t given to the author by the Editorial Board. The evaluation reports are preserved for five years. Editorial Board has right to decide to publish or not to publish the submitted articles. All correspondences of the authors are carried out via the address of the uygurarastirmalari@gmail.com. Papers that are not accepted for publication can not be returned. Also, the journal do not demand any charge for articles which will be published in the journal.

International Journal of Uyghur Studies aims to publish scientific papers in various countries and different disciplines in the fields of Uyghur studies; to provide knowledge flows by making these studies accessible in the international criteria and, thus, to contribute the development of Turcology and aims to constitute a body of literature in the field of Turcology. The journal has an international qualification  which is scanned by 11 index including field and international databases such as MLA, WorldCat, AsosIndex, Sobiad

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