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SAUJS started to be indexed by TUBITAK-ULAKBİM Engineering and Basic Science Database (TR-Dizin) together with the numbers published since 2015. SAUJS determines the publication policy in accordance with the principles at the publication principles.

Publication Principles

  1. Sakarya University Journal of Science (SAUJS) is a journal founded in January 1997. Our journal of science is a national journal with referees and international indexed which is published in the areas of engineering and natural sciences three times in a year including in April, August and December regularly since 2012.  All articles submitted for publication, are evaluated by editor, editorial advisory board and the referees.
  2. Original research paper in English are published in SAUJS. 
  3. Only the original scientific research are included. It is essential that the information created in scientific study needs to be new, suggest new method or give a new dimension to an existing information. 
  4. Articles submitted for publication are evaluated by 2 or 3 referees, accept-decline decision are taken by editorial board. Names of referees evaluating studies aren’t informed to the authors. And also referees can’t see the names of authors. It’s general essential that studies which aren’t seemed enough need to be changed in accordance with suggests of referees. Studies which aren’t reached intended level or aren’t seemed enough in terms of scientific are refused with unexplained reason.
  5. Studies must not be published in another journal or mustn’t be sent another journal to be published. For this, a cover letter explaining this situation is asked from authors.
  6. All responsibility of the studies belong to the authors. Studies should be prepared in accordance with international scientific ethics rules. Where necessary, a copy of the ethics committee report must be added.
  7. Articles submitted for publication in our journal are checked with i-Thenticate which is a similarity control software since 01.08.2013. If the similarity ratio is higher than 45%, the submission is rejected. Similarity report will be sent on the advisory board to be checked.
  8. For the studies accepted for publication in our journal, copyright transfer form signed must be added to the system or mail to saujs@sakarya.edu.tr.
  9. Studies submitted for publication in our journal must be prepared according to the rules of spelling of journal. Spelling and template are included in  www.saujs.sakarya.edu.tr
  10. 30 days after minor revision, 60 days after major revision, 90 days after needed to rewrite revision required changes must be done by authors.

Publication Ethics

Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).

Editors' responsibilities

Publication decisions

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope. Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism should also be considered.

Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.

Reviewers' responsibilities

Contribution to editorial decisions The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper.

Promptness Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.

Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers should identify cases in which relevant published work referred to in the paper has not been cited in the reference section. They should point out whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the respective source. Reviewers will notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.

Authors' duties

Reporting standards

Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data access and retention

Authors could be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the paper for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. In any event, authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for at least ten years after publication (preferably via an institutional or subject-based data repository or other data center), provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.

Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources

Authors will submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

In general, papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Manuscripts which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted. In addition, manuscripts under review by the journal should not be resubmitted to copyrighted publications. However, by submitting a manuscript, the author(s) retain the rights to the published material. In case of publication they permit the use of their work under a CC-BY license [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/], which allows others to copy, distribute and transmit the work as well as to adapt the work and to make commercial use of it.

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors and no uninvolved persons are included in the author list. The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and to cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper in form of an erratum.

References

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf


Kapsam

SAUJS is a journal which was established in January 1997. SAUJS is an internationally peer-reviewed and indexed journal which has been published regularly in February, April, June, August, October and December in 6 issues per year, starting from 2017 in the areas of science, engineering and natural sciences. All articles submitted for publication are considered by the editor, editorial advisory board and arbitrators. Scientific studies are published in our journal in the form of original research articles written in English.


Publication Planning

February, August
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April, October
Mechanical and Energy, Automotive, Fire & Disaster Management, Industrial Engineering, Quality Management, Civil Engineering, Geophysical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Design, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Industry 4.0
June, December
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Genetic Engineering, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Agricultural Engineering, Food Engineering, Industry 4.0