Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Focus and Scope:

Journal of Turkish Applied Sciences and Engineering (JTASE) is an international peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research articles, review articles and rapid communications on scientific studies in basic and applied sciences including natural sciences and engineering. It is published semi-annually and a special issue could be published within the context of a particular subject if it is required.

Studies of scholars from any institution and nation are welcomed.

The authors should submit the manuscripts by using the online submission tool www.jtase.com.

The submitted manuscripts are not accepted if they have been published before or under editorial consideration elsewhere.

The manuscripts should be written in English. The publication of the submitted manuscripts is decided upon the review of at least two professional referees.

The original texts of the accepted papers together with their PDF versions are provided online for the use of researchers. The PDF formats of the manuscripts in high resolution will be available for authors free of charge. In this way a great number of researchers can access to the journal.

JTASE is currently being indexed in Google Scholars index.

Articles under the categories listed below are accepted to be published:

Research Articles reflects an original experimental and/or theoretical research works. A coherent treatment emphasizing new insight is expected rather than a simple accumulation of data. 

Review Articles include authoritative reviews of recent advances in the basic and applied sciences with emphasis on the fundamental aspects of the subject. Manuscripts are generally of greater length than those found in other categories but contributions dealing in part with original research are not excluded. Contributors who may be invited by the editors, or who may submit outline proposals directly are offered a small royalty upon the publication of the article.

Rapid communications is short papers presenting original and fundamental aspects of the subjects in basic and applied sciences and engineering.

 

 

 

Section Policies

Natural Sciences

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Engineering Sciences

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Peer Review Process

  1. The manuscripts should be written in English.
  2. The authors should submit the manuscripts by using the online submission tool www.jtase.com.
  3. If it is required, a special issue could be published within the context of a particular subject.
  4. The submitted manuscripts are not accepted if they have been published before or under editorial consideration elsewhere. If the papers have been presented in a symposium or congress, the name, place and date of the event should be noted. The papers whose original texts have been published following the presentation cannot be submitted for publication. If the study is supported by any research institution or fund, its name and project number should be noted.
  5. The submitted manuscripts initially go through a pre-assessment process by the Editorial Board with regard to their format, language, the accuracy and propriety of the statistics used.  The unsuitable papers are returned to the author. The suitable ones are sent to two referees by the editor. Only if the referees give positive opinions about the material the manuscripts are published in the journal. The editor and Editorial Board make a decision about the acceptance of the papers for publication considering the referee reports. Unless the amendments suggested by the referees are regarded by the author, the editor and Editorial Board are authorized to apply to another referee or not to publish the manuscript. 
  6. All the alterations will be charged to the author only. Papers given the final form and prepared for publication cannot be changed by the authors. Whatever the reason is, if an author decides against publishing his paper, he can withdraw it within fifteen days from the application.
  7. Only the Editor and Editorial Board can establish connection between the authors and referees. If the papers are acknowledged for publication, all the copyrights belong to the Journal of Turkish Applied Sciences and Engineering (JTASE).
  8. The submitted manuscripts are not returned, whether published or unpublished.
  9. The legal liabilities regarding the copyrights and content of the articles belong to the authors.
  10. The Copyright Transfer Agreement should be attached to the articles and sent to info@jtase.com  e-mail address after signed by the responsible (corresponding) author.
  11. At most two articles of an author as the corresponding person can be published in the same issue.
  12. All the responsibilities for the manuscripts belong to the authors. Papers should be prepared in accordance with science ethics, if needed, a copy of Ethics Committee report should also be attached.
  13. Only the papers written in suitable formats are published.

 

 

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Turkish Applied Sciences and Engineering (JTASE) is published semi-annualy.

 

Open Access Policy

JTASE Open Access Policy

Journal of Turkish Applied Sciences and Engineering 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, meaning:

 

  • everyone has free and unlimited access to the full-text of articles published in JTASE; manuscripts are freely available without subscription or price barriers
  • papers are immediately released in open access format (no long waiting periods),
  • Open Access publication is supported by authors' institutes or research funding agency by payment of a comparatively low Article Processing Fee (APF) for accepted articles

Advantages of Open Access for Authors

  • High Visibility and High Availability - free and unlimited accessibility of the publication over the internet without any restrictions.
  • Open Access publications are more frequently cited due to their high publicity and availability.
  • Publications are also more easily searchable in search engines and indexing databases.
  • Less Costly -  the cost of editorial processing and editing fee of each accepted paper is charged to authors' institutes or research funding agency. The cost of processing and the publication of an article is covered through the one-time payment of an Article Processing Fee (APF) for each accepted article.
  • Rapid Publication - accepted papers are immediately published online.