Peer Review Process

All articles sent to Pegem Eğitim ve Öğretim Dergisi pass through a refereeing process during which the names of the authors and the referees are kept private. Before the articles sent to the referees, they are analyzed for being appropriate for publishing by the editor. The editor analyzes the articles in terms of some criteria such as the scope, scientific validity, importance of the topic, relations with the former studies, the appropriateness of the sources and references and the length of the article. 

Pegem Eğitim ve Öğretim Dergisi operates a double blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.Both the reviewer and the author are anonymous in this model. Some advantages of this model are listed below.

  • Author anonymity limits reviewer bias, for example based on an author's gender, country of origin, academic status or previous publication history.
  • Articles written by prestigious or renowned authors are considered on the basis of the content of their papers, rather than their reputation.

But bear in mind that despite the above, reviewers can often identify the author through their writing style, subject matter or self-citation – it is exceedingly difficult to guarantee total author anonymity. 

The referees analyzes the article for being accepted for publishing in accordance with the following criteria:

  • The clarity of the purpose
  • Definition of the scope
  • Definition of the problem and its background
  • Related studies(Literature) and the theoretical frame
  • Research Design and Method
  • The writing and expression layout
  • The presentation, sequence and consistency of the findings
  • The rationality of the results and generalizations
  • The validity of implementations and relations with the results
  • Its general contribution to the educational administration field and originality
  • Each referee is supposed to assess the scientific validity and originality of the article. They are also expected to emphasize strengths and weaknesses of the article as well. While the referee reports have a distinctive role in accepting or rejecting the articles, the last decision about its appropriateness for publishing is belong to the editor.
  • If the article is refused or is asked to be revised and the authors think that the reason doesn't have a scientific/rational basis, s/he has the right to ask for a re-assessment from the referees and the editor writing about the grounds for the objection in detail. The last decision is made by the editor. As can be re-assessed, the author's objection may not be found enough. The authors asked for correction should complete these corrections within a reasonable time.
  • If a referee has a definite opinion about not publishing an article, the referee could present his critisms to be published on the same issue that the article will be published only if the majority of the referees and the editor decided to publish it. Within the same issue, the author is asked to write an answer and this is published.
  • When an article is accepted formally, the expected time for publishing according to the number of articles waiting to be published is announced to the author/s. The articles are published with this order taking the date of acceptance into account.
  • The accepted articles are sent to the author/s for being corrected and the publishing approval before two weeks or so. This process of assessment explained above is completed in nearly two-three months.