Peer Review Process

Generally

  1. When a work is submitted to the Ankara Review of European Studies, the editors and assistant editors examine the works submitted with a view to check whether they meet the publication criteria of the Review. The editors and assistant editors may reject or request some adjustments to the works that do not meet those criteria. The author will be informed about this decision as soon as possible.

For the “Publication Criteria” see: http://aacd.ankara.edu.tr/en/general-publication-principles/

  1. Where the work submitted to the Review is in line with the publication criteria, the review process continues based on the kind of the work. Peer review process is based on external/independent peer review and reviewers are independent of the authors. In this regard, as a minimum, a reviewer and an author cannot be affiliated with the same institution.

Book Reviews or the Like

  1. Book reviews or the like which meet the publication criteria of the Review can be found suitable for publication or unsuitable for publication or some adjustments to the work can be requested, with the decision of the editors and assistant editors. The author will be informed about this decision as soon as possible.

Case Comments or the Like

  1. Case comments or the like which meet the publication criteria of the Review will be sent to a referee. After receiving the work, the referee will evaluate this work within the framework of referee report form criteria in one month and sends his/her decision. If the referee does not send his/her report within the time-limit without any justification, the work will be sent to another referee. This work can be found suitable for publication or unsuitable for publication or some adjustments to the work can be requested, within the framework of the referee report. The author will be informed about this decision as soon as possible, with the referee report attached to it.

Articles

  1. Articles which meet the publication criteria of the Review will be sent to two referees. After receiving the Article, the referee will evaluate this Article within the framework of referee report form criteria in one month and sends his/her decision. If the referee does not send his/her report within the time-limit without any justification, the work will be sent to another referee. This Article can be found suitable for publication or unsuitable for publication or some adjustments to the Article can be requested, within the framework of the referee report. The author will be informed about this decision as soon as possible, with the referee report attached to it.
  2. When one of the referees gives a positive and the other gives a negative report about an Article, save for the possibility of sending the Article to a third referee, the editors and assistant editors will decide finally upon whether the Article will be published or not. The author will be informed about this decision as soon as possible.