Selection of Editors
Editors are selected among experts who have a doctorate degree and have publications in accordance with the scope of the journal’s publication.
Türkiye Editors’ Workshop Group
Journal of Sociological Context supports the editors to keep in touch with other editors, thinking that it will be useful. Our editors are members of the Türkiye Editors’ Workshop Group.
Duties and Responsibilities of Editors
Coordinating the Referee Process
The editor should ensure that the peer review process is fair, impartial and timely. Research articles should be reviewed by at least two external reviewers and the editor should seek additional comments when necessary.
Determination of Reviewers
Editor; will select reviewers with appropriate expertise in the relevant field, taking into account the need for appropriate, inclusive and diverse representation. Editor will follow best practices to avoid selection of fraudulent reviewers.
The editor must maintain the confidentiality of all materials submitted to the journal and all communications with referees, unless otherwise agreed with the respective authors and referees. In exceptional circumstances and in consultation with the publisher, the editor may share limited information with the editors of other journals when deemed necessary to investigate suspected research misconduct. The editor must protect the identities of the reviewers. Information contained in a submitted article should not be used in the editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained during the reviewing process must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.
Editors should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnicity, citizenship, or the political philosophy of the authors.
Investigation of Claims
An editor who finds convincing evidence of an ethical violation should contact the Editorial Board and the Publisher to have the article rectified, retracted, or other correction made.
Conflict of Interest
The editor should not be involved in decisions about articles written by him or his family members. In addition, such work should be subject to all the usual procedures of the journal. The editor should follow the ICMJE guidelines regarding disclosure of potential conflicts of interest by authors and reviewers.
The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published by examining the reviewers reports. The editor must comply with the policies determined by the Editorial Board.
Journal Citation Request
The editor should not attempt to influence the ranking of the journal by artificially increasing any journal metric. The editor will not request reference to the articles of his own journal or another journal, except for scientific reasons.
Correction, Withdrawal, Publication of Concern
Editors may consider issuing a correction if minor errors are detected in the published article that do not affect the findings, comments, and conclusions. Editors should consider retracting the article in case of major errors/violations that invalidate the findings and conclusions. Editors should consider issuing a statement of concern if there is evidence that the findings are unreliable and that the authors’ institutions did not investigate the case if there is a possibility of abusive research or publication by the authors, or if the potential investigation seems unfair or inconclusive. COPE and ICJME guidelines are taken into account with regard to correction, withdrawal or expression of concern.