About

Title/Abb.:                         Trakya University Journal of Natural Sciences / Trakya Univ J Nat Sci

Website:                            http://dergipark.gov.tr/trkjnat

Frequency:                         2 times a year (April and October)

First Issue Published:  Volume 1 Issue 1, 2000

Review System :              Double-Blind Peer Reviewing

Submission Fee:             No any fees or charges

Editorial Boards:           Editor-in-Chief along with 33 section editors, 6 special editors (copyeditor, language editors and design editor).


Trakya University Journal of Natural Sciences (TUJNS) publishes studies with strong scientific content in fields of Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Fisheries Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Forestry, Genetics, Food Sciences, Basic Medicine Sciences in order to make articles available to a wide range of scientists at international level. The journal provides researchers a fast and fair environment to submit, improve and publish their studies. The journal is not only free of any kind of submission and publication charge but also it allows free online access to published articles.

Trakya University Journal of Natural Sciences (TUJNS) publishes experimental and theoretical contents in the form of research articles, short communications, technical notes, reviews, letters to the editor and book introductions in fields of Life Sciences. The main feature of publishing policy is the contribution to science. Studies for which no scientific contribution decision was reported by reviewers are not published.

Trakya University Journal of Natural Sciences (TUJNS)  is a peer reviewed journal and is indexed by CAB Abstract, CiteFactor, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journal), DRJI (Directory of Research Journal Indexing), ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index), Google Scholar, ResearchBib, Science Library Index, SIS (Scientific Indexing Services), TUBITAK-ULAKBIM Life Sciences Database (Turkish Journal Index) and Zoological Record.  


PEER REVIEW PROCESS

All submissions uploaded to the manuscript evaluation system will be investigated in weekly meetings by the Editorial Board for the control of their scientific contents. Individual views of board members are received and the final decision on the submission is given by the Editor in chief. Submissions with scientific contents are assigned a section editor for further processes. Section editors send a manuscript as soon as possible to 2 reviewers with a PhD degree at the least for a review request. The reviewers are asked to inform the section editors in 5 days to inform the section editors about their decisions (accept or refuse to review) on evaluation of the manuscripts. Section editors assign new reviewers for those who refuses the review request or who does not respond in 5 days. Reviewers accepting the manuscripts for evaluation complete their review tasks in 20 days and send their review reports to section editors with which they reject the manuscript or ask for a resubmission after revision. Section editors make a decision considering the reviewers’ reports and inform the author(s) about the decision.

ETHICAL GUIDELINES

All submissions to Trakya University Journal of Natural Sciences should be original studies. The authors are encouraged to follow the ethics guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All submissions undergo a plagiarism control by the Editor using the web-based iThenticate program to confirm their originality as a natural necessity to keeping rights of the authors and to meet the journals editorial responsibilities. The editor considers the report of the plagiarism control in terms of not only numerical values of the overlap but also in other ethical points that authors should pay attention in citations, and then makes a decision to move the manuscript in further evaluation steps or not.   


OPEN ACCESS POLICY 

TUJNS provides Open Access to all published data in the journal by adopting the fact that Open Access of the public to scientific studies will increase the global sharing of knowledge.

In addition, TUJNS support Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI10) (http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read)


ARCHIVING 

TUJNS uses LOCKSS system in order to create a distributed archiving system among the participating libraries and to provide a basis for these libraries to construct permanent archives with preserving and restoration aims. Please click on this lint to get more information about LOCKSS 


PRIVACY STATEMENT

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


MEMBERSHIP/OFF-PRINTS/ACCESS TO THE JOURNAL

The journal content is open access and there is no membership requirement for readers. All corresponding authors of printed manuscripts are sent 15 off-prints and 1 copy of the issue in which their manuscripts were published, both free of charge. The journal provides free access to all content and full-text pdf files can be used within the scope of CC-BY 4.0 international license.  


ADVERTISING

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