Submitted article to Eregli Journal of Agricultural Sciences goes through a three-step process: Preliminary examination, Scientific evaluation and, Publication Preparation. The Editors plan and implement these processes. These processes are planned and implemented by Editors.

Preliminary Examination

Submitted article to Eregli Journal of Agricultural Sciences will be evaluated in the preliminary examination process by taking into account the following steps:

It is checked whether the candidate article is prepared according to the journal writing guide.
The content of the candidate article journal, its scientific originality, suitability and topicality to the subject areas are evaluated.
An English summary is required in Turkish articles.
It is evaluated whether the necessary files (Copyright Transfer Form, Ethical Declaration Form, and Title Page) of the articles are uploaded in a complete and correct format.
Articles submitted to the Journal of Eregli Journal of Agricultural Sciences are evaluated in three dimensions by the Editorial Board during the preliminary review process:

1. Editorial Pre-Evaluation Process

During the editorial preliminary evaluation, articles sent to the Journal of Eregli Journal of Agricultural Sciences are evaluated by the editor / assistant editor in terms of the publication rules, scope and similarity of the journal, and whether the files to be uploaded are uploaded. Reports of all articles submitted to the Eregli Journal of Agricultural Sciences are evaluated. After making the final decision about the study in the light of the similarity rate report of each study, the Editor / Assistant Editor shares this report and the decision with the author (s) when necessary. The errors in the report may be requested to be corrected by the author (s) or the work can be returned to the authors. In addition, the introduction, method, findings and discussion sections of the articles are evaluated by the Editor / Assistant Editor in terms of conformity with the scope and objectives of the journal. The Spelling Rule Control Officer is appointed to review the articles and the Language Control Officer is assigned for evaluation in terms of English and Turkish academic writing. Suggestions from the spelling rule control officer and the language editor are re-evaluated by the Editor / Assistant Editor. As a result of the preliminary evaluation, the articles that are not in compliance with the publication and writing rules of the journal and the scope of the journal, incorrect or unoriginal articles are rejected without being accepted for referee evaluation. As a result of the preliminary studies to the articles deemed appropriate for the publication principles of the journal, Field Editor is assigned by the Editor / Assistant Editor. Field Editors review the articles in terms of their contribution to the field of agriculture sciences and send them to the referees for scientific evaluation.

Evaluation of the format
In the examination of the format, it is evaluated whether the candidate article sent to the journal complies with the journal writing rules and template. Studies that do not comply with the journal's writing rules and template are not evaluated and returned to the author (s) for revise. The author (s) should upload their articles to the journal after making the edits within 15 days at the most. Accordingly, before uploading the work of the author (s) to the journal, he should examine the spelling rules and sample template file. As a result of the format evaluation, candidate articles that are not found adequate (appropriate) can be rejected or corrections may be requested. In the format evaluation, if the candidate articles that are not sufficient are not rejected due to their scope, the authors can apply again.

Evaluation of the Language
The article will be examined in terms of English and Turkish academic writing by a language specialist. The language examination result of the candidate article is sent to the authors with the Language Analysis Report. Candidate articles that are not sufficient as a result of language examination can be "Rejected" or "Correction" may be requested.

Scientific Evaluation Process

The studies that pass the preliminary evaluation stage are forwarded to 2 referees who are experts in their field to be determined by the Editor /Assistant Editor or Field Editors. The referees inform the editorial board whether they can evaluate the study within 15 days at the latest after the article is sent to them. If the referees do not notification within the specified time, a new referee assigns for it. The appointed referees cannot share any documents or details about the candidate article they have examined with anyone. Referees who join the Eregli Journal of Agricultural Sciences referee pool are considered to have given a guarantee in this regard.

Eregli Journal of Agricultural Sciences applies the "Blind Review Method" in the evaluation process of the article. The Blind Review Method is essential for the objective examination of scientific studies and is preferred by many scientific journals to ensure that scientific publications are produced at the highest quality. Referee opinions are the main determinant in Eregli Journal of Agricultural Sciences'publication quality. The studies sent to the Journal of Eregli Journal of Agricultural Sciences and decided to be appropriate as a result of preliminary examinations are examined by the Double Blind Referee Method. Double-blind reviewing means concealing the reviewers' identities from the authors and the authors' identities from referees. During the evaluation process of all articles, at least two referees assign. The time given to the referees for the referee evaluation process is 15 days. Referees can decide the suitability of a study by examining its corrections, and may request corrections more than once if necessary. When corrections are requested by the referees, the authors make their corrections within 30 days at the latest and submit their works to the journal via the same system.

The corrected work is re-evaluated by the referees who request changes or corrections when necessary. In the event that one of the referees gives a negative opinion and the other gives a positive opinion, the Journal Publishing Commission may review the referee reports and decide to appointment of a third arbitrator /receive editorial opinion or the article is returned to the author. In order for the article to be published, at least two referees must give a positive opinion.

Referee Reports

Referee reports generally includes:

• Originality

• The problem and purpose of article

• The importance of the subject

• Compliance of the subject with the journal's publication policy

• The contribution of writing to the field

• Organization of the candidate article

• Method

• Contribution of the findings to the literature

• Discussion

• Results

• Consistent presentation of results

• The suitability of the references

• The suitability of citations in the source linker and text

• Resources

• Compliance with ethical rules

Referees evaluate the article using an online "Referees Evaluation Form." Also, if the referees deem necessary, they can forward the notes stating their suggestions and opinions on the full text to the Editor/Assistant Editor or Field Editors.

The referees regarding the studies can express their opinions in 4 ways:

• Broadcast is acceptable

• Acceptable for publication after corrections

• I would like to see it again after corrections

• Rejection

Evaluation Result

Referees' views will be reviewed by the editor/assistant editor or editors of the field within a maximum of 15 days. Then, the chief editor sends the final decision to the author (s).

Objecting the Evaluation Result

Eregli Journal of Agricultural Sciences reserves the right to object to the evaluation results of the author (s). The author (s) can send an e-mail within 15 days after the decision and express their opinions and comments about the evaluation result. Objections made are examined by the editorial board within 1 month at the latest. Regarding objections made by the author (s), a field expert referee is appointed. Firstly, the study is examined by the referee, then a final evaluation is made with the other referee opinions and the result is reported to the author (s).

Publishing Process

In the preparation process of the publication, the Final Reader is appointed for the final evaluation of the candidate article. The article is evaluated by the last reader for the last time in terms of form and if there are deficiencies in the article, it is sent to the author to make edits and to correct the deficiencies. After the edits of the candidate article are completed, the Layout Designer is appointed. The layout writer evaluates the article for compatibility with the journal template and brings the article to the publishing stage.

Candidate article that has been edited, it is published in an early view to be published in the earliest issue of the journal.

Early View

Article accepted for publication will be published in an early view according to the order of acceptance. During the early view, the authors should review their article and report their editorial recommendations to the editorial board in terms of journal guidelines and format. Articles cannot be changed after the journal is published.

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