Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Turkish Journal of Psychology (ISSN: 1300-4433) includes studies on behavioral sciences and especially Psychology. Submitted manuscripts should not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere. Lengths of reviews or original papers should not exceed 15 double space pages (figures and tables are included). A summary should be added which is minimum 200, maximum 300 words long. A summary of a research study should include following titles: Objective, Method, Results, Conclusion. Turkish Journal of Psychology is published in Turkish and English online. Research manuscripts both in Turkish and English are accepted.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts receive an initial review by the Journal Chief Editor and/or assistant editors to determine the originality, validity, and importance of content and conclusions. Manuscripts with insufficient priority for publication will be rejected promptly. A double blind reviewing model is used for non-plagiarized papers. All reviewers remain anonymous. After review and editing the article, a final formatted proof is sent to the corresponding author once again to apply all suggested corrections during the article process. The editor who received the final revisions from the corresponding authors shall not be hold responsible for any mistakes shown in the final publication.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Editorial Board

Metehan Irak

Adnan Erkuş

Ömer Kutlu

Duygu Biricik

Melike Sayıl

Suzan Ceylan

Hale Ögel-Balaban

Osman İyilikçi

Sonia Amado

Aslı Doğan

Ayşegül Durak Batıgün

Hatem Öcel

E. Olcay İmamoğlu


Ethical Considerations

Authors reporting experimental studies on human subjects must include a statement of assurance in the Patients and Methods section of the manuscript reading that. The project was done with consideration of ethical issues and obtaining license from the ethics of their local committee and obtaining the written consent of participants. Also, it was done according to ethical standards of human experimentation in accordance to the Helsinki Declaration (www.cirp.org/library/ethics/helsinki ).

Informed Consent

In the case of research on human subjects, informed consent and other ethical considerations should be mentioned in the "methods" section of the manuscript. The author should include a statement that informed consent was obtained for any experimentation with human subjects.

Conflict of Interest: The authors must declare any conflict of interests of contributed authors very briefly in a separate paragraph at the end of the paper. All sources of funding should be declared; unless otherwise the following sentence should be given “Authors declare no conflict of interests”.

To prevent the information on potential conflict of interest for authors from being overlooked or misplaced, mention this information in the cover letter. Authors must identify any potential financial conflicts of interest before the review process begins. Declared conflict of interest will not automatically result in rejection of paper but the editors reserve the right to publish any declared conflict of interest alongside accepted. The following would generally be regarded as potential conflicts of interest:

1. Direct financial payment to an author for the research or manuscript production by the sponsor of a product or service evaluated in an article.

2. Ownership of shares by an author in the company sponsoring a product service evaluated in an article (or in a company sponsoring a competing product).

3. Personal consultant for companies or other organizations with a financial interest in the promotion of particular health care products and services.

Source of Funding: Authors are required to specify the source of funding for their research when submitting a paper. Suppliers of materials should be named and their location (town, state/county, country) included. The information will be disclosed in the Acknowledgements section of the published article.

Copyright Assignment: If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper, the corresponding author should study and accept the copyright statement that is available on the journal website.

Acknowledgment: Authors should acknowledge any scientific, technical, statistical and financial supports. Contributors other than coauthors may be very briefly acknowledged in a separate paragraph at the end of the paper. All sources of funding should be declared.

Charges and Fees

This journal is completely free of any charges. Authors should not be charged for submission or acceptance fee.