Reviewer Guideline

Peer Review Policy

İlköğretim Online (IOO) - Elementary Education Online (EEO) operates a double blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.

İlköğretim Online (IOO) - Elementary Education Online (EEO) uses double-blind review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. To facilitate this, please include the following separately:

Title page (with author details): This should include the title, authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgements and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address.

Blinded manuscript (no author details): The main body of the paper (including the references, figures, tables and any acknowledgements) should not include any identifying information, such as the authors' names or affiliations.

Manuscript Submission

İLKÖĞRETİM ONLİNE (IOO) - ELEMENTARY EDUCATİON ONLİNE (EEO) publishes papers in English. Authors are requested to prepare their papers using the Journal’s template and to submit their papers and other required files through Submitted files must not include any information about authors, institutions, or organizations. Submitted papers must include both the Turkish version and the English version of the study in a single file. Manuscripts from authors of other nations will be evaluated on the English version during the review process and the Turkish version will be required after acceptance .

Editorial Review

All manuscripts submitted for publication are received by the editorial office. Manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism and examined all files including cover letter, text files, graphs, charts and figures. If the files meet the technical and formatting requirements of the İlköğretim Online (IOO) - Elementary Education Online (EEO), authors are sent an acknowledgement of the manuscript along with a Manuscript ID number. Authors are requested to quote the manuscript ID number in all correspondences with the journal. If the manuscript files do not meet the technical requirements of İlköğretim Online (IOO) - Elementary Education Online (EEO), the manuscript are declined, and authors are sent detailed instructions about the changes required in the manuscript. This process lasts approximately a week.

Following formatting check, the manuscripts are passed on the Editor for a first evaluation. The editor reviews the manuscript and returns the manuscript along with the editorial comments. The editorial process gives the editors the authority to reject any manuscript if it does not meet the scientific publishing standards or is out of scope of the journal. Then, the manuscripts are sent to two or three reviewers. The manuscript is usually sent to two to three expert peer reviewers (double-blind). In this process the peer reviewer's identities are kept confidential and not revealed to the authors. In the same manner the author's identities are not revealed to the peer reviewers. This ensures a fair and unbiased review of every manuscript. This phase lasts approximately two weeks. Each reviewer has one month to complete the review and 15 additional days are given if requested. If the review is not completed within this time, a new reviewer is appointed. The review process lasts approximately two months.

Decisions are announced to the authors following the review process. If revisions are advised by the reviewers, authors are given one month to revise their manuscripts. Revised manuscripts are sent to the reviewers for a second check. This step lasts approximately one month.

If the authors feel that they are not satisfied with the editorial decision about publication of the manuscript, authors may appeal the decision.

Upon the reviewers’ final decision, the editors check the submission process and give their final decision on the submission. This step lasts around two weeks. Accepted manuscripts go through redaction process first. The manuscripts are revised grammar, spelling, and style checking. This step lasts around one month. Submissions completing all the publication phases are given DOI numbers and published online upon the consent of the authors. Publication duration varies between 3 and 12 months.