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Issue: 11, 2/27/24

Year: 2024

ARTS aims to create a public sphere for academic works produced at the intersection of arts and humanities. It aims to present the works of scientists, artists and researchers that are related to the subjects, themes and disciplines within this intersection to the relevant scientific and artistic circles.

ARTS accepts academic works written in Turkish and English. Each issue may also include translated works determined or selected by the editors or the editorial board.

The journal includes humanities studies with an art perspective. In this framework, it is preferred to read art through the epistemology of humanities rather than interpreting it from a purely technical and closed terminology, thus considering its social context.

More than one study application from one author cannot be accepted in the same semester. Applications to be made outside the announced acceptance dates will not be evaluated.

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1. Academic papers, written in Turkish and English, are accepted in ARTS. Each issue can include translation studies, which are determined or selected by the editor or editorial board. Besides, work reviews, book introductions or meetings/galleries/exhibitions/festival reviews, interviews 1500-3500-word can also take place.

2. Manuscripts should be between 3500 - 8500 words, including references. Explanatory notes should be numbered in the text and placed as footnotes at the bottom of the relevant page. Each study should include 150-200 words in Turkish and English Abstract (with at least three and at most six keywords). The study should be saved in a word processor (.docx extension) based on the article format on the "submit article" tab on the DergiPark page of ARTS. Manuscripts should be written in Century Gothic font, 1.5 line spacing, and 11 points, and footnotes should be written in 10 points and 1 line spacing.

3. Before submitting their work for evaluation, writers should comply with certain formal and bibliographic rules. In order to do this, you should use the article format in the "submit article" tab of ARTS DergiPark; The rules of submission and publication of the manuscripts that are in the same tab and determined by the ARTS editorial board should also be followed.

4. As a result of the preliminary examination by the editors, in case of any contrary situation, the study is returned to the authors. In addition, studies that require revision as a result of the referee evaluation and editor's decision are sent back to the authors. In these cases, the authors are required to make the necessary corrections in line with the findings made by the editor and send their work again. The work of the authors who do not submit the requested corrections within fifteen (15) days, unless otherwise stated within the editorial planning, shall be rejected.

5. Authors are compulsory to prepare their academic studies in accordance with ethical rules and to submit them through similarity (plagiarism) programs before sending them to our journal.

6. Authors should write their names in full while following the "submit article" steps, pay attention to the fact that their titles are up-to-date in the DergiPark system, write the titles of their work with only the first letters of the words in the title capital, in addition to the Turkish title and summary of their work, written in English and / or other languages. should definitely add the title and its abstracts, and pay attention to the rule that keywords should be written in strictly lowercase letters even if a special name is included. 

7. The authors of the refereed process should fill in, sign and scan the documents related to their publication in the journal and upload them to the DergiPark system. The copyright of the manuscripts approved by the Editorial Board belongs to Mardin Artuklu University Artuklu Journal of Arts and Humanities (ARTS); cannot be published elsewhere. Authors are not paid royalties.


The editor of ARTS is responsible for the smooth publishing of every published text, or for rejecting and returning it to the author, and can decide whether to send a text to the referee or to refuse it without a referee. The editor can consult with the editorial board and members of the advisory board in decisions about the publishing process.

Editors and referees take into account the texts sent to the journal for publication according to academic values and criteria and accept or reject them. In this process, each text is handled impartially, and the texts are evaluated by academic criteria regardless of their authors' race, religion, language, ethnicity, gender, political or another opinion, property, seniority, title, institutional relations or any other distinction. The author, referee, editor is responsible to each other in situations that may involve a conflict of interest. In the articles sent to the journal, one of the components (writer, referee or editor) involved in the publishing process, the publishing process (article submission, evaluation, editorial).the decision; This conflict of interest must be specified if the communication between the author, the referee and the editors is in a competition of interest that could adversely affect.

The journal does not give any guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the features and descriptions of commercial products in the article published in the journal for the purpose of advertising. If there is a direct or indirect commercial link or financial support institution for the study, the authors must declare this link and report that there is no trade relationship between them.

The editorial board and advisory board members do not know about the author's identity, except for the editor and assistant editors. These people do not inform third parties about the articles. However, when deemed necessary, information may be provided to the editorial board members by the editor.

The journal is protected in terms of intellectual property rights. The readers of the journal can share the journal material provided that it gives reference; can copy, redistribute in any medium and format. However, the materials of ARTS cannot be used for commercial purposes or be subject to legal or technological measures limiting the right of other rights holders to the right to save under the license permitted by the license.

If the article has been previously published in quotations, articles, tables, pictures, etc. If it is available, the author of the article must obtain written permission from the publisher and the authors of the publication. The author(s) is responsible for the necessary permissions.

There is the authors' responsibility to comply with the scientific and ethical rules of the articles.

ARTS has adopted the policy of providing open access with its publication. Accordingly, it does not pursue any pricing policy for article submission, evaluation, publishing and access processes, and provides all these services free of charge.


ARTS uses the “two-sided blind review” method in which the writer and referee identities are hidden (the author and the referee do not see and know each other's name) during the evaluation process of all the articles that are taken into the review.

The editor clearly states that the articles sent to the reviewers for review are the property of the authors and that this is a privileged communication. Referees and editorial board members cannot discuss articles publicly. Referees may not make copies of the articles for personal use and cannot give them to someone else without the permission of the editor. The reviews of the referees cannot be printed and explained without the permission of the author and editor. Care must be taken to keep the identity of the referees confidential. In some cases, with the decision of the editor, the comments of the relevant referees can be sent to other referees who have commented on the same article and the referees can be enlightened in this process.

Each article submitted is firstly evaluated by the editor(s). At this stage, the works that do not fall within the scope and scope of the journal, which is not considered sufficient in terms of language and expression rules in Turkish, English, German and French, contain scientifically critical information errors, have no original value and do not meet the publication policies of the journal are rejected by the editor. Rejected articles (with minor changes or just by changing the name) can not be sent to ARTS again. The editor may make suggestions to the author and ask for correction before sending an article to the referee. The studies deemed appropriate are sent to two referees who are experts in their fields for evaluation. Referees make their evaluations on the form sent to them via DergiPark. Articles that receive a negative evaluation from one of the two referees are sent to a third referee. The article that receives positive approval from 2 of the 3 referees is published. In the case of negative, the article is deemed rejected and removed from the publishing process. The referees must evaluate the articles sent to them within 15 days. Referees can decide the suitability of a study by examining its corrections or may request corrections more than once if necessary. While the articles are sent to the referees, their expertise and interests are taken into consideration, therefore the title of the author of the article and the hierarchy created by this title is not important in terms of journal publication policy.

ARTS is aware of its responsibility in accordance with international ethical rules for ensuring that all articles submitted to the journal are completed independently and impartially. If there are any conflicts of interest between the author or the referees regarding the application or evaluation of an article, this should be reported to the editor.
Plagiarism control is done through the software for the articles that are sent to the journal. The matching and citation correct matches are extracted by examining the in-depth matches of each study. The remaining matches are examined and errors are determined and reported for the editorial board. The editorial board makes the final decision about the study in light of the plagiarism audit report of each study. The errors in the report may be requested to be corrected by the authors or the work can be returned to the authors.


ARTS, Institutions of Higher Education Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive as well as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), published by the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors with COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors on the basis of committed to fulfilling ethical responsibilities and duties; expect writers and reviewers to act in this framework.

Ethical Responsibilities of the Authors

It is expected that the author(s) who submit the study to ARTS comply with the following ethical responsibilities:
■ Author(s) the heat is expected to send their original work. Author(s) to benefit from other studies or other activities if they use no reference complete and correctly and / or quotations are required to do.
■ Those who do not contribute to the content intellectually in the creation of the study should not be specified as a writer.
■ The situations and relationships that may create a conflict of interest, if any, should be explained.
■ The raw data about the articles can be requested from the author(s) within the framework of the evaluation processes, in such a case the author(s) must be ready to present the expected data and information to the editorial board and the scientific board.
■ The author(s) have the right to use the data used, the necessary permissions regarding research/analysis, or they are obliged to ensure the protection of human and animal rights in their work. Ethics committee approval for subjects used in the studies is deemed to have accepted that the study may be rejected in cases where there are no permissions for experimental research.
■ In the event that the author(s) notices a mistake or error related to the published, early view or evaluation phase, there is an obligation to inform the editor of the journal or the publisher, to cooperate with the editor in correction or withdrawal.
■ Authors cannot keep their works in the process of application of more than one journal at the same time. Each application can be started following the completion of the previous application. The study published in another journal cannot be sent to ARTS.
■ Changing the author responsibilities (adding author, changing author order, removing a writer) of a study whose evaluation process has started cannot be offered.
■ Studies produced as an announcement in academic events such as meetings, symposiums or congresses, but also produced from unpublished studies and postgraduate theses are accepted for evaluation provided that they are prepared in accordance with the basic format of scientific research.

Ethical Responsibilities of the Referees

The evaluation process of all articles submitted to the ARTS is carried out by the method of “bilateral blind review”. The referees cannot contact the authors directly, the reviews and comments are conveyed through the journal management system. In this process, the review forms and the referee comments on the full texts are sent to the author(s) through the editor. Within this framework, referees who evaluate the work for ARTS are expected to have the following ethical responsibilities:
■ Only agree to evaluate articles related to his specialty.
■ It should evaluate in neutrality and confidentiality.
■ If he thinks that he faces a conflict of interest during the evaluation process, he should not agree to review the study and inform the journal editor.
■ In accordance with the principle of confidentiality, it should destroy the studies they have examined after the evaluation process. They can only use the final versions of the studies they have studied only after their publication.
■ It should make the assessment objectively only in relation to the content of the study. Nationality should not allow gender, religious beliefs, political beliefs, and commercial concerns to influence evaluation.
■ The assessment should be done in a constructive and gentle language. It should not make humiliating personal comments that include hostility, slander and insults.
■ Perform the work they accepted the assessment on time and with the above ethical responsibilities.
■ If necessary, they can exchange views with the editor during the evaluation process.

Ethical Duties and Responsibilities of the Editors

Editorial and assistant editors of ARTS, open access based on the guides for “COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors ” and “COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors ” published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) should have the following ethical duties and responsibilities:

General Duties and Responsibilities of the Editors
Editors are responsible for every publication published in ARTS. In the context of this responsibility, editors have the following obligations:
■ Should strive to meet the information needs of readers and authors , in this context, the author is obliged to respond in an informative and descriptive manner by carefully examining complaints from the referee or readers.
■ Continuous development of the journal,
■ To carry out the processes to improve the quality of the works published in the journal,
■ Supporting freedom of thought,
■ Ensuring academic integrity,
■ Continuing business processes without compromising intellectual property rights and ethical standards,
■ To show clarity and transparency in terms of publication in issues requiring correction, explanation, informing the editorial board when necessary,
Editors; The journal is obliged to apply the “bilateral blind review” method in its publication policy. In this context, editors ensure that the fair, impartial and timely evaluation process of each work is completed.

The Relationship between Editor and Author
Editors should make a positive or negative decision based on the importance of the work, its original value, validity, clarity of the narration, and the goals and objectives of the journal.
■ Unless there is a serious problem for the studies that are suitable for the scope of publication, they should take the preliminary evaluation stage.
■ Editors should not ignore the positive reviews of the referees unless there is a serious problem with the work.
■ New editors should not change the decisions made by the previous editor(s) for the work unless there is a serious problem.
■ The authors should be provided with informative and informative feedback.
■ The editor is responsible for protecting the individual data of the author, referee and readers.
■ The editor should take into account the persuasive criticism of the works published in the journal and take a constructive attitude towards these criticisms. It should allow the author(s) to respond to criticized works.
■ Editorial process lasts until the publication type, outside of the arbitration may request correction of the correction suggestions to the final stage of the editorial writers.

The Relationship between Editor and Referee 
The duties and responsibilities of the editors towards the referees are as follows:
■ Determine the referees in accordance with the subject of the study.
■ It is obliged to provide the information and guides that the referees will need during the evaluation phase.
■ Must oversee whether there is a conflict of interest among the authors and reviewers.
■ Keep the identity information of the referees confidential in the context of blind arbitration.
■ Encourage referees to evaluate working in an objective, scientific and objective language.
■ Evaluate the referees with criteria such as timely return and performance.
■ Implement policies and practices that increase the performance of the referees.
■ Take steps to dynamically update the referee pool.
■ It should prevent unkind and unscientific evaluations.
■ Take steps to ensure that the pool of referees is broad.
■ The errors contained in the work should ensure that judgments with inconsistency or misleading are quickly corrected.

The Relationship between Editor and Editorial Board
Editors should inform the editorial board members about their publication policies and keep them informed of developments. The new editorial board should educate members on publishing policies and provide the information they need.
In addition, editors;
■ The editorial board should ensure that the members evaluate the work impartially and independently.
■ The new editorial board can contribute and identify appropriate members.
■ The editorial board should send the work appropriate for the expertise of its members for evaluation.
■ Should be in regular interaction with the editorial board.
■ Organize meetings with the editorial board periodically for the development of editorial policies and the journal.
■ Special Issue and file issues are determined by the editors.

ARTS: Artuklu Journal of Arts and Humanities has adopted the policy of providing open access upon publication. In this direction, it does not adopt any pricing policy for article submission, evaluation, publication and access processes, and provides all these services free of charge.

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