Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT) was founded as an international journal from the reflection of information technology (IT) especially for mathematics education idea. We are intended to combine computers and mathematics as “information technology for mathematics education” in this journal because of the fact that a recent indication of the increasing range of work for researchers and educators comes from two sources; computers and mathematics education. We are fortunate that technology provides us with windows to look at education from new ways. Due to this opportunity we can pose many appropriate research questions and conduct many innovative research studies in our field.
These fields mainly include the topics as below:

  • training in-service mathematics teachers on IT through in-service courses,
  • training pre-service mathematics teachers on IT through undergraduate programs,
  • understanding how students learn mathematics and solve problems,
  • identifying what student learn and think in mathematics,
  • assessing and evaluating mathematics curriculum,
  • designing and producing distance learning tools for teachers and students.

Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT) will contain articles on these topics or related issues with these topics. These topics are dynamic and open to change. TURCOMAT as a journal in this field is also undergoing change and development. This journal will include articles that are international, scholarly, refereed and organized by editors. Surely, this journal will grow with your supports as readers and researchers. We are enfusiastically waiting your manuscripts for next issues. We have greatly enjoyed reading the articles submitted to the current issue of this journal. We have also greatly enjoyed meeting new authors to discuss their research approaches and conclusions.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT) is an open access, international and double blind peer-reviewed journal. Articles sent to TURCOMAT are requested to evaluate by two referees as long as suitable for our focus and content. Two positive decisions are required for an article to be considered for publication. In case one of the referees reviews the articles positively and the other negatively, Editorial Board examines referees reviews and may decide to send the article to a third referee to evaluate or return it to its author. If any of the referees accept the article with revisions requiring, Editorial Board makes the final decision and reserve the right to reject it in case revision are not made.

 

Open Access Policy

• Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education 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. In this context, journal allows to share the published scientific content in order to support and develop universal open access so long as giving reference and keeping content.

• To help authors publish their work as Open Access, any processing or article submission charges are not demanded.

 

Indexing and Abstracting

ULAKBIM Social and Human Sciences Database

EBSCO

DOAJ

Index Copernicus

ASOS (Social Sciences Index)

Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI)

Research Bible

Journal Index

 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

As part of our efforts to improve the quality of the publications, we would like to emphasize the importance of maintaining high ethical standards when publishing articles in Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT).

Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

Our ethic statements are based on existing Elseiver policies and  COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

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1. Publication decisions

The editor of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

1.1. Fair play

An editor will at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

1.2. Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

1.3. Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

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2. Duties of Reviewers

2.1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

2.2. Promptness

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

2.3. Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

2.4. Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

2.5. Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

2.6. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

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3. Duties of Authors

3.1. Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

3.2. Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

3.3. Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

3.4. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

3.5. Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

3.6. Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

3.7. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Fundamental errors in published works When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.



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