Derim is an international refereed journal indexed by TUBITAK/ULAKBIM Life Sciences Database, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) CAB Abstracts, INDEX COPERNICUS INTERNATIONAL and FAO AGRIS. Original research articles in the field of agricultural science are published in the journal. The journal is published two times a year (June and December) in Turkish and English.
Plagiarism is defined to present a portion or all the work of others as their own. Duplication or self-plagiarism is the reuse of a portion or all of the work in another article without citing the original work. In some cases an attempt to publish a study dividing into small pieces in the journals more than one is called slicing. But mostly plagiarism is emerging as the production on copy- and-paste practice. Any type of plagiarism is unacceptable and a serious offense for Derim.
Text matching analysis (iThenticate software) is used to verify the authenticity of the documents submitted to Derim by Editor(s). Always before submitting the article, authors are recommended to make sure that the article does not contain plagiarism. If the referees or editor (s) determine any plagiarism made intentionally or unintentionally, the article is directly rejected.
Type of peer review
Derim uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are hidden from each other, throughout the review process.
The authors and reviewers are responsible to show their efforts to conceal the identities from being known to each other. This involves the authors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:
-The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
-With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file.
The review process
Section Editor is assigned to handle the editorial process by Editors. Submission is typically sent to two reviewers for evaluation. Then, Section Editor works with two reports, and submit a unified report to the author(s).
Article in order to be accepted to the journal must take a positive evaluation from two referees. When necessary, the third referee or the advisory committee may be asked to contribute to the evaluation process.
Length of Review Process
The publication process of the accepted work lasts 3-6 months from the date of receipt.
There are no processing fees or no page fees. No costs accrue to authors of the articles accepted for publication.