Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Instructional Technologies &Teacher Education (JITTE), which commenced its publication in 2012, is an online, peer-reviewed and international journal. The journal is published as one volume per year with three issues in March, July and November. Scope of the journal covers theoretical and quantitative/qualitative original research studies in the fields of instructional technologies, its use in different layers of education and teacher education.

 

Section Policies

FIRST ISSUE

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

ITTES SPECIAL ISSUE

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

SECOND ISSUE

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

THIRD ISSUE

Editors
  • Zeynep TATLI
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

FOURTH ISSUE

Editors
  • Esra KELES
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

FIFTH ISSUE

Editors
  • Esra KELES
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

SIXTH ISSUE

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

SEVENTH ISSUE

Editors
  • Ali Kürşat ERÜMİT
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

EIGHTH ISSUE

Editors
  • Ali Kürşat ERÜMİT
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

NINTH ISSUE

Editors
  • Ali Kürşat ERÜMİT
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

TENTH ISSUE

Editors
  • Ali Kürşat ERÜMİT
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

ELEVENTH ISSUE

Editors
  • Ali Kürşat ERÜMİT
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

TWELFTH ISSUE

Editors
  • Ali Kürşat ERÜMİT
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

THIRTEENTH ISSUE

Editors
  • Ali Kürşat ERÜMİT
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

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.

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

 

Editor in Chief

Dr.Hasan KARAL, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

 

Co-Editors

Dr. Ünal ÇAKIROĞLU, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey Dr. Esra KELEŞ, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

 

Advisory Board

Dr. Ali Kürşat ERÜMİT, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Alper ŞİMŞEK, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Nedim ALEV, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Ali Rıza AKDENİZ, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Arif ALTUN, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Dr. Taner ALTUN, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Alipaşa AYAS, Bilkent University, Turkey

Dr. Adnan BAKİ, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Muhammet BERİGEL, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Monica Luisa Mendes BAPTISTA, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Dr. Chris COMBER, University of Lenchester, England

Dr. Kürşat ÇAĞILTAY, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Salih ÇEPNİ, Uludağ University, Turkey

Dr. Atilla ÇİMER, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Uğur DEMİRAY, Anadolu University, Turkey

Dr. Stefania DUGOVICOVA, Comenius University, Slovakia

Dr. Ana M. FREIRE, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Dr. Glina HARSUNEN, University of Helsinki, Finland

Dr. Aytekin İŞMAN, Sakarya University, Turkey

Dr. Gordon JOYES, University of Nottingham, England

Dr. Hafize KESER, Ankara University, Turkey

Dr. Jari LAVONEN, University of Helsinki, Finland

Dr. Piedo MARTIN, University of Alcala, Spain

Dr. H. Ferhan ODABAŞI, Anadolu University, Turkey

Dr. M. Yaşar ÖZDEN, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Sakine ÖNGÖZ, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Lurence ROGERS, University of Lenchester, England

Dr. Lina SIERRE, University of Alcala, Spain

Dr. Eva TANDLICHOVA, Comenius University, Slovakia

Dr. Zeynep TATLI, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Halil İbrahim YALIN, Gazi University, Turkey

Dr. Brent G. WILSON, University of Colorado, United States

 

Reviewers

Dr. Şerife AK, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey

Dr. Serkan ABDÜSSELAM, Karadeniz Teknik University, Turkey

Dr. Yavuz AKBAŞ, Karadeniz Teknik University, Turkey

Dr. Yavuz AKBULUT, Anadolu University, Turkey

Dr. Yaşar AKKAN, Gümüşhane University, Turkey

Dr. Fahriye ALTINAY AKSAY, Near East University, Cyprus

Dr. Zehra ALTINAY GAZİ, Near East University, Cyprus

Dr. Bünyamin ATICI, Fırat University, Turkey

Dr. Miraç AYDIN, Karadeniz Teknik University, Turkey

Dr. Salih BİRİŞÇİ, Artvin Çoruh University, Turkey

Dr. Bahar BARAN, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Dr. Hasan ÇAKIR, Gazi University, Turkey

Dr. Recep ÇAKIR, Amasya University, Turkey

Dr. Derya ÇELİK, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Cem ÇUHADAR, Trakya University, Turkey

Dr. Funda DAĞ, Kocaeli University, Turkey

Dr. Servet DEMİR, Gaziantep University, Turkey

Dr. Berrin DOĞUSOY TAYLAN, Mersin University, Turkey

Dr. Levent DURDU, Kocaeli University, Turkey

Dr. Ali Kürşat ERÜMİT, Karadeniz Teknik University, Turkey

Dr. Nuray GEDİK, Akdeniz University, Turkey

Dr. Ebru GENÇTÜRK, Karadeniz Teknik University, Turke

Dr. Tuba GÖKÇEK, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Yüksel GÖKTAŞ, Atatürk University, Turkey

Dr. Şemseddin GÜNDÜZ, Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey

Dr. Bülent GÜVEN, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Gönül GÜNEŞ, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Michael HAMMOND, University of Warwick, England

Dr. Ersun İŞÇİOĞLU, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus

Dr. Serkan İZMİRLİ, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey

Dr. Özden ŞAHİN İZMİRLİ, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey

Dr. Hava İPEK, Karadeniz Teknik University, Turkey

Dr. Işıl KABAKÇI YURDAKUL, Anadolu University, Turkey

Dr. Mehmet KAHRAMAN, Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey

Dr. Göknur KAPLAN AKILLI, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Dr. İzzet KARA, Pamukkale University, Turkey

Dr. Yasemin KARAL, Ministry of Education, Turkey

Dr. Türkan KARAKUŞ, Atatürk University, Turkey

Dr. Selçuk KARAMAN, Atatürk University, Turkey

Dr. Serçin KARATAŞ, Gazi University, Turkey

Dr. Eylem KILIÇ, Yüzüncüyıl University, Turkey

Dr. Ebru KILIÇ ÇAKMAK, Gazi University, Turkey

Dr. Yalın KILIÇ TÜREL, Fırat University, Turkey

Dr. Yasemin KOÇAK USLUEL, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Dr. Özgen KORKMAZ, Mevlana University, Turkey

Dr. Adile Aşkım KURT, Anadolu University, Turkey

Dr. Abdullah KUZU, Anadolu University, Turkey

Dr. Avril LOVELESS, University of Brighton, England

Dr. Sacide Güzin MAZMAN, Uşak Üniversitesi, Turkey

Dr. Feza ORHAN, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Faik Özgür KARATAŞ, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Sibel SOMYÜREK, Gazi Üniversitesi, Turkey

Dr. Serkan ŞENDAĞ, Akdeniz University, Turkey

Dr. Alper ŞİMŞEK, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Ahmet TEKİN, Fırat University, Turkey

Dr. Nilgün TOSUN, Trakya University, Turkey

Dr. Hakan TÜZÜN, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Dr. Çelebi ULUYOL, Gazi University, Turkey

Dr. Ertuğrul USTA, Mevlana University, Turkey

Dr. Suat ÜNAL, Karadeniz Teknik University, Turkey

Dr. Filiz VAROL, Fırat University, Turkey

Dr. Mustafa YADİGAROĞLU, Aksaray University, Turkey

Dr. Onur KÖKSAL, Selçuk University, Turkey

Dr. Hayal Yavuz MUMCU - Ordu University, Turkey

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines. 1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor). 2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. 3. JITTE accepts original scientific papers, literature based discussion papers as well as book reviews. Papers submitted in Turkish and English are accepted to the journal. 4. Page Structure and Typeface Text of the manuscript should be written in line spacing which is specified in full manuscript template. Body of text should be single spaced, Times New Roman, font size 10 point and margins justified. 0,5 cm tab should be used and no space should be left between paragraphs. Full manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages excluding References and extended abstract and references. 5. Title and Sub-headings The title should reflect the overall content of the manuscript in a short way as possible. First letters of the title should be in capital, 12 point, bold and intended to the left. No abbreviations should be used unless necessary. Author/s full names should be provided under the title ordered one in per line. To be used in the review process, information about correspondent author should be provided in the first page as a footnote (Title, affiliation, e-mail). Footnote should be in Times New Roman and 8 point. First letters of main headings in the text (Abstract, Introduction, etc.) should be uppercase, and the heading should be written in font size 10 point and bold. Headings should be given numbers and subheadings should also be numbered according to main headings. No space should be left after headings and paragraphs in the main body of the text. 6. Abstract and Extended Abstract Abstract should not exceed 200 words. 1,5 cm tab should be given and written in 9 pt font size. For the manuscripts written in Turkish, an extended abstract between 500-750 words must be provided. No English abstract is needed. For the manuscripts written in English, extended Turkish abstract is not needed. Extended abstract should consist of rationale, aims, main findings, conclusions, discussion and suggestions. Extended abstract should be provided after short abstract; before the introduction of Turkish text. Title of extended abstract should be written in sentence case, 12 point, bold and intended to the left. Text of extended abstract should be written with font size 10, justified and normal text. No space between paragraphs should be left, and paragraphs should start with 0,5 cm. tab. Both short and extended abstract texts should be written in Times New Roman. 7. Headnotes and Footnotes: In the first page of the manuscript, head notes should be included. In the head note name of the journal should be given on the left; volume, issue number and page number should be written on the right of the page. Head note text should be 9 point, and Times New Roman. In the head notes of odd number pages (1, 3, 5 ,...) title of the manuscript should be provided with sentence case. In the head notes of even number pages (2, 4, 6,...)names of the authors, as starts with capital letter of family name then surname with full capital letters. Example: Ü. SENEMOĞLU, İ. BAYRAM. Page numbers of the manuscripts should be provided in the middle and at the bottom of the page. 8. Key Words: After Turkish and English abstracts ‘Key Words’ with minimum 3, maximum 5 words which reflects the content of manuscripts should be presented. 9. Sections: Manuscripts should consist of title, short abstract, key words, main body of text and correspondence details. In original scientific papers main body of text should consist of (Extended Abstract, Introduction, Aim, Method, Findings and discussion, Conclusions and Suggestions, References) sections. In studies like literature based, and translations, authors may choose and use appropriate titles and sections according to aim and scope of the paper. 10. Tables and Figures Tables and figures should be presented in the same page without interruption. 10 point font size should be used in Tables. Table numbers (Table x.) should be given at the top of the table and only first letter of the name of the table should be uppercase. Figure number (Figure x.) should be given under the figure, and first letter of the name of the figure should be uppercase. Table, title of table, figure, and title of figure should be written in the middle of the page. In quoted tables and figures from other studies, referencing with page numbers should be provided at the end of the title of tables /figures. 11. Author Acknowledgements Acknowledgements (support, thanks) should be given just before the References. If the manuscript is a summary of a thesis or if there are some supporting agencies for the study, these should be expressed in this section. 12. Citation and References In the main text, when citation is needed surnames of authors and publication date and page numbers should be illustrated for direct quotations. If there are citations which belong to same author/s and published in same year, then references should be illustrated as (a, b) in order to separate them. Citations given to references which consist of more the two authors, then “et al.” abbreviation should be used instead of writing all the author surnames, and the date should follow this abbreviation. “&” symbol should not be used in the main text for referencing. For the referencing APA 6.0 Style APA (American Psychological Association, 6th ed., 2001) should be followed. (LİNK) References should be provided in alphabetical order. “&” symbol should be used before the last author in the references which consist of more than one authors in both Turkish and foreign references. Click for example referencing. 13. Appendices If needed appendices should be presented as (Appendix. 1, Appendix.2,..) after “Appendices” title in the new page. 14. Complying to the Rules Author/s should make sure that manuscripts are fully compatible to the rules presented in here. Manuscripts, which do not comply with these rules should not be considered for a possible publication. 15. Submission and Monitoring of Manuscripts Manuscripts can be uploaded to the system after registration through the internet pages belong to author/s. Similarly manuscripts review process can be monitored via Internet.

 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

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 Journal of Instructional Technologies & Teacher Education (JITTE).

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.

 

Editors’  Responsibilities

1) Publication decisions

 The editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope. Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism should also be considered

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.

3) Disclosure and conflicts of interest

 Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the  editorial board for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent

Reviewers’  Responsibilities

1)Contribution  to Editorial Decisions

 The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper.

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 withdraw from the review process.

 

 

3)Confidentially

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

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.

5) Acknowledgement of Source

Reviewers should identify cases in which relevant published work referred to in the paper has not been cited in the reference section. They should point out whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the respective source. Reviewers will notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

6) Disclousure  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 associated with the papers.

Authors’ Responsibilities

1)Reporting  Standards

Authors of original research reports 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.

2) Data acces 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) Originality  Plagiarism  and Acknowledgement  of Sources

Authors will submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited

 

 

4) Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

In general, papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

5) 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.

The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors and no uninvolved persons are included in the author list. The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication

6) Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may 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.

 

Peer Review Process

Journal of Instructional Technologies & Teacher Education (JITTE)  is an open access, international and double blind peer-reviewed journal. Articles sent to JITTE 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.



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