Journal of Ilahiyat Researches

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Journal of Ilahiyat Researches is a scientific, open access, online-only periodical published in accordance with independent, unbiased, and double-blinded peer-review principles. The journal is official publication of the Atatürk University Faculty of Theology and published biannually in June, and December. The publication language of the journal is Turkish, English, and Arabic

Journal of Ilahiyat Researches aims to contribute to the literature by publishing manuscripts at the highest scientific level in theology. The journal publishes original articles, and book review that are prepared in accordance with ethical guidelines. The scope of the journal includes but not limited to Basic Islamic Sciences, Philosophy and Religious Studies, and Islamic History and Arts.
The target audience of the journal consists of scientists doing research in the fields of theology, amateur and professional workers, and all people who are interested in this field.

The editorial and publication processes of the journal are shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The journal conforms to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (
Originality, high scientific quality, and citation potential are the most important criteria for a manuscript to be accepted for publication. Manuscripts submitted for evaluation should not have been previously presented or already published in an electronic or printed medium. The journal should be informed of manuscripts that have been submitted to another journal for evaluation and rejected for publication. The submission of previous reviewer reports will expedite the evaluation process. Manuscripts that have been presented in a meeting should be submitted with detailed information on the organization, including the name, date, and location of the organization.
Manuscripts submitted to Journal of Ilahiyat Researches will go through a double-blind peer-review process. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two external, independent peer reviewers who are experts in their fields in order to ensure an unbiased evaluation process. The editorial board will invite an external and independent editor to manage the evaluation processes of manuscripts submitted by editors or by the editorial board members of the journal. The Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all submissions.

The authors are expected to submit researches that comply with the general ethical principles which include; scientific integrity, objectivity, collegiality, data integrity, institutional integrity and social responsibility.

The Editorial Board of the journal handles all appeal and complaint cases within the scope of COPE guidelines. In such cases, authors should get in direct contact with the editorial office regarding their appeals and complaints. When needed, an ombudsperson may be assigned to resolve cases that cannot be resolved internally. The Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all appeals and complaints.

The correction requests submitted by the authors are reviewed by the Editorial Board and the corrections are applied based on the decision of the Editorial Board. In case of corrections in the published text, the readers are informed by publishing the Erratum text in the number following the correction. The edited article is updated on the journal web page and in the indexes when the journal is scanned.

Journal of Ilahiyat Researches is extremely sensitive about plagiarism. All submissions are screened by a similarity detection software (iThenticate by CrossCheck) at any point during the peer-review and/or production process.

When you are discussing others' (or your own) previous work, please make sure that you cite the material correctly in every instance. 

Authors are strongly recommended to avoid any form plagiarism and ethical misconduct that are exemplified below.

Self- plagiarism (text-recycling): Overlapping sections or sentences with the author’s previous publications without citing them. Even if you are the author of the phrases or sentences, the text should not have unacceptable similarity with the previously published data.
Salami slicing: Using the same data of a research into several different articles. Reporting the same hypotheses, population, and methods of a study is into different papers is not acceptable.
Data Fabrication: It is the addition of data that never occurred during the gathering of data or the experiments. Results and their interpretation must be based on the complete data sets and reported accordingly.
Data Manipulation/Falsification: It means manipulating research data with the intention of giving a false impression. This includes manipulating images (e.g. micrographs, gels, radiological images), removing outliers or ‘inconvenient’ results, changing data points, etc.

In the event of alleged or suspected research misconduct, e.g., plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, the Editorial Board will follow and act according to COPE flowcharts.

Being an author of a scientific article mainly indicates a person who has a significant contribution to the article and shares the responsibility and accountability of that article. To be defined as an author of a scientific article, researchers should fulfill below criteria:
Making a significant contribution to the work in all or some of the following phases: Research conception or design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation.
Drafting, writing or revising the manuscript
Agreeing on the final version of the manuscript and the journal which it will be submitted
Taking responsibility and accountability of the content of the article
Outside the above mentioned authorship criteria, any other form of specific contribution should be stated in the Acknowledgement section.
In addition to being accountable for the parts of the work he/she has done, an author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific other parts of the work. Also, authors should have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their co-authors.
If an article is written by more than one person, one of the co-authors should be chosen as the corresponding author for handling all the correspondences regarding the article. Before submission, all authors should agree on the order of the authors and provide their current affiliations and contact details. Corresponding author is responsible for ensuring the correctness of these information.
Journal of Ilahiyat Researches requires corresponding authors to submit a signed and scanned version of the Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship form (available for download at during the initial submission process to act appropriately on authorship rights and to prevent ghost or honorary authorship. If the editorial board suspects a case of “gift authorship,” the submission will be rejected without further review. As part of the submission of the manuscript, the corresponding author should also send a short statement declaring that he/she accepts to undertake all the responsibility for authorship during the submission and review stages of the manuscript.

Journal of Ilahiyat Researches reviews the authorship according to the author’s declaration in the Title Page, thus it is the authors responsibility to send the final order of the complete author names. Requests in the change of authorship (e.g. removal/addition of the authors, change in the order etc) after submission are subject to editorial approval. Editorial Board will investigate this kind of cases and act following COPE flowcharts. 

Change of authorship requests should be submitted to the Editorial Office with an official letter stating the reasons of the change. The letter must be signed by all authors and include their approval on the change in authorship. If the request is approved by the Editorial Board, authors need to submit a new Copyright Agreement Form according to the final order list.

Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in Journal of Ilahiyat Researches reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of the editors, the editorial board, or the publisher; the editors, the editorial board, and the publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials. The final responsibility regarding the published content rests with the authors.

The Editorial Board of the journal handles all appeal and complaint cases within the scope of COPE guidelines. In such cases, authors should get in direct contact with the editorial office regarding their appeals and complaints. When needed, an ombudsperson may be assigned to resolve claims that cannot be resolved internally. The Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all appeals and complaints.

Journal of Ilahiyat Researches requires each submission to be accompanied by a Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship form (available for download at By signing this form, authors retain the copyright of their work and agree that the article, if accepted for publication by the Journal of Ilahiyat Researches will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND) 4.0 International License which permits third parties to share the material for only non-commercial purposes by giving the appropriate credit to the original work. Adaptation and modification of the material is not permitted.

When using previously published content, including figures, tables, or any other material in both print and electronic formats, authors must obtain permission from the copyright holder. Legal, financial and criminal liabilities in this regard belong to the author(s).
Manuscripts can only be submitted through the journal’s online manuscript submission and evaluation system, available at  Manuscripts submitted via any other medium and submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be evaluated.
Manuscripts submitted to the journal will first go through a technical evaluation process where the editorial office staff will ensure that the manuscript has been prepared and submitted in accordance with the journal’s guidelines. Submissions that do not conform to the journal’s guidelines will be returned to the submitting author with technical correction requests.
Authors are required to submit the following:
· Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship Form  during the initial submission. These forms are available for download at

Preparation of the Manuscript
Title page
: A separate title page should be submitted with all submissions and this page should include:
· The full title of the manuscript as well as a short title (running head) of no more than 50 characters,
· Name(s), affiliations, highest academic degree(s), and ORCID IDs of the author(s),
· Grant information and detailed information on the other sources of support,
· Name, address, telephone (including the mobile phone number), and email address of the corresponding author,
· Acknowledgment of the individuals who contributed to the preparation of the manuscript but who do not fulfill the authorship criteria.
Abstract: An abstract should be submitted with all submissions except for Book Review. The abstract of Research Articles should be unstructured. The abstract should be no more than 250 words.
Keywords: Each submission must be accompanied by a minimum of five to a maximum of eight keywords for subject indexing at the end of the abstract. The following points about keywords should be considered.

a) Concepts that accurately reflect the relevant article should be selected.
b) It must be sorted from general to special.
c) The first concept must be the name of the related branch of Science (Political History, Sociology, Psychology, Tafsir, Hadith, Kalām, etc.).
d) The second concept should be one that is subject reflecting. They should be designated as the name of country, city, person or work (War, migration, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Speech, Qadar, Muʿtazila, al-Māturīdī, Kitāb al-Tawḥīd, etc.).
e) Concepts that reflect the content of the article should be added later (National struggle, Sakarya Meydan War, Human Acts, Kasb, Istiṭāʿa)
f) If the focus of the work is a person or a work, the name of the relavent person or work should be added in the keywords.
g) Words that have no conceptual meaning should not be preferred as a keyword concept.
h) Keywords should be written with capital letters, whether they are special names or not.

Manuscript Types
Research Articles
: The main text should consist of the main headings "INTRODUCTION" and "CONCLUSION", and in the sub-headings, numbers should be added in front of the headings.

Book Reviews: Reviews on the contemporary and noteworthy book within the journal’s scope can be published after it is reviewed by an external expert on the respective topic. 

Tables should be included in the main document, presented after the reference list, and they should be numbered consecutively in the order they are referred to within the main text. A descriptive title must be placed above the tables in title case in italics. Abbreviations used in the tables should be defined below the tables by footnotes (even if they are defined within the main text). Tables should be created using the “insert table” command of the word processing software and they should be arranged clearly to provide easy reading. Data presented in the tables should not be a repetition of the data presented within the main text but should be supporting the main text.

Figures and Figure Legends
Figures, graphics, and photographs should be submitted as separate files (in TIFF or JPEG format) through the submission system. The files should not be embedded in a Word document or the main document. When there are figure subunits, the subunits should not be merged to form a single image. Each subunit should be submitted separately through the submission system. Images should not be labeled (a, b, c, etc.) to indicate figure subunits. Thick and thin arrows, arrowheads, stars, asterisks, and similar marks can be used on the images to support figure legends. Like the rest of the submission, the figures too should be blind. Any information within the images that may indicate an individual or institution should be blinded. The minimum resolution of each submitted figure should be 300 DPI. To prevent delays in the evaluation process, all submitted figures should be clear in resolution and large in size (minimum dimensions: 100 × 100 mm). Figure legends should be listed at the end of the main document.

It is important to examine the rules in the writing of ISNAD 2 regarding the abbreviations to be used in the article. Required information can be found at 
All references, tables, and figures should be referred to within the main text, and they should be numbered consecutively in the order they are referred to within the main text.
Both in-text citations and the references must be prepared according to the İSNAD 2 Edition.

When citing publications, the latest and most up-to-date publications should be preferred. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the sources. In the main text of the article, the sources should be indicated with the author's name and publication year in parentheses. In case of direct citation in the main text, the year of publication and page number should be stated in parentheses after the author's name. Please see the examples below.

Reference List
The reference styles for different types of publications are presented in the following examples.

Journal Article: Kalaycı, Mehmet – Eren, Muhammet Emin. “Reflection of Qāḍīzādelīs-Khalwatīs Tension on the Islamic Heresiography: Muṣṭafá Ibn Ibrāhīm and is Alphabetical Classifıcation of Sects”. Ilahiyat Studies 9/2 (2018), 249-290.
محمد بن الحسن بن فورك، "المقدمة"، مجرد مقالات الشيخ أبي الحسن الأشعري، تح: أحمد عبد الرحيم السايح (القاهرة: مكتبة الثقافة الدينية، ٢٠٠٥)، ٢٤.

Journal Article with multiple authors: Ayten, Ali vd. “Dini Başa Çıkma, Şükür ve Hayat Memnuniyeti İlişkisi: Hastalar, Hasta Yakınları ve Hastane Çalışanları Üzerine Bir Araştırma”. Dinbilimleri Akademik Araştırma Dergisi 12/2 (2012), 45-79.

Without an Author: İş Kanunları ve İlgili Mevzuatı. Ankara: Adalet Yayınevi, 2014.
By a Single Author: İnan, Afet. Piri Reis’in Hayatı ve Eserleri. Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu, 2018.
محمد بن الحسن بن فورك، مجرد مقالات الشيخ أبي الحسن الأشعري، تح: أحمد عبد الرحيم السايح ( القاهرة: مكتبة الثقافة الدينية، ٢٠٠٥)، ٢٤.

By a Two Authors: Barkan, Ömer Lütfi – Ayverdi, Ekrem Hakkı. İstanbul Vakıfları Tahrir Defteri 953 Tarihli. İstanbul: İstanbul Fetih Cemiyeti, 1973.

With Three or More Authors: Eisen, Mitchell L. vd. Memory and Suggestibility in the Forensic Interview. Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates, 2002.

Editorial Book Section: Faroqhi, Suraiya (ed.). Türkiye Tarihi 1603-1839. çev. Fethi Aytuna. 3 Cilt. İstanbul: Kitap Yayınevi, 2011.

Edited Book: Taşköprizâde Ahmed Efendi. Miftâḥu’s-saʿâde ve miṣbâḥu’s-siyâde fî mevżûʿâti’l-ʿulûm. nşr. Abdülvehhâb Ebü’n-Nûr – Kâmil Kâmil Bekrî. 3 Cilt. Kahire: Dârü’l-Kütübi’l-Hadis, 3. Basım, 1968.

Book-Critical Edition: Saffâr, Ebû İshâk İbrâhim ez-Zâhid. Telḫîṣü’l-edille li-ḳavâʿidi’t-tevḥîd. thk. Angelika Brodersen. 2 Cilt. Beyrut: el-Ma‘hedü’l-Almânî li’l-Ebhâsi’l-Şarkiyye, 1432/2011.

Translation of the Qur’ān-In Print: Kur’ân-ı Kerîm Meâli. çev. Halil Altuntaş – Muzaffer Şahin. Ankara: Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı Yayınları, 3. Basım, 2009.

Hadith: Ahmed b. Hanbel, Ebû Abdillâh Ahmed b. Muhammed b. Hanbel eş-Şeybânî. el-Müsned. nşr. Ebû Hâcir Muhammed Saîd Besyûnî. Beyrut: y.y., 1405/1985.

Dissertation or Thesis: Demir, Abdullah. Ebû İshâk Zâhid es-Saffâr’ın Kelâm Yöntemi. Sivas: Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Doktora Tezi, 2014.
زينب يوسف عبد الله هاشم، الإستعارة عند عبد القاهر الجرجاني (رسالة الماجستير، جامعة أم القرى، ١٤١٤/١٩٩٤)، ٥٦.

Web sites: DİB, Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı. “Din İşleri Yüksel Kurulu Başkanlığı”. Erişim 1 Mayıs 2017.

When submitting a revised version of a paper, the author must submit a detailed “Response to the reviewers” that states point by point how each issue raised by the reviewers has been covered and where it can be found (each reviewer’s comment, followed by the author’s reply and line numbers where the changes have been made) as well as an annotated copy of the main document. Revised manuscripts must be submitted within 30 days from the date of the decision letter. If the revised version of the manuscript is not submitted within the allocated time, the revision option may be canceled. If the submitting author(s) believe that additional time is required, they should request this extension before the initial 30-day period is over.
Accepted manuscripts are copy-edited for grammar, punctuation, and format by professional language editors. Once the publication process of a manuscript is completed, it is published online on the journal’s webpage as an ahead-of-print publication before it is included in its scheduled issue. A PDF proof of the accepted manuscript is sent to the corresponding author and their publication approval is requested within 2 days of their receipt of the proof.

Editor: Reyhan KELEŞ
Address: Department of Turkish Islamic Literature, Atatürk University, Faculty of Theology, Erzurum, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]

Publisher: Atatürk University
Address: Atatürk University, Yakutiye, Erzurum, Turkey

Publishing Service: AVES
Address: Büyükdere Cad., 105/9 34394 Şişli, İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 217 17 00
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