Aims & Scope

Turkish Journal of Religious Education Studies-TUDEAR

Turkish Journal of Religious Education Studies (TUDEAR) is published semi-annually with content of Turkish, English and Arabic articles being evaluated by academics expert in the field.

TUDEAR publishes scientific articles on education and religious education; researches on the philosophy, approach and models of education and religious education, history, methodology and its problems as well as scholarly works such as introduction of books and theses along with news on symposiums, seminars, conferences, panels, news on those who have passed away as well as evaluations.

In addition, TUDEAR has made it a duty to publish different types of articles from different fields in addition to scientific studies on education and religious education.

The prerequisite for acceptance of the articles sent for review is that they should not have been printed anywhere else. The presented articles are first evaluated by the editorial board. If the article meets the desired content and stylistic conditions, it is subject to further evaluation with regard to whether it is suited for publication or not.

All articles are evaluated by two referees and are sent to a third referee if required. The publication of an article is subject to referee approval. The authors are obliged to make the required revisions on their texts.

The format that TUDEAR uses for citations is the APA (American Psychological Association) Style 6th Edition format. Authors should obey the rules and format specified in the American Psychological Association Guideline published by the American Psychological Association.

Aims & Scope

Turkish Journal of Religious Education Studies-TUDEAR

Turkish Journal of Religious Education Studies (TUDEAR) is published semi-annually with content of Turkish, English and Arabic articles being evaluated by academics expert in the field.

TUDEAR publishes scientific articles on education and religious education; researches on the philosophy, approach and models of education and religious education, history, methodology and its problems as well as scholarly works such as introduction of books and theses along with news on symposiums, seminars, conferences, panels, news on those who have passed away as well as evaluations.

In addition, TUDEAR has made it a duty to publish different types of articles from different fields in addition to scientific studies on education and religious education.

The prerequisite for acceptance of the articles sent for review is that they should not have been printed anywhere else. The presented articles are first evaluated by the editorial board. If the article meets the desired content and stylistic conditions, it is subject to further evaluation with regard to whether it is suited for publication or not.

All articles are evaluated by two referees and are sent to a third referee if required. The publication of an article is subject to referee approval. The authors are obliged to make the required revisions on their texts.

The format that TUDEAR uses for citations is the APA (American Psychological Association) Style 6th Edition format. Authors should obey the rules and format specified in the American Psychological Association Guideline published by the American Psychological Association.

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Ethics Statement

PUBLICATION ETHICS

Users of Turkish Journal of  Religious Education Studies (editors, authors, reviewers, department editors, readers) must obey to the ethical rules and responsibilities specified by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)  These ethical rules and responsibilities are summarized below.

A. DUTIES of PUBLISHER

  1. Turkish Journal of Religious Education Studies (TUDEAR) does not charge any article submission from authors. 
  2. The publisher undertakes to have an independent editorial decision made.
  3. Editors are responsible for all the processes that the manuscripts submitted to TUDEAR will go through. Within this framework, ignoring the economic or political interests, the decision-makers are the editors.
  4. The publisher undertakes to have an independent editorial decision made.
  5. However, the journal has left the database open on the internet. 
  6. The publisher bears all the responsibility to take the precautions against scientific abuse, fraud and plagiarism.

B. THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD

  1. Turkish Journal of Religious Education Studies Editorial Board (henceforth, “The Editorial Board”) and Editors/Number Editors are responsible for all the processes before, during and after the publication of each and every article submitted to the Journal.
  2. The Editorial Board determines and implements the entire policies of The Journal, including but not limited to publication, blind review, assessment process, and ethical principles.
  3. The initiation of blind review process for an article does not indicate a publication promise on behalf of The Journal. Likewise, the positive outcome of the review process still necessitates the affirmative decision of The Editorial Board and Editors/Vice Editors for the publication of the article.
  4. The Editorial Board encourages academic honesty. The Editorial Board ensures the originality of the articles by uploading them on iThenticate plagiarism detection software, and evaluating their originality report.
  5. The Editorial Board always examines the claims of plagiarism and abuse in regard to published articles. In case it is established that an author committed plagiarism, or used copyrighted material that belongs to third parties without proper and full reference and permission, The Editorial Board reserves the rights, including but not limited, to retract the article, inform the author’s head of department, dean of faculty and/or other academic institutions.

C. ETHICAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES of EDITORS

The editors of Turkish Journal of Religious Education Studies should be obeyed to the ethical roles and responsibilities of  “CODE OF CONDUCT AND BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINESFOR JOURNAL EDITORS” and “COPE BESTPRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR JOURNAL EDITORS” announced by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and provided on our webpage. These duties and responsibilities are summarized below.

1. Editors’ Relationships with Readers

The editors are responsible for taking into account the feedback from the readers, researchers and practitioners about the published works and to provide the necessary responses and take necessary actions.

2. Editors’ Relations with the Authors

  • Editors make decisions about the articles based on the original value of the article, the aims of the journal and the ethical rules.
  • Editors should accept papers with high original value, based on journal objectives and ethical rules for the evaluation process.
  • The editors should take into account positive opinions of the reviewers unless there is an important reason.
  • Requests and feedback from the authors should be returned with feedback.

3. Editors’ Relations with the Reviewers

  • The reviewers to be appointed must be selected from related area of the manuscript.
  • The editor should make sure that there is no conflict of interest between the reviewers and the authors.
  • The editor is responsible for guiding the reviewers during the article evaluation process and for providing the requested information.
  • The editor is obliged to hide the credentials of the author and the reviewers by means of blind reviewing.
  • The editor must make the necessary warnings to the reviewers about evaluating the article in a timely, impartial and scientific manner.
  • The editor must make an effort to increase the number of reviewers.

4. Editors’ Relations with Advisory Board

Editors should consider the opinions and recommendations of the advisory board about the articles.

5. Editors’ Relations with the Journal Owner and the Publisher

Editorial decisions should be independent of the journal owner and the publisher.

6. Publication of the Article

Editors are responsible for considering publishing principles, journal objectives and international standards in the articles to be published in the journal.

7. Retention of Personal Data

Editors are responsible for not transferring the personal information to third parties except for the consent of the authors.

8. Ethics committee, Human and Animal Rights

The editors are responsible for protecting the human and animal rights at about manuscript in the studies conducted on humans and animals. The editor is responsible for rejecting the article if ethics committee approval is not sent in the works that must provide ethics committee report.

9. Protection of intellectual property rights

Editors are responsible for protecting the intellectual property rights of all articles submitted and published in the journal.

10. Complaints to Editors

Editors are responsible for providing an open and enlightening answer to complaints from the reviewers, authors and readers.

11. Conflicts of interest and relations

Editors are responsible for taking action against conflicts of interest between authors, reviewers and third parties in order to complete the impartial and independent evaluation processes of the articles.

D. ETHICAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES OF REVIEWERS

  1. Reviewers evaluate manuscripts without origin, gender, sexual orientation or political philosophy of the authors. Reviewers also ensure a fair blind peer review of the submitted manuscripts for evaluation. 
  2. All the information relative to submitted articles is kept confidential. The reviewers must not be discussed with others except if authorized by the editor. 
  3. The reviewers have no conflict of interest with regard to parties such as authors, funders, editors and etc..
  4. Reviewers give helps the editor in making decisions and may also assist the author in improving the manuscript. 
  5. The objective judgment evaluation is always done by them. The reviewers express their views clearly with appropriate supporting arguments.
  6. Reviewers ought to identify relevant published study that has not been cited by the authors. Reviewers also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

E. ETHICAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES of AUTHORS

  1. Authors prepare and send their manuscripts in original form.
  2. The authors ensure that their citations and quotations in their manuscripts are accurate and complete.
  3. Authors should indicate and explain situations in which they may be involved in conflicts of interest.
  4. The editors, department editors or the reviewers can request raw data from the author of the manuscripts. Therefore, the author must keep the raw data of the article ready for submission.
  5. Authors should not submit the same study for publishing any other journals. Simultaneous submission of the same study to more than one journal is unacceptable and constitutes unethical behavior.  
  6. Convenient acknowledgment of the study of others has to be given. Authors ought to cite publications that have been efficient in determining the study. All of the sources that used process of the study should be remarked.
  7. All sources of financial support should be disclosed. All authors ought to disclose a meaningful conflict of interest in the process of forming their study. 
  8. When an author discovers a serious error or inaccuracy in a published article, it is the responsibility of the author to immediately notify the editorship. In this case, the author is responsible for cooperating with the journal editorship in either withdrawing the article or publishing a revision of the article. 

  9. For all researches conducted and for clinical and experimental studies involving humans and animals, which require an ethics committee approval, an ethics committee approval must be obtained and should be specified and documented.

F. NOTIFYING THE EDITOR ABOUT THE VIOLATION OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES

Should you encounter any unethical act or content in TUDEAR apart from the ethical responsibilities listed above, please notify the journal by e-mail at tudearjournal@gmail.com.

Number 7 / 2019 June

Number 7 / 2019 June

Research Articles

 

Ortaöğretim Seçmeli Temel Dini Bilgiler Öğretim Programında Yer Alan Kavramların Anlaşılma Düzeylerinin Çeşitli Değişkenler Açısından İncelenmesi

 

An Investıgatıon of The Level of Understanding of Concepts in Secondary Education Optional Basic Religious Knowledge Curriculum in Terms of Various Variables

İBRAHIM GEYİK & MAHMUT ZENGİN / 11-36

 

Supranational Religious Education Policy And Its Influence: Perspectives From Policy Actors in Turkey And England

Uluslarüstü Din Eğitimi Politikası ve Etkisi: Türkiye ve İngiltere’deki Politika Aktörlerinden Perspektifler

ABDURRAHMAN HENDEK / 37-60

 

Mevlânâ Celâleddîn Rûmî’nin Ahlak Öğretisinde Nefs-Ruh Ayrımı

Self Soul Distınctıon in The Moral Teaching of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi

MUZAFFER AYVAZ / 61-82

 

İlköğretim Din Kültürü ve Ahlak Bilgisi Dersi Öğretmenlerinin Değer Öğretiminde Gerçekleştirdikleri Ders Dışı Etkinlikler Üzerine Nitel Bir Araştırma.

Qualitative Study on Extracurricular Activities Used in Values Education by Religious Culture And Ethics Course’s Teachers

MUHAMMED ESAT ALTINTAŞ / 83-99

 

İmam Hatip Ortaokulu Din Kültürü ve Ahlak Bilgisi Öğretmenlerinin Özel Alan Yeterlilikleri

Special Field Competencies of Religious Culture And Ethics Course Teachers at Imam Hatip Secondary Schools

İBRAHIM ARAS / 101-123

 

Sosyal Medya ve Gençlik Değerleri: Zonguldak’ta Liselerde Öğrenim Gören Gençler Üzerine Bir İnceleme

Social Media And Youth Values: An Investigation On High Schools

HASAN MEYDAN, SALİH AYBEY, FATMANUR DİKMEN & MUSTAFA DİKMEN / 125-143

 

İmam Hatip Okulları ve İlahiyat Fakülteleri Örneğinde Din Eğitiminde Kalite Sorunu

Quality Problem of Religious Education in The Case of Imam-Hatip Schools and Theology Faculties

MUHAMMET FATİH GENÇ / 145-166

 

İmam-Hatip Okulu Müdürlerinin Değişimi Yönetme Yeterliği

Imam Hatip School Administrators’ Competencies of Managing Change

Şükrü KEYİFLİ / 167-187

 

التنغيم: (مفهومه وظائفه الدلاليّة)

Intonation (Definition And Its Significance Functions)

AYSHA AL-HARÎRÎ / 189-206

 

الإمام النسفي ومنهجه النحوي في تفسيره مدارك التنزيل

Iman Al-Nasfi And His Grammatical Method In His Book Titled “Madarek Al-Tanzeel”

MUHAMMED MURTAZA ÇAVUŞ & NUSRETTİN BOLELLI 207-247

 

 BOOK REVIEWS

 

Günes, A. (2017). Din Öğretimi Materyalleri

ABDURRAHMAN HENDEK / 251-254

 

Okumuşlar, M. (2014). Yapılandırmacı Yaklaşım ve Din Eğitimi

AKİF SAVAŞ  / 254-257

Notes for Book Reviewers

What is a review?

A review is penned to discuss an original work by a single author, an edited volume, the proceedings of an academic conference or event, or an academic essay. Although its primary goal is to introduce, critical comments are incorporated.
Book reviews are not book reports. Book reports inform the reader of the book’s content only and occupy a certain section of academic book reviews. A book review, however, is a critical engagement with the book’s subject, treatment and theses in terms of constructive comments. Likewise, a review of an academic essay should critique the main views expressed, discuss their consistency and coherence and the sources used. In the reviews of proceedings, papers and discussions are conveyed to the reader in the manner of an academic discussion.

Reviews are concentrated efforts, a must of academic work rather than a protracted and forced act of labor, as can be seen in many academic journals. The academic community regularly browses the book review section, for its contents serve as an introductory and informative brief note for recent works and enables scholars to see how fellow academics receive their works. It thus engenders several academic gains for both the reviewer and the reviewed.

How to write a book review

While most reviewers consider a single book for review, others treat two or more at the same time. The latter reviews can be more extensive than the former ones. However, the basic form remains the same and TUDEAR welcomes both types .
The phase prior to writing a book review comprises two parts: reading the book to be reviewed and beginning the preparatory stage to actually writing it. After this two-step phase, one can proceed with penning the review.

Reading the book

Aim: What are the author’s objectives? Does he/she state them explicitly, or does the reviewer have to infer them? Is there a central thesis?

Interpretation: How are the treated subjects connected? How are the people or events described? Are they sorted in the appropriate manner? Does the author justify his/her work by an analytical method or a theory or just express his/her personal opinions? Are the author’s statements reasonable and consistent? Do they elucidate or obfuscate the issues being addressed? Do you have any suggestions concerning the author’s points and comments?

Context: Were the ideas and facts expressed put into a wider context? Does the author adequately concentrate on the proposed subject? Does the author’s perspective provide a proper understanding for the reader?

Silence: Are there intended or unintended silences? If so, do they take away from the book’s appeal or lend a clue to the author’s objectives?

Form: Is the book well written, easily comprehensible and/or eloquent, or jargon-laden and heavy with verbosity that obstructs understanding? Does the author exhibit a literary aptitude beyond the plain use of language? Does this literary style add to the book’s appeal?

Sources: What kind of sources are cited? Are they primarily printed or archival documents? Does the author refer to miscellaneous material like novels, interviews, or art works? Are the major sources fully mentioned, or have some salient works escaped his/her attention?

Literature: How does the book relate to other works in the field? Does it break new ground and/or modify the general perspectives, or does it locate itself within the established perspectives? Does it have a novel methodological or theoretical approach and/or raise controversy? If it is somewhat dated, did it lead to a debate following its publication? You might need to do some extra reading in order to answer these questions.

Background: Many academics want to know the author’s credentials. You may gather this information by utilizing various databases, library catalogues, or internet search engines. Is the author a junior researcher breaking new ground, or an established senior scholar?

The Preparatory stage

After reading and reflecting upon the book, begin developing the main sections of your review. Consider the relevant facts and how you should arrange them. Finally, devise an outline (e.g., introduction, body, and conclusion) that will present your basis points in the best possible manner.

Basic points: Return to your notes and arrange your points in order of importance to locate the central discussion and issues you will treat. In addition, consider the most effective plan to convey your thoughts. If you are reviewing an edited volume, you may expand your review by engaging critically with those contributions that fall within your expertise and citing the relevant sections.

Main theme: Your review requires a main discussion, like all academic works. Thus, how would you summarize your major opinion of the book reviewed and present it within the structure of your review (i.e., the introduction, body, and conclusion)?

Form: Provide a one-paragraph synopsis of the book’s main issues and discussions. This paragraph must be something more than a summary sentence for each chapter.

Writing the Review

Your review is a brief critical note. The following is a check list while writing or editing the text.
a) A concise and effective introduction that presents your review’s main theme and discussion.
b) A summary introduction of the book. Many reviewers relay this in the second paragraph, although it is not obligatory to offer it in the introduction.
c) The body should convey your main points as regards the book’s strengths and weaknesses. Present your thoughts coherently and avoid a haphazard arrangement. Try to relate your points in ways that will attract the readers’ attention.
d) Provide a brief conclusion to sum up your major points, and perhaps suggest points of reflection for the reader.
e) The general rules for academic essays published in TUDEAR also apply to book reviews. Take note of the rules relating to the writing style and citation format.
f) The submitted review for TUDEAR should be between 1000 and 1500 words.
g) Write in a plain, grammatically correct style. Go over it carefully after completion and print it out if you have written it on word processor. Do not rely on the word processor’s spell checking and textual structure programs.
h) The title of your review should include the following:

  • Author’s or editor’s full name (indicate if it is an edited volume)
  • Book title
  • Year of publication
  • Place of publication
  • Publishing house
  • Page count
  • ISBN

i) Include the introductory information about yourself at the end of the review:

  • Full name
  • Institutional affiliation and position
  • A short bio of 15-20 words
    For Example: Taha Eğri and Necmettin Kızılkaya (Eds.), Islamic Economics: Basic Concepts, New Thinking and Future Directions, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, ix, 244 pages

Submission & Publication

Submission Declaration
The submission of an article implies that the work has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

 

Disclosing Data
All data relating to the article must be made available in Supplementary files or deposited in external repositories and it must be submitted if it is requested.

 

Changes to Authorship
TUDEAR accepts the add and drop or rearrangement of author names in an accepted manuscript before publication. Before the accepted manuscript is published, requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal Secretary by the corresponding author. This request must include:

  • The reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and
  • Written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.

Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal Secretary to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that: (1) the Journal Secretary will inform the Journal Editors of any such requests and (2) the publication of the accepted manuscript in an issue will be suspended until authorship has been agreed. After the manuscript is published any requests to add, drop or rearrange author names will not be taken into consideration.

 

Copyright
Authors should add their papers a confirmation of copyright of the article submitted to TUDEAR, a sample is shown below.

“The attached article(s), whose writer(s) and title(s) are clearly indicated below, has/have been sent for your consideration to be published in TUDEAR. The article(s) has/have yet to be published anywhere else, nor has/have the article(s) been sent to another journal for consideration. In the case that any or all of the article be accepted for publication, we affirm that all publishing rights shall belong permanently to TUDEAR for each accepted article.
As the writer(s) whose signature(s) appear below, I/we accept all the conditions found in the Author Guidelines section and affirm that the below article(s) has/have been written in accordance to the ethical rules stated therein. I/we furthermore affirm that all accompanying articles are original works, that all articles are accompanied with their original copyright forms, that the writer(s) transfere/s all editing rights to the Publications Board for the TUDEAR, and that all copyrights, including registered copyrights, shall be transferred to the TUDEAR upon acceptance.”

 

Submission Checklist
The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to submission. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item and ensure that the following items are present:

  • In the first page, the full name and affiliation of all author(s)
  • If article is written by two or more authors one author should be defined as corresponding author. In the first page, name, mailing address, work/mobile phone numbers, and e-mail address(es) of corresponding author.
  • In the article in Turkish
  • an abstract between 150 and 200 words and 5-8 keywords in Turkish and a title
  • an abstract between 150 and 200 words and 5-8 keywords in English.
  • a long summary in English between 1500 and 2000 words. This extended summary should include the title in English, sub-topics of the article, and all references (This section may be submitted after acceptance).
  • In the article in English
  • an abstract between 150 and 200 words and 5-8 keywords in English.
  • an abstract between 150 and 200 words and 5-8 keywords in Turkish and a title. If the author does not know Turkish, this part will be translated by TUDEAR.
  • All figure captions; all figures supplied as a separate file in suitable formats (.jpg, .pdf or .png), printable resolution and proper size.
  • All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
  • Manuscript has been spell-checked and grammar-checked
  • References are in the correct format (APA 6th edition)
  • All references mentioned in the text are listed in the bibliography and vice versa
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)

 

Copyediting and Proofreading
TUDEAR publishes articles in Turkish and English. Please write your text in good Turkish or English. Articles in Turkish must have an extended English abstract. Authors who think their Turkish and English needs copyediting may request help from Journal Secretary. TJRES will find somebody for this. Charges for this service belong to the Authors.

 

Queuing for Publishing
After all review and copyediting processes completed Editorial Board will decide for the issue in which the article will take place. Normally the articles are listed according to submission dates. But in some cases there may be some exceptions related with the special issues and focused files. The author(s) will be informed about this decision.

 

Acceptance Letter
If author needs and demands an acceptance letter showing the status of the article may be supplied by editorial board. This letter will include a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number which the author may further necessary official processes.

 

Copies of the Journal
A hardcopy of the Journal will also be sent to All author(s). Besides this, the corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e- mail.

 

Article Submission Charges

There is no article submission charges 

 

Processing Charges

There is no processing charges for assessments