Peer Review process of  DISAR

Sociology of Religion Studies (DISAR) is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year.

Academic articles prepared in the field of sociology of religion are published in the journal:

Sociology of religion: Social Change and Religion, Religion-society relationship, Modernization, Secularization, Secularism, Religious groups, Religious institutions


In the articles to be sent; It is required to be an original article that will fill a gap in the field or to be a review that evaluates previously published studies and presents new and remarkable views on this subject.


Our journal uses a double-blind peer-review system in which the identities of the referees and authors are kept confidential to each other. For this reason, referee names are not published. Authors and reviewers should strive to keep their identities confidential. For this purpose, persons such as authors, editors and referees who send files to the system should pay attention to the following points regarding the text and files. Authors should delete the places where their names and institutions are mentioned in the text. Including footnotes etc. side texts. While Microsoft documents are stored, personal information is also written into the file information. For this reason, either this personal information should be found and deleted from the document properties, or the document should be re-saved in a way that does not contain personal information in the following order.

The Editorial Board primarily examines the articles submitted to the journal in terms of publication principles, journal scope, scientific content and form. See. Pre-Check Form

For the works that pass the preliminary examination, a Field Editor is appointed by the Editor when necessary. The Field Editor sends the work to at least 2 referees for evaluation. See. Referee Evaluation Form

In order for the work to be accepted into the journal, it must receive positive evaluation from both referees. If necessary, the 3rd referee may also be asked to contribute to the evaluation process.

The articles submitted for publication are also confirmed that the articles have not been published before and do not contain plagiarism, through a special program used in plagiarism detection.

The publication process of the accepted work takes 2-4 months from the date of receipt of the work.

Submission of articles to the journal is free of charge. No fee is charged for the article accepted for publication.

In order to detect plagiarism in academic studies, iThenticate – Plagiarism Prevention Program has started to be used in DiSAR. The program has a comprehensive academic content directly related to the evaluation of academic publications. Every document uploaded to iThenticate is compared with documents in a large database. This database includes more than 90,000 important newspapers, magazines, periodicals and books, as well as more than 17 billion web pages and archives. iThenticate controls databases of over 30 million content from more than 70,000 scientific journals and over 86 million articles from more than 150 publishers. Publishing partners include major publishers such as CrossRef, Gale, Emerald, ABC-CLIO, SAGE Reference, Oxford University Press, IEEE, Elsevier, Nature Publishing, Ovid, Taylor&Francis, PubMed, Pearson, McGrawHill, Wiley, and EBSCO host.

Authors submitting articles to DISAR are deemed to have declared that they have not committed any ethical violation. The works of authors who are found to have plagiarized through the iThenticate program are not included in our journals. The report on this subject is sent to the author.

(See COPE Directive in Turkish).

The publication evaluation process scheme is as follows: Click for the diagram showing the evaluation process of the article.