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Volume: 12 Issue: 1, 2/29/24

Year: 2024


Artium is a double-blind peer-reviewed scientific journal published biannually (in February and August). Artium is published by Hasan Kalyoncu University. Artium is an open access journal aiming at the free circulation and distribution of knowledge.

The aim of the journal is to promote theoretical and research-oriented studies, to improve the quality of research and to encourage mutual sharing of national and international academic research. Artium focuses on original research and project applications in architecture, urbanism and construction. In addition, it encourages the publication of application studies in the fields of architecture, town planning and construction. 

Authors do not pay any fees for the publication of their article in Artium.

The journal is basically based on studies in the fields of Architecture, Urbanism, Design and Construction;

  • Architecture
  • City and regional planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction and Management
  • Interior Design and Environmental Design
  • Landscape architecture

focuses on original research and project applications in their fields. In addition, it encourages the publication of application studies in the fields of architecture and planning.

ARTİUM implements 2 step submission policy for authors through the publication process:

               1st - Submission of Manuscripts

               2nd - Submission of Final Papers (edited according to the publishing template format)

Here are the instructions for authors to prevent delays in peer review and publication processes.

1. Preparation of Manuscripts

The original digital copy of the manuscript in Microsoft Word format in English must be submitted to the journal via registration to the website ( All submissions will be double blind peer reviewed.

The manuscript must contain orderly, cover letter, title page, abstract, keywords, article, acknowledgement (if any), references, tables and a list of figure captions in one single Word document. It must be typed in double spacing by using Arial font with 12 points. All pages must be numbered sequentially. 

            1.1. Cover Letter
            The cover letter must express that the manuscript has been prepared and confirmed by all authors, it is an unpublished and original work and it has not been submitted to, or is not under the review process of another journal. The names and signatures of all authors must be in the cover letter which can be scanned. 

            In addition to these, all authors should indicate their own ORCID ID in the cover letter. Registration for an ORCID iD can be completed from the website

            1.2. Title Page

            The title page must include a brief and illuminating title and names, affiliations (department, faculty, university, city and country) and e-mail addresses of all authors, and identify the corresponding author.

            1.3. Abstract 

            Abstract must be 200-250 words.The abstract and the full-text must be in English. The following titles must be filled in the abstract in turn: Purpose, Design/Methodology/Approach, Findings,    Research Limitations, Practical Implications, Social Implications, Originality/Value. 

           1.4. Keywords 

            The article must have maximum 5 keywords that have been aligned in alphabetical order and have been chosen carefully to ease the searches.

            1.5. Article

            An article must contain minimum 4500 words and maximum 8000 words. The headings must be in hierarchic order and numbered sequentially. Authors should avoid using footnotes and endnotes, if unavoidable. Also, authors are suggested to control spell checking of the article.

             1.6. Acknowledgement

            The authors should acknowledge where applicable the source(s) of funding and describe the role of sponsors in the research project. (The following statements should be clearly given in this   section in the research carried out with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using survey, interview, focus group interview, observation, and experimental techniques). In this research, the necessary permissions were obtained from the relevant ethics committee.

            The necessary permissions were obtained from the owners for the use of the scale, questionnaire and photographs used in the article.

            1.7. References
            The references must follow the APA referencing style. Further details about APA referencing style can be found on

            1.8. Preparation of Tables and Figures

            Tables and figures must be embedded in the article in ONE SINGLE Microsoft Word document.

2. Final Paper Submission
After the manuscript accepted for publication, authors must send the final version of their papers to the journal website ( via logging in. File name of the final submission must be the manuscript reference number. Final papers must also be in ONE SINGLE Microsoft Word format.

All papers must be in journals publication format through the article template. This template is sent to authors when their articles have been accepted for publication in ARTiUM. Authors might be requested for revision in case of any missing information or inaccuracy. In the publication process, articles may be edited by the journal.

3. Copyright and Originality
It is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission from authors and publishers of any previously published material; text, tables, figures, etc. 

Copyright Notice

All papers should be submitted electronically. All submitted manuscripts must be original work that is not under submission at another journal or under consideration for publication in another form, such as a monograph or chapter of a book. Authors of submitted papers are obligated not to submit their paper for publication elsewhere until an editorial decision is rendered on their submission. Further, authors of accepted papers are prohibited from publishing the results in other publications that appear before the paper is published in the Journal.

It is importance that all people included in the publication process (authors, readers and researchers, publisher, reviewers and editors) comply with the standards of ethical considerations. ARTİUM expects all people to hold the following ethical responsibilities.

The following ethical duties and responsibilities are written in the light of the guide and policies made by Committee onPublication Ethics (COPE).

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors
The authors who submit their manuscripts to ARTİUM are expected to comply with the following ethical responsibilities:
- Author(s) must submit original studies to the journal. If they utilize or use other studies, they must make the in-text and end-text references accurately and completely.
- People who have not contributed to the study at the intellectual level should not be indicated as author.
- If the manuscripts submitted to be published are subject of conflicting interests or relations, these must be explained.
- During the review process of their manuscripts, author(s) may be asked to supply raw data. In such a case, author(s) should be ready to submit such data and information to the editorial and scientific boards.
- Author(s) should document that they have the participants' consent and the necessary permissions related with the sharing and research/analysis of the data that are used.
- Author(s) bears the responsibility to inform the editor of the journal or publisher if they happen to notice a mistake in their study which is in early release or publication process and to cooperate with the editors during the correction or withdrawal process.
- Authors cannot submit their studies to multiple journals simultaneously. Each submission can be made only after the previous one is completed. A study published in another journal cannot be submitted to .
- Author responsibilities given in a study (e.g.: adding an author, reordering of author names) whose review process has begun cannot be changed.

Ethical Responsibilities of Editors
The editor and co-editors of ARTİUM should hold the following ethical responsibilities that are based on the guides "COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines forJournal Editors" and "COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" published as open Access by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

General duties and responsibilities
Editors are responsible for each study published in ARTİUM. In this respect, the editors have the following roles and responsibilities:
- Making efforts to meet the demand for knowledge from readers and authors,
- Ensuring the continuous development of the journal,
- Managing the procedures aimed to improve the quality of the studies published in the journal,
- Supporting freedom of expression,
- Ensuring academic integrity,
- Following the procedures without making concessions on intellectual property rights and ethical standards,
- Being transparent and clear in issues that require correction or explanation.

Relationships with Readers
Editors must make decisions taking into consideration the knowledge, skills and expectations of all readers, researchers and practitioners need. They must also ensure that the published studies contribute to literature and be original. Moreover, they must take notice of the feedback received from researchers and practitioners and provide explanatory and informative feedback.

Relationships with Authors
Editors have the following duties and responsibilities in their relations with authors:
- Editors must make positive or negative decisions about the studies' importance, originality, validity, clarity in wording and suitability with the journal's aims and objectives.
- Editors must accept the studies that are within the scope of publication into pre review process unless there are serious problems with the study.
- Editors must not ignore positive suggestions made by reviewers unless there are serious problems with the study.
- New editors, unless there are serious issues, must not change the previous editor's decisions about the studies.
- Blind Review and Review Process must be published and editors must prevent possible diversions in the defined processes.
- Editors must publish an "Author Guide" that is comprehensive enough in answering queries by authors. This guide must be updated regularly.
- Authors should be provided with explanatory and informative feedback.

Relationships with Reviewers
Editors have the following duties and responsibilities in their relations with reviewers:
Editors must
- choose reviewers according to the subject of the study.
- provide the information and guidance reviewers may need during the review process.
- observe whether there are conflicting interests between reviewers and authors.
- keep the identities of reviewers confidential in blind review.
- encourage the reviewers to review the manuscript in an unbiased, scientific and objective tone.
- evaluate reviewers regularly based on criteria like performance and timing.
- develop practices and policies that increase the performance of reviewers.
- take necessary steps to update the reviewer pool dynamically.
- prevent unkind and unscientific reviews.
- make effort to ensure the reviewer pool has a wide range.

Relationships with the Editorial Board
Editors must make sure that the members of the editorial board follow the procedures in accordance with the publication policies and guidelines, and must inform the members about the publication policies and developments. The editors must also train new members of the editorial board and provide the information they need.

Moreover, editors must
- ensure that the members of the editorial board review the manuscripts in an unbiased and independent manner.
- select the new members of the editorial board from those who can contribute to the journal and are qualified enough.
- send manuscripts for review based on the subject of expertise of the editorial board members.
- regularly communicate with the editorial board.
- arrange regular meetings with the editorial board for the development of publication policies and the journal.

Relationships with the Journal's Owner and Publisher
The relationship between the editors and publisher is based on the principle of the independency of editors. All the decisions made by the editors are independent of the publisher and the owner of the journal as required by the agreement made between editors and publisher.

Editorial and Blind Review Processes
Editors are obliged to comply with the policies of "Blind Review and ReviewProcess" stated in the journal's publication policies. Therefore, the editors ensure that each manuscript is reviewed in an unbiased, fair and timely manner.

Quality Assurance
Editors must make sure that articles in the journal are published in accordance with the publication policies of the journal and international standards.

Protection of Personal Information
Editors are supposed to protect the personal information related with the subjects or visuals in the studies being reviewed, and to reject the study if there is no documentation of the subjects' consent. Furthermore, editors are supposed to protect the personal information of the authors, reviewers and readers.

Encouraging Ethical Rules and Protection of Human and Animal Rights
Editors are supposed to protect human and animal rights in the studies being reviewed and must reject the experimental studies which do not have ethical and related committee’s approval about the population given in such studies.

Precautions against possible Abuse and Malpractice
Editors are supposed to take precautions against possible abuse and malpractice. They must conduct investigations meticulously and objectively in determining and evaluating complaints about such situations. They must also share the results of the investigation.

Ensuring Academic Integrity
Editors must make sure that the mistakes, inconsistencies or misdirection in studies are corrected quickly.

Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
Editors are responsible for protecting the intellectual property rights of all the articles published in the journal and the rights of the journal and author(s) in cases where these rights are violated. Also, editors must take the necessary precautions in order to prevent the content of all published articles from violating the intellectual property rights of other publications.

Constructiveness and Openness to Discussion
Editors must
- pay attention to the convincing criticism about studies published in the journal and must have a constructive attitude towards such criticism.
- grant the right of reply to the author(s) of the criticized study.
- not ignore or exclude the study that include negative results.

Editors must examine the complaints from authors, reviewers or readers and respond to them in an explanatory and enlightening manner.

Political and Economic Apprehensions
Neither the owner of the journal, publisher or any other political or economic factor can influence the independent decision taking of the editors.

Conflicting Interests
Editors, acknowledging that there may be conflicting interests between reviewers and other editors, guarantee that the publication process of the manuscripts will be completed in an independent and unbiased manner

Ethical Responsibilities of Reviewers
The fact that all manuscripts are reviewed through "Blind Review" has a direct influence on the publication quality. This process ensures confidentiality by objective and independent review. The review process at ARTİUM is carried out on the principle of double blind review. Reviewers do not contact the authors directly, and the reviews and comments are conveyed through the journal management system. In this process, the reviewer views on the evaluation forms and full texts are assigned to the author(s) by the editor. Therefore, the reviewers doing review work for ARTİUM are supposed to bear the following ethical responsibilities:

Reviewers must
- agree to review only in their subject of expertise.
- review in an unbiased and confidential manner.
- inform the editor of the journal if they think that they encounter conflict of interests and decline to review the manuscript during the review process.
- dispose the manuscripts they have reviewed in accordance with the principle of confidentiality after the review process. Reviewers can use the final versions of the manuscripts they have reviewed only after publication.
- review the manuscript objectively and only in terms of its content and ensure that nationality, gender, religious and political beliefs, and economic apprehension do not influence the review.
- review the manuscript in a constructive and kind tone, avoid making personal comments including hostility, slander and insult.
- review the manuscript they have agreed to review on time and in accordance with the ethical rules stated above.

Ethical Responsibilities of Publisher
ARTİUM is a non-profit Public University working for the good of the public. Therefore, ARTİUM is conscious of the fact that they must observe the ethical responsibilities below and act accordingly:
- Editors are responsible for all the processes that the manuscripts submitted ARTİUM will go through. Within this framework, ignoring the economic or political interests, the decision-makers are the editors.
- The publisher undertakes to have an independent editorial decision made.
- The publisher protects the intellectual property rights of all the articles published in ARTİUM and holds the responsibility to keep a record of each unpublished article.
- The publisher bears all the responsibility to take the precautions against scientific abuse, fraud and plagiarism.

Unethical Behaviour
Should you encounter any unethical act or content in ARTİUM apart from the ethical responsibilities listed above, please notify the journal by e-mail

Artium'da yayın süreci veya yayınlanan makaleler için yazarlardan ücret talep edilmemektedir.

Artium is an OAJ supported by Hasan Kalyoncu University

Open access articles in Artium are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDeriatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).