Journal of Computational Design users (editor, author, reviewer, section editor, reader) and users (editor, author, reviewer, section editor, reader) take into account the ethical rules and responsibilities in the guide developed by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). Manuscripts submitted to the journal go through a double-blind peer review process after being reviewed by an editor and at least two referees. Submitted articles should not be published elsewhere (including papers presented at scientific meetings and published in full text) or pending publication.



All articles submitted for evaluation must comply with the content and journal template. This eligibility is evaluated by the editor and assigned to the field editors. If the article is unsuitable for the journal template, the authors are informed as soon as possible. Field editors evaluate the conformity of the article to the field and journal writing rules. The field editor evaluation period for each article is one week. After the corrections are completed, the article is sent to the referees. The evaluation period for referees is 15 days, and the referee evaluates and reports the article. Authors are informed about these evaluations and reports. The editorial board controls all processes. If the referees deem it necessary, they have the right to request more than one correction and to see them again after they have been corrected. After the author makes the necessary corrections, the field editors check the article and prepare it for publication. All publication rights of accepted articles belong to the Journal of Computational Design. Articles cannot be published elsewhere, copied, or used without reference. No fee is charged from the authors for article submission and publication in our journal.



The peer-review process assists the editor and editorial board in making the editor’s decisions.

A referee who knows he is not qualified to review the research or cannot complete the evaluation within the specified time should notify the editor and not be involved in the review process.

The referees should keep the information or ideas obtained in the evaluation confidential and not use the materials in the article in their research. There should not be any conflict of interest. They should evaluate articles regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, citizenship, or political philosophies. Evaluation of the work should be done objectively, and the opinions in this evaluation should be expressed with supporting documents.

Reviewers should determine whether citations in the article are cited in references. They must report any significant similarity or overlap with previously published articles.



The editor evaluates articles regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, citizenship, or political philosophies and decides which articles will be published in the journal. The decision should be appropriate to the article’s accuracy, validity, and importance and the journal’s scope. Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism must be considered.

Editors ensure that all information about the submitted manuscript is kept confidential until it is published. In the process, editors should not allow a conflict of interest or competition between authors, editors, and reviewers.

Materials in a submitted article cannot be used in the editor’s research without the author’s express written permission.



Authors should accurately describe the work done and objectively discuss its importance. An article should contain the necessary details and references to allow citation of the work.

Authors should ensure that their work is original, and if other work is used, it should be cited appropriately. All sources used in the study should be cited. Plagiarism constitutes any unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Persons who do not contribute intellectually to the content in the creation of the work should not be specified as the author. All studies submitted for publication should be disclosed if any, and their relationships may constitute a conflict of interest. Changing the author responsibilities of a work whose evaluation process has begun (such as adding an author, changing the order of authors, or removing an author) cannot be proposed.

Authors may be required to submit raw data in connection with an article for editorial review, and this data must be stored for a reasonable time after publication.

Authors must not have submitted the same work for publication or consideration in another journal, and submitting the same study to multiple journals simultaneously is considered unethical behavior.

Authorship should be limited to those who have contributed significantly to work. All contributors must be listed as co-authors, and the corresponding author ensures that all contributing authors are included in the list of authors.

All authors must include a statement describing financial or other financial conflicts of interest that could be interpreted to affect the conclusions or interpretation of their paper. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

In addition to the explanations above, the following notes for authors should be considered.


Articles written in Turkish and English can be published in the journal. An extended abstract is a must for manuscripts in Turkish, while an abstract in Turkish is optional for manuscripts in English.  The extended abstract is required to reach a larger target group. The extended abstract should not exceed one page about 500 words. The articles should be prepared according to the presentation format of the journal and the necessary arrangements can be requested from the authors.


It is requested ethical principles and publication policy agreement, similarity report, cover page (with author information), and manuscript (without author information) as four separate files. Authors must follow these instructions carefully to avoid delays in submission, blind peer-review and publication processes. 

2.1 Ethical Principles and Publication Policy Agreement
The ethical principles and publication policy agreement can be downloaded from the related link below. A scanned version of the signed agreement is acceptable.

2.2 Similarity Check Report
According to the new regulation of DergiPark, the similarity report must be received (via Turnitin or iThenticate).

2.3 Cover Page (including author information)
The cover page should be prepared as a separate Word document and should state that the manuscript has been written and approved by all authors and that it is an original, unpublished work not even under review. It should contain the names and signatures of all authors. The scanning of the cover letter is acceptable.

The cover page should contain a brief and informative title; all authors' names, ORCID numbers, institutions/organizations (department, faculty, university, city, and country) and e-mail addresses, and the name and the phone number of the corresponding author. If the manuscript sent has been presented at any meeting before, the name, date, and city of the meeting should be specified. You can access the template for the cover page from the related link below.

2.4 Blinded Manuscript (without author information)
The article should be prepared by following both English and Turkish abstracts, keywords, article, quote (if any), references list in a single Word document. There should not be any information revealing the identity of the authors. The blinded manuscript should have a maximum of 5 keywords that should be sorted alphabetically and separated by commas. Keywords should be chosen carefully to make it easier for readers to search. The abstracts in Turkish should not exceed 250 words and should include the purpose, method, and main findings of the article. The Turkish abstract is optional, while English extended abstract is an obligatory. The extended abstract in English should be about one-page long maximum with 500 words. The extended abstract should mention the research problem, research question, hypothesis, purpose, scope, and methodology within the materials and tools used in the study, the study outcomes, and contribution to the literature. In both abstracts, the authors should avoid giving information that would reveal their identity. The abstracts in both languages should be written in font Calibri Light, single line with 9 pt. font size.

The main text should be 11-point Calibri Light and the line spacing should be 1.15. Except for the summary section, 1 line space should be left between paragraphs. The main title of the article should be written in 20-point and left-aligned, bold (first letters capital). The title and subtitles of the article should be numbered hierarchically as 1., 1.1., 1.1.1 (excluding references). Except for the main title, all titles should be written in Calibri with 12 font size. All letters of primary titles must be in capital letters and bold. In secondary titles, only the first letters should be capitalized. 1 line space is not left after the secondary headings. References should be written in Calibri Light 10 font size. All pages should be numbered consecutively. The length of the manuscript should not exceed 5000 words.

The length of the text should not exceed 5000 words (excluding tables, figures, pictures) including the references. The article must be between 5000 words long (excluding abstract). In the article, any information that could indicate the author’s identity should be removed. Both in the figures and tables within their captions, any identical information should be removed. To maintain the anonymity in double-blind review process, for self-citations, the author surname should be removed and indicated as “(Author(s), year)”. The author can rectify the citations and identical information in the revision process. Symbols, abbreviations and conventions in papers must follow the recommended SI Units. Abbreviations must be defined in brackets after their first mention in the text in accordance with internationally agreed rules. For citation in the text, the referee surname and published year of the reference should be given in the parenthesis (Author, year) in accordance to APA 7 referencing style. The proofing language should be English (United States).


It is encouraged to use APA 7th Edition as a formatting guideline of references. The style is exemplified below. Further details about the APA reference styling is available at ve

In the references in the article, the surname of the author, the year of publication, and the page should be given in parentheses (Author’s surname, Year, p:).
A list of all sources used should be given in alphabetical order according to the surname of the author and in chronological order for each author at the end of the main text in accordance with the following examples. If there is more than one work of the same author of that year in the references used, it should be shown in 2018a, 2018b, 2018c.


Author, A. (Year). Title of the book (edition). Publisher, Doi number or URL

Ewert, E.W., Mitten, D.S., & Overholt, J.R. (2014). Natural environments and human health. CAB International.

Foxall, G. R. (2018). Context and cognition in consumer psychology: How perception and emotion guide action. Routledge.

Schmidt, N. A., & Brown, J. M. (2017). Evidence-based practice for nurses: Appraisal and application of research (4th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC.

Book chapter: Author, A. (Year). Publisher. In A. Editor Surname & A. Editor Surname (Eds.), Title of the Book  (2nd ed., pp. #-#), Publisher. Doi number or URL.

Aron, L., Botella, M., & Lubart, T. (2019). Culinary arts: Talent and their development. In R. F. Subotnik, P. Olszewski-Kubilius, & F. C. Worrell (Eds.), The psychology of high performance: Developing human potential into domain-specific talent (pp. 345–359). American Psychological Association.


Author, A. A., Author, B. (Year). Article title. Title of the Journal, volume(number), #–#. Doi number.

Journal with doi number: Author, A. A., Author, B. (Year). Article title. Title of the Journal, volume(number), #–#. Doi number.

Journal with Arxiv number: Author, A. A., Author, B. (Year). Article title. Arxiv number.

Ashing‐Giwa, K. T., Padilla, G., Tejero, J., Kraemer, J., Wright, K., Coscarelli, A., Clayton, S., Williams, I., & Hills, D. (2004). Understanding the breast cancer experience of women: A qualitative study of African American, Asian American, Latina and Caucasian cancer survivors. Psycho‐Oncology, 13(6), 408-428.

Washington, E. T. (2014). An overview of cyberbully in higher education. Adult Learning, 26(1), 21–27.

Moody, M. S. (2019). If instructional coaching really works, why isn’t it working? Educational Leadership, 77(3), 30–35.

Dayton, K. J. (2019). Tangled arms: Modernizing and unifying the arm-of-the-state doctrine. The University of Chicago Law Review, 86(6), 1497–1737.


Conference and poster presentation: Author, A. A., Author, B. (Year, Conference Dates). Title of the paper, [Types of presentation].  Title of the Conference, Located City, Country.  URL

Davidson, R. J. (2019, August 8–11). Well-being is a skill [Conference session]. APA 2019 Convention, Chicago, IL, United States. 

Conference proceedins: Author, A. A., Author, B. (Year). Title of the paper. In A. Surname of Editor(s),  Title of the Conference Proceeding (pp. #-#).  Publisher.  Doi number or URL

Bedenel, A.-L., Jourdan, L., & Biernacki, C. (2019). Probability estimation by an adapted genetic algorithm in web insurance. In R. Battiti, M. Brunato, I. Kotsireas, & P. Pardalos (Eds.), Lecture notes in computer science: Vol. 11353. Learning and intelligent optimization (pp. 225–240). Springer.

Morgan, R., Meldrum, K., Bryan, S., Mathiesen, B., Yakob, N., Esa, N., & Ziden, A. A. (2017). Embedding digital literacies in curricula: Australian and Malaysian experiences. In G. B. Teh & S. C. Choy (Eds.), Empowering 21st century learners through holistic and enterprising learning: Selected papers from Tunku Abdul Rahman University College International Conference 2016 (pp. 11-19). Springer. 


Published thesis: Author, A. (Year). Title of the thesis. (Publication No.) [Doctoral dissertation / Master’s Thesis, University Name]. Name of the Database.

Horvath-Plyman, M. (2018). Social media and the college student journey: An examination of how social media use impacts social capital and affects college choice, access, and transition (Publication No. 10937367) [Doctoral dissertation, New York University]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Unpublished thesis: Author, A. (Year). Title of the thesis. (Publication No.) [Unpublished Doctoral dissertation / Master’s Thesis]. University Name.

Harris, L. (2014). Instructional leadership perceptions and practices of elementary school leaders [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University of Virginia.


Author, A. A.  (Year). Report name. (Report No.). Institution. URL

Institution (Year). Report name. (Report No.). URL

World Health Organization. (2014). Comprehensive implementation plan on maternal, infant and young child nutrition. 

Winthrop, R., Ziegler, L., Handa, R., & Fakoya, F. (2019). How playful learning can help leapfrog progress in education. Center for Universal Education at Brookings.

Online resources

Web page: Author, A. / Institution (Year, Month Day). Title of the content. Title of the Web Page. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from URL.

Center for Systems Science and Engineering. (2020, May 6). COVID-19 dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, Coronavirus Resource Center. Retrieved May 6, 2020, from

Blog: Author, A. (Year, Month Day). Title of the content. Title of blog. URL.

Rutledge, P. (2019, March 11). The upside of social media. The Media Psychology Blog.

Online Article: Yazar, A. (Yıl, Ay Gün). İçerik adı. Dergi Adı. URL 

Gander, K. (2020, April 29). COVID-19 vaccine being developed in Australia raises antibodies to neutralize virus in pre-clinical tests. Newsweek.

Online Newspaper Article: Author, A. (Year, Month Day). Title of the content. Title of the Newspaper. URL.

Roberts, S. (2020, April 9). Early string ties us to Neanderthals. The New York Times.

Online Dictionary: Author, A. (Year, Month Day). Title of the content. In  title of the dictionary.  Retrieved Month Day, Year, from URL.  

American Psychological Association. (n.d.). Internet addiction. In APA dictionary of psychology. Retrieved April 24, 2020, from

Author, A. A., Author, B. (Year). Article title. Title of the Journal, volume(issue), #–#. DOI or URL

Ashing‐Giwa, K. T., Padilla, G., Tejero, J., Kraemer, J., Wright, K., Coscarelli, A., Clayton, S., Williams, I., & Hills, D. (2004). Understanding the breast cancer experience of women: A qualitative study of African American, Asian American, Latina, and Caucasian cancer survivors. Psycho‐Oncology, 13(6), 408-428.
Washington, E. T. (2014). An overview of cyberbully in higher education. Adult Learning, 26(1), 21–27.
Moody, M. S. (2019). If instructional coaching really works, why isn’t it working? Educational Leadership, 77(3), 30–35.
Dayton, K. J. (2019). Tangled arms: Modernizing and unifying the arm-of-the-state doctrine. The University of Chicago Law Review, 86(6), 1497–1737.

Conference Papers
Author, A. A., Author, B. (Year, Conference Dates). “Paper title”, Symposium Booklet Name (if any), p: xx-xx, Name of the Symposium, City where it was held. URL

Mason, I. & Missingham, R. (2019, October 21–25). Research libraries, data curation, and workflows [Paper presentation]. eResearch Australasia Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Date). Title of the thesis [Unpublished doctoral thesis or master thesis, Name of the Institution, Name, and Location of the Program]. (Name of the Thesis Advisor).
Internet resources should be given at the end of the bibliography list and under a separate title as follows:
Author, A. (2011). Document title [Format description]. Retrieved from https: // URL (access date).
Institution / Organization name (, (access date).

Valentin, E. R. (2019, Summer). Narcissism predicted by Snapchat selfie sharing, filter usage, and editing [Master’s thesis, California State University Dominguez Hills]. CSU ScholarWorks.
Lope, M. D. (2014). Perceptions of global mindedness in the international baccalaureate middle years program: The relationship to student academic performance and teacher characteristics (Order No. 3682837) [Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.
Andrea, H. (2014). Effective networked nonprofit organizations: Defining the behavior and creating an instrument for measurement (Doctoral dissertation).

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Date). The name of the job. (Report No. 123). Place: Publisher.
Author, A. A. (Year, Month Date). Name of the job (Report No. 123). Name taken from website: https: //www.xxxxxxxx.pdf (access date).

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. (2017, January). Key indicators of health by service planning area.


Figures should be placed on the template to fit in 11 or 17 cm wide columns. If the size of the table or figure exceeds the width of the paragraph 11 cm, it is placed so that it is justified on both sides. Each figure, table, and picture are written in the text, regardless of the heading and subtitle numbers in the section where it is written, as Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3, Table 1, Table 2 etc. It should be named and enumerated in order. It should be shown in bold in the text. Table and figure names should be written in Calibri Light 10 font size.

In addition, figures must be uploaded in a zip file with a resolution of at least 300 dpi and in jpeg/tiff format.

For all tables, figures, and pictures that are not belonging to the authors but previously published by other sources, permission should be obtained from the persons who have the right to publish and the permission document should be sent with the article.

The mathematical equations are submitted as editable text and not as images. The equations should be presented in line with normal text where possible, not as an image. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Number consecutively any equations that must be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text). Each equation should be presented in the text as Equation 1, Equation 2, etc.


A book review should be between 500 and 1000 words, which includes the scope of an assessment of the book and its contribution to knowledge and discussion in the context of computational design, architecture, planning, and design. Comments should be written using an 11-point Calibri font with 1.15 line spacing. The name, institution, and e-mail address of the person making the book review should be given. Book cover photo must be provided in jpeg format. Title, author, source, publisher, date, number of pages, price, and ISBN number should be provided as in the example below.
Name of the Book, Name of the Author, Publication Year, Publisher, City, Number of Pages, Price, Type of Volume, ISBN no.

Minor revisions must be uploaded to the DergiPark system no later than 10 days after the referee returns. This period is 15 days for major revisions. Along with the revised manuscript, authors should also submit a revision note that contains the changes in the manuscript and responses to all the reviewers’ comments. The revision note should be submitted as a Word document in the Dergipark Platform.  
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