Publication​ Ethics

Duties of Authors
1. The author must certify that his/her paper is new and has never been published anywhere before.

2. The author must quote other authors' work if a part/parts of their work are included in the author’s paper. Furthermore, it must be stated in the reference section.

3. The author must correctly write an academic article or research paper based on the “Author Guidelines” format.

4. Co-author (s) name (s) appearing in the article must be a person (s) who has truly been involved in the writing of (s) the article.

5. The author must put forward evidence stemming from research that has been conducted without distortion or bias.

6. The author must indicate the source of any supporting funds.

7. The author must indicate any data that could signal a conflict of interest.

 

Duties of Editors

1. One of the editor’s tasks is to consider the quality of articles submitted to the editorial board.

2. The editor is obliged to check for plagiarism by using a reliable program. This aims to ensure that all articles published in the journal do not copy other articles.

3. If plagiarism is found, the editor must quit the assessment process and contact the author immediately seeking an explanation. This will then serve as the basis for the article’s acceptance or rejection.

4. In the case of uncertainty or suspicion, the editor must find evidence to verify it. However, the editor must not reject the publication solely based on his/her suspicion.

5. The editor must not disclose any personal data of the author or the person assessing the article to other people who are not involved while the article is being assessed.

6. The editor must decide on selecting published articles after they have passed the article assessment process. This should be based on the article’s contribution, innovation, clarification, and the consistency of its content with the journal's policies.

7. The editor/s must not have conflicts of interest with the author of the article’s assessor.

 

Duties of Reviews

1. The reviewer must strictly observe confidentiality. He/she must not disclose any data found in the submitted article to other people who are not involved.

2. After receiving the article from the editorial board, the reviewer may inform the editor or reject the assessment if he/she believes that there is a conflict of interest such as having participated in the project, personal acquaintance with the author or any other reason/s which might hinder him/her from doing their work.

3. The reviewer should indicate any article which the author has not quoted but which is important and consistent with the article being assessed. Also, if it is found that the article resembles another one, the article assessor must notify the editor.

4. The reviewer should choose to assess the article because it relates to the field in which he/she specializes and base their assessment on the importance of its content, the quality of its analysis, and concentration of the article. Personal opinions having no supporting data as a criterion for assessing the article must be avoided.

5. The reviewer should not judge the article based on his/her persona; opinions having no supporting evidence.