Ethical Responsibilities and Policies

        Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

  • The articles sent by researchers must be original; methods and findings must be reported correctly.
  • Authors should consult the journal’s editorial and publication policies. Editors may return manuscripts that are grossly inconsistent with these policies
  • Authors are take collective responsibility for their work and for the content of their publications.
  • However, if authors take responsibility only for certain aspects of the research this should be specified in the publication.
  • Names that do not contribute to the study are not to be specified as authors
  • All authors should agree to be author and should approve the submitted and accepted versions of the publication.
  • Any change to the author list should be approved by all authors including any who have been removed from the list. 
  • The corresponding author should act as a point of contact between the editor and the other authors and should keep co-authors informed and involve them in major decisions about the publication. 
  • Authors should represent the work of others accurately in citations and quotations.
  • Authors should not copy references from other publications if they have not read the cited work.
  • Original wording taken directly from publications by other researchers should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citations.
  • Manuscripts submitted to this journal should not have been published and simultaneously submitted, elsewhere.
  • Researchers should present their results honestly and without falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
  • Authors should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language.
  • However, although it was published in a foreign language abroad, to benefit that article reach more readers in Turkey, the article can publicate in Turkish  by the decision of the editorial board. 
  • In such publications, the relevant copyright agreements and permission requirements must be observed. it should be given to readers clearly.
  • Copyright material (such as tables, figures, photos, maps or comprehensive citations) should only be used with appropriate permission and acknowledgement.
  • Images, files, figures, and tables should not be inappropriately altered from the original or present findings in a misleading way.
  • Authors should obtain permission from the persons concerned for the image of people.
  • This consent should inform participants which journal the work will be published in.
  • All sources of research funding, including direct and indirect financial support, supply of equipment or materials, and other support should be disclosed.
  • Authors should alert the editor promptly if they discover an error in any submitted, accepted or published work. Authors should cooperate with editors in issuing corrections or retractions when required.
  • Authors should respond to reviewers’ comments in a professional and timely manner.
  • Authors should inform the editor if they withdraw their work from review, or choose not to respond to reviewer comments after receiving a conditional acceptance.

            Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

  • Editors are accountable  for everything they publish
  • Editors should work to ensure that all published papers make a substantial new contribution to their field. 
  • Editors should make fair and unbiased decisions  and ensure a fair and appropriate  review process.
  • Editors should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.
  • Editors should make decisions on academic  alone and take full responsibility for their decisions.
  • Editors should protect reviewers’ identities .
  • When there are changes in authorship for appropriate reasons, editors should require that all authors (including any whose names are being removed from an author list) agree these in writing.
  • Editors reserve the right to make plagiarism searches using anti-plagiarism software.
  • When errors in published work are pointed out by readers, authors, or editors, , a correction should be published as soon as possible. The online version of the paper may be corrected with a date of correction and a link to the printed erratum.
  • Editors should respond to all allegations or suspicions of research or publication misconduct raised by readers, reviewers, or other editors.
  • For  images of people, editors should require the authors to have obtained explicit consent for publication.This consent should inform participants which journal the work will be published in.
  • Editors may reject a paper without peer review when it is deemed unsuitable for the journal’s readers or is of poor quality. This decision should be made in a fair and unbiased way.
  • Correspondence from editors is usually with the corresponding author. Editors Communicates with all authors at first submission and at final acceptance stage for to ensure all authors are aware of the submission and have approved the publication.
  • Editors should pass on all peer reviewers’ comments in their entirety. However, in exceptional cases, it may be necessary to exclude parts of a review, if it, for example, contains libellous or offensive remarks. It is important, however, that such editorial discretion is not inappropriately used to suppress inconvenient comments.
           Ethical Responsibilities of Reviewers
Studies submitted to the Aegean Geographical Journal are reviewed by at least two reviewers in the related field. Ideas of editor or a third reviewer are asked in case of equity between negative and positive views on the article during reviewing process.
Double-blind review process has been adopted in the Aegean Geographical Journal, authors and reviewers are not aware of each other’s identity.
         
  • Reviewers should only accept to evaluate the work related to the field of expertise
  • Reviewers should complete the Assessment process within a specified time frame
  • Reviewers should make an assessment within the neutrality and confidentiality.
  • Reviewers should be sensitive to factors such as religious beliefs, race, gender, political thought, etc.
  • Reviewers should make a constructive and polite evaluation.
  • Reviewers should evaluate the article academically and the evaluations should be related to the content of the article.