Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Principles
Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their work and ideas. The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is essential in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. The editors of Acta Aquatica Turcica enforce a rigorous peer-review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure the addition of high-quality scientific studies to the field of scholarly publication. In cases where we become aware of ethical issues, we are committed to investigating and taking necessary action to maintain the integrity of the literature and ensure the safety of research participants.

Ethical Responsibilities of Author(s)
It is very important to avoid ethical mistakes that are listed below by all the authors who are willing to submit an article to journal “Acta Aquatica Turcica”. Authors should refrain from data fabrication and falsification Authors should use their own words. Copying even one sentence from another manuscript, or even one of your own articles that is published already, without proper citation is considered plagiarism. It is unethical to do multiple submissions, which would affect the reputation of authors and the journals. Redundant publications are considered unethical. Editors are likely to reject the papers as weak or similar to previous articles published from the same experiments. All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. All the works that are done under funding must be declared by the authors. The corresponding author is responsible for presenting the contributions of the authors to the article.

All authors must have contributed significantly to the paper and their contributions to the article should be specified. All authors are responsible for retracting or correcting errors if detected. The reference list should be provided by the authors.

Upon request, authors should be prepared to send relevant documentation or data in order to verify the validity of the results presented. This could be in the form of raw data, samples, records, etc. Sensitive information in the form of confidential or proprietary data is excluded.

The manuscript uploaded to the journal cannot be withdrawn by the authors for consideration by the Editorial Board of Acta Aquatica Turcica without an acceptable justification.

Ethical Responsibilities of Editor(s)
The editor of the journal “Acta Aquatica Turcica” is solely and independently responsible and has complete authority to reject or accept an article after a peer-review process. Editors must have no conflict of interest regarding articles they reject or accept. If any error is found, they promote the publication of correction or retraction.
The editors must preserve the anonymity of reviewers and monitor publishing ethics by the editorial board, and they may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by legal requirements regarding issues such as libel, copyright, and plagiarism. The editor may also confer with other editors or reviewers in making these decisions. If any malpractice detected in the study, the editor will deal with the allegations appropriately.

Ethical Responsibilities of Reviewer(s)
Reviewers invited by the editors to evaluate an article submitted to the journal for publication are responsible for completing the evaluation form in detail regarding the article subject to evaluation and ensuring that this information is kept confidential. When it comes to the examination of the article belonging to the author with whom they have a personal interest relationship, they should withdraw from the arbitration by notifying the editor of the reason. Regardless of the author's personal and identity (gender, belief, nationality, etc.) characteristics, the articles should be evaluated only according to their technical content. When they detect actions against scientific research and publication ethics (plagiarism, distortion, republishing, slicing, unfair authorship, and other ethical violations), they must report in detail to the editors. Reviewers cannot recommend adding or removing citations to the article they are examining in line with their personal interests except for scientific reasons. They make an evaluation as soon as possible, taking into account the time interest of the author.

Rights of Acta Aquatica Turcica
The journal Acta Aquatica Turcica reserves all the rights to withdraw an article even after it has been accepted or published when it becomes clear that the article has a serious problem with its scientific content or that it violates the journal's publishing policies.

Open Access
All research articles published in the journal “Acta Aquatica Turcica” are fully open access. All the published articles are immediately and freely available for reading, downloading, and sharing by the readers. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons license that allows the use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.

Price Policy
All articles published by Acta Aquatica Turcica are freely accessible online immediately upon publication. Acta Aquatica Turcica does not charge any article submission or processing charges from the authors.

Access to Archive
To preserve access to the journal content in the event a journal is no longer published archive system of Dergipark is being using. The archive of Acta Aquatica Turcica will be accessbile using link: of