Ethical Responsibilities and Politics

Publication Ethics

The publication processes implemented in ADAM ACADEMY are the basis for the development and distribution of scientific knowledge in an impartial and respectful manner. The processes applied in this direction directly reflect the quality of the work of the authors and institutions supporting the authors. Refereed articles are works that embody and support the scientific method. It is important that all stakeholders (authors, readers and researchers, publishers, referees and editors) must comply with the standards for ethical principles in this point. All stakeholders are expected to carry out the following ethical responsibilities under the scope of publication ethics of ADAM ACADEMY.


The following ethical duties and responsibilities have been set up as open access, taking into account guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

The authors(s) who send the articles to ADAM ACADEMY are expected to comply with the following ethical responsibilities;

§  It is expected that the article the author(s) send is unique. If author(s) use other studies, they need to make a complete and accurate citation.

§  Persons who do not make intellectual contributions to the content in the creation of the article should not be mentioned as author(s).

§  All articles submitted for publication should be clarified if there is a conflict of interest.

§  The raw data of the articles in the framework of the evaluation process can be requested from the author(s). In such a case, the authors should be prepared to submit the expected data and information to the editorial board and the scientific committee.

§  Authors should have necessary permission document indicating that they took permission for the use of the research/analysis, or the receipt of the trial recipients.

§  If the author(s) perceive a mistake or error in the published, early-view or evaluation processes, they have an obligation to cooperate with the editor in informing, correcting or withdrawing.

§  Authors cannot have their work in the application process of more than one journal at the same time. Each application can be started following the completion of the previous application. Published work in another journal cannot be sent to ADAM ACADEMY.

§  It is not possible to propose revises on author's responsibilities (such as adding author, changing author order, author extraction etc.) in the article that evaluation process began.


Ethical Duties and Responsibilities of Editors

ADAM ACADEMY editor and field editors should have the following ethical duties and responsibilities based on COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors guidelines published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as open access:


General Duties and Responsibilities

The editors are responsible for every article published in ADAM ACADEMY. In the context, the editors have the following roles and responsibilities:

§  To make efforts to meet the information needs of readers and authors,

§  To develop the journal constantly,

§  To carry out the processes to improve the quality of published studies,

§  To support the freedom of thought

§  To provide academic integrity

§  To continue processes without compromising on intellectual property rights and ethical standards

§  To show clearness and transparency in terms of publication in matters requiring correction, explanation


Ethical Responsibilities of Referees

Blind peer-review is the principal mechanism by which the quality of research is judged. This evaluation directly affects the quality of the publication. This process provides trust with objective and independent evaluation of the publication.

ADAM ACADEMY evaluation process is carried out with the principle of double blind peer-review. Referees cannot communicate directly with the authors, reviews and comments are transmitted through the journal management system (dergipark). In this process, evaluation forms and referees’ comments on full texts are sent to the authors through the editor.

In this context, it is expected that the referees who evaluate the articles for ADAM ACADEMY have the following ethical responsibilities:

§  Referees should only accept studies related to the field of their specialization.

§  The referees must evaluate in impartiality and confidentiality.

§  Referees should inform the editor of the journal, refusing to review the study if they think that they are facing a conflict of interest during the evaluation process.

§  Referees must dispose the studies they have examined under the confidentiality principle after the evaluation process. Only the final versions of the studies can be used.

§  Referees should objectively evaluate only the content of the work. Referees should not allow nationality, gender, religious beliefs, political beliefs and commercial concerns to influence the evaluation.

§  Referees must make the assessment constructively and gently. Referees should not engage in insulting personal interpretations of hostility, slander and insults.

§  The referee must carry out the work on which they accept the evaluation on time and above the ethical responsibilities.



Ethical Responsibilities of Publisher

Ankara Center of Thought and Research (ADAM), the publisher of ADAM ACADEMY, is a non-profit and non-governmental organization. ADAM publishes ADAM ACADEMY in order to publicize the relation between ADAM and ADAM ACADEMY in accordance with the philosophy of establishment. In this context, ADAM and the Board of Directors act with the awareness of the following ethical responsibilities regarding ADAM ACADEMY:

§  The editor is responsible for all the processes for the studies sent to ADAM ACADEMY. The decision maker is the editor, regardless of economic or political gains.

§  ADAM undertakes to make independent editorial decision.

§  ADAM shall protect the proprietary and copyrights of every published manuscript in ADAM ACADEMY and assume the obligation to keep a record of each published manuscript.

§  ADAM has the responsibility to take all kinds of scientific abuses, censorship and plagiarism related to the editorial.


If You Encounter a Situation that is not Ethical in ADAM ACADEMY

If you encounter any unethical behavior or content outside of the ethical responsibilities mentioned above in ADAM ACADEMY, please notify by e-mail