Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Journal of Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University Faculty of Tourism has adopted the "Open Access" publication policy. No fee is charged from the authors under the names of article submission fee, article processing fee, article publishing fee and similar names.

Manuscripts to be sent to the journal must not have been published elsewhere or sent for publication. When submitting their work, individuals are obliged to declare that the work has not been published, partially or completely, on any other platform before, and has not been evaluated for publication.

In case of a contrary situation, the author will be held responsible for the situation in accordance with the relevant sanctions. The authors agree to waive the copyright of their work and transfer the copyright of their work to Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University Journal of Tourism Faculty together with the submission for evaluation. This transfer becomes binding with the acceptance of the article for publication. 

Review Process
The articles sent to Journal of Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University Faculty of Tourism first go through editorial review. At this stage, the submitted studies are checked for compliance with the journal in terms of subject, scope, method, ethical principles and writing rules. If there are issues that need to be corrected, the study is sent back to the author and these issues are reported. If there is a violation of the purpose, scope or principles of the journal, the study is rejected with the approval of the editorial board during the editorial review phase.

The next step after the editorial review is the peer-review process. In the referee evaluation process, the study is sent to at least two referees who are experts in the subject and are asked to be evaluated. In the referee evaluation process, the principle of "blind peer review" is applied. Accordingly, the information of the authors and the referees is not shared with the referees. If one of the referees gives a rejection decision during the referee evaluation process, a third referee is appointed. It is ensured that the author makes the necessary changes/corrections according to the referee evaluation reports. In the appointment of referees, care is taken not to appoint referees from the same institution or who have joint work with each other.

Ethics Committee Permission

ULAKBİM TR Index evaluation process of Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University Tourism Faculty Journal continues. Within the scope of the said evaluation criteria, the TR Index Journal Evaluation criteria have been updated to be implemented in 2020, and the articles related to the ethics committee permission, which should be in particular in scientific research, have been detailed. Under the heading of ethical rules, "Ethics committee approval must be obtained separately for studies conducted in all branches of science, including social sciences, and for clinical and experimental studies on humans and animals that require an ethics committee decision, this approval must be stated and documented in the article." criterion is expressed. It is stated that the documents and information requested for studies that require ethics committee approval are mandatory for publications whose process or implementation started in 2020.
Within the scope of TR Index 2020 criteria, research articles must obtain Ethics Committee Permission and information about the permission (name of the board, date and number) should be stated in the method section of the article. In addition, the authors are required to send the Ethics Committee Permission document as an additional document when submitting the article.
However, ethics committee approval is not required for articles whose data were collected before 2020 in Research Articles. However, in these articles, information about the data collection dates should be included in the method section.