Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Journal of Anatolia Nursing and Health Sciences is published four times a year. The journal publication's language is Turkish and English. The journal includes peer-reviewed original research, case report paper about all area of nursing. The journal does not charge for article evaluation and publication fees.It provides free open access to all articles in the journal. In addition, TUJNS support Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). This journal uses the LOCKSS system to allow it to create permanent archives.

The authors agree that the article, if accepted for publication by the Journal  will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0)

1. Publication and Authorship
a) Sources used in the article; The first source used in the text should be numbered 1 (vancouver). It should be presented with this numbering in the references section of the article.
b) If there are institutions or organizations that support the research, which is the subject of the article, an asterisk should be placed as a superscript at the end of the article title, and the necessary explanation should be made in the footnote of the first page of the article.
c) Articles sent to the journal for publication are checked with a program (ithenticate) suitable for similarity with articles published in different journals and various internet sources. As a result of the control, articles showing 15% or more similarity are rejected.

d) Articles determined to use false data in any way are rejected.
e) Articles previously published in another journal are not taken into consideration.

2. Authors' Responsibilities
a) The authors are obliged to have accepted the submission of the articles they submit to the detailed peer review process.
b) The authors whose names are included in the article must report their contribution to the editorial office.
c) Authors should prepare and submit their articles in accordance with journal rules.
d) Authors whose names are included in all articles submitted to the journal for publication are deemed to have declared that all the data in the article are real and original.
e) Authors cannot simultaneously send their articles to other journals that they have sent to the journal for publication.
f) The authors are obliged to make any corrections requested by peer reviwer and editors regarding their articles which have been evaluated by peer reviwer and editor.
g) In scientific studies sent to Atatürk University Journal of Anatolian Nursing and Health Sciences to be published; In the Material and Method section of the article, the expression “Ethics Committee approval has been taken” should be included. Author (s) should indicate the institution and approval number of the ethics committee.
h) The authors are obliged to comply with the copyright terms related to the material purchased or used from other sources and to sign the contract expressing the transfer of copyright to the Journal.
ı) All responsibility arising from the articles in the journal belongs to the author(s).
i) After being sent to the journal for publication, none of the authors can be deleted from the list of authors without the written consent of all authors, and no names can be added as authors, or the author's order cannot be changed.

3. Responsibilities of Peer Reviewer
a) Reviwers working in article evaluation should evaluate objectively and impartially.
b) Reviwers who have any conflict of interest regarding article authors or institutions and organizations supporting the article should not make an article assessment by reporting the situation to the editor.
c) Reviwers cannot share the data of the articles sent to them for evaluation.
d) Reviwers who believe that the article can be published by requesting a correction have the right to review the article after the necessary corrections are made.

4. Editorial Board Responsibilities
a) Preliminary evaluations of the articles are made by the Editorial Board.
b) Articles are sent to at least two reviwers by the Editorial Board for evaluation. Depending on the advisor's reports, the Editorial Board decides on the acceptance, rejection or revision of the articles.
c) The editorial office can send the article to a third reviwer when necessary.
d) The Editorial Board may in no way use the data of unpublished articles for their personal works and share this data in any way.
e) When the article evaluation process is completed, the editor transmits the decision to the responsible author.
f) When deciding on the acceptance or rejection of an article, the editor should not be affected by the conflict of interest with the person or persons named in the article.