Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Journal of Bayburt Education Faculty is a peer-reviewed journal published in accordance with the following ethical principles and rules in order to publish qualified scientific articles in the field of "education". One of the main objectives of the Journal of Bayburt Education Faculty is to increase the quality of the published studies. In this context, the main criteria to be considered in the publication of the studies in our journal are the International Standards established by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). The articles submitted to the Journal of Bayburt Education Faculty are evaluated by a double-sided blind refereeing process and published electronically with free access. After publishing each issue, our journal publishes the list of referees who evaluated the articles published in that number and the referees who evaluated the articles that received rejection during the period in which the relevant number was evaluated. Below are the ethical responsibilities, roles, and duties of authors, journal editors, referees, and publishers. In addition, information about plagiarism and unethical behaviors is given in the Bayburt Faculty of Education Journal.

Ethical Responsibilities for Authors
1. The articles submitted to the Journal of Bayburt Education Faculty should be original studies in the field of education.
2. The articles submitted to the Journal of Bayburt Education Faculty should not have been published elsewhere or sent for publication purposes. However, the Copyright Transfer Form must be submitted by filling it out.
3. All sources used in articles (authors, online pages, personal interviews, etc.) should be sourced accurately and appropriately.
4. When uploading articles to the system, all information identifying author names, addresses, and authors should be deleted and uploaded.
5. The name of the people who do not contribute to the article should not be written as authors, and it should not be recommended to change the author order of an article that has been applied for publication, to remove the author, to add authors.
6. It should inform the editors of the persons who have a conflict of interest-interest association related to the article applied for publication.
7. In case of requesting information or raw data about their articles from the authors during the evaluation process, they should submit the expected information to the Editors. Authors are obliged to keep data related to a published article for 5 years.
8. When authors find an error in their work, they should inform the editor and the editorial board and cooperate in the process of correction or withdrawal.
9. In the method section of all articles submitted to Journal of Bayburt Education Faculty, it should be stated that research and publication ethics are complied with. Information about ethical permission (board name, date, and number no.) should be included in the method section and also on the last page of the article.
10. An author whose article was published in the Journal of Bayburt Education Faculty will not be published even if the first issue of his article after the issue of his article has been accepted.
11. In each issue of the Journal of Bayburt Education Faculty, a maximum of one article from Bayburt university staff will be published. In the publication of the article submitted from within the university, the order of acceptance for each field will be printed in the order of the pre-acceptance article. Other articles will be sorted to appear in the next issues.
12. The documents and information requested for studies requiring ethics committee permission are not expected to be applied for studies submitted, evaluated, or accepted in the past years. The process will be mandatory for publications starting in 2020.
Studies that do not provide these items will be returned to their authors.

Ethical Responsibilities for Referees
A double-sided blind refereeing system is used in the Journal of Bayburt Education Faculty. Double-sided blind refereeing means keeping the authors secret from the referees and the referees from the authors in order to ensure a neutral, objective, and independent evaluation process. Therefore, referees should not include self-defining statements in the studies they evaluate. In our journal, referees cannot see the authors and cannot contact the authors directly. Evaluations and comments are communicated through the journal management system (field editor). The referees are required to fill out a form containing the contribution of the article they evaluated to the field of Education and their decisions regarding whether the article is publishable and their reasons for these decisions. The ethical responsibilities and roles of the referees of Bayburt Faculty of Education Journal are as follows:
1. Reviewers are only required to referee articles related to their areas of expertise.
2. Reviewers are expected to agree to referee articles that do not have conflicts of interest. If the referees notice any conflict of interest, they should inform the editor and refuse to referee the relevant article.
3. Referees should consider articles as biased and objective.
4. Referees should make the assessment in constructive and gentle language. It should not make derogatory personal comments that are hostile, defamatory, and insulting.
5. Referees are required to fill out the Referee Evaluation Form for the articles they evaluate, and they are expected not to mention their names in the correction proposals file in order not to harm the blind refereeing process. The referees are required to state their decisions regarding whether the article they evaluate is publishable and their reasons for their decisions in the Referee Evaluation Form.
6. Referees are required to complete their evaluations within the period given to them and are expected to comply with the ethical responsibilities specified here.

Ethical Responsibilities for Editors
A double-sided blind refereeing system is used in the Journal of Bayburt Education Faculty. The ethical duties and responsibilities of the editor are as follows:

General Responsibilities

1. The editor is obliged to make efforts to increase the quality of the journal and to contribute to its development.
2. In the study, is responsible for ensuring that authors and referees do not know each other.
3. Authors and referees should not be selected from the same institution. It is responsible for ensuring that the referees to whom the same study is sent are not from the same universities.

Relations with Referees

1. The editor should ask the referees to evaluate the articles in accordance with their knowledge and expertise. Thus, the articles should be evaluated appropriately by experts in the field.
2. The editor is required to provide the referees with all the necessary information regarding the referee evaluation process and what is expected to be done by the referees.
3. The editor should ensure that the peer-review process is carried out with double-sided blind refereeing and should not disclose referees to authors and authors to referees.
4. The editor should evaluate the referees according to their timing and performance.
5. The editor should remove referees who make rude and unqualified comments or return late from the referee list.
6. The editor should constantly renew and expand the list of referees according to the specialties of the referees.

Relationships with Authors

1. The editor should constantly update the sample template with publication and writing rules for what is expected of the authors.
2. If the editor decides to reject the articles submitted to the journal in terms of journal writing rules, the importance of the study, and the originality of the article during the initial submission process, he/she should communicate to the authors clearly and without bias the reason.
3. Submission and acceptance dates should be included in the articles.
4. When there is a request for information regarding the status of the authors' articles, the authors should be informed about the status of their articles in such a way as not to disrupt the double-sided blind refereeing process.
Plagiarism and Unethical Behavior

The names and e-mail addresses of the Journal of Bayburt Education Faculty will be used for the stated purposes of this journal. It will not be used for other purposes or for any other department. Articles submitted to the Bayburt Faculty of Education Journal are scanned in the Turnitin program. Studies with a similarity rate below %20 are evaluated and studies with a high similarity rate are returned to their authors.

In case of a behavior that does not comply with the ethical principles regarding the editors, referees and authors in the Journal of Bayburt Education Faculty, or an unethical situation regarding an article in the evaluation process, early view or published, it should be reported to

The studies submitted to Bayburt Faculty of Education Journal are firstly pre-examined by the editor and then sent by the field editor to two referees who are experts in the relevant publication if the work is deemed appropriate by taking the opinions of the group of editors (method editor, field editor and preflight team who examine it formally) and the editorial board. If both referees give a positive opinion and the editorial board expresses a positive opinion, the article is published in the number determined by the editor and the editorial board. If an arbitrator expresses a negative opinion, the study is sent to a third referee who is an expert in the field of subject matter. If the third referee's opinion is positive, a decision is made on the publication of the study taking into account the opinions of the referee. If the third referee's opinion is negative, the study is rejected. Studies in which both referees express negative opinions are rejected without sending them to a third referee.

Journal of Bayburt Education Faculty has adopted the policy of providing open access. Open access accelerates the disseminate of information, bringing beneficial consequences for humanity. In this context, the journal allows the sharing of scientific content that it inherits and publishes from authors on the condition that it is shown as a source by known standards and that the content is protected in order to contribute to the promotion and development of universal open access. No fees are charged to the authors for the evaluation or publication of the studies submitted to the journal. The journal grants authors the right to withdraw their article during the pre-control phase. In order to withdraw the articles during the evaluation and editing phase, the author must inform the editor of the request and justification for the withdrawal from the correspondence page. If it is detected that the article is being manipulated, distorted and used for fabricated data, the institution in which the author of the article works will be notified officially and the article will be rejected.