Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

The publication process of the Bilge International Journal of Science and Technology Research takes place within the framework of ethical principles. The procedures in the process support the quality of the studies. For this reason, it is of great importance that all stakeholders involved in the process comply with ethical standards.

Bilge International Journal of Science and Technology Research expects its readers, authors, reviewers, and editors to take ethical responsibility.
The ethical codes expected from the studies and publication processes of the Bilge International Journal of Science and Technology Research are stated below in the light of the guidelines and policies prepared by the Committee on Publication Ethics-COPE.(For detailed information COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors).

Ethic principles for authors
Ethic principles for referees
Ethic principles for Editors
Conflicts of interest
Double-Blind Referee Review
Right to Refuse
Conflict of Interest
Double-Blind Referee Review
Conflict of Interest
Double-Blind Referee Review
Review Quality
Decision Quality

Ethic principles for authors

The works must be original, not published elsewhere and in accordance with scientific research and publication ethics.
Authors should confirm that they have read and understood the author's instructions.
All authors are expected to contribute to the study.
All data in the article should be real and original.
Whether or not the article requires ethical committee approval is the responsibility of the authors. Ethics committee approval should be stated at the end of the article with the material and method.

Ethic principles for referees

Comments should be made objectively.
Personal criticism of the author is not appropriate.
Referees should express their views openly, with supportive discussions and references when necessary. However, it should not be defamatory or defamatory.
Referees must declare competing interests.
Referees should refuse to review articles with conflicts of interest resulting from:
competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or links or affiliated organizations with authors, companies.

Referees should respect the confidentiality of the materials provided to them and should not discuss unpublished articles with their colleagues or use the information in their own work.

If a referee wants to send a review request to a colleague, he / she must obtain the editor's permission in advance.

Referees must be impartial.

Ethic principles for Editors

Writing independence should be ensured. Editorial decisions should be based on the quality of the work and the appropriate referee evaluation rather than on political, financial or personal effects.
Editors are obliged to guide the referees for any information. This information sharing should be based on COPE principles.
Editors should adopt an appropriate review process for their journals, workspaces, and resources.
Editors should not be refused to publish in their own journals, but should not take advantage of their positions. Proceed according to the journal procedure.
The principle of editorial independence should always be adopted.

Unethical Behaviour

Should you encounter any unethical act or content in TİD apart from the ethical responsibilities listed above, please notify the journal by e-mail at

Publication Policy

Turkish Journal of Range and Forage Science adopted the policy of providing open access with the publication.
Open access will lead to beneficial outcomes for humanity by increasing the global exchange of information.

There is no article processing and article submission charge from submitted articles for publication in Turkish Journal of Range and Forage Science.

Policy to Plagiarism

The authors have to check the articles against the plagiarism with the "iThenticate Plagiarism Detection" software before the manuscript submit. Except for the references section, the similarity index in the search will have to be below 20%. It is mandatory that the iThenticate software be provided in the report when the article is being recorded on the manuscript submit. The journal routinely screen article submissions for plagiarism.