Ethical Responsibilities for The Referee and Authors

This ethical responsibilities have been prepared in accordance with the ethical rules and responsibilities set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The editors, referees and authors of our journal are expected to act in accordance with the following ethical rules.

1. Ethical Responsibilities for The Referee

The arbitral tribunal is reviewed and updated regularly at least once a year. The articles sent to the journal for publication are subjected to editorial process in terms of purpose, scope, method and writing principles. The manuscripts that can be published at the end of the editorial process are sent to 2 different referees. In this context, referees of Information Management Journal are expected to have the following ethical responsibilities:

• Assessments should be impartial.

• Referees must be experts in the subject matter and refuse the proposal if they do not have sufficient information.

• Referees should not be in conflict of interest with research or authors.

• In accordance with the principle of confidentiality, referees should destroy the studies they have reviewed after the evaluation process.

• Evaluate objectively only in relation to the content of the study. Nationality should not allow gender, religious beliefs, political beliefs and commercial concerns to influence assessment.

• As a requirement of their responsibilities as a trainer and instructor, referees should guide the authors, avoid refractive and honor-damaging comments and statements about the author's / authors' inadequacies.

• Carry out the work they accept to evaluate in a timely manner and within the framework of the ethical responsibilities above.

2. Ethical Responsibilities For Authors

• Articles submitted for publication should not be contrary to the ethics of scientific publications (plagiarism, falsification, distortion, republishing, slicing, unfair authorship, not specifying the supporting organization, not following ethical rules in animal studies, etc.).

• Manuscripts should be original works in accordance with the specified fields of study.

Authors should indicate the ethical committee decision information (name of the committee, date, number etc.) in the article if the results of the research that include the ethical committee decision are included in the articles they send.

• Authors should have conducted the research process of their manuscripts in accordance with ethical rules and related legislation.

• If the article is cited directly from other studies during the research process, the author should be cited.

• The bibliography list should be complete and the references cited should be indicated.

2.1. Compliance and Reliability

• The author should use appropriate data analysis methods when necessary and seek expert advice if necessary.

• In multi-author studies, authors should take joint responsibility for the content of their publications. Authors should check their publications at every stage to ensure that the methods and findings are correctly reported.

2.2. Honesty

• Articles submitted to the journal should not be published elsewhere or sent for publication.

• The author should define the research methods used and present his findings clearly.

2.3. Originality

• The author must undertake that the work is original and not published in any language or elsewhere.

• If the research findings were published previously or sent to a different journal for publication elsewhere, the Editor should be informed about the issue during the submission process. Authors should submit copies of related publications or copies of works submitted to other journals.

• Multiple publications originating from a single research project should be clearly identified and referenced to the primary publication.

2.4. Transparency

• The author may request raw data on his / her articles within the framework of the evaluation process, in which case the author should be prepared to submit the expected data and information to the editorial board and the referee board.

• The author must have the right to use the data used, the necessary permissions for the research / analysis, or the document indicating that he / she has performed the authorization procedures for the subjects.

• The author should clearly and clearly define his methods in order to confirm the findings of the study by others.

2.5. Responsibility

• The author cannot keep his / her studies in the application process of more than one journal at the same time. Each application may be initiated following the completion of the previous application.

• The author is obliged to cooperate with the editor in informing, correcting or withdrawing the journal editor if he / she discovers a mistake or error related to his / her published, early appearance or evaluation work.

2.6. Multi-Author Works

• All authors should be listed in the case of multi-authored works, and should be listed on the copyright transfer form during the submission of articles.

• A responsible author should be selected from the authors during the evaluation of the manuscripts, and the author should maintain communication with the editor.

• It is not possible to change the author's responsibilities (such as adding author, changing the order of author, removing the author) of a study that has started the evaluation process.

• Changes and regulations made to the manuscript should be communicated to all authors. This process is the “Responsible Author” responsibility.

• In multi-author studies, authors are expected to take joint responsibility for the integrity of research and reporting. However, if authors take responsibility for only certain aspects and reports of the research, this should be stated in the publication.

2.7. Referee process and Copyright Transfer Form

• Detailed information about the referee process can be found in the Rules of Writing page under the heading Hakem Arbitration and Evaluation Process ". Authors are deemed to have accepted these rules when submitting articles.

• The author should cooperate in this process and respond timely and accurately to the requests of the referees and editors.

• The author should inform the editor if he / she wants to withdraw his / her work during the evaluation process.

2.8. Reporting Research on Humans or Animals

• Appropriate approval, licenses or records must be obtained and details should be provided in the report before the study commences (eg, Institutional Review Board, Research Ethics Committee approval, national licensing authorities for animal use).

• If requested by editors, authors should provide evidence that the reported study has received appropriate approval and ethics (eg copies of approvals, licenses, participant approval forms).

• The author should not publish or share personal data collected during the research without the consent of the individual (or representative).

• The author should publish all meaningful research results that may contribute to understanding.

If you encounter an unethical situation

If you notice significant errors or inaccuracies in a published article, or if you encounter behavior or content that does not comply with the ethical responsibilities mentioned above, please notify

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