Ethical Responsibilities for Editorial Board And Publisher

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 Editors

1.1. Responsibility for Journal Content
The editor is responsible for every article published in the journal. They must ensure the quality of the material they publish and maintain the integrity of the published record. In this context, the editor;
 Decides only academically and takes full responsibility for these decisions.
 It pays attention to act in accordance with the principle of freedom of thought in order to evaluate the works fairly and impartially.
 Conducts business processes in accordance with intellectual property rights and ethical standards.
 Strives to meet the information needs of readers and writers, constantly strives to ensure the development of the journal.
 It protects the confidentiality of authors and referees and manages the referee process accordingly.
 Takes into account the views of the authors, readers and referees committee members in order to improve the processes of the journal.
 Follows the researches about refereeing and publishing, and reviews the processes of the journal in the light of new information.

1.2. Relations with the Reader
 The editors pay attention to the originality of the published works, and take care to ensure that the study contributes to the readers, researchers and practitioners.
 The editors take the feedback from all stakeholders into consideration and strive to provide explanatory and informative feedback.

1.3. Relations with Authors
 The editors pay attention to the review of all works by qualified referees.
 Detailed information about the authors about the processes is given in the Rules of Writing on the website of the Journal of Information Management.
 The Editor is in constant communication with the author in order to avoid any problems related to the process.

1.4. Relations with Referees
 During the appointment of the referees, the editors shall check whether there is a conflict of interest between the authors and the referees.
 Since the evaluation process is carried out by double blind method, the identity of the referees is kept confidential. The referee list of each issue is announced in the related issue.
 Referees are encouraged to use an objective, scientific and objective language when evaluating the work.
 The necessary studies are carried out for the referee pool to be composed of different disciplines and to be constantly updated.
 Decent and unscientific evaluations are prevented or censored.

1.5. Refereeing and Evaluation Process
 Editors; The journal is obliged to implement the Hakem Refereeing and Evaluation Process yer policies in the Writing Rules. In this context, the editors ensure that the fair, impartial and timely evaluation of each work is completed.
 The referees in their reports may give a definite opinion about the publication or non-publication of the study. However, the Editor / Editorial Board may make a decision based on similar and opposing views of the reviewers.
 The Editor / Editorial Board looks at the strength of the arguments of the referees or authors, not the number of referees who accept or reject this issue. The Editorial / Editorial Board considers reports with strong, justified propositions rather than reports with evaluation questions answered yes or no.
 The referee may see that his / her views are not fully reflected in the study after publication. It is possible that other referees have different opinions and that the Editor / Editorial Board has taken these views into consideration. In this case, upon the request of the referee evaluating the work, the opinions of the other referees may be sent to him if the Editorial Board deems appropriate.
 According to the recommendations of the referees, the Editorial / Editorial Board follows one of the following ways:
o Publish the work.
o Accept partial and significant changes and improvements to the publication.
o It can ask the author (s) to organize the work in accordance with the opinion of the referee and initiate a new evaluation process.
o He may refuse to work.

1.6. Editorial Board Members
 Care is taken to identify the members of the editorial board who are qualified to contribute to the development of the journal.
 Editorial Board members are reviewed on a regular basis.
 The editor receives opinion from board members about the management of the journal, reports changes in journal policies, and consults regularly (eg once a year) to plan for the future.

1.7. Protection of Personal Data
 Editors; refuses to work unless the explicit consent of the individuals used in the studies involving personal data. In addition, editors; The author is responsible for protecting the individual data of the referees and readers.

1.8. Ethics Committee, Human and Animal Rights
 Editors; takes care to ensure the protection of human and animal rights in the studies evaluated. Ethics committee approval of the subjects used in the studies is responsible for rejecting the study in the absence of permission for experimental research.

1.9. Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
 The editors are obliged to protect the intellectual property rights of all published articles and to defend the rights of the journal and the author (s) in case of possible violations.

1.10. Creativity and openness to discussion
 The editors take into consideration the criticisms of the works published in the journal and endeavor to take a constructive attitude towards these criticisms.

1.11. Complaints
 The editors carefully examine the complaints from the authors and referees or readers and try to respond in a descriptive manner.

2. Ethical Responsibilities Of The Publisher
Journal of Information Management;
 It does not charge any fee from the authors.
 It takes care to protect the copyright and property of each published article and to keep a record of each copy.

3. Licensing And Copyright
 The Journal of Information Management is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
 Within the scope of this license, users may distribute, copy, work on, and use the work for derivative works by referring to the owner.

4. Plagiarism Control
 Reported studies should be prepared in accordance with ethical rules and citations should be indicated in the text. The studies submitted to our journal are evaluated in Ithenticate program in order to prevent plagiarism before publication, after the referee evaluation process is completed.
 The upper limit of the similarity rate is 20%.

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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