Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Publishing Policy

1. Journal of Informatıon Management is published two times a year (June and December) electronically in the status of "Peer-reviewed Journal".

2. The journal publishes original Turkish and English studies in the field of Information Management, Records Management, Archive Management and Information Systems with an interdisciplinary approach.

3. After the studies submitted to the journal are passed through the editorial process in terms of purpose, scope, method and writing principles, they are scientifically evaluated by the Board of Referees by double-blind method.

4. The journal includes non-refereed articles, practice studies, study reports, case presentations, technical notes, book reviews, standard reviews, biography studies, law and decision reviews, book promotions and undergraduate students' academic studies, apart from the articles that have been reviewed by the referee.

5. Information Management Journal adopts the Open Access approach. No transaction fee is charged.

6. No fee is paid to the authors for the articles published in the journal.

7. Journal of Information Management is licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. By this license, users may copy, work on, distribute, and use derivative works for articles.

8. Articles should be prepared in accordance with ethical rules and citations made in the text must be clearly indicated. The upper limit of similarity rate is 20%.

9. The opinions adopted in the published articles are not the opinion of the journal, it is the responsibility of each article author.

10. Information Management Journal’s purpose and scope, writing rules, publishing principles, article submission and evaluation processes, ethical principles etc. detailed information on the topics is available on the website.

Ethical Principles

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. In addition, ethical committee decision information (name, date, number etc.) should be specified at the end of the article in addition to method part
• 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.

3. Ethical Responsibilities For Editors

3.1. 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.

3.2. 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.

3.3. 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.

3.4. 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.

3.5. 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.

3.6. 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.

3.7. 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.

3.8. 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.

3.9. 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.

3.10. 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.

3.11. Complaints

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

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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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