The publication ethics of Ege Journal of Education is based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors published by the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE. Thus, all the parties are expected to adhere to the following responsibilities:
Ethical Responsibilities of the Authors
- Authors are expected to ensure that their manuscript is original. In this context, the manuscripts submitted to the journal should not have been published in any other journal before or sent to a journal to be published, should not exceed the similarity rate, which is determined by the journal, and should include citations of the sources used.
- Those who have made intellectual contributions to the article should be listed as authors. After the submission of a manuscript, no changes can be made to the authorship or to the order of authors.
- Authors should declare editors any potential conflicts of interest.
- Authors are expected to share all the relevant documents, information, and data with the Editorial Board.
- Ethics Committee approval and written permission from all institutions and individuals that constitute the sources of research data should be obtained.
- Authors should obtain permission from the right holders to reuse copyrighted materials such as figures, illustrations, tables, etc.
- Authors should pay attention to keep their identity confidential for double-blind review and unbiased evaluation during the publication process.
- Authors are expected to notify the editors or publishers if they detect any error or inaccuracy in the article during the review process or after publication.
Ethical Responsibilities of the Editors
- Editors should act in accordance with the terms of national and international intellectual property rights.
- Editors should publish the steps of evaluation process of a manuscript.
- Editors should ensure a rapid and high-quality evaluation and publication process.
- Editors should establish an open communication based on freedom of thought with the Editorial Board, authors, reviewers, and the readers.
- Editor’s decision to accept or reject a manuscript for publication should be based on manuscript’s consistency with the scientific method.
- Editors should accept all manuscripts which are in the scope of the journal for evaluation process unless they contain a major flaw in methodology.
- Editors should publish guidelines for authors to help them through the evaluation process.
- Editors should keep the names of authors and reviewers confidential during and after the publication process.
- Editors should ensure that reviewers create their evaluation reports using descriptive and constructive language.
- Editors should expand and update the journal’s reviewers pool.
Ethical Responsibilities of Peer-reviewers
- Reviewers should only accept to review the manuscripts in their field of expertise and that they believe they are competent to evaluate.
- Reviewers should take care to evaluate the articles in an impartial and unbiased manner.
- Reviewers should keep their identity confidential for the sake of blind review and being unbiased. They should not try to access authors’ credentials. They should immediately terminate the reviewing process if they realize they know the author(s) and inform the Editorial Board about this.
- Reviewers should pay attention to complete the evaluation process within the given time frame.
- Reviewers should pay attention to use descriptive and constructive language in the evaluation report.
- Reviewers can only use the information in the manuscript once it is published by giving reference.
Ethical Responsibilities of the Publisher
- The publisher ensures the editorial decisions and publishing process to be carried out independently.
- The publisher provides electronic, open, and free access to the journal on the journal’s website.
- The publisher protects the intellectual property rights of all articles published in Ege Journal of Education and keeps a record of unpublished manuscripts.
It is expected that the manuscripts submitted to Ege Journal of Education are not plagiarized or self-plagiarized. To detect similarity, the authors are asked to obtain a similarity report during the submission and editorial decision-making process. The similarity score should be 15% or below.
If any practices contrary to ethical principles are detected in manuscripts to be published and articles which are published in Ege Journal of Education, we kindly request you to inform us at email@example.com.