The European Journal of Science and Technology is based on the principle of producing, developing, evaluating, and sharing the processes of interdisciplinary studies, especially in the field of engineering and basic sciences, in an impartial way with the scientific method.
It is aimed that all stakeholders, namely authors, editors, referees, publishers, and readers, who produce a scientific study, contribute to the progress of science by following a correct process. Within the scope of this goal, it is very important that the studies comply with scientific ethical principles.
In this context, the publication ethics and open access policy of the European Journal of Science and Technology were arranged in line with the guidelines and policies published in the open-access COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).
Within the scope of the feedback given by the editor and/or the referees regarding the data used in the articles, it has the right to request the output files of the analysis results from the authors when deemed necessary. The use of data that does not comply with ethical rules is the responsibility of the authors, and the deficiencies detected will be reported to the author's institution and the article will be rejected.
Ethical Responsibilities of Authors
To ensure the accuracy of the data related to the study, to keep the records of the research in order, and to be able to access this data upon a possible request.
Making sure that the article he submits is not published or accepted elsewhere.
If the content it offers matches the published or submitted content, accept this conflict and cite, if necessary, provide the editor with a copy of any work that may have similar content related to his work, obtain permission to reproduce or use any content from other sources, show attribution.
To ensure compliance with national and international laws and guidelines for all studies involving human or animal subjects (for example, WMA Declaration of Helsinki, NIH Policy on the Use of Laboratory Animals, EU Directive on the Use of Animals), confirm that necessary approvals have been obtained, and respect subject privacy. To indicate the relevant ethics committee approvals and research details of the study in the "Materials and Methods" section of the study
In case of any conflict of interest, when he/she detects an ethical violation regarding his/her article, to share it with the editor and publisher, to publish an error statement, addendum, compensation notice or to withdraw the work when deemed necessary.
The names of people who do not contribute to the article should not be written as authors, and it should not be suggested to change the author order, remove an author, or add an author of an article that has been applied for publication.
In case the articles are accepted, to accept the responsibility of notifying the deficiencies related to the article to the journal secretariat within 5 days at the latest, and to inform the journal secretariat so that the corrections after this process are included in the "Corrections Regarding Previous Issues" page on the journal page.
To examine the "Ethics Committee Permission" page for information regarding the ethics committee and to fulfill the requirements.
Ethical Duties and Responsibilities of Editors
To act in a balanced, objective, and fair manner in the performance of their duties without discrimination on the basis of gender, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.
Evaluating the works submitted to the journal according to their content, not giving any privilege to any author.
To take the necessary measures to prevent possible conflicts of interest and to evaluate existing statements, if any.
Treating sponsored works or studies on special subjects in the same way as other studies,
In case of an ethical violation complaint, to follow the necessary procedures by adhering to the journal's policies and procedures. To give the authors an opportunity to respond to the complaint, not to avoid the necessary sanctions, regardless of who the work belongs to.
Editors send the articles by taking into consideration the field of expertise of the editors and the referees and support the impartial and independent evaluations.
Editors take into account whether there is a conflict of interest between the editors, the referees, and the author(s) for the unbiased evaluation of the article.
Editors are in search of a wide range of reviewers and their constant updating.
Editors block academic etiquette and unscientific reviews.
Ethical Responsibilities of Referees
To review the article in a timely manner objectively and to agree to consider only studies related to the area of expertise, in order to contribute to the editor's decision-making process.
To make the evaluation objectively only in relation to the content of the study. To evaluate the work without considering religious, political, and economic interests.
To provide directions that will help improve the quality of the article to be published and to examine the study meticulously. To convey his comments to the author in constructive and kind language.
To protect the confidentiality of the information provided by the editor and the author, to destroy the study after the evaluation process in accordance with the confidentiality principle, to notify the editor if there is a situation contrary to blind refereeing and not to evaluate the study.
Be aware of potential conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative, or other relationships between author and author) and alert the editor to withdraw their assistance for this article if necessary.
The referees should evaluate the article for which they accepted the evaluation within the time limit.
Plagiarism, whether intentional or not, is a violation of ethics. The similarity of studies with other sources without reference and publishing them in this form is not only unethical but also a crime and unacceptable.
The Journal Management can act in accordance with the COPE rules in the face of allegations and suspicions of plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data fraud regarding the studies submitted to the journal.
Notifying the Editor of the Situation Not Complying with the Ethical Principles
In case of an unethical situation regarding an article in the evaluation process, early view or published in the European Journal of Science and Technology, which does not comply with the ethical principles regarding the editors, referees, authors, or an unethical situation is encountered, it should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources used in the preparation and adoption of policies:
COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics)
ANKEM Journal Editorial Policies
Journal of Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences Ethical Principles and Publication Policy
Council of Higher Education Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive