Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

All papers submitted are first reviewed by the Editorial Board to check whether they are appropriate for the journal’s readership and in keeping with the editorial policy and aims of the journal. Following this first review, the paper is sent to at least two anonymous referees for blind review. All papers submitted to the journal must, therefore, conform to the requirements of the Style Guidelines for an appropriate blind review.

Once the Referees have accepted the article for publication, it then enters the publication process, after corrections if necessary. The author will be informed of the issue of the journal in which the article will be published. We regret that articles not accepted for publication cannot be returned. The author will be informed of the Referees' decision by e-mail.

INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS REQUESTED BY THE AUTHORS

It is obligatory to obtain an official document from Ethics Board/Committee Approval for all manuscripts which have been uploaded since the 1st of January, 2020 and are now in the reviewing process. If you believe that you will not be able to obtain such a document, it is advisable that you withdraw your submission. Even if your paper is accepted, it will not be published without presenting the official document. In addition, the manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the new template.
For the new submissions: Without the necessary official document from ethics board/committee approval for scientific research, it will not be possible to initiate the evaluation process of the articles.
Authors should refer to the approval of the committee in their paper as well. They need to present information (e.g., name of the board, date and the document number) in the methodology section. This information must also be placed either in the footnote of the first page or final page of the article.
Authors are required to conform to the ethical considerations and specify them in their manuscript. These statements should be included in the "Research and Publication Ethics Statement" part of the journal template.
The information that should be included in the manuscript

Research and Publication Ethics Statement (required)

In this section, the author’s statement on research and publication ethics should be included. This title should definitely be included for all articles.