Publication Ethics

Authors who want to publish in GRID Journal are obliged to pay attention to following ethical rules:

Ethics committee approval must be obtained for researches that requires an ethics committee decision, this approval must be stated in the article and the document must be submitted. The author (s) must declare in his/her article that the articles comply with research and publication ethics.

Information about the ethics committee permit (committee name, date and number) should be stated in the method section and on the first / last page of the article.

Attention should be paid to copyright for ideas and works of art used in the articles.

The peer-reviewed journal GRID aims to provide responsible research publication process for all stakeholders that presences in the publication process of the article. In doing so, GRID takes the statement of publication ethics into three main titles as for editors, for authors and for peer reviewers. These statements are prepared both based on the standards for authors, editors and peer-reviewers, published under Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the regulations of Council of Higher Education (YÖK). GRID conducts the publication process with reference to the explained publication ethics.

Publication ethics for authors

According to the international standards for authors as explained in Wager & Kleinert (2011), important ethical considerations can be explained as:

  • Research should be conducted ethically.

  • Authors should be clear and honest about their results and should describe the methodology of research in a clear manner.

  • The submitted work should be original and not published before. Authors should avoid plagiarism.  

  • Authors are responsible for the submitted and published work.

  • The contributions of the authors should be reflected honestly for the accuracy of the authorship.

  • The process for funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest should be clearly revealed.

Publication ethics for editors

According to the international standards for editors as explained in Kleinert & Wager (2011), important ethical considerations can be explained as:

  • Editors are responsible of the articles they publish on the journal.

  • Editors should be objective and independent from any commercial constitution.

  • Editors should follow editorial policies that enable transparency and honesty.

  • Editors should be careful about the alleged research and publication misconduct.

  • Editors should carefully examine the ethical conduct of studies in humans and animals.

  • Editors should be clear about the expectations from peer reviewers and authors.

  • Editor should follow policies for editorial conflicts of interest.

Publication ethics for peer-reviewers

According to ethical guidelines for peer-reviewers as explained in the report of COPE Council (2017), important ethical considerations can be explained as:

  • A reviewer should approach the review process in a responsible manner.

  • A reviewer should take care of competing interests.

  • A reviewer should answer an invitation with a reasonable time-frame

  • Reviewers should be careful about confidentiality of the peer review process

  • Reviewer should remain unbiased with some considerations as nationality, religious or political beliefs.

  • Reviewer should be suspicious about ethics violations.

  • Reviewer should be careful about the transferability of peer review.

REFERENCES


  1. COPE Council (September, 2017). Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers. Retrieved from www. publicationethics.org
  2. Kleinert S & Wager E (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for editors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 51 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 317-28). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)
  3. Wager E & Kleinert S (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)
  4. Yükseköğretim Kurumları Bilimsel Araştırma ve Yayın Etiği Yönergesi. Retrieved from: https://www.yok.gov.tr/Sayfalar/Kurumsal/mevzuat/bilimsel-arastirma-ve-etik-yonetmeligi.aspx