The author(s) should write, sign and send a paper which reports that the study was not published or is not in the process of being published in elsewhere and that the authors are taking all the responsibility of the study. Falsification of data, plagiarism or publication without proper citation are all unacceptable and are the reasons for rejection of publication. Journal of Istanbul Veterinary Sciences adhere to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and follow the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommendations are taken into account in articles submitted to the journal.
Complaints and appeals
Authors who wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint should, in the first instance, send an appeal letter to the Editor in Chief. The letter should contain detailed information about appeal or complaint subject. In such a case, the chief editor assigns one of the editors or one of the editorial board members to examine the subject as soon as possible. If necessary, an external expert may be assigned as ombudsman to investigate the problem. But the Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all appeals and complaints. The journal adheres to COPE guidelines while examining the appeals and complaints.
Care and use of animals
If animals are used in the study, the author (s) must declare in the materials and methods section the manuscript is in compliance with the institutional or international animal care and use guidelines. A manuscript containing information that suggests animals were subjected to adverse, stressful, or harsh conditions or treatments will not be considered for publication. The Editor retains the right to reject manuscripts on the base of animal welfare concerns.
Open Access policy
Journal of Istanbul Veterinary Sciences is an open access journal; readers can freely access the published articles through online. There is no restriction or embargo on the full text of the published articles.
Copyright and License
License: Articles published in the Journal of Istanbul Veterinary Science are presented to the reader under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). This license allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article, adapt the article as long as the author is attributed. More detailed information can be obtained using this link.
Copyright: Authors who submit papers to the journal must assigned a copyright form indicating that they have transferred the publication rights to the journal. However, the authors reserve the following rights.
a. The right to their own personal use, for educational purpose.
b. The right to use all or a part of the article in a meetings or conference.
c. The right to post their work online in institutional repositories or on their website.
d. The right to use any platform to increase the visibility of his articles. (e.g., Research gate).
d. Patent and trademark rights for any process or procedure described in the article.
Screening for Plagiarism
All the papers submitted to Journal of Istanbul Veterinary Sciences will be screened for plagiarism using plagiarism detection program. If the plagiarism or self-plagiarism is found the publication will immediately reject.