Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Journal of Hacettepe University Faculty of Nursing Ethical Rules

The journal follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)’s “International Standards for Editors and Authors” based on the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
In all studies in which the "human" is included, the journal recognizes “The Declaration of Helsinki”, “The Guideline for Good Clinical Practice, and “The Guideline for Good Laboratory Practices” and the principle of compliance with the relevant regulations of the Turkish Ministry of Health.
In studies conducted on humans, it is necessary to get permission from "Clinical Research Ethics Committee" and submit the relevant document to the journal.
Ethical committee approval must be sent to the journal separately for clinical and experimental animal studies that require an ethics committee decision.
Authors should state that the approval of the relevant ethics committee has been received in the Materials and Methods section and a copy of the approval of the ethics committee should be uploaded to the journal online system. It should also be noted that the informed consent has been received from all participants.
If any financial support is provided to the study submitted, the authors must explain what the relationship is if there is a relationship based on self-interest with the institution(s) providing support.
Manuscripts submitted for publication should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Each person listed as an author should meet the four criteria listed below and any person who meets these four criteria must be identified as the author. Those who do not meet all four criteria should be thanked on the title page of the article.
Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work;
Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
Final approval of the version to be published;
Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.”
The study presented at a conference, symposium etc. must be stated in the cover letter.
The authors are responsible for ethical, scientific and legal compliance of manuscript.