Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

International Journal of Political Studies is a peer-reviewed and academic journal that publishes studies in social sciences such as Public Administration, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, History, Philosophy and Psychology.

Our journal uses the double-blind peer-review system. It is published electronically three times a year, in April, August and December.

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Publication Ethics

While establishing the ethical duties and responsibilities below, they have been prepared as open access, taking into account the guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Ethical Responsibilities of Authors
The publication processes implemented in the International Journal of Political Studies are the basis for the development and distribution of information in an impartial and respectful manner. Accordingly, the author(s) who submit a study to our journal are expected to comply with the following ethical responsibilities:
*The works submitted by the author(s) are expected to be original. If the author(s) benefit from or use other works, they are required to cite and/or cite completely and accurately.
*People who do not contribute to the content intellectually in the creation of the work should not be specified as the author.
* All studies submitted for publication, if any, situations that may constitute a conflict of interest and their relations should be explained.
* Raw data can be requested from the author(s) regarding their articles within the framework of the evaluation processes, in such a case the author(s) should be ready to present the expected data and information to the editorial board and scientific committee.
*Author(s) must have a document showing that they have the right to use the data used, the necessary permissions for the research/analysis, or the consent of the experimented subjects.
*In the event that the author(s) notices an error or mistake regarding his/her published, early view or evaluation work, he/she has an obligation to cooperate with the editor in informing, correcting or withdrawing the journal editor or publisher.
*Authors cannot have their work in the application process of more than one journal at the same time. Each application can be started following the completion of the previous application. A study published in another journal cannot be sent to the International Journal of Political Studies.
*It cannot be proposed to change the author responsibilities of a work whose evaluation process has begun (such as adding an author, changing the order of authors, removing an author).
Ethical Duties and Responsibilities of Editors
Editors are responsible for every publication published in the International Journal of Political Studies. In the context of this responsibility, editors have the following roles and responsibilities:
Making efforts to meet the information needs of readers and authors, Ensuring continuous improvement of the journal, Carrying out processes to improve the quality of the studies published in the journal, Supporting freedom of thought, Ensuring academic integrity, Continuing business processes without compromising intellectual property rights and ethical standards, Correction, show openness and transparency in terms of publication on matters that require disclosure.
Relations with the reader
Editors should make decisions by considering the knowledge, skills and experience expectations of all readers, researchers and practitioners. It should be careful that the published studies contribute to the reader, researcher, practitioner and scientific literature and that they are original. In addition, editors are obliged to consider the feedback from readers, researchers and practitioners, and to provide explanatory and informative feedback.
Relations with authors
The duties and responsibilities of the editors to the authors are as follows:
Editors should make a positive or negative decision based on the importance, original value, validity, clarity of the narrative, and the journal's goals and objectives. Studies that are suitable for the scope of publication should be taken to the preliminary evaluation stage as long as they do not have serious problems. Editors should not ignore positive referee suggestions unless there is a serious problem with the study.

New editors should not change the decisions made by the previous editor(s) regarding the studies unless there is a serious problem. The "Blind Refereeing and Evaluation Process" must be published and the editors must prevent possible deviations from the defined processes. Authors should be informed and returned in an explanatory and informative way.
Relations with referees
The duties and responsibilities of the editors towards the referees are as follows:
The referees should be determined in accordance with the subject of the study. It is responsible for providing the information and guides that the referees will need during the evaluation phase. It has to consider whether there is a conflict of interest between the authors and the referees. In the context of blind refereeing, the identity of the referees should be kept confidential.
It should encourage reviewers to evaluate the work in an impartial, scientific and objective language. It should determine practices and policies that increase the performance of referees. He should take the necessary steps to dynamically update the referee pool. It should prevent rude and unscientific evaluations. Steps should be taken to ensure that the referee pool consists of a broad spectrum.
Editorial and blind peer review processes
Editors; is obliged to implement the "Blind Refereeing and Evaluation Process" policies included in the journal's publication policies. In this context, the editors ensure that the fair, impartial and timely evaluation process of each work is completed.
Quality assurance
Editors; is responsible for publishing every article published in the journal in accordance with journal publication policies and international standards.
Protection of personal data
Editors; is obliged to ensure the protection of personal data regarding the subjects or images included in the evaluated studies. Unless the explicit consent of the individuals used in the studies is documented, they are responsible for refusing the study. In addition, editors; The author is responsible for protecting the individual data of the referees and readers.
Ethics committee, human and animal rights
Editors; It is responsible for ensuring the protection of human and animal rights in the evaluated studies. Ethics committee approval for the subjects used in the studies is responsible for refusing the study in the absence of permission for experimental research.
Precaution against possible misconduct and misconduct
Editors; is obliged to take precautions against possible abuse and misconduct. It is among the responsibilities of the editor to share the relevant findings, as well as to conduct a rigorous and objective investigation regarding the identification and evaluation of complaints regarding this situation.
Ensuring academic publication integrity
Editors should ensure that judgments containing errors, inconsistencies or misdirection in studies are promptly corrected.
Protection of intellectual property rights
Editors; is obliged to protect the intellectual property rights of all published articles and to defend the rights of the journal and the author(s) in case of possible violations. In addition, the editors are obliged to take the necessary measures so that the contents of all published articles do not violate the intellectual property rights of other publications.
Political and Commercial Concerns
The journal owner, publisher and no other political or commercial factors affect the editors' independent decision making.
conflicts of interest
Editors; takes into account the conflicts of interest between the author(s), referees and other editors, and ensures that the publication process of the studies is completed in an independent and impartial manner.
Ethical Responsibilities of Referees
Reviewers who evaluate studies for the International Journal of Political Studies are expected to have the following ethical responsibilities: Only studies related to their field of expertise should accept evaluation. It should evaluate with impartiality and confidentiality. If he thinks he is facing a conflict of interest during the evaluation process, he should refuse to review the study and inform the journal editor. In accordance with the principle of confidentiality, they should destroy the studies they have examined after the evaluation process. They can only use the final versions of the studies they have reviewed after they are published. It should make the evaluation objectively only in relation to the content of the study. Nationality, gender, religious beliefs, political beliefs and commercial concerns should not be allowed to influence the evaluation. The assessment should be made in a constructive and courteous manner. Do not make derogatory personal comments that include hostility, slander and insults. They must perform the work they accept to evaluate on time and with the above ethical responsibilities.
Publisher's Ethical Responsibilities
The Editors and Editorial Board of the International Journal of Political Studies act with the awareness of the following ethical responsibilities:
Editors are responsible for all processes of studies submitted to the International Journal of Political Studies. In this context, the decision makers are the editors, regardless of economic or political gains. It undertakes to create an independent editorial decision. It protects the property and copyright of every article published in the International Journal of Political Studies and undertakes to keep a record of every published copy. It has the responsibility to take precautions against all kinds of scientific abuse, citation fraud and plagiarism regarding the editors.

If You Encounter an Unethical Situation
If you encounter any unethical behavior or content other than the above-mentioned ethical responsibilities and content in the International Journal of Political Studies, please notify us via e-mail to

The International Journal of Political Studies is a free journal. No fee is charged from the authors during the application and publication process of the articles.

The journal is a journal that is published online.

The International Journal of Political Studies is indexed by the following indexes;

ASOS, Academia Social Science Index

DOAJ, Directory of Open Access Journals

Index Copernicus