Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Iğdır University Journal of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences is a peer-reviewed journal operating within the ethical principles and rules stated below to publish qualified scientific research.

Original scientific research and reviews submitted to the Iğdır University Journal of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences are evaluated by an open peer-review process and published electronically free of charge. All components of the scientific publication process—publisher, editors, authors, referees, and readers—must comply with the ethical principles that apply at all stages of the journal publication process.

The Ethical Principles and Publication Policy of the Iğdır University Journal of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences are in line with the guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All components of the publication process are required to comply with ethical principles stated, for example, in the “Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors” and “COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors”.

In the articles sent to the journal for publication, in case of detection of plagiarism, fabrication, deception, distortion, manipulation, this situation will be reported to the author’s institution, and the article will be rejected. If deemed necessary by the journal, editors or referees, reserves the right to request data files regarding the analysis results from the authors.

Ethical Responsibilities of Author(s):

The articles submitted to the Journal of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Iğdır University should be about scientific studies in the journal’s fields.

All sources used in articles (authors, online pages, personal interviews, etc.) should be cited accurately and appropriately.

The originality rate (with the exception of bibliography - 9 or more word matches) should not exceed 20%, and a report showing the situation should be attached.

It should be stated that the articles sent to the journal were not sent to another journal, and the Author Contributions and Conflict of Interest Declaration Form should be filled.
Persons who do not contribute intellectually to the article should not be mentioned as authors.

Conflicts of interest regarding the submitted manuscript should be stated, and the reason should be explained.

Authors may be required to submit raw data regarding their work to the editorial board while in the peer review process, in which case the authors are expected to share their raw data with the editorial board.

Authors are obliged to keep the data of a published article for five years.

When authors detect an error in their work, they should inform the editor and the editorial board and cooperate to correct or withdraw.

The authors should state that they received ethics committee approval for research that requires data collection using quantitative or qualitative methods such as experiments, questionnaires, scales, interviews, observations, and focus group studies that require an ethics committee decision. This should be specified in the method section, and the document showing the ethics committee’s decision should be uploaded to the system.

Authors should present in the article evidence that they pay attention to ethical principles in the data collection process (such as obtaining their permission to use other people’s documents such as scales, questionnaires, photographs). It should be stated in the articles that research and publication ethics and copyright regulations for intellectual and artistic works are complied with. If the research was carried out on human and animal subjects, it should be stated that it was carried out according to international reports, guidelines, etc.

Ethics committee approval is not required from authors for review articles. However, articles that do not require an ethics committee decision should be stated on the first-last page of the article and in the method section that an ethics committee decision is not required.

In terms of ethical rules; the situations requiring Ethics Committee Permission for the researches to be evaluated in the journal are as follows:

  • Any research carried out with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment, interview techniques,
  • Use of humans and animals (including material/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
  • Clinical researches on humans,
  • Researches on animals,
  • Retrospective studies in accordance with the law of protection of personal data.

In this context, in the studies to be evaluated in our journal;

  • In the case reports, it is stated that the “informed consent form” was taken,
  • Obtaining and expressing permission from the owners for the use of scales, surveys, and photographs belonging to others,
  • It should be noted that the copyright regulations are complied with for the ideas and works of art used.

Ethical Responsibilities Regarding Reviewers/Referees:

The open peer-review process evaluates all articles in the Journal of Iğdır University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. Reviewers and authors can be aware of each other. The referees are required to fill in an evaluation form that includes the decisions regarding the contribution of the article to science and whether the paper is suitable for publication, and the reasons for these decisions.
Referees are only required to review the articles related to their field of expertise.
Reviewers are expected to agree to arbitrate articles that do not have conflicts of interest.
When reviewers realize any conflict of interest, they should inform the editor and refuse to review the relevant article.
The referees should evaluate the articles impartially and objectively.
The referees are required to fill in the Referee Evaluation Form for the articles they evaluate. They are expected to mention their names in the forms. In this form, the referees are required to state their decision on whether the article they are evaluating is publishable and the reasons for their decision.
The style used by the referees in their suggestions should be polite, respectful and scientific.
Referees should avoid offensive, disrespectful and subjective personal comments.
When it is determined that the referees make such non-scientific comments, they can be contacted by the editor or the editorial board to review and correct their remarks.
The referees are required to complete their evaluations within the time given to them and are expected to comply with the ethical responsibilities set forth herein.

Ethical Responsibilities for Editors:

COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors published by COPE bind the editors.

The editor is responsible for all articles published in the journal. The ethical duties and responsibilities of the editor are as follows:

General Responsibilities
The editor is responsible for increasing the quality of the journal and contributing to its development.
The editor is required to support the freedom of expression of the authors.
Relationships with Readers
The editor should make sure that the sections in the journal that do not require peer-review (letter to the editor, invitations, conference announcements, etc.) are clearly indicated.
The editor should make an effort to match the published articles with the knowledge and skills of the journal readers.
Relations with Referees
The editor should ask the referees to evaluate the articles according to their knowledge and expertise. Thus, it should be ensured that experts in the field appropriately assess the articles.
The editor is obliged to request that the referees state no conflicts of interest regarding the article before evaluating a paper.
The editor must convey to the referees all necessary information regarding the referee evaluation process and what the referees are expected to do.
The editor should ensure that the peer-review process is carried out with open peer-review and can disclose the referees to the authors and the authors to the referees.
The editor should evaluate the referees according to their timing and performance.
The editor should create a database of referees and update the database according to the performance of the referees.
The editor should remove the referees who make rude and unqualified comments or return late from the referee list.
The editor should constantly renew and expand the list of referees according to the referees’ fields of expertise.
Relations with Authors
The editor should constantly update the editorial and writing guidelines and the sample template as to the authors’ expectations.
The editor should evaluate the articles submitted to the journal in terms of journal writing rules, the importance of the work, and originality. If he decides to reject the paper during the first submission process, he should clearly and impartially convey to the authors the reason for this. During this process, if it is decided that the article needs to be revised in terms of grammar, punctuation and/or spelling rules (margins, appropriate reference, etc.), the authors should be informed about this and given time to make the necessary corrections.
Manuscripts should include dates of submission and acceptance for publication.
When the authors request information about the status of their articles, the authors should be informed about the status of their articles in a way that does not disturb the open peer-review process.
Relations with the Editorial Board
The editor should convey the publishing and writing rules to the new editorial board members and explain what is expected of them.
The editor should convey the most current version of the publication and writing rules to the editorial board members.
The editor should evaluate the editorial board members and elect members to the editorial board who will actively participate in the development of the journal.
The editor should inform the members of the editorial board about the following roles and responsibilities.

Ethical Responsibilities of the Publisher:

Iğdır University publishes the Journal of Iğdır University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, and the ethical responsibilities of the publisher are as follows:
The publisher accepts that the decision-making and the refereeing process are the editor’s responsibility in publishing an article in the Journal of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Iğdır University.
The publisher provides open, electronic and free access to the journal on the journal’s web page.
Plagiarism and Unethical Behaviors:
All articles sent to the Journal of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Iğdır University are scanned with the IThenticate or Turnitin program before they are published. For the acceptance of the articles, the articles with a plagiarism rate of a maximum of 20% are accepted for publication. Articles exceeding this rate are examined in detail and sent back to the authors for revision or correction if deemed necessary. If plagiarism or unethical behaviour is detected, they are rejected for publication.

Some behaviours that are considered unethical are:

Academic Ethics: In the process of scientific work and academic activities of academics, sharing their knowledge and knowledge and transferring them to their students, in the production and evaluation of scientific studies, in the awarding and promotion stages of their relations with different stakeholders of the society, in the structuring of scientific institutions and universities based on scientific competence and in training well-trained scientists. refers to complying with ethical behaviour rules at the stage of
Fabrication: Creating non-existent data and results,
Falsification: Intentionally modifying and/or skipping data and/or results,
Duplication: Publishing the same work in more than one publication environment,
Slicing: Publishing a study by dividing it in order to increase the number of publications,
Plagiarism: Publishing the ideas, data, works and publications of others as their own, without making the necessary citations and citing the source, in accordance with scientific methods,
Gift authorship: Appearing/displaying as an author in a study (research design, data collection, evaluation, preparation and approval of publication) without adequate contribution,
Author hiding: Not including the name of the authors even though they contributed to the study,
Violation of the principle of voluntary participation: Forcing students or other participating groups to participate in the research,
Not obtaining informed consent: Obtaining the consent of the volunteers participating in the research without adequately informing them about the implementation steps and risks of the research,
Violation of the privacy policy: Sharing the personal or institutional data obtained from the participants without legal obligation, not keeping the identities of the participants in the research confidential.

Notifying the Editor of the Situation Not Complying with the Ethical Principles:

In case of an unethical situation regarding an article in the Journal of Iğdır University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, an e-mail must be sent to

Title of the Journal in Turkish: Iğdır Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi

Title of the Journal in English: Iğdır University Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Abbreviated Title of the Journal: Iğdır iibf dergisi