Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

The publication processes implemented in the journal are the basis for the development and distribution of information in an impartial and respectable manner. The processes implemented in this sense are directly reflected in the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support the authors. Peer-reviewed studies are studies that embody and support the scientific method. At this point, it is important that all stakeholders of the process (authors, readers and researchers, publishers, referees and editors) comply with the standards for ethical principles. Within the scope of IJMA publication ethics, all stakeholders are expected to bear the following ethical responsibilities.
The following ethical duties and responsibilities are prepared by taking into account the guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as open access. The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journal is a necessary building block in the development of a harmonious and respected information network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutes that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and shape scientific methods. Therefore, reaching an agreement on the standards of expected ethical behavior is important for all parties involved in publishing, author, journal editor, referee and publisher institutions.

1. Authorship
• The references list must be complete.
• Plagiarism and fake data should not be included.
• The same research should not be attempted to be published in more than one journal, and it should comply with the ethics of scientific research and publication.

Actions contrary to the ethics of scientific research and publication include:
a) Plagiarism: Presenting the ideas, methods, data, applications, writings, shapes or works of others as if they were their own, in whole or in part, without referring to their owners in accordance with scientific rules,

b) Forgery: Producing data that is not based on research, editing or modifying the presented or published work based on unrealistic data, reporting or publishing them, making it look as if an undone research has been done,

c) Distortion: Falsifying research records and obtained data, making it look as if methods, devices and materials not used in the research, not evaluating data that is not in accordance with the research hypothesis, tampering with data and/or results to fit relevant theories or assumptions, falsifying or shaping research results in the interests of the persons and organizations supported,

ç) Repetitive Publication: Presenting multiple works containing the same results of a study as separate works in associate professorship exam evaluations and academic promotions,

d) Slicing: Presenting the results of a study as separate works in associate professorship exam evaluations and academic promotions by disassembling them inappropriately and making numerous publications without reference to each other, in a way that impairs the integrity of the research,

e) Unfair Authorship: Including people who do not have an active contribution among the authors, not including people who have active contributions among the authors, changing the author ranking in an unjustified and inappropriate way, removing the names of those who have active contributions from the work during publication or in subsequent editions, including their name among the authors using their influence even though they do not have an active contribution,

f) Other Types of Ethics Violations: Not stating the contributions of supporting persons, institutions or organizations in the publications of research carried out with support in an explicit manner, not complying with ethical rules in research on people and animals, not respecting patient rights in their publications, sharing the information contained in a work that is assigned to examine as an arbitrator with others before publication, using the resources, places, facilities and devices provided or allocated for scientific research for purposes. accusing persons of a completely baseless, unwarranted and deliberate violation of ethics.

2. Author's Responsibilities
• All authors should contribute significantly to research.
• All data in the article must be declared to be real and original.
• All authors must ensure the recall and correction of errors.

3. Responsibilities of Referees
• Assessments must be impartial.
• Referees should not be in conflict of interest with research, authors and/or research funders.
• Referees must specify the relevant works published but not cited.
• Checked articles should be kept confidential.

4. Editorial Responsibilities
• Editors have full responsibility and authority to accept or reject an article.
• Editors should not have a conflict of interest regarding the articles they accept or reject.
• Only articles that will contribute to the field should be accepted.
• When errors are found, they should support the publication or withdrawal of the correction.
• They should keep the name of the referees confidential and prevent plagiarism/fraudulent data.

The peer-review process is at the heart of the success of scientific publication. It is part of our commitment to maintaining and improving the arbitration process, and the IJMA has an obligation to assist the scientific community in any case involving publishing ethics, especially in case of suspicious, recurring publications or in cases of plagiarism.

Uncovering Plagiarism
Articles submitted to the journal for publication are subjected to double-sided blind peer-review evaluation by at least two referees. In addition, in the detection of plagiarism, it is declared by the authors that the articles have not been published before and do not contain plagiarism through TURNITIN or ITHENTICATE programs.

When the reader notices a significant error or inaccuracy in an article published in IJMA, or has any complaints about the content of the publication (plagiarism, recurring articles, etc.), s/he can make a complaint by emailing to 

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