Publishing processes applied in Inonu University International Journal of Social Sciences (INIJOSS) constitute the basis for the development and distribution of information in a neutral and respected manner. The processes implemented in this direction are directly reflected in the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions supporting the authors. Refereed studies embody and support the scientific method. At this point, it is important that all stakeholders of the process (writers, readers and researchers, publishers, referees and editors) comply with the standards for ethical principles. Within the scope of our journal’s publication ethics, all stakeholders are expected to have the following ethical responsibilities.
The following ethical duties and responsibilities are written in the light of the guide and policies made by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Publishing a manuscript in a refereed journal is an essential building block in the development of a harmonious and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Refereed manuscripts support and shape scientific methods. Therefore, reaching an agreement in the standards of expected ethical behaviour is important for all publishing parties, author, journal editor, referee and publisher organizations:

1. Authorship

The bibliography list should 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 should comply with scientific research and publication ethics.
Actions contrary to scientific research and publication ethics are:

a) Plagiarism: Presenting others’ ideas, methods, data, applications, writings, forms or works, in whole or in part, without complying with citation rules.
b) Fraud: To produce data that is not based on research, to edit or change the submitted or published work based on unrealistic data, to report or publish them, to show an undone research as done.
c) Distortion: Falsifying research records and data; presenting methods, devices and materials that are not used in the research as used, to evaluate the data that do not comply with the research hypothesis, to play with data and / or results in order to adapt to the relevant theories or assumptions, to research in the interests of the individuals and organizations that are supported falsify or shape its results;
d) Re-publication: To present more than one work containing the same results of a research as separate works in the professorship exam evaluations and academic promotions;
e) Salami-slicing: Presenting the results of a research as separate works for associate professorship exam evaluations and academic promotions by disrupting the integrity of the research, disassembling it inappropriately and making numerous publications without reference to each other,
f) Gift Authorship: Including people with no active contribution among the authors, not including those with active contribution among the authors, changing the authors’ order unjustly and inappropriately, removing the names of those who have an active contribution from the work during publication or in subsequent editions, including the name of the authors, even though they do not have an active contribution.
g) Other violations of ethics: Not stating the person, institutions or organizations that support the publications of the research, not clearly stating their contribution in the research, not complying with the ethical rules in researches on people and animals, not showing respect to the patient’s rights in their publications, and sharing the knowledge in a manuscript for which one has been assigned as referee, using the resources, places, facilities and devices for scientific research out of purpose, charge accusations of ethics that are completely groundless, inappropriate (YÖK Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive, Manuscript 8).

2. Author’s Responsibilities
All authors should contribute significantly to the research.
It is necessary to declare that all the data in the manuscript is true and original.
All authors must ensure retraction and correction of errors.

3. Referee’s Responsibilities
Assessments should be impartial.
Referees should not be in conflict of interest with research, authors and / or research funders.
Referees should indicate the relevant published but not cited works.
Reviewed manuscripts should be kept confidential.

4. Editorial Responsibilities
Editors have full responsibility and authority to accept or reject a manuscript.
Editors should not be in a conflict of interest regarding manuscripts they accept or reject. Only manuscripts that will contribute to the field should be accepted.
Editors should support the publication or withdrawal of the correction when errors are found. Editors should keep the referees’ name hidden and prevent plagiarism / fake data.
When our readers notice a significant error or mistake in an article published in INIJOSS or if they have any complaints about editorial content (plagiarism, duplicate articles etc.), they can send information about the situations they detected by sending an e-mail to

5. Ethics Committee Permission
The first page of the articles to be published in INIJOSS should indicate whether an ethical committee permit and / or legal / special permission should be obtained. If these permits are required, it should be clearly presented from which institution, on what date and with which decision or number the permission was obtained. In addition, if a study sent to INIJOSS requires the use of human and animal subjects, it should be declared that the study was carried out in accordance with international declaration, guidance etc.

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