Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Scientific and Ethical Responsibility

Authors, as they contribute to the academic-scientific article on the cover page, share the scientific and ethical responsibility. After acceptance of manuscripts, then is confirmed that it belongs to the Journal and copyright passes on the publisher.

Authors should ensure accepting scientific and ethical responsibility by avoiding unacceptable or improper behaviors of falsified research, fraudulent data, paraphrasing, duplication, and blatant plagiarism. Authors should also keep in mind the terms emphasizing "ageism" need to be avoided in using to describe the population. Discrimination based on age should be avoided by considering two statements:

“Elderly is not acceptable as a noun and is considered pejorative by some as an adjective. The older person is preferred. Age groups may also be described with adjectives: gerontologists may prefer to use combination terms for older age groups (young-old, old-old, very old, and oldest-old), which should be used only as adjectives. Dementia is preferred to senility; senile dementia of the Alzheimer’s type is an accepted term” (The American Psychological Association, Section 2.17 Age, p. 69).

“Age.–Discrimination based on age is ageism, usually relevant to older persons. Avoid using age descriptors as nouns because of the tendency to stereotype a particular group as having a common set of characteristics. While in general the phrase the elderly should be avoided, the use of the elderly may be appropriate (as in the impact of Medicare cuts on the elderly, for example). Otherwise, terms such as an older person, older people, elderly patients, geriatric patients, older patients, aging adult, or the older population are preferred” (The American Medical Association, Inclusive Language Section, 9.10.3, p. 268).

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The National and Applied Gerontology Association (NASAG) is a leading non-profit organization in Turkey that promotes healthy and productive aging via evidence-based research. The utilization of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in gerontology is crucial in integrating research, practice, and policy, given the need for evidence-based programming to improve the quality of life in old age. As an advocate for social action for older people, the NASAG is particularly concerned that public policies are strongly and genuinely focused on supporting and protecting the most vulnerable, marginalized, or disadvantaged older people.