Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Journal of International Relations and Political Science Studies is open access, peer-review journal aiming at the highest ethical and academic standards. Within the framework of the Publication Policy, the journal guarantees that every submitted work is evaluated with objective criteria. After the editorial board’s evaluation, all studies are submitted to at least two blind peer-reviewed evaluation processes.

The Editorial Board of the Journal ensures the confidentiality of all submitted works until the printing stage. Information about the studies is not shared with third parties other than their authors and the Journal does not use the studies for other purposes.

The journal is obliged to ensure that the submitted studies are evaluated objectively. This obligation means that the studies submitted to the journal will be evaluated regardless of the author (s) ‘race, religion, nationality, gender, political opinion, seniority, or institutional affiliations.

Studies that are applied to more than one journal at the same time and those that violate legal and academic criteria such as copyright and plagiarism are not evaluated. Regardless of the stage of the article evaluation process, the evaluation process is stopped immediately and the study is returned to the author.

Journal referees should return the articles they have a conflict of interest without evaluating. Reviewers should be objective in their criticism, evaluation should be based only on the study, and any personal comments to the author should be avoided.

All submitted articles are screened for plagiarism before sending for pre-evaluation to editors. Authors are expected to apply to the journal with original works. Authors should reference the sources they use in their studies in accordance with academic criteria. If a similarity of more than 15% is detected in the applied studies, it is returned to the authors of the study.

All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using questionnaires, interviews, focus group work, observation, experimentation, interview techniques, and retrospective studies in accordance with the law on the protection of personal data are within the scope of studies that require ethics committee approval.

Rejected studies can be revised in line with the referee evaluations and re-submitted to the journal. Studies that are found to be disregarding the referee evaluations are returned to their authors. Studies with the necessary arrangements erode into the evaluation process like new applications.

TUIC Academy Journal has adopted impartial publishing as a basic principle. The journal expects the same approach from authors. The opinions in the published articles do not reflect the official opinion of the journal or the International Relations Studies Association. All responsibility of the articles belongs to the authors.

Authors who submit a study to the journal are deemed to have accepted the ethical principles of the journal. The rights of all studies published in the TUIC Academy Journal are reserved, cannot be used without reference to the journal’s name.