Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Ethical Principles and Publication Policy
The ethical principles and rules given below have been prepared by taking into account the guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) . For the Journal of Instructional Technologies and Teacher Education, authors, editors and referees should carefully examine the following duties and responsibilities. In addition, the Journal of Instructional Technologies and Teacher Education explains the publication policy of the journal by providing information about open access, plagiarism and unethical behavior.

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors
The author (s) should submit an original article on instructional technology and teacher education to the Journal of Instructional Technologies and Teacher Education.
It should be stated that the article sent to the journal is not sent to a different journal or published in another journal, and the journal's "Copyright and Author Agreement" should be signed by all authors and sent to the journal.
The author (s) must cite correctly and appropriately for all references in the article.
Persons who could not contribute to the article should not be added as authors. Similarly, it should not be suggested to add or remove authors and change the author's order after the article application is made.
In the articles sent to the journal, situations and relationships that may conflict of interest should be specified and explained.
Raw data regarding the articles that are in the referee evaluation process can be requested. In this case, the author (s) should submit the requested raw data to the Editors.
The author (s) must have a document showing that they have the rights to use the data they use in the article, that they have the necessary permissions for the research / analysis, or that the consent of the test subjects has been obtained.
The author (s) received the approval of the ethics committee for studies that require data collection through quantitative or qualitative methods such as experiments, questionnaires, scales, interviews, observations, focus group studies that require the decision of the ethics committee; The name of the ethics committee, the date and number of the decision should be indicated on the first-last page of the candidate article and in the method section, and the document showing the ethics committee decision should be uploaded to the system with the application of the article. In addition, case reports should include information about obtaining the informed consent / consent form in the article.
The author (s) have an obligation to inform the editor and to cooperate with the editor in the correction and withdrawal processes in the event that the author (s) notice a mistake or error in the evaluation process, in the early view stage or in the published article.

Editors' Ethical Responsibilities
Editors of the Journal of Instructional Technologies and Teacher Education should have the following ethical duties and responsibilities based on the " COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors " and " COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors " published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) :

General Duties and Responsibilities
Editors, authors, referees and readers should take care to provide feedback and explanation when they need information.
Editors should make an effort to contribute to the development of the journal and to increase its quality.
Editors should support freedom of thought.
Editors should follow processes taking into account intellectual property rights and ethical standards.

Relations with the Reader
Editors should strive to ensure that articles published in the journal are consistent with the knowledge and skills of the journal readers.
Editors should take care that the published articles are qualified enough to contribute scientifically to the reader or researcher.

Relations with Referees
Editors should appoint a referee in accordance with the knowledge and expertise of the referees in the evaluation of the articles that apply to the journal.
Editors must observe whether there is a conflict of interest between the author and the referee.
Editors are required to convey to the referees all necessary information regarding the referee evaluation process and what they are expected to do.
Editors should carry out the peer review process with double-blind peer review. Make sure that the authors do not have access to the referee information and that the referees cannot access the author information.
Editors should create a database of referees. It should update the database according to the performance of the referees or according to their expertise.
Editors should prevent unethical or inappropriate peer reviews.