Scientific Research Ethics

Journal of Naval Sciences and Engineering (JNSE) follows the highest standards in scientific research ethics and adopts the principles of international research ethics which are described below.


• The principles of integrity, quality, objectivity, transparency and sustainability should be considered in conducting researches.
• Scientific research methods should be used in obtaining and analyzing the data and in reaching the results.
• Economic, social and environmental impacts of researches should be taken into consideration.
• It is necessary to adhere to the national and international standards during the research process and to obtain the required permissions and approvals from the competent authorities.
• The data obtained from the researches should be used in the manner, form and extent which are permitted by the participants and authorities.
• It is necessary to ensure the principles of volunteerism and confidentiality from the participants during the researches and studies.
• The research team, participants and authorities should be fully informed about the purpose, methods, possible and intended uses of the research, the requirements to participate in to the research, the impacts and risks.
• Researches should be designed to protect the autonomy and dignity of participants.
• The study should be clear about research independence; should be specified if there is a conflict of interest.
• Obtaining ethics committee approval is required for the studies and researches that use human and animal subjects (including materials/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes.
• If the study was carried out within any institution or organization, then the required permissions must be obtained and documented from that institution or organization.
• If the study involves the use of human subjects then, the study should include the information that the informed consent forms from the participants have been collected.
• Direct and indirect sources which have been used during the research should be given in accordance with the APA standard. Please click for examples. (Note: This rule is effective as from November, 2020 issue.)