Ethical Principles and Publication Policy


Ethical principles

In accordance with editorial criteria and the evaluation principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), all manuscripts undergo a double-blind peer-review process based on an initial screening for significant contribution to the field, conceptual quality, appropriate methodology, and clarity of expression. Publication of an article in a "double-blind peer-reviewed" journal is crucial for the development of a coherent and credible knowledge network. In double-blind peer review, the content of articles written by 'prestigious' or well-known authors is evaluated rather than the author's reputation. Therefore, it is vital that all parties involved in the publishing process—authors, journal editors, reviewers, and publishers—agree on the expected ethical standards of conduct. Authors must ensure that their work is wholly original and that any use of the work or words of others has been appropriately cited.



About the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, https://publicationethics.org/)

COPE provides editors and publishers with guidance on all aspects of publication ethics, including how to manage cases of research and publication misconduct. In addition, it provides a forum for members to discuss specific cases. COPE does not investigate individual cases, but editors are encouraged to guarantee that cases are investigated by the proper authorities (typically research institutions or employers). Members of COPE are expected to adhere to the publication ethics principles outlined in the fundamental practices.



Responsibilities of editors
1- Publication decisions
The editor is responsible for determining which of the submitted articles will be published in the journal. The editor will evaluate manuscripts regardless of the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, citizenship, or political ideology. The decision will be based on the article's significance, originality, and lucidity, as well as the work's relevance to the journal's scope. Existing legal requirements regarding defamation, infringement of copyright, and plagiarism should also be considered.
2-Peer-Reviewer selection
At least two referees are assigned to evaluate the manuscript by the editor. At this point, he or she chooses a referee who is an expert in his or her field, keeping in mind the topic of the paper. Thus, the editor avoids practices that would compromise the paper's anonymity. He/she avoids assigning reviewers with whom the author has interacted. If at all possible, he or she designates a referee from a country other than the one in which the manuscript was submitted. He/she considers the objectivity and quality of the referees' evaluations and, if necessary, continues the process with additional referees.
3- Confidentiality
The editor and any editorial staff members should not reveal any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors, and publisher, as appropriate.
4- Disclosure and conflicts of interest
The editor and editorial board members will not use unpublished material described in a submitted manuscript for their own research without the author's express written permission.


Responsibilities of reviewers
1- Contribution to Editorial Decisions:
Referees who believe they lack the necessary expertise to evaluate a manuscript or foresee a delay in the review process should inform the editor immediately and recuse themselves.
2- Promptness:
All submitted manuscripts should be regarded as confidential documents. Unless authorized by the editor, reviewers may not share or discuss them with others.
3- Confidentiality:
All manuscripts provided for review should be treated as confidential documents. Reviewers must not share or discuss them with others unless authorized by the editor.
4- Objectivity Standards:
Evaluations must be conducted objectively. Personal attacks on the author are improper. Referees should convey their opinions with clarity and well-reasoned support.
5- Source Acknowledgment:
Reviewers should identify instances in which pertinent published works cited in the paper are absent from the reference section. They should also indicate whether observations or arguments derived from other sources have been appropriately cited. Reviewers are urged to alert the editor to any substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and other published works.
6- Disclosure and Conflict of Interest:
The information or concepts obtained through the peer-review process must be kept strictly confidential and not used for personal benefit. Reviewers should not evaluate manuscripts in which they have competing, collaborative, or other affiliations with the authors, corporations, or institutions involved.

Authors' Responsibilities:
1- Conformity with Reporting Standards:
Original research authors must accurately convey their work and provide an objective analysis of its significance. The underlying data should be precisely represented, and the paper should provide enough detail and references to allow replication. False or intentionally inaccurate statements are unacceptable and reprehensible.
2- Data Access and Storage:
For editorial review, authors may be required to submit raw data alongside their manuscript. Additionally, they should be willing to make this information public whenever possible. Authors must ensure that these data are accessible to qualified professionals for at least ten years after publication, preferably through an institutional or subject-based data repository, while preserving the anonymity of participants and observing legal rights.
3- Originality, Plagiarism, and Citation of Sources:
Authors are required to submit only original works and to properly attribute the work and words of others. All influential publications that contributed to the reported work must be cited.
4- Avoiding Multiple, Duplicative, and Concurrent Publication:
Generally speaking, similar research should not be published in multiple journals. Submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals is unethical and unacceptable behavior in publishing. Previously published and copyright-protected manuscripts cannot be submitted. Furthermore, manuscripts currently under review by other journals should not be submitted for publication again.
5- Responsibility and Contributions:
Authorship should be reserved for those who have contributed significantly to the conception, execution, or interpretation of the study. Every significant contributor must be listed as a co-author. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all contributing co-authors are listed accurately on the author manifest and that uninvolved parties are omitted. In addition, the corresponding author must confirm that all co-authors have reviewed and approved the final manuscript version and its submission for publication.
6- Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Management:
All authors must disclose any financial or substantive conflicts of interest that could influence the results or interpretation of the manuscript. Additionally, all financial support sources must be disclosed.
7- Correcting Basic Errors in Published Works:
If authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their own published work, they must immediately notify the journal editor or publisher. Together with the editor, they must publish a retraction or correction as an erratum.


For articles requiring Ethics Committee Approval

Ethics committee approval must be obtained for studies that require an ethics committee decision for studies conducted in all disciplines.
Researches requiring Ethics Committee approval are as follows:
1- All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using survey, interview, focus group study, observation, experiment, interview techniques.
2- Use of humans and animals (including material/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
3- Clinical trials on humans,
4- Research on animals,
5- Retrospective studies in accordance with the law on the protection of personal data.


Copyright and Licensing Policy

The copyright in JOMAT's content belongs to the author, while the original publication right and dissemination right of the first publication belong to JOMAT and are licensed under the CC-BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)). Third parties may reproduce and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, with proper attribution, a link to the licence, and an indication of any modifications. Under the CC-BY license, authors may freely utilize their copyrighted works. Please see the following link for the terms of the license.
The Creative Commons license is available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
The authors bear all legal and scientific responsibilities for the content of articles published in JOMAT. There are no royalties paid to the authors of the articles. Authors and copyright holders concur that all users have access without restriction. In addition to certain scholarly usage rights, authors will have the right to distribute their article in the same manner as permitted to third parties under the applicable user license. Those who submit to JOMAT are presumed to have accepted the journal's policies.


Open Access Policy

JOMAT is a free, open-access, electronic journal that charges no author fees, article submission fees, or article processing fees. This is owing to the support of the institution's founding academics and researchers. On the premise that making research readily accessible to the public promotes a greater global exchange of knowledge, JOMAT provides immediate open access to its content.
JOMAT is a fully open access publication, which means that the literature is freely accessible over the public internet at no cost to readers who authorize any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of these articles, scan them for indexing, import them as data into software, or use them for any other lawful purpose without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inherent to internet access itself.
In accordance with the definition provided by the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) (https://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read), JOMAT adopts and supports an Open Access policy. Therefore, we acknowledge that users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, and create links to the full text of these articles (as permitted by the terms of the license).


Plagiarism Detection

To ensure scientific and academic integrity, preventing plagiarism is of the utmost importance. Each submission to JOMAT is analyzed by a plagiarism detection program (such as Turnitin, iThenticate, or Intihal.Net). Before the evaluation, a single-word analysis is performed, excluding the bibliography. At the conclusion of the analysis, the total similarity rate should not exceed twenty percent, and the similarity rate for a particular work should not exceed five percent. If the study's degree of similarity exceeds the threshold indicated above, it will be rejected. Even if it falls within the similarity limits, these studies' similarity reports are manually analyzed. After evaluation and revisions, plagiarism analysis may be conducted if deemed necessary by the editor. The editor in charge of a manuscript determines whether it will be denied due to plagiarism or whether it will continue through the peer review process.


Repository Policy

In print:
Authors may share preprints at any time and in any location.
If accepted for publication, we encourage authors to include a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) link from the preprint to their official publication. Numerous researchers have access to the official publications in DergiPark; therefore, links will assist your users in locating, accessing, citing, and utilizing the best version.
Authors can update their arXiv or RePEc preprints with accepted manuscripts.


Accepted and Published:
After publication, JOMAT permits authors to use the final published version of an article or edited collection section (publisher pdf) for self-archival (author's personal website) and/or institutional archiving (on a non-profit server).
The source of the publication must be indicated. A link to the journal's homepage or the article's DOI must be provided for articles. Authors may self-archive their articles in subject-based public and non-commercial archives. Immediate after publication, all volumes (publisher pdf) can be submitted to institutional repositories. The published source should be cited, and a link to the volume's web page should be included.

Archiving Policy

Each content published in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Academic Tourism is archived both on the Dergipark platform and in LOCKSS. The journal changed its title in 2018. Therefore, the before and after LOCKSS links are given below:
LOCKSS before 2018
LOCKSS after 2018
Also the contents are available in full text on cabdirect.org.
The journal complies with I4OC standards for open citations. The journal metadata are available by crossref with the old title due to the name change. Please check the link below:
https://www.crossref.org/members/prep/17058


Paper Whitdrawal Policy

Every article uploaded to our journal is subjected to serious preliminary evaluation by our team. At this stage, a lot of effort is spent and financial resources are used (for the plagiarism report and the crosscheck and citation style report) so that the papers are ready for peer review. For this reason, authors cannot withdraw their articles until a decision is made for the submitted works. After the decision for the paper is made, the authors can submit their withdrawal requests to the editor. However, until this stage, authors should not submit their work to another journal. In accordance with the ethical policy of the journal, a paper submitted to the journal cannot be submitted to another journal at the same time. Authors are deemed to have accepted these conditions by submitting their papers to the journal. If any of the authors are found to have violated ethics by not complying with the rules mentioned above, our journal team will take the necessary steps in this regard.



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