All papers are subject to double blind peer review process based on an initial screening by the editor criteria and Committe on Publication Ethics(COPE)'s principles for evaluation include significant contribution to the field, conceptual quality, appropriate methodology and clarity of exposition. The publication of an article in a “double blind peer-reviewed” journal is essential in the development of a consistent and respected network of knowledge. In double blind peer-review, articles written by ‘prestigious’ or renowned authors are considered on the basis of the content of their papers, rather than on the author’s reputation. It is therefore essential to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, the journal editor, the peer reviewers and the publisher. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
About the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE,https://publicationethics.org/)
COPE provides advice to editors and publishers on all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. It also provides a forum for its members to discuss individual cases. COPE does not investigate individual cases but encourages editors to ensure that cases are investigated by the appropriate authorities (usually a research institution or employer). All COPE members are expected to apply COPE principles of publication ethics outlined in the core practices.
1- Publication decisions
The editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope. Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism should also be considered.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
3- Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.
1- Contribution to editorial decisions
The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
4- Standards of objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
5- Acknowledgement of sources
Reviewers should identify cases in which relevant published work referred to in the paper has not been cited in the reference section. They should point out whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the respective source. Reviewers will notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
6- Disclosure and conflict of interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.
1- Reporting standards
Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
2- Data access and retention
Authors could be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the paper for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. In any event, authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for at least ten years after publication (preferably via an institutional or subject-based data repository or other data center), provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.
3- Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources
Authors will submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.
4- Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
The researches requiring the permission of the Ethics Committee are as follows:
1- Any research carried out with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment, interview techniques.
2- Use of humans and animals (including material / data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
3- Clinical researches on humans,
4- Researches on animals,
5- Retrospective studies in accordance with the law of protection of personal data,
Journal of Multidisciplinary Academic Tourism is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License (From September 2022). All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for all to read, download, copy and distribute as defined by the applied license.This license allows users to copy and distribute the article, provided:
JOMAT does not charge any fees to authors.
Journal of Multidisciplinary Academic Tourism - Jomat is a libre open-access electronic journal that does not charge any author fees, any article submission or any article processing. This is due to support by its founding researchers and academicians.
JOMAT provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
JOMAT is a fully open access publication which means that the literature is freely accessible online on the public internet without cost to readers permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.
In this aspect, JOMAT adopts and supports an Open Access policy complying with the definition laid out by the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) (https://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read) . Therefore, we take the right of users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles.
Sharing of the research results is an important component of the research process; research can only advance by sharing the results, and the value of an investment in research is only maximized through the wide use of its results. Open Access articles are free to all interested readers, and the publishers place no financial or copyright barriers between the readers and the article.
Prevention of plagiarism is essential as it provides scientific and academic integrity. Each study submitted to JOMAT is first analyzed in a plagiarism program (such as Turnitin, iThenticate or İntihal.Net). It is analyzed on a single word basis except for the bibliography before evaluation. At the end of the analysis, the total similarity rate should be maximum 20% and the similarity rate for an individual study should be maximum 5%. If the similarity level of the study is higher than specified above, it will be rejected. Even if within similarity limits, these studies’ similarity reports are examined manually. If the editor deems necessary, plagiarism analysis can be done after the evaluation and revisions. The decision of whether or not a manuscript should be rejected because of fraud or proceed to the peer-review process rests with the handling editor.
Accepted and Published:
JOMAT allows authors the use of the final published version of an article or edited collection chapter (publisher pdf) for self-archiving (author's personal website) and/or archiving in an institutional repository (on a non-profit server) after publication.
The published source must be acknowledged. For articles, a link to the journal home page or articles' DOI must be set. For chapters, a link to the volume’s dedicated book page must be set.
Authors may self-archive their articles in public and non-commercial subject based repositories.
Entire volumes (publisher pdf) may be uploaded to institutional universities immediately after publication.
The published source must be acknowledged and a link to the volume’s dedicated web page must be set.
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