Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

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.

Editors' responsibilities

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.

Confidentiality
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.

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.

Reviewers' responsibilities

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.

Promptness
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.

Confidentiality
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.

Standards of objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

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.

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.

Authors' duties

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.

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.

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.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
In general, papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Manuscripts which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted. In addition, manuscripts under review by the journal should not be resubmitted to copyrighted publications. However, by submitting a manuscript, the author(s) retain the rights to the published material. In case of publication they permit the use of their work under a CC-BY license [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/], which allows others to copy, distribute and transmit the work as well as to adapt the work and to make commercial use of it.

Authorship of the paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.

The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors and no uninvolved persons are included in the author list. The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and to cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper in form of an erratum.



For papers that require Ethics Committee Approval

Ethics committee approval must be obtained for studies conducted in all disciplines if the studies requiring an ethical committee decision.

The researches requiring the permission of the Ethics Committee are as follows:

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. 

Use of humans and animals (including material / data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,

Clinical researches on humans,

Researches on animals,

Retrospective studies in accordance with the law of protection of personal data,

Open Access
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 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.

Plagiarism Detection
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 25% 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. 


Publication Policy

The content in Journal of Multidisciplinary Academic Tourism (JOMAT) is protected by copyright policy in line with Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Derivable 4.0 International License. Copyright protection applies automatically to any original work as soon as it is written down or put into permanent or fixed form. There does not need to be a © symbol next to the work for it to be protected by copyright.

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Copyright

Upon submission of their article, authors are requested to complete an assignment of copyright and publication agreement.

The copyrights of the articles accepted for publication are transferred to Journal of Multidisciplinary Academic Tourism Editorial Office.

Copyright Release Form

JOMAT - Journal of Multidisciplinary Academic Tourism (2018). On behalf of all authors, as the corresponding author of the manuscript, I warrant that
a) the manuscript submitted is my/our own original work;

b) all authors participated in the work in a substantive way and are prepared to take public responsibility for the work;

c) I was authorized by all authors to transfer all royalties related to the manuscript and to enter into a binding contract with JOMAT as detailed in this Copyright Release Form, and I will be responsible in the event of all disputes that have occurred and that may occur,

d) all authors have seen and approved the manuscript as submitted;

e) e-mail and street addresses of all authors have been entered into the JOMAT and Evaluation System correctly,

f) the manuscript has not been published and is not being submitted or considered for publication elsewhere;

g) the text, illustrations, and any other materials included in the manuscript do not infringe upon any existing copyright or other rights of anyone.

h) I transfer all financial rights, especially processing, reproduction, representation, printing, distribution, and online transmittal, to JOMAT with no limitation whatsoever,

Notwithstanding the above, the Contributor(s) or, if applicable the Contributor’s Employer, retain(s) all proprietary rights other than copyright, such as

a) patent rights;
b) to use, free of charge, all parts of this article for the author’s future works in books, lectures, classroom teaching, or oral presentations;
c) the right to reproduce the article for their own purposes provided the copies are not offered for sale.

However, reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material contained therein, in any medium as permitted hereunder, requires a citation to the Journal and appropriate credit to JOMAT as publisher, suitable in form and content as follows: Title of article, author(s), journal title and volume/issue, Copyright© year.

As the corresponding author, I also warrant that “JOMAT and the Journal Editors” will not be held liable against all copyright claims of any third party or in lawsuits that may be filed in the future, and that I will be the only person who will be liable in such cases. I also warrant that the article contains no libelous or unlawful statements, I/we did not use any unlawful method or material during the research, I/we obtained all legal permissions pertaining to the research, and I/we adhered to ethical principles during the research.

Creative Commons License
JOMAT is licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).


OPEN ACCESS

Journal of Multidisciplinary Academic Tourism - Jomat is an open-access electronic journal that does notcharge 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.

JOMATis 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 also signed (http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/list_signatures) Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). JOMAT adopts an Open Access policy complying with the definition laid out by the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). 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.