Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Ethics committee approval should be obtained for research conducted in all disciplines that require ethics committee approval, and this approval should be stated and documented in the article. In studies that require ethics committee permission, information about the permission (name of the committee, date and number) should be included in the method section, as well as on one of the first/last pages of the article.

Our ethical principles that are adopted and should be observed are within the framework of YÖK Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive, Higher Education Institutions Ethical Behavior Principles, TÜBİTAK - Research and Publication Ethics Board Regulation, COPE - Committee On Publication Ethics Principles.

Ethical rules to be followed by the editor:

1) The editor should ensure that the submitted articles are evaluated only according to the quality of the study and referee comments, regardless of the characteristics of the authors such as religion, language, race, ethnicity, political thought and gender.
2) The editor should reject the article in case of ethical violations.
3) The editor keeps the information about the articles sent to the journal confidential, and should not share this information with anyone other than the responsible author, referees and the editorial board.
4) The editor should ensure that the peer-review process is done with double-blind peer-review.
5) The editor should not use the information presented in the article for hhis/her own research.
6) The editor has full responsibility to reject, accept or request changes to the articles submitted to the journal.

Ethical rules that authors must follow:

1) Authors must declare that the work they sent is original and has not been published before.
2) Authors must declare that the work is not currently under review in another journal.
3) All authors named in the study must have contributed to the experimental design and implementation of the study, or to the analysis and interpretation of the data.
4) Authors should provide access to the data sets used in the article, if deemed necessary.
5) Authors are required to inform the editorial board if they realize that there is an important mistake in their published article.
6) Authors should submit ethics committee approval to the journal for studies that require ethics committee approval. If "Ethics Committee Approval" is required for the research; Information regarding the approval of the Ethics Committee (name of the ethics committee, number and date of the approval document) should be stated in the article.

Within the framework of ethical rules; Studies that require Ethics Committee Permission for evaluation in the journal are as follows:

- All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from the participants by using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment, interview techniques,
- The use of humans and animals (including material/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
- clinical studies on humans,
- Studies on animals,
- Retrospective studies in accordance with the personal data protection law.

Ethical rules that referees must follow:

1) Referees must agree to arbitrate on matters they feel have sufficient expertise.
2) Referees must agree to referee studies that they think they can evaluate as timely and adequate.
3) Reviewers must respect the confidentiality of peer-review and should not reveal any information about the work beyond what has been published, during or after the review process of a manuscript.
4) Referees should not use the information they obtain during the refereeing process for their own or others' advantage.
5) Reviewers should notify the journal editorial board when they suspect plagiarism or other ethical violations.
6) Referees should not arbitrate in situations where there may be a conflict of interest.
7) Referees should be objective and constructive in their evaluations and should not make personal comments.

Editors; is obliged to implement the "Blind Refereeing and Evaluation Process" policies included in the journal's publication policies. In this context, the editors ensure that the fair, impartial and timely evaluation process of each work is completed.