Publication Ethics

  • All researchers who contribute to the Journal of Clinical Psychology Research (JCPR) are obliged to comply with all kinds of research and publication ethics practices in line with the ethical regulations published by the American Psychological Association and the Turkish Psychologists Association. In addition, as a member of the Committee on Publication (COPE), this journal declares to follow the recommendations of the International Standards of the COPE for Editors and Authors and takes into account in its publications. Please click for detailed information.
  • In original articles and case reports submitted to the JCPR, Ethics approval information (i.e., the name of the ethics committee, the number and date of ethics committee decision) must be included in the Procedure or Sample part in the Method section as well as under the subheading “Compliance with Ethical Principles” just before the References section. Moreover, an (official) document of ethics approval should be uploaded as a file under the name of “ethicsapproval” via the online submission system (i.e., Additional Files).

The ethical rules and principles include the following:

  • All manuscripts submitted to this journal should be original and should not have been published elsewhere in any form or language (partially or in full) unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work.
  • The manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration.
  • Author(s) are responsible for the opinions expressed in the manuscripts.
  • A single study should not be split up into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions and submitted to various journals or to one journal over time.
  • Results should be presented clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data manipulation.
  • No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the author’s own (‘plagiarism’). The authors should cite all scientific work used in the text.
  • Before a manuscript is submitted, all authors should approve the final version of the manuscript.
  • All authors are responsible for the accuracy of the study’s findings.
  • The order of the authors should be determined before the article is submitted. Please note that any change request in authorship should be explained in detail and that changes to authorship cannot be made after acceptance of a manuscript.
  • For each article published in the JCPR, researchers are obliged to keep the data of the study for 5(five) years. If deemed necessary, the data and analysis files can be requested from the authors.
  • Authors are obliged to report a potential conflict of interest (e.g., institutions that fund the study).
  • All authors are requested to include information regarding informed consent if the study involved human participants.

Reviewers or Editors are obliged to reject the article if they suspect that these ethical rules are not followed and withdraw the article if the article has been published. Withdrawal of the article means that the article continues to appear online but is flagged as being withdrawn for ethical reasons.

All articles published in the JCPR can be cited only by using appropriate referencing. Individuals or organizations that cite and publish erroneous information in the content of the quoted articles are responsible before the law.