KIRKLARELI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND ADMINSTRATIVE SCIENCES PUBLICATION ETHICS, PUBLISHING PRINCIPLES AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
Journal of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences (KLUJFEAS) is an independent publication with regards to scientific research and the editor decide its publication policy. The statement signifies the ethical behavior of the publisher, the editor, the reviewers and the authors. The ethics statement for KLU JFEAS is based on COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors available at www.publicationethics.org. (Source 1, Source 2, Source 3, Source 4, Source 5, Source 6, Source 7, Source 8, Source 9, Source 10, Source 11, Source 12, Source 13, Source 14)
A. DUTIES OF PUBLISHER
1. Editorial Autonomy
KLU JFEAS is committed to ensure the autonomy of editorial decisions without influence from anyone or commercial partners.
2. Intellectual Property and Copyright
KLU JFEAS protects author(s)' property and copyright of the articles published in the Journal and maintains each article’s published version of record. KLU JFEAS provides the integrity and transparency of each published articles.
3. Scientific Misconduct
KLU JFEAS always takes all appropriate measures in respect to fraudulent publication or plagiarism the publisher.
B. DUTIES OF EDITORS
1. Decision on Publication and Responsibility
The editor of KLU JFEAS keeps under control everything in the journal and strives to meet the needs of readers and authors. The editor also is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to journal ought to be published in the journal, and may be guided by the policies subjected to legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor might discuss with reviewers while making publication decision. Editor is responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication. Editor ought to provide a fair and appropriate two-side blinded peer-review process.
Articles that submitted to journal are always evaluated without any prejudice.
Any information about a submitted article must not be disclosed by editor to anyone other than editorial stuff, reviewers, and publisher.
4. Conflicts of Interest and Disclosure
The Editor of KLU JFEAS does not allow any conflicts of interest between the parties such as authors, reviewers and editors. Unpublished materials in a submitted article must not be used by anyone without the express written assent of the author.
C. DUTIES OF REVIEWERS
Reviewers evaluate manuscripts without origin, gender, sexual orientation or political philosophy of the authors. Reviewers also ensure a fair blind peer review of the submitted manuscripts for evaluation.
All the information relative to submitted articles is kept confidential. The reviewers must not be discussed with others except if authorized by the editor.
3. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
The reviewers have no conflict of interest with regard to parties such as authors, funders, editors and etc..
4. Contribution to editor
Reviewers give help the editor in making decisions and may also assist the author in improving the manuscript.
The objective judgment evaluation is always done by them. The reviewers express their views clearly with appropriate supporting arguments.
6. Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers ought to identify relevant published study that has not been cited by the authors. Reviewers also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Referees (Peer-reviewers) report their opinions for the study by marking and taking notes on the evaluation form (Sample Evaluation Form File) prepared in the system. Upon request, opinions can also be specified on the article file and uploaded to the system.
D. DUTIES OF AUTHORS
1. Reporting Standards
A submitted manuscript should be original and the authors ensure that the manuscript has never been published previously in any journal or all copyrighted permissions on the subject matter should be obtained. Data of the research ought to be represented literally in the article. A manuscript ought to include adequate detail and references to allow others to replicate the study. If the study is derived from a previous work of the author (thesis, paper, etc.), this should be given as acknowledgement. Ethics committee approval must be obtained for research conducted in all disciplines and for studies on clinical and experimental humans and animals requiring ethical committee decision, approval and permission must be obtained from the participants for researches such as surveys, interviews. This approval should be stated and documented in this article. Due to TR Dizin Index authors place their permissions in article which includes;
• All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using questionnaires, interviews, focus group work, observation, experiment, interview techniques,
• Use of humans and animals (including material / data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
• Clinical trials on humans,
• Research on animals,
• Retrospective studies in accordance with the law on protection of personal data.
• Stating that "informed consent form" was obtained in case presentations,
• Obtaining and indicating permission from the owners for the use of scales, surveys and photographs belonging to others,
• It should be stated that the copyright regulations are complied with for the intellectual and artistic works used.
The authors who want to submit their study to the journal must ensure that their study entirely original and the words and sentences getting from literature should be appropriately cited. Articles should be prepared in accordance with the Journal Writing Guidelines.
3. Multiple Publications
Authors should not submit the same study for publishing any other journals. Simultaneous submission of the same study to more than one journal is unacceptable and constitutes unethical behavior.
4. Acknowledgment of Sources
Convenient acknowledgment of the study of others has to be given. Authors ought to cite publications that have been efficient in determining the study. All of the sources that used process of the study should be remarked. An unused resource should not be included in the bibliography.
5. Authorship of a Paper
Authorship of a paper ought to be limited to those who have made a noteworthy contribution to study. If there are others who have participated process of the research, they should be listed as contributors. Authorship also includes a corresponding author who is in communication with editor of a journal. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included on a paper.
6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All sources of financial support should be disclosed. All authors ought to disclose a meaningful conflict of interest in the process of forming their study.
7. Fundamental Errors in Published Works
If authors find out a remarkable error in their submitted study, they have to instantly inform it. Authors have a liability to cooperate with editor to provide corrections of errors.
All kinds of responsibility for the works to be published in the journal belongs enterly to the author(s).
The author(s) who submit an article to the journal are deemed to have accepted the journal's ethical statements and rules of writing.
E. JOURNAL PROCESSES
Studies must be sent via Dergipark website (https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/klujfeas). All communication related to article submission and evaluation processes is carried out with Dergipark system. (For more information: Open access policy, copyrights and CC license)
Papers are firstly checked for their eligibility for technical and journal’s style. The manuscripts that do not suit journal’s standards or not suitably correspond to the scope journal are refused with unexplained reason. Manuscripts that are found suitable for peer review will be assigned to two expert reviewers (blind review). If one of the reviewer's decision is rejection and the other one's is acceptence, then the article is sent to third reviewer. The final decision to accept or reject a manuscript will be made by the Editorial Boards. After the review process, the Editorial Boards will inform the authors of acceptance, rejection or necessity of revision of the manuscript.
a) The journal is not charging any submission or processing fee from authors or readers. Also no payment is made to anyone.
b) The journal is using double-blind review policy. Authors and referees doesn't know each other.
c) The similarity rate is controlled by Ithenticate and Turnitin reports which sent by authors and evaluated according to the characteristics of the study, examined and decided by the Editorial Board.