Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Publication Ethics

While creating the ethical duties and responsibilities below,

it has been prepared by taking into account the guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as open access.

While creating the ethical duties and responsibilities below, it has been prepared by taking into account the guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as open access.

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

Author (s) submitting study to the Journal of Medieval Studies are expected to comply with the following ethical responsibilities:


The publication processes applied in the Journal of Medieval Studies constitute the basis for the development and distribution of information in an objective and respectful manner.

The processes applied in this direction directly affect the quality of the study of the authors and the institutions that support the authors.

Peer-reviewed studies are studies that embody and support the scientific method.

At this point, it is important that all stakeholders of the process (authors, readers and researchers, publishers, reviewer and editors) comply with the standards of ethical principles.

Within the scope of publishing ethics of the Journal of Medieval Studies, all stakeholders are expected to bear the following ethical responsibilities.

It is expected that the studies submitted by the author (s) will be original.

If the author (s) benefit from or use other studies, they must cite and / or quote completely and accurately.

Those who do not contribute to the content intellectually in the creation of the study should not be specified as authors.

The situations and relationships of all studies submitted for publication that may constitute a conflict of interest, if any, should be explained.

Raw data related to their articles can be requested from the author (s) within the framestudy of evaluation processes, in such a case, the author (s) should be ready to present the expected data and information to the editorial board and scientific board.

The author (s) must have a document showing that they have the rights to use the data used and the necessary permissions for the research / analysis.

In the event that the author (s) notices a mistake or error in their published study, at the early view or evaluation stage, the journal editor or publisher has an obligation to cooperate with the editor in informing, correcting or withdrawing.

Authors cannot have their study in the application process of more than one journal at the same time.

Each application can be started following completion of the previous application.

Study published in another journal cannot be submitted to the Journal of Medieval Studies.

Changing the author responsibilities of a study whose evaluation process has started (such as adding authors, changing the order of authors, removing authors) cannot be proposed.

Ethical Duties and Responsibilities of Editors

Editors and field editors of the Journal of Medieval Studies should have the following ethical duties and responsibilities on the basis of the "COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" and "COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors " guidelines published by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as open access.

General Duties and Responsibilities

Editors are responsible for every publication published in the Journal of Medieval Studies. In the context of this responsibility, editors have the following roles and responsibilities:


Striving to supply the information needs of readers and writers,


Continuously improvement of the journal,


Conducting the processes to improve the quality of the studies published in the journal,


Supporting freedom of thought,


Ensuring academic integrity,


Continuing business processes without compromising intellectual property rights and ethical standards,


Showing clarity and transparency in terms of publication in matters that require correction and explanation.


Relations with the Reader


Editors should make decisions by considering the knowledge, skills and experience expectations of all readers, researchers and practitioners.

The published studies should be paid attention to the readers, researchers, practitioners and contributors to the scientific literature and to be original.

In addition, editors are obliged to take into account the feedback from readers, researchers and practitioners and to provide explanatory and informative feedback.


Relations with Authors


Editors' duties and responsibilities towards authors are as follows:


Editors should make a positive or negative decision based on the importance of the study, its original value, validity, clarity of expression, and the journal's goals and objectives.


Unless the studies that are suitable for the scope of the publication do not have serious problems, they should be taken into the pre-evaluation stage.


Editors should not ignore positive reviewer suggestions unless there is a serious problem with the study.


New editors should not change the decisions made by the previous editor (s) regarding the study unless there is a serious problem.


The "Blind Review and Evaluation Process" must be published and editors must prevent any deviations that may occur in the defined processes.


Descriptive and informative notification and feedback should be provided to the authors.


Relations with Reviewers


The duties and responsibilities of editors towards reviewers are as follows:

The reviewers should determine in accordance with the subject of the study.


It is obliged to provide the information and guides that the reviewers will need during the evaluation phase.


It has to observe whether there is a conflict of interest among the authors and reviewers.


In the context of blind reviewering, the identity information of the reviewers should be kept confidential.


Encourage reviewers to consider studying in an impartial, scientific and objective language.


It should determine practices and policies that improve the performance of reviewers.


Take the necessary steps to dynamically update the reviewer pool.


It should prevent impolite and unscientific evaluations.


Steps should be taken to ensure that the reviewer pool is made up of a broad spectrum.


Relations with the Editorial Board


Editors should ensure that all editorial board members advance processes in accordance with editorial policies and guidelines.

The editorial board should inform its members about the publication policies and keep them informed of the developments. In addition, the editors;

Editorial board members should ensure that they evaluate the study impartially and independently.


Identify the new editorial board members as contributing and appropriate.


The editorial board should send the studies appropriate to the field of expertise of the members for evaluation.


It should interact with the editorial board regularly.


It should organize meetings with the editorial board at regular intervals for the development of publishing policies and the journal.


Relations with the Journal Owner and Publisher


The relationship between editors and publisher is based on the principle of editorial independence.

In accordance with the written contract between the editors and the publisher, all decisions taken by the editors are independent of the publisher and the magazine owner.


Editorial and Blind Review Processes


Editors; It is obliged to implement the "Blind Reviewereing and Evaluation Process" policies in the journal publishing policies.

n this context, editors ensure that each study is completed in a fair, impartial and timely evaluation process.


Quality Assurance


Editors; He is responsible for publishing every article published in the journal in accordance with the journal publishing policies and international standards.


Protection of Personal Data

Editors; It is obliged to ensure the protection of personal data regarding the subjects or images in the evaluated studies. Unless the express consent of the individuals used in the studies is documented, it is responsible for refusing to study. In addition, the editors; is responsible for protecting the individual data of the author, reviewer and readers.

Ethics Committee, Human and Animal Rights


Editors; is obliged to ensure the protection of human and animal rights in the evaluated studies.

Ethics committee approval for the subjects used in the studies is responsible for refusing to study in cases where there is no permission for experimental research.

Prevention against Possible Malfeasance and Misconduct


Editors is obliged to take precautions against possible malfeasance and misconduct.

In addition to conducting a meticulous and objective investigation in determining and evaluating complaints regarding this situation, it is among the editor's responsibilities to share the findings on the subject.

To Ensure Academic Publication Integrity


Editors must ensure that any errors, inconsistencies, or misdirections in the study are quickly corrected.


Protection of Intellectual and Property Rights


Editors; It is obliged to protect the intellectual property rights of all published articles and to defend the rights of the journal and the author (s) in possible violations.

In addition, editors are obliged to take the necessary measures to ensure that the content in all published articles does not violate the intellectual property rights of other publications.

Constructiveness and Openness to Discussion

Editors;

It should take into account the persuasive criticisms of the studies published in the journal and display a constructive attitude towards these criticisms.

It should give the author (s) the right to reply to the criticized studies.

He should not ignore or exclude studies with negative results.

Complaints


Editors is responsible for responding in an enlightening and descriptive manner by carefully examining the complaints from authors, revieweres or readers.


Political and Business Concerns


Journal owner, publisher, and any other political or commercial aspect does not affect the independent decision-making of the editors.

Conflicts of Interest

Editors; It guarantees the completion of the publication process of the manuscripts in an independent and impartial manner, taking into account the conflicts of interest between the author (s), revieweres and other editors.


Draw Back the Article


A submitted article can be draw back within 15 (fifteen) days at the latest after it is dropped into the system, in other cases, the withdrawal process does not take place.

Ethical Responsibilities of Reviewer


The evaluation of all studies by "Blinding Reviewereing" directly affects the quality of the publication.

This process provides confidence through objective and independent evaluation of the publication.

The evaluation process of the Journal of Medieval Studies is carried out with the principle of double-blind peer-review.

Revieweres cannot contact the authors directly, evaluations and comments are submitted through the journal management system.

In this process, reviewere comments on evaluation forms and full texts are sent to the author (s) through the editor.

In this context, it is expected that revieweres evaluating a study for the Journal of Medieval Studies have the following ethical responsibilities:

It should only accept study evaluation related to the specialty.

It should evaluate in impartiality and confidentiality.

If he / she thinks that he / she faces a conflict of interest during the evaluation process, he / she should refuse to examine the study and inform the editor of the journal.

Due to the confidentiality principle, they should destroy the studies they examine after the evaluation process.

They can only use the final versions of the studies they have reviewed, only after they are published.

He should make the assessment objectively only in relation to the content of the study. It should not allow nationality, gender, religious beliefs, political beliefs, and commercial concerns to influence the assessment.

The assessment should be made in a constructive and courteous language. He should not make derogatory personal comments that contain hostility, slander and insult.


Publisher's Ethical Responsibilities


Editors and Editorial Board of the Journal of Medieval Studies act with the awareness of the following ethical responsibilities:

Editors are responsible for all processes of study submitted to the Journal of Medieval Studies. In this context, the decision makers are editors, regardless of economic or political gains.


The independent editor commits to making the decision.


It protects the property and copyright of every article published in the Journal of Medieval Studies and undertakes the obligation to keep a record of every published copy.


It has the responsibility to take precautions for all kinds of scientific misconduct, citation fraud and plagiarism regarding editors.

If You Encounter an Unethical Situation


If you encounter any unethical behavior or content other than the above mentioned ethical responsibilities in the Journal of Medieval Studies, please report it to ortacagarastirmalaridergisi@gmail.com.