Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Concurrent submission is not acceptable. Authors must not submit a manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously. Related to this subject, authors should not submit previously published work, as well.

Editors are fully authorized to make necessary changes and edit the paper in order to ensure the compliance with the writing and publishing guideline. All authors must agree with any such addition, removal or rearrangement.

The authors should ensure that if they use other person’s ideas, language, pictures and tables, this has been appropriately cited or quoted and permission has been obtained where necessary.

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 substantial contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the paper (e.g. language editing), they should be recognized in the “Acknowledgements” section.

If the work, particularly in social sciences, involves “scientific researches/studies conducted with the participation of human excluding clinical researches”, the author should ensure that the paper contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with the human rights legislation, and that the appropriate institutional committee(s)/the university ethics committee have/has approved them.

If the work involves the use of experimental or wild animals (or animal material), the author should ensure that the paper contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with the principles of “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals”, relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s)/the university ethics committee have/has approved them.

If there are any commercial ties or institutions supporting the research financially, they should be recognized in the “Acknowledgements” section and the authors should state that there are no relationship with the mentioned institution or organization, or if any, nature of the relationship should be stated.

The authors should follow the rules stated in this section (plagiarism, duplication, self-plagiarism, authorship, false citation, fabrication, unethical research and measures, conflict of interest, main principles etc.) for the papers that they sent.

Editors should be aware that any information related to the paper is confidential and should not be shared with anyone, but the authors and the reviewers.

Reviewers should be aware that the information related to the paper and the peer review process is confidential and should not be shared with anyone, but the editor.

By submitting an article, the author(s) certify that the article is their original work, that the paper has not been submitted or published elsewhere (in print, online/blog, etc.), that the article and its contents do not infringe in any way on the rights of third parties, and that they take full responsibility of any risk of therein.