Ethics Committee Permission

The Open Journal of Nano, "Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" and "Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers" published by the Publication Ethics Committee (COPE) in order to bring an ethical standard and assurance in scientific periodicals publishing studies. In this context, it is necessary to include information about the permissions of the studies that require the permission of the ethics committee in the field of study.

  • Articles of studies that do not require Ethics Committee Permission are exempt from these explanations and requirements.
  • Studies that require Ethics Committee Permission:
           1. 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,
          2. The use of humans and animals (including material/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
          3. Clinical studies on humans,
          4. Animal studies,
          5. Retrospective studies in accordance with the law on the protection of personal data,
  • Moreover;
         1. Indicating that an “informed consent form” was taken in case reports,
         2. Obtaining and specifying permission from the owners for the use of scales, questionnaires, photographs belonging to others,
         3. Indication of compliance with copyright regulations for the intellectual and artistic works used

considerations need to be taken into account.

In addition, retrospective ethics committee approval is not required for articles that were published before 2020, produced from postgraduate/doctoral studies (must be specified in the article), submitted an application for publication to the journal in the previous year, and accepted but not yet published.
Non-university researchers can also apply to the Ethics Committees in their regions.

The responsible author of the above-mentioned articles, for which Ethics Committee approval is required, should be clearly stated from which institution, on which date and with which decision or issue number the permission was obtained. If the study requires the use of human and animal subjects, international declaration, guide, etc. should be declared appropriate.

The detailed flow chart prepared by TRDizin on the subject can be seen (only in Turkish version avaible) :

Last Update Time: 4/16/22, 5:51:08 PM


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