Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Ethical Principles


Our journal is based on the ethical development and distribution of knowledge. Our journal adopts COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and Code of conduct for journal publishers* published by the ethical COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). In this respect, all stakeholders (authors, referees, editors, etc.) have the responsibility to comply with ethical standards and ethical principles.

* In place of the Code of Conduct, “Core Practices” were developed in 2017, which are valid for everyone who publishes scientific work (editors, journals, institutions).

For the ethical responsibilities of the Authors, Editors, and Reviewers, you can refer to the "Ethical Responsibilities" page.

Ethical Principles

  • All studies submitted to the journal are evaluated in terms of scientific contribution to the field, originality, and quality.
  • The articles to be sent to the journal should be prepared in accordance with the article template within the framework of the "Author Guidelines". Manuscripts can be sent back to the responsible author to be rearranged when deemed necessary.
  • Articles with insufficient narrative language may be excluded from the evaluation. Authors are advised to have the article reviewed in terms of language (English and/or Turkish) before submitting it.
  • Authors must upload the article and the "Copyright Transfer Form" to the system in the first submission. All legal responsibilities arising from the content of the articles to be published in the journal and legal responsibilities that may arise regarding copyrights belong entirely to the authors.
  • In our journal, the use of "ORCID" number has been made compulsory in accordance with international acceptances at the stage of article submission. Authors should also indicate their ORCID numbers when submitting the article. 
  • Plagiarism policy: The articles sent to our journal use "Turnitin" or "i-Thenticate" software to detect plagiarism. "Bibliography" is excluded in plagiarism scans. If the similarity rate is above 25% in the submitted articles, the article is rejected without starting the peer-review process. The similarity rate for a single source should be less than 4%. If it is high, the article is sent back to the responsible author for editing and re-uploading. Although the similarity rate is below 25%, if it is against ethical principles, it is rejected regardless of the similarity rate.
  • In the first submission of the articles to the journal; Title page should be loaded with Article text (excluding author information), Copyright transfer agreement, and Similarity report. If the research requires ethics committee approval, the article file and ethics committee document should also be uploaded.
  • Reference suggestions are requested from the authors. Field editors can take these suggestions into account or appoint different referees.
In our journal, the DergiPark article evaluation process is used. For detailed information about the process, you can refer to the "Article Evaluation Process" page.

CC (Creative Commons) Licensing

Our journal supports the open access policy. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)
Attribution: You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
NonCommercial: You may not use the material for commercial purposes. For commercial use of the content, it is necessary to obtain permission from the editor of the journal.