Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Scientific Research Ethics

• Scientific methods are used in obtaining data, analyzing, interpreting and reaching the results. Unscientific results cannot be shown as research results.
• While conducting research, it is necessary to adhere to national and international rules and conventions and to obtain permission from the authorities concerned.
• The data obtained in the studies should be used to the extent and in the form allowed by the authorities. It should be essential that the data that should not be submitted remain confidential.
• Researchers are obliged to report any adverse situations that may arise as a result of the research to the relevant persons and institutions. Every researcher has the right not to participate in the research due to these adverse situations that may occur.

Publication Ethics

• SKAD aims to contribute to the knowledge in the field of social sciences by publishing internationally scientific studies. In addition, it is published in order to reveal the cultural richness, historical and current facts and problems of societies within scientific criteria.
• SKAD, in the articles to be sent; It is required to be an original article that will fill a gap in the field or to be a review that evaluates previously published studies and reveals new and remarkable views on this subject. Articles introducing relevant authors and works in the field of social sciences and announcing new events are also included.
• In order for the articles to be published in SKAD, they must not have been published elsewhere before or accepted for publication. Papers previously presented at a scientific meeting or articles produced from theses may be accepted provided that this situation is clearly stated.
• SKAD is published twice a year, Spring / June and Fall / December. The journal is delivered to domestic and international libraries determined by the Editorial Board and to international indexing institutions within one month from the date of publication.
• The names of the referees are included in the relevant issue of the journal.
• All scientific and legal responsibilities of the published work belong to the author(s).
• The decision authority on matters not mentioned here belongs to the Chief Editors.
SKAD's publication ethics and open access policy are also in line with the guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) on open access (For example, "Publication Ethics Committee (COPE) Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors;" Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors ”and“ COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors ”) require that all components of the publishing process comply with ethical principles.

If situations such as manipulating and distorting the data used in the articles and using fake data are detected, this situation will be officially reported to the institution where the author works and the article will be rejected. Our journal has the right to request the output files of the analysis results from the authors according to the feedback given by the editor and / or the referees.

Creative Commons

A Creative Commons license is a form of public copyright license that allows a copyrighted work or work to be distributed free of charge. When an author wishes to give the right to share or modify the work they have created for use, they use the CC license.
All works published in SKAD are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This license permits other authors to use your work in their works for non-commercial purposes, provided that it refers to your work.

Open access is an approach that reinforces interdisciplinary development and encourages cooperation between different disciplines. Therefore, SCAD contributes to its field by offering more access to articles and a more transparent review process. It is aimed that all stakeholders (author, editor, referee, publisher and reader) who produce a scientific study contribute to the progress of science correctly. Compliance with scientific ethical principles is important in scientific studies prepared in accordance with this goal.

For authors;
It is the author's responsibility to ensure that the submitted article contributes to academic fields.
Studies must be original and based on research.
Although the plagiarism screening will be done by the journal, the results of plagiarism, which is an academic dishonor, will be directed entirely to the author.
The article should not be submitted to different journals at the same time and it should not have been sent to another journal before.
It should be ensured that other authors whose names will be written in the article contribute to the research. It is against the ethics of science to show people who have no academic contribution as additional authors or to rank authors with non-scientific criteria such as title, age and gender, regardless of the order of contribution.
It is assumed that the authors who submit articles to the journal have read and accepted the publication and writing principles of the journal, and the authors are deemed to have committed to what is expected of them in these principles.
Citations and references should be complete.
Authors should consider the Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive, which is also specified by the Higher Education Council.

For referees;
Referees should act with the awareness that they are the most basic determinant of the academic quality of the article to be published in the journal and evaluate them with the responsibility of increasing academic quality.
Reviewers should only accept peer-review of articles that they have the expertise to make an appropriate review, can respect blind review confidentiality, and keep the details of the article confidential in any way.
After the article review process, any information about the article reviewed should not be shared with others in any way.
Referees should only evaluate the accuracy of the content of the articles and their compliance with academic criteria. The fact that the opinions expressed in the article differ from those of the referee should not affect the evaluation.
Referee reports should be objective and measured. Insulting, derogatory and accusatory statements should be avoided.
Referees should avoid superficial and ambiguous statements in evaluation reports. In the evaluations with negative results, the missing and defective points on which the result is based should be shown in a concrete way.
Referees should evaluate the articles within the time given to them. If they are not going to make an assessment, they should report it to the journal within a reasonable time.

For editors;
Editors should accept articles that contribute to the relevant fields specified in the journal policy into the evaluation process.
Editors should not have any conflict of interest / relationship with accepted or rejected articles.
Editors have full responsibility and authority to accept or reject an article.
It is the editors' responsibility to keep the names of referees and authors mutually confidential.
Editors should make the necessary effort to prevent plagiarism screening of articles submitted for publication and thus academic dishonor.
It is the editors' duty to complete the pre-examination, refereeing, editing and publishing processes of the articles submitted to the journal in a timely and healthy manner.
Editors should prioritize academic concerns and criteria when accepting articles to the journal.

Publication Policy
1) The journal is a refereed and academic journal that publishes studies in the basic field of social sciences.
2) Journal is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal published twice a year.
3) The language of the journal is Turkish and English.
4) Articles to be published in the journal should be original and academic studies prepared using research methods suitable for their fields. In addition, translations, book promotion, criticism and reviews that contribute to the scientific field are also accepted.
5) Although the plagiarism screening will be done by the journal, the consequences of plagiarism, which is academic dishonor, will be directed entirely to the author.
6) Studies submitted to the journal should not have been published elsewhere or sent for publication.
7) Studies must be original and based on research. It should be ensured that other authors whose names will be written in the article contribute to the research. It is against the ethics of science to show people who have no academic contribution as additional authors or to rank authors with non-scientific criteria.

Researchers requiring Ethic Committee permission are as follows:
• All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using questionnaire, interview, focus group study, 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,
• Stating that copyright regulations are complied with for the intellectual and artistic works used.
8) Submitted articles are primarily examined in terms of form. Manuscripts that are found not to comply with the principles of publication and writing are returned to the author for necessary corrections without being subjected to content review.
9) The articles sent to the journal for publication are sent to the referees who are experts in the subject determined by the editorial board after preliminary examination. With two positive referee reports, it is decided to publish the manuscript and the number of publication is notified to the owner of the study. If the two referees give negative opinions, the article is not published. When there are positive and negative referee reports for the same article, the decision about the article is made by the Editorial Board, taking into account the content of the reports.
10) If the opinion of the manuscripts decided to be published is "published after corrections" in the referee reports, the manuscript is returned to the author for necessary corrections. The author makes the corrections in a different color. After the corrections, it is checked whether the referee warnings are taken into account or not and the article is re-evaluated.
11) Whether the articles sent to the journal will be published or not is decided within three months at the latest and the owner of the work is informed.
12) At most one work of the same author (copyright or translation) can be published.
13) No royalty fee is paid to the author for published articles.
14) All scientific and legal responsibilities of the published work belong to the author or authors.
15) Attention will be paid to the diversity of institutions, members and authors in the articles and boards to be published.
16) All content of the journal is offered to users free of charge in an “open access” manner. There is no application fee and no fee is charged for any process.