Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty of Science contains original scientific publications. Except for editorial studies, all published articles are subject to a double-blind peer review process.
Purpose and Scope
The aim of the journal is to contribute to science by publishing high quality publications of scientific importance. For this purpose, original research articles and reviews are published in all fields related to science.
Actuarial, Plant Sciences, Biodiversity, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Marine and Freshwater Biology, Pharmacy, Electrochemistry, Evolutionary Biology, Physics, Developmental Biology, Food Science and Technology, Cell Biology, Statistics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Mathematical and Computational Biology, Materials Science, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Polymers, Spectroscopy, Agriculture, Toxicology, Applied Microbiology, and Life Sciences is an independent, double-blind peer-reviewed, open access, and online journal aiming to publish articles in all fields. Articles should describe original data that has not been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
The articles that are deemed suitable for the Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty submission rules and the scope of the journal are sent to at least two referees who are experts in their field for scientific evaluation. The members of the Editorial Board of the Science Journal of the Faculty of Science, Selçuk University, discussing its eligibility, then consider the comments of the reviewers regarding each submission. The final decision for all submitted articles rests with the Editor-in-Chief. The Editorial Board of Selcuk University Faculty of Science Science Journal undertakes to comply with the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), and Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) criteria.
Full Text Publication Language:
• Primary Language: Turkish
• Secondary Language: English
Content Written in English and Latin Alphabet:
• Article Title: Turkish & English
• Author's Name: Turkish (in Latin Alphabet)
• Author's Address: Turkish (in Latin Alphabet)
• Keywords: Turkish & English
• Bibliography: Turkish (in Latin Alphabet)
Full Text: Turkish (in Latin Alphabet)
Submitted articles must be in accordance with the purpose and scope of the journal. Articles that are original, unpublished, and whose content and submission are approved by each author that are not in the process of being evaluated in another journal are accepted for evaluation.
The target audience is professionals, experts, researchers, specialization and doctoral students in all fields of Science, as well as students related to this field. It aims to contribute to the dissemination of continuous professional development and research culture.
The publication of articles and the execution of article processes in the journal are free of charge. No processing fee or submission fee is charged for articles submitted to the journal or accepted for publication. Selcuk University, Faculty of Science, Journal of Science does not accept sponsorship and advertisement due to its publication policies. All expenses of Selcuk University Science Faculty Science Journal are covered by Selcuk University Science Faculty Dean's Office.
The copyrights of the studies published in the Science Journal of Selçuk University Faculty of Science belong to their authors. The authors allow the intellectual work they sent to be published by Selçuk University Faculty of Science Journal of Science under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.
Originality of Articles
Selçuk University Faculty of Science Journal of Science does not accept studies previously published elsewhere.
Publication Ethics Principles
Publication Ethics can be defined as a self-regulatory mechanism that insists on honesty on behalf of authors, reviewers, and publishers to establish higher standards of editorial handling. Ethical standards for publication of high-quality scientific publications exist to ensure public confidence in scientific findings and respect for people's opinions.
• Honest researchers do not plagiarize.
• Does not cite sources incorrectly.
• They do not hide objections that they cannot refute.
• They do not distort opposing views.
• They do not destroy or hide data.
Peer-reviewed studies are studies that support and implement the scientific method. At this point, it is of great importance that all parties involved in the publication process (authors, readers, researchers, publisher, referees, and editors) comply with ethical principles. Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty adheres to national and international standards in research and publication ethics. It complies with Press Law, Intellectual and Artistic Works Law and Higher Education Institutions Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive. Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty has adopted the International Ethical Publishing Principles published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). . It also undertakes to comply with the Decisions of the Türkiye Editors' Workshop.
• Press Law (National Legislation)
• Law on Intellectual and Artistic Works (National Legislation)
• Higher Education Institutions Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive (National Legislation)
• Transparency and Best Practice in Academic Publishing (International Criteria)
• Türkiye Editors' Workshop Decisions (National Criteria)
Republishing is the publication of the same article or substantially similar articles in more than one journal. The editor returns this type of article without review. After that, the editor may impose an embargo on the author attempting to republish for a certain period of time, explain this situation to the public in the journal in which the author has previously published (perhaps as a simultaneous announcement with the editor of the journal that published the previous article), or apply all of these measures together.
Simultaneous submission of the same work to more than one journal
Authors cannot submit the same article to more than one journal at the same time. If the editor learns of possible simultaneous submission, he reserves the right to consult the other editor(s) receiving the article. In addition, the editor may return the article without review or reject it without considering the reviews, or take this decision by discussing it with other relevant editor(s) and may decide not to accept article submissions from the authors for a certain period of time. It can also write to the authors' employers or implement all of these measures together.
Plagiarism Prevention Control
To present the ideas, methods, data, practices, writings, figures or works of others as their own work, in whole or in part, without attribution in accordance with scientific rules.
Selcuk University Faculty of Science Science Journal scans all submitted articles to prevent plagiarism. The studies submitted for review are checked for plagiarism using Turnitin & Ithenticate software. The similarity rate is expected to be less than 20%. The main measure of the similarity rate is the author's compliance with the citation and citation rules. Even though the similarity rate is 1%, if the citation and citation are not duly made, plagiarism may still be in question. In this respect, citation and citation rules should be known and carefully applied by the author: ISNAD
Plagiarism, duplication, false authorship/denied authorship, research/data fabrication, article slicing, slicing, and copyright infringement and concealment of conflict of interest are considered unethical behaviors. All articles that do not comply with accepted ethical standards are removed from the publication. This includes articles with possible irregularities and inconsistencies detected after publication.
To produce data that is not based on research, to edit or change the presented or published work based on untrue data, to report them, or to present an unpublished research as if it has been done.
To falsify research records and obtained data, to present methods, devices and materials that are not used in the research as if they were used, not to evaluate data that are not suitable for the research hypothesis, to manipulate the data and/or results in order to fit the relevant theory or assumptions, to falsify the research results in line with the interests of the people and institutions supported.
Protection of Participants' Personal Data
Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty requires that all research involving personal or sensitive data or materials relating to human participants that is not legally available to the public is subject to formal ethical review.
Handling Allegations of Research Abuse
Selcuk University Faculty of Science Science Journal conforms to COPE's Ethics Toolkit for a Successful Editorial. Selcuk University Faculty of Science Journal of Science editors will take precautions to prevent publication of articles where plagiarism, citation manipulation, data falsification, data fabrication, and other research misconduct occur. Under no circumstances will the editors of Selcuk University Science Faculty Science Journal knowingly allow such abuse to take place. If the editors of Selcuk University Faculty of Science Science Journal are aware of any research misconduct allegations related to an article published in their journal, they will follow COPE's guidelines regarding the allegations.
Ethical Violation Notices
When readers notice an important error or mistake in an article published in the Science Journal of Selçuk University Faculty of Science, or have any complaints about editorial content (plagiarism, duplicate articles, etc.), they can send an e-mail to email@example.com. You can report by sending a mail. We welcome applications and respond promptly and constructively as they provide an opportunity for us to improve.
Correction, Withdrawal, Expression of Concern
Editors may consider publishing a correction if minor errors are detected in the published article that do not affect the findings, comments, and conclusions. Editors should consider retracting the article in case of major errors/violations that invalidate the findings and conclusions. Editors should consider issuing a statement of concern if there is evidence that the findings are unreliable and that the authors' institutions did not investigate the case if there is a possibility of abusive research or publication by the authors, or if the potential investigation appears unfair or inconclusive. Regarding correction, withdrawal, or expression of concern, the COPE and ICJME guidelines are considered.
Publication of Studies Based on Survey and Interview
Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty adopts the principles of the Publication Ethics Committee (COPE) "Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" and "Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers" in order to create ethical assurance in scientific periodicals. In this context, the following points should be followed in the studies submitted to the journal:
1) For research conducted in all branches of science that requires ethics committee approval (ethics committee approval should be obtained and this approval should be stated and documented in the article.
2) In studies that require ethics committee approval, information about the permission (name of the committee, date and number) and information about the informed consent/consent form signed in case reports should be included in the method section, as well as on one of the first/last pages of the article.
Special Issue Publishing Policy
A special issue can be published in our journal once a year upon the request of the Editorial Board. Articles sent for inclusion in a special issue are first subjected to editorial review. Then it is examined in terms of compliance with the writing rules of the journal and similarity is scanned to prevent plagiarism. After these stages, it is taken into the peer review process in which the double-blind model is used.
Editorial Confidentiality Obligation
The editors of Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty treat all submitted articles as confidential documents. This means that they will not disclose information about an article to anyone without the permission of the authors. During the article review process, the following people can access articles: Editors, Reviewers, and Editorial Board Members. The only situation in which details about an article may be passed on to a third party without the consent of the authors is if the editor suspects serious research misconduct.
Allegations-Suspects of Scientific Misconduct
Scientific misconduct has different definitions. We address these issues on a case-by-case basis, while following the guidance created by the major publication ethics institutions. If the editor suspects an ethical violation or if there is an alleged violation, they are obliged to take action. This task covers both published and unpublished articles. The editor should not simply reject articles that raise concerns about possible abuse. Ethically, it is obliged to follow the alleged lawsuits. The editor should follow COPE flowcharts where appropriate. Editors should first seek a response from anyone suspected of misconduct. If they are not satisfied with the answer, they should ask the relevant employers or the institution to investigate. The editor should use all reasonable efforts to ensure that an appropriate investigation into the alleged misconduct is carried out. If this does not happen, the editor should make all reasonable attempts to persist in finding a solution to the problem. This is an arduous but important task.
Selcuk University Faculty of Science Science Journal conforms to COPE's Ethics Toolkit for a Successful Editorial. Editors will take precautions to prevent publication of articles where plagiarism, citation manipulation, data tampering, data fabrication, and other research misconduct occurs. In no event will the editors knowingly allow such abuse to occur. If the editors of Selcuk University Faculty of Science Science Journal are aware of any research misconduct allegations related to an article published in their journal, they will follow COPE's guidelines regarding the allegations.
When reviewers suspect research or publication abuse, they should notify the Editor. The editor is responsible for carrying out the necessary actions by following the COPE recommendations.
Selcuk University Faculty of Science Science Journal undertakes to apply it to COPE flow charts when faced with allegations of abuse on the following or similar topics.
• What to do when rebroadcast is suspected
• What to do when plagiarism is suspected
• What to do when fabricated data is suspected
• What to do in requests for change of authorship
• What to do when an undisclosed conflict of interest is suspected
• What to do when unfair or gift authorship is suspected
• What to do when an ethical problem is suspected in an article
• Actions to be taken when a direct notification is made via e-mail, etc., of suspected ethical violations.
• What to do when a suspected ethical violation is announced via social media
This procedure applies to complaints about content, procedures, or policies that are the responsibility of Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty or our editorial staff. Complaints can provide an opportunity and incentive for improvement, and we aim to respond quickly, courteously, and constructively.
The complaint must be related to the content, procedures, or policies that are the responsibility of Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty or our editorial staff. Complaints should be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be treated confidentially. The editor immediately responds to complaints. The editor follows the procedure outlined in the COPE flowchart regarding complaints.
Complaints are reviewed by the relevant member of the editorial team and if they cannot be resolved, the following processes are followed:
• If this initial response is deemed inadequate, the complainant may request that their complaint be forwarded to a more senior member of the journal.
• Complaints can be forwarded to the editor-in-chief if the complainant is not satisfied.
• A full response will be given within two weeks if possible.
COPE publishes a code of practice for editors of scientific journals. These editors will facilitate the resolution of disputes with journals and publishers, but only after the journal's own complaints procedures are exhausted.
We welcome serious objections to reviews by editors and reviewers. If you think we rejected your article because we misunderstood the scientific content, please send an objection message to our editorial team at email@example.com. Do not try to submit a revised version of your article at this stage. If, after reading your objection letter, we realize that your objection is justified, we may invite you to submit a revised version of your article. Thus, your work is sent back to the external referee process. Please include as much detail as possible in the appeal letter. Finally, we can only consider one objection per article. So please take the time and effort to write the letter in detail to make your objection clear. You have a chance. So use it well. We have found that prolonged negotiation over rejected articles is often unsatisfactory for both authors and editors, so we do not process multiple appeals for the same work.
Conflicts of Interest
A conflict of interest arises when a professional judgment regarding a primary interest may be affected by a secondary interest (such as financial gain or personal competition). We believe that in order to make the best decision on how to handle an article, we need to know the competing interests of the authors and that if we publish the article, the readers should know them too.
Any financial or other interest that could conflict with one's work, significantly impair objectivity, or provide an unfair advantage to any person or entity. All financial support resources and the role of sponsors in the study should be explained during the conduct of the research and the preparation of the article. If there is no source of funding, this should also be stated. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include consultations, hiring, and grants. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest possible stage.
Selcuk University Faculty of Science Journal of Science has a set process for handling submissions from editors, staff, or editorial board members to ensure unbiased review. Such posts are primarily directed to other journals. If this is not possible, the post's owner will be suspended from the journal. These submissions are reviewed through a double-blind process.
The editor should not be involved in decisions about articles written by him or his family members. In addition, such a study should be subject to all the usual procedures of the journal. The editor should follow the ICMJE guidelines regarding disclosure of potential conflicts of interest by authors and reviewers.
Principles of Research Ethics
Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty observes the highest standards in research ethics and adopts the international research ethics principles defined below. The compliance of the articles with the ethical rules is the responsibility of the authors.
• Principles of integrity, quality, and transparency should be ensured in the design of the research, the review of the design, and the conduct of the research.
• The research team and participants should be fully informed about the purpose of the research, its methods, possible uses, the entailments of participation in the research, and the risks, if any.
• Confidentiality of information provided by research participants and confidentiality of respondents should be ensured. Research should be designed in a way that preserves the autonomy and dignity of the participants.
• Research participants should take part in the research voluntarily and should not be under any coercion.
• Damage to the participants should be avoided. Research should be planned in a way that does not put participants at risk.
• It should be clear and clear about research independence, and if there is a conflict of interest, it should be stated.
• Written informed consent must be obtained from participants who decide to participate in the research in experimental studies with human subjects. The consent of the legal guardian of children and custodians or those with a confirmed mental illness must be obtained.
• If the study will be carried out in any institution or organization, approval must be obtained from that institution or organization.
• In the “methods” section of studies with human elements, it should be stated that “informed consent” was obtained from the participants and ethics committee approval was obtained from the institution where the study was conducted.
The publication of articles and the execution of article processes in the journal are free of charge. No processing fee or submission fee is charged for articles submitted to the journal or accepted for publication. Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty does not accept sponsorship and advertisement due to its publication policies. All expenses of Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty are covered by Selcuk University Faculty of Science Dean's Office.
Journal Owner: On behalf of Selçuk University Faculty of Science, Dean Prof. Dr. Semahat KÜÇÜKKOLBAŞI
Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty accepts articles in Turkish and English with original results in basic sciences and other applied sciences. The journal may also include compilations containing current innovations.
It was first published in 1981 as "S.Ü. Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi" and was published under this name until 1984 (Number 1-4).
In 1984, its name was changed to "S.Ü. Fen-Edeb. Fak. Fen Dergisi" and it was published under this name as of the 5th issue.
When the Faculty of Letters and Sciences was separated into the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Letters with the decision of the Council of Ministers numbered 2008/4344 published in the Official Gazette dated 3 December 2008 and numbered 27073, it has been published as "Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty" since 2009.
It has been scanned in DergiPark since 2016.
Selcuk University Journal of Science Faculty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) License.