Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

International Refereed Turkish Journal of Fashion Design and Management (TJFDM), published by Ege University School of Fashion and Design, prioritizes ethical values. Scientific and artistic studies and designs cannot be made without ethical values. For this reason, ethical values should be preserved in scientific and artistic studies, designs and scientific publications.
Turkish Journal of Fashion Design and Management; pays attention to edit the articles submitted for publication within the publication process based on impartial and scientific values, submit them to the evaluation of the referees, prepare and publish the articles under review. The meticulousness of the publication and academic ethical values give priority to the evaluation of the authors' works in a scientifically qualified environment. It also enables researchers and industry representatives who follow the journal as readers to access qualified publications and improve the quality of publications.
To present the studies published by a journal to the evaluation of the referees, in the light of scientific ethical values, the original research studies and scientific studies support scientific studies. This means continuous improvement in broadcast quality.
It is important for the preservation of ethical values that authors, readers, researchers and referees share the sensitivity of the publishing institution, journal management, editors and advisory board. It expects all stakeholders in the Turkish Journal of Fashion Design and Management to have the following ethical responsibilities in line with guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Ethical Responsibilities of Authors
– The articles submitted by the author(s) may be original or compilation. In the article; the entire research team should endeavor to work.
– When the research is turned into a scientific publication, each author should contribute to the research article.
– Persons who do not contribute to the study should not be mentioned as authors in the article.
– The research should be of scientific nature and references from other researchers should be cited within ethical limits.
– Honesty and openness should be the basis of the research. Also research results should be reliable.
– As in the original research articles, the articles should be prepared in accordance with the ethics of scientific publications and the author(s) should mention the publications they use as references.
– The authors, who are also included in the review articles, should contribute to the article work.
– If the data is requested of during evaluation process of the article, the author (s) should submit the requested data.
– The author (s) must have rights of the data which used in the study.
– The author (s) must have a document showing that they have the necessary permissions for the analyzes in the study or that the consent of the test subjects has been obtained.
– If the author (s) to notice a mistake or error related to their published or in the evaluation process of the study, they may request the journal editor to correct it during the correction process.
– Authors cannot submit their article to more than one journal at the same time for publication.
– The works published in another journal cannot be published in our journal. This is the responsibility of the author(s).
– The responsibilities of the author (s) of an article in the evaluation process (such as adding author, changing the order of author, removing the author) cannot be changed.
Ethical Duties and Responsibilities of Editors and Editorial Board
The Editors of Ege University Journal of TJFDM have the following ethics, duties and responsibilites on the basis of "COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" and "COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) ( (
– Editors of Turkish Journal of Fashion Design and Management of Ege University are independent in their evaluations and decisions in the journal.
– No external and/or internal factor can affect decision of editors.
– The editors reserve the right to take legal action against those who make a positive or negative impact.
– Editors are responsible for their decisions and every publication published in the journal.
– The editor-in-chief is the only person responsible for journal content and on-time publishing.
General Duties and Responsibilities of Editors
Editors have the following obligations:
– Making efforts to meet the information needs of readers and writers
– Ensuring the continuous development of the journal
– Conducting processes to improve the quality of the articles published in the journal
– Finding the referees for article evaluation and managing the evaluation process
– Ensuring academic integrity and supporting freedom of thought in studies
– Manage business processes adhering to intellectual property rights and ethical rules
– Defending the intellectual property rights of articles, the rights of the journal and author(s)
– Monitoring honesty and transparency policy
– Connecting between authors and readers
– Taking into consideration the complaints and suggestions about journals and articles, and producing solutions
– To make the preliminary evaluation of the articles in terms of their scientific and ethical compliance with the aims and objectives of the journal
– Redirecting articles to referees for evaluation
– Conducting the "Blind Refereeing and Evaluation Process" and prevent to possible deflections
– Protection of personal data of subjects or images involved in the studies
– Reject to articles that have not the permission of the individuals or ethics committee used in the studies
– To protect of individual data of authors, referees and readers
– Creation of "Author List" and "Referee List", systematically updating
– Providing descriptive and informative feedback to authors about their articles
– If need as a result of the evaluation, asking for correction from the authors
– Providing the referees with the information they need, communicating continuously, keeping their identity confidential
– To take precaution against possible abuse, misconduct, ethical and unscientific evaluations
– To publish the articles in accordance with journal publishing policies and international standards
– Submitting to the advisory board members appropriate studies for evaluation
– To regular communication with editorial board for publication policies and journal development
– Correcting judgments in articles that include errors, inconsistencies, or misleading

IMPORTANT NOTE: TR Index Journal Evaluation Criteria made some changes for 2020. One of them is the "Ethics Committee Approval" document. In the statement made by the TR index:
1. “Ethics committee approval should be obtained separately for researches conducted in all disciplines including social sciences and for clinical and experimental studies on humans and animals requiring ethical committee decision, this approval should be stated and documented in the article”.
2. “In studies requiring ethics committee approval, information about the permission (name of the board, date and number) should be included in the method section and also on the first / last page of the article. It is stated that in case reports, the information that the informed consent / consent form has been signed should be included in the article.
Based on these explanations, if the ethics committee permission is required for the articles sent to our journal in 2020, it is useful to consider the above points. Otherwise, your articles will not be evaluated. The above mentioned points are not valid for articles published in 2019 and before. There is no need to obtain ethics committee permits for these articles.
According to TR Index Journal Evaluation Criteria, researches requiring Ethics Committee permission are as follows.
1.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.
2. Use of humans and animals (including material / data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
3.Clinical researches on humans,
4. Research on animals,
5. Retrospective studies in accordance with the law on protection of personal data,
6. Stating that "informed consent form" was obtained in case presentations,
7. Obtaining and specifying permission from the owners for the use of scales, questionnaires and photographs belonging to others,
8.Statement of compliance with copyright regulations for the intellectual and artistic works used.

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