Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Ethical Principles
The ethical principles and responsibilities listed below have been prepared pay attention to the guidelines and policies published as open access by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). 

Ethical Responsibilities for Editorial Board

• The editor(s) is responsible for ensuring that the studies submitted to the journal are evaluated in transparently and deciding which of these works will be published.
• The editor(s) should evaluate the papers of the authors regardless of language, religion, gender, ethnicity or political views.
• Editors' decisions to accept, review, or reject an article for publication should be based solely on the importance, originality, and clarity of the article, as well as the relevance of the studies in the article to the scope of the journal.
• The editor(s) is responsible for keeping the information about the submitted papers confidential.
• The editor(s) should ensure that any paper submitted to the journal is evaluated according to the blind peer-review process.
• Editor(s) should take precautions against the problems they may encounter regarding the ethical rules.
• Editor(s) is responsible for publishing every article published in the journal in accordance with journal publication policies and international standards.

Ethical Responsibilities for Authors

The author(s) who submit their articles to the Turkish Journal of Remote Sensing should consider the following ethical issues;

• The articles submitted to the journal must be original and in accordance with scientific research methods,
• There should not be any not contributed author or authors called ghost authorship in the study,
• The studies should be within the scope of the article,
• All necessary references related to the subject should be stated in the article.
• Information about the article can be requested from the authors. For this reason, it is beneficial for the authors to keep the raw files of the articles.
• Authors should not include the same study in more than one journal's application process. Authors in which this situation is detected will be blacklisted and resubmission will not be allowed.
• The proposals for adding or removing authors of the articles that are in the evaluation process can be accepted if think fit appropriate as a result of the evaluation by the editor or the editorial board.
• Authors are responsible for informing the editor or editorial board if they detect errors or incorrect information in their articles in the process.

Ethical Responsibilities for Reviewers

• Reviewers should ensure that you can accept the manuscripts sent to you for assessment if you have the subject expertise required.
• Reviewer invitations must be answered within the required time limits. The editor or editorial board has the right to suspend the late responses' review process.
• The reviewers are obliged to share any conflict of interest, if any, with the editor or assistant editors,
• You should make sure that you have enough time for the article so that the review process can proceed more transparently,
• If you reject the invitation to review, the editorial board will consider your suggestions for alternative reviewers.
• The reviewers are obliged to keep the materials related to the manuscript confidential if they accept the invitation. Manuscript information and/or assessment data should not be shared with anyone.
• The reviewers must state their assessment clearly and understandably.
• Reviewer's assessment forms (documents to be seen by the author) should not contain personal information.

Ethics Committee Permission
An Ethics Committee Permission document must be submitted for the publication application of articles that require ethics committee approval.

Publication Policy
Publication Period of Journal

• Turkish Journal of Remote Sensing is a peer-reviewed journal published annually in June and December.

Publication Fee

• Turkish Journal of Remote Sensing does not charge any fees for the assessment/publishing processes of the submitted manuscripts.