International Journal of Scholars in Education complies with the ethical rules in the acceptance and publication of manuscripts.
iThenticate program is used to check plagiarism. Manuscripts with more than 20 percent excerpt and overlapping with other publications without proper citation are not reviewed and immediately rejected.
International Journal of Scholars in Education (IJSE) accepts Publication Ethics guidelines of
1. The Council of Higher Education in Turkey (CHEd):
Article 4 - (1) Actions contrary to scientific research and publishing ethics are:
a) Plagiarism: to show others' original ideas, methods, data or works as part of or completely their own work without reference to the scientific rules,
b) Fraudulent: To use data that is not actually existent or falsified in scientific research,
c) Distortion: To falsify the research records or obtained data, to show that the devices or materials not used in the research are used, to distort or shape the research results in the favor of the support persons and organizations,
ç) Re-publication: To submit duplicate publications as separate publications in academic appointment and promotion,
d) Slicing: Presenting the results of a research as separate publications in academic assignments and ascensions by disaggregating the research results in a way that disrupts the integrity of the research,
e) Unfair authorship: To include non-active contributors among writers, to include authors, to change the author sequence in an unjustified and improper way, to remove the names of active contributors from the works in later prints,
(2) Other types of ethical violations are:
a) Not to mention the persons, institutions or organizations that support the researches carried out by the support and the contributions thereof,
b) Using theses or works which have not yet been submitted or defended as a source without the permission of the owner,
c) Failing to comply with ethical rules in research on humans and animals, not respecting patient rights in publications,
ç) Contrary to the provisions of the relevant legislation in human biomedical research and other clinical trials,
d) To share the information contained in a work that has been commissioned for review with others before it is published without the explicit permission of the owner of the work,
e) to use the resources, facilities, facilities and devices provided or separated for scientific research purposefully,
f) To be unfounded, unintentional and deliberate in the name of an ethical violation,
g) To publish the data obtained without consulting the participants in the surveys and attitudes research conducted within the scope of a scientific study or, if the research is conducted in an institution, without obtaining the permission of the institution,
h) To harm animal health and ecological balance in researches and experiments,
ı) Not to receive written permission from the authorized units in research and experiments, which must be taken before starting work.
i) Legislation or engage in research and experimental work in contravention of the provisions of international conventions on related research and experiments which Turkey is a party.
j) Fail to comply with the obligation of researchers and authorities to inform and warn about the possible harmful applications related to the scientific research conducted,
k) To not use the data and information obtained from other persons and institutions in the scientific studies in the extent and in the manner allowed, to observe and protect the confidentiality of this information,
l) Incorrect or misleading biographical information on scientific research and publications in academic assignments and upgrades, not to be evaluated as a recurrent science research and publications.
2. Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE):
Authors of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCHOLARS IN EDUCATION (IJSE) must confirm the following:
Submitted manuscripts must be the original work of the author(s).
Submitted manuscripts should not be previously published.
It is unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal concurrently.
Any conflict of interest must be clearly stated.
Should any error be discovered in the manuscript after submission, the author(s) must swiftly communicate to the Editor about the corrections done.
Reviewers of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCHOLARS IN EDUCATION (IJSE) must confirm the following:
All manuscripts are fairly reviewed based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of author(s)
The reviews will be objective and constructive, refrained from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libelous or derogatory personal comments.
They have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment, and they assess the manuscripts promptly.
Should any conflict of interest be observed during the review process, they must be communicated to the Editor.
All information about the manuscript is kept confidential.
Information obtained during the peer-review process will not be used for their own or any other person's or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others.
Any information that may be the reason for the rejection of publication of a manuscript must be communicated to the Editor.
Editors of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCHOLARS IN EDUCATION (IJSE) must confirm the following:
All manuscripts are fairly evaluated based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of the author(s).
Information about the manuscripts are kept confidential
Should any conflict of interest about the manuscripts be observed, they must be disclosed.
The Editorial Board takes responsibility for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts based on the reviewer's evaluation of the manuscript, policies of the journal editorial board and legal restraint acting against plagiarism, libel and copyright infringement.
More information can be found at the COPE's website.