Volume: 31 Issue: 4, 12/31/21

Year: 2021


Research Article

2. Histopathological Effects of Different Levels of Palm Kernel Cake Fed to Dorper Lambs

    Yuzuncu Yıl University Journal of Agricultural Sciences (YYU J AGR SCI) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access that allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, and link to the full texts of its articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, according to DOAJ. The journal publishes research articles of high quality, original and widespread impact, unpublished or considered for publication, containing innovation or developing technology in all areas of agricultural science for the development and sustainability of agriculture. It is an electronic journal (e ISSN: 1308-7584) and printed (Print ISSN: 1308-7576) journal published by Van Yüzüncü Yıl University.

    The journal covers topics such as; Plant production (biotechnology, field crops, horticulture, plant protection, etc.), Animal production (animal and aquaculture production, etc.), Soil sciences (soil ecology, soil physics, soil chemistry, etc.), Others (agricultural irrigation, agricultural structures, agricultural energy systems, etc., food science, food technology, etc. with sustainable farming systems, etc.).

1.  Articles submitted for publication in our journal should be prepared according to the journal writing rules. The studies which are not in accordance with the writing rules will be returned to the authors and will not be accepted for peer review. WRITING RULES AND TEMPLATE HERE.

2.  In our journal, the writing language is Turkish and/or English. A good quality of scientific writing is required. The research must be understandable by a general scientific readership and by specialists. The research problem is identified, existing knowledge relevant to the problem is analyzed, the hypothesis is clear. Sentences are simple, short, and direct, the style is concise and precise. Unnecessary and well-known info and unnecessary references should be avoided. Previously published data should be cited with reference to the formula and results. No reference of over 10 years should be used except for compulsory or exceptional cases. The number of references should not be more than 6 per 1000 words.

3. Journal name abbreviations in the reference section should be arranged in accordance with "Web of Science Abbreviations. Abbreviations used in the article should be written in full and provide in the parenthesis in the first mention. In all articles, the SI (International System of Units) units of measure and the decimal point must be used as a decimal fraction (1.25 instead of 1.25). The blank should be used to separate the thousands (100 000 instead of 100000)

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7. Papers reporting field studies in crop production should preferably include the results of two years and/or multi-location studies.

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    Yuzuncu Yil University Journal of Agricultural Sciences (YYU J AGR SCI) is a journal that strives to reach the highest publishing ethics standards and also considers the following Publication Ethics Principles. Yuzuncu Yil University Journal of Agricultural Sciences is an open-access journal — all the manuscripts published in this journal are freely available online for anyone. There are no subscription or submission charges. The journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)This allows free reproduction of articles with appropriate citation information. All authors who publish with Yüzüncü Yıl University Journal of Agricultural Sciences accept these as publication conditions.
   Yüzüncü Yıl University Journal of Agricultural Sciences undertakes to fulfill the ethical duties and responsibilities based on "Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive” published by Higher Education Institutions and “COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors” and “COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors” published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Therefore, the journal expects the authors and referees to act within this framework.
    Ethics committee approval should be obtained for studies on clinical and experimental humans and animals that require an ethics committee decision for articles submitted to the journal, and this approval should be stated and documented in the article.
    In studies that require ethics committee permission, information about the permission (name of the committee, date, and number) should be included in the method section and also on the first/last page of the article. In the case of reports, information about signing the informed consent/consent form should be included in the article.

Ethical responsibilities of editors and associate editors

1. They should make a positive or negative decision by evaluating the studies submitted to the journal in terms of their importance, original value, validity, clarity of expression, and suitability for the aims and objectives of the journal. If they decide to reject the article as a result of the first review, they are obliged to clearly inform the authors about the reason.

2. The editor and his assistants should inform the author whether the studies submitted for publication to the journal will be evaluated within 30 days. The editor or his assistants are responsible for deciding which of the submitted works should be published.

3. Studies submitted to the journal should be checked first by the editor or his assistants for possible plagiarism. At this stage, the works with the possibility of plagiarism are rejected by the editor or his assistants.

4. Unpublished methods and information contained in studies submitted to the journal should not be used by anyone in their own work without the express written permission of the authors.

5. Studies submitted to the journal should be evaluated only within the framework of their intellectual values, without considering the social, cultural, economic, and religious beliefs of the authors.

6. Studies submitted to the journal should not be disclosed by the editor or their assistants to anyone other than the authors, referees, associate editors, and the publisher.

7. The editor and his/her assistants should appoint section editors who are experts in their fields in accordance with the subject of the articles and ensure that they send the articles to the referees suitable for their knowledge expertise.

8. They should encourage referees to evaluate the studies in an impartial, scientific, and objective manner.

9. They should establish the referee pool and keep it up to date. In the referee pool; They should take care to have scientists who evaluate the articles objectively, fulfill the refereeing process on time, evaluate the article with constructive criticism, and act in accordance with ethical rules.

10. If it is determined that the studies submitted to the journal by the editor or his assistants have a conflict of interest with another author and/or institution, the study should be withdrawn from the publication/evaluation process.

11. The final opinion regarding the acceptance or rejection of the studies submitted to the journal belongs to the editor. The editor should make his decision by taking into account the originality and importance of the work.

Ethical responsibilities of referees

1. A referee who feels that he/she does not have enough information about the study to evaluate the work sent to him by the editor or his assistants for evaluation, or is unable to make an immediate evaluation, should notify the editor of this situation and should leave the evaluation task.

2. The referees should make their evaluations by respecting the principle of confidentiality. Studies should not be shown to people other than the editor or their assistants and should not be discussed with others about the work.

3. The referees should keep the privileged information and ideas they have obtained during the review process confidential and should not use them for personal gain. In addition, reviewers should not use any part of the data of the work that they have evaluated and that has not yet been published.

4. Referee criticism should be made objectively. No personal criticism should be directed against the author. Referees should express their opinions with arguments that clearly support them.

5. If the reviewers detect a substantial similarity or overlap between the evaluated study and another previously published work, they should notify the editor.

6. Referees who find that there is a competition, cooperation, or another kind of relationship or connection between the author and him/herself, should not evaluate the study.

Ethical responsibilities of authors

1. Articles sent to Yüzüncü Yıl University Journal of Agricultural Sciences must be original studies that are suitable for the scopes of the journal.

2. Authors cannot send their articles sent for publication to another journal at the same time.

3. Authors should collect data on their study within the framework of ethical principles. If the raw data that forms the basis of the study are requested, the authors are obliged to forward it to the publisher, editor, and referees.

4. Articles submitted for publication should not be contrary to scientific publication ethics (plagiarism, forgery, distortion, republishing, slicing, unfair authorship, not specifying the supporting organization, not complying with ethical rules in studies on animals).

5. Studies submitted to the journal should contain sufficient reference information and detail. Fraudulent and deliberate false statements are unacceptable as they will lead to unethical situations. Theses or studies that have not yet been presented or defended cannot be used as sources without the permission of the owner.

6. Potential conflicts of interest of the authors should be stated. Authors are obliged to declare the organizations, financial resources or conflicts of interest that support the studies they submit.

7. Each person who contributed to the design, implementation, or interpretation of the study submitted to the journal should be cited in the study. All major contributors should be listed following the first author. Other supporters can be mentioned in the "Acknowledgements" section of the study.

8. During the publication process, the "Corresponding Author" who corresponds with the relevant journal/institution is accepted. The corresponding author should share his correspondence with other authors and take the necessary actions in a timely and accurate manner.

9. If the author detects a significant error or defect in his published work in the journal, he is obliged to immediately notify the journal editor or the publisher and cooperate with the editor to correct the existing error or defect.

10. It is accepted that all authors take responsibility for the content of the article. It is unethical for a person who does not contribute to an article to be an author. Likewise, it is unethical not to include someone who has made a significant contribution to the publication among the authors.

Actions Contrary to Scientific Research and Publication Ethics

Falsification: Making up, reporting, or publishing data as if it were done without a scientific research

Distortion: 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 the 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, in line with the interests of the people and organizations that receive support falsify or shape research results

Plagiarism: Presenting 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

Fraud: To produce data that is not based on research, to edit or change the presented or published work based on untrue data, to report or publish them, to make unfinished research appear as if it has been done

Republishing (Duplication): Republishing the results of a study in another journal without the permission of the editor of the journal in which it was originally published.

Slicing: Presenting the results of a research as separate works in associate professor examination evaluations and academic promotions by dividing the results of a research in a way that violates the integrity of the research, by dividing it into parts inappropriately, and by making multiple publications without citing each other

Unfair authorship: Including non-active contributors among authors, not including active contributors among authors, changing the order of authors unjustifiably and inappropriately, removing the names of active contributors from the work at the time of publication or in subsequent editions, using their influence, even though to have no active contribution but, being included among the authors

Other types of ethical violations: Not stating the supporting people, institutions, or organizations and their contributions to the research in the publications of supported research, not following the ethical rules in research on humans and animals, not respecting the rights of patients in their publications, appearing in a work assigned to review as a referee, to share the field information with others before it is published, to misuse the resources, places, facilities, and devices provided or reserved for scientific research, to accuse completely unfounded, groundless, and intentional ethical violations

Yüzüncü Yıl University Journal of Agricultural Sciences (YYU J AGR SCI) does not charge any processing and publication fees for the publication process of the articles. Additionally, the author has the right to access any published article, including her/his own article.

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