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 Unpublished methods and information contained in studies submitted to the journal should not be used by anyone in their own work without the express written permission of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