Publication Ethics

For the Authors:

1. Authors should prepare their studies in accordance with ethical rules.

2. The results of the study should be clear, understandable and honest. Incorrect and falsification data that do not suitable the literature and sampling should not be used in the study.

3. The authors should clearly define the methods they use in their work and the results of the study should be verifiable by other authors in future studies.

4. The studies should be in compliance with the publication principles and writing rules of the journal, the plagiarism report should be less than 20%, should be original, not have been previously published, not have been accepted for publication, and should not be in the process of evaluation elsewhere for publication.

5. The all responsibility of the study belongs to the author.

6. If the funding sources used in the study are available or if the work is supported by a specific project, this situation should be stated in the study by the author.

For the Reviewers:

1. Reviewers should evaluate the studies of the authors from an honest, impartial and scientific perspective.

2. The reviewers are responsible for keeping information about the study of the authors confidential.

3. The reviewers should inform the editorial board when they encounter situations that do not comply with ethical rules, scientific perspectives and violate the rules of plagiarism in any study.

For the Editors:

1. Editors should make fair and impartial decisions, independent of commercial opinions and evaluations, and ensure that the publication process of the article is fair and impartial.

2. Editors should adopt editorial principles that encourage transparent and honest reporting.

3. When requerid, editors should return suspicious and unsuitable studies, or direct them to reviewers for corrections and controls.

4. Editors should examine the conformity of the studies on human and animals with ethical rules from a critical and an objective point of view.

5. The required conditions from the authors and reviewers must be clearly indicated.

6. Editors should follow the reviewer processes.

7. Editors should identify and adopt suitable principles to manage conflicts of editorial interest.

8. Editors should ensure confidentiality until studies are accepted.

9. Rejected studies should not be used for other purposes without the written permission of the author.

10. Editors should not discriminate against authors because of characteristics such as gender, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation, country of residence.

References: Wager, E. & Kleinert, S. (2011) and Kleinert, S. Wager, E. (2011). These recommendations for authors, reviewers and editors are taken into consideration. See: International Standards for Editors and Authors of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).