Statement of Editorial Ethics

MANAS JOURNAL OF SOCIAL STUDIES'

PUBLICATION ETHICS STATEMENT

 

EDITORS' RESPONSIBILITIES

 

1.      Publication Decisions

The chief and field editors of the Manas Journal of Social Studies are responsible for deciding which of the submitted manuscripts will be published, based on the aims and publication policies of the journal, and legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor is accountable for the overall quality of the journal's publication and its content. The editor may confer with the referees in deciding which articles are eligible to be published. The editor should provide fair and unbiased judgement and evaluation process. The editor of the Manas Journal of Social Studies must strive to meet the needs of readers and authors.

 

2.      Conflict of Interest

Unpublished materials, information and data disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in others' own research without the written consent of the author(s).

 

3.      Objectivity


The editor shall evaluate submitted manuscripts in an objective and fair manner, based on their scholarly merits and the scientific value, free of any prejudice. The editor should also evaluate manuscripts for intellectual content irrespective of authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.

 

4.      Confidentiality

The chief editor, the associate editor, the field editors and the members of the editorial board must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

 

REVIEWERS' RESPONSIBILITIES

 

1.      Promptness

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.

 

2.      Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer-review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

 

3.      Objectivity

Review of received articles should be conducted objectively and fairly, on the basis of scientific ethics. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. The referees should evaluate the manuscript without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or political philosophy of author(s). The referees should also provide a fair blind peer-review for the evaluation of submitted manuscripts. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

 

4.      Acknowledgment of Sources

The reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. And they should notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the reviewed manuscript and any other published paper.

 

5.      Conflict of Interest

The reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors. The reviewers should not have conflict of interest with authors, fund providers, editors, etc.

 

6.     Contribution to Editorial Decisions

The reviewers assist the editor in making editorial decisions and may also serve the authors in improving their manuscripts.

 

AUTHORS’ RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

1.      Reporting Standards

Submitted manuscripts to the Manas Journal of Social Studies should be original. Authors should ensure that their work have not been previously published in another journal. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references. Fraudulent or deliberately inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Authors should strictly adhere to the submission guidelines of the journal. Authors should respond to the reviewers’, chief and field editors' requests for corrections point by point, and in a timely manner. Authors should send the manuscript after required corrections through the system, and notify editors within 15 days. If the above-mentioned requirements are not fulfilled by the deadline given, the articles will be considered as retracted. 

 

2.      Data Access and Retention

Authors could be asked to provide the raw data of their study for the editorial review. They should be prepared to provide public access to such data, and retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

 

3.      Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should submit only entirely original works, and appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Authors ensure that submitted manuscripts are consistent with ethical standards, original and not similar to any other published articles, and include complete reference citations. Authors should check submitted manuscripts for originality by using antiplagiarism software (ithenticate, turnitin etc.) and upload the document with maximum 30% of plagiarism including references via Dergipark System of the Manas Journal of Social Studies.

 

4.      Multiple Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

 

5.      Acknowledgment of Sources

Authors should ensure that they have properly acknowledged the work of others, and should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

 

6.      Authorship of the Manuscript

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research, should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. Authorship should include the corresponding author. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included in the paper.

 

7.      Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All authors should disclose any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.

 

8.      Fundamental Errors in Published Works


When authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly inform the journal’s editors, and cooperate with them to correct the paper. Since the Manas Journal of Social Studies is published through the Dergipark system, such requests for correction should be performed within 5 days from the date of publication. Authors should cooperate with editors to correct the errors or inaccuracies in their own work.