Turkish Journal of Nature and Science expects authors, readers, researchers, referees and editors to comply with the principles of ethical rules during the publication period of the works. According to the open access guides issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the following standard, general and specific ethical rules and responsibilities should be considered
1. General practices in violation of scientific research and publication ethics:
a) Plagiarism: Presenting others’ ideas, methods, data, applications, writing,
figures and works partially or completely as one’s own work without proper
b) Forgery: Producing data which is not supported by research; regulating or changing presented or published works through the insertion of false data; reporting or publishing such works; or holding incomplete research to be completed.
c) Distortion: Distorting research records and obtained data; pretending to use methods, devices and materials that were not actually used; evaluating data unsuitable to the research itself;, distorting data or results in order to adapt them to established theories or hypotheses; distorting or altering research results to promote or confirm the interests of the sponsoring person or foundation.
d) Repeated publishing: Submitting more than one work of research consisting of the same results in order to obtain associate professorship, examination review, or academic promotion.
e) Slicing: Destroying the integrity of the results of research by slicing it improperly and submitting fragments as specific assessments to gain academic promotion.
e) Unfair authorship: Adding persons who have not actively contributed to the production of the article or failing to add persons who actually did contribute; altering the arrangement of authors’ names improperly and unjustifiably; subtracting the names of actively contributing writers during the publication process or subsequent printings; or adding the name of an author who did not contribute as a way of gaining prestige.
f) Other ethical violations: Failure to indicate clearly the persons, institutions, and foundations that supported the publication of the research; failure to follow ethical rules while experimenting on animals and humans; failure to respect the rights of patients in publications; sharing information of a study for which you were appointed as referee prior to its publication; the misuse of sources, spaces, facilities, and apparatus provided for the research; or accusing someone intentionally and baselessly of ethical violations (Provided by the YÖK Scientific Research and Publication Codes of Conduct, Article Number 8)
2. The Responsibilities of Authors, Referees, and Editors:
• The author must guarantee the authenticity and originality of the data used in the article.
• The author must make necessary revisions asked by the referee, including the revision of doubtful data and conclusions, errors, and possible instances of plagiarism. If the author fails to make such revisions, he or she must state reasons for doing so.
• Works cited pages must comply with the formatting rules of the journal.
• All work must be free of plagiarism and false data.
• The author shouldnt publish the research in more than one journal.
Our administrators shall carry out the refereeing process in conformity
with all publishing regulations. Cases of plagiarism, repeated publications,
errors, and doubtful content will be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org, and
the referee will be notified. The referee must follow up and report on any data
and results related to the inquiry. Our journal anticipates that referees will
comply with the following principles:
• Assessments have to be done neutrally.
• There must be no conflicts of interest between referees and authors.
• The referee must indicate deficiencies in terms of work, attribution, rules etc., related to the article.
• Articles should be evaluated blindly and shouldn’t be made public.
• Editors have the right to accept or decline articles. They have to use this responsibility in a timely way that conforms with publishing schedules.
• Editors should avoid conflicts of interest in accepting or declining articles.
• Editors should only accept articles that are original and contribute to the field of research.
• Editors should refuse articles which are in error, deficient, or violate the rules, requirements, or editorial policy of the journal.
• Editors should enable authors to make corrections to their work after receiving requests for revision (thus enabling publication) or to withdraw their articles before or after any requests for revision are made.
• The editors will ensure that articles will be assessed by at least two referees according to the double-blind peer review system and to keep the identites of those referees confidential.
• Editors will work with “Turnitin” plagiarism software to determine if articles and authentic and original.
Each review sent to our
journal is scanned in a plagiarism program called Turnitin. It is
essential that the editors, referees and authors comply with the
international punbication ethical rules and article writing rules.