Section A: Publication and authorship
1. All submitted papers are subject to a strict peer-review process by at least two international reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper. Reviewers are being selected by Associate Editors and Editor in Chief. The author also can propose reviewers for some journals and article types.
2. The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, originality, readability, statistical validity, and language.
3. The possible decisions include acceptance, minor revisions, major revision, or rejection.
4. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
5. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
6. The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.
7. No research can be included in more than one publication, whether within the same journal or in another journal.
Section B: Authors’ responsibilities
1. Authors must certify that their manuscript is their original work.
2. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere, or even submitted and been in reviewed in another journal.
3. The authors must participate in the peer-review process and follow the comments.
4. Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
5. All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research. The level of their contribution also must be defined in the “Authors’ Contributions” section of the article.
6. The authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
7. The authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.
8. The authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
9. Authors must report any errors they discover in their published paper to the Editors.
10. Authors must not use irrelevant sources that may help other researches/journals.
11. Authors cannot withdraw their articles within the review process or after submission, or they must pay the penalty defined by the publisher.
Section C: Peer review/responsibility for the reviewers
1. Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
2. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author. No self-knowledge of the author(s) must affect their comments and decision.
3. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments in 500 to 1000 words.
4. Reviewers may identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
5. Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
6. Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Section D: Editorial responsibilities
1. Editors (Associate Editors or Editor in Chief) have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
2. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
3. Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
4. Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
5. Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
6. Editors should have a clear picture of research funding sources.
7. Editors should base their decisions solely one the papers’ importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to publication’s scope.
8. Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason.
9. Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers (in half blind peer review journals).
10. Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to international accepted ethical guidelines.
11. Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
12. Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
13. Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions; they should have proof of misconduct.
14. Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers, and board members.
15. Editors must not change their decision after submitting a decision (especially after reject or accept) unless they have a serious reason.
Section E: Publishing Ethics Issues
Editorial Board of the European Research Journal complies with the criteria of the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), and Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
1. All editorial members, reviewers, and authors must confirm and obey rules defined by COPE.
2. The corresponding author is the main owner of the article so she/he can withdraw the article when it is incomplete (before entering the review process or when a revision is asked for).
3. Authors cannot make major changes in the article after acceptance without a serious reason.
4. All editorial members and authors must will to publish any kind of corrections honestly and completely.
5. Any notes of plagiarism, fraudulent data, or any other kinds of fraud must be reported completely to COPE.
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• After the article submission process is completed; will be checked by the journal secretariat whether it is at the minimum level in terms of required forms and writing rules.
• If the article is not suitable, it will be sent back to you for corrections and uploading of missing documents.
• If the article is suitable; you will be notified that the article is suitable by message via Dergipark and you will be asked to pay the article submission fee and upload the receipt document to the system. After the bank receipt is uploaded to the system, the evaluation process of your article will be started.
The explanation for the article submission fee by the UAK (T.R. Inter-University Board Presidency) is as follows;
“According to the decision taken at the General Assembly of the Council of Higher Education dated 07.03.2019, to be valid for the articles published after 07.03.2019; Journals that charge a fee or additional fee from the author for publication after the acceptance of the article (looting / dubious journals) cannot be used in applications for associate professorship (declaration) since this relationship includes a conflict of interest.”
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Submission fee is not subject to acceptance-rejection condition, requested to cover the costs incurred during the process and is not taken for profit. Paying a fee does not mean that the article will be accepted and does not increase the chances of acceptance. The article submission fee received before the evaluation within the framework of the UAK statement is an indication that our journal is not in the category of predatory journals and there are no limiting barriers to the use of published articles for UAK applications. Doi numbers are determined immediately for accepted articles after acceptance and all accepted articles are published early online and open access on our website.
Article submission fee: 75 USD or equivalent TL (Turkish Lira) for original articles, 50 USD or equivalent TL (Turkish Lira) for review and case reports.
Fast-track process: The expected time from submission to first decision for Fast-track process submissions is 21 days. Fast-track process does not increase the chance of acceptance of the article. If the article is rejected as a result of the reviewers evaluations, the fee will not be refunded.
Fast-track process submission fee: 300 USD or equivalent TL (Turkish Lira) for original articles, 150 USD or equivalent TL (Turkish Lira) for review and case reports.
No fee will be charged for invited review and editorial articles.
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