Manas Journal of Engineering- Statement of Publication Ethics
In Manas Journal of Engineeering (MJEN), the ethical principles of organizations are taken as basis:
a) Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) - The application is in the evaluation process.
b) YÖK Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive
c) TÜBİTAK - Research and Publication Ethics Committee Regulation
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EDITORS
1. Decision on acceptance is made by the editor-in-chief and field editors upon reviewers' recommendation. Thus, they are responsible for the following decisions:
• sending articles for peer-review per the purpose and publication policies of the journal;
• sending articles for publication per the purpose and publication policies of the journal;
• rejecting article if it is subject to copyright infringement, and plagiarism policies.
The editor-in-chief is responsible for the content and publication quality of the journal and has the right to negotiate with the referees while making the publication decision in this context.
The editor should provide a fair and equitable peer-review and review process. It is the editor's responsibility to respond to the needs of readers and writers of Manas Journal of Engineering.
2. Conflict of interest: The editor-in-chief and field editors of Manas Journal of Engineering are responsible for not disseminating unpublished material and other information and data in the manuscripts submitted to the journal by the author(s) without explicit permission from the author(s).
3. Impartiality: Articles submitted to the Manas Journal of Engineering should always be evaluated per clear, transparent, scientific, and objective criteria without any prejudice. The manuscripts should be evaluated only within the framework of their intellectual and scientific values, without considering the race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, nationality, and political view of the authors.
4. Confidentiality: The editor-in-chief, associate editors, field editors, and the editorial board should not disclose the information about the submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the aforementioned manuscript author(s), peer-reviewers, and publisher. Any information about an article submitted to the journal should not be disclosed by the editor to anyone other than the editorial board, referees, and the journal owner. Editor-in-chief is responcible for protecting research data, and author's data. Confidentiality principles should continue after completetion of the editorial process, regardles of the rejection or publication of an article.
5. Editors; The author is obliged to carefully examine the complaints from the peer-reviewers or readers and respond in an enlightening and explanatory manner.
6. The owner, publisher, and any other political or commercial factor do not affect the editors' independent decision-making.
7. Other ethical principles that editors must abide by are:
• Articles that are concidered to be unsuitable for publication in the MJEN can be returned. Other articles are sent to the experts in the field for peer-review.
• An appropriate language that is not offensive or condescending is used when reporting the reasons for rejection (not being related to the subject of the journal, inappropriate writing-content-editing, lack of novelity, etc.).
• Evaluation of articles submitted to MJEN should not delayed intentionally or by negligence. It is unethical to block the article or delay its publication.
• It is important to evaluate whether the study complies with ethical guidelines.
• The article must not be sent to the reviewers who may (could) have a conflict of interest on the subject.
• Editor-in-chief and field editors may or may not follow reviewer suggestions by the author without specifying the name.
• Article information cannot be used in the research by anyone in the editorial team before the work is published; neither should it be made available to others.
• Upon request of authors, editorial office provides information about the status of their submission. Throughout the evaluation process, authors should not be given false information.
• Persons and institutions that provide financial support to the journal are indicated.
• An article rejected by reviewers is returned, nothing should be kept except a copy of the correspondence (reviewers reports are kept for at least 5 years).
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE REVIEWERS
All articles submitted to MJEN are subject to peer-review by at least two reviewers who are experts in areas relevant to the journal's topics. Articles are reviewed in full publishable form. Reviewers fill out the review form and provide authors with comments intended to improve the content, style, and other issues that can improve the quality of the article. Reviews are based on the following indicators:
1. Value or usefulness for a field or profession.
2. Design adequacy / accuracy of analysis.
3. Presentation and interpretation of results, discussion and conclusions.
4. Inclusion of relevant implications for practice.
5. Important and timely.
6. Relevance to existing literature.
7. General clarity of ideas and expression.
8. Grammatical construction; Writing style; use non-sexist language.
Ethical Guidelines for Reviewers
Reviews on articles should be objective assessments of the study. If you cannot, or are not sure that you can review an article impartially, you should not accept it for peer-review or notify the editor about it as soon as you assess the situation. If you have any professional or financial ties that may be perceived as a conflict of interest when reviewing an article or a personal disagreements with the author(s) in the past, you should describe them in your confidential comments.
If, as a reviewer, you consider that you are not qualified to evaluate the research component, you should inform the editor in your review.
Reviews must be constructive and polite, and the reviewer must respect the intellectual independence of the author. The reviewer should avoid personal comments.
In the same way that you want a quick assessment of your own research, please return your feedback within the time period indicated by the journal editor when you are asked to review the article. If there are events prevent timely view, you must inform the editor about this at the time of the request.
The submitted manuscript is a privileged communication and should be treated as a confidential document. Please destroy all copies of the manuscript after reviewing. Please do not share the manuscript with colleagues without the explicit permission of the editor. Reviewers should not use data or interpretations for personal or professional purposes before publishing without the express permission of the authors (unless you are writing an editorial or commentary that accompanies the article).
Criteria for peer-review:
Articles should report a major breakthrough in a particular field.
Overall Recommendation: Please give your article review report based on the following categories:
Technical rigor: assess whether the results and interpretations given in the article are consistent with the data and methods used in the study. If necessary, indicate what additional information (methods, text or data) is needed. In some cases, if necessary, it is possible to request additional data. If such cases, your review should also include an assessment of additional materials.
Novelty: indicate in your review whether this study brings novelty to the area of interest.
Length: The volume of articles can be up to 6 printed pages (from 5,000 to 6,000 words).
Security: Do you have any concerns that the article may be dangerous to public health, safety or security, please let the editor-in-chief know about this for further evaluation.
Conflict of interest: if for any reason you cannot review the article impartially, let us know immediately. If you have any financial or professional affiliations that may be perceived as a conflict of interest in reviewing the article, please describe them on our online review form.
Confidentiality: We expect reviewers to protect the confidentiality of the article and ensure that it is not disseminated or exploited. Please destroy your copy of the article when you complete the review. You can discuss the article only with the editor. We do not disclose the identity of our reviewers.
Return your review: Please return your review using our form at https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/mjen
Manas Journal of Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access online journal at the field of Engineering Science (applied mathematics, food, ecology, chemical and computer engineering, biological chemistry, environmental analysis, geochemistry, materials science etc.) which aims to contribute to universal knowledge by publishing original works (full papers, short communications, technical notes etc.) at international level with scientific qualifications.
Only English Language is allowed writing the manuscript in MJEN. The following rules should be considered in submitting papers.
Articles must include:
Author’s name and affiliation. Please use full first name (not an initial) and properly capitalize all names.
An abstract (between 150 to 350 words). It should outline the research object, problem or question; the main findings; the method of analysis used; the significance of what is proposed in relation to existing scholarship in the field.
Keywords (3-6) The main text part should include
Methods and Materials
Results and Discussion
Acknowledgments part (if any) should cover the name of supported foundation items and placed before References part.
TR Index has added the following ethical rules to the criteria of 2020. Please, comply with these rules in studies requiring Ethics Committee Permission.
1. “Ethics Committee Permit” is required for all kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment, interview techniques.
2. The articles should state whether an ethical committee permit and/or legal/special permit is required. If it is required, a permit document must be submitted.
3. “Ethics Committee Permission” is required for researches using humans and animals (including materials / data) for experimental or other scientific purposes.
4. If the study requires the use of human or animal subjects;
a. “Ethics Committee Permission” is required,
b. The study should comply with international standards/guidelines, etc. state that it is performed properly.
5. "Ethics Committee permission" is required according to the law for the protection of personal data for retrospective studies.
To get information about the ethics committee requirement: please click on the link please
MJEN is an online-only Open Access journal distributed free of charge.
Articles must be submitted in English only.
All submitted manuscripts will be considered for publication free of charge.
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