Publication Ethics and Publishing Principles
PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PUBLISHING PRINCIPLES
The Journal of Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University Faculty of Letters (KMU EFAD) has adopted an objective and respectful development and distribution of information. During the publication process, authors, readers, researchers, publishers, referees and editors are expected to comply with the ethical rules. According to open access guidelines published by Higher Education Institutions (HEC) and Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), these stakeholders need to pay attention to the standard general and specific ethical rules and responsibilities shared below.
1. GENERAL ACTIONS AGAINST SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION ETHICS
a) Plagiarism: To present the ideas, methods, data, practices, writings, forms or works of others as part of their work without making any reference to scientific ethical rules,
b) Counterfeiting: Producing data that is not based on research, editing or modifying the work presented or published on the basis of unreal data, reporting or publishing them, showing as if a research has not been conducted,
c) Distortion: To falsify the research records and the data obtained, to show the methods, devices and materials that are not used in the research as used, not to evaluate the data that are not in accordance with the research hypothesis, to play with the data or results in order to fit the relevant theories or assumptions, in line with the interests of the persons and organizations supported. falsify or shape research results,
d) Repeated Publication: Presenting more than one work containing the same results of a research as separate works in the evaluation of associate professorship examinations and academic promotions,
e) Slicing: To present the results of a research as separate works in certain exam evaluations and academic incentives and promotions by disrupting the integrity of the research, disaggregating it inappropriately and making numerous publications without referring to each other,
f) Unfair Authoring: Adding people who do not have active contributions to article authors, not including people with active contributions among authors, changing the author's order in an unjustified and inappropriate manner, removing the names of active contributors during publication or in subsequent editions, using their influence even though they do not have active contributions. to include the name among the authors,
g) Other Types of Ethical Infringement: In the publications of the studies conducted with the support, the persons, institutions or organizations that support them and their contributions in the research, not to obey the ethical rules in human and animal researches, not to respect the rights of patients in their publications, and to review them as referees. to share the information contained in the work with others before publication, to use the resources, places, facilities and equipment provided or reserved for scientific research in an unintentional manner, to accuse completely unjustified, unwarranted and deliberate ethical violation (YÖK Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive, Article 8)
2. RESPONSIBILITIES OF STAKEHOLDERS
a) Responsibilities of Editors
KMU EFAD editor and co-editor, Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors) and Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) published Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors). :
- Editors are responsible for every publication published in KMU EFAD.
- Editors have the responsibility and authority to accept or reject articles. It has to use this responsibility and authority in place and on time.
- Editors should not be in conflict of interest with regard to the articles they accept or reject.
- Editors should accept original and contributing articles.
- Editors should reject any incomplete or erroneous research that does not comply with journal policy, publication rules and level, without under any influence.
- Editors should allow the publication of incorrect, incomplete and problematic articles before or after the referee report or after they are corrected.
- The editors ensure that the articles evaluated by at least two referees are evaluated according to the double-blind system of blind arbitration and keep the referees confidential.
- Editors continue their business processes without compromising their intellectual property rights and ethical standards.
- Editors take responsibility for the plagiarism status of articles and whether they are original unpublished researches through the plagiarism program “Turnitin and / or İthenticate”.
- The editors take into account the knowledge, skills and experience that all readers, researchers and practitioners need.
- Editors pay attention to the fact that the published issues contribute to the reader, researcher, practitioner and scientific field and to be unique.
- The editors ensure that all members of the advisory committee advance the process in accordance with the publication policies and guidelines.
- The editors should inform the advisory board members of the publication policies and inform them of their progress.
- The editors ensure that the members of the advisory board evaluate their work independently and independently.
- Editors should be able to contribute to the new advisory board members and decide accordingly.
- Editors should submit studies that are appropriate to the expertise of the advisory board members for evaluation.
- Editors interact regularly with the advisory board.
- Editors hold regular meetings with the editorial board for editorial policies and journal development.
- The relationship between editors (Editor and Associate Editors) and the publisher is based on the principle of editor independence. According to the written agreement between the editors and the publisher, all decisions of the editors are independent of the publisher and the journalist.
b) Responsibilities of Authors
- All data in the manuscript should be declared authentic and authentic.
- Plagiarism, errors, suspicious situations and suggested corrections are mandatory. If this is not the case, its justification should be reported consistently.
- The “Bibliography ın of the article or research should be prepared in full and in accordance with the spelling rules of our journal.
- Plagiarism and false data should be avoided.
- The publication should not be allowed to be published in more than one journal.
c) Responsibilities of Referees
The management of our journal is committed to the successful execution and improvement of the refereeing process within the framework of ethical publishing rules. It is welcomed that stakeholders and readers of the research have reported to plagiarism, repeated publication, inaccuracy, suspicious content or situations that they see in the reviews published in the Journal of Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University Faculty of Letters to email@example.com email address. The data obtained on the subject informs the related parties and follows up the results. It is based on the referees' compliance with the following principles.
- Evaluations should be made impartially.
- There should be no conflict of interest between the reviewers and the stakeholders of the article under consideration.
- Other articles, works, references, citations, rules and similar deficiencies should be indicated.
- Articles or referees that have been evaluated in accordance with the double-blind blind arbitration system are not disclosed.
3. PLAGIARISM POLICY
The Journal of Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University Faculty of Letters (EFAD) started to check the works submitted for publication as of December 2018 through plagiarism programs (Turnitin or iThenticate). The author should send the document showing the rate of plagiarism. Plagiarism rate (excluding bibliography) of more than 15% of the studies are not evaluated and returned to the author. If it is found out that a study published in the journal is plagiarized, the Editorial Board reserves the right to withdraw the article and to take various actions, including notifying the chairman, dean and / or related institutions of the author's institution.
4. PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
Editors ensure the protection of personal data related to the subjects or images included in the evaluated work. The contributors (editors, authors and referees) may reject the work unless they are certified.
5. ETHICAL COMMITTEE, HUMAN AND ANIMAL RIGHTS
The editors ensure the protection of human and animal rights in the work under consideration. The editors have the responsibility of rejecting the study when there is no consent of the ethics committee on the issues used in the study, and no permission for experimental research.
6. POSSIBLE ABUSE AND ABUSE PRECAUTIONS
The editors took precautions against possible abuse and misconduct. In addition to conducting a rigorous and objective investigation into the detection and evaluation of complaints, the editor's responsibilities will share the findings with the competent authorities.
7. ENSURING ACADEMIC PUBLICATION INTEGRITY
Editors provide quick correction of decisions that include errors, inconsistencies, or deceptions that arise in the works.
8. PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Editors are obliged to protect the intellectual property rights of all published articles and to defend the rights of journals and authors in case of possible violations, and to take necessary measures to ensure that the content of all published articles does not infringe the intellectual property rights of other publications.
9. CONFIGURATION AND DISCUSSION
The editors take into consideration the criticisms against the works published in the journal and take a constructive attitude towards these criticisms in line with the purpose and scope of the journal. Criticized authors have the right to reply. Studies with negative results will be rejected and excluded.
Editors are obliged to review the complaints carefully and respond to the authors, referees or readers in an enlightening and explanatory manner.
11. POLITICAL AND COMMERCIAL CONCERNS
The owner, publisher and no other political or commercial elements will affect the independent decisions of the editors.
12. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Editors, authors, reviewers and other editors guarantee and ensure that the publication process of the journal is carried out independently and impartially.