Editorial Ethics

About the Journal

International Journal of Academic Value Studies (JAVStudies) is an international peer-reviewed journal.

The most important objective of the journal is to contribute to the scientific world in the field of economic and administrative sciences and to increase the scientific quality by publishing qualified studies in the field.

In our journal, open access policy is followed.

Responsibilities of the Publisher

  • The Editors and the members of the editorial board cannot use the information in the publication process (including their own work and the ongoing studies), for their own benefit, without the express consent of the author(s).
  • The Editors appoint another member of the editorial board to conduct preliminary examination and evaluation of the publication in cases where there are conflicts of interest between any two elements of the journal.
  • The Editors send all studies submitted for publication to at least two referees who are experts in their scientific fields. The arbitration system of double-blind peer review is applied to be examined by the responsible editor and at least two referees.
  • The Editors want the plagiarism report from the authors, or themselves do it. Upon completion of the review process, editors decide what studies are published, taking into account legal regulations such as referee reports, copyright, and plagiarism.
  • The Publisher accepts international guidelines of publication ethics.
  • In our journal, open access policy is followed.

Authors and Responsibilities of Authors

  • Authors are obliged to submit their original (previously unpublished) studies to the journal and follow the principles of writing and publication that are given on the journal web page.
  • Authors should not submit their studies that were previously published or started the referee process on another academic platform.
  • Since the arbitration system of double-blind peer review is applied, the author should upload his study anonymously.
  • Such copyrighted material as quotes, figures or other contributing material in the journal is published only with the valid permission and copyright approval, and the responsibility belongs to the authors.
  • In multi-authored studies, all authors make common contributions to the study. In this sense, the author must have participated in at least 3 of the stages of “designing the study”, “collecting the data”, “analyzing the data”, “analyzing the data”, “writing the study”, and “verifying the accuracy of the data and analyzes”.
  • The authors refer to any sources that are effective or informative to shape the ideas in their articles. References should not be plagiarism. The authors should publish the information that they obtained outside the written text such as face-to-face interviews, by making references and taking necessary permissions.
  • All financial contributions, sponsorships or project supports should be clearly stated. If the study is supported by an institution or organization under a project, all financial support should be written with the support numbers of registration.
  • The author has to fulfill the recommendations of the referee and the board. The author (s) may object to the referees’ objection on condition that they show opposite opinion/evidence. This objection is examined and, if deemed necessary, a different referee’s opinion is applied.
  • The studies submitted for publication in the journal are not returned whether it’s published or not. However, when the author discovers that s/he has made a scientific mistake or nonconformity in her/his published article, s/he is obliged to contact the Editor as quickly as possible in order to retract the article or correct the error.
  • The legal responsibilities arising from the content of the studies published in the journal belong entirely to the author (s) of the study.

Responsibilities of Referees

  • All experts registered on the journal website as a referee shall be deemed to have accepted to be appointed for refereeing.
  • The referee who cannot make an evaluation due to various reasons such as lack of expertise, health excuse or traveling should be informed the situation to the editor as soon as possible.
  • Experts who accept the appointment of a referee should strive to make quick assessments within the required time as soon as possible.
  • The arbitration system of double-blind peer review is applied in the journal. Therefore, referees should not be involved in research efforts to find out the identity of article authors.
  • The referees may not use confidential and top-secret information in which they are arbitrary, and they may not share it with any third party. Therefore, the legal responsibility to arise belongs to the referee.
  • The referees should report to the editor and withdraw from the arbitration when there is a different situation that may have a conflict of interest or an objective assessment.
  • Referees should, on the basis of the content, evaluate objectively from an objective point of view, regardless of gender, race, religion, citizenship or political content.
  • In the objective evaluation process, non-scientific criticism such as personal criticism, insult, and humiliation should not be made. Assessments should be made in an objective way that contributes to the development of studies or to the elimination of any deficiencies.
  • Referees are obliged to report to the authors if they find excerpts not cited as a reference in the study. They should inform the editors if they notice that the authors do not correct this situation or they make publications similar to studies or information that were published before.

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