Editorial Ethics

The following ethical duties and responsibilities have been prepared by considering the guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as open access.


Ethical Obligations of Reviewers

Reviewers must respect confidentiality in the manuscript review process. The content of the manuscript should not be discussed with other researchers before a manuscript is published.

Unpublished materials disclosed in a manuscript under consideration must not be quoted or referenced by a reviewer without the author's express written consent, requested through the editor. Information or ideas obtained through article evaluation should be kept confidential and not be used for personal advantage.

Manuscripts should be reviewed objectively according to the reviewers' expertise in the field.

The importance of a manuscript's contribution to existing research in its field, the quality of articulation of an argument, and the strength of evidence provided are critical factors in reviewing a manuscript's quality. Personal opinions without evidence should not be included in the article review.

Suppose the reviewer realizes that he is somehow involved in the identified research or that there is a conflict of interest after receiving an article for review. In that case, the referee should report it to the editor and refuse to review it. Conflicts of interest may include competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or links with authors, companies, or institutions linked to the article being examined.

Plagiarism and duplication detection is the responsibility of the editor. However, the reviewer should inform the editor if there is a significant similarity or overlap between the article in question and other published articles with personal information.


Ethical Obligations of Editors

The Editors send all studies submitted for publication to at least two referees who are experts in their scientific fields. The double-blind peer review arbitration system is applied to be examined by at least two referees after the preliminary evaluation of the responsible editor.

Editors are responsible for concealing the identities of the author(s) and referees from each other throughout the review process.

Editors must not cite or reference unpublished materials in a submitted article without the author's express written consent. 

Information or ideas obtained in peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Decisions regarding the publication are taken objectively by the editorship after reviewing the submitted manuscripts.

The critical factors in the publication decision of the manuscript are the importance of its contribution to the current research in its field, the quality of the discussion and the strength of the evidence provided.

A manuscript rejected by two reviewers is not re-evaluated for publication.

Editors must withdraw themselves from the review process when they have a conflict of interest or personal interest in the publication of an article.


Ethical Obligations of Authors

JAVStudies expects that studies submitted to be considered for publication are the author(s) own original work, are not currently under review elsewhere, and have not been previously published in any language.

The authors' names included in the articles should be limited to those who make significant contributions to the article.

For articles written by academics, authorship credits should provide all three of the conditions specified by the Editorial Ethics Committee (COPE): 1) making substantial contributions to the conception, design, or interpretation of data; 2) drafting or critically revising an article for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the article to be published. 

The authors of original research articles should present a balanced discussion of its importance and the correct evaluation of their work.

Primary data should be accurately represented in the article; Adding data or removing outliers is unacceptable.

The results should be based on the evidence presented in the article, not on personal opinions.

If major errors/inaccuracies occur after submitting an article, the editorial board expects the authors to contact the editor immediately to make appropriate corrections on time.

The author(s) should interpret the ideas or results previously published elsewhere in their own words and list these works in the article by citing them in the references. Exactly the same sentences can be quoted by using quotation marks with reference. It is not appropriate to use the ideas of other researchers in the article without reference and it means plagiarism.

The editorial board expects that experiments using human subjects have been conducted in compliance with international standards and research protocols. In addition, they received prior review and approval from an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or an ethics committee, which is supposed to be specified in the manuscript.


Plagiarism and Duplication Detection

Intihal.net software is used to check for plagiarism, and the editorial board rejects manuscripts with substantial proportions of text copied from other sources.

JAVStudies strictly does not accept plagiarism. Plagiarism means quoting a work that has been published on a similar subject before without citing it. Even if it is small, it is unacceptable. A high similarity rate is a high rate even if it refers to another study. Such articles are also not accepted for publication. The author can use one or two similar sentences from his previous works, but he should cite if he uses more. Exactly the same sentences can be quoted by using quotation marks with reference.


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