Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Ahi Evran University Journal of Faculty of Economics and Administration targets high standards in the issue of publication ethics and follows the standards and advices given by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and Üniversiteler Arası Kurul (ÜAK). The articles that do not comply with the mentioned ethical standards are rejected. It includes the case where the ethical violation is realized after the publication of an article.
It is necessary for the applicants to ensure that their articles are genuine and have not been published in any other journal including the evaluation process. Taking into consideration the issues of plagiarism, duplication, cheating, distortion, multiple publication, divided publication and unfair authorship;
- Taking ideas, methods, data or works from another without citation and using them as if they are partly or fully belongs to him/her,
- Using data that is either altered or does not exist,
- Applying with an article that is in fact completed with the contribution of certain individuals, institutions or foundations, but not mentioning about it,
- Manipulating results or literature, depicting some equipment as they are used in the research, changing the results in a way that supports interests of certain individuals or institutions.
- Using unfinished thesis or researches without the permission of the correspondent authors.
- Offering the same work to different journals.
- Dividing an article into several parts and offer each of them as an article even if this process hurts the integrity of the article.
- Putting some authors on the article even if they do not have any contribution or vice versa. Distorting the order of authors without any reason.
- Authors should follow the privacy of the data used in the article if the satisfying institutions require it to do so. Moreover, using universally accepted theories, basic knowledge and math theorems & proofs does not yield an ethical violation.
Research Ethics
Ahi Evran University Journal of Faculty of Economics and Administration aims high standards in research ethics. The compliance of articles with the international research ethics principles that will be mentioned below are the responsibility of authors.
- The principles of integrity, quality and transperancy are prior in the formalization, evaluation and sustainability of a research.
- Studies on biomedical research should be in compatible with the preveailing legislations.
- Surveys in any scientific research require the consent of participants. If it is an institute, then the data collected cannot be presented in any article without the permission of that institute.
- The privacy of participants of any research should be satisfied. It should be designed according to conservation of dignity and autonomy of participants.
- Researches must base on voluntary participation.
The Ethical Responsibilities of Authors
- Suitability of articles with the ethical rules are the responsibility of authors.
- Authors should ensure that their articles are genuine and have not been published in any other journal. Moreover, they must not be in the evaluation process in any other journal.
- Sources and contributions must be used properly and mentioned in bibliography in a way that is compatible with the universal acedemic norms.
- Authors are obliged to present raw data if necessary in the evaluation process. Therefore, they need to hold the data before and after the publication of their works for a reasonable time.
- Offering the same work to different journals is not allowed.
- Contributors that are not authors should be mentioned in the “acknowledges”.
- All authors of an article should have direct contribution. Those who provide financial support or collecting data are not considered as authors.
- Authors are obliged to mention about the financial supports or conflict of interests if those affect the result of their works.
- Authors have to notice the editor of journal if they realize any mistake.
Ethical Responsibilities of Referees
- Referees have to notice the editor if they think that they are not capable of evaluating an article or of completing the referee report in the deadline.
- Refereeing must be objective, without any personal opinion on authors, on the basis of feedback, fair and kind.
- Referees must not evaluate the works if they have any kind of conflict of interest with the author.
- Referees must not share their reports and feedbacks on an article with anyone and contact the author without the permission of editor.
- Referees have to notice editor if they realize any kind of ethical violation.
- Referees are obliged to preserve the privacy of the articles and to not use any information for your own interest.
- By keeping the identity of the referees confidential, in some cases, with the decision of the editor, the relevant referees' comments on the article can be sent to other referees who have evaluated the same article, and the referees can be informed in this process.
Ethical Responsibilities of Editorial Board
- The editor should evaluate the articles submitted for publication regardless of the authors' ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, religious belief and political opinion.
- Editors of Ahi Evran University İİBD are responsible for evaluating the compliance of the articles submitted to the journal with the purpose and publication policies of the journal.
- The editor ensures that the articles submitted for publication are fairly reviewed by double-sided blind peer review. It should guarantee that all information about the articles submitted in this process will remain confidential until the article is published.
- The information contained in a submitted article should not be used in the editor's or editorial board's own research without the written permission of the author.
- The editor has full authority to appoint a referee and is responsible for making the final decision on the articles to be published in the journal.


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