Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Ethical Rules Required for Applications within the Scope of TR Index Evaluation Criteria (Ethics Committee Permission, Informed Consent Form, Copyrights for Intellectual and Artistic Works)

In accordance with the TR Index Evaluation Criteria (2020); In applications made to the Journal since 2020, separate ethical committee decisions should be taken for clinical and experimental studies on humans and animals, and this approval should be stated and documented in the article. Accordingly, ethics committee approval is required for the following works:

*All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from the participants by using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment, interview techniques;

*Research in which humans and animals (including material/data) are used for experimental or other scientific purposes;

*Clinical studies on humans; animal studies,

*Retrospective studies in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Law).

Information about the ethics committee approval (name of the committee, date and number) should be stated in the method section and also on the first page of the article with footnotes.

Retrospective ethics committee approval is not required for articles that were published before 2020, produced from postgraduate/doctoral studies (must be specified in the article), submitted an application for publication to the journal in the previous year, and accepted but not yet published.

It is necessary to include information in the articles that the participants were informed within the scope of the research and that the informed consent form was signed by the participants.

In the articles sent to the journal, copyright regulations for intellectual and artistic works must be complied with and it must be stated in the article that they are complied with. For the use of scales, questionnaires, photographs and the like belonging to others, permission should be obtained from the owners and should be stated in the article.

Research and Publication Ethics

Journal of International Relations and Political Science Studies – JIRPSS has adopted the principle of providing the highest level of academic and ethical standards in accordance with the principles of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE), which aims to ensure the quality standard and continuity of peer-reviewed publications.

The journal is responsible for ensuring that the submitted work is evaluated in an impartial manner. This means that studies submitted to the journal will be evaluated regardless of the author(s) race, religion, nationality, gender, political opinion, seniority, or institutional affiliation.

Journal of International Relations and Political Science Studies – JIRPSS Editorial Board and Editors are obliged to protect the confidentiality of all papers submitted to the journal until they are published, except those submitted to more than one place at the same time and those with suspected plagiarism. It is the responsibility of the Journal Boards not to give information about the studies that have been decided not to be published at any stage to anyone other than their authors and not to use these studies for other purposes by the journal.

Studies submitted to more than one journal at the same time, those that violate legal and academic criteria such as copyright and/or plagiarism are not considered; The process of those who are found to be in violation is immediately stopped and returned to their author(s).

For the studies submitted to the journal, the “double-blind referee” evaluation process is applied by JIRPSS. In case of conflicting or insufficient referee evaluations, editors and/or Editorial Board may apply for additional referee evaluation.

Authors can review their rejected works by the journal within the framework of referee reports and resubmit them to the Journal of International Relations and Political Science Studies – JIRPSS. Those found to have not been adequately modified from these studies are returned to their authors; others are included in the evaluation process as newly submitted work.

Journal of International Relations and Political Science Studies – JIRPSS is an open access journal that provides free and unlimited access to all studies online as soon as they are published. There is no article publication fee for the articles submitted to the journal.

Articles submitted to the Journal of International Relations and Political Science Studies (JIRPS) must comply with Research and Publication Ethics.

According to the Higher Education Council (YÖK) Research and Publication Ethics Directive;

(1) Actions against scientific research and publication ethics are as follows:

a) Plagiarism: To present the original ideas, methods, data or works of others as one’s own work, in whole or in part, without attribution in accordance with scientific rules,

b) Fraud: Using data that does not actually exist or that has been falsified in scientific research,

c) Distortion: To falsify research records or obtained data, to present devices or materials that are not used in the research as if they were used, to falsify or shape the research results in line with the interests of the people and institutions that receive support,

ç) Republishing: To present the repetitive publications as separate publications in academic appointments and promotions,

d) Slicing: To present these publications as separate publications in academic appointments and promotions by dividing the results of a research in a way that violates the integrity of the research and in an inappropriate way and publishing it in more than one issue,

e) Fake authorship: Including people who do not have an active contribution among the authors or not including those who do, changing the order of authors unjustifiably and inappropriately, removing the names of those who contributed actively from the work in subsequent editions, having their name included among the authors by using their influence even though they do not have an active contribution,

(2) Other types of ethical violations are:

a) Not specifying the people, institutions or organizations that support them and their contributions in the publications made as a result of research carried out with support,

b) Using the thesis or studies that have not yet been presented or defended and accepted as a source without the permission of the owner,

c) Not complying with ethical rules in research on humans and animals, not respecting patient rights in their publications,

ç) To act contrary to the provisions of the relevant legislation in biomedical researches and other clinical researches related to humans,

d) To share the information contained in a work assigned for review with others before it is published without the express permission of the author,

e) To misuse the resources, places, facilities and devices provided or allocated for scientific research,

f) To allege unfounded, unfounded and deliberate ethical violations,

g) To publish the data obtained without obtaining the express consent of the participants in surveys and attitude studies conducted within the scope of a scientific study or, if the research will be conducted in an institution, without obtaining the permission of the institution,

h) Harming animal health and ecological balance in research and experiments,

ı) Not to obtain written permissions from the authorized units before starting the studies in research and experiments.

i) To carry out studies in research and experiments contrary to the provisions of the legislation or the international conventions to which Turkey is a party, regarding the relevant research and experiments.

j) Failure to comply with the obligation of researchers and authorities to inform and warn those concerned about possible harmful practices related to scientific research,

k) Not to use the data and information obtained from other individuals and institutions in scientific studies to the extent and in the manner permitted, not to comply with the confidentiality of this information and not to ensure its protection,

l) To make false or misleading statements regarding scientific research and publications in academic appointments and promotions.