Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Publication Ethics

The publication processes implemented in the Journal of the Academic Studies of Turkish-Islamic Civilization form the basis for the development and distribution of information in an impartial and respectable manner. The processes applied in this direction are directly reflected in the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support the authors. Peer-reviewed studies are studies that embody, support and contribute to the scientific method. At this point, it is important that all stakeholders of the process (authors, readers and researchers, referees and editors) comply with the standards for ethical principles. Within the scope of publication ethics, all stakeholders are expected to bear the following ethical responsibilities.

While establishing the ethical duties and responsibilities below, they have been prepared as open access, taking into account the guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

The author(s) who submit a study to the Journal of the Academic Studies of Turkish-Islamic Civilization are expected to comply with the following ethical responsibilities:

  • The works submitted by the author(s) are expected to be original. If the author(s) benefit from or use other works, they are required to cite and/or cite completely and accurately.
  • Persons who do not contribute to the content intellectually in the creation of the work should not be specified as authors.
  • Situations and relationships that may constitute a conflict of interest, if any, of all studies submitted for publication should be disclosed.
  • Raw data regarding their articles can be requested from the author(s) within the framework of the evaluation processes, in such a case the author(s) should be ready to present the expected data and information to the editorial board and scientific committee.
  • The author(s) must have a document showing that they have the right to use the data used, the necessary permissions for research/analysis, or that consent has been obtained for their use of visual materials and technical drawings that were not prepared by them. It should thank the necessary institutions, organizations or individuals.
  • In the event that the author(s) notices an error or error in their published, early appearance or evaluation phase, they are obliged to cooperate with the editor in informing, correcting or withdrawing the journal editor or publisher.
  • Authors cannot have their work in the application process of more than one journal at the same time. Each application can be started following the completion of the previous application. The work published in another journal cannot be sent to us.
  • Changing the author responsibilities of a work whose evaluation process has begun (such as adding an author, changing the order of authors, removing an author) cannot be proposed.

Ethical Duties and Responsibilities of Editors

The editors and field editors of the Journal of the Academic Studies of Turkish-Islamic Civilization are based on the "COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" and "COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as open access. should have duties and responsibilities:

General duties and responsibilities

Editors have the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Making efforts to meet the information needs of readers and writers,
  • Ensuring the continuous development of the journal,
  • Conducting processes to improve the quality of studies published in the journal,
  • Supporting freedom of thought,
  • Ensuring academic integrity,
  • Continuing business processes without compromising intellectual property rights and ethical standards,
  • Demonstrating openness and transparency in terms of publication on issues that require correction and explanation.

Relations with the reader

Editors should make decisions by considering the knowledge, skills and experience expectations of all readers, researchers and practitioners. It should be careful that the published studies contribute to the reader, researcher, practitioner and scientific field and that they are original. In addition, editors are obliged to consider the feedback from readers, researchers and practitioners, and to provide explanatory and informative feedback.

Relations with authors

The duties and responsibilities of the editors to the authors are as follows:

  • Editors should make a positive or negative decision based on the importance, original value, validity, clarity of the narrative, and the journal's goals and objectives.
  • Studies that are suitable for the scope of publication should be included in the preliminary evaluation stage as long as they do not have serious problems.
  • Editors should not ignore positive referee suggestions unless there is a serious problem with the study.
  • New editors should not change the decisions made by the previous editor(s) for studies unless there is a serious problem.
  • "Blind Refereeing and Evaluation Process" must be published and the editors must prevent deviations from the defined processes.
  • Editors should publish an "Author's Guide" that includes every subject expected from them by the authors in detail. These guides should be updated periodically.
  • Authors should be informed and returned in an explanatory and informative way.

Relations with referees

The duties and responsibilities of the editors towards the referees are as follows:

  • The referees should be determined in accordance with the subject of the study.
  • It is responsible for providing the information and guides that the referees will need during the evaluation phase.
  • It has to consider whether there is a conflict of interest between the authors and the referees.
  • In the context of blind refereeing, the identity of the referees should be kept confidential.
  • Encourage reviewers to evaluate the work in an impartial, scientific and objective language.
  • Judges should be evaluated with criteria such as timely return and performance.
  • It should determine practices and policies that increase the performance of referees.
  • Take the necessary steps to dynamically update the referee pool.
  • It should prevent rude and unscientific evaluations.
  • Take steps to ensure that the referee pool is broad.

Relations with the editorial board

Editors should ensure that all editorial board members follow the processes in accordance with editorial policies and guidelines. The editorial board should inform its members about the publication policies and keep them informed of the developments. The new editorial board should educate its members on editorial policies and provide the information they need.

In addition, editors;

  • It should ensure that the members of the editorial board evaluate the work impartially and independently.
  • New editorial board members should be determined as contributing and suitable.
  • The works of the members of the editorial board, which are suitable for their field of expertise, should be sent for evaluation.
  • Must interact regularly with the editorial board.
  • Regular meetings should be held with the editorial board for the development of publication policies and the journal.

Relations with the magazine owner and publisher

The relationship between the editors and the publisher is based on the principle of editorial independence. In accordance with the written contract between the editors and the publisher, all decisions taken by the editors are independent of the publisher and the journal owner.


Editorial and blind peer review processes

Editors; is obliged to implement the "Blind Refereeing and Evaluation Process" policies included in the journal's publication policies. In this context, the editors ensure that the fair, impartial and timely evaluation process of each work is completed.

Quality assurance

Editors; is responsible for publishing every article published in the journal in accordance with journal publication policies and international standards.

Protection of personal data

Editors; is obliged to ensure the protection of personal data regarding the subjects or images included in the evaluated studies. Unless the explicit consent of the individuals used in the studies is documented, they are responsible for refusing the study. In addition, editors; The author is responsible for protecting the individual data of the referees and readers.

Ethics committee, human and animal rights

Editors; It is responsible for ensuring the protection of human and animal rights in the evaluated studies. Ethics committee approval for the subjects used in the studies is responsible for refusing the study in the absence of permission for experimental research.

Precaution against possible misconduct and misconduct

Editors; is obliged to take precautions against possible abuse and misconduct. It is among the responsibilities of the editor to share the relevant findings, as well as to carry out a rigorous and objective investigation regarding the identification and evaluation of complaints regarding this situation.

Ensuring academic publication integrity

Editors should ensure that judgments containing errors, inconsistencies or misdirection in studies are promptly corrected.

Protection of intellectual property rights

Editors; is obliged to protect the intellectual property rights of all published articles and to defend the rights of the journal and the author(s) in case of possible violations. In addition, the editors are obliged to take the necessary measures so that the contents of all published articles do not violate the intellectual property rights of other publications.

Constructivism and openness to discussion


  • It should take into account the persuasive criticisms of the works published in the journal and display a constructive attitude towards these criticisms.
  • The author(s) of the criticized studies should be given the right to reply.
  • Should not ignore or exclude studies with negative results.


Editors; The author is obliged to carefully examine the complaints from the referees or readers and respond in an enlightening and explanatory manner.


Political and Commercial Concerns

The journal owner, publisher and no other political or commercial factors affect the editors' independent decision making.

Conflicts of interest

Editors; takes into account the conflicts of interest between the author(s), referees and other editors, and ensures that the publication process of the studies is completed in an independent and impartial manner.

Ethical Responsibilities of Referees

Evaluation of all studies with "Blind Refereeing" directly affects the quality of the publication. This process provides confidence through an objective and independent evaluation of the publication. Erüsosbilder evaluation process is carried out with the principle of double-blind arbitration. Referees cannot directly communicate with authors, evaluations and comments are submitted through the journal management system. In this process, reviewer comments on evaluation forms and full texts are forwarded to the author(s) through the editor. In this context, the referees who evaluate the articles for our journal are expected to have the following ethical responsibilities:

  • He should agree to evaluate studies related to his area of ​​expertise.
  • Evaluation should be done with impartiality and confidentiality.
  • If he thinks he is facing a conflict of interest during the evaluation process, he should refuse to review the study and inform the journal editor.
  • In accordance with the confidentiality principle, they should destroy the studies they have examined after the evaluation process. They can only use the final versions of the studies they have reviewed after they are published.
  • Make the evaluation objectively only in relation to the content of the study. Nationality, gender, religious beliefs, political beliefs and commercial concerns should not be allowed to influence the evaluation.
  • Make the assessment in a constructive and courteous language. Do not make derogatory personal comments that include hostility, slander and insults.
  • They should perform the work they accept to evaluate in a timely manner and with the above ethical responsibilities.

Publisher's Ethical Responsibilities

The Board of Directors of the Journal acts with the awareness of the following ethical responsibilities:

  • Editors are responsible for all processes of the works submitted to the journal. In this context, the decision makers are the editors, regardless of economic or political gains.
  • It undertakes to create an independent editorial decision.
  • It protects the property and copyright of every article published in the Journal of Academic Studies of Turkish-Islamic Civilization and undertakes to keep a record of every published copy. All copyrights of the articles published in our journal belong to their author(s). Author(s) agree that the published article will be PUBLISHED as open access.
  • The authors fully own the copyright of their work published in the  Journal of the Academic Studies of Turkish-Islamic Civilization   and agree to publish their work as open access under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.
  • It has the responsibility to take precautions against all kinds of scientific abuse, citation fraud and plagiarism regarding the editors.

If You Encounter an Unethical Situation

If you encounter unethical behavior or content in our journal other than the above-mentioned ethical responsibilities, please report it to and/or via e-mail.