It is assumed that all parties involved in the creation of scientific research (author, editor, reviewer, publisher, and reader) contribute to the appropriate advancement of science. It is essential to adhere to scientific ethical principles in scientific research prepared in accordance with this purpose.
Bayrakol Medical Publishing adopted ethical principles based on the directive issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We recommend all parties involved in the creation of scientific work adhere to these ethical principles. Some points of the ethical principles are mentioned below.
-To ensure the accuracy of data related to the study, to keep records of the study regularly, and to be able to provide access to these data upon a possible request.
-Make sure that the article submitted is not published or accepted elsewhere.
– If the content submitted matches any other content already published or submitted elsewhere, to accept this and provide a reference. If necessary, to provide the editor with a copy of any other study that may have similar content related to his/her study. To obtain permission to reproduce and use any content from other sources and cite it as a reference.
– For all studies involving human or animal subjects, to ensure compliance with national and international laws and guidelines (for example, the WMA Declaration of Helsinki, NIH Policy on the Use of Laboratory Animals, the EU Directive on the Use of Animals) and indicate that the necessary approvals have been obtained, to respect the confidentiality of subjects. To specify the relevant ethics committee approvals and research details in the “Materials and Methods” section of the study.
– In the event of any conflict of interest, or when an ethical violation related to the article is detected, to share this with the editor and publisher and to publish a statement of error, addendum, or notice of compensation, or to withdraw the work if deemed necessary.
– To act in a balanced, objective, and fair manner in the performance of their duties without any discrimination regarding the gender, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographic origin of the authors.
– To evaluate the work submitted to the Journal in accordance with its content and not act favorably towards any author.
– To take the necessary measures to prevent possible conflicts of interest and evaluate any existing relevant declarations.
– To treat sponsored work or any work on special subjects in the same way as other studies.
– In case of complaints of ethics violations, ensure that the necessary procedures are followed by adhering to the Journal’s policies and procedures.
– To provide the authors an opportunity to respond to a received complaint, and not to refrain from enforcing the necessary sanctions no matter who owns the work.
– To reject the study if it does not meet the purpose and scope of the Journal.
– To objectively review the article in a timely manner to contribute to the editor’s decision-making process, and the reviews should agree to evaluate only the work related to the field of specialization.
– To make the assessment objectively and only in relation to the content of the study. To evaluate the work without regard to religious, political and economic interests.
– To make recommendations that will help improve the quality of the article to be published and carefully evaluate the work. To convey any comments to the author in a constructive and polite manner.
– To protect the confidentiality of the information provided by the editor and the author, to destroy the work in accordance with the privacy principle after the evaluation process, to notify the editor and not evaluate the work if there is anything preventing blind review process.
– To be aware of possible conflicts of interest (financial, corporate, collaborative, or other relationships between the authors) and warn the editor to withdraw assistance for this article if necessary.
-The publisher should act in accordance with all of these ethical principles among the parties involved in the creation of a scientific work.
– Additionally, the publisher is obliged to use its communication capabilities without any personal interest and to properly direct the target audience.
– The Publisher protects the ownership and copyright of every work published in its journals/books and takes on the task of archiving every published work.
-People should not hesitate to contact the publisher when faced with an unethical situation.
The following actions are considered a violation of the ethical principles of scientific research and publication:
-Plagiarism: Partial or complete adoption of original ideas, methods, data or work of others without providing a reference to them in accordance with scientific rules.
-Forgery: Using data that does not actually exist or is falsified in scientific research.
-Misrepresentation: Falsifying research records or data obtained, making it appear as though devices or materials not used in the research were actually used, falsifying or reshaping research results in the interests of the persons and organizations that provided financial support.
-Republication: Presenting duplicate work as separate publications for academic appointments and promotions.
-Slicing: To present the results of a study as separate publications by improperly dividing them into multiple pieces in a way that violates the integrity of the research and creates several derivatives for academic appointments and promotions.
-Unfair Authorship: Including people who did not actively contribute to the list of authors or excluding those who have made an active contribution, changing the order of authors inappropriately and without justification, removing the names of those who actively participated in previous versions, forcing the inclusion of someone’s name through influence although he / she did not actively contribute.
-Not specifying the person, institution or organizations providing their support and contributions in publications created as a result of research conducted with their support.
-To use dissertations or works that have not yet been submitted or defended in front of a jury as sources without the permission of the owner.
-Non-compliance with ethical rules in human and animal research, non-compliance with patient rights in publications, violation of animal health and ecological balance, refusal to obtain necessary permits
-To use for unrelated purposes the resources, space, facilities and devices provided or allocated for scientific research.
-To make false or misleading statements about scientific research and publications for academic appointments and promotions.