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The researches that require the permission of the Ethics Committee for the articles submitted to the Innovations in Science, Technology and Engineering (ISTE) Journal are as follows:
• All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches such as require data collection from participants using questionnaires, interviews, focus group work, observation, experimentation, interview techniques,
• Usage of humans and animals (including material/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
• Clinical investigations made on humans,
• Researches made on animals,
• Retrospective studies in accordance with the law on protection of personal data also in addition
• In case reports, it should be stated that the "informed consent form" was obtained.
• It should be stated that permission is obtained from the owners for the use of scales, questionnaires and photographs belonging to others.
• It should be stated that copyright regulations are complied with for the intellectual and artistic works used.
Whether the articles to be published in the journal require ethics committee permission and/or legal/special permission should be stated in the article. If these permissions are required, it should be clearly presented from which institution, on what date and with which decision or issue number the permit was obtained.
If the study requires the use of human and animal subjects, international declaration, guideline, etc. It must be declared appropriately
Innovations in Science, Technology and Engineering (ISTE) Journal attaches importance to ethical rules for the protection of the rights of both the journal and the authors and considers the ethical rules and responsibilities published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
These ethical responsibilities have been prepared in accordance with the ethical rules and responsibilities set out by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The editors, reviewers and authors of our journal are expected to act in accordance with the following ethical rules.
Scientific Research Ethics
- Scientific methods are used in obtaining, analyzing, interpreting and reaching the data. Non-scientific results cannot be used as research results.
- Author(s) must adhere to the national and international agreements during research period and must obtain permission from the competent authorities.
-The data obtained in the studies must be used in the manner/form permitted by the authorities. It is essential that data, which must not be shared, remain confidential.
Actions Contrary to Scientific Research and Publication Ethics
Plagiarism: A person's use of other people's expressions, inventions or thoughts in her/his paper as if they belonged to her/him without citing them,
Falsification: To modify a research according to its own interests through fraud during the proposal, evaluation and reporting stages,
Distortion: To falsify research records and obtained data, to show that methods, devices and materials that are not used in the research are used, not to evaluate data that are not in accordance with the research hypothesis, to play with data and/or results to fit relevant theories or assumptions, in line with the interests of the people and organizations supported falsify or shape research results,
Duplicate/Multiple Submission: Presenting republished papers as separate papers for academic appointments and promotions,
Least Publishable Units: Disseminating a published paper and re-publishing each part separately,
Unfair Author Contribution or Attribution: To include people who do not have active contributions among the authors or not to include them, to change the author's order in an unjustified and inappropriate manner, to remove the names of those who have active contributions from the paper in the following editions, to include the name among the authors by using their influence even though they do not have active contributions.
Publication and Authorship
All submitted papers are subject to peer review process by at least two national or international reviewers; The rejected articles are not being resent for reviewing; The papers before being sent for reviewing are first checked by anti-plagiarism software. Authors should provide all sources of data used in the research. Plagiarism in all its forms is unethical and it is unacceptable.
Authors must ensure that the submitted article is their original work, which has not been previously published;
Authors must ensure that the submitted article has not been considered for publication elsewhere;
Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic;
Authors must report any errors in their published paper to the Editors;
Authors should provide revised version of their article, according to the reviewers' recommendations.
Any manuscript received for reviewing will be treated as confidential document;
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors;
Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper;
Reviewers should inform the editors on any substantial similarity between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper;
Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Editors decide which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published; Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication;
Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit;
Peer review assists the editors in making editorial decisions. Editors should publish only peer reviewed accepted articles;
Editors should have a clear picture of a research's funding sources;
An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.