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Code of Ethics

1. Code of Ethics for Authors


• All articles that are submitted must be original, relevant to the topics of the journal and must abide by scientific research and publication standards. Plagiarism, forgery, manipulation, slicing, failure to report funding etc. is unacceptable. 

• The author(s) must not submit works to Kant Çalışmaları which have already been published or are under consideration elsewhere.

• The author(s) must guarantee that their work has not been published in another language elsewhere. 

• The author(s) must provide correct and full references to their sources according to the code of ethics.

• The bibliography must be complete; all sources cited in the article must be listed.

• The bibliography should not contain references to any texts which are not cited in the main text.

• Those who have not contributed to the work should not be listed as authors. Also, once submitted, author(s) may not request adding, subtracting, or changing the order of the names of authors. 

• Authors are responsible for disclosing any conflict of interest to the editors.

• During the review process, authors must submit the required information about their articles. 

• In case an author notices a mistake in the article,sheis required to contact the editors. This must be done to correct or withdraw the submission during the review process, early access or publishing periods.

• Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.

• All information in the articles must be genuine and original.

• Manuscripts submitted under multiple authorship are reviewed on the assumption that all listed authors concur in the submission and are responsible for its content; they must have agreed to its publication and have given the corresponding author the authority to act on their behalf in all matters pertaining to publication. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the co-authors of the manuscript status throughout the submission, review, and production processes. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section.

• The use of copyrights for ideas and works of art must be managed according to copyright laws and regulations.

• Authors are responsible for determining whether their submission requires the approval of an ethics committee.

• When applicable, the approval of the ethics committee must be stated in a separate section. 

• Works that require the approval of an ethics committee, must provide information about the approval (name of the committee, date, number) in the first and last pages of the work, as well as in a separate section. In presenting facts, the article must contain information as to whether informed consent forms have been signed. 

• The author(s) must inform the editors in case they wish to withdraw their submission during the review process.

• All author(s) are assumed to have read, understood, and arecommitted to complying with the code of ethics. 


2. Code of Ethics for Referees


• Referees should conduct their review objectively. Nationality, gender, religious and political views, and commercial concerns should not influence the impartiality of the review process.

• Referees should accept to review articles only in their field of expertise.

• Referees should reject the invitation to review if they are not sufficientlycompetent in the relevant topic.

• Referees should conduct their review confidentially. Accordingly, they should delete the article they have reviewed after the completion of the review process, and they should use the article only after its publication.

• Referees should respect the confidentiality of the materials they receive, and they should not discuss the unpublished articles with their colleagues or should not use their content in their own works. 

• Referees should nothavea conflict of interest with the research or with the author.

• Referees, once they notice a conflict or unity of interest, should inform the editors, and reject theinvitation to review. 

• Referees should conduct their review in a constructive language in accordance with academic decorum and should avoid personal comments that include insult and hostility.

• As a requirement of their responsibility to be instructive and educatory, the referees should guide the authors and should avoid offensive and humiliating comments or expressions implying the incompetency of the author.

• If a referee seeks further examination from a colleague, she should first ask for permission from the editor. 

• Referees should complete the review in due time and in accordance with the ethical responsibilities that are stated above.


3. Code of Ethics for Editors


• Editorial decisions should be based on the quality of the study and the review of qualified referees rather than political, financial, and personal concerns.

• Editors should make decisions only on academic grounds and should acceptfull responsibility forthe decisions they make.

• Editors should ensure that each study is reviewed fairly and impartially, and the review process is completed in time.

• To achieve an impartial and fair review process for studies, the editors should be careful to act in accordance with the principle of freedom of thought.

• Editors are responsible for following the policies of blind refereeing and reviewing processes which are among the publication policies of the journal. They should also keep the identities of the referees confidential.

• Editors should consider whether there is a conflict or unity of interests between the editors, referees and author(s) in order to secure an impartial review of the article.

• Editors should secure the confidentiality of the authors and referees and manage the review process accordingly.

• Editors are responsible for protecting intellectual property rights of all articles published, and in the case of any violation, they are responsible for defending the rights of the journal and the author(s).

• Editors are responsible for providing guidance for referees, if they are in need of any information regarding the review process.

• When they are making decisions about the articles, either affirmative or negative, editors should take in to account the authenticity of the articles, their contribution to the field, the validity and credibility of their research methods, the clarity of their articulation andtheir relevance to the aims and scope of the journal. 

• Editors should protect the intellectual property rights of the articles published; in case of violation, they should defend the rights of the journal and the author(s). Besides, they should take necessary precautions not to cause any violation of the intellectual property rights of other publications through the content of the articles that are to be published, and they should examine the authenticity and similarity of the submitted studies.

• Editors may be allowed to publish in the journal if they do not take advantage of their positions. The publication and review process should be conducted in accordance with the journal’s policies. 

• If one of the editors would like to submit an article, the review process must be conducted by another editor in accordance with blind review policy.

• Editors may be exempted from working on the issue to which they submitted an article.

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