Authorship And Contribution
Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the concept, design, execution or interpretation of the work. All significant contributors should be listed as co-authors. If there are minor contributors to the work, such as language editing, these should be noted in the acknowledgments section. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final manuscript and agree to submit it for publication. Authors are expected to carefully review the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript, and to provide the definitive list of authors at the time of original submission. The editor will only consider adding, deleting or rearranging authors after the article is submitted in exceptional cases. All authors must agree to any such addition, deletion or rearrangement. Authors take joint responsibility for the study.
Author Change Requests
Adding, deleting or rearranging the names of the authors in the list of authors can only be done before the article is accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor.
If such a change is requested, the Editor requests from the responsible author (a) the reason for the change in the list of authors and (b) written confirmation (e-mail) from all authors that they agree to add it. The editor will only consider adding, deleting or rearranging authors after the article has been accepted, in exceptional circumstances.
Authors of original research papers should address the topic in an authentic way and with an objective discussion. The article should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to repeat the work. Fraudulent or knowingly false statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
The author must provide assurance that the article is original, has not been previously published elsewhere, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, in another language.
Original Source Use and Citation
Authors should ensure that they are writing completely original works and that if they have used the work or words of others, it is appropriately cited. Privately obtained information, such as in conversations, correspondence or discussions with third parties, should not be used without the express and written permission of the source.
Data Access and Retention
Authors may be asked to provide research data supporting their articles for editorial review and/or comply with the journal’s open data requirements. Authors should be prepared, where possible, to provide public access to such data and to retain such data for a reasonable period of time after publication.
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An author should not publish an article containing the same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same article to more than one journal at the same time is unethical behavior. An author should not submit a previously published article for consideration in another journal, unless it has been published as an abstract.
Publication of Studies Based on Survey and Interview
For research that requires ethics committee permission and conducted in all disciplines (ethics committee approval should be obtained, this approval should be stated and documented in the article. For research that requires ethics committee approval, information about the permission (board name, date and issue number) is also provided in the method section of the article. In one of the first/last pages, in case reports, information that the informed consent form was signed should be included in the article.
Conflict of Interest
Any financial or other interests that may conflict with one’s work, significantly impair objectivity, or provide an unfair advantage to any person or entity. All financial support resources and the role of sponsors in the study should be explained during the conduct of the research and the preparation of the article. If there is no source of funding, this should also be stated. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that need to be disclosed include consultations, hiring, grants. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest possible stage.
When an author notices a material error or inaccuracy in his published work, he should notify the journal immediately. It is also the author’s obligation to cooperate to retract or correct the article if deemed necessary by the editor. If the editor or publisher learns from a third party that a published article contains errors, it is the author’s obligation to cooperate with the editor, including notifying the editor.
It is not acceptable to enhance, darken, move, remove or add a particular feature to an image. Authors must abide by the policy for graphic images enforced by the journal.