Journal of Current Researches on Social Science (JoCReSS) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes qualified scientific articles in the field of social sciences in accordance with the ethical principles and rules stated below. Articles submitted for the Journal of Current Researches on Social Science (JoCReSS) are evaluated by double-blind peer-review process and published electronically with free access. Below are the ethical responsibilities, roles, and duties of the authors, journal editor, reviewers, and publisher. The ethical principles and rules below have been prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the "Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE - https://publicationethics.org". In addition, the Journal of Current Researches on Social Science (JoCReSS) provided information on situations that are considered as plagiarism and unethical behavior.
The authors agree that if the article is accepted for publication by the journal, it will be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0) International License.
Author's Ethical Responsibilities:
The articles submitted for the Journal of Current Researches on Social Science (JoCReSS) are original studies in the field of social sciences,
All sources (authors, online pages, personal interviews, etc.) used in the articles are cited correctly and appropriately,
The articles sent to the journal were not sent to another journal and acted in accordance with the Copyright Transfer Form,
The authors in the article contributed to the article,
It will indicate the people who have a conflict or conflict of interest regarding the submitted article,
To contribute to the evaluation by the editor or the referee, the raw data of the study can be forwarded when requested,
It will keep the data of a published article for 5 years,
It undertakes to inform the editor and the editorial board when they detect an error in the study, to correct it or to withdraw it.
Ethical Responsibilities of Referees:
All articles submitted to the Journal of Current Researches on Social Science (JoCReSS) are evaluated by double-blind peer-review process. Double-blind refereeing means keeping the authors confidential from the referees and the referees from the authors in order to ensure an impartial, objective and independent evaluation process. Articles are sent to the referees from the journal management system for evaluation. The referees are required to fill out a form that includes the contribution of the article they evaluated to the fields of social sciences, their decisions about whether the article is publishable and the reasons for these decisions. The ethical responsibilities and roles of Journal of Current Researches on Social Science (JoCReSS) referees are as follows:
They only evaluate articles related to their fields of expertise,
They are expected to agree to referee articles that do not have conflicts of interest. I will inform the editor when the referees realize any conflict of interest,
They will evaluate the articles impartially and objectively,
They will fill in the Referee Evaluation Form regarding the articles they have evaluated,
The style they use in their suggestions should be polite, respectful and scientific,
It is expected that they will complete their evaluations within the time given to them.
Editor's Ethical Responsibilities
'COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors' published by the editor's 'Committe on PublicationEthics - COPE - https://publicationethics.org' https://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf) and 'COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors -https://publicationethics.org/files/u2/Best_Practice.pdf ) and must comply with the ethical responsibilities listed below.
The editor is responsible for all the articles published in the journal within the framework of publishing principles. The editor cannot be held responsible for the content of the articles. The ethical duties and responsibilities of the editor are as follows:
It will make efforts to increase the quality of the journal and contribute to its development,
The authors will support the freedom of expression,
Make sure that the sections in the journal that do not require peer-review (letter to the editor, invitations, conference announcements, etc.) are clearly indicated,
Will make an effort to ensure that the published articles are compatible with the knowledge and skills of the journal readers,
It will ensure that the articles are evaluated appropriately by experts in the field according to the knowledge and expertise of the referees,
Before evaluating an article, it will request that the referees state that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the article,
To convey to the referees all necessary information about the referee evaluation process and what the referees are expected to do,
Evaluate the referees according to their timing and performance,
By creating a database of referees, it will update the database according to the performance of the referees,
It will constantly renew and expand the list of referees according to the fields of expertise of the referees,
It will constantly update the publication and writing rules and the sample template regarding what is expected from the authors,
He will evaluate the articles sent to the journal in terms of journal writing rules, the importance of the work, and originality, and if he decides to reject the article during the first submission process, he will communicate the reason clearly and impartially to the authors.
If it is decided that the article needs to be revised in terms of grammar, punctuation and/or spelling rules (margins, appropriate reference, etc.), the authors will inform about this and give them time to make the necessary corrections,
Submission and publication acceptance dates will be given in the articles,
When the authors request information about the status of their articles, they will inform the authors about the status of their articles in a way that does not disrupt the double-blind refereeing process,
To convey the publication and writing rules to the new editorial board members and to explain what is expected from them,
To convey the most up-to-date version of the publishing and writing rules to the members of the editorial board,
It will evaluate the members of the editorial board and will elect the members who will actively participate in the development of the journal to the editorial board,
It undertakes to inform the members of the editorial board about supporting the development of the journal and fulfilling its responsibilities.
Publisher's Ethical Responsibilities:
The Journal of Current Researches on Social Science (JoCReSS) is published by SRA Academic Publishing. The publisher's ethical responsibilities are as follows:
Publisher, within the scope of Journal of Current Researches on Social Science (JoCReSS), is the responsibility of the decision maker and the editor of the refereeing process in the article publication process,
The publisher will provide open, electronic and free access to the journal on the website of the journal,
To carry out all official and legal processes,
It undertakes to meet obligations such as taxes and fees.
Plagiarism and Unethical Behaviors
All articles submitted for the Journal of Current Researches on Social Science (JoCReSS) are scanned with the IThenticate (http://www.ithenticate.com/) or Turnitin (https://www.turnitin.com/) similarity program before printing. It is expected that the similarity rate will not exceed 20%. Articles with less than 20% are accepted for publication. Articles exceeding this rate are examined in detail and sent back to the authors for revision or correction if deemed necessary. If plagiarism or unethical behavior is detected, the article is directly rejected.
Listed below are some unethical behaviors:
Mentioning those who did not contribute intellectually to the study as authors.
Not specifying the people who contributed intellectually to the study as authors.
Failure to indicate if the article was produced from the author's master's/doctoral thesis or a project.
Slicing, that is, publishing more than one article from a single study.
Not reporting any conflicts or conflicts of interest regarding submitted articles.
Deciphering the double-blind refereeing process.