Ethical Principles

Ethical Policy

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the authors’ quality of work and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important for all parties involved in the act of publishing – the author, the editors, the peer reviewers, and the society owned the journals – to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior. In scientific articles sent to the journal, ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) recommendations and COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) International Standards for Editors and Authors should be taken into consideration.

Approval of an article sent to Turkish Journal of Business Ethics for publication depends on the following ethical and legal conditions:

  • Every author agrees on the article’s content and the submission of this content to the journal.
  • The article’s content is approved through reviews by authoritative and responsible referees.
  • The article, partially or completely, has not been published before, in any language.
  • An article submitted to Turkish Journal of Business Ethics for publication must not be submitted to another journal during the review process.
  • If a draft submitted to Turkish Journal of Business Ethics includes figures, tables or long text block that have been published before, the author is responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright owners. All copyrighted elements should be specified appropriately in the draft submitted to Turkish Journal of Business Ethics.

Reporting Standards

The authors provide articles of original research should present an accurate account of the work they have performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements reflect unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles must also be accurate and objective. Any editorial ‘opinion’ works should be identified as such.