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Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Ethical Principles and Publication Policy


Journal of Agricultural Faculty of Gaziosmanpasa University is committed to academic principles and ethical values in its editorial policy. It continues its publication life in accordance with national and international standards regarding ethical principles and values. In this context, the standards set by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and the principles set in the Council of Higher Education "Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive" are taken into account (https://publicationethics.org/, https://www.yok.gov.tr/Sayfalar/Kurumsal/mevzuat/bilimsel-arastirma-ve-…). The publication request of the works that are found to be in violation of the research and publication ethics standards accepted in the article evaluation process is rejected. If the said contradiction is detected after the publication of the work, the work is removed from the publication.


Author’s responsibilities:


  • The references list should be complete;
  • No plagiarism, no fraudulent data is allowed;
  • It is forbidden to publish same research in more than one journal;
  • Authors obliged to participate in peer review process;
  • All authors have significantly contributed to the research;
  • Statement that all data in article are real and authentic;
  • All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes,
  • Authors should ensure that any studies involving human or animal subjects conform to national, local and institutional laws and requirements.


The actions against science research and publication ethics include;


  • Plagiarism: Presenting others' ideas, methods, data, applications, writings, figures or works as if they were their own works, partly or completely, without referring to the scientific rules.
  • Fraud: to produce data that is not based on research, to organize or modify the work submitted or published on the basis of unreal data, to report or to publish them, to make a research that has not been done.
  • Distorting: Dealing with the records of research and the data obtained, showing the unused methods, devices and materials used in the research, playing with data and / or results to fit the relevant theory or assumptions, or falsifying or shaping the results of the research in the interests of the people and organizations supported.
  • Slicing: Presenting the results of a research as separate works by disrupting the uniqueness of the research, by dissecting it inappropriately and making a large number of publications without reference to each other.
  • Unfair writer: To include people who do not have active contribution among the authors, not to include the people who have active contribution among the writers, to change the ranking of the authors without any justification and in an inappropriate way, to remove the names of those who have active contributions from the work during publication or in later editions, and to use their influence even if there is no active contribution.
  • Other types of ethical violations: Not expressing the contributions of the persons, institutions or organizations that support them in the research, and their contributions in the research, Not to obey the ethical rules in human and animal research, to respect the rights of patients in their publications, To share the information contained in a work that he is commissioned to examine as an arbitrator with others, To use the sources, facilities and devices provided for scientific research out of their use purposes. To blame for a completely irrelevant, unwarranted and intentional violation of ethics (YÖK Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive, Article 8).


Peer review/responsibility for the reviewers:


  • To contribute to the decision-making process, and to assist in improving the quality of the published paper by reviewing the manuscript objectively.
  • Reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders;
  • Judgments should be objective;
  • Reviewed articles should be treated confidentially.


Editorial responsibilities:


  • Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article;
  • Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept;
  • Only accept a paper when reasonably certain;
  • Preserve anonymity of reviewers.
  • No plagiarism, no fraudulent data.
  • When errors are found, promote publication of correction or retraction;
  • To act in a balanced, objective and fair way while carrying out their expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.


Duties of the Publisher


  • Monitoring/safeguarding publishing ethics by editorial board;
  • Guidelines for retracting articles;
  • Maintain the integrity of the academic record;
  • Preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards;
  • Always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.
  • In an article published in the journal, the reader can send an e-mail to ziraatdergi@gop.edu.tr when he has any warnings about important scientific error or plagiarism, recurring articles. With the awareness that the journal will be an opportunity for the scientific and technical development of the journal, your warnings / criticisms are welcomed by the editorial board and our improvements are made quickly and constructively.


Evaluation Process


The submitted manuscript for publication is taken into consideration by the editor in accordance with the principles of publication. In case of finding not qualified to publish it in the journal, the editor has the right to make a decision to return the articles to the author / authors without sending to the referees. Papers should be written with fluent English without any grammatical and typographical errors. Manuscripts with any of those errors will be rejected and sent to the authors for corrections before submission and review. The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed at least by two reviewers and one editor from the journal. The authors should upload the corrected manuscript with correction form and answers to the reviewers’ comments immediately after receiving the comments. After the author has made the final check of the article, he sends it to the ziraatdergi@gop.edu.tr e-mail address with the copyright transfer agreement signed by the author or authors.

The Editor is the ultimate decision-maker for the publication of the manuscript, taking into account the referee reports and / or the adequacy of the requested corrections. Before the publication of the manuscript, the manuscript is edited and sent to the author for the final check. Print errors as a result of incorrect control are the responsibility of the authors. The completed works are published within the article limits that should be in the issue of the journal, considering the date of acceptance


Plagiarism Percentage


Articles submitted to the journal are reviewed in the plagiarism program (iThenticate Plagiarism Detection Software) (http://www.ithenticate.com) before being submitted to the evaluation process. As a result of the screening, except the references section, articles with similarity rate of 20% and lower are accepted for application. After the article is uploaded to the system, it is necessary to send the iThenticate report to the e-mail address ziraatdergi@gop.edu.tr .


Ethics Committee Approval


Authors should indicate the name of institute approves the necessary ethical commission report and the serial number of the approval in the Material and Methods section. If necessary, editorial board may also request the official document of the ethical commission report. Whether the article requires approval from the ethical committee should be questioned by the authors and editors from the section below.

Researches requiring the Ethics Committee's permission are as follows

  • Any research carried out with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment, interview techniques.
  • Use of humans and animals (including material / data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
  • Clinical researches on humans
  • Researches on animals,
  • Retrospective studies in accordance with the law of protection of personal data,


  • In the case reports, it is stated that the “informed consent form” was taken
  • Obtaining and specifying the permission of the owners for the use of scales, surveys and photographs belonging to others,
  • Stating that the copyright regulations are complied with for the ideas and works of art used.

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