Guide for Authors

Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Publication Ethics

International Scientific Journal Vision publication processes are based on the impartial production, development, and sharing of information with the scientific method.

Peer-reviewed articles ensure the application of the scientific method and impartiality. All components of the publication process in the realization of scientific production; The publisher, editors, authors, reviewers, and readers must abide by the ethical principles. In this context, International Scientific Journal Vision publication ethics and open access policy align with the guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in open access require that all components of the publication process comply with ethical principles.

Suppose situations such as manipulating, distortion, and using fabricated data in the articles are detected. In that case, will bean reported this situation to the institution where the article author works, and the paper will be rejected. The Journal has the right to request the output files of the analysis results from the authors according to the feedback given by the editor and/or the referees.


Publisher's Ethical Responsibilities

International Scientific Journal Vision has been serving as an important journal in the field of social sciences since 2016, under the management of the editorial board.

The International Scientific Journal Vision Editorial Board members are appointed for two years by considering the branches of interest. Field editors can be determined by an editor as the head of the Editorial Board and, depending on the situation, one or more assistant editors. A new member is appointed to replace the departed member. The term of the expired member can be extended. According to the article's subject, the editor may send an article to experts (at least a doctorate title) who are not members of the Editorial Board for review as a field editor.


Responsibilities of the International Scientific Journal Vision Editorial Board

The International Scientific Journal Vision Editorial Board is responsible for every article submitted for International Scientific Journal Vision and even for all processes after publication. The Editorial Board knows this responsibility. This responsibility is solely for the public interest in the decisions on issues related to the Journal; it requires independent decision-making without considering personal gain. The relationship between the publisher and the Editorial Board is based on the principle of independence, all decisions taken by the editors are independent of the publisher and other individuals and organizations.

The editor and/or editorial board members have the right to reject the articles directly, send them to the referees, and decide upon one or more of the referee's feedback.

The International Scientific Journal Vision Editorial Board strives to improve the Journal and increase its publication quality continuously.

The International Scientific Journal Vision Editorial Board ensures the determination and implementation of journal policies such as publication, blind refereeing, evaluation process, and ethical principles.

The International Scientific Journal Vision Editorial Board protects the copyright of the authors of the articles published in the International Scientific Journal Vision.

International Scientific Journal Vision Editorial Board is responsible for taking precautions regarding intellectual property rights, unscientific and unethical behaviors, plagiarism, and citation gangs during the publication process of articles and journals.

International Scientific Journal Vision Editorial Board prepares an "Author's Guide" containing the information requirements of the author(s) and a "Referee's Guide" containing the information that the referees will need during the evaluation phase and updates it when necessary.

The International Scientific Journal Vision Editorial Board determines the policies that motivate the referees and the author(s).

International Scientific Journal Vision Editorial Board keeps records of each article and correspondence about the Journal in electronic or printed form.


Ethical Responsibilities of Editors, Assistant Editors, and Field Editors

Editors strive to meet the information needs of referees, authors, researchers, practitioners, and readers, to provide feedback when necessary, and to act according to the principles of clarity in matters that require correction and explanation during the publication process.

While deciding whether to publish the articles, the editors ensure that the pieces are original and contribute to the scientific literature, readers, researchers, and practitioners.

Editors consider the original value of the articles, their contribution to the field, the validity and reliability of the research method, the clarity of the narrative, and the purpose and scope of the Journal when making a positive or negative decision about the articles.

The editors take the submitted articles to the preliminary evaluation stage as long as they do not have significant problems, consider the positive referee suggestions, and do not change the decisions made by the previous editor(s) unless there are serious problems.

Editors apply the policies of blind refereeing and evaluation process, which are among the journal publication policies, keep the referees' identities confidential, and ensure that each article is evaluated impartially and on time.

Editors send the articles by taking into consideration the field of expertise of the editors and the referees and supporting impartial and independent evaluations.

Editors consider whether there is a conflict of interest between the editors, the referees, and the author(s) for the unbiased evaluation of the article.

Editors look for a wide range of referee pools and to be constantly updated.

Editors block academic etiquette and unscientific reviews.

Editors ensure that publication policies and guidelines operate the publication processes of the Journal; they inform those in charge of the developments in publication policies and prepare a training program when necessary.

Editors communicate effectively with everyone involved in the publication process and regularly organize meetings.

Editors protect personal data in the evaluated articles and the individual data of authors, referees, and readers.

Editors; They pay attention to the protection of human and animal rights in their articles, they care about documenting the explicit consent of the participants of the article, and they reject the report when they do not have the approval of the ethics committee for the participants of the article, and permission for experimental research.

Editors; take action against misconduct. When there are complaints about misconduct, he makes an objective investigation and shares the relevant findings.

Editors ensure that errors, inconsistencies, or misdirections in articles are corrected.

Editors protect the intellectual property rights of the published articles and defend the rights of the Journal and the author(s) in case of violation. In addition, they take the necessary measures to ensure that the content of the published articles does not violate the intellectual property rights of other publications; They perform the authenticity-similarity check.

Editors consider the consistent criticisms of the articles published in the Journal and give the right to reply to the author(s) of the criticized articles.

Editors also consider studies with negative results.

The editors examine the complaints submitted to the Journal and make the necessary explanations.


Ethical Responsibilities of Referees

In the International Scientific Journal Vision article evaluation process, the referee(s)  do not know the authors, and the two-way blind refereeing principle is applied; the referees cannot communicate directly with the authors; Article evaluation forms, notes on the text and correction requests are forwarded to the author(s) by the editors through the journal management system. The referees who will evaluate the articles submitted to the International Scientific Journal Vision should bear the following ethical responsibilities:

Reviewers should only accept to evaluate articles related to their field of expertise.

The referees should evaluate with impartiality and confidentiality. Under this principle, they should destroy the articles they have reviewed after the evaluation process and use them only after they are published. Nationality, gender, religious belief, political belief, and commercial concerns should not impair the impartiality of the assessment.


Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

Ethical responsibilities of the author(s) applying for an International Scientific Journal Vision article:

The author(s) should not submit an article they have published elsewhere or sent for publication or more than one article at the same time to International Scientific Journal Vision.

The author(s) must submit an original article to the International Scientific Journal Vision.

The author(s) must correctly refer (cite) the sources they used during the article's writing in line with ethical principles.

The names of people who do not contribute to the article should not be written as authors; it should not be suggested to change the author order, remove an author, or add an author of a piece that is applied for publication.

Persons with a conflict of interest regarding the article applied for publication should be reported to the editors.

If information or raw data are requested from the author(s) during the evaluation process, they should submit the expected information to the Editors.

The author(s) should document that they have obtained the permissions for the data they use in their articles, the permissions for the research analysis, or the consent of the participants they have researched.

The author(s) should contact the editor to inform, correct or retract when they notice an error in an article that is in the evaluation and early view stage or published in electronic form.

The author(s) has obtained ethics committee approval for studies that require data collection through quantitative or qualitative methods such as experiments, questionnaires, scales, interviews, observations, and focus group studies that require an ethics committee decision; Ethics committee name, decision date, and number should be stated on the first and last page of the article and in the method section, and the document showing the ethics committee decision should be uploaded to the system with the application of the article. In addition, the paper should include information about obtaining the informed consent/consent form in the case reports.

The author(s) should present in the article evidence that they care about ethical principles in the data collection process (such as obtaining their permission to use other people's documents such as scales, questionnaires, and photographs). It should be stated in the articles that research and publication ethics and copyright regulations for intellectual and artistic works are complied with. If the research was conducted on human and animal subjects, it should be stated that international reports, guidelines, etc. carried out the analysis.

Ethics committee approval is not required from the author(s) for review articles. However, pieces that do not require an ethics committee decision should be stated on the first-last page of the paper and in the method section that an ethics committee decision is not required.

When the reviewers understand that there is a conflict of interest, they should refuse to evaluate the article and inform the editors.

Referees should assess constructive language by academic etiquette; Personal comments that contain insults and hostility should be avoided.

The referees should evaluate the article for which they accepted the evaluation within the time limit.


Notifying the Editor of the Situation Not Complying with the Ethical Principles

International Scientific Journal Vision field editors, referees, authors, behavior that does not comply with the ethical principles, or an unethical situation regarding an article in the evaluation process, early appearance, or publication should be reported to


Research Ethics

The following codes of conduct on research ethics contribute to the goals of research, uphold the values necessary for collaboration, ensure the responsibility of researchers to the public, provide credibility with public support, and reinforce various moral and social values:

  1. The first rule is clarity. In other words, the researcher has to share the data, materials, equipment, resources, and findings they use with society. Be open to criticism and new ideas.
  2. Integrity and truth: The researcher should not fabricate, steal from, or misinterpret his findings. If he is abusing research, this is also unethical behavior. Report results, methods, and procedures accurately and not mislead colleagues, sponsors, and the public.
  3. The researcher should not harm the object or subject he is interested in. Accordingly, the researcher should respect people's privacy and secrets and not use personal names unless their research permits. In addition, the researcher should not hide his identity.
  4. Intellectual property: Patents, copyrights, and other intellectual property must be respected. Unauthorized data, methods, and results should not be used, and the contributors must be cited.
  5. Confidentiality: Confidential communications, personnel records, trade, and military secrets, and patient records must be protected.
  6. Being objective: Biased experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation should be avoided.
  7. Integrity and consistency should be ensured.
  8. Errors and omissions due to carelessness should be prevented by serious scrutiny of the work from start to finish.
  9. Social responsibility: Research that may cause social damage should be avoided.
  10. Discrimination: There should be no discrimination by using gender, race, origin, and other factors that are not related to scientific authority and integrity.
  11. Relevant laws must be known and followed.
  12. Taking care of animals: Animals used during the research should be given attention and respect. Poorly designed and unnecessary animal experiments should not be done.
  13. Protecting people: Risk and harm should be minimized in research on humanitarian issues, and human dignity, privacy, and autonomy should be protected. Special precautions should be taken in research involving children with developmental or cognitive disabilities, nursing home residents, and homeless or vulnerable persons without legal status. The burden and benefits of research should be distributed fairly.

Planning and implementation of research to be conducted in humans and animals, whose framework has been drawn by national and international regulations and regulations, are the most important topics of research ethics. Research ethics is a concept that is mostly used for medical research. Still, a study conducted in social sciences is also of interest to research ethics in a different dimension.



Obtaining Legal/Private Ethics Committee Permission Certificate

Assuming that permissions are obtained for studies that require ethics committee permission in the research area, the criteria for "include information about permission in the article" are as follows:

1) All kinds of research are conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from the participants using surveys, interviews, focus group work, observation, experiment, and interview techniques.

2) The use of humans and animals (including material/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,

3) Clinical studies on humans,

4) Research on animals,

5) Retrospective studies by the law on the protection of personal data,



In journal articles, whether ethics committee permission and legal/special permission are required should be stated in the report. If it is necessary to obtain these permissions, it should be presented from which institution, on what date, and with what decision or issue number. If the study requires human and animal subjects, international declaration, guide, etc., should be declared appropriate.