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Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Ethical Principles

Ethical Responsibilities of Author or Authors of TAY Journal

It is mandatory to follow the standards of required ethical behavior for all parties including the publisher, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the author taking part in the process publishing. TAY JOURNAL’s Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statements is totally structured on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Our journal firmly pursues the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers. TAY JOURNAL is committed to acting in accordance with the utmost practices on ethical issues. Further, it is dedicated to complying with and maintaining the standards of ethical acts at every phase of the publication process. In case the editors, authors, reviewers, and stakeholders require any explanation about the bellow mentioned statements, they should have a look at the original COPE guidelines.


Submitted manuscript must be the original work of the author(s).

Only unpublished manuscripts should be submitted.

It is unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. The author(s) should not send an article published in or sent to be published in another journal.

Any conflict of interest must be clearly stated.

Acknowledge the sources of data used in the development of the manuscript.

All errors discovered in the manuscript after submission must be swiftly communicated to the Editor.

Author (s) should refer to the sources she/he use in writing articles in the correct way in the direction of ethical principles.

Persons who do not contribute to the articles should not be listed as authors, and it should not be proposed to change the author order of a published article and to add authors.

In the evaluation process of the articles the author(s) should provide the editorial staff with information about the articles or the raw data if required.
The authors must document the rights to use the data they use in their articles, the permission for research or the approval of the participants to whom they have searched.

The author(s) must specify that they received the ethics committee approval for the researches that require data collection by using quantitative or qualitative methods such as experiment, survey, scale, interview, observation, focus group work that require ethics committee decision; the author(s) must also specify the name of the ethics committee, the date and the number of the ethics committee decision on the first-last page and in the method section of the candidate article. In addition, the author(s) must include information on the fact that the informed consent form was received for the case reports in the articles.

The author(s) should present proof of their ethical principles for data collection process (such as obtaining permission from others to use their documents such as scale, questionnaire, photograph etc.) in the article. It should be noted in the articles that the copyright regulations for research and publication ethics and intellectual and artistic works are complied with. If the study is conducted on human and animal subjects, it should be reported in the article that the study was carried out in accordance with international reports, guidelines, etc.

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


Ethical Responsibilities of Reviewer or Reviewers of TAY Journal

Reviewers evaluate articles based on the intellectual content of the article, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenship, political belonging, values, and the paradigm orientation of the author(s).

Reviewers should report to the Editor of any conflict of interest observed during the review process.

Reviewers should make the evaluation impartially and confidentially.

Reviewers should evaluate the articles they agree on during the evaluation.

That any information that may be the reason for the rejection of publication of a manuscript must be communicated to the Editor.

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


Ethical Responsibilities of Editors, Co-Editors and Field Editors of TAY Journal

Editors try to inform reviewers, authors, researchers and readers, to answer their questions clearly within the principles of clarity.

While editors are making decisions about the article publication, they consider originality, contribution to the field, clarity of expressions, content and validity and reliability of the articles.

Editors implement the policies of blind review and evaluation processes, keep private personal identity information of the authors, and provide impartial evaluation processes in due of time for the articles.

Editors send the articles to field editors and reviewers considering their professional fields, and care that the articles are evaluated impartially and independently.

Editors, in evaluation processes, consider if there are conflicts or collaborations between authors and reviewers or not.

Editors prevent non-scientific that do not comply with academic etiquette rules.

Editors provide protection of personal data in assessed articles; they keep personal data of authors, referees and readers.

Editors attach importance to the protection of human and animal rights in the articles, emphasize that the clear approval of the participants of the article is documented, and rejects the articles witout the approval of the ethics committee on the participants of the article and without any permit in experimental investigations.

Editors provide errors, inconsistencies, or misleading errors in articles to be corrected.

The Editorial Board takes responsibility for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts based on the reviewer’s evaluation of the manuscript, policies of the journal editorial board and legal restrain acting against plagiarism, libel and copyright infringement.

That all manuscripts are evaluated in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry, political affiliation and values nor paradigmatic orientation of author(s).


Notification of Ethics Non-Principles Status Editor

In case of encountering an unethical situation in articles or about editors, reviewers and authors or in articles that does not comply with the ethical principles regarding in the TAY Journal, it should be reported by editortayjournal@gmail.com


Publication Policies

TAY Journal is an international scientific academic open access journal for the publication of research and studies covering all aspects of education and education-related issues.

TAY Journal publishes articles in Turkish and English languages.

The TAY Journal is published three times a year.

The review process at TAY Journal is carried out on the principle of double blind review. In this principle the identities of the authors and reviewers are confidential.

TAY Journal, an internationally peer-reviewed journal, is a non-profit journal.

Open Access Policy

It is free to access to Tay Journal. The policy of Budapest Open Access Initiative has been applied in our journal. The details regarding The Budapest Open Access Initiative can be found on the link https://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read

CC BY license type is used in our journal. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.tr

TAY Journal is an Open Access journal and provides immediate open access to its contents. The journal aims to contribute to the promotion, development and dissemination of published science and information through the Open Access policy.

Plagiarism Policy

TAY Journal passes every work that has completed the referee process to the control of plagiarism in order to protect its integrity. Plagiarism checks are carried out via Turnitin and iThenticate software.

The editorial board may request correction of mistakes from the corresponding author in the direction of the report that emerges after the plagiarism audit, or may decide that the work should not be published.

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