Plagiarism Policy

Intentionally or not, plagiarism means breaching research ethics. Publishing a piece of work having similar or the same content as other studies without citing them is ethical misconduct as well as an offense against the law. The editorial board has the right to act in accordance with COPE’s rules and regulations in case of any claim related to a manuscript having plagiarism, referencing manipulation, and/or data forgery. Authors must upload the plagiarism report to the journal system. The manuscripts having correspondences with other studies over 25% will be sent back to their authors without the initiation of the peer-review policy. The authors may submit their manuscripts after ensuring that the correspondence report of their respective manuscripts shows less than 25% similarity.

Misconduct of Scientific Research and Publication Ethics

  • Plagiarism: Using other persons’ original thoughts, methods, data, or products without citing the original sources or presenting another person’s work as one’s own partially or as a whole;
  • Forgery: Using data that does not exist or is being distorted;
  • Distortion: Distorting, spoiling, or corrupting research records or data; claiming that some tools or materials that have been used in the research are not actually being utilized for the study. Altering, distorting, or shaping the research results to fit in the interests of those persons or institutions supporting the research;
  • Duplication: Using the same research data in more than one piece of work;
  • Slicing: Dividing the results of research into several pieces that violate its integrity of it and then publishing them as a separate research paper;
  • Undeserved authorship: Indicating those persons as authors who did not actively contribute to the production of the manuscript or not indicating the ones that actually contributed to the study in question. Changing the order of the author names inappropriately and unnecessarily;
  • Not indicating/including the relevant information about persons/institutions/organizations supporting the research and their support;
  • Citing those dissertations/theses or papers that have not yet been submitted or published;
  • Not following the ethical rules and regulations and/or not obtaining the necessary permissions before conducting research involving human and/or animal subjects. Not respecting patients’ rights, giving harm to animals’ health and ecological balance;
  • The misuse or abuse of resources, places, means, and tools that have been provided/allocated for the research;
  • Proclaiming misleading/fallacious information related to scientific research and publications.

Transfer of the Copy Rights

  • The manuscripts send to JTDED for publication should not be published or sent for publication elsewhere. During the process of manuscript submission, the authors are required to declare that it has not been published or submitted for publication by any other means. Otherwise, the authors will be responsible for the consequences.  
  • The authors are expected to transfer the copyrights to JTDED while submitting their studies. This transfer agreement comes into force after the acceptance of the manuscript for publication. 
  • The authors may continue to have the rights to publish the content of the manuscript on their personal websites, or in their institutions’ open-access archives; they may produce copies of the manuscript for personal use, and they may use its content in their other works in par tor as a whole by citing it aptly.
  • While using tables, figures, and other kinds of verbal and/or visual materials published within the content of a manuscript either in paper-based or in electronic format, the authors are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder. The authors are obliged to have legal, financial, and penal responsibilities related to this issue.
  • Authors planning to submit a manuscript to JTDED are supposed to fill in the “Copy Rights Transfer Agreement”. Then sign it with the original signature, scan the signed form, and send it back to JTDED through email:

Conflict of Interests

  • Matters in which persons or groups benefit economically or personally may also cause a conflict of interest. The reliability of scientific research and published papers is partly related to objectively handling the conflicts of interest in the processes of planning, applying, writing, assessing, revising, and publishing them.
  • Financial relations might include the most easily defined conflicts of interest, which may inevitably influence the reliability of the journal as well as the authors in a negative way. , These conflicts may arise from various issues including inter-personal relationships, academic competition, or intellectual approaches. The authors may want to avoid those sponsors, either commercial or non-profit ones, that may restrict access to all study data or propose to interfere with the processes of data analysis, interpretation, manuscript preparation, publication, etc. 
  • To prevent conflict of interests, the editors may try not to assign certain people as reviewers of certain manuscripts submitted by certain authors The editor giving the final decision about a manuscript should ensure that she/he does not have a personal or financial relationship with the relevant author(s).
  • To make the reviewing processes independent of any unethical conduct, the authors are expected to inform the editorial board in case of a potential conflict of interest.
  • The editorial board of JTDED promises to consider all these possibilities and strive to make the reviewing process as objective as possible.