The editor and field editors of OPUS will provide the following ethical duties and responsibilities based on the guidelines of theCOPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors published by theCommittee on Publication Ethics (COPE) should have:
General tasks and responsibilities
Editors are responsible for every publication posted on OPUS. In the context of this responsibility, the editors have the following roles and responsibilities:
- Efforts to meet the information needs of readers and authors,
- Constantly developing the journal,
- Conducting processes to improve the quality of work published in the journal,
- Supporting the freedom of thought,
- Providing integrity in academic terms,
- Continuing business processes without compromising on intellectual property rights and ethical standards,
- Display clarity and transparency in terms of publication in matters requiring correction and clarification.
Relations with the reader
- Editors; should take into consideration all readers, researchers and practitioners’ the knowledge, skills and experience they need.
- Care should be taken to ensure that the published work contributes to the reader, researcher, practitioner and scientific field and is of original character.
- In addition, editors are obliged to take account of feedback from readers, researchers and practitioners and to provide descriptive and informative feedback.
Relations with Authors
The duties and responsibilities of the editors towards the authors are as follows:
- Editors should make positive or negative decisions based on the importance of their work, their original value, their validity, the clarity of the narrative and the aims and objectives of the journal.
- As long as the studies appropriate for the scope of the publication are not serious problems, they should be taken at the preliminary evaluation stage.
- Editors should not ignore the referee's suggestions on the positive side unless there is a serious problem with the work.
- New editors should change the decisions made by previous editors (s) for their work unless there is a serious problem.
- The "Blind Review and Evaluation Process" must be published and the editors must avoid any deviations that may occur in the identified processes.
- Editors should publish a "Writer's Guide" which contains in detail all the topics expected by the authors. These guides should be updated at specific time intervals.
- Authors should be informed and informed in a clear and informed way.
Relations with Reviewers
The duties and responsibilities of the editors against the referees are as follows:
- Determine referees in accordance with the topic of the study.
- It is obliged to provide information and guidance that referees will need in the evaluation phase.
- Editors should consider whether there is a conflict of interest between the authors and the referees.
- Editors should keep the referee's credentials confidential in the context of blind refereeing.
- Editors should encourage referees to evaluate impartial, scientific and objective work.
- Editors should evaluate referees with timely feedback and performance.
- Editors should determine policies and practices that enhance referees' performance.
- Editors should take steps to update the referee pool continuously and dynamically.
- Editors should avoid imprudent and non-scientific evaluations.
- Editors should take steps to ensure that the pool of referees is formed in a wide range.
Relations with International Advisory Board
- The editor should ensure that all members of the advisory committee advance the processes in accordance with publication policies and guidelines.
- The editor should inform members of advisory board about broadcast policies and inform them of their progress.
- The editor should ensure that the members of the advisory board evaluate their work independently and independently.
- The editor should be able to contribute and appropriately determine the members of the new advisory board.
- The editor should send appropriate studies for the expertise of the advisory board members for evaluation.
- The editor should interact regularly with the advisory board.
- The editor should organize regular meetings with the advisory committee for the development of publishing policies and journal.
Relations with owner and publisher
- The relationship between editors (chief editor and chapter editors) and the publisher is based on the editorial independence principle. In accordance with the written agreement between the editors and the publisher, all the decisions of the editors are independent of the publisher and the journal owner.
Editorial and blind referee processes
- Editors; it is obliged to implement the policies of "Blind Referee and Evaluation Process" in the journal publication policies. In this context, the editors ensure that each work is completed in a fair, impartial and timely manner.
- Editors; is responsible for publishing every article published in thejournal in accordance with journal publication policies and international standards.
Protection of personal data
- Editors; and to ensure the protection of personal data relating to the subjects or images included in the assessed work. It is the duty of the individuals employed in the work to refuse to work as long as they are not certified. Also editors; authors, referees and readers.
Ethics committee, human and animal rights
- Editors; and to ensure the protection of human and animal rights in assessed work. The approval of the ethics committee on the subjects used in the study is the responsibility of refusing to work when there are no permits related to the experimental investigations.
Possible misconduct and misconduct precaution
- Editors; should take measures against possible abuse and misconduct. In addition to conducting a rigorous and objective investigation on the identification and evaluation of complaints regarding this situation, the responsibilities of the editor share the findings related to the subject.
Providing academic publication integrity
- Editors should ensure that judgments involving errors, inconsistencies, or misleading appear in the works are quickly corrected.
Safeguarding of intellectual property rights
- Editors; to protect the intellectual property rights of all published articles, and to defend the rights to the journal and author (s) in possible violations.
- In addition, the editors are obliged to take the necessary precautions to ensure that the content of all published articles does not infringe the intellectual property rights of other publications.
Constructivism and openness to discussion
- Editors; It should take account of persuasive criticism of the works published in the journal and display a constructive attitude towards these criticisms.
- Define the right to reply to the authors of the works being criticized.
- Should not ignore or exclude studies involving negative consequences.
- Editors; should response writers, referees, or readers to respond in an enlightening and descriptive manner by carefully reviewing the complaints.
Political and commercial concerns
- The journal owner, publisher, and no other political or commercial element will affect the independent decisions of the editors.
Conflicts of interest
- Editors (s) guarantee authors (s), referees and other editors, ensuring that the work completes the publication process independently and impartially.