The governance structure of JARNAS and its acceptance procedures are transparent and designed to ensure the highest quality of published material. Journal of Advanced Research in Natural and Applied Sciences adheres to the TR Index Principles of Ethics and the international standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
In situations such as manipulating and distorting the data used in the articles and using make-up data are detected, this situation will be officially reported to the institutions of the author(s), and the manuscript will be rejected. The journal has the right to request the output files of the authors' analysis results according to the feedback given by the editors and/or referees.
Notification of the Editor for the Unethical Cases
In case of encountering an unethical case regarding editors, referees, and authors or the manuscript in an early view or in the review process that does not comply with ethical principles, it should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address.
Journal Publishing Policy The flowcharts of the review process in effect are as follows:
Additional time for all assigned users when Editor extends the due date: 5 days
Time to take action when a new submission arrives before becoming overdue: 10 days
Time for Editor to assign an Editor in “checked” status before becoming overdue: 10 days
Time for the assigned Editor to take action in “With Editor” status before becoming overdue: 10 days
Time for the assigned editors to take action in “Ready for Decision” status before becoming overdue: 10 days
Time for Editor to make a decision before becoming overdue: 10 days
Time for the assigned Editor to prepare the article for publishing after it is accepted before becoming overdue: 10 days
Time for the Statistics Editor, Layout Editor, and Language Editor to complete the task before becoming overdue: 10 days
Time for Layout Editor to complete the task before becoming overdue: 20 days
Time to Author for a resubmission: 10 days
Time to Author for a minor revision: 15 days
Time to Author for a major revision: 20 days
Time for Reviewer to respond to the invitation. 5 days
Time for Reviewer to review the article after accepting the invitation. 20 days
Publisher’s Ethical Responsibilities
Journal of Advanced Research in Natural and Applied Sciences is in the public interest and is non-profit.
Editors are faculty members who hold at least a doctorate.
Editorial Board consists of an Editor-in-Chief, Editors, Section Editors, a Statistics Editor, Language Editors, Layout Editors, and Production Editors.
In reviewing a paper in which Editors are Co-Authors, an Editor is assigned among the other Editors of JARNAS who do not have any conflict of interest with Authors. The peer review is carried out like that of other papers. In a year, the number of articles in which Editors are its Authors/Co-Authors cannot exceed 1/5 of the total articles published in the respective year.
Responsibilities of Editorial Board
Editorial Board is responsible for every manuscript submitted to the journal.
Editorial Board regularly tries to improve the journal and increase its publication quality.
Editorial Board determines and implements the journal’s policies, such as publication, double blind review, and ethical principles.
Editorial Board assesses whether intellectual property rights have been observed and checks manuscripts and journals for unscientific and unethical behaviors - e.g., plagiarism.
Editorial Board is responsible for appointing an expert reviewer to process manuscripts.
Editorial Board is responsible for managing the review process.
Ethical Responsibilities of the Editorial Board
While deciding whether to publish submitted manuscripts, Editors pay attention to considering the original value and similarity rate of the manuscripts, their contribution to the literature, the validity and reliability of the research method, the clarity of the language, and the journal’s purpose and scope.
Editors carry out the policies of double-blind review and review process, among the journal’s publishing policies, keep confidential the identity information of Reviewers, and ensure each manuscript is reviewed objectively and on time.
Editors send manuscripts by taking notice of Editors’ and Reviewers’ fields of expertise, and they pay attention to an objective and independent review of the manuscript.
Editors endeavor to ensure the Reviewers’ diversity and change.
Editors protect personal data in reviewed manuscripts.
Editors protect human rights in the manuscripts and document the participants’ explicit consent. They reject the manuscripts if the authors do not have the Ethics Committee’s approval of the manuscripts’ participants.
Editors make provisions against misconduct. If there are misconduct complaints, they make an objective investigation and share the complaints’ findings.
Editors consider the consistent criticism of manuscripts published in the journal and provide the right to reply to Author for the criticism.
Editors investigate the complaints submitted to the journal and make necessary statements.
Ethical Responsibilities of Reviewers
In reviewing the manuscripts, the double-blind refereeing principle is applied.
Reviewers do not contact directly with the authors. The manuscript review forms, the notes specified on the manuscript, and requests for correction are conveyed to the Author by Editors through the journal management system.
Reviewers must only accept manuscripts related to their field of expertise.
Reviewers should review the manuscripts with constructive comments by academic ethics principles and avoid personal comments containing insults and hostility.
Reviewers should review their accepted manuscripts within the time specified.
Reviewers should provide clear reasons for acceptance or refusal.
The report you prepared must include details. The reference-excluded similarity report of the manuscript is available in the Editorial System.
Reviewers do not request Author to add Reviewers’ articles as a reference if it is not required.
Reviewers avoid personal comments containing insults and hostility.
Ethical Responsibilities of Authors
Author should not submit to the Journal of Advanced Research in Natural and Applied Sciences a manuscript they have published elsewhere or submitted to be published elsewhere.
The manuscript submitted by Author should be original.
Author should pay attention to ethical principles for references in the manuscript.
The names of people who do not contribute to the manuscript should not be added as Author.
It should not be suggested to change the order of Author, remove Author, or add Author for the manuscript submitted for publication.
If information or data about the manuscript is requested from Author during the review process, Author should provide Editors’ asked information.
Master's or doctoral students are not allowed to submit papers derived from their theses without their primary (and second, if any) supervisor's name mentioned.
If the paper does not feature the supervisor's name, Author must upload a waiver form (as an additional file) signed by the supervisor(s) stating the paper has not been derived from Author's master's thesis/doctoral dissertations.
Author should provide Ethics Committee’s approval for the research that requires quantitative or qualitative data collection methods such as experiments, questionnaires, scales, interviews, observations, and focus group studies. The document indicating the Ethics Committee decision should be uploaded with the manuscript’s application to the system.
Obtaining Legal / Private Ethical Committee Approval
The research that requires ethical committee approval is as follows, and the permission mentioned above must be obtained for the publication of such studies (for more details, https://trdizin.gov.tr/en/criteria/):
All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches require data collection from participants using a questionnaire, interview, focus group study, observation, experiment, and interview techniques.
Use of humans and animals (including material/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
Clinical research on humans,
Research on animals,
Retrospective studies by the law on the protection of personal data.