Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Theosophia users (editor, author, reviewer, section editor, reader) must comply with the ethical rules and responsibilities specified by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in all transactions. These ethical rules and responsibilities are also summarized below.

 

A. ETHICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OWNER of JOURNAL

1.    Theosophia does not charge authors in any way.

2.    The owner of the journal undertakes to make an independent editorial decision.

3.    Editors are responsible for all processes of the works submitted to Theosophia. In this context, the decision makers are editors, regardless of economic or political gains.

4.    Theosophia protects the copyright of every published article and undertakes the obligation to keep a record of every published copy.

5.    However, it keeps the database accessible on the internet.

6.    The owner of the journal has the responsibility to take all kinds of scientific misconduct, citation ganging and plagiarism related to the editors.

 

B. ETHICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD

1.    The Editorial Board of Theosophia Journal (Hereinafter, the "Editorial Board") and Editors / Assistant Editors are responsible for each article submitted to Theosophia.

2.    The Editorial Board ensures that journal policies such as publication, blind reviewing, evaluation process and ethical principles are determined and implemented.

3.    Inclusion of the article in the reviewing process by the Editorial Board does not mean a publication commitment. Even if the reviewing process for publication results in a positive result, the decision of the Editorial Board and the Editors / Assistant Editors is definitely required.

4.    Editorial Board encourages academic honesty. The Editorial Board ensures the originality of the written works by checking these works before publication through the plagiarism prevention program.

5.    The Editorial Board always examines the plagiarism and abuse claims regarding the published articles. For example, if an author has plagiarized his article from other studies, has used third party copyright material without permission or incomplete reporting in cases where permission is required, the Editorial Board reserves the rights to retracte the article, to take various actions such as reporting the issue to the head of the department, dean and / or relevant academic boards at the institution where the author works.

 

C. ETHICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF EDITORS

In Theosophia journal, editors should have the ethical duties and responsibilities specified in the "Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines For Journal Editors" and "Cope Best Practice Guidelines For Journal Editors" guidelines. These roles and responsibilities are summarized below.

1.    Editors are obliged to take into account the feedback from readers, researchers and practitioners about published studies and to take the necessary answers and actions.

2.    Editors make their decisions about the article based on the original value of the article, the journal's objectives and ethical rules.

3.    Editors should take into the evaluation process of articles of high original value, prepared by considering the journal's objectives and ethical rules.

4.    Editors should consider positive reviewer decisions unless there is substantial justification.

5.    Editors are required to provide feedback to requests and opinions from authors.

6.    Reviewers to be appointed should be selected in accordance with the subject of the article.

7.    Editors should take care that there is no conflict of interest and relationship of interest between the reviewers and the authors.

8.    Editors should guide the reviewers during the article review process and provide the requested information.

9.    The editor is obliged to hide the identity information of the authors and the reviewers by blind reviewing.

10.    Editors are required to take the necessary warnings and precautions for the reviewers to evaluate the article in a timely, impartial and scientific manner.

11.    Editors should strive to increase the number of reviewers for our journal.

12.    Editors should take into account the opinions and suggestions of the advisory board about the articles.

13.    The editors' decisions about the article should be independent of the journal owner and publisher.

14.    Editors are responsible for observing the journal publication principles, journal objectives and international standards in the articles to be published in the journal.

15. Editors are responsible for not transferring the personal information of the article authors to third parties without their consent.

16. Editors are responsible for protecting human and animal rights in case the content of articles includes studies on humans and animals. Editors are responsible for rejecting the article if an ethics committee approval is not sent for studies that require an ethics committee report.

17. Editors are responsible for protecting the copyrights of all articles submitted and published in the journal.

18. Editors are responsible for responding clearly and enlightening to complaints from reviewers, authors and readers.

19. Editors are responsible for taking precautions against conflicts of interest and conflicts that may arise between authors, reviewers and third parties in order to complete the evaluation processes of articles independently and impartially.

 

D. ETHICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF REVIEWERS

1.    Reviewers evaluate the works regardless of the authors' origin, gender, sexual orientation or political philosophy. Reviewers also provide a fair blind review process for evaluating manuscripts submitted to the journal.Dergiye gönderilen makalelere ilişkin tüm bilgiler gizli tutulmaktadır. Hakemler, editör tarafından yetkilendirilmiş olanlar dışında başkaları müzakere etmemelidir.

2.    There should be no conflict of interest of the reviewers with parties such as authors, funders and editors.

3.    Reviewers assist editors in the decision making process and can also assist authors in improving texts.

4.    An objective decision is always made by the reviewers. The reviewers express their opinions clearly, with appropriate supporting claims.

5.    Reviewers should also inform the editor of any significant similarity or overlap between any other published article within their knowledge and the text submitted to the journal. 

 

E. ETHICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AUTHORS

1.    Authors prepare and submit their work originally.

2.    Authors ensure that the citations and quotes they have made in the articles they submit are correct and complete.

3.    Authors are required to state and explain situations that may have conflict of interest in the articles they send.

4.    Editor or reviewer may request the raw data of the article from the author. Therefore, the author should have the raw data of the article ready to present.

5.    Authors should not submit the same study for publication in any other journal. Submitting the same study simultaneously to more than one journal is unethical and unacceptable.

6.    Appropriate references should be given regarding the work of others. Authors should refer to publications that have been effective in determining their work. All resources used in the work process should be specified.

7.    All sources of financial support should be disclosed. All authors should reveal the conflict of interest involved in the creation of their work.

8.    When an author discovers a serious mistake or fault in a published article, he / she should inform the editor of the journal about this issue without delay. In this case, the author is responsible for collaborating with the journal editor in retracting the article or publishing a revision of the article.

9.    Ethics committee approval must be obtained separately for researches and clinical and experimental studies that require an ethics committee decision, this approval must be stated and documented in the article.

 

F. NOTIFYING THE EDITOR OF CASE OF FAILURE TO THE ETHICAL PRINCIPLES

If you notice a material error or mistake in an article published in Theosophia, or encounter unethical behavior or content other than the ethical responsibilities mentioned above, please report it via e-mail to theosophiajournal@gmail.com.

 

Note:

While preparing the Theosophia Statement of Ethics; guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) such as "Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" and  "Cope Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors", and journals such as Türkiye Din Eğitimi Araştırmaları Dergisi, KADER Kelam Araştırmaları Dergisi, Iğdır Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi, Uluslararası Dağcılık ve Tırmanış Dergisi ve Üsküdar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi were used.