Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The publishing processes applied in Dede Korkut Journal constitute the basis for the development and distribution of information in an impartial and respectful manner. The processes implemented in this direction directly reflect the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support the authors. Peer-reviewed studies are studies that embody and support the scientific method. At this point, it is important that all stakeholders of the process (authors, readers and researchers, publishers, referees and editors) comply with the standards of ethical principles. Dede Korkut Journal wants and expects all stakeholders to bear the following ethical responsibilities within the scope of publishing ethics. The ethical duties and responsibilities below have been prepared by taking into account the guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) ( as open access.



1. It is the author's responsibility that the submitted article is qualified to contribute to academic fields.
2. Studies must be original and based on research.
3. Although the plagiarism screening will be done by the journal, the results of plagiarism, which is an academic dishonor, will be directed entirely to the author.
4. The article should not be sent to different journals at the same time and it should not have been sent to another journal before.
5. It should be ensured that other authors whose names will be written in the article contribute to the research.
6. It is against the ethics of science to show people who have no academic contribution as additional authors or to rank authors with non-scientific criteria such as title, age and gender, regardless of the order of contribution.
7. It is assumed that the authors who submit articles to the journal have read and accepted the publication and writing principles of the journal, and the authors are deemed to have committed to what is expected of them in these principles.
8. Citations and references should be complete.
9. Authors should take into account the Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive, which is also specified by the Council of Higher Education.

1. Referees should act with the awareness that they are the most basic determinant of the academic quality of the article to be published in the journal and evaluate it with the responsibility of increasing academic quality.
2. Reviewers should only accept peer review of articles that they have the expertise to make an appropriate review, can respect blind review confidentiality, and keep the details of the article confidential in any way.
3. After the article review process, any information about the reviewed article should not be shared with others in any way.
4. Referees should only evaluate the accuracy of the content of the articles and their compliance with academic criteria. The fact that the opinions expressed in the article differ from those of the referee should not affect the evaluation.
5. Referee reports should be objective and measured. Insulting, derogatory and accusatory expressions should definitely be avoided.
6. Referees should avoid superficial and ambiguous statements in evaluation reports. In the evaluations with negative results, the missing and flawed points on which the result is based should be shown in a concrete way.
7. Referees should evaluate the articles within the time given to them. If they are not going to make an assessment, they should report it to the journal within a reasonable time.

1. Editors should accept articles that will contribute to the relevant fields specified in the journal policy to the evaluation process.
2. Editors should not have any conflict of interest / relationship with accepted or rejected articles.
3. Editors have full responsibility and authority to accept or reject an article.
4. It is the editors' responsibility to keep the names of referees and authors mutually confidential.
5. Editors should make the necessary effort to screen articles submitted for publication for plagiarism and prevent academic dishonor.
6. It is the editors' duty to complete the pre-examination, refereeing, editing and publishing processes of the articles submitted to the journal in a timely and healthy manner.
7. Editors should prioritize academic concerns and criteria when accepting articles to the journal.
Similarity Report / Plagiarism Scan
Articles submitted to the Dede Korkut Journal to be published are subjected to double-blind refereeing by at least two referees. In addition, through the iThenticate or Turnitin program, which are used to detect plagiarism, it is confirmed that the articles have not been published before and do not contain plagiarism. Studies with plagiarism are rejected by the Editorial of Dede Korkut Journal.


ULAKBİM (TR Index) has added some articles related to ethical rules to the 2020 criteria. These regulations are summarized below. Please submit your candidate articles by arranging them according to these articles. Our authors are required to obtain the relevant documents and upload them to the system together with their studies in their work that requires ethics committee approval.



1. Survey, interview, focus group work, observation, Ethics Committee Permission is required for all kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using experiment and interview techniques.


2. The articles should indicate whether the ethics committee approval and / or legal / special permission is required. If these permissions are required, it should be clearly presented from which institution, on what date and with which decision or issue number the permit was obtained.


3. "Ethics Committee Permission" is required for research using humans and animals (including material / data) for experimental or other scientific purposes.


4. If the study requires the use of human or animal subjects, the study should be issued with an international declaration, guide, etc. It must be declared appropriate.


5. “Ethics Committee Permission” is required for clinical trials on humans and research on animals.


6. In accordance with the law on protection of personal data, “Ethics Committee Permission” is required for retrospective studies.
* Researchers who are not members of the university can also apply to the Ethics Committees in their regions.