Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Strategic Public Management Journal
Publication Policy and Statement of Ethical Principles

Publication Policy
1. Strategic Public Administration Journal is published electronically in 2 issues (June and December) a year in the status of “Peer-Reviewed Journal” on the ULAKBİM DergiPark platform and its own website.
2. The journal publishes original Turkish and English studies in the fields of Public Administration, Management Reforms, Local Administrations, Management Science and Strategic Management with an interdisciplinary approach.
3. The studies submitted to the journal are evaluated scientifically by the Board of Referees by the double-blind method, after the editorial process in terms of purpose, scope, method and writing principles.
4. In the journal, special issues created for the purposes of the journal are also included, in addition to the articles that have passed peer-review.
5. Strategic Public Administration Journal adopts Open Access approach, articles, articles etc. are published by the journal. No transaction fee is charged.
6. No fee is paid to the authors and referees for the articles published in the journal.
7. Reported studies should be prepared in accordance with ethical rules and the references made in the text should be specified. The upper limit of acceptable similarity rate is 20%.
8. The opinions adopted in the published articles are not the opinions of the journal, they are the responsibility of each article author.
9. Journal of Strategic Public Administration, purpose and scope, writing rules, publication principles, article submission and evaluation processes, ethical principles etc. Detailed information about the subjects is available on the web page.
Ethical Principles
The ethical responsibilities below have been prepared in accordance with the ethical rules and responsibilities specified by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Editors, referees and authors of our journal are expected to act in accordance with the following ethical rules.

1. Ethical Responsibilities to Referees: The referee committee is reviewed at least once a year and updated regularly. The articles sent to the journal for publication are subjected to the editorial process in terms of purpose, scope, method and writing principles. At the end of the editorial process, the articles that can be published are sent to 2 different referees. Within this framework, it is expected that the reviewers of the Strategic Public Administration Journal will have the following ethical responsibilities:

- Evaluations should be impartial.

- Those who act as referees must be experts on the subject on which they express their opinions, and if they do not have sufficient information on the subject, they should reject the arbitration offer.

- Reviewers should not have a conflict of interest with the research or the authors.

- In accordance with the principle of confidentiality, the referees should destroy the studies they have reviewed after the evaluation process.

- Make the evaluation objectively only in relation to the content of the study. Nationality, gender, religious beliefs, political beliefs and commercial concerns should not be allowed to influence the evaluation.

- As a requirement of their responsibilities as educators and instructors, the referees should guide the authors, avoid offensive and insulting comments and statements about the inadequacies of the author(s).

- They must perform the work they accept to evaluate on time and within the framework of the above ethical responsibilities.

2. Ethical Responsibilities to Authors

- Articles submitted for publication should not be contrary to scientific publication ethics (plagiarism, forgery, distortion, republishing, slicing, unfair authorship, not specifying the supporting organization, not complying with ethical rules in studies on animals, etc.).

- Authors must have conducted the research process of the studies they sent in accordance with ethical rules and relevant legislation. Articles must be original studies that are suitable for the specified fields of study.

- If the articles they send include research results that require an ethics committee decision, the ethics committee decision information (committee name, date, number, etc.) should be stated in the article.

- In case of direct quotation from other studies during the article research process, the author should be cited.

- The bibliography list must be complete and the cited sources must be specified.

2.1. Compliance and Reliability

- The author should use appropriate data analysis methods when necessary and seek expert advice if necessary.

- In multi-author studies, authors should take joint responsibility for the content of their publications. Authors should check their publications at every stage to ensure that methods and findings are reported accurately.

2.2. Honesty

- Articles submitted to the journal must not have been published elsewhere or sent for publication.

- The author should describe the research methods he used and present his findings clearly and unequivocally.

2.3. Originality

- The author must undertake that the work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language.

- If the research findings have been published before or have been sent to a different journal for publication elsewhere, the Editor should be informed about the subject during the article submission process. Authors should submit copies of relevant publications or copies of works submitted to other journals.

- Multiple publications originating from a single research project should be clearly identified and referenced to the primary publication.

2.4. Transparency

- Raw data can be requested from the author within the framework of the evaluation processes, in such a case the author should be ready to present the expected data and information to the editorial board and the referee board.

- The author must have a document showing that he/she has the rights to use the data used, has the necessary permissions for the research/analysis, or has performed the consent procedures for the subjects.

- The author should clearly and unequivocally describe his methods so that the findings of the study can be validated by others.

2.5. Responsibility

- The author cannot have his works in the application process of more than one journal at the same time. Each application can be started following the completion of the previous application.

- In the event that the author realizes an error or error related to his published work, which is in the early appearance or evaluation stage, he has the obligation to inform the journal editor, to cooperate with the editor in the correction or withdrawal processes.

2.6. Multi-Author Studies

- In studies with multiple authors, all authors should be listed, and should be entered in the copyright transfer form during article submission.

- During the execution of the article evaluation processes, a responsible author should be selected from among the authors, and the responsible author should maintain the communication with the Editor.

- Changing the author responsibilities of a work whose evaluation process has begun (such as adding an author, changing the order of authors, removing an author) cannot be proposed.

- Changes and edits made to the article should be communicated to all authors. This process is the responsibility of the “Responsible Author”.

- In multi-author studies, authors are expected to take joint responsibility for the integrity of research and reporting. However, if authors take responsibility for only certain aspects and reports of the research, this should be stated in the publication.

2.7. Referee process and Copyright Transfer Form

- Detailed information about the referee process is given under the heading "Refereeing and Evaluation Process" on the Writing Rules page. Authors are deemed to have accepted these rules when submitting articles.

- The author should cooperate in this process and respond to referee and editor requests in a timely and accurate manner.

- If the author wishes to withdraw their work during the evaluation process, they should inform the editor.

2.8. Reporting of Studies Involving Humans or Animals

- Appropriate approval, license or registration must be obtained before research can begin and details should be provided in the report (eg Institutional Review Board, Research Ethics Committee approval, national licensing authorities for animal use).

- If requested by the editors, authors should provide evidence that the reported research has received appropriate approval and was conducted ethically (eg copies of consents, licenses, participant consent forms).

- The author should not publish or share the personal data collected during the research without the consent of the individual (or their representative).

- The author should publish all meaningful research results that can contribute to understanding.

3. Ethical Responsibilities to Editors

3.1. Responsibility for Journal Content

The editor is responsible for each article published in the journal within the framework of the rules listed below. They must ensure the quality of the material they publish and maintain the integrity of the published record. In this context, the editor;

- Makes decisions only academically and takes full responsibility for these decisions.

- Takes care to act in accordance with the principle of freedom of thought so that the works can be evaluated fairly and impartially.

- Conducts business processes in accordance with intellectual property rights and ethical standards.

- Strives to meet the information needs of readers and authors, and constantly tries to ensure the development of the journal.

- Protects the confidentiality of authors and referees, and manages the referee process accordingly.

- Considers the opinions of the authors, readers and referee board members on the development of the journal's processes.

- Follows researches on refereeing and publishing, reviews the processes of the journal in the light of new information.

3.2. Relations with the Reader

- The editors pay attention to the originality of the published works, and take care that the study provides scientific contribution to readers, researchers and practitioners.

- Editors consider feedback from all stakeholders and strive to provide descriptive and informative feedback.

3.3. Relations with Authors

- Editors take care to ensure that all studies are reviewed by appropriately qualified referees.

- Detailed information about the processes for the authors is given in the Writing Rules on the website of the Journal of Strategic Public Administration.

- The Editor is in constant communication with the author in order to prevent any disruptions to the process.

3.4. Relations with Referees

- During the appointment of the referees, the editors take care of whether there is a conflict of interest between the authors and the referees.

- Since the evaluation process is carried out by double-blind method, the identities of the referees are kept confidential. The referee list for each issue is announced in the relevant issue.

- Referees are encouraged to use an impartial, scientific and objective language when evaluating the work.

- Necessary studies are carried out to ensure that the referee pool consists of different disciplines and is constantly updated.

- Rude and unscientific reviews are blocked or censored.

3.5. Refereeing and Evaluation Process

- Editors; is obliged to implement the "Review and Evaluation Process" policies in the Journal's Authoring Rules. In this context, the editors ensure that the fair, impartial and timely evaluation process of each work is completed.

- In the reports they prepare, the referees can give a definite opinion about the publication or non-publishing of the study. However, the Editorial/Editorial Board can make a decision based on the similar and opposing views of the referees who evaluated the study.

- The Editorial/Editorial Board looks at the strength of the referees' or authors' arguments, not the number of referees who accepted or rejected them. The Editorial/Editorial Board considers reports that contain strong, justified propositions rather than reports whose evaluation questions are answered as yes or no.

- After a study is published, the referee may see that his views are not fully reflected in the study. It is possible that other referees had different opinions and that the Editorial/Editorial Board took these opinions into account. In this case, upon the request of the referee who evaluated the study, the opinions of other referees can be sent to him if the Editorial Board deems it appropriate.

- According to the recommendations of the referees, the Editorial/Editorial Board follows one of the following ways:

Can publish the work.

May accept a work with partial and substantial changes and improvements for publication.

It can start a new evaluation process by asking the author/authors to edit the work in accordance with the referee's opinions.

It may refuse to work.

3.6. Editorial Board Members

- Care is taken to identify appropriately qualified editorial board members who will contribute to the development of the journal.

- The members of the Editorial Board are regularly reviewed.

- The editor seeks advice from board members regarding the management of the journal, notifies changes in journal policies, and consults regularly (for example, annually) to plan for the future.

3.7. Protection of Personal Data

- Editors; refuses to work unless there is express consent of individuals used in studies containing personal data. In addition, editors; The author is responsible for protecting the individual data of the referees and readers.

3.8. Ethics Committee, Human and Animal Rights

- Editors; takes care to ensure the protection of human and animal rights in the evaluated studies. Ethics committee approval for the subjects used in the studies is responsible for refusing the study in the absence of permission for experimental research.

3.9. Constructivism and Openness to Discussion

- Editors take into account the criticisms of the works published in the journal and try to display a constructive attitude towards these criticisms.

3.10. Complaints

- Editors carefully examine complaints from authors and reviewers or readers and try to respond in a descriptive manner.

4. Publisher's Ethical Responsibilities

Journal of Strategic Public Administration;

- It does not charge any fees from the authors.

- Takes care to keep a record of every copy of every published article.

5. Licensing and Copyright

Authors should send their articles to our journal together with the copyright transfer declaration form (printed form is available on our website).

6. Plagiarism Check

- Reported studies should be prepared in accordance with ethical rules and references made in the text should be specified.

If You Face an Unethical Situation:

When you notice a significant error or mistake in a published article, or when you encounter behavior or content that does not comply with the above-mentioned ethical responsibilities, please notify via e-mail.
Thank you for your interest and we wish you success in your work.

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