Paper Submission Policy
a) Plagiarism: To show others' original ideas, methods, data, or works as their own work, partially or completely, without reference to scientific rules,
b) Forgery: Using data that does not actually exist or has been falsified in scientific research,
c) Distortion: Falsifying the research records or the data obtained, showing the devices or materials not used in the research as being used, falsifying or shaping the research results in line with the interests of the people and organizations,
d) Republishing: To present repetitive publications as separate publications in academic appointments and promotions,
e) Slicing: Dividing the results of research into pieces in a way that disrupts the integrity of the research and inappropriately and publishing in more than one issue and presenting these publications as separate publications in academic appointments and promotions,
f) Unfair authorship: Including persons without active contribution among the authors or not including those who are, changing the author's order in an unjustified and inappropriate manner, removing the names of those who have an active contribution from the work in subsequent editions, having their names included among the authors by using their influence even though they have no active contribution,
Other types of ethical violations:
a) Not specifying the supporting persons, institutions, or organizations and their contributions in the publications made as a result of researches conducted with the support,
b) To use the thesis or studies that have not yet been submitted or accepted as a source without the permission of the owner,
c) Not complying with ethical rules in researches on humans and animals, not respecting patients' rights in publications,
d) To act contrary to the provisions of the relevant legislation in biomedical researches and other clinical trials related to humans,
e) Sharing the information contained in a work that has been assigned to review with others before it is published without the explicit permission of the owner of the work,
f) Misuse of the resources, places, facilities, and devices provided or allocated for scientific research,
g) To make unfounded, unwarranted, and deliberate allegations of ethical violations,
h) To publish the data obtained without the express consent of the participants in a questionnaire and attitude research conducted within the scope of a scientific study or if the research will be conducted in an institution, also without the permission of the institution,
i) To harm animal health and ecological balance in research and experiments,
j) Failing to obtain written permissions from the authorized units in research and experiments before starting the work.
k) Research and experiments in legislation or engage in activities contrary to the provisions on related research and experimentation of the international conventions that Turkey is a party.
l) Failing to comply with the obligation of researchers and authorities to inform and warn those concerned about possible harmful practices regarding the scientific research,
n) Not using the data and information obtained from other persons and institutions in scientific studies, to the extent and as permitted, not to respect the confidentiality of this information and to ensure its protection,
m) To make false or misleading statements regarding scientific research and publications in academic appointments and promotions (YÖK Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive, Article 4).
Within the framework of ethical rules; Studies requiring Ethics Committee Permission to be evaluated in the journal are as follows:
1. All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using survey, interview, focus group study, observation, experiment, interview techniques,
2. Use of humans and animals (including material/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
3. Clinical researches on humans,
4. Research on animals,
5. Retrospective studies in accordance with the law on the protection of personal data.
In this context, in studies to be evaluated in our journal;
1. Obtaining and indicating "Informed Consent Form" in case presentations,
2. Obtaining and indicating permission from the owners for the use of scales, questionnaires, and photographs belonging to others,
3. It should be stated that the copyright regulations are complied with for the intellectual and artistic works used.
4. Editors ensure the protection of human and animal rights in the studies evaluated. Editors have the responsibility to refuse to work when there is no approval of the ethics committee on the subjects used in the study, and no permission for experimental research. In studies requiring ethics committee approval, information about the permission (name of the board, date, and number) should be included in the method section and also on the first/last page of the article. In case reports, the information that the informed consent/consent form was signed should be included in the article.
1. Reporting standards: The authors of the original research should ensure that the study and results are presented accurately, and then the importance of the study is discussed objectively. If authors make use of other studies or use other studies, they must cite and/or cite completely and accurately.
2. Data access and retention: Authors are required to keep the raw data of their studies. When necessary, they should submit it for editorial review if requested by the journal.
3. Originality and plagiarism: Authors must submit entirely original works and if they have used the work or words of others, this must be appropriately cited. Plagiarism constitutes unethical publishing behavior in all its forms and is unacceptable. For this reason, a similarity rate report is requested from all authors who submit an article to the journal.
4. Multiple, duplicate, backup, or simultaneous submission/publication: Authors cannot have their work 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. A study published in another journal cannot be sent to the Marife Turkish Journal of Religious Studies. Simultaneous submission of an article to more than one journal is unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
5. Authorship of the manuscript: Only those who fulfill the authorship criteria should be listed as authors in the content of the manuscript. These authorship criteria are as follows; (i) contributed to the design, implementation, data collection or analysis phases (ii) prepared the manuscript or made a significant intellectual contribution or critically revised it; or (iii) saw the final version of the manuscript, approved it and agreed to be submitted for publication. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors (according to the definition above) are included in the list of authors and declare that they have seen the final version of the article and agree to be submitted for publication.
6. Statement and conflicts of interest: Authors should reveal conflicts of interest at the earliest possible stage (usually by submitting a disclosure form at the time of submission and including a statement in the article). All sources of financial support for the study must be declared (including the grant/fund number or other reference numbers, if applicable). In accordance with the publication policy of Marife Turkish Journal of Religious Studies, people who contribute in real terms to the articles submitted to the journal (original scientific research article, case reports and reviews) should be written as authors. The author (s) of the article must declare that there is no personal and financial conflict of interest within the scope of the study. They should indicate this declaration at the end of the article under the heading "Conflicts of Interest" (The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest).
7. Peer review: Authors are responsible for participating in the peer-review process and are obliged to fully cooperate by responding promptly to editors' requests for raw data, explanations and evidence of ethical approval, and copyright permissions. If a "required revision" decision is made first, the authors should review and resubmit their manuscript until the deadline given to the reviewers' comments in a systematic manner.
8. Fundamental errors in published works: When authors find material errors or inaccuracies in their own published work, they are obliged to inform the journal editors or publishers immediately and to cooperate with the journal editors or publishers to correct a typo in the article (erratum) or remove the article from publication. If editors or publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains a material error or inaccuracy, the author must take the responsibility of correcting or withdrawing the article immediately or providing the journal's editors with evidence of the paper's accuracy.
Marife requires writers to use The ISNAD Citation Style. Further information can be found on its web page http://www.isnadsistemi.org/en/.
Articles submitted to Marife Turkish Journal of Religious Studies go through a three-stage process: Preliminary Examination, Scientific Evaluation, and Preparation for Publication. These processes are planned and implemented by the Editors.
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Marife Turkish Journal of Religious Studies evaluates articles through the Dergipark Peer Review System. Click for a video about the use of the system.
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All studies submitted to Marife Turkish Journal of Religious Studies are scanned through software capable of similarity scanning (iThenticate, etc.). Studies with a plagiarism rate (excluding bibliography) over 15% are not evaluated and returned to their authors. If a work published in the journal is found to be plagiarism, the Editorial Board reserves the right to take various actions, including withdrawing the article, reporting the issue to the head of department, dean and / or relevant institutions at the institution where the author works. Click for detailed information.
Marife Turkish Journal of Religious Studies as an open access journal does not charge any fees for article submission or article processing and printing. No copyright fee is paid to the author for the published articles.
Authors whose publication is published in Marife Turkish Journal of Religious Studies are deemed to have transferred the copyright of the publication to the journal indefinitely. During publication submission, the copyright transfer agreement must be filled in by the author and uploaded to the system. The responsibility of science, law, and language of the published articles belongs to their authors.