Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Selcuk Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences, research and reviews article on interdisciplinary agriculture and food science are evaluated as referees. Articles accepted for publication are published as open access.

The Journal covers fundamental and applied research in many areas dealing with agronomy, animal sciences, livestock sciences, crop sciences, horticultural sciences, agriculture microbiology, plant breeding, agriculture engineering and technology, irrigation, landscape,  agriculture economy, plant protection, soil sciences, food chemistry, sensory, flavor and microbiological aspects, food science and technology, biotechnology, biochemistry of foods, agricultural production and nutrition and relevant topics.

 

Section Policies

Research Papers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Papers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

In accordance with ethical rules, Selcuk Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences evaluates the article by double-blind. Each article is reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.

  • An editor is appointed to manage the evaluation processes. Before submitting the article to the reviewers, the editor is checked whether the journal is suitable for the mission.
  • Each article is reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.
  • Submissions and reviewer reports are archived without exception, whether accepted or rejected.
  • At least two reviewers are appointed for articles that are positive as a result of the preliminary examination. If the reviewer suggests correction for each article, the reviewer correction reports are sent back to the author. Corrections must be made by the author within the prescribed time.
  • If the author sends an article other than the article guidelines, the article is not accepted.
  • Along with the submitted article, he must send the Copyright form to the system as signed.
The Editor-in-Chief is the last authority in the decision-making process for all applications.

 

Open Access Policy

SJAFS is a journal that offers studies in the fields of agriculture and food open access to contribute to the exchange of information worldwide.
It supports the definition of "Open Access" according to SJAFS BOAI (Budapest Open Access Initiative).
Journal access is free and open to everyone. Any user is permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search and link the full texts of their articles, scan them for indexing, and transfer them to the software (without financial, legal or technical barriers).
This journal has adopted the policy of open access. Open access increases the global exchange of information and has beneficial consequences for humanity.

 

Ethics of Scientific Research and Publication

HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

DIRECTIVE ON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION ETHICS

FIRST PART

Purpose, Scope, Basis

aim 

Article 1 - (1) This Directive has been prepared in order to determine the ethical rules that should be obeyed in scientific research, studies, publications and activities and the duties, authorities and responsibilities and working procedures and principles of the scientific research and publication ethics committees to be established within the institutions of higher education institutions.   

Scope 

Article 2 - (1)  

a) Research ethics issues related to scientific activities carried out and supported and / or scientific research-development projects carried out during and after the acquisition of academic titles by the members of higher education institutions or by individuals regardless of their relationship with higher education institutions in accordance with the provisions of the legislation in force,  

b) Research ethics related to thesis and scientific publications and scientific research and development projects conducted during graduate education,  

c) Problems of publication ethics related to all kinds of publications which are published or sent for publication in all kinds of press, audiovisual organs by the members of higher education institutions at home and abroad,  

ç) Covers the ethical violations made by the members of higher education institutions in subjects to be used in biomedical researches and in ecological studies.  

Rest 

Article 3 - (1) This directive has been prepared on the basis of Articles 24, 42 and 65 of Law No. 2547.  


 

SECOND PART 

Actions contrary to Scientific Research and Publication Ethics 

Article 4 - (1) Actions contrary to the ethics of scientific research and publication are as follows:   

a) Plagiarism: To show the original ideas, methods, data or works of others partially or completely as their own work without referring to scientific rules, 

b) Counterfeiting: Using data that does not exist or is falsified in scientific research,  

c) Distortion: Distorting research records or data obtained, showing unused devices or materials used in the research, distorting or shaping the results of the research in line with the interests of the people and organizations receiving support,  

ç) Re-publication: To submit duplicate publications as separate publications for academic appointments and promotions,  

d) Slicing: To present the results of a research as separate publications in academic appointments and promotions by disseminating the results of a research in an inappropriate way and disrupting the integrity of the research and publishing more than one number,  

e) Unfair authorship: To include people who do not have active contributions among the authors or not to include those who do not have active contributions, to change the order of the authors in an unjustified and inappropriate manner, to remove the names of those who have active contributions from the work in subsequent editions, to include the name among the authors by using their influence even though they do not have active contributions,  

(2) Other types of ethical violations include:  

a) Not to mention the people, institutions or organizations that support the publications and their contributions in the publications conducted as a result of the research conducted with the support of them, 

b) Using theses or studies that have not yet been submitted or accepted as defended, as sources without the permission of the owner,  

c) Failure to comply with ethical rules in human and animal research, not to respect patient rights in publications,  

d) To act in contradiction with the provisions of the relevant legislation in human biomedical and other clinical research,  

d) To share the information contained in a work that is assigned for review before publication without the express permission of the author,  

e) Improper use of resources, spaces, facilities and equipment provided or reserved for scientific research,  

f) To make an unjustified, unwarranted and intentional ethical violation,  

g) To publish the data obtained without the express consent of the participants in the surveys and attitude researches conducted within the scope of a scientific study or if the research is to be conducted in an institution and without obtaining the permission of the institution,  

h) To harm animal health and ecological balance in research and experiments ,  

ı) In researches and experiments, not to obtain the permissions to be obtained from the competent units in writing before starting the studies.  

i) 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.  

j) Failure to comply with the obligation of researchers and authorities to inform and warn those concerned about possible harmful practices in relation to scientific research,  

k) Not to use the data and information obtained from other persons and institutions in scientific studies to the extent and where permitted, not to obey the confidentiality of such information and to ensure their protection,  

l) Making false or misleading statements about scientific research and publications in academic appointments and promotions, 

Cases that cannot be regarded as contrary to the ethics of scientific research and publication 

Article 5 - (1) Provided that we do not use the original style and expression of another person, the use of anonymous information, basic knowledge of science, mathematical theorems and proofs cannot be considered as an ethical violation.  

 

THIRD PART 

Formation, Duties, Working Procedures and Principles of Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Boards in Higher Education Institutions  

Formation of boards 

Article 6 - (1) Scientific research and publication ethics committees of higher education institutions are established in the fields of social and humanities, health sciences and science and engineering sciences. These committees are composed of seven members selected by the rector for a period of two years from the professors of higher education institutions who are professors working in related fields of science. In the absence of sufficient professors with the title of professors within the higher education institutions to meet the above requirements, a scientific research and publication ethics committee consisting of seven members may be established.  

(2) If deemed necessary, different scientific research and publication ethics committees may be established for different fields of science in order to ensure the efficiency of the studies.  

(3) There should be no final judicial or administrative decision that makes a violation of the ethics of the board members.  

(4) The duty of the member of the ethics committee determined to act contrary to the rules of ethics shall be terminated by notification of the decision of the rector to him.  

(5) A member whose term of office expires may be re-elected by the same procedure. The membership of a member who does not participate in three consecutive meetings without permission and without disability or who has been on leave for at least six months shall automatically terminate his / her membership. For the vacant membership for any reason, a new member is elected by the same procedure.  

(6) The heads of scientific research and publication ethics committees are elected by the rector. The chairman of each scientific research and publication ethics committee elects one person from the committee members as vice president. Upon the termination of the duty of the President, the duty of Vice-President ends.  

(7) The secretariat of scientific research and publication ethics committees is carried out by the legal advisor of higher education institutions.  

Duties of the Boards 

Article 7 - (1) The duties of scientific research and publication ethics committees are as follows:  

a) to examine allegations of ethical violations; to obtain expert opinion or expert opinion when necessary through the Rectorate, to make correspondence with relevant persons and institutions, to request information and to carry out other necessary transactions within the scope of the review,  

b) To present the decisions taken as a result of the examination to the rector,  

c) To make suggestions to the Rector in order to organize educational activities in cooperation with related units or institutions and organizations in order to eliminate possible unethical actions in academic, research and publication ethics issues.  

Principles and procedures of meeting of ethics committees 

Article 8 - (1) Scientific research and publication ethics committees convene with the absolute majority of the members and take decisions. In the absence of the chairman, the vice chairman shall chair the meetings of scientific research and publication ethics committees.  

(2) Scientific research and publication ethics committees carry out their work in person. However, if necessary, expert opinion can also be obtained from experts.  

(3) The following persons shall not be appointed as experts and experts in the examinations conducted within the scope of this regulation:  

a) Graduate thesis advisors and lecturers of the related jury,  

b) The faculty members working in their respective universities,  

c) the spouse of the person concerned and blood or physical relatives up to the third degree (including the third degree),  

ç) Persons who have enmity between them.  

(4) In case there is no faculty member in the field of science, the expert may be appointed among the faculty members working in the nearest science field. A legal expert may also be appointed for the legal meaning and scope of the alleged ethical violation. If more than one expert is appointed, each expert issues a separate report.  

(5) The experts prepare and send their report on the subject in accordance with the sample sent to it within one month at the latest as soon as the file is received. This period can be extended for a period of one month at most.  

(6) Members of scientific research and publication ethics committees may not participate in meetings where allegations of ethical violations are discussed with them, with whom they have previously worked with and with whom they claim to have committed an ethical violation.  

Application to Ethics Committees and Working Principles of Ethics Committees 

Article 9 - (1) The allegations of ethical violations received by the higher education institution are examined in the scientific research and publication ethics committees of the higher education institution.  

(2) All information and documents related to the allegations shall be forwarded to the scientific research and publication ethics committees.  

(3) The higher education institution opens a separate file for each application file.  

(4) In the complaints and notification petitions sent to the higher education institution which contain the allegations of ethical violation, if it is stated that the application process of the associate professors is still continuing, the Higher Education Institution shall promptly ask the Presidency of the Council of Higher Education whether the person who has alleged an ethical violation exists. In case that the application for associate professorship is announced by the Presidency of the Interuniversity Board, all information and documents related to the claims are sent to the Presidency of the Interuniversity Board. 

(5) Persons whose investigations have been initiated due to the alleged violation of ethics are required to provide written defense with the necessary information and documents regarding the allegations. If the persons concerned do not submit their defense within fifteen days from the date of receipt of the request for defense, the board may decide on the basis of other information and evidence, provided that this is indicated in the defense request letter. In case an investigator is requested to submit a copy of the documents containing the allegations in order to present their written defense, they may submit their written defense directly without taking a decision to request a defense by the relevant committee carrying out the investigation. However, in this case, in order to continue the examination without requesting a written defense from these persons, it should be clearly stated in the minutes of the submission of documents containing the claims that they will be decided on the basis of other information and evidence if they do not submit their defense within fifteen days from the date of submission. When deemed necessary, the defense may be taken orally.  

(6) The decisions to be taken shall be voted and signed by the members of the committee after being discussed in the ethics committee of scientific research and publication. The member who opposes the decision has to write the reasoning against the vote.  

(7) The final decisions taken by the scientific research and publication ethics committees are in the form of examination reports and these decisions are submitted to the rector for approval or another decision.  

(8) Members of the Board, experts and experts cannot disclose the information and documents they have obtained regarding their examination.  

(9) During the review process of scientific research and publication ethics committees, all kinds of correspondence with other institutions and organizations are done through the rectorate. 

 

SECTION FOUR 

Miscellaneous and Final Provisions 

Procedures to be performed as a result of the review 

Article 10 - (1) Disciplinary actions and other administrative, legal and criminal procedures required by the relevant legislation shall be carried out by the higher education institution on persons who are found to have committed acts contrary to the ethics of scientific research and publication.  

(2) If an academic title has already been obtained with the work subject to unethical action, the relevant higher education institution shall also consider whether this title will be withdrawn due to the ethical violation decision taken as a result of the actions taken against the person.  

(3) In case of unethical acts, consent of the main author, persons or organizations whose rights are affected or whose rights are negatively affected does not remove the responsibility of the persons concerned.  

(4) In case an action contrary to the ethics of scientific research and publication is determined, the higher education institution shall also inform the public institution in which the co-authors of the relevant publication serve.  

(5) Ethical violation decisions shall be notified to the Higher Education Council within one month at the latest.  

Privacy 

Article 11 - (1) The decisions of the ethics committees of scientific research and publication are confidential except for general regulations.  

Review 

Article 12 - (1) In the applications made with the same allegations regarding the works previously examined in the ethics committees of scientific research and publication and a decision about the merits of which cannot be re-examined. In this case, it is essential that the relevant scientific research and publication ethics committees determine that the works and claims regarding the works are exactly the same.  

Records of ethical violations 

Article 13 - (1) Decisions to be taken as a result of the examination made within the scope of this regulation shall be filed and kept by the higher education institution in compliance with the principle of confidentiality.  

(2) Complaints and notice applications related to the ethics of scientific research and publication about the persons other than the applicants who apply for the associate professorship exam shall be evaluated and resolved by the higher education institution to which the alleged person performs the action.  

Force 

Article 14 - (1) This Directive shall enter into force on the date of its adoption by the Council of Higher Education.  

Executive 

Article 15 - (1) The provisions of this Directive are executed by the President of the Council of Higher Education.  

Provisional Article 1 - (1) Higher education institutions shall establish their ethics committees within three months following the entry into force of the Directive in accordance with the new criteria specified in this Directive . 

 

 


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