Ethical Principles and Publication Policy
ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences follows “COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors” and “COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors” which published by Higher Education Institutions Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), to fulfill duties and responsibilities; it expects authors and referees to act within this framework.
Privacy Statement: Personal information such as names and e-mail addresses entered in the ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences management system will only be used for the scientific purposes of this journal. This information will not be used for any other purpose or department and will not be shared with third parties.
Ethical principles: Editorial and publication processes of the journal International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Council of Science Editors (CSE), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), European Association of Science Editors (EASE) and National Information Standards Organization (NISO) guidelines. The editorial and publication processes of the ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences are carried out in accordance with the principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Academic Publishing (doaj.org/bestpractice).
Archiving: All articles published in ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences are stored and backed up on OJS Hosting, Support and Customization-OJSDergi.com servers.
Sponsorship and Advertisement: Agriculture and Nature Magazine does not accept sponsorship and advertisement within the scope of its publication policies.
Transfer of Copyright: Studies submitted to the ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences for publication must be original works that have not been published in full text or sent for publication elsewhere. The authors agree to waive the copyright of their work and transfer the copyright of their work to the ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences along with the submission for evaluation. ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences Editorial Board is authorized to publish the article. Authors who will submit a study to the ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences must fill in the "Copyright Transfer Form" document. The author(s) must sign the completed form with a wet signature. The signed form should be scanned and uploaded via the system with the option of uploading additional files of the work submission steps. The works of the authors who do not submit the Copyright Transfer Form will not be published.
At the end of the article, the authors are obliged to provide information on “Researchers' contribution rate statement”, “Financing” and “author conflict statement”.
Blind Refereeing and Evaluation Process: Blind refereeing is a method applied to publish scientific publications with the highest quality. This method forms the basis of the objective evaluation process of scientific studies and is preferred by many scientific journals. Peer-reviews have a decisive place in the publication quality of the ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences. All studies submitted to the ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences are blindly evaluated according to the following stages.
Blind Refereeing Type: ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences uses the double-blind method in the evaluation process of all studies. In the double-blind method, the identities of the authors and referees of the studies are hidden.
Initial Evaluation Process: Studies submitted to the ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences are first evaluated by the editors. At this stage, studies that do not comply with the purpose and scope of the journal, are weak in terms of language and expression rules in Turkish and English, contain scientifically critical errors, have no original value, and do not meet the publication policies are rejected. Authors of rejected studies are notified within two weeks at the latest from the date of submission. Studies that are found suitable are sent to a Department editor for the field of study for preliminary evaluation.
Preliminary Evaluation Process: In the pre-evaluation process, the department editors examine the introduction, material and method, findings, conclusion, evaluation and discussion sections of the studies in detail in terms of journal publication policies and scope and originality. As a result of this examination, the studies that are not found appropriate are returned together with the evaluation report of the department editor within four weeks at the latest.
Refereeing Process: Studies are sent to the referees according to their content and the field of expertise of the referees. The editor of the department reviewing the study proposes at least two referees from the ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences referee pool according to their field of expertise, or may suggest new referees suitable for the field of the study. Care is taken to ensure that each of the article referees is from different institutions and not from the same institution as the referees. The referee suggestions from the department editor are evaluated by the editors and the studies are forwarded to the referees. The referees have to guarantee that they will not share any process and document about the studies they evaluate.
Referee Evaluation Process: The time given to the referees for the referee evaluation process is 4 weeks. Corrections from referees or editors must be completed by the authors within 1 month. Referees can examine the corrections of a study and decide whether it is appropriate or request more than one correction if necessary. Evaluation Result The opinions of the referees are reviewed by the department editor within 2 weeks at the latest. As a result of this review, the section editor conveys the final decision regarding the study to the editors.
Editorial Board Decision: The organization prepares publication decisions based on the opinions of editors, department editors and referees. The prepared opinions are conveyed to the author(s) by the editor within 1 week at the latest, together with the suggestions of the section author and the referee. In this process, the organization that has a negative opinion is returned without requesting a plagiarism check.
Submission of Articles: The author(s) who will submit a study for evaluation in the ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences can make submissions by becoming a member of the journal management system at https://www.ispecjournal.com/index.php/ispecjas/about/submissions.
Authors: In the event that the author(s) notices an error or error in their published, early appearance or evaluation work, they have an obligation to cooperate with the journal editor in the retraction proceedings.
Withdrawal of Articles: The author(s) who want to request to withdraw their work in the evaluation phase are obliged to send the petition containing the request to withdraw the manuscript, signed and scanned with the wet signature of each author, to the editorial board via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Editorial Board reviews the withdrawal notification and returns within one week at the latest. Authors cannot submit their work to another journal for evaluation, unless the withdrawal request of the works whose copyrights have been transferred by the editorial board at the submission stage of https://www.ispecjournal.com/index.php/ispecjas/about/submissions is approved.
Editors: Editorial board of ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences; In case of suspicion of copyright and plagiarism regarding a published work, in press or under evaluation, it has an obligation to initiate an investigation into the work. If the editorial board detects copyright and plagiarism in the work under evaluation as a result of the investigation, it withdraws the work from the evaluation and returns the detected cases to the authors by citing the sources in detail. If the editorial board detects copyright infringement and plagiarism in a published or print work, the following withdrawal and notification procedures are carried out within one week at the latest.