publication_ethics_intermedia

Ethical Principles

General Principles

The double-blind peer review system is adopted in article evaluation processes. Hence, the anonymity of authors and reviewers is guaranteed.


Intermedia International E-Journal has adopted an open access policy for the greater benefit of researchers, academicians and professionals. It is not for profit and access to the journal content is free. Journal does not take article processing, reviewing or publishing fees.


Intermedia International E-Journal does not reserve the publishing rights of the articles. All publishing rights belong to the authors. However, articles published in the journal cannot be used without reference.


Intermedia International E-Journal undertakes to fulfil ethical responsibilities based on the standards set by "COPE" together with the standards of "Higher Education Council Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive”. Editors, authors, and reviewers must pay attention to these responsibilities in scientific articles sent to journals.


Intermedia International E-Journal also takes into account the publication ethics flow charts (https://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts) determined by COPE even in the event of potential abuse or violation of publication ethics.


Ethical Responsibilities of Authors


1. Scientific articles to be sent to the journal must not have been previously published, submitted in a program or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors cannot keep their works in process of submission of more than one journal at the same time.

2. The author must have the document showing that they have the right to use the data, the necessary permissions related to research/analysis, or that they carry out the ethical procedures for the experiment over subjects.

3. The articles sent to the journal must be original. Attention must be paid to citation and bibliography.

4. The name of all authors who contributed to the article must be included.

5. The authors must contact the journal editorial team regarding the errors noticed after the publication of the articles and necessary arrangements must be made.

6. The copyright must be taken by the author when necessary for the images used in the articles.

7. It is not possible to change the responsibilities of the author of a study whose evaluation process has started (such as adding an author, changing the author's order, removing an author).


Ethical Responsibilities of Reviewers

1. All information regarding the evaluated article must be kept confidential. Reviewers must not declare, information, and negotiations about the articles on different channels.

2. Documents containing the refereeing process must not be shared outside the journal editorial team.

3. Evaluation processes must be carried out fairly. The principle of impartiality must be followed.

4. Reviewers must evaluate the articles within the given time frame and must not delay the process of blind review.

5. Reviewers must be in cooperation with the editors regarding the articles. The reviewers must convey the suggestions and additional information to the editor if they consider appropriate.

6. Reviewers must not include offensive or derogatory statements in the evaluation reports.

7. The corrections requested from the author must be clearly stated.

8. If the reviewers consider that they face a conflict of interest during the evaluation process, they must refuse to review the research paper submitted and inform the journal editors for re-arrangement of another reviewer.


Ethical Responsibilities and Powers of Editorial Team

1. The Editors has the authority to decide whether to consider a manuscript at the preliminary review stage.

2. Editors are obliged to implement the "Blind Review and Evaluation Process" policies included in the journal's publication manual. In this context, editors ensure that the fair, impartial and timely evaluation process of each manuscript is completed.

3. Editors are responsible for protecting individual data and information of authors, reviewers, and readers.

4. Editors are responsible for responding in a clear and descriptive manner after carefully examining complaints from the author, reviewer or readers.

5. Editors are obliged to provide descriptive information about questions from the author, reviewer or readers.