Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

This journal adheres to the publication ethics and malpractice policies as outlined by COPE as found here.

The most important rules are the following:

Authors of IJASOS must confirm:

· Submitted manuscripts must be the original work of the author(s).

· Only unpublished manuscripts should be submitted.

· It is unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal concurrently.

· Any conflict of interest must be clearly stated.

· Acknowledge the sources of data used in the development of the manuscript.

· All errors discovered in the manuscript after submission must be swiftly communicated to the Editor.

Reviewers of IJASOS must confirm:

· That all manuscripts are reviewed in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry, political affiliation, and values nor paradigmatic orientation of author(s).

· That any observed conflict of interest during the review process must be communicated to the Editor.

· That all information pertaining to the manuscript is kept confidential.

· That any information that may be the reason for the rejection of publication of a manuscript must be communicated to the Editor.

Editors of IJASOS must confirm:

· That all materials published are subjected to some form of the peer-based review process.

· That all manuscripts are evaluated in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry, political affiliation, and values nor paradigmatic orientation of author(s).

· That information pertaining to manuscripts are kept confidential.

· That any observed conflict of interest pertaining to manuscripts must be disclosed.


This journal provides immediate open access to its content. We abide by the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access:

“By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”

Researchers engage in discovery for the public good, yet because of cost barriers or use restrictions imposed by other publishers, research results are not available to the full community of potential users. It is our mission to support a greater global exchange of knowledge by making the research published in this journal open to the public and reusable under the terms of a Creative Commons CC-BY license.

Furthermore, we encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscripts in institutional repositories or on their Web sites prior to and during the submission process and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.


Papers submitted to IJASOS Journal will be screened for plagiarism using the Turnitin plagiarism detection tool. Apart from that, we check with Copyscape for plagiarism. IJASOS Journal will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

"Plagiarism is the use of others' published and unpublished ideas or words (or other intellectual property) without attribution or permission, and presenting them as new and original rather than derived from an existing source. The intent and effect of plagiarism are to mislead the reader as to the contributions of the plagiarizer. This applies whether the ideas or words are taken from abstracts, research grant applications, Institutional Review Board applications, or unpublished or published manuscripts in any publication format. Plagiarism is scientific misconduct and should be addressed as such.

Self-plagiarism refers to the practice of an author using portions of their previous writings on the same topic in another of their publications, without specifically citing it formally in quotes. This practice is widespread and sometimes unintentional, as there are only so many ways to say the same thing on many occasions, particularly when writing the methods section of an article. Although this usually violates the copyright that has been assigned to the publisher, there is no consensus as to whether this is a form of scientific misconduct, or how many of one's own words one can sue before it is truly "plagiarism." Probably for this reason self-plagiarism is not regarded in the same light as plagiarism of ideas and words of other individuals. If journals have developed a policy on this matter, it should be clearly stated for authors."

Direct plagiarism is the plagiarism of the text. Mosaic plagiarism is the borrowing of ideas and opinions from an original source and a few verbatim words or phrases without crediting the author.

Authors can adhere to the following steps to report plagiarism:

1.Inform the editor of the journal where a plagiarized article is published.

2.Send original and plagiarized articles with plagiarized parts highlighted.

3.If evidence of plagiarism is convincing, the editor should arrange for a disciplinary meeting.

4.Editor of the journal where the plagiarized article should communicate with the editor of the journal containing the original article to rectify the matter.

5.The plagiarist should be asked to provide an explanation.

6.In case of non-response in the stipulated time or an unsatisfactory explanation, the article should be permanently retracted.

7. Authors should be blacklisted and debarred for submitted an article to a particular journal for at least 5 years.

8.The concerned head of the institution has to be notified.


Ocerint International Organization Center of Academic Research (the Publisher) has agreed to publish the undersigned author’s paper in the International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences (IJASOS). The agreement is contingent upon the fulfillment of a number of requirements listed below.

1. The undersigned author warrants that the paper entitled below is original, that it is not in any way libelous or unlawful in Turkey, that it does not infringe any copyright or other proprietary right. The undersigned hereby represents and warrants that he/she is the author of the paper, except for material that is clearly identified as to its original source, with permission notices from the copyright owners where required. The undersigned represents that he/she has the power and authority to sign and execute this agreement.

2. The undersigned author warrants that the paper entitled below has not been published elsewhere, and also it will not be submitted anywhere else for publication prior to acceptance/rejection by this Journal.

3. By submitting the paper entitled below, the undersigned author agrees to transfer the rights to publish and distribute the paper in an international e-journal (entitled above) to Publisher. All the other (intellectual property) rights remain with the author.

4. The undersigned author agrees to make a reasonable effort to conform to Publisher's submission guidelines and to liaise with the editor to ensure that the requirements of these guidelines are met to a reasonable degree.

5. The corresponding author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors. This agreement is to be signed by at least one of the authors who has obtained the assent of the co-author(s) where applicable. After submission of this agreement signed by the corresponding author, changes of authorship or in the order of the authors listed will not be accepted.


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