Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Publication Ethics

A number of ethical policies have been developed by the Editorial Board in order to ensure that the studies published in YENİSEY International Journal of Language, Literature and Education are impartial and ethical. These policies cover the processes related to authors, reviewers, editors and work. The ethical duties and responsibilities in YENİSEY have been prepared by considering the publication policies of national and internationally scanned journals, and the guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as open access.

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

Author(s) submitting a study to YENİSEY are expected to comply with the following ethical responsibilities:

The works submitted by the author(s) are expected to be original and up-to-date. The author(s) must fully and accurately cite and/or cite all the works they have used.

Persons who do not contribute to the content of the work should not be mentioned as authors. Circumstances and relationships that may constitute a conflict of interest (if any) should be disclosed.

Raw data regarding their articles can be requested from the author(s) within the framework of the evaluation processes. The author(s) should submit the requested data and information to the publication and/or scientific committee.

In case the author(s) realizes an error or mistake regarding the published work under evaluation, it is obliged to inform the journal editor or the publisher, and to cooperate with the editor in the process of correcting or withdrawing the work.

Authors cannot have their work in the application process of more than one journal at the same time.

A study published in another journal cannot be sent to YENİSEY.

A study submitted to another journal, whose evaluation has not yet been completed, cannot be sent to YENİSEY.

For a work whose evaluation process has begun, no action such as adding or removing an author or changing the order of authors can be requested.


Ethical Duties and Responsibilities of Editors

General duties and responsibilities


To ensure the development of the journal in the national and international arena,

Managing the processes to improve the quality of published studies,

To carry out the processes of applying the ethical rules for all the stakeholders of the journal,

To update the publication and ethical policies in order to contribute to the development of the journal,

They are responsible for editing and updating the journal's web page.


Relations with the reader


Considering the reader's feedback on journal publication, scope and ethics,

To develop the works published in YENİSEY by taking into account the interests and needs of the reader,

Responsible for answering questions from the reader, provided that they remain within the framework of ethical rules.


Relations with authors

Editors vs. authors;

Submitting the studies sent to the journal to the editorial board, which decides whether to send it to the referees or not.

To inform the authors about publication and ethical policies,

To prevent possible conflicts of the authors about the referees,

To ensure an unbiased evaluation by carrying out the concept of "Blind Refereeing" in a healthy way,

Evaluating the requests of the authors that they have a conflict of interest and that their work should not be sent to these referees, with appropriate justifications,

To respond positively to the requests of the authors to withdraw their studies that are still in the evaluation process,

It is responsible for evaluating the objections of the authors to the referee and editorial decisions/reports and, if deemed appropriate, to initiate a new evaluation process.


Relations with referees

Editors vs. referees;

To determine a referee suitable for the subject of the candidate study,

To provide the information and guidance that the referees will need during the evaluation phase,

Overseeing whether there is a conflict of interest between the authors and the referees,

Keeping the information about the referee who made the evaluation confidential,

To encourage referees to be impartial,

Answering referees' questions about publication and ethical policies,

Making updates to improve the referee pool,

To remind the referees about the evaluation period,

They are responsible for encouraging the referees to evaluate in a constructive, courteous and appropriate language.


Relations with the Editorial Board


Meeting with the Editorial Board at regular intervals,

To provide the information and guidance that the Board will need regarding the publication and ethical policies of YENİSEY,

To provide training to the board on the publication and ethical policies of YENİSEY when needed,

Developing the journal by taking into account the feedback from the board,

To ensure that the members of the Board are impartial,

To encourage the Board to evaluate the studies within the framework of scientific criteria,

Candidates are responsible for communicating with the relevant committee member regarding the subject of the study.

Author Rights:


For conflict of interest and/or ethical reasons, they can determine the referees whose papers they want not to be sent.

They can withdraw their unpublished work while they are in the evaluation process.

They have the right to object to referee reports and editorial decisions.

They may request an erratum for the problematic parts of their work in the first issue to be published due to material errors that occur during the printing process, or for information errors arising from it.

Ethical Responsibilities of Referees

Studies sent to YENİSEY are sent anonymously to at least two referees in the relevant field for evaluation. In case of equality of positive and negative opinions about the article in the referee evaluations, the opinion of the editor or a third referee is taken.

In YENİSEY, a double-blind referee evaluation process has been adopted, the author and the referee are unaware of each other's identity. In this context, it is expected that the referees evaluating the work at YENİSEY have the following ethical responsibilities:


Reading the publication principles of YENİSEY

Agreeing to evaluate only studies related to the area of expertise. Not accepting the evaluation just in order to have an idea about the subject of the article, although it is not a field of expertise,

Refusing to make an assessment when they realize that they cannot be impartial while making the assessment.

To complete the evaluation process within a certain time frame,

To evaluate within the framework of impartiality and confidentiality,

When they encounter a situation such as a conflict of interest, refuse to evaluate and report this situation to the editor,

Notifying the editor of the situation when they determine that the article they have evaluated has been sent to another journal at the same time,

Making the assessment in a constructive and courteous manner. Not to make personal comments such as hostility, insults and slander,

To make sure that the evaluations are related to the content of the article. To act sensitively so that factors such as belief, sect, race, gender, and political thought do not affect the evaluation process.

Articles submitted for publication in YENİSEY must not have been published in another journal or sent for publication. Papers presented in a congress before-provided that the whole study has not been published in the congress book- and articles compiled from the graduate thesis should be indicated at the end of the page with a footnote containing the necessary information. All responsibilities of the published articles belong to the author(s).

Authors are required to obtain "Ethics Committee Approval" regarding their work.


Journal Policy

Refereeing and Printing Processes


Studies reaching the journal are pre-examined by the Editorial Board in terms of the scope of the journal and compliance with the spelling rules. As a result of this review, studies that are found appropriate are submitted to the evaluation of at least two referees by blind refereeing method. The referees are given 30 days to evaluate and a new referee is appointed to replace the referee who does not return within this period. In order for the candidate work to be published in the journal, it must receive positive opinions from at least two referees. If one of the referees gives a positive opinion and the other a negative opinion, the study is submitted to the opinion of a third referee. The author(s) are obliged to make the corrections (if any) suggested by the referee(s) within 30 days. Articles that receive a publishable report from the referee(s) and that have been controlled by the journal editorial enter the publishing process. The final format of the articles is given by the author(s). The articles accepted for publication are given a DOI number and these articles are placed in the Early View section. They are then published in an appropriate number by the decision of the Editorial Board. No changes can be made on the articles that have been finalized and taken to the publication process. Authors can withdraw their work while it is in the preflight phase. It is not possible to withdraw studies that are under peer-review.

The referee(s) are not aware of the identity information of the author(s) and the author(s) of the referee(s). Responsibility for ensuring confidentiality in this matter rests with the journal editor.


Plagiarism Scan

All candidate articles should be scanned with software such as iThenticate© and Turnitin© before being sent to YENİSEY and these screening reports should be submitted with the article. The similarity rate for the whole article should be less than 15% and the similarity rate for a source should be less than 3%. However, careful examination of the similarities above 1% will be in the interest of the author(s). YENİSEY has the right to reject all candidate articles that carry academic plagiarism at the editorial stage.


Open Access Policy

YENİSEY is an Open Access journal and presents its published content directly to open access. With the content it publishes, the journal aims to contribute to the support and development of science with the Open Access policy. Provided that the source is cited in known standards, all rights of use (online linking, copying, printing, reproduction in any physical medium, distribution, etc.) other than for commercial use and content change (unless otherwise stated in the relevant content) "Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Written permission from the publisher is required for commercial use of the content.


Publishing Fee

YENİSEY does not charge any fee from the authors for any reason at the stage of submitting a candidate article, during the evaluation period and during the publication stage.