Publication processes applied in Journal of Design +Theory provide the objective and prestigious development of information. The processes implemented in this direction are directly reflected in the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions supporting the authors. Peer-reviewed studies are studies that embody and support the scientific method. At this point, it is crucial that all stakeholders of the process (writers, readers and researchers, publishers, reviewers and editors) comply with the standards for ethical principles. Within the scope of Design + Theory publishing ethics, all stakeholders are expected to bear the following ethical responsibilities.
While forming the ethical duties and responsibilities below, they have been prepared as an open access, considering the guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (https://publicationethics.org)
Authors' Ethical Responsibilities
The author(s) who submit their study to the Journal of Design + Theory are expected to comply with the following ethical responsibilities The author(s) who submit their study to the Journal of Design + Theory are expected to comply with the following ethical responsibilities The author(s) who submit their study to the Journal of Design + Theory are expected to comply with the following ethical responsibilities:
Editor Roles and Responsibilities
Editors and field editors of Design + Theory must have the following ethical duties and responsibilities based on the guidelines of "COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors", which has been published as open access by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE):
General Duties and Responsibilities
Editors are responsible for every publication in the Journal of Design + Theory. In the context of this responsibility, editors have the following roles and obligations:
Editors should make a decision by considering the knowledge, skills and experience expectations of all readers, researchers and practitioners. They should ensure that the published study contributes to the reader, researcher, practitioner and scientific literature, and is original. In addition, editors are obliged to take into account feedback from readers, researchers and practitioners, and to provide descriptive and informative feedback.
The duties and responsibilities of the editors of the Journal of Design + Theory to the author(s) are as follows:
The duties and responsibilities of the editors of the Journal of Design + Theory to the reviewers are as follows:
Editorial Board Relationship
Editors work to ensure that all editorial board members advance their processes in line with editorial policies and guidelines. The members of the editorial board are informed about the publication policies, through regular meetings and announcement. New editorial board members are trained on editorial policies.
Relations with the Owner of the Journal and the Publisher
The relationship between editors and the publisher is based on the principle of editorial independence. As per the written contract between the editors and the publisher, all decisions taken by the editors are independent from the publisher and the journal owner.
Editorial and Blind Review Processes
Editors apply the "Blind Review and Evaluation Process" policies included in the journal's publication policies. In this context, editors ensure the completion of a fair, impartial and timely evaluation process of each study.
Editors are responsible for publishing every article published in the journal in accordance with journal publishing policies and international standards.
Protection of Personal Data
The editors are obliged to ensure the protection of personal data related to the subjects or images included in the studies. Unless the explicit consent of the individuals used in the studies is documented, they are responsible for refusing the study. Editors are also responsible for protecting the individual data of authors, reviewers and readers.
Ethics Committee, Human and Animal Rights
Editors are obliged to ensure the protection of human and animal rights in the evaluated studies. Ethics committee approval for subjects used in studies is responsible for refusing the study in cases where there is no permit for experimental research.
Measures Against Potential Abuse and Malpractice
Editors are obliged to take action against possible abuse and malpractice. In addition to conducting a rigorous and objective investigation on the identification and evaluation of complaints for this situation, sharing the findings on the subject is among the responsibilities of the editor.
Maintaining Academic Publication Integrity
Editors should ensure that the judgments in the studies that contain errors, inconsistency or misleading are corrected quickly.
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
Editors are obliged to protect the intellectual property right of all published articles and to defend the rights of the journal and author(s) in possible violations. In addition, editors are required to take necessary measures to prevent the content in all published articles from violating the intellectual property rights of other publications.
Creativity and Openness
Editors are responsible for responding in a clarifying and descriptive manner by carefully examining complaints from the author, reviewers or readers.
Political and Commercial Concerns
Journalists, publishers, and no other political and commercial factors affect editors' independent decision making.
Conflicts of Interest
Considering conflicts of interest between author(s), reviewers, and other editors, the editors ensure that the publishing process of the study is completed independently and impartially.
Ethical Responsibilities of Reviewers
Evaluation of all studies with "Blind Reviewing" directly affects the quality of publication. This process provides confidence with objective and independent evaluation of the publication. The evaluation process of Journal of Design + Theory is carried out with the principle of double-blind reviewing. Reviewers cannot contact the authors directly, evaluation and comments are conveyed through the journal management system. In this process, reviewer's comments on evaluation forms and full texts are sent to the author(s) through the editor. In this context, the reviewers who evaluate studies for Journal of Design + Theory are expected to have the following ethical responsibilities:
· They should evaluate the study they accepted to evaluate on time and within the ethical responsibilities above.
If you encounter an unethical situation
Apart from the ethical responsibilities mentioned above, if you encounter unethical behavior or content in Journal of Design + Theory, please report it to [email protected] via e-mail.