ETHICS POLICY


The publication process at Journal of Global Food Research is the basis of the improvement and dissemination of information objectively and respectfully. Therefore, the procedures in this process improve the quality of the studies. Peer-reviewed studies are the ones that support and materialize the scientific method. At this point, it is of utmost importance that all parties included in the publication process (authors, readers and researchers, publisher, reviewers and editors) comply with the standards of ethical considerations. Journal of Global Food Research  expects all parties to hold the following ethical responsibilities.

The following ethical duties and responsibilities are written in the light of the guide and policies made by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

 

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

The authors who submit their manuscripts to Journal of Global Food Research are expected to comply with the following ethical responsibilities:

  • Author(s) must submit original studies to the journal. If they utilize or use other studies, they must make the in-text and end-text references accurately and completely.

  • People who have not contributed to the study at the intellectual level should not be indicated as author.

  • If the manuscripts submitted to be published are subject of conflicting interests or relations, these must be explained.

  • During the review process of their manuscripts, author(s) may be asked to supply raw data. In such a case, author(s) should be ready to submit such data and information to the editorial board.

  • Author(s) should document that they have the participants’ consent and the necessary permissions related with the sharing and research/analysis of the data that are used.

  • Author(s) bears the responsibility to inform the editor of the journal or publisher if they happen to notice a mistake in their study which is in early release or publication process and to cooperate with the editors during the correction or withdrawal process.

  • Authors cannot submit their studies to multiple journals simultaneously. Each submission can be made only after the previous one is completed. A study published in another journal cannot be submitted to Journal of Global Food Research.

  • Author responsibilities given in a study (e.g., adding an author, reordering of author names) cannot be changed if the review process has begun.

     

Ethical Responsibilities of Editors

The editors of Journal of Global Food Research should hold the following ethical responsibilities that are based on the guides “COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors” and “COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors” published as open Access by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

General duties and responsibilities

Editors are responsible for each study published in JJournal of Global Food Research. In this respect, the editors have the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Making efforts to meet the demand for knowledge from readers and authors,

  • Ensuring the continuous development of the journal,

  • Managing the procedures aimed to improve the quality of the studies published in the journal,

  • Supporting intellectual freedom,

  • Ensuring academic integrity,

  • Following the procedures without making concessions on intellectual property rights and ethical standards,

  • Being transparent and clear in issues that require correction or explanation.

     

Relationships with Readers

Editors must make decisions taking into consideration the knowledge, skills and expectations of all readers, researchers and practitioners that they need. Editors must also ensure that the published studies should contribute to literature and be original. Moreover, they must take notice of the feedback received from readers, researchers and practitioners and provide explanatory and informative feedback.


 

Relationships with Authors

Editors have the following duties and responsibilities in their relations with authors:

  • Editors must make positive or negative decisions about the studies’ importance, originality, validity, clarity in wording and suitability with the journal’s aims and objectives.

  • Editors must take the studies that are within the scope of publication into pre-review process unless there are serious problems with the study.

  • Editors must not ignore positive suggestions made by reviewers unless there are serious problems with the study.

  • New editors, unless there are serious issues, must not change the previous editor’s decisions about the studies.

  • “Blind Review and Review Process” must be published and editors must prevent possible diversions from the defined processes.

  • Editors must publish an “Author’s Guide” that is comprehensive enough in answering queries by authors. This guide must be updated regularly.

  • Authors should be provided with explanatory and informative feedback.

     

Relationships with Reviewers

Editors have the following duties and responsibilities in their relations with reviewers:

Editors must

  • choose reviewers according to the subject of the study.

  • provide the information and guidance reviewers may need during the review process.

  • observe whether there are conflicting interests between reviewers and authors.

  • keep the identities of reviewers confidential in blind review.

  • encourage the reviewers to review the manuscript in an unbiased, scientific and objective tone.

  • evaluate reviewers regularly based on criteria like performance and timing.

  • develop practices and policies that increase the performance of reviewers.

  • take necessary steps to update the reviewer pool dynamically.

  • prevent unkind and unscientific reviews.

  • make effort to ensure the reviewer pool has a wide range.

     

Relationships with the Editorial Board

Editors must make sure that the members of the editorial board follow the procedures in accordance with the publication policies and guidelines, and must inform the members about the publication policies and developments. The editors must also train new members of the editorial board and provide the information they need.

Moreover, editors must

  • ensure that the members of the editorial board review the manuscripts in an unbiased and independent manner.

  • select the new members of the editorial board from those who can contribute to the journal and are qualified enough.

  • send manuscripts for review based on the subject of expertise of the editorial board members.

  • regularly communicate with the editorial board.

  • arrange regular meetings with the editorial board for the development of publication policies and the journal.

 

Code of Ethics for Authors

 

Originality:

 

When an Author submits a manuscript to Journal of Global Food Research, the manuscript must be an original work.

Authors must not submit the same work, in whole or in part, to two places of publication at the same time, or at any time while the manuscript is under review at Journal of Global Food Research.

The manuscript should not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere, either in whole (including book chapters) or in part (including paragraphs of text or exhibits), whether in English or Turkish.

 

Conflicts of Interest:

Authors should avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest throughout the research process. A conflict of interest is some fact known to a participant in the publication process that if revealed later, would make a reasonable reader feel misled or deceived (or an Author, Reviewer, or Editor feel defensive). Conflicts of interest may influence the judgment of Authors, Reviewers, and Editors. Possible conflicts often are not immediately apparent to others. They may be personal, commercial, political, academic, or financial. Financial interests may include employment, research funding (received or pending), stock or share ownership, patents, payment for lectures or travel, consultancies, non-financial support, or any fiduciary interest in the company. The perception of a conflict of interest is nearly as important as an actual conflict, since both erode trust.

 

Double-Blind Review:

Journal of Global Food Research  follows a double-blind review process, whereby Authors do not know Reviewers and vice versa. Authors should respect the confidentiality of the review process and should not reveal themselves to Reviewers, and vice versa. For example, the manuscript should not include any self-revealing information that would identify the Author to a Reviewer.

The reviewer report should comprehensively critique the submission and consist of much more than a few brief sentences. 

We encourage reviewers to help authors improve their manuscript. The report should give constructive analysis to authors, particularly where revisions are recommended. Where reviewers do not wish authors to see certain comments, these can be added to the confidential comments to the Academic Editor.

While expectations vary by discipline, some core aspects that should be critiqued by reviewers may include:

  • Are the research questions valid?

  • Is the sample size sufficient?

  • Is there necessary ethical approval and/or consent and was the research ethical?

  • Are the methods and study design appropriate for answering the research question?

  • Do the experiments have appropriate controls?

  • Is the reporting of the methods, including any equipment and materials, sufficiently detailed that the research might be reproduced?

  • Are any statistical tests used appropriate and correctly reported?

  • Are the figures and tables clear and do they accurately represent the results?

  • Has previous research by the authors and others been discussed and have those results been compared to the current results?

  • Are there any inappropriate citations, for example, not supporting the claim being made or too many citations to the authors' own articles?

  • Do the results support the conclusions?

  • Are limitations of the research acknowledged?

  • Is the abstract an accurate summary of the research and results, without spin?

  • Is the language clear and understandable?


We encourage reviewers to focus their reports on objectively critiquing the scientific aspects of the submission, including the soundness of the methodology and whether the conclusions can be supported by the results. Comments may also be given on novelty and the potential impact of the work. At the end of their review, we ask reviewers to recommend one of the following actions:

 

Accuracy:

 

Authors have the ultimate responsibility for all materials included in a manuscript submitted to Journal of Global Food Research Authors are obligated to present an accurate account of the research performed as well as an objective discussion of the significance of the research.

Authors should report their findings fully and should not omit data that are relevant within the context of the research question(s). Results should be reported whether they support or contradict expected outcomes. Authors should take particular care to present relevant qualifications to their research or to the findings and interpretations of them. Underlying assumptions, theories, methods, measures and research designs relevant to the findings and interpretations of their work should be disclosed.

 

Co-Authorship:

 

All Co-Authors of papers should have made significant contributions to the work and share accountability for the results. Authorship and credit should be shared in proportion to the various parties' contributions. Authors should take responsibility and credit, including authorship credit, only for work they have actually performed or to which they have contributed. Other contributions should be cited in the manuscript's Acknowledgements or an endnote.

 

Copyright Law:

 

Authors should check their manuscripts for possible breaches of copyright law (e.g., where permissions are needed for quotations, artwork or tables taken from other publications) and secure the necessary permissions before submission.

 

Code of Ethics for Editors

 

Independence:

 

Journal of Global Food Research Editors must maintain their editorial independence and work to ensure that Authors have editorial freedom. Responsibility for acceptance or rejection of manuscripts rests with the Editors. Doing so normally entails advice from Reviewers; however, manuscripts that Editors deem clearly inappropriate may be rejected without such review.

 

Unbiased:

 

Editors should exercise their position of privilege in a confidential, unbiased, prompt, constructive and sensitive manner

Privacy Statement


Personal information like names and e-mail addresses submitted to theJournal of Global Food Research  journal management system will be used exclusively for this journal  scientific aims. Such information will not be used for other purposes and will not be shared with third parties.
 

Approval of Ethics Committee
 

In the social sciences, the Committee of Ethics is a committee that evaluates research proposals with the aim of protecting human rights before, during and after the research, preventing them from harm, and obtaining informed consent.This committee provides an approval and document this approval as an official record by reviewing the methods of researches.
 

  • Approval of Ethics Committee should be submitted for all manuscripts.

  • For the manuscript that does not require the Approval of Ethics Committee, researchers should also submit the official document showing that they do not require this approval given by the Committee of Ethics.

  • Researchers who are not affiliated with any institution should apply to the Committee of Ethics of the universities in their provinces before the data collection process of their research.

  • For the manuscript derived from theses and dissertations, it is sufficient to submit the Approval of Ethics Committee received for the thesis or dissertations. A separate Approval of Ethics Committee document is not expected for these manuscripts.

Unethical Behavior

Should you encounter any unethical act or content in Journal of Global Food Research  apart from the ethical responsibilities listed above, please notify the journal by e-mail at editor@jogfor.org or editor.jogfor@gmail.com