Ethical Policy

It is important that all parties involved in the creation of scientific research (author, editor, reviewer, publisher and reader) contribute to relevant progress in science. It is important to follow scientific ethical principles in scientific research prepared for this purpose. Eurasian Clinical and Analytical Medicine and Bayrakol Medical Publisher expect the highest ethical standards from their authors, reviewers and editors when conducting research, submitting papers and throughout the peer-review process. The Editorial Board of Eurasian Clinical and Analytical Medicine  and the Publisher adheres to the principles of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), the World Medical Association (WMA), the US Office of Research Integrity (ORI), the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and theInternational Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE). ECAM follows the COPE’s guidance https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Guidelines  and complies with its main practices. We recommend all parties involved in the creation of scientific work follow these ethical principles. Some of the ethical principles are mentioned below.

– The author must ensure that the submitted works are original. If the author has used the work and / or words of others, appropriate citations are required. Plagiarism in all its forms is unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

– The author should not send manuscripts to several journals at the same time. Likewise, the author should not submit any articles previously published elsewhere to the journal for review.

-The author must clearly identify all sources that supported the study, and declare any conflicts of interest.

– Only those who have made a significant intellectual contribution to the content of the work can be indicated as the author. Other contributors can be thanked at the end of the article;

– Competing interests or relationships that may constitute a conflict of interest must be declared and explained in all studies submitted for publication;

– Authors should be able to provide documentation confirming that they have the right to use the analyzed data, the necessary permissions associated with the research, and any appropriate consent; Authors should keep the data of the article to present to the journal when asked in the future.

-In the event that the author (s) notices an error at any stage of the publication process or after publication, they are obliged to inform the journal editor or publisher and cooperate in appropriate corrective actions;

– For all research involving humans or animals to ensure compliance with national and international laws and guidelines (e.g. WMA Declaration of Helsinki, NIH Laboratory Animal Policy, EU Animal Directive) and indicate that the necessary approvals have been obtained to maintain the privacy of the subjects. To list relevant ethics committee approvals and study details in the Materials and Methods section of the study.

– The editor should act in a balanced, objective and fair manner in the performance of his duties without any discrimination based on gender, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographic origin of the authors. The work submitted to the Journal should be judged according to its content, and not in favor of any author; sponsored work or any work on special topics should be judged in the same way as other research.

– Ethical approval must be obtained for all research requiring ethical approval for all clinical and experimental research in humans and animals in all fields of science. This approval must be indicated in the manuscript and submitted as an appropriate official document during the application process.

-For experimental, clinical and drug research in humans, approval of the ethics committee and a statement of compliance of the research protocol with international agreements (Declaration of Helsinki, revised in 2013) are required.  In experimental animal studies, authors must indicate that procedures were followed in accordance with animal rights and must obtain animal ethics committee approval. The ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) and COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) international standards must be followed by editors and authors when submitting and evaluating scientific articles.

– The editor must ensure that submitted manuscripts are handled confidentially and that the contents of the manuscripts are not disclosed to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers and publisher.

– The editor should refuse to process the manuscripts if he or she has a conflict of interest with any of the authors or institutions related to the manuscripts.

– The editor must not disclose the names and other data of the reviewers to third parties.

 

– The editor must make the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript with reference to the significance, originality and clarity of the manuscript, as well as its relevance to the journal.

– In case of complaints of ethics violations, ensure that the necessary procedures are followed by adhering to the policies and procedures of the Journal.

Research peer review embodies a scientific method in which the work is carefully reviewed by competent peers. The rigor of the review process directly affects the quality of the literature; gives confidence in an objective and independent assessment of the published work. Eurasian Clinical and Analytical Medicine Journal uses a double-blind review process. All comments and the evaluation are transmitted through the journal management system.

– Agree to evaluate only research related to their specialty;

-Return reviews on time;

-Evaluate impartially. Nationality, gender, religious beliefs, political beliefs, commercial interests, or other considerations should not affect the assessment;

– Refuse to review any work with a potential conflict of interest and inform the editor of the journal;

-Keep the confidentiality of all information.

-Use thoughtful and constructive language. Hostile or derogatory comments are not allowed;

-Inform the editor of any potentially unethical behavior or content.

 

-The publisher should act according to all ethical principles among the parties involved in the creation of a scientific work.

– In addition, the publisher is obliged to use its communication power without any personal interest and correctly direct the target audience.

– The publisher protects the ownership and copyright of every work published in its journal/ books and archives every published work.

-People should not hesitate to contact a publisher in the event of an unethical situation.

Plagiarism: the partial or complete borrowing of the original ideas, methods, data or work of others without reference to them in accordance with scientific rules.

Forgery: the use of data that does not actually exist or is falsified in scientific research.

Distortion: falsification of research records or data obtained, giving the impression that devices or materials not used in the research were actually used, falsification or alteration of research results for the benefit of the individuals and organizations that provided financial support.

Republishing: Submitting duplicate papers as separate publications for academic appointments and promotions.

Cutting: presenting research results as separate publications by improperly dividing them into multiple parts in such a way as to compromise the integrity of the research and create multiple derivatives for academic appointments and promotions.

Unfair authorship: including people who did not actively contribute to the list of authors, or excluding those who have made an active contribution, changing the order of authors inappropriately and without justification, removing the names of those who actively participated in previous versions, forcing someone to include name through influence, although he / she did not actively contribute.

Not indicating the person, institution or organizations that provide their support and contribute to publications created as a result of research carried out with their support.

The use of dissertations or works that have not yet been submitted or defended before a jury as sources without the permission of the owner.

Failure to comply with ethical rules in research on humans and animals, non-observance of patients’ rights in publications, violation of animal health and ecological balance, refusal to obtain the necessary permits

Use for unrelated purposes the resources, space, equipment and devices provided or allocated for scientific research.

Make false or misleading claims about research and publications for academic appointments and promotions.