Ethical values are one of the most
important elements of all scientific study processes. For this reason, studies
submitted to the journal are subjected to a completely confidential evaluation
process. The information and ideas acquired during the evaluation are kept
confidential; they cannot be used to gain an advantage in any way.
As a requirement of its publication
ethics, the Journal of Media and Religion Studies necessitates that every study
which has passed the blind refereeing process goes through
plagiarism check in order
to protect the integrity of every study. In this context, Turkish and English
copies of each study go through plagiarism check by a member appointed by the
Plagiarism check is carried out through
appropriate software according to the nature of the article and a report is
prepared accordingly. The author may be asked to correct the errors pointed in
the report or his/her study may be returned. The ethical and legal
responsibility of the studies belongs primarily to the authors.
The editorial board of Journal of Media
and Religion Studies complies with the following rules for plagiarism policy:
The articles with an overall similarity index of greater than 20% are
rejected without proceeding for the formal peer review. In such cases, the
author(s) will be asked to re-revise the article within three weeks. The similarity
index for a single source must be equal to or lower than 5%.
Editors may also choose to run a similarity report at any other point
during the review process or post-publication.
The above-mentioned rules are accepted
by all authors who have uploaded articles to the journal.
Journal of Media and Religion Studies
expects all parties to hold the following ethical
1. Publication and authorship:
- List of references, financial support;
- No plagiarism, no fraudulent data;
- Forbidden to publish same research in more than
2. Author’s responsibilities:
- Authors obliged to participate in peer review
- All authors have significantly contributed to the
- A statement that all data in the article are real and
- All authors are obliged to provide retractions or
corrections of mistakes.
3. Peer review/responsibility for the
- Judgments should be objective;
- Reviewers should have no conflict of interest
with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders;
- Reviewers should point out relevant published
work which is not yet cited;
- Reviewed articles should be treated
4. Editorial responsibilities:
- Editors have complete responsibility and
authority to reject/accept an article;
- Editors should have no conflict of interest with
respect to articles they reject/accept;
- Only accept a paper when reasonably certain;
- When errors are found, promote the publication of
correction or retraction;
- Preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
- No plagiarism, no fraudulent data.
5. Publishing ethics issues
- Monitoring/safeguarding publishing ethics by
- Guidelines for retracting articles;
- Maintain the integrity of the academic record;
- Preclude business needs from compromising
intellectual and ethical standards;
- Always be willing to publish corrections,
clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.