Policies

PEER REVIEW PROCESS

 

All submissions will be scanned by iThenticate® to prevent plagiarism.

 

Author(s) of the present study and the article about the ethical responsibilities that fit PUBLICATION ETHICS agree. Each author is responsible for the content of the article. Articles submitted for publication are priorly controlled via iThenticate ® (Professional Plagiarism Prevention) program. If articles that are controlled by iThenticate® program identified as plagiarism or self-plagiarism with more than 25% manuscript will return to the author for appropriate citation and correction.

 

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. To save time for authors and peer-reviewers, only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review.

 

Reviewer selection is critical to the publication process, and we base our choice on many factors, including expertise, reputation, specific recommendations and our own previous experience of a reviewer's characteristics. For instance, we avoid using people who are slow, careless or do not provide reasoning for their views, whether harsh or lenient.

 

· All submissions will be double blind peer reviewed.

 

· All papers are expected to have original content. They should not have been previously published and it should not be under review.

 

· Prior to the sending out to referees, editors check that the paper aim and scope of the journal.

 

· The journal seeks minimum three independent referees. All submissions are subject to a double blind peer review; if two of referees gives a negative feedback on a paper, the paper is being rejected. If two of referees gives a positive feedback on a paper and one referee negative, the editor can be decide whether accept or reject.

 

· All submitted papers and referee reports are archived by journal Submissions whether they are published or not are not returned.

 

· Authors who want to give up publishing their paper in TUJE after the submission have to apply to the editorial board in written.

 

· Authors are responsible from the writing quality of their papers.

 

· TUJE journal will not pay any copyright fee to authors.

 

· A signed Copyright Assignment Form has to be submitted together with the paper.

 

PUBLICATION ETHICS

 

Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors

 

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20Conduct_2.pdf

 

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

 

Open Access (OA) provides unlimited access and reuse opportunities which make research publications freely available online. The open access therefore creates the network for reaching the widest possible audience, sharing the entire works and building upon them.

 

Its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.


All readers with immediate free access to all published content additionally publication is "free of charge". 


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PUBLICATION FREQUENCY

 

The TUJE accepts the articles in English and is being published 3 times.

January, May, September a year.

Archieving Policy (LOCKSS)

The LOCKSS system has permission to collect, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit.

The International Journal of Engineering and Geosciences is using the LOCKKS archiving system.

The LOCKSS Program, based on the program used at Stanford University Libraries, provides libraries and publishers with award-winning, low-cost, open source digital preservation tools to preserve and provide access to persistent and authoritative digital content.

The LOCKSS Program (https://www.lockss.org/) is an open-source, library-led digital preservation system built on the principle that “lots of copies keep stuff safe.” The LOCKSS Program develops and supports libraries using an open source peer-to-peer digital preservation software.

The LOCKSS system allows librarians to access to the e-content to which they subscribe, restoring the print purchase model with which librarians are familiar.

The Global LOCKSS Network preserves today's e-journals and e-books for tomorrow's readers. The Global LOCKSS Network is a proven preservation approach that uniquely empowers both libraries and publishers. It enhances a library's value by restoring library collections via a locally installed "LOCKSS box", which is essentially a digital bookshelf. The Global LOCKSS Network enhances a publisher's value by preserving the original published artifact, including branding, historical context, and underlying files. It protects the publisher's interest by driving all reader traffic to their web site. The Global LOCKSS Network is administered and managed by the Stanford University Libraries LOCKSS Program. See the LOCKSS Program website for additional information, http://www.lockss.org/lockss/Home.

A detailed explanation of what sets the LOCKSS software apart and how preservation works in the LOCKSS network (e.g. technical infrastructure, security) can be found in the following link: https://www.lockss.org/about/how-it-works/.

IJEG LOCKSS data can be found in the following linkhttp://dergipark.gov.tr/ijeg/lockss-manifest.

 

Complaint Policy

Complaints are welcome as they provide an opportunity for improvement.  Responses to complaints should be quick, helpful, and constructive.  Please address complaints with a volume number, issue number, paper ID, paper title, and page number.

TheTurkish Journal of Engineering (TUJE) accepts the following complaints:

·          Authorship complaints

·          Plagiarism complaints

·          Multiple, duplicate, and concurrent publications or simultaneous submissions

·          Allegations of research errors and fraud

·          Research standards violations

·          Undisclosed conflicts of interest

·          Reviewer bias or competitive/harmful acts by reviewers

 

Policy for Handling Complaints

If the Journal receives a complaint that any contribution to the Journal infringes intellectual property rights or contains material inaccuracies, libelous materials, or otherwise unlawful materials, the Journal will investigate the complaint. An investigation may include a request that the parties involved substantiate their claims (the Journal will make a good faith determination whether to remove the allegedly wrongful material). A decision not to remove material should represent the Journal's belief that the complaint is without sufficient foundation, or if wellfounded, that a legal defense or exemption may apply. The Journal will document its investigation and decision. We strive to ensure that TUJE s of the highest quality and is free from errors. However, we accept that occasionally mistakes might happen.

 

Editorial Complaints Policy

The Managing Editor and staff of TUJE will make every endeavor to resolve issues as soon as possible in the most appropriate way, offering a right of reply when necessary. We will investigate complaints in a blame-free manner, looking to see how systems can be improved to prevent mistakes occurring.

 

Guiding Principles

Our general approach to complaints is that they are a rare but inevitable part of a process that involves putting together complex material at great speed. Despite rare mistakes, we will spend effort to treat complaints with urgency. Timely solutions can prevent the escalation of problems.  All substantial errors and complaints are referred to senior executives within the editorial staff.

The procedure outlined below aims to be fair to the submitting authors who have complaints as well asthe things they complain about. All complaints will be acknowledged within three working days if by email. If possible, a definitive response will be made within two weeks. If impossible, an interim response will be given within two weeks. Interim responses will be provided until the complaint is resolved. Escalated complaints are sent to the editor.

 

How to Make a Complaint

Complaints about editorial content should be made as soon as possible after publication, preferably by email to: myakar@mersin.edu.tr


 

Article Correction Policy

 

The online, published version of an article is considered the final and complete version. Even though it is possible to correct this version, our policy (in common with other publishers) is not to do so, except in very rare circumstances.

The only typographical errors that can be corrected are: author names, affiliations, article titles, abstracts, and keywords. In such cases, an erratum or corrigendum would be necessary as well (see below) so that there is a record of the difference between the online and print versions.

We can publish a correction to your article if there is a serious error, for example with regard to scientific accuracy, or if your reputation or that of the journal would be affected. We do not publish corrections that do not affect the contribution in a material way or significantly impair the reader’s understanding of the contribution (such as a spelling mistake or a grammatical error).

Please send an email to  tuje@mersin.edu.tr  in the event a correction is needed.

Errata

An erratum will be used if an important error has been found during the publication process of the journal article.  Errors requiring an erratum include: an error that affects the publication record, the scientific integrity of the paper, the reputation of the authors or of the journal, and errors of omission (e.g. failure to make factual proof corrections requested by authors within the deadline provided by the journal and within journal policy).

Erratas are not published for typing errors except where an error is significant (for example, an incorrect unit.) A significant error in a figure or table is corrected by the publication of a newly- corrected figure or table as an erratum. The figure or table is republished only if the editor considers it necessary.

Corrigenda

A corrigendum is a notification of a significant error made by the authors of the article. All authors must sign a corrigenda that is submitted for publication.

In cases where co-authors disagree, the editors will take advice from independent peer-reviewers and impose the appropriate amendment; noting the dissenting author(s) in the text of the published version.

Addenda

An addendum is a notification of a peer-reviewed addition of information to a paper.  An example is a response to a reader’s request for clarification. Addenda do not contradict the original publication.  If the author inadvertently omits significant information, the information can be published as an addendum after peer review.

Addenda are published only rarely and only when the editors decide that the addendum is crucial to the reader’s understanding of a significant part of the published contribution.