Ethical Standards and Publication Policy

Turkish Journal of Diaspora Studies (TJDS) is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of reviews. Working on and contributing to TJDS journals, we want editors, reviewers, and writers to dedicate themselves to keeping these high ethical standards as well. In this regard, we establish some general expectations for authors, editors, reviewers, and publishers in our ethical standards and procedures. We follow universal principles of the ethical standards.

When the works presented to the journal used data that are collected through face-to-face written interview questionnaires, interviews, focus group work, experiments, etc. and, in the case of the use of humans for experimental purposes, it is mandatory to obtain an Ethics Committee Approval Certificate- from the relevant institution before the study. The papers are passed through the ithenticate plagiarism screening program after the application is accepted.

Articles that do not comply with the research and publication ethics, or those that have detected risk of plagiarism are not subject to evaluation. Any necessary rights or permissions to reproduce quoted material or illustrations published elsewhere remain the responsibility of the author(s). More than one article by an author can not be published in the same issue.

Peer Review Policy

TJDS uses the double-anonymous peer review model. TJDS apply the following conditions for the article:

· Prior to acceptance, all articles will undergo an initial screening by the journal’s editors. This initial in-house quality control deals with issues such as full compliance with the TJDS’s formal requirements, suitability of the submission, conflict of interests etc. Submissions may be returned to authors for queries and will not be seen by the Editorial Board or peer reviewers until they pass this quality check. Following that check, potential articles are reviewed anonymously by two or more peer reviewers. Likewise, commissioned articles and articles for special issues are evaluated by the journal’s editors, a guest editor(s), and at least two additional peer reviewers.

· A paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor. If a journal editor has a conflict of interest with a manuscript or its authors, the manuscript will be assigned to a different member of the editorial team, such as a deputy editor, an associate editor, or a member of the editorial board.

· A paper will then be double-blind by independent, anonymous expert referees.

· If necessary, manuscripts will be sent to a third referee for further evaluation.

· The publication of the papers is subject to the approval of referees.

· Authors are responsible for making necessary corrections asked by referees.

· The author(s) shall receive a Report to the Author(s). If they consider all or some recommendations made by the reviewers materially groundless, he/she may present his/her position in a letter or e-mail within a seven days’ period, to be presented by the Editor-in-Chief to the Editorial Board before the final decision is taken.

· The author shall be explicitly informed about this option. The Editor-in-Chief shall make the final decision about accepting or rejecting the article after a conference with the Editorial Board.

· The Editor-in-Chief shall immediately inform the author about this decision.

· The entire procedure should be completed within four to twelve weeks from receiving the manuscript, depending on the number of reviews required.

· The Editorial Staff shall not be liable for any delays caused by reviewers.


Author Policy

· The submitted manuscript should be the author's /authors' original work and should not be plagiarized from any prior works, each of the authors who participated in the work substantively is bound to take public responsibility for their work, each of the authors has to see and approve the manuscript as submitted, a submitted manuscript should not be published or submitted or considered for publication elsewhere, the text, illustrations, and any other materials included in the manuscript do not infringe upon any existing copyright or other rights of anyone.

· The author(s) declare the accuracy of any information they provide during the application process and do not make any misleading, incorrect, or incomplete statements.

· The author(s) should have a document showing that they have the right to use the data used, the necessary permissions for the research/analysis, or the consent of the experimented subjects.

· The Title Page Form must be filled by all authors.

· Author(s) must notify the journal/editor if there is any conflict of interest regarding the work they are applying for.

· Author(s) are required to indicate if they have received financial support for the realization, authorship, or publication of the study.

· Those who contributed to the work but do not meet the authorship criteria can be mentioned in the Acknowledgments. The principal author must be prepared to sign the license agreement on behalf of all the authors.

Editor Policy

· The editor is responsible for applying the Double-Blind Reviewing policies included in the journal's publication policies. In this context, the editor ensures that the fair, impartial and timely evaluation process of each work is completed.

· The TJDS editorial board must initiate an investigation into a work that has been published, in an early appearance, or under evaluation, if copyright and plagiarism are suspected.

· If the editorial board detects copyright and plagiarism in the work under evaluation as a result of the investigation, it withdraws the work from the evaluation and returns the detected cases to the authors by giving a detailed source.

· If the editorial board detects copyright infringement and plagiarism in a published or early-view work, the following withdrawal and notification procedures are carried out within one week at the latest.

· The preservation of human and animal rights in the reviewed research is the editor's responsibility. Ethics committee approval for the subjects used in the studies is responsible for refusing the study in the absence of permission for experimental research.


Reviewer Policy

· Peer reviewers cannot directly communicate with authors, evaluations and comments are submitted through the journal management system (Dergipark).

· Peer reviewers agree to consider only matters related to their area of expertise.

· The manuscripts have been evaluated through the Double-Blind Reviewing model.

· When peer reviewers disclose any kind of potential or immediate conflict of interest during the review of the submission, they should recuse themselves.

· If the peer reviewer has any concerns about the originality of the article or other ethically problematic issues in the article, he or she will inform the editor(s).

· The peer reviewer(s) makes the assessment objectively only in relation to the content of the work.

· The language of the assessment of the work should be polite and constructive.


Publisher Policy

Migration Research Foundation, the publisher of TJDS, is a non-profit organization that pursues the public interest. TJDS aims to provide a medium for the publication of original papers covering the entire span of diaspora and migration studies. In this context, the editorial board of this journal has formed by considering the Social Sciences branches. The board is consists of co-editors, editorial assistants, editorial boards, and advisory boards. The subjected board acts according to the following ethical responsibilities:

· The publisher bears the responsibility to act honestly in the case of conflict of interest during the evaluation of articles.

· TJDS undertakes to create an independent editorial decision.


Corrections and Retractions

· The TJDS editors are solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal shall be published.

· They are guided by the journal policies and constrained by legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.

· Published articles should remain extant, exact, and unaltered as far as possible.

· However, on very occasional circumstances, an article is published that must later be corrected by publishing erratum or corrigendum, retracted or even removed. For such cases, the TJDS follows the COPE retraction guidelines.


* The ethical Standards and Publication Policy of TJDS are edited suitably according to the TR Dizin academic principles.