Ethics Declaration

Publishing Ethic Codes Adopted by DEU Maritime Faculty Journal

Dokuz Eylul University Maritime Faculty Journal undertakes to apply the publication ethics to the highest standards and to comply with the following principles in order to prevent Publication Ethics and Abuse. These principles are based on the recommendations and guidelines developed by the journal editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Council of Science Editors (CSE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Editor’s Responsibilities

Decisions on Article Publishing

The editor of DEU Maritime Faculty Journal is responsible for deciding on which of the articles submitted to the Journal to be published are appropriate to be published. The editor is also entitled to make final decisions on which of those articles submitted will be published in the Journal and decide on the policies regarding the articles, which are against and/or violating the sense of honor, and/or ethical principles of scientific approach, which have violated copyright regulations, which have plagiarized. The entitlement of the editor comprises the right to deliberate and exchange views with the referees while making any publishing decisions. The editor is also responsible for the contents and the overall quality of the articles to be published. In addition to such substantial responsibilities, the editor is supposed to establish an appropriate, reliable and fair process of referee review.

Interest Conflicts

The unpublished materials involved in the articles submitted to the Journal are not allowed to be used by anyone else without the clear written permission from the author(s) of the article.

Staying Unbiased

The articles submitted to the Journal are for sure evaluated in a manner completely free of prejudice. While evaluating the articles, only and only the intellectual and academic values are taken into consideration not the ethnicity, race, gender, sexual preference, religious belief, nationality and political views of the author(s).


The editor, editor assistants, and the publishing committee are supposed not to release the article-related data and information to anyone else but the author(s) of the article, the referees, any other editor assistants and the publisher.

Click here to access the PDF document “General Duties and Responsibilities of Editors” prepared by COPE

The responsibilities of the Referees


If the referee who is assigned to review an article feels that he/she is not competent enough to evaluate the article or is not likely to hand in the evaluation report in due time, he/she must inform the editor accordingly and resign from the review process.


The articles accepted to be evaluated are confidential documents. Such articles must not be released to and/or discussed with anyone but the persons authorized by the editor. Any information and/or views gained through the referee review process are to be kept confidential and must not be used for personal interests.

Staying unbiased

Referee reviews are to be objective; no criticism must be directed to the author(s), and the referees must put forward or express their views clearly and based on supporting arguments.

Declaration/Information about the Sources

The referees are supposed to define or recognize, the relevant published studies which have not been involved in the articles being reviewed. They are also supposed to attract the attention of the editor to any considerable similarity, and/or equivalence he7she has detected between the article under review and any other studies he/she has known.

Interest Conflicts

The referees must not evaluate any articles with the author(s) of which they may encounter any interest conflicts due to any sort of competition, cooperation or whatever relations or contacts between the two sides.

Click here to access the “Referee Guide” PDF document prepared by COPE

The Responsibility of the Author(s)

Reporting Standards

Any article submitted to the Journal must be original, and the author(s) must make sure that previously it has not been published in any other journal(s). The data used in the article must be inserted into the study with utmost care, and the article must comprise details and sources at a satisfactory extent. Deceitful and deliberately made mistakes are not acceptable as they are likely to tend to unethical situations.

Access to Data and Retaining the Data

The author(s) might be asked/required to submit any raw data related to the article that could be needed during the evaluation process. So, they are supposed to get ready to provide access to such data and retain it for a reasonable period following the article has been published.

Originality and Plagiarization

The author(s) must create entirely original articles, and if they use any words and/or phrases and/or articles of authors, they must act in compliance with citation rules. Having submitted their articles to Maritime Faculty Journal, the authors are thought to have guaranteed, or ensured, that their articles are original and compliant with ethics standards, all the sources used have rightfully been cited, and they have no similarities and/or equivalence with any other articles already published or at the process/stage of being published.

Getting the Article Published in More Than One Journal

An author is usually expected not to use and get published the contents referring to and/or based on the same research in more than one article. Submitting the same contents simultaneously to more than one journal is not ethical and not acceptable.

Citation of Sources

The sources cited and/or quoted must always be shown in compliance with citation principles. The authors are to use the proper citation requirements for any other articles that affect the basis of their studies reported.

Being an Author to an Article

The term “Author” must be limited to referring to the person(s) who make(s) meaningful and effective contributions to the concept, design, implementation or interpretation of the article/study reported. All the parties/persons who make substantial contributions to the study must follow the first author in the list of the authors. If there are any persons who have been involved in any research projects in terms of various aspects, they must be recognized (indicated), or declared as contributors. The term “author” must also include “an author” who handles contacts and correspondence with the editor of the journal. The author who is recognized as a contact address must have all the co-authors get involved in the article.

Disclosure and Interest Conflicts

All the authors are liable to declare, or disclose any financial sources or interest conflicts that are likely to affect the conclusion or the evaluation and/or interpretation concerning their article.

The Basic Mistakes in the Articles Already Published

If an author notices an important mistake or defect in his/her article that has already been published, he has got to inform the editor of the Journal accordingly and cooperate with him/her in correcting the mistake or the defect.

Click here for ICMJE guidelines on authorship and author responsibilities.


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