Ethical principles of article publication

The ethical policy of this journal is based on the guidelines of the Committee on Ethics in Publication (COPE) and complies with the Code of Conduct of the Editorial Board of the International Committee of Journals. In its regular meetings, the editorial board carefully examines all the articles received from the system (prepared according to the system's authors' guide). Articles that are scientifically innovative and in line with the topic of the publication are sent to the referees after summarizing the comments. The editorial board's effort is to ensure that the stages of preliminary review, judging, coordination and final review of the articles, while taking into account the scientific conditions, have an acceptable speed. After receiving the referee's comments, the journal office sends the article to the author, after applying the correction comments of the referees by the author, sends it to the coordinating referee for control. After the coordinating referee declares that the opinions of the referees have been applied correctly or to a scientifically acceptable level, after the draft in the editorial board and final review, the article is accepted as a scientific paper. The editorial board of the journal is free to accept, reject, publish and modify articles.


Publisher Responsibilities

  • The publisher undertakes that the decisions of the editor and editorial board regarding all articles are final and these decisions are made only based on professional judgment and will not be influenced by any commercial interests.
  • The publisher undertakes to always monitor and control the adherence to ethical principles by the editor, editors and members of the editorial board, judges, writers and readers of the publication.
  • The publisher undertakes to always publish and announce corrections, principles of transparency, and retraction of published articles if needed.


Responsibilities of the editor-in-chief and the editorial team

  • The editor-in-chief should have full authority to accept/reject articles.
  • The editor-in-chief makes the final decision to accept or reject the articles based on the opinions of the judges and members of the editorial board.
  • The editor-in-chief must maintain the confidentiality of the submitted articles under review until their publication.
  • The editor-in-chief must adhere to the confidentiality and anonymity of the referees' information.
  • The editor-in-chief must try to prevent any conflict of interest and disclose it if there is a conflict of interest.
  • The editor-in-chief should always investigate issues related to plagiarism and fake data and, if necessary, publish corrections, clarify, withdraw and apologize.
  • According to the double-blind review policy of the journal, the anonymity of reviewers and authors should be maintained.
  • The editor-in-chief must not disclose the information and content of the articles to anyone other than the original author, referees and, if necessary, other editorial editors.


Responsibilities of referees

  • The referees help the editor and the editorial board of the journal in the qualitative, content and scientific review of the articles and they contribute to the scientific improvement of the article.
  • After the initial review, the selected referees should immediately inform the editor of the publication about the result of accepting the refereeing of the article or not being able to referee it.
  • All the information in the articles should be considered confidential for the referee and the referee should try to keep it.
  • The refereeing of the articles should be based on sufficient scientific documentation and reasoning, clearly and clearly expressed, and the referee's opinion should be presented to the publication and the authors in the article and the evaluation form, and refrain from expressing tasteful and non-scientific opinion in the refereeing of the articles.
  • Paying attention to the sources used in the article is another duty of the referees. All research, topics and quotations used in the article must be accompanied by full references in the sources.
  • It is appropriate that respected referees should refrain from accepting articles that feel that the author or authors of that article are known to the referee.
  • If an article is suspected to be duplicated, the referees will transfer the case to the journal.


Responsibilities of authors

  • It is necessary to observe the basic principles of writing and research in essay writing, and the essays must be written and organized according to the format of the publication (authors' guide).
  • The responsible author must confirm and submit the consent and knowledge of other authors of the article in this publication through the authors' commitment form.
  • The author(s) of the article are responsible for the contents of the article.
  • The submitted article has been seen by all the authors of the article and the current form of the article (including the contents, names of the authors, their placement order, address and designation of the author responsible for the correspondence) is made with their approval.
  • If the article is derived from the thesis, the supervisor's name is placed as the author responsible for the correspondence, and the authors' names are based on the order of their position in the thesis.
  • All lines of the article should be the result of the research and intellectual work of the author or authors, and in case of referring to other publications, referencing should be done accurately. However, the content of others in this article is not copied and is the author(s)'s own interpretation and composition.



  • Articles sent to this journal must not have been previously published in another journal, either foreign or domestic (except in the form of abstracts in conferences) at the same time or while reviewing the article in this publication, it should not be sent to another publication for publication.
  • In case of violation of any of the above obligations, the Scientific Journal of Plant Productions has the right to remove the article even after publication (by correspondence with the relevant authorities), not to return the sums paid for printing and not to receive the article from the author or authors forever.
  • If it is necessary to change the order of the authors' names (adding, removing or moving them) both in the ID sheet and in the journal system, all authors must express their consent to the name change in a letter with their signature to the journal's email and state the reason to be checked. Also, if the authors do not agree, the issue will be investigated through their respective organization and announced through an official letter from the organization to the publication.
  • The author(s) undertake that the parts of the article that are not referred to are not taken from another article, and the author(s) will be responsible for any claims.
  • The author (authors) are obliged to inform the publication about any error in their article at any time, to correct it or withdraw the article.
  • Any risks that occur to humans or the environment due to research should be clearly mentioned in the article.


Possible unethical publishing and research behavior

If in any of the stages of submitting, judging, editing or publishing an article in the journal, or after that, it is ensured that one of the following cases occurs, it is considered unethical publishing and research behavior and the journal has the right to deal with it legally.


  • Data falsification and data fabrication

It consists of reporting untrue content and presenting fictitious data or results as laboratory results, experimental studies, or personal findings, falsely recording what did not happen or shifting the results of different studies are examples of this violation.



  • Data distortion

It consists of recording and presenting research results in such a way that the details of the research implementation or the data collection process are manipulated, or data is deleted or changed, or some small results are magnified in order to hide bigger facts so that the research results are followed in line with specific goals or the presented results are not doubted.


  • Scientific theft

Copying the ideas of others, structural similarities in writing, or attributing the ideas and results of others without proper referencing.


  • Scientific capture

It means that the author (authors) employs another person to do the research and after the research is finished, he (she) publishes it in his own name with little interference.


  • Unreal assignment

The author(s) attribute to their institution, center or educational or research group that has no role in the original research.


  • Simultaneous sending

Concurrent submission occurs when a manuscript (or significant portions of a manuscript) is submitted to a journal that is already under review by another journal.


Copyright and License

Based on the principle that making research findings freely available supports the global exchange of knowledge to the public, this journal provides free and immediate access to its content. All articles in this publication are published under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0), which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution, and reproduction in any medium or format as long as the original author(s) and source are properly credited, allowed to be mentioned. Under the Open Access License, authors retain copyright for the content of their articles, but allow others to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are properly credited) are mentioned and the original source is correctly cited.

Based on this license, authors will have the following rights:

  • Share your article in accordance with the Personal Use Rights* section as long as it contains an end-user license and a doi link to the copy of record in this journal.
  • Protection of intellectual property rights (including research data).
  • Appropriate credit and attribution for published work.

*Personal Use Rights

* Authors may use their articles for academic purposes in whole or in part, such as: use in classroom teaching (including hard copy, paper or electronic distribution)

* Distribute copies (including by email) to known research colleagues for their personal use

* Use in subsequent works

* Expansion of the article in the form of a book