Journal of Life Long Nursing complies with international ethical rules in accepting and publishing articles.
In scientific articles sent to the Journal of Life Long Nursing, the guidelines related to Higher Education Institutions Scientific Research and Publication Ethics, the recommendations of the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) and the International Standards for Editors and Authors of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) should be taken into account.
Plagiarism, forgery or deception in data, repetition of publication, splitting, and including people who do not contribute to the research among the authors are unacceptable practices within the framework of ethical rules. In case of any ethical irregularity related to this and similar practices, necessary legal actions will be taken.
- Plagiarism: Presenting the original ideas, methods, data, or works of others as one's own work, without attribution in accordance with scientific rules, is considered within the scope of plagiarism. In order to avoid plagiarism, authors should cite in accordance with scientific rules and pay attention to the references of all scientific articles in their research. In this context, for article acceptance, the article is first examined for plagiarism with the iThenticate program. Articles with more than 20 percent citations and overlapping other publications but not cited are not included in the referee process.
- Fraud: Using data that does not actually exist or that has been modified in scientific research is considered data forgery. Authors should collect their data within ethical rules and analyze them without subjecting them to any changes that would affect the validity and reliability of the process.
- Distortion: Changing the records or data obtained from the research, presenting the devices or materials not used in the research as if they were used, changing or shaping the research results in line with the interests of the people and institutions that are supported are considered within the scope of distortion. Authors should be honest, objective, and transparent in the information they provide regarding the research process. They should avoid violating ethical rules.
- Repetition of Publication: Presenting the same publication as separate publications without citing previous publications is considered within the scope of publication repetition. The responsibility for the publications submitted for evaluation to be published elsewhere or in the process of evaluation rests entirely with the authors. Authors should avoid repetition and take care to submit their original and original research.
- Slicing: Separating the results of research in a way that violates the integrity of the research and inappropriately and publishing it in more than one issue and presenting these publications as separate publications are considered within the scope of publishing by dividing. Authors should consider the integrity of the research and avoid divisions that would affect the results.
- Unfair authorship: Including people who did not contribute to the research among the authors or not including those who contributed is considered within the scope of unfair authorship. All authors should have contributed adequately to the stages of planning, design, data collection, analysis, evaluation, preparation of the research for publication, and revealing the final version of the research.
- Support: In the publications made as a result of research carried out with support, the people, institutions, or organizations that support them and their contributions should be stated fully.