Policy on Publication Ethics
Publication Ethics Statement: It is necessary to agree on standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the publishing process (authors, Editorial Board, and reviewers). TranSynergy has developed international standards for all parties to ensure high ethical standards. In this regard, TranSynergy anticipates that all parties will commit to these standards.
TranSynergy is fully committed to ensure high ethical and professional standards in scholarly publication for both editors and authors. Since being a new journal and not a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), TranSynergy is inspired by COPE guidelines and standards for best practices available at www.publicationethics.org and the guidelines and principles set by The European Association of Science Editors (EASE).
Creative Commons License
Each article published by TranSynergy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Author fees / Access: The Journal database is fully open access and full text of published articles are available for everyone who can get access to the Journal website free of cost. Besides, the authors never pay any charges for submission, article processing and publication.
International Standards for Authors
TranSynergy does not require all authors of a research paper to sign a letter of submission, nor does it require the list of authors to be in any particular order. All authors who submit to TranSynergy are expected to voluntarily follow the international standards for authors.
- Authors must attest that their manuscripts are their original work. Plagiarism, duplicate publications, data fabrication and falsification, and redundant publication are all prohibited.
- The authors must certify that the manuscript has never been published before and is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
- If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, they must ensure that they are properly cited or quoted and identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscripts.
- When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his or her own published work, it is the author’s responsibility to notify the Journal editor or publisher as soon as possible and to work with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
- Authors must notify TranSynergy of any potential conflicts of interest.
International Standards for the Editorial Board
Editors and the Editorial Board are required to adhere to the following international standards for the Editorial Board:
- All information pertaining to submitted manuscripts must be kept confidential by the Editorial Board.
- The Editorial Board is in charge of making publication decisions for manuscripts that have been submitted.
- The Editorial Board must make every effort to meet the needs of both readers and authors.
- The Editorial Board must only consider manuscripts for their intellectual content.
- The Editorial Board must constantly strive to improve TranSynergy’s quality.
- The Editorial Board must uphold the academic record’s integrity.
- The Editorial Board must disclose any conflicts of interest.
- When necessary, the Editorial Board must be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies.
International Standards for Reviewers
When accepting review invitations, TranSynergy reviewers are also expected to meet the international standards for reviewers.
- Reviewers must keep manuscript-related information confidential.
- Reviewers must bring to the Editor Board’s attention any information that may be grounds for rejecting a manuscript’s publication.
- Reviewers must only assess manuscripts based on their intellectual content.
- Reviewers must evaluate manuscripts objectively based solely on their originality, significance, and relevance to the journal’s domains.
- Any conflicts of interest must be reported to TranSynergy by reviewers.
Ethics Committee Approval/Report
Studies that require the approval of the Ethics Committee are as follows:
• All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from the participants by using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment, interview techniques,
• The use of humans and animals (including material/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
• Clinical studies on humans,
• Research on animals,
• Retrospective studies in accordance with the personal data protection law.
In addition, it is necessary to state that the “Informed Consent Form” was taken in the case reports and to obtain permission from the owners for the use of scales, questionnaires and photographs belonging to others.
In case articles that meet the above conditions and require Ethics Committee approval are sent to TranSynergy, the official Ethics Committee permission documents must be sent in the article submission process.