Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Authors must submit an ethics committee approval document for articles published in IJCER (only for necessary papers). The ethics document should including the name of the relevant institution, the date of the document, and the decision-number information of the document. If your study is a paper that does not require an ethics committee document, please indicate this situation. An ethics committee document is not needed for articles produced from theses. Please see the submission guidelines for more information.International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research (IJCER) adopts the The Council of Higher Education (Turkey)- Instructions for Scientific Research and Publication Ethics guidelines.

Authors of IJCER must confirm the following:
Submitted manuscripts must be the original work of the author(s)
Only unpublished manuscripts should be submitted
It is un ethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal concurrently
Any conflict of interest must be clearly stated
Acknowledge the sources of data used in the development of the manuscript
All errors discovered in the manuscript after submission must be swiftly communicated to the Editor.

Reviewers of IJCER must confirm the following:
That all manuscripts are reviewed in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry or political values of author(s)
That they will be objective and constructive in their reviews, refraining from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libelous or derogatory personal comments
That they will review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner
That any observed conflict of interest during the review process must be communicated to the Editor
That all information pertaining to the manuscript is kept confidential
That they will not use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others
That any information that may be the reason for the rejection of publication of a manuscript must be communicated to the Editor

Editors of IJCER must confirm the following:
That all manuscripts are evaluated in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry or political values of authors
That information pertaining manuscripts are kept confidential
That any observed conflict of interest pertaining manuscripts must be disclosed
The Editorial Board takes responsibility for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts based on the reviewer’s evaluation of the manuscript, policies of the journal editorial board and legal restrain acting against plagiarism, libel and copyright infringement.

Plagiarism Policy
During review process we use iThenticate plagiarism software. The authors should scan with iThenticate plagiarism or other plagiarism software of their manuscripts before submitting.
Review process cannot begin in case of failure or missing any of the requirements mentioned in this journal such as detailed biostatement by author or any kind of typing mistake in the submission form, etc. The journal staffs never check the submitted data and notify back the author.
The submitter must provide and maintain all requirements during the evaluation process. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. Author commits all conditions by sending the manuscript.

Open Access Policy
International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research (IJCER) is a fully open access journal, which means that abstracts and full texts of all articles published in this journal are freely accessible to everyone immediately after publication, without any form of restriction and requiring a subscription to the journal.
The manuscripts that are published in the IJCER are distributed under CC BY license. Users can distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon our articles, even commercially, as long as they are cited for the original creation
IJCER provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Access to the articles published in IJCER is free and unlimited. IJCER utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.