Publication Ethics

The Editorial Board of the Cappadocia Journal of Area Studies (CJAS) aims to ensure high-quality scientific publications, trust in scientific findings, and that researchers and other authors receive credit for their studies.

CJAS aims to adhere to the guidelines and core practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Article assessment

All submitted papers are subject to initial screening by one of the editors and afterward peer review. The articles must meet standards of academic excellence. If approved by the editors, peer reviewers will consider articles whose identities are anonymous to the authors.

The editors may consult experts in their fields before deciding on appropriate actions. This includes inviting reviewers with specific expertise, assessment by additional editors, and declining to consider a submission.


Authors must not use the words, figures, or ideas of others without a reference to them. All sources in the submitted articles must be cited appropriately, preferably where they are used in the text.

CJAS editors use plagiarism screening software (iThenticate) to detect submissions that are similar to published and previously submitted papers.

If plagiarism is detected, whether in published or unpublished material in CJAS, our editors will reject the material. Any published articles may need to be corrected. The editors of CJAS may remove published articles from the website if a high similarity is in place.

Duplicate submission and redundant publication

The articles submitted to CJAS should not be previously published, including in other languages. Articles based on content added on a preprint server, an institutional repository (including KÜNASİS), or a thesis will be considered.

Manuscripts submitted to CJAS must not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration and must be withdrawn before being submitted elsewhere. 

If authors have used their own previously published work, or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they must cite the previous articles and indicate how their submitted manuscript differs from their previous work. Reuse of the authors’ own words should be quoted in the text. Reusing the authors’ own figures or substantial amounts of wording may require permission from the copyright holder.

CJAS will consider extended versions of papers presented at conferences if this is declared in the Acknowledgments part of the paper.

The redundant publication of a paper, the division of study outcomes into more than one article, may result in rejection. Duplicate publication of the same, or a very similar, article may result in the retraction of the later article.

Citation manipulation

Authors whose submitted manuscripts are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of sources to a given author’s work or articles published in a particular journal may be rejected.

Editors and reviewers must not ask authors to include references to increase citations to their own work or journal.

Fabrication and falsification

The editors may reject the submitted manuscripts or retract published articles that have fabricated or falsified the results, including manipulating images.

Authorship and acknowledgments

All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript, approved its claims, and agreed to be an author. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution. Author contributions are encouraged to be described at the end of the submission in the Acknowledgments part. Changes in authorship must be declared to the journal and agreed to by all authors.

Anyone who contributed to the research or manuscript preparation, but is not an author, should be acknowledged with their permission in the Acknowledgments part.


Suspected breaches of our publication ethics principles, either before and after publication, should be reported to our Editorial Board by email. Claimants will be kept anonymous if requested.

CJAS editors may ask the authors to provide the underlying data and images and contact institutions or employers to ask for an investigation or to raise concerns.

Corrections and retractions

Errors by the authors may be corrected by a corrigendum and errors by the editors of CJAS by an erratum.

If there are errors that significantly affect the conclusions or evidence of misconduct, this may require retraction or an expression of concern following the COPE Retraction Guidelines.