Karadeniz International Scientific Journal

This is an internationally refereed social science journal that is published every three months (quarterly) in electronic-based and print-based since 2009. The journal publishes four issues each year (March, June, September, and December).

The publication language of this journal is Turkish, English, or Russian.

This is an open-access journal. Therefore, all issues and articles published so far can be accessed free of charge from the journal's website.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Effective academic studies are those aiming to embody and support the scientific methods and purposes. It is vital that all parts of the publication process (authors, readers and researchers, publishers, referees and editors) in this point comply with the standards of ethical principles. Within the framework of the International Black Sea Scientific Journal, all parts are expected to carry out the following ethical responsibilities. 

Black Sea International Scientific Journal is committed to following the Code of Conduct   and   Best Practice Guidelines   of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) . It is a duty of our editors to follow Cope Guidance for Editors   and our peer-reviewers must follow COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. We expect all prospective authors to read and understand our Ethics Policy before submitting any manuscripts to our journals.

Authors' Ethical Responsibilities

  1. The work submitted for publication to International Black Sea Scientific Journal must have not been published in or submitted for publication to another journal at the same time. Each application can be started following the completion of the previous application. Any published work in another journal can not be sent to International Black Sea Scientific Journal. Every article must comply with the publiction rules and procedures of our journal. Please examine the “Witing Rules” before submitting your paper.
  2. Author (s) are required to make use of and / or quote in a complete and accurate way in order to benefit from other studies or to use other studies. In writing citation and bibliography, the APA 6 editorial guidelines should be applied. 
  3. If the work submitted for publication is to constitute a conflict of interest, and if relevant, it should be indicated.
  4. The referee (s) may request raw data on their framing of evaluation processes; in such a case the author (s) should be ready to submit the expected data and information to the editorial board.
  5. Authors must have the required documents as regards the use of data, evaluation/research means, and permissions for analysis. The paper will not be considered for publication unless the required documents, data, and ethic board report are loaded into the system upon the request of referees.
  6. The author (s) has an obligation to cooperate with the editor in informing, correcting or withdrawing their papers if they find a mistake related to their work.
  7. Papers presented orally, yet not published in the proceeding book in symposiums can be sent for evaluation in the journal.
  8. The language of the papers can be Turkish, Russian or English. No matter what the language of the paper is, titles, abstracts and keywords in all three languages must be submitted. The Abstract should be 200 words, the title 12 words and keywords 5 in minimum.
  9. All papers sent to the journal are checked for plagiarism during the pre-control phase, and those with more than 25 % are turned down.
  10. The publication right of all papers sent to the journal through the system belongs to International Black Sea Scientific Journal, so authors must fill in the publication right contract form and load it into the system.

Referees' Ethical Responsibilities

  1. Referees of International Black Sea Scientific Journal should only accept papers related to their fields of study and expertise. Referees are attentively selected from among the board of referees of the journal by the editors. As blind review process is applied, authors and referees cannot see or contact each other, and it is certainly prohibited that they make themselves known to the other part. If any of these rules are violated, referees must certainly refuse to continue their duty as referees.
  2. Referees of International Black Sea Scientific Journal must carry out the process of evaluation in complete impartiality and secrecy.
  3. If referees of International Black Sea Scientific Journal think they are face to face with conflict of interest, they must refuse evaluaton and inform the editors about this.
  4. Referees of International Black Sea Scientific Journal must delete the documents related to evaluation process within a month due to the principle of secrecy. They can only use the last form of the papers upon publication.
  5. Referees must evaluate the papers in complete neutrality and impartiality in terms of content. In no way must they be influenced by such facts as nationality, gender, religious beliefs, ideologies, financial worries or any other feature of the authors. 
  6. Referees must use polite expressions while evaluating the papers. They must avoid using personal language with enmity, hatred, insult or any other form of degradation. Any referee not complying with this rule will certainly be exluded from the board of referees.
  7. Referees of International Black Sea Scientific Journal must complete the evaluation process of the papers they accept within 15 days and in accordance with the ethical principles of the journal stated here.
  8. Referees of International Black Sea Scientific Journal will be paid for their contribution whether or not the papers are accepted for publication.
  9. Papers loaded into the system can be withdrawn by the authors before they are published. In this case, the reason must be stated clearly in the system by the authors.

Editors' Ethical Responsibilities

  1. All papers sent to the journal through the system are controlled technically. Those with suitable form are sent to referees designed by the editors. 
  2. International Black Sea Scientific Journal has an editorial board. All papers are judged by at least one international expert academician on the basis of their intellectual content, regardless of the author's gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenship and political values.
  3. Personal information about the articles is kept confidential.
  4. The conflict of interest observed regarding the article must be explained by the field editors.
  5. The Editorial Board assumes the responsibility to make publishing decisions for the submitted articles, based on the evaluation of the candidate's articles, the editorial board policies of the journal, and the legally prohibited items against plagiarism and copyright infringement.


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