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Ethical Policy

Publishing processes of JHNM adopted the ethical principles based on the reaction and publication of information in a neutral and respected manner. Since, it is targeted that all parties participating in the creation of a scientific study (author, editor, reviewer, publisher and reader) contribute to the proper progress of science, importance is given to the compliance with scientific ethical principles in the scientific studies. JHNM expects all individuals to comply with the following principles of publication ethics. These ethical principles are determined as detailed below, considering the directive prepared by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).


The author (s) sending articles to JHNM is expected to comply with the ethical principles stated below.

  • It is the authors(s)' responsibility to comply with the scientific and ethical rules of the article. The author(s) needs to ensure that the data associated with the study are correct, keeping records on his research regularly, and be able to access this data on a possible request.
  • The studies submitted by the author are expected to be original. If the author (s) benefit from other studies, they must cite completely and accurately.
  • The author (s) must ensure that the article is not published or accepted elsewhere. If the content submitted by the author matches the already published or presented content, to accept and quote this conflict and, when necessary, to provide the editor with a copy of any work that may have similar content related to his / her work, to obtain permission to reproduce, and use any content from other sources, and cite it as a reference.
  • All of the authors should be taking part in the perform and publishing of the study, and should contribute directly to the study academically and scientifically. If there are individuals who do not meet the authorship criteria but contribute to the study, they should be stated in the acknowledgment section. In multi-centre studies, all individuals shown as authors must meet the above mentioned conditions.
  • In multi-author articles, the contributions of the authors (such as study design, data collection and analysis, manuscript writing) should be stated in the Author Contribution Form and submitted to the editorial board.
  • The research ethics practices, such as ethics committee approval of the ethics committee and the informed consent of the participants, should clearly state in the "Method" section of the article. In the human researches, the approval of the "Ethics Committee" is required and it is obligatory to upload the ethics committee approval to the system (
  • If it is necessary, the author(s) should be obtained permissions (provided that this is stated in the acknowledgment section) of the data (table, figure, picture etc.) for the right to use. And they must have a document indicating that these permissions have been obtained.
  • To ensure that all studies involving human or animal subjects comply with national and international laws and guidelines (eg WMA Helsinki Declaration, NIH Policy on the Use of Laboratory Animals, EU Directive on the Use of Animals) to approve that necessary approvals have been obtained, to respect subject privacy.
  • For all studies, involving human or animal participants comply with national and international laws and guidelines (eg WMA Helsinki Declaration, NIH Policy on the Use of Laboratory Animals, the EU Directive on the Use of Animals and the related regulations of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey), it is necessary to state that the necessary approvals have been obtained, and the privacy of them must be respected.
  • In case of any conflict of interest or when the author(s) finds an ethical violation related to the article, they would share it with the editor and publisher, and this should be mentioned in the title of "Conflict of Interest" before the references.
  • If there is any financial support, donation or else for the research, it should be stated in the title of “Acknowledgment” before the references.
  • If the author(s) notices any errors regarding to the article in the published, early view or evaluation process, they are obliged to inform the editor or the publisher, to cooperate to correct or withdraw.


JHNM editors and editorial assistants should assume the following ethical principles and responsibilities.

  • Editors are responsible for every article published in JHNM and they must fulfill their roles and obligations in this context such as meeting the information needs of readers and authors, to ensure the continuous development of the journal, to improve the quality of the studies published in the journal, to provide clarity and transparency regarding the broadcasting processes, and to carry out all processes taking into account the ethical principles.
  • JHNM rejects the submitted studies if it is not appropriate in terms of scientific integrity, originality and timeliness of the subject or compatibility with the purpose and scope of the journal.
  • The editor and editorial board are responsible for the quality the both of contents and publishing process of the articles. And they make the necessary corrections in case of errors.
  • When it is necessary, the editors must fulfill the obligations such as; to ensure that members of the editorial board evaluate the works impartially and independently, to consider their qualifications when selecting new editorial board members, to constantly interact with the journal's publication policies and development, and holding information and training meetings.
  • Editors are obliged to evaluate the articles in a balanced, unbiased and fair manner regardless of their ethnic, gender, nationality, religious and political characteristics of the author(s).
  • Editors should define the journal's "Blind Review and Evaluation Process" and ensure that all processes are carried out accordingly. In addition, they have to create and update an "Author Guidelines" that is detailed enough to inform the authors about this process.
  • Editors must keep all information regarding the articles uploaded to the system confidential until the article is published. In addition, they are required to provide descriptive and informative feedback to the authors.
  • In the event of a complaint regarding an ethical violation, they must follow the journal's policy and procedure and take necessary action. In addition, they must apply the necessary sanctions regardless of who the study belongs, by giving them the opportunity to defend in case of complaints about the authors.
  •  The editors are fully authorized to assign reviewers, and they do not allow conflicts of interest between the authors, editorial board and reviewers. They are also responsible for making the final decision on articles to be published in JHNM.
  • Editors must fulfill following tasks; expanding the reviewer pool, taking care to assign the appropriate reviewers related to articles' topic, ensuring the confidentiality of the reviewer information during the blind evaluation process, providing the necessary information and support to make the evaluation process impartial, scientific and objective, and determining the practices and policies to increase reviewer performance.
  • Editors are obliged to ensure the protection of personal data related to the subjects or images included in the evaluated studies. And they have the right to reject the study if it is not documented that clear informed consent was obtained from the subjects / participants used in the study.
  • Editors are responsible for protecting the intellectual property rights of all published articles and defending the rights of the journal and author(s) in case of possible violations. In addition, they must take precautions such as plagiarism control in order to prevent the content in all published articles from violating the intellectual property rights of other publications.
  • Editors take necessary precautions by considering possible conflicts of interest between the author(s), reviewers, and other editors for the completion of the publishing process of the studies independently and objectively. And if any problems are detected, they evaluate in accordance with ethical principles.


All the studies sent to JHNM are evaluated through the "Double Blind Reviewer" process, as it provides an opportunity to be evaluated objectively and independently. In this process reviewers can not communicate directly with the author(s). Reviewer evaluation forms, recommendations and comments on manuscripts are transmitting via journal system by editor. In this context, reviewers are expected to act in accordance with the following ethical principles.

  • Reviewers must evaluate the manuscripts in timely regardless of ethnic, gender, nationality, religion and political characteristics of the authors
  • Reviewers  should report to the editor if they are aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author’s side knowing the studies related to the manuscript.
  • Reviewers  should keep the information about the manuscripts confidential.
  • To make suggestions to help improve the quality of the article to be published and to critically review the study. To communicate his/her comments to the author in a constructive and gentle language.
  • Reviewers should not be able to copy the manuscripts for themselves, they should not share the manuscript with others without the permission of editor.
  • Due to the privacy policy reviewers should exterminate the copies of the article or send back to editor after the evaluation process is completed.
  • Editor should destroy the copies of the articles that are rejected or sent back.
  • To be cognizant of potential conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative, or other relationships between the author and the author), and, if necessary, to alert the editor to withdraw his or her assistance for this article.


JHNM, which is a publication of the 'Associatıon of Nurse Managers ', publishes for the professional purpose of this professional organization in order to contribute to the academic development of its professions, without the aim of profit and by considering the public interest. Associatıon of Nurse Managers Board of Directors acts with the awareness of ethical responsibilities regarding JHNM publishing processes.

  • Among the parties involved in a creation of a scientific study, the publisher should act within all these ethical principles.
  • It provides for editors to be the final decision makers, ensuring the creation of the independent editor decision, regardless of their economic or political gains.
  • People should not hesitate to get contact with the publisher when they encounter an unethical situation (fraud, distortion, slicing, unfair authorship etc.).

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