Ethics Policy

IJAST Ethics Policy

•IJAST is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed international journal and publishes original scholarly works such as articles and review articles.

• Submissions should be the original work of their authors and should contribute to the literature. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal should not be previously published or under review elsewhere.

•Articles that can be sent to the journal are Aviation Science, Aircraft engineering, Electric and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Material engineering, Environmental Engineering, Architecture and many other applied sciences. In addition, other studies addressing issues related to aviation will be welcomed.

• International Journal of Aviation Science and Technology commits to the internationally accepted principles of publication ethics expressed in the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

• Scientific and ethical rules must be adhered to in the design, preparation, production stages of the manuscript and in the analyses of data and use of materials. The editors, readers, reviewers, and manuscript authors are to adhere to ethical standards, rules and regulations and take any reasonable steps to prevent their violations. Manuscripts that do not adhere to publication ethics and/or citation conventions or display any form of plagiarism are rejected. All submissions are subjected to originality check, iThenticate example giving.

• The content and language of manuscripts and any legal liabilities are under the sole responsibility of their authors. All manuscripts sent for publication should meet academic writing conventions and publication ethics. Authors are responsible for their manuscripts. If authors use any material (photograph, drawing, etc.) from other sources, they are responsible for getting the copyrights for these. No royalties are paid to authors, and manuscripts sent for publication cannot be withdrawn.

• Statements of fact and opinion in the articles submitted to the Journal are those of the respective authors and contributors and not of the Editors of International Journal of Aviation Science and Technology.

• The Journal accepts manuscript submissions in English. For all references to quotations from and for the ideas and concepts taken from other sources, proper citation conventions specified in the Journal guidelines (IEEE Style) should be used.

• The Journal is published biannually in May and December.

• The copyright of manuscripts published in the Journal belongs to International Journal of Aviation Science and Technology. It is obligatory to fill in and send the copyright form to the Journal. Works published in the Journal cannot be published elsewhere without the approval of the Editorial Board; or any part/parts of them cannot be reproduced without proper referencing.

• All submissions are examined first by the Editor-in-Chief and Field Editors, who send the anonymous manuscripts to at least two referees for their evaluation of format and content. If the referees ask for revisions in the manuscript, the manuscript is sent back to its author. The author is responsible for the timely completion of revisions and sending the revised manuscript to the Journal. When necessary, the revised manuscript is re-evaluated by the referees.

• Reviewers, readers, and authors who submit manuscripts should comply with the evaluation and review procedures set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Referees are entitled to evaluate the manuscript in a detailed and fair manner, and are expected to comply with scientific publication conventions and be objective in their decision. Referees should reject the invitation and inform the Editorial Board in cases which might risk the objectivity of their evaluation such as conflict of interests, prejudice or beliefs that might affect the objectivity of their decision, or if they think the scope of the work does not fall within their area of expertise. Confidentiality is crucial; and referees should pay extreme importance to this in review, revision and publication procedures. Once the referees accept the invitation to evaluate manuscripts, they declare and undertake the responsibility to submit their reviews in time allocated.

• The publication of any submitted manuscript is at the discretion of the Editorial Board. The whole publication process is bounded by the provisions set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics ( along with “Üniversitelerarası Kurul Bilimsel Araştırma ve Yayın Etiği Yönergesi” (Interuniversity Board Directive on Scientific Research and Publication Ethics in Turkish).