Ethical Principals and Publication Policy

Journal of Language, Speech and Swallowing Research is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes articles about normal processes, disorders, assessment and remediation and other issues regarding the field of speech and language and swallowing. It is a publication of the Turkish Speech and Language Therapists Association (DKTD). The readers can read the entire text, download, copy, search and provide a link to the articles without permission from the authors and the publisher for reasons other than commercial purposes.

No fee is required by DKYAD for the processes of submission, reviewing, acceptance or publication of articles.

The Journal of Language, Speech and Swallowing Research (DKYAD) aims to achieve high ethical standards in the publication of the articles. For this purpose, the journal adheres to the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). The writers, chief editor, associate editors, reviewers and the journal management all share responsibility in achieving the declared goals. 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.

Within the scope of these guidelines:

Responsibilities of the publisher and the editors

  • Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article;
  • Only papers in line with the Journal’s scope of interest should be accepted
  • Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept;
  • Objectivity and anonymity should be maintained; information about the rejected articles, names of the reviewers and before publication any information regarding the accepted articles should not be revealed.
  • Plagiarism and presentation of false data should be prevented.

Responsibilities of authors

  • Authors are expected to submit original articles.
  • Following publication, authors agree to allow, for non-commercial purposes, sharing, copying, downloading, reproducing of the article in all sizes and formats, rearranging and adapting the article, as long as appropriate referencing is provided.
  • Authors should also confirm by signing a form that the article they submitted has not been published or under review in any other journal and that they transfer copyright of the article (See: DKYAD Copyright and Publication Policy Concent Form). In addition, the writers should assure in this form that they are responsible for any possible ethical violations, the results achieved and suggestions presented.
  • All inpiduals that have made a scientific and professional contribution to the study should be included as authors. The nature, content and percentage of the contribution should be revealed in detail (See: DKYAD Author Contribution Form).
  • Direct or indirect institutional supports should be declared. Authors should be clear about any situations that might potentially create conflict of interest (See: DKYAD Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form).
  • For all studies involving the ‘human factor’, confirmation is required by an ethics committee in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration (https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinki-ethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving-human-subjects/).The authors have all the rights about the use of their data pertinent to their study. However, they should obtain ‘informed consent’ from their participants that contributed to the collection of data. Information regarding this procedure should be explained in detail under the Method section.
  • The authors should provide complete and correct references to their sources. JLSSR uses software such as iThenticate or Turnitin to prevent plagiarism.
  • When necessary, authors should be ready to provide the raw data or output regarding the statistical analyses for purposes of transparency or clarity.

Responsibilities of Reviewers

  • Reviewers act according to the requirements of the double-blind reviewing process.
  • When sent an invitation for a review, they are expected to provide a prompt negative or positive response.
  • If the topic is outside their area of expertise, they are expected to declare that and withdraw.
  • The reviewers are expected to disclose any possible conflict of interest with the study. For example, if they are in the process of conducting a similar study, they should refrain from reviewing the article.
  • When the reviewers detect any plagiarism, they are expected to inform the editor.
  • The reviewers should be confidential about the information in the study they review before the study is published.
  • The reviewers should inform the editors if they feel they are unable perform an objective and unbiased review.