Ethical Principles


FABAD Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences is an open access and peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research and reviews in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.

According to the 1976 Copyright Act, all copyrights of the articles accepted for publication belong to the institution that published the journal. The publication and copyright of the articles belong to the journal and no payment is made for the copyright.

Articles submitted to the journal are subject to a formal and scientific preliminary review by the editör in chief/associate editors. Articles that are not written according to the journal rules are not accepted.

The articles that pass the preliminary examination are sent to at least two expert referees by the editor in chief/ associate editors for scientific evaluation.

The publication order of the articles whose evaluation process has been completed and accepted for publication in the journal is decided by the journal editor in chief/associate editors according to the order of arrival of the articles.

Correspondence regarding the evaluation of the article will be made only with the responsible author.

FABAD Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences complies with ethical rules in accepting and publishing articles. The publication of an article in our journal includes many parties such as author, journal editors, referee. Each party has a responsibility to meet the expected ethical standards at all stages of their participation, from submission to publication.

FABAD Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in particular the Higher Education Institutions Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Directive published by the Council of Higher Education, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Council of Science Editors (CSE) and the Medical Journal Editors Council. It accepts and implements the standards and guidelines of the International Council of Medical Journal Editors ICMJE.

An ethics committee report is expected for all human or animal studies to be published.

Human studies seek the principle of conformity with the Principles of the Declaration of Helsinki. In the presence of such studies, the authors are expected to include the date and number of the report they received from the ethics committee of their institution, in the Material and Method section of the article, that they carried out the study in accordance with these principles.

In studies using animals, they should state that they protect animal rights in their studies in line with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals principles and that they have received approval from the ethical committees of their institutions. In the material and method section of the article, they are expected to include the date and number of the report they received from the ethics committees of their institutions that they carried out the study in accordance with these principles.

For herbal materials, the herbarium address, number and the name and surname of the identifier should be given.


All articles submitted to our journal for publication must be scanned by the authors with plagiarism scanning programs. Articles with a similarity rate higher than 20% are returned to the author by the editors.

FABAD Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences accepts and applies the following rules of the “SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION ETHICS DIRECTIVE” published by the Council of Higher Education.

Article 4 – (1) Actions against scientific research and publication ethics are as follows:

a) Plagiarism: To present the original ideas, methods, data or works of others as one’s own work, in whole or in part, without citing scientific rules,

b) Fraud: Using data that does not actually exist or that has been falsified in scientific research,

c) Distortion: To falsify research records or obtained data, to present devices or materials that are not used in the research as if they were used, to falsify or shape the research results in line with the interests of the people and institutions that receive support,

d) Republishing: To present the repetitive publications as separate publications in academic appointments and promotions,

e) Slicing: To present the results of a research as separate publications in academic appointments and promotions by disaggregating the results of a research in a way that violates the integrity of the research and publishing it in more than one issue,

f) Unfair authorship: Including people who do not have an active contribution among the authors or not including those who do, changing the order of authors unjustifiably and inappropriately, removing the names of those who contributed actively from the work in subsequent editions, having their name included among the authors by using their influence even though they do not have an active contribution,

(2) Other types of ethical violations are:

a) Not specifying the people, institutions or organizations that support them and their contributions in the publications made as a result of research carried out with support,

b) To use thesis or studies that have not yet been presented or defended and accepted as a source without the permission of the owner,

c) Not complying with ethical rules in research on humans and animals, not respecting patient rights in their publications,

d) To act against the provisions of the relevant legislation in biomedical researches and other clinical researches related to humans,

e) To share the information contained in a work assigned for review with others before it is published without the express permission of the author,

f) To misuse the resources, places, facilities and devices provided or allocated for scientific research,

g) To allege baseless, unfounded and deliberate ethical violations,

h) To publish the data obtained without obtaining the explicit consent of the participants in surveys and attitude studies conducted within the scope of a scientific study or, if the research will be conducted in an institution, without obtaining the permission of the institution,

i) Harming animal health and ecological balance in research and experiments,

j) Not to obtain written permissions from the authorized units before starting the studies in research and experiments.

k) To carry out studies in research and experiments contrary to the provisions of the legislation or the international conventions to which Turkey is a party, regarding the relevant research and experiments.

l) Failure to comply with the obligation of researchers and authorities to inform and warn those concerned about possible harmful practices related to scientific research,

m) Not to use the data and information obtained from other individuals and institutions in scientific studies to the extent and in the manner permitted, not to comply with the confidentiality of this information and not to ensure its protection,

n) To make false or misleading statements regarding scientific research and publications in academic appointments and promotions.

Editor’s Ethical Responsibilities

In fulfilling their expected duties, the editors should act in a balanced, objective and fair manner, without discrimination based on the gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.

The editor in chief decides on the acceptance or rejection of publications with the help of referees, and associate editors.

The publication order of the articles whose evaluation process has been completed and accepted for publication in the journal is decided by the journal editor in chief/ associate editors according to the order of arrival of the articles.

Editors should seek to select reviewers with appropriate expertise and sound judgment.

In the article acceptance process, if the opinions of the two referees differ, the editor in chief should decide or a decision should be made by taking the opinion of a third referee.

Editors should ensure that the referees understand their responsibilities to make their evaluations in accordance with the principle of confidentiality and impartiality and in a timely manner.

Editors should seek advice from members of the editorial board when there is disagreement between reviewers or between reviewers and authors, or when they think that the article has not been given adequate consideration by the reviewers.

Editors should correct errors in an article before they are published, and publish corrections if they are detected later. All correction or retraction notices must be prominently published in the journal and include full bibliographic reference to the original article or abstract. It should also be listed and prominently labeled on the table of contents (eg, typo, retraction, or apology).

Editors should support authors in citing appropriate literature and peer-reviewed publications.

Editors; is obliged to ensure the protection of the personal data of the subjects included in the publications. Unless the explicit consent of the individuals used in the studies is documented, they are responsible for refusing the study. Editors; are responsible for protecting the individual data of the author, referee and readers.

Editors should not disclose any information about a submitted article to anyone other than the article’s authors, reviewers, prospective reviewers and, as appropriate, the publisher.

In case of a conflict of interest of the authors, the editor in chief may ask the authors to add a statement to this effect to the article before it is reviewed or accepted for publication.

Ethical Responsibilities of Referees

Reviewers should evaluate articles fairly, based on their content, regardless of the author’s gender, race, religion or political views.

Referees should evaluate within the rules of impartiality and confidentiality. Reviewers should not copy or store the article.

The referees should evaluate the article evaluation invitations sent to them according to their expertise and give a timely acceptance/rejection response.

Reviewers should make evaluations to improve the quality of the study and make constructive suggestions for revision.

Referees should avoid personal attacks and harsh language in their evaluations. They should not contact the authors of the article they are reviewing.

Reviewers should inform the editor in chief about the articles they consider to have conflicts of interest.

If they are aware of a situation that prevents the publication of the article, they should contact the editor in chief.


Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

Articles submitted to our journal must be original works that have not been fully or partially published anywhere before.

The thoughts and suggestions in the articles are entirely the responsibility of the authors.

At the end of the article; Each researcher’s contribution to the publication should be briefly described. The authors of the study should have contributed adequately to the design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of the study.

The author(s) should also send the contact information such as the name, surname, address, telephone number and e-mail of the person responsible for the correspondence with the article. The corresponding author is responsible for communicating with the journal and informing co-authors. It ensures that all authors contributing to the publication are included in the list of authors, that their order is accepted by all authors, and that all authors are aware of the submission of the article.

Articles submitted to the journal should not have been published in other periodicals or sent for publication. In addition, articles submitted to the journal, evaluated and accepted by the referees, cannot be withdrawn from the journal.

If research articles have received support as a research project from any institution, they should be written in the acknowledgment section with their project numbers.

If any of the authors have a commercial conflict, it should be declared in the “Conflict of Interest” section before the sources.

It is necessary to determine the similarity rate of the articles to be sent to the journal with the iThenticate program, and the report from the program should be sent with the article in full text.

Author(s) may propose a referee to assess and review articles. However, the journal has the right to choose referees other than these recommendations.

The authors are responsible for responding to the criticisms made by the referees through the responsible author and making the necessary changes. If the requested changes are not approved by the authors, the reason should be explained.

After the publication is accepted, the authors can make final corrections through the corresponding author before publication. Corrections other than spelling errors and grammatical errors in articles accepted for publication can only be made with the approval of the editor-in-chief.