Ethical Principles

International Journal of Advanced Virtual Reality embraces the statements with the research and publication ethics announced by the Turkish Higher Education Council, TÜBİTAK and the International Standards for Editors and Authors of Committee on Publicaton Ethics.  As a summary of the statements;

Authors should:

- conduct their reported research in an ethical and responsible manner and comply with all relevant legislation.

- present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. For instance, authors should NOT analyse the overall mean scores of items in a survey for a specific group of participants rather without proposing a good rationale. For another example, authors should stop the survey when you reach the number of the participants within your sample regardless of any rationals such as missing data, withdrawal, etc. 

- strive to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others.

- adhere to publication requirements that submitted which is original, is not plagiarised, has not been published elsewhere or has not been submitted concurrenty for the evaluation to multiple journals.

- take collective responsibility for submitted and published work.

- reflect individuals' contributions  about the authorship to their submitted work and its reporting. 

- disclose funding sources and relevant and potential conflicts of interest.

Editors should:

- be accountable and should take responsibility for everything they publish.

- make fair and unbiased decisions independent from commercial considerations and ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process.

- adopt editorial policies that encourage maximum transparency and complete, honest reporting.

- guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct.

- critically assess the ethical conduct of studies in humans and animals.

- clearly tell what is expected of peer reviewers and authors.

- have appropriate policies in place for handling editorial conflicts of interest.

- give one-week deadline to peer reviewers for the accepting or rejecting whether they will review or not the article and two-week deadline for reviewing. Additionally, authors should be informed when the deadlines are exceeded.