Copyright Policy
**Author(s) should confirm the Copyright Contract (cover letter) and send it back to the e-mail address: editor@ottomanjournal.com or ottomanjournal@gmail.com.tr If their article is accepted for publication at the Journal, this process should be completed before its publication. By the contract, authors confirm that articles submitted to the journal have not been published before in their current or substantially similar form. All published articles are copyrighted by the Ottoman: Journal of Tourism and Management Research.


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Ottoman:Journal of Tourism & Management Research adopts international ethical principles for scientific conduct and publishing as indicated by the American Psychological Association "Publication Manual - Sixth Edition", pp. 11-20. Consequently, the journal condemns such malpractices as fabricating or falsifying data, as well as plagiarism and self-plagiarism. Duplication or excessive fragmentation of data (piecemeal publication) is also not accepted by the Journal of Tourism & Management Research. Concerning authorship, the journal follows the APA concept that «authorship is reserved for persons who make a substantial contribution to and who accept responsibility for a published work» (APA Publication Manual, 6th Ed., p. 18). On the other hand, editors and reviewers are bound to the principle of confidentiality regarding all submitted materials to which they have access. This means also that editors and reviewers may not use the material from an unpublished manuscript to advance their own or others' work without the author's consent» (APA Publication Manual, 6th Ed., p. 18). Authors, editors and reviewers must disclose any conflicts of interest. This means that authors must base their research on «objective interpretations of evidence and unbiased interpretation of fact» (APA Publication Manual, 6th Ed., p. 17). If they are aware of any conflicts of interest in their papers, they must inform the editors.

The Journal of Tourism & Management Research adheres to the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors: http://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20Conduct_2.pdf

The Publisher accounts for the performance and compliance with the whole ethical policy of the journal.

During the online submission process authors have to validate the statement that their paper is original and free of plagiarism and has not been nor will be submitted to other publications.

By submitting the manuscript the authors declare that the text is their original work, does not contain any plagiarism and has not been published in or submitted to any other journal.The editor may make use of iThenticate software for checking the originality of submissions received.

Any proven attempt of fraud like plagiarism, fabricated or falsified data will be subject to following measures:
a) if such an attempt occurs before paper publication, authors will be banned from future publishing in the journal. A letter of recrimination for unethical behaviour will be sent to the authors.
b) if charge of fraud occurs after publication, authors may have to pay a financial compensation for the material losses caused to the journal; if necessary, any required legal action will be activated in order to claim for this compensation; article will be removed from publication and authors will be banned from future publishing in the journal; The journal reserves the right to make any fraud inside a published paper public on its website including the names of its authors. The Editorial Advisory Board may be asked to give advice in this process.
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