Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

The journal “AQUATIC RESEARCH” establishes the highest standards of publishing ethics and benefits from the contents of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Council of Science Editors (CSE), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), European Association of Science Editors (EASE), Open Access Scholarly and Publishers Association (OASPA), and  Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

“AQUATIC RESEARCH” journal advises authors to comply with IUCN Policy Statement on Research Involv-ing Species at Risk of Extinction and the Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora for research involving plants.

The topics covered in the manuscripts sent to the Journal for publication should be in accordance with the purpose and scope of the Journal. Only manuscripts approved by each author that have not been published or submitted to another journal before are considered.
Changing the name of the author (incomplete, addition or order) in the manuscripts submitted to the journal requires the written consent of all the declared authors.
Plagiarism, duplication, false authorship/rejection of authorship, research/data fabrication, slicing/slicing, infringement of copyrights, and conflict of interest regarding the article are unethical behaviors. All manuscripts that do not comply with accepted ethical standards will not be included in the journal processes and will be removed from publication. This also covers possible malpractices discovered after publication.

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Submitted manuscripts that pass preflight are scanned for plagiarism using iThenticate software. Authors will be notified if plagiarism/self-plagiarism is detected. Editors can resubmit the article for any peer-review or similarity check during production, if necessary. High similarity scores can cause an article to be rejected before or even after it is accepted. Depending on the type of article and the percentage of similarity scores from each article, the overall similarity score is generally expected to be less than 20%.
Double-Blind Referee Evaluation
After the plagiarism check, the appropriate ones are evaluated by the editors in terms of originality, methodology, importance of the subject and suitability to the scope of the journal. The editor directs the submitted articles to a fair double-blind peer-review (submits the articles that comply with official rules to at least two national/international referees for evaluation) and gives approval by managing the processes for publication after they are modified by the authors in accordance with the referees' rules.
Open Access Statement
The journal is an open access journal and all its content is freely available to the user or institution. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, print, search or link the full texts of articles in this journal without prior permission from the publisher or author. This conforms to Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) 's definition of open access.
Open access articles in the journal are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.
Article Processing Fee
All journal processes are free of charge. No article processing fee, submission fee or publication fee is charged for submitted or accepted articles.
Copyright Notice
Authors publishing with the journal retain copyright to their work licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0) (, and Publisher retains the exclusive right to publish the work. The CC BY 4.0 license permits unlimited distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
The copyright of any open access article in the "AQUATIC RESEARCH" journal published on the "ScientificWebJournals" web portal hosted by "DergiPark" belongs to the author(s).
Correction, Withdrawal, Expression of Concern
If minor errors are detected that do not affect the results, comments and conclusions of the published article, the editor accepts the correction. If major errors and/or abuses are detected by the editor, which invalidates the results and conclusions, their withdrawal is considered.
If there is evidence of research or publication abuse by the authors, there is evidence that the findings are unreliable and that the authors' institutions did not investigate the incident, or the potential investigation seems unfair or inconclusive. The editor should consider issuing a statement of concern.
COPE and ICJME guidelines are considered regarding correction, withdrawal or expression of concern.
Archiving Policy
To ensure that all articles published in the “Aquatic Research” journal are protected and permanently accessible, the articles are stored in Dergipark (, which serves as a national archive site and also allows LOCKSS to collect, preserve and present the content.
Additionally, authors are encouraged to self-archive the final PDF version of their articles in open electronic archives with that conform to standards of Open Archives Initiative ( Authors should provide a link from the deposited version to the URL of journal website.


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Open Access Statement:

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.