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Thank you for your continuous interest in ELT Research Journal (ELTRJ). We would like to inform you about the latest updates regarding our journal. One of the indices, ULAKBİM, updated their evaluation and coverage criteria for 2020 in terms of research ethics and the required some supplementary documents. In this regard, the following guidelines will be applied and required from authors who have already submitted their papers as of the 1st of January, 2020 or are thinking of submitting their manuscripts to ELTRJ from now on.
INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS REQUESTED BY THE AUTHORS
• It is obligatory to obtain an official document from Ethics Board/Committee Approval for all manuscripts which have been uploaded since the 1st of January, 2020 and are now in the reviewing process. If you believe that you will not be able to obtain such a document, it is advisable that you withdraw your submission. Even if your paper is accepted, it will not be published without presenting the official document. In addition, the manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the new template.
• For the new submissions: Without the necessary official document from ethics board/committee approval for scientific research, it will not be possible to initiate the evaluation process of the articles.
• Authors should refer to the approval of the committee in their paper as well. They need to present information (e.g., name of the board, date and the document number) in the methodology section. This information must also be placed either in the footnote of the first page or final page of the article.
• Authors are required to conform to the ethical considerations and specify them in their manuscript. These statements should be included in the “Research and Publication Ethics Statement” part of the journal template.
The information that should be included in the manuscript
Research and Publication Ethics Statement (required)
In this section, the author’s statement on research and publication ethics should be included. This title should definitely be included for all articles.
Authors’ contribution (Optional)
This part specifies if two or more authors contributed to the manuscript equally. It is encouraged to specify, in narrative form, how each author contributed.
In this section, if the research is supported by an institution or organization, information such as institution name and project number will be specified.
This section will include information about the people or institutions that the authors would like to thank.
Declaration of Conflicting Interest (Required)
In this section, the statements of the authors regarding the conflict of interest will be included. This title should definitely be included for all articles.