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UHPPD “International Refereed Journal of Psychiatry and Psychological Researches” began to be published as of the year 2014.  Our journal gives place to the publications having the qualification and value that will provide source to the literature. Our journal is an international refereed journal and it is issued THREE times a year. The volumes of our journal are published in APRIL, AUGUST and DECEMBER on the system. Our journal has both a printed version and can be reached online. All kinds of publications within the field of Psychiatry and Psychology and papers that can be considered within the medical content can be incorporated in our journal. Our journal’s editor Ayça GÜRKAN (MD) and carries out the diligent activities in line with the decisions taken by the executive board of the journal. The head of the executive board is the professor with the highest title in the journal at that time and the decisions given by 51% of the executive board are performed. Each publication sent must be gone through two referees of that field and it must be approved by referees for publication. Only one submission of the same author is included in the same volume. The publications of authors with more than one paper are approved by referee and executive boards and taken to queue to publish in next volumes. None of the authors can affect referees and executive board. Publication copyright agreement is not demanded for the submissions uploaded to the system for the publication. The submissions uploaded to the system are regarded as assigned to the journal. Author or authors should accept this condition and they have been included in this system by confirming that they will act in line with the publication principles of the journal. The academicians and researchers who want to be in our journal’s referee and science boards must bear the title Dr. and they must carry out scientific studies in their fields. No one without the title Dr. and publication in her/his field can be involved in science, advising and referee boards. Executive board is the highest decision-making and execution mechanism of the journal. All decisions made by the executive board are absolute and unchangeable. Under no circumstances, an operation can be conducted on journal without the decision of the executive board. Editor-in-chief can decide on whether the submissions not sent to referee approval are accepted in the journal and whether they will be sent to referee approval. It isn’t required to inform the executive board during this decision process. The participation of scientists in referee, science and advisory boards are only up to the decision of the executive board. 

Some special issues are also published in our journal for the submissions published in some national and international congresses and approved by referees. Such special issues are only valid for verbal papers presented in the agreed congresses. Those papers must get the approval of congress science board and that of the referees. Two referee reports are required for the papers evaluated by referees. The papers without two referee reports for full texts by the field experts are subject to referee evaluation in our journal’s system. None of the submissions not evaluated by referees can be published. Papers submitted for publication for any reason are sent to the referees for approval. The submissions getting the approval of two field referees are taken into publication. Hard copy and referee approval reports of the verbal papers must be presented to the executive board and editor-in-chief. Our journal doesn’t include the papers without this information and materials. Author or authors are informed about the process of our journal as written via the internet address automatically from the system. Every author logging in as a member of our journal can monitor the course of process from her/his own member panel on journal’s website and follow the developments. Conditions of our journal are the same for all authors. Those rules and conditions cannot be changed for anyone. A privilege cannot be demanded. The submissions to be published in our journal must be within a field accepted by the journal.  None of the submissions not suitable with those conditions can be published in our journal. The referee process is performed under the supervision of editor-in-chief. Editor-in-chief has the authority to inform and decide on the course of referee process. A submission not approved or accepted by the editor-in-chief isn’t included in the process. In this regard, author or authors cannot put the responsibility on the journal or other organs. Even if the submission is approved by the referees and it is accepted for publication on the system, it can be cancelled with negative opinions of editors or executive board and the decisions of the boards. In that case, author or authors cannot impose sanctions on the journal. All kinds of authority belong to the executive board unilaterally. 

Our journal acts as per the provisions of Law on Intellectual and Artistic Works No. 5846 within the framework of legal rules of T.R. Our journal has the right to protect its legal rights unilaterally about author or authors who do not fulfill the requirements of this law. Author or authors shall be unilaterally responsible regarding plagiarism and the citations not suitable with the relevant laws in the submissions sent for publication. Ethical board report is required for research papers and case studies. The papers without ethical board report are not accepted. They aren’t taken into publication even if they pass through the referee evaluation. Author(s) cannot make any claims regarding this matter. None of the institutions, individuals or other authorities can impose any sanctions on our journal.  All authors have to comply with the international academic, scientific codes of conduct. Our journal directly and formally informs the relevant institutions and organizations regarding the authors who do not comply with these rules. Citation must be absolutely stated or the resources used must exist under the summary in the papers prepared by using Doctoral, Master’s theses and Dissertation. Otherwise, such papers aren’t accepted as ethical and considered within the framework of plagiarism. The name of the real owner of the relevant paper must be stated in thesis and dissertation. If there are other author names in these papers, type of contributions made must be clearly stated in the references. Our journal is a media organ with printed and online versions. As a material incorporating academic studies, it is a social organ offering social service to the institutions and individuals carrying out scientific researches. Our journal is a free journal and doesn’t have to send a written material to any author or authors. The submissions accepted in our journal and approved for publication are sent to edit for layout in line with the journal’s publication principles and spelling rules and it is uploaded to the system. Author/authors and readers can download the volume from the system. Layout is conducted by the author on the basis of the sample article for journal acceptance.