Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Natural Products and Biotechnology  is an International Journal and only accepting English manuscripts.
Natural Products and Biotechnology publishes original research articles and review articles only and publishes twice a year. There is no fee for article submission, article processing, or publication processes.

For Publisher:

As NatProBiotech is an international, peer-reviewed journal, it works to play an important role in thedissemination of consistent and respected scientific knowledge to the world. It prioritizes contributingto science through scientific articles published. NatProBiotech takes care to protect the rights of bothauthors, editors and referees.

For Editors:

It is fully responsible for the articles submitted to the journal and is independent in making the finaldecision on which to be published. Editors must act according to the journal's publication rules. If theeditors detects situations such as copyright infringement or plagiarism in the article, they have theright to reject it by consulting the chief editor at any time of the article. The editors have to inform thechief editor of the journal about this when they reject the article. The editors should send the article toat least three referees who are experts in their field and at least two referees should give positivereports to the article. If the editors deems necessary, she/he can send the article to additional refereesor receive opinions from other referees or editors who are experts in the field. The editors should avoidthe selection of fraudulent referees. The editors are responsible for the compliance of the articlecontent with the journal policy, regardless of the religion, race, age, gender, ethnic origin, and politicalphilosophy of the authors. The editors should use the journal system for article processes and avoidprivate correspondence. In case of need, the editors can get an opinion from the chief editor of thejournal at any time and make a decision about the article in accordance with this opinion. Editorscannot act against the rules of the journal. Editors do not have the right to interfere with the opinionsof the referees, but for scientific reasons, they have the right to inform the referees about the article ina way that does not decipher the authors and does not violate the journal policies. Editors are obligedto keep the scientific information given to the referees, the correspondence with the chief editor orexperts in the field, confidential until the decision of the article is finalized. If the author has a conflict ofinterest with any editor or does not want any editor to be appointed, she/he should report this to theeditor after the article is submitted. The author cannot request the appointment of the editors she/heworks with. If any editor contributes to an article, another editor is assigned to that article. If chiefeditor feels suspicious referee process in any article, she/he has the right to appoint another editorinstead of that editor. Until the final decision of an article is submitted, all complaints can be reportedto the chief editor, and after evaluating the complaint with other editors, the chief editor makes thefinal decision.

For Referees:

The fact that the referee process is in the form of a Peer review is intended to protect the rights ofboth the author and the referee in accordance with the journal policy. The fact that the referee processis in the form of a Peer review ensures that the article is evaluated in the most impartial way. If thereferee thinks that she is not an expert on an article, she/he should refuse to review the article. Ifshe/he is an expert on the article, she should agree to review the article and the author should reviewand upload it to the system as soon as possible to avoid leaving the journal in trouble. Documentssubmitted in all accepted reviews must be confidential and the referee must be aware of this. Thereferee is responsible for all documents submitted to the referee and does not have the authority toshare it anywhere for any reason. The referee can use the research he/she has examined in an articleafter contacting the author after the article process is concluded and obtaining the author's approval,but he/she cannot use it without the author's express written permission. The referee can never learnthe names of the authors until the final decision of an article is made. During the referee evaluationprocess, all scientific questions about the article can be asked to the editor in charge through thesystem. The referee also checks the article reviewed for compliance with the journal policies. Thereferee is responsible for reporting / asking the chief editor and the editor in charge of any ethicalissue he/she notices in the article he/she reviewed. The referee cannot use any article he / she hasreviewed for his / her own advantage. If the referee has not given a similarity rate report to the referee,the referee can receive information about the similarity rate report. The referee should be impartial inthe article he / she reviewed, and does not have the right to review with bias in any way. Reviewers arefree to provide supporting comments and arguments in the articles they review. If the referee suggestsreference to her/his own work, this should not be for personal advantage, but for scientific reasons. If itis determined that the referee wants her/his work to increase the number of citations, the author doesnot have to pay attention to this, in such cases the chief editor or responsible editor should beinformed of this.

For Authors:

Original Research Article

The author is responsible for the originality of the submitted article. The author is responsible for allthe work given in the article. The author is responsible for all results given in the article. The author isresponsible for all discussions and conclusions in the article. The author submits an article withfraudulent results and acknowledges that even if this article is published, it will be withdrawn even ifthe article is published, if it is detected and proven in this condition at any time. The author isresponsible for all studies, results, discussions, evaluations and references in the article. The authormust keep all the data of the study for at least two years, in case of any complaint with the article or theneed to access the data, the chief editor is free to request these data. The author should give referencein all studies, except for studies whose procedure was created or performed for the first time. Theauthor must avoid plagiarism and must be aware of all situations where plagiarism may occur. The author is responsible for all content that may cause plagiarism and is unethical, and in doubtful cases,the responsible editor may report the situation to the chief editor. In this case, the decision of the chiefeditor is valid. The author should not submit or publish the article elsewhere. This responsibilitybelongs to the author. If an article has been submitted or published elsewhere, when this is detected,the article is rejected and the author cannot submit the article to the NatProBiotech journal for twoyears. All the articles submitted by this author for two years are rejected without the referee process. Ifthe author needs to submit data from a published article owned by the author in an article he submits,he should report this to the responsible editor and investigate whether it creates a plagiarism problem.If the author has written an article from a project or a grant etc., the approval of other authors in theproject must be obtained, and he should avoid unethical behavior. The author should thank the peoplewho contributed to the article in the Acknowledgments section, if they did not indicate them as authorsin the article. If the author has received a grant from anywhere, if it is supported by any institution, itshould be stated in the Acknowledgments section. If no grant has been received or is not supported inany way, the author should state this in the Acknowledgments section. The author can convey thenames of all referees, organizations and editors with whom he has a conflict of interest to the editor,and sensitivity is shown in this regard as per the journal policy. If the author notices a scientific orimportant error in the article, she/he should immediately state this to the chief editor or theresponsible editor, and a decision (refusal or correction) should be made about the article with thedecision of the chief editor. If a scientific or important error is proven by a third party in a publishedarticle, the editor first states the situation to author, and if the proof of error is still valid, the chiefeditor makes the final decision about the article. The liability of this situation belongs to the author. Theauthor should give all the data in the article in the clearest way, and should not hide or hide data fromtables or figures. It is the author's responsibility to hide, delete, and block the information that shouldbe in the original. Figures should be clear, readable and understandable as possible. Tables, includingunits, should be fully given and understandable. Manipulated data, tables or figures are consideredunethical behavior.

Review article

In the review article, all the responsibilities accepted in the Original Research Article are valid within thescope of the review article.

Adding and Removing Authors
After an article is submitted, a request for adding or removing authors can be made for the necessaryreasons until the article is published. NatProBiotech does not guarantee the inclusion or exclusion ofthese authors, the final decision is made by the chief editor. If the article is in the publication process,the author cannot be added or removed.

Ethics Committee Report
If the author has done any work that requires the permission of the ethics committee, he must sendthe ethics committee permission report to the journal while submitting the article and indicate theethics committee's permission in the article. In articles that require the permission of the ethicscommittee, articles that are not sent to the ethics committee will be rejected by the responsible editoror chief editor at any time of the article. In the articles containing animal and human experiments, theauthor should report the chief editor and it should be proved that all necessary legal obligations arefulfilled. Individual rights of subjects should be protected in articles containing human experiments.For articles involving human experiments, the author should ensure that they are carried out inaccordance with the World Medical Association Code of Ethics (Helsinki Declaration). All requireddocuments should be kept by the authors indefinitely and should submit these documents to the ChiefEditor when necessary.