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The Journal of Neurobehavioral Sciences

Publication Ethics And Publication Malpractice Statement

The publication of an article in a peer reviewed journal is an essential model for our journal "The Journal of Neurobehavioral Sciences” It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.


Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Duties of Editor

Publication decisions

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

The Journal of Neurobehavioral Sciences considers the most convenient ethical and scientific standards in published papers without any commercial interests. The Editor and Publisher do not guarantee and accept responsibility about the published features or definitions of commercial products. If there is a direct or indirect grant support, it should be acknowledged in a separate paragraph and should include the full name of the granting agency and grant number. Pharmaceutical company or other industry support of any kind must be acknowledged.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of in 2000. Manuscripts that report the results of experimental investigation with human subjects must include a statement that informed consent was obtained after the procedure(s) had been fully explained. In the case of children, authors are asked to include information about whether the child’s assent was obtained in addition to that of the legal guardian. In addition, the consent of local or national ethics committee has to be sent within the manuscript. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed as in “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” (www.nap.edu/catalog/5140.html). The authors must mention in the methods seciton of the manuscript that they had performed the study in accordance with above-mentioned rules and emphasize that they had received informed consent from the participants.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


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 in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.




Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Manuscripts that do not conform to the submission guidelines may be returned without review.


Submit manuscripts electronically (.doc format with including all figures inside) via our online submission system: www.jnbs.org or www.scopemed.org/?sec=gfa&jid=34


Cumhur Tas,MD PhD
Associate Editor, Journal of Neurobehavioral Sciences
Department of Psychology
Uskudar University

Altunizade Mh., Haluk Türksoy Sk No:14,



General correspondence may be directed to the Editor's Office.

In addition to postal addresses and telephone numbers, please supply electronic mail addresses and fax numbers, if available, for potential use by the editorial and production offices.

Masked Reviews

Masked reviews are optional and must be specifically requested in the cover letter accompanying the submission. For masked reviews, the manuscript must include a separate title page with the authors' names and affiliations, and these ought not to appear anywhere else in the manuscript.

Footnotes that identify the authors must be typed on a separate page.

Make every effort to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to authors' identities.

If your manuscript was mask reviewed, please ensure that the final version for production includes a byline and full author note for typesetting.

Types of Articles

  • Brief Reports, commentaries, case reports and mini-reviews must not exceed 4000 words in overall length. This limit includes all aspects of the manuscript (title page, abstract, text, references, tables, author notes and footnotes, appendices, figure captions) except figures. Brief Reports also may include a maximum of two figures. For Brief Reports, the length limits are exact and must be strictly followed.
  • Regular Articles typically should not exceed 6000 words in overall length (excluding figures).
  • Reviews are published within regular issues of the JNBS. Reviews typically should not exceed 10000 words (excluding figures)

Cover Letters

All cover letters must contain the following:

  • a statement that the material is original — if findings from the dataset have been previously published or are in other submitted articles, please include the following information:
    • Is the present study a new analysis of previously analyzed data? If yes, please describe differences in analytic approach.
    • Are some of the data used in the present study being analyzed for the first time? If yes, please identify data (constructs) that were not included in previously published or submitted manuscripts.
    • Are there published or submitted papers from this data set that address related questions? If yes, please provide the citations, and describe the degree of overlap and the unique contributions of your submitted manuscript.
  • the full postal and email address of the corresponding author;
  • the complete telephone and fax numbers of the same;
  • the proposed category under which the manuscript was submitted;
  • a statement that the authors complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their participants and that the work was approved by the relevant Institutional Review Board(s);
  • whether or not the manuscript has been or is posted on a web site;
  • that APA style (Publication Manual, 6th edition) has been followed;
  • the disclosure of any conflicts of interest with regard to the submitted work;
  • a request for masked review, if desired, along with a statement ensuring that the manuscript was prepared in accordance with the guidelines above.

Authors should also specify the overall word length of the manuscript (including all aspects of the manuscript, except figures) and indicate the number of tables, figures, and supplemental materials that are included.

Manuscript Preparation

Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

Review APA's Checklist for Manuscript Submission before submitting your article.

Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual.

Below are additional instructions regarding the preparation of display equations and tables.


Display Equations

We strongly encourage you to use MathType (third-party software) or Equation Editor 3.0 (built into pre-2007 versions of Word) to construct your equations, rather than the equation support that is built into Word 2007 and Word 2010. Equations composed with the built-in Word 2007/Word 2010 equation support are converted to low-resolution graphics when they enter the production process and must be rekeyed by the typesetter, which may introduce errors.

To construct your equations with MathType or Equation Editor 3.0:

  • Go to the Text section of the Insert tab and select Object.
  • Select MathType or Equation Editor 3.0 in the drop-down menu.

If you have an equation that has already been produced using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 and you have access to the full version of MathType 6.5 or later, you can convert this equation to MathType by clicking on MathType Insert Equation. Copy the equation from Microsoft Word and paste it into the MathType box. Verify that your equation is correct, click File, and then click Update. Your equation has now been inserted into your Word file as a MathType Equation.

Use Equation Editor 3.0 or MathType only for equations or for formulas that cannot be produced as Word text using the Times or Symbol font.


Use Word's Insert Table function when you create tables. Using spaces or tabs in your table will create problems when the table is typeset and may result in errors.

Abstract and Keywords

All manuscripts must include an english abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases. For the turkish native speakers JNBS also requires aturkish version of the abstract and keywords. However this rule does not appy to non-native speakers and our translation office will include the turkish abstract free of charge.


List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text (Name.Year style) , and each text citation should be listed in the References section.

In-text citations

  •   For two or fewer authors, list all author names (e.g. Brown & Tas, 2013). For three or more authors, abbreviate with ‘first author’ et al. (e.g.  Uzbay et al., 2005).
  • Multiple references to the same item should be separated with a semicolon (;) and ordered chronologically.    References by the same author in the same year should be differentiated by letters (Smith, 2001a; Smith, 2001b).
  • Cite articles that have been accepted for publication as 'in press', include in the reference list.
  • Cite unpublished work, work in preparation, or work under review as 'unpublished data' using the author's initials and surname in the text only; do not include in the reference section

The Reference section:

  • Journal Article:
    Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028566
  • Authored Book:
    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book:
    Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.


Graphics files are welcome if supplied as Tiff, EPS, or PowerPoint files. Multipanel figures (i.e., figures with parts labeled a, b, c, d, etc.) should be assembled into one file.

The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing.


Ethical Principles

Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with the Declaration of Helsinki Research Ethics in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.





Örtülü İncelemeler

Örtülü incelemeler isteğe bağlıdır ve teslim sırasında kapak yazısına ilave edilmesi özellikle istenir.  Örtülü incelemeler için yazı, yazarların adı ve bağlantılarının olduğu ayrı bir başlık sayfası içermelidir ve bunlar yazının başka hiçbir yerinde bulunmamalıdır. 
Yazarları tanımlayan dipnotlar ayrı bir sayfaya yazılmalıdır.

Yazının hiçbir yerinde yazarların kimliğine dair ipucu bulunmamasına çaba gösterin.

Makaleniz maskeli incelemeyse, son versiyonunun dizgi için yazar adının verildiği bir satır ve tam yazar notu içermesini sağlayın.

Makale türleri

  • Kısa Raporlar, yorumlar, vaka raporları ve mini incelemeler uzunluk olarak toplamda 4.000 kelimeyi geçmemelidir. Bu sınırlama şekiller hariç yazının tamamını içerir (başlık sayfası, özet, tekst, referanslar, tablolar, yazar notları ve dipnotlar, ekler, şekil başlıkları). Kısa raporlar da maksimum iki şekil içerebilir. Kısa raporlar için uzunluk sınırı kesindir ve bu şekilde uygulanmalıdır.
  • Düzenli Makalelerin toplam uzunluğu 6.000 kelimeyi geçmemelidir (şekiller hariç).
  • İncelemeler JNBS’nin düzenli konuları içinde yayınlanır. İncelemeler 10.000 kelimeyi geçmemelidir (şekiller hariç)

Kapak Yazıları

Tüm kapak yazıları şunları içermelidir:

  • Materyalin orijinal olduğuna dair bir ifade — eğer veri kümesi bulguları daha önce yayımlanmışsa veya diğer gönderilen makalelerde varsa, lütfen şu bilgileri ekleyin:
    • Mevcut çalışma önceden analiz edilmiş verilerin yeni bir analizi mi? Eğer öyleyse, analitik yaklaşımdaki farklılıkları açıklayınız.
    • Mevcut çalışmadaki verilerin bazıları ilk defa mı analiz ediliyor? Eğer öyleyse, önceden yayımlanmış veya düzenlenmiş yazılara dahil edilmemiş verileri (yapıları) tanımlayınız.
    • Bu veri kümesinden ilgili soruları yönelten yayımlanmış veya düzenlenmiş makaleler var mı? Eğer öyleyse, alıntıları sağlayın ve düzenlediğiniz yazının eşsiz katkılarını ve örtüştüğü dereceyi tanımlayın.
  • sorumlu yazarın tam posta ve e-posta adresi;
  • telefon ve faks numaraları;
  • yazının sunulduğu kategori;
  • yazarların katılımcıların tedavisinde APA etik standartlarına uydukları ve çalışmanın ilgili Kurumsal İnceleme Kurulu(ları) tarafından onaylandığına dair beyan;
  • yazının bir web sitesine gönderilip gönderilmediği;
  • APA stiline (Yayın Kılavuzu, 6. baskı) uyulmuş olduğu;
  • sunulan çalışma ile ilgili çıkar çatışmalarının açıklanması;
  • örtülü incelemeler için bir rica; arzulanıyorsa, yazının bu kurallara uygun olarak hazırlandığını garanti eden bir beyan.

Yazarlar ayrıca yazının toplam sözcük uzunluğunu belirtmelidir (şekiller hariç yazının tüm unsurları dahil olmak üzere) ve tabloların, şekillerin ve dahil edilmiş ek malzemelerin sayısını bildirmelidir.

Taslağın Hazırlanması

Taslakları  Amerikan Psikoloji Derneği Yayın Kılavuzu (6.baskı)’ya göre hazırlayın.
Makalenizi göndermeden önce APA’nın Yazı Teslim Kontrol Listesini gözden geçirin.
Tüm kopyayı çift aralıkla (boşlukla) yazın. Tablo hazırlama, şekil, referans, ölçübilim ve özetler ve diğer format talimatları Kılavuzda mevcuttur.
Denklemler ve tabloların hazırlanması ile ilgili ek talimatlar aşağıdadır:
Denklemlerin Gösterilmesi
Denklemlerinizi oluşturmak için MathType (üçüncü şahıslara ait yazılım) veya Equation Editor 3.0 (Word’ün 2007 öncesi versiyonunda bulunan, Word 2007 ve Word 2010’daki değil) şiddetle öneririz. Word 2007/Word 2010’da desteklenen denklem yazılımı düşük çözünürlüktedir ve yeniden düzenlenirken hatalar oluşabilir. 
Denklemlerinizi MathType veya Equation Editor 3.0 ile yapmak için:

  • Ekle sekmesinin Metin bölümüne gidin ve Nesneyi seçin.
  • Açılan menüde MathType veya Equation Editor 3.0’ü seçin.

Eğer Microsoft Word 2007 veya 2010 ile yapılmış bir denkleminiz varsa ve MathType 6.5 veya sonrasının tam versiyonu varsa, bunu MathType Insert Equation’a tıklayarak  MathType’a dönüştürebilirsiniz.  Denklemi Microsoft Word’den kopyalayıp MathType kutusuna yapıştırın. Denkleminizin doğru olduğunu doğrulayın ve Update’e basın. Your equation has now been inserted into your Word file as a MathType Equation.

Equation Editor 3.0 veya MathType’ı sadece denklemler veya Times or Symbol fontu kullanan Word tekstleri olarak yapılamayan formüller için kullanın.


Tablo hazırlarken Word’ün tablo fonksiyonunu kullanın. Tablonuzda boşluk veya tab kullanmak tablo dizgisi yapılırken problem yaratacaktır ve hatayla sonuçlanacaktır.

Özet ve Anahtar Kelimeler

Tüm taslakların maksimum 250 kelimeden oluşan ayrı bir kağıda yazılmış İngilizce bir özeti olmalıdır. Özetten sonra lütfen 5 anahtar kelime veya kısa sözcük grubu yazın. Anadili Türkçe olanlar için JNBS özetin ve anahtar kelimelerin Türkçesini de istemektedir. Bu, anadili Türkçe olmayanlar için gerekli değildir ve tercüme büromuz bunu ücretsiz olarak yapacaktır.


Referansları alfabetik sıraya göre yazın. Her listelenen referansa metin içinde atıf yapılmalıdır (Ad, sene, tür) ve her alıntı Referanslar bölümünde bulunmalıdır.

Tekst içi alıntılar

  • İki veya daha az sayıda yazar için, tüm yazarların adını yazın (örn. Brown & Tas, 2013). Üç ya da daha fazla yazar için, ilk yazarın adını yazıp “ve ark.” (İngilizcesi: et al.) olarak kısaltın (örn.  Uzbay ve ark., 2005).
  • Aynı maddeye ait olan birden fazla referans için noktalı virgül kullanın (;) ve kronolojik sıralama kullanın.    Aynı yazarın aynı senedeki referansları harfler kullanılarak ayrılmalıdır (örn. Smith, 2001a; Smith, 2001b).
  • Yayınlanması kabul edilmiş olan makalelerin alıntılarını 'basında' şeklinde kullanın, referans listesine dahil edin.
  • Yayınlanmamış, hazırlık aşamasında ve inceleme altında olan çalışmalardan alıntıları 'yayınlanmamış veriler' olarak ve yazarın baş harflerini ve soyadını sadece tekste kullanın ve referans bölümüne eklemeyin

Referans bölümü:

  • Dergi Makalesi: Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028566
  • Yazdığı Kitap:
    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach.Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Yayınlanmış bir kitaptaki bölüm:
    Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.
    Grafik dosyaları Tiff, EPS, veya PowerPoint dosyaları olarak hazırlanmışsa kabul edilir. Multipanel şekiller (yani, a, b, c, d, vs. olarak etiketlenmiş bölümleri olan şekiller) bir dosya içinde toplanmalıdır.
    Hat için minimum çizgi kalınlığı 0.5 olmalıdır.
    Etik ilkeler
    Yazarların, örneklemlerinin tedavisinde, insan veya hayvan, Helsinki Araştırma Etiği Deklarasyonu’na uymuş olduklarını beyan etmeleri veya tedavinin detaylarını tanımlamaları gerekmektedir.

Elektronik olarak yazıları (.doc formatında tüm figürler dahil) online başvuru sistemimiz yoluyla gönderiniz: www.jnbs.org or www.scopemed.org/?sec=gfa&jid=34