ADDICTA: The Turkish Journal on Addictions

Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship Form

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Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions is an international, scientific, open access periodical published in accordance with independent, unbiased, and double-blinded peer-review principles. The journal is the official publication of Turkish Green Crescent Society, and it is published quarterly in January, May, September, and December. The publication language of the journal is English.

The main goal of the journal is to contribute to the literature by publishing manuscripts at the highest scientific level, covering all aspects of addiction and related disorders as well as forming a scientific forum by producing quality debate on various disciplines. The journal also aims to contribute to the shaping of the addiction-related policies in Turkey by publishing the most up to date and original studies.

The scope of the journal covers all aspects of substance use and behavioral addictions which affects the physical, mental, and social life of individuals. The main topics that are considered for publication in the journal is included but not limited to addictions to tobacco, alcohol, drugs, gaming, gambling, shopping, sex-pornography, working, eating. Articles on general internet addiction wil not be considered for evaluation, but research on the specific internet addictions such as online gaming disorder, online gamblling/betting and online sex/pornogrpahy are welcomed.

As an interdisciplinary journal, Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions welcomes original research from various scientific fields such as Health Sciences, Public Health, Criminology, Forensic Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Toxicology, Sociology, Psychology, Educational Sciences, Law, Communication, Philosophy, and Social Services. The journal also publishes reviews, letters to the editors, and book reviews within its scope. 

 The target audience of the journal includes addiction researchers, medical doctors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and college students.

EDITORIAL AND PUBLICATION PROCESS
The editorial and publication processes of the journal are shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the Farmington ConsensusInternational 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), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The journal is in conformity with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (doaj.org/bestpractice).

Originality, high scientific quality, and citation potential are the most important criteria for a manuscript to be accepted for publication. Manuscripts submitted for evaluation should not have been previously presented or already published in an electronic or printed medium. The journal should be informed of manuscripts that have been submitted to another journal for evaluation and rejected for publication. The submission of previous reviewer reports will expedite the evaluation process. Manuscripts that have been presented in a meeting should be submitted with detailed information on the organization, including the name, date, and location of the organization.

LANGUAGE
All manuscripts submitted to Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions are first reviewed for the language quality. Submissions that do not meet the journal’s language criteria may be returned to the authors for professional language editing. Authors whose manuscripts are returned due to the language inadequacy must resubmit their edited papers along with the language editing certificate to verify the quality. Editing services are paid for and arranged by authors, and the use of an editing service does not guarantee acceptance for publication.

PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Manuscripts submitted to Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions will go through a double-blind peer-review process. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two external, independent peer reviewers who are experts in their fields in order to ensure an unbiased evaluation process. Editor-in-Chief or associate editors can reject or give major revision without sending manuscript to reviewers if manuscript has methodological issues. The editorial board will invite an external and independent editor to manage the evaluation processes of manuscripts submitted by editors or by the editorial board members of the journal. The Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all submissions.

ETHICAL PROCEDURES
According to ISAJE and COPE guidelines regarding addiction publishing, an approval of research protocols by the Ethics Committee in accordance with international agreements (World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki “Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects,” amended in October 2013, www.wma.net) is required for all studies involving people, medical records, human data, and human tissues. For manuscripts concerning experimental research on humans, a statement should be included that shows that written informed consent of patients and volunteers was obtained following a detailed explanation of the procedures that they may undergo. The authors are required the provide the name of the ethics committee and the ethics committee approval number along with the informed consent statement in the Methods section.

For studies carried out on animals, the measures taken to prevent pain and suffering of the animals should be stated clearly. It is the authors’ responsibility to protect the patients’ anonymity carefully.

For photographs that may reveal the identity of the patients, signed releases of the patient or their legal representative should be enclosed, and the publication approval must be provided in the Methods section.

PLAGIARISM
Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions is extremely sensitive about plagiarism. All submissions are screened by a similarity detection software (iThenticate by CrossCheck) at any point during the peer-review and/or production process. Even if you are the author of the phrases or sentences, the text should not have unacceptable similarity with the previously published data.

When you are discussing others' (or your own) previous work, please make sure that you cite the material correctly in every instance. 

In the event of alleged or suspected research misconduct, e.g., plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, the Editorial Board will follow and act following COPE guidelines.

AUTHORSHIP
Each person listed as an author should fulfill the authorship criteria recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE - www.icmje.org) and International Society of Addiction Journal Editors authorship principles (ISAJE - http://www.parint.org/isajewebsite/ethics.htm). The ICMJE recommends that authorship is based on the following four criteria:
1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND
4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

In addition to being accountable for the parts of the work he/she has done, an author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific other parts of the work. Also, authors should have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their co-authors.

All those designated as authors should meet all four criteria for authorship, and all who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors. Those who do not meet all four criteria should be acknowledged in the title page of the manuscript.

Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions  requires corresponding authors to submit a signed and scanned version of the Copyright Transfer and Acknowledgement of Authorship form (available for download www.addicta.com.tr) during the initial submission process to act appropriately on authorship rights and to prevent ghost or honorary authorship. If the editorial board suspects a case of “gift authorship,” the submission will be rejected without further review. As part of the submission of the manuscript, the corresponding author should also send a short statement declaring that he/she accepts to undertake all the responsibility for authorship during the submission and review stages of the manuscript. Author disputes and misconduct regarding authorship will be handled according to COPE and ISAJE guidelines.

DECLARATION OF INTEREST
Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions requires and encourages the authors and the individuals involved in the evaluation process of submitted manuscripts to disclose any existing or potential conflicts of interests, including personal, commercial, political, academic or financial that might lead to potential bias or a conflict of interest. Any financial grants or other support received for a submitted study from individuals or institutions should be disclosed to the Editorial Board. To disclose a potential conflict of interest, the ICMJE Potential Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form should be filled in and submitted by all contributing authors. The journal’s Editorial Board resolves cases of a potential conflict of interest of the editors, authors, or reviewers within the scope of ISAJE, COPE and ICMJE guidelines.

The Editorial Board of the journal handles all appeal and complaint cases within the scope of COPE guidelines and ISAJE principles. In such cases, authors should get in direct contact with the editorial office regarding their appeals and complaints. When needed, an ombudsperson may be assigned to resolve claims that cannot be resolved internally. The Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all appeals and complaints.

COPYRIGHT
Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions requires each submission to be accompanied by a Copyright Transfer and Acknowledgement of Authorship form (available for download www.addicta.com.tr). By signing this form, the authors transfer the copyright of their work to Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions. Authors can request permission to reuse their articles from the journal by contacting the Editorial Office.

When using a third-party material from a previously published content, including figures, tables, or any other material in both print and electronic formats, authors must obtain permission from the copyright holder. Legal, financial and criminal liabilities in this regard belong to the author(s).

DISCLAIMER
Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of the editors, the editorial board, or the publisher; the editors, the editorial board, and the publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials. The final responsibility regarding the published content rests with the authors.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
The manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with ICMJE-Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (updated in December 2019 - http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf ). Authors are required to prepare manuscripts in accordance with the CONSORT guidelines for randomized research studies, STROBE guidelines for observational original research studies, STARD guidelines for studies on diagnostic accuracy, PRISMA guidelines for systematic reviews and meta-analysis, ARRIVE guidelines for experimental animal studies, and TREND guidelines for non-randomized public behavior.

Manuscripts can only be submitted through the journal’s online manuscript submission and evaluation system, available at www.addicta.com.tr. Manuscripts submitted via any other medium and submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be evaluated.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal will first go through a language and technical evaluation process where the editorial office staff will ensure that the manuscript has been prepared and submitted in accordance with the journal’s guidelines. Submissions that do not conform to the journal’s guidelines will be returned to the submitting author with technical correction requests.

Authors are required to submit the following:
· Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship Form, and
· ICMJE Potential Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form (should be filled in by all contributing authors) during the initial submission. These forms are available for download at www.addicta.com.tr .

Preparation of the Manuscript
Blindness

The main text and supplementary documents and/or images for review must not contain any information that may indicate to an individual or institution. This kind of information, including the acknowledgments and financial disclosure statement should be included in the title page.

While making self-citation, authors are required to blind their name both in the main text and the reference list. Recommended self-citation writing style is exemplified below.

For main text: (Author, 2010)
For reference list: Author 1. & Author 2. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24(2), 225–229.

Title page: A separate title page should be submitted with all submissions and this page should include:
· The full title of the manuscript as well as a short title (running head) of no more than 50 characters,
· Name(s), affiliations, highest academic degree(s), and ORCID IDs of the author(s),
· Grant information and detailed information on the other sources of support,
· Name, address, telephone (including the mobile phone number), and email address of the corresponding author,
· Acknowledgment of the individuals who contributed to the preparation of the manuscript but who do not fulfill the authorship criteria.

Abstract: An unstructured abstract should be submitted with all submissions except for Book Reviews. Please check Table 1 below for word count specifications.
Extended Abstract: As of 2020, Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions publishes Turkish extended abstracts of the articles in the journal’s webpage for educational purposes. Therefore, the Turkish authors are required to submit a 1000 word-long Turkish extended abstract of their article during initial submission. International authors, on the other hand, are expected to submit the extended abstract in English. The Turkish Green Crescent Society will translate English extended abstracts before publication. Extended abstracts should include Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion subheadings. Please do not include references.
Keywords: Each submission must be accompanied by a minimum of five to a maximum of eight keywords for subject indexing at the end of the abstract. The keywords should be listed in full without abbreviations. For medical research, the keywords should be selected from the National Library of Medicine, Medical Subject Headings database (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).

Manuscript Types
Original Research:
This is the most important type of article since it provides new information based on original research. Acceptance of original papers will be based upon the originality and importance of the investigation. The main text of original articles should be structured with Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion subheadings. Discussion section of the manuscript should include a “Limitations and Directions/Suggestions for Future Research” subtitle. Please check Table 1 for the limitations for Original Articles.

Statistical analysis to support conclusions is usually necessary. Statistical analyses must be conducted in accordance with international statistical reporting standards (Altman DG, Gore SM, Gardner MJ, Pocock SJ. Statistical guidelines for contributors to medical journals. Br Med J 1983: 7; 1489-93). Information on statistical analyses should be provided with a separate subheading under the Methods section and the statistical software that was used during the process must be specified.

Units should be prepared in accordance with the International System of Units (SI).

Editorial Comments: Invited brief editorial comments on selected articles are published in Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions. Editorials should not be longer than 1000 words excluding references. Editorial comments aim to provide a brief critical commentary by reviewers with expertise or with high reputation in the topic of the research article published in the journal. Authors are selected and invited by the journal to provide such comments. Abstract, Keywords, and Tables, Figures, Images, and other media are not included.

Review Articles: Reviews prepared by authors who have extensive knowledge on a particular field and whose scientific background has been translated into a high volume of publications with a high citation potential are welcomed. These authors may even be invited by the journal. Reviews should describe, discuss, and evaluate the current level of knowledge of a topic in a specific area and should guide future studies. The subheadings of the review articles should be planned by the authors. However, each review article should include an “Introduction” and a “Conclusion” section. Please check Table 1 for the limitations for Review Articles.

Case Reports: There is limited space for case reports in the journal and reports on rare cases or conditions that constitute challenges in diagnosis and treatment, those offering new therapies or revealing knowledge not included in the literature, and interesting and educative case reports are accepted for publication. The text should include Introduction, Case Presentation, Discussion and Conclusion subheadings. Please check Table 1 for the limitations for Case Reports.

Letters to the Editor: This type of manuscript discusses important parts, overlooked aspects, or lacking parts of a previously published article. Articles on subjects within the scope of the journal that might attract the readers’ attention, particularly educative cases, may also be submitted in the form of a “Letter to the Editor.” Readers can also present their comments on the published manuscripts in the form of a “Letter to the Editor.” Abstract, Keywords, and Tables, Figures, Images, and other media should not be included. The text should be unstructured. The manuscript that is being commented on must be properly cited within this manuscript.

Table 1. Limitations for each manuscript type

Type of manuscript  Word limit  Abstract word limit  Reference limit  Table limit  Figure limit
Original Research 4000 200 35 6 5 or total of 10 images
Review Article 5000 250 50 6 10 or total of 15 images
Case Report 1200 200 15 No tables 4 or total of 8 images
Letter to the Editor 400 No abstract 5 No tables No media

Tables
Tables should be included in the main document, presented after the reference list in accordance to APA style, and they should be numbered consecutively in the order they are referred to within the main text. A descriptive title must be placed in italic format above the table. Abbreviations used in the tables should be defined below the tables by footnotes (even if they are defined within the main text). Please see the table example in APA format below.

Tables should be created using the “insert table” command of the word processing software and they should be arranged clearly to provide easy reading. Data presented in the tables should not be a repetition of the data presented within the main text but should be supporting the main text.

Table Examples in APA format


Table 2.
Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) Hierarchical Regression Analysis Predicting TRSS-Catastrophizing Scores



Source: Weise, C., Hesser, H., Andersson, G., Nyenhuis, N., Zastrutzki, S., Kroener-Herwig, B., & Jaeger, B. (2013). The role of catastrophizing in recent onset tinnitus: its nature and association with tinnitus distress and medical utilization. International Journal of Audiology, 52(3), 177-188.

Reference Figures and Figure Legends
Figures, graphics, and photographs should be submitted as separate files (in TIFF or JPEG format) through the submission system. The files should not be embedded in a Word document or the main document. When there are figure subunits, the subunits should not be merged to form a single image. Each subunit should be submitted separately through the submission system. Images should not be labeled (a, b, c, etc.) to indicate figure subunits. Thick and thin arrows, arrowheads, stars, asterisks, and similar marks can be used on the images to support figure legends. Like the rest of the submission, the figures too should be blind. Any information within the images that may indicate an individual or institution should be blinded. The minimum resolution of each submitted figure should be 300 DPI. To prevent delays in the evaluation process, all submitted figures should be clear in resolution and large in size (minimum dimensions: 100 × 100 mm). Figure legends should be listed at the end of the main document.

All acronyms and abbreviations used in the manuscript should be defined at first use, both in the abstract and in the main text. The abbreviation should be provided in parentheses following the definition.

When a drug, product, hardware, or software program is mentioned within the main text, product information, including the name of the product, the producer of the product, and city and the country of the company (including the state if in USA), should be provided in parentheses in the following format: “Discovery St PET/CT scanner (General Electric, Milwaukee, WI, USA)”.

References
While citing publications, preference should be given to the latest, most up-to-date publications. Authors should avoid using references that are older than ten years. The limit for the old reference usage is 15% in the journal. If an ahead-of-print publication is cited, the DOI number should be provided. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references.

Authors are recommended to avoid too many self-citations in their articles. Only the relevant self-citations are encouraged by the journal.

Both in-text citations and the references must be prepared according to American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition style. Citations should be arranged in alphabetical order. When there are more than six authors, the first author should be listed followed by “et al.” The subsequent citations of more than two authors should be stated with the first name followed by et al. An ampersand (&) should be used in in-text citation in parenthesis. Please see below for examples:



Reference List
Reference list must be stated according to the alphabetical order. Please see examples for different reference types below.

Journal Article: Herbst-Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24(2), 225–229. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225

Turkish Article: Bursal, M., & Yigit, N. (2012). Fen ve teknoloji ögretmen adaylarının bilgi iletisim teknolojileri (BIT) kullanımı ve materyal tasarımı özyeterlik inanısları [Pre-service science and technology teachers’ efficacy beliefs about Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) usage and material design]. Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice, 12(2), 1073–1088.

Online First Article: Von Ledebur, S. C. (2007). Optimizing knowledge transfer by new employees in companies. Knowledge Management Research & Practice. Online first publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.kmrp.8500141       

Book Section: Gülgöz, S. (2005). Five factor theory and NEO-PI-R in Turkey. In J. Allik & R. R. McCrae (Eds.), The five-factor model of personality across cultures (pp. 175–196). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Books: Bryman, A., & Cramer, D. (1997). Quantitative data analysis with SPSS for Windows: A guide for social scientists. New York, NY: Routledge.

Editor(s) as Author: Bahar, M. (Ed.). (2006). Fen ve teknoloji ögretimi [Teaching science and technology]. Ankara, Turkey: Pegem Akademi Yayıncılık. 

Conference Proceedings: Katz, I., Gabayan, K., & Aghajan, H. (2007). A multi-touch surface using multiple cameras. In J. Blanc-Talon, W. Philips, D. Popescu, & P. Scheunders (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Vol. 4678. Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems (pp. 97–108). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74607-2_9

Symposium: Contributor, A. A., Contributor, B. B., Contributor, C. C., & Contributor, D. D. (Year, Month). Title of contribution. In E. E. Chairperson (Chair), Title of symposium. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Organization Name, Location.

Doctoral Dissertation: Bruckman, A. (1997). MOOSE crossing: Construction, community, and learning in a networked virtual world for kids (Doctoral dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Retrieved from http://www-static.cc.gatech.edu/-asb/thesis/

Manuscripts Published in Electronic Format: Sillick, T. J., & Schutte, N. S. (2006). Emotional intelligence and self-esteem mediate between perceived early parental love and adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38– 48. Retrieved from http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/ejap.

Web Sites: World Health Organization (2018). Gaming disorder. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/features/qa/gaming-disorder/en/ in 2020, February 17.

REVISIONS
When submitting a revised version of a paper, the author must submit a detailed “Response to the reviewers” that states point by point how each issue raised by the reviewers has been covered and where it can be found (each reviewer’s comment, followed by the author’s reply and line numbers where the changes have been made) as well as an annotated copy of the main document. Revised manuscripts must be submitted within 30 days from the date of the decision letter. If the revised version of the manuscript is not submitted within the allocated time, the revision option may be canceled. If the submitting author(s) believe that additional time is required, they should request this extension before the initial 30-day period is over. If author(s) do(es) not realize revisions asked by editors and reviewers without any explanation, associate editor or editor-in-chief can reject manuscript for publication.

Accepted manuscripts are copy-edited for grammar, punctuation, and format. Once the publication process of a manuscript is completed, it is published online on the journal’s webpage as an online first publication before it is included in its scheduled issue. A PDF proof of the accepted manuscript is sent to the corresponding author and their publication approval is requested within 2 days of their receipt of the proof. Manuscripts are planned to be published as online first format within 45 work-days after their acceptance by the Editor-in-Chief.

Editor in Chief: Prof. Dr. Osman Tolga Arıcak
Address: Hasan Kalyoncu University Department of Psychology Gaziantep Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]

Publisher: AVES
Address: Büyükdere Cad., 105/9 34394 Mecidiyeköy, Şişli, İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 217 17 00
Fax: +90 212 217 22 92
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ISSN2148-7286 EISSN 2149-1305