Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) has adopted a free and open access publication policy. 

The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS) takes reasonable steps to identify and prevent publication of articles where research misconduct occurs. If ISRES Publishing, the publisher of EPHELS, or its editors are notified of any allegations of research misconduct, the publisher or editor will carefully review the allegations. If unethical practices are detected, the editors and publishers of the EPHELS journal have the right to delete the relevant article. The responsibility of the legal processes to be initiated against such violations belongs to the authors.

All articles sent to EPHELS journal will be evaluated after the Turnitin Plagiarism Detection Program. The similarity rate for Turnitin is 20%. However, in quantitative studies with high statistical density, up to 30% similarity rates can be accepted. Standard templates used in statistics can hold high rates in similarity reports. Whether there is plagiarism in a paper is determined by the editor according to the plagiarism report. The EPHELS’s Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based, in large part, on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Research conducted on human subjects (including individuals, vulnerable populations, samples, or data) must have been carried out the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki. To access the details of the principles covered by the Declaration of Helsinki, please click on the following link: