Copyright and Licensing

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • International Journal of Curriculum and Instructional Studies provides copyrights of all articles for the free use of readers, scientists, and institutions (such as the link to the content or permission for its download, distribution, printing, copying, and reproduction in any medium, except the change of contents and for commercial use), under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) License, provided the original work is cited. Written permission must be taken from the Publisher (TACI/EPÖDER) for use of its contents for commercial purposes.
  • Authors grant rights of the "First Publisher" toInternational Journal of Curriculum and Instructional Studies (IJOCIS) by Turkish Association of Curriculum and Instruction (TACI/EPÖDER), and further agree for their work to be licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication to IJOCIS (International Journal of Curriculum and Instructional Studies) with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Provided they are the owners of the copyright to their work, authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository, in a journal or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are fully permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in university repositories, scientific databases as ResearchGate,, etc. or on their websites).
  • Manuscripts submitted under multiple authorship are reviewed on the assumption that all listed authors concur in the submission and agree on the final version to be published.
  • IJOCIS (International Journal of Curriculum and Instructional Studies) and Turkish Association of Curriculum and Instruction (TACI/EPÖDER) are not responsible for the ideas and opinions expressed in the published works. The full responsibility is on the author's side.
  • Author(s) must confirm that International Journal of Curriculum and Instructional Studies retains all the copyrights of the published materials.retains all the copyrights unconditionally and indefinitely to distribute the articles published by IJOCIS due course of Intellectual Property Law, Article 22, Act 5846; to share publicly due course of Article 23; and to hold full rights of communication-related to the published article anytime, anywhere and via any means due course of Article 25 of Intellectual Property Law. 
  • It should be declared to the Editor of the International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction Studies that the article is original, has not been sent to any other journal for publication, and has not been published before.

Protection of Intellectual Copyright

Authorship right is gained by contributing considerably to research and by taking the responsibility of a published work. Considerable contribution may refer to: formulizing research problems or hypotheses, developing research design or application procedures, conducting statistical analyses, interpreting results of analyses, or writing part of a study. Individuals contributing to such processes are listed among the authors of the study. Individuals who contribute to a study other than mentioned means are cited in footnotes explaining their contributions. These contributors can help research by helping to create data collection tools, giving advice on data analysis methods, helping in data collection process, assisting to reach participants, or conducting routine observations.

In order to determine the order of authors in author list, each author is evaluated based on his or her contributions to the study and the one who has contributed most is written at the top of the list. When the contributions of the authors are thought to be equal, the list is done in alphabetical order and a note explaining the order of the list is added. Organizational or professional status or titles are not considered as a factor in deciding on the order of author list.

According to Article 35 of Intellectual and Arts Copyright Act Number 5846 (and Act number 4630 that changed it), any type of information taken from other sources must be cited and referenced. Act Number 4630 states that:

“Article 35 – Other sources can be quoted in the following cases:

  • Quoting sentences or parts from publicly known work in a scientific or literary work;
  • Including themes, patterns, passages, or parts from its characteristics of a previously published musical composition into musical work;
  • Including acceptable portions of publicly known work of art or other published work in a scientific work in a way that the included part or the whole is clarified and its content is explained;
  • Including acceptable portions of publicly known work of art in scientific conferences or lessons and using projections to show in order to talk about or explain the work.

Quotes or integrations must be made clear. The parts of the work quoted or integrated must be clearly and properly cited.

In case the limits explained in the Act are violated, the act is considered as a crime and imposes punishment regulated in Article 71 of Act Number 4630:

“Article 71 - (Changed Article: 01/11/1983 -2936/Article 11; Changed Article: 23/01/2008-5728 S.K./ Article 138)

Violating intellectual and art work moral, commercial or relevant rights protected under this Article:

  • Individuals using, reproducing, changing, distributing, broadcasting using any audio or visual means, publishing, or selling illegally produced copies, lending, renting, purchasing for commercial purposes, importing or exporting, keeping for non-personal needs, or storing a work of art, a performance, a phonogram, or a production without obtaining legal permission from its owner are sentenced to imprisonment between 1 and 5 years and are fined.
  • Individuals giving their names to the work of others are sentenced between 6 months and 2 years and are fined. If this act is followed by distributing or publishing the work, upper limit of imprisonment is 5 years and no fine is applied.
  • Individuals discussing the content of others’ work publicly without obtaining legal permission are sentenced up to 6 months imprisonment.
  • Individuals citing other work wrongly, insufficiently or misleadingly are sentenced up to 6 months imprisonment.
  • Individuals reproducing, distributing, or publishing others’ work, performances, phonograms, or products using other well-known individuals’ names are sentenced to imprisonment between 3 months and 1 year and are fined.

Individuals who commit crimes stated in Paragraph 1 of the Additional Article 4 of this Act and individuals who provide content information and continue to commit the crimes mentioned are sentenced to imprisonment between 3 months and 1 year in case there are no other reasons for harsher penalties.

If individuals who sell or buy illegally reproduced, distributed, or published others’ work, performances, phonograms, or products reports the names of people from whom they have obtained the work before prosecution process may receive remission or may not be sentenced at all.”