Ethical standards

The Journal of Sports Research and Innovation is committed to adhering to ethical standards at all stages of the publication process. We strictly follow the guidelines of industry associations such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), which establish standards and best practices to meet these requirements. Authors and editors have ethical responsibilities in the publication of research findings. According to our publication policy, manuscripts that do not conform to the principles of the Helsinki Declaration should not be accepted for publication.


Authors are obliged to prepare and submit their articles in accordance with the requirements specified by the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. Additionally, authors are required to provide a statement to be included with the article, which should include a declaration of the originality of the content (the work has not been published elsewhere), the integrity of the copyrights of others, the absence of conflicts of interest or their disclosure, and explicit consent for the publication of the article in the journal, as well as approval from the ethics committee. Authors are also responsible for participating in the peer review process by their peers. Authors are responsible for withdrawing or correcting errors and providing a bibliography of sources.

Authors are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that could influence or be perceived as influencing their work.

Authors may withdraw their article at any time before acceptance for publication by sending a statement in an email addressed to the Editor-in-Chief.

Regarding criteria for authorship and who should be listed as a co-author, JSRI adheres to standards recommended by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). Detailed information on this topic can be found in the COPE publication on their website at

Articles are selected for publication through a double-blind review system and are published in an open-access system. Reviewers assess the articles using a review questionnaire based on specific criteria. Reviewers also have the option to provide individual comments that may be published in the article. All assessments and results in the review process should be objective. Reviewers should not have conflicts of interest (which should be disclosed before starting the review). Reviewers, if necessary, should identify relevant publications that have not yet been cited, and articles they review should be treated as confidential before publication. All communication between the editorial team and reviewers is conducted via email.


 Editors are responsible for deciding which articles will be accepted for publication. Editors act in a balanced, objective, and fair manner in performing their duties, without discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographic origin of the authors. The publisher and editors are always prepared to publish corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies if there is a legitimate need.

In cases where there is suspicion that improper research procedures were used in the authors’ work, authors are required by the editorial team (if they have not already done so) to provide information regarding the approval of the described research procedure by the duly established ethics committee for clinical research.


Plagiarism involves using the words, tables, graphics, or ideas of others and presenting them as one’s own. It is a form of academic fraud and can take many forms, from intentionally seeking academic advantage by copying the work of others to accidentally copying from a source without obtaining copyright permission. The editor will not accept articles that use ghostwriting or guest authorship, and any such practices will be disclosed, especially signs of scientific misconduct (copyright infringement or violation) and articles written by artificial intelligence AI.