Professionalism and Ethics of Citations


When creating a reference list it is important to arrange the sources alphabetically and list them individually at the end of the manuscript. Additionally, it is important to include the digital object identifier (DOI) for all references where available. The DOI number should be active and placed last. If the reference paper is accessible online but does not have a DOI, the source link must be provided.

It is highly preferable to include articles published in journals indexed in international databases like CLARIVATE, SCOPUS, etc.

Please ensure that all references are RELEVANT TO THE TOPIC of the manuscript.

The GT journal discourages self-citations aimed at inflating bibliometric indicators based on the number of citations. Additionally, the GT journal discourages the phenomenon of "reciprocity", in this sense please consider the articles below:

Self-citations that are strictly related to the subject of the article are often unavoidable, but excessive self-citation, often far from the topic of the article, can be considered unprofessional and, in some cases, unethical.
Forcing 'reciprocity' in citing colleagues or friends if the subject of the article and the source are not obviously correlated can be considered unprofessional and unethical. Such actions can harm the reputation of the GT journal in the rankings of CLARIVATE, SCOPUS, and other similar organizations. Therefore, reviewers and editors will be careful to prevent these situations.