Dear Authors and Referees;

According to the new regulations to the criteria regarding ethical rules, Futuristic Implementations of Research in Education (FIRE) is now (from October, 2023) requiring authors to obtain relevant documents regarding the ethical committee approval. For your information, these regulations are summarized below:

All authors should obtain the: 
1. "Ethics Committee Approval" is required for all kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment, interview techniques.
2. The articles should state whether an ethical committee permit and/or legal/special permission is required. If these approvals are required, it should be clearly presented from which institution, on what date and with which decision or number.
3. "Ethics Committee Approval" is required for researches using humans and animals (including materials/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes.
4. If the study involves the use of human or animal subjects, the international declaration of the study, guidance, etc. it must be declared that it is performed properly.
5. "Ethics Committee Approval" is required for clinical studies on humans and animals.
6. By the law on the protection of personal data, "Ethics Committee Approval" is needed for retrospective studies.

* Retrospective ethics committee approval is not required for articles that were produced from postgraduate/doctoral studies using research data before 2020 (must be specified in the article) and were accepted for publication in the previous year, but have not yet been published.

** In studies that require ethics committee approval, ethics committee approval will be shared with the journal editor (when desired). In addition, the name of the committee, the date and the issue number will be stated in the Acknowledgments section of the article and the ethics committee approval can be shared on the last page of the article (if desired).

*** Researchers who are not members of the university can also apply to the Ethics Committees in their region.