AI Policy

Policies for the Utilization of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Since the usage of generative artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-assisted technologies is snowballing, the Journal of Urban Research and Development (JURD) has expanded its publication ethics policies as in the following:

  • Generative artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-assisted technologies such as ChatGPT are not considered appropriate tools for content creation or research design.  However, AI can be used for language editing to improve the readability and language of the manuscript.
  • AI and AI-assisted technologies cannot be listed as authors, co-authors, or cited as references since AI cannot meet the authorship criteria of JURD as AI technologies cannot be held responsible for the content of any research  (We are applying the Eastern Mediterranean University Regulation for Scientific Research and Publication Ethics.)
  • The policies on AI technologies follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) position statement on using AI and AI-assisted technologies.  Cope clearly states that  ‘authors are fully responsible for the content of their manuscript, even those parts produced by an AI tool, and are thus liable for any breach of publication ethics.’