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Issue: 39, 12/30/23

Year: 2023


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The main purpose of this peer-reviewed journal is to contribute to the communication sciences field by publishing new and authentic work from a variety of disciplinary perspectives with the solid theoretical background. 

Galatasaray University Journal of Communication (İleti-ş-im) features original academic essays dealing with a wide range of subjects related to communication sciences (radio, television, cinema, journalism, public relations, advertising, new media, etc.) in Turkish, English and French, along with translations, book reviews, and conference papers.

Editorial Assessment and Peer Review Process

All submissions received by Galatasaray University Journal of Communication (İleti-ş-im) are reviewed first by the Editorial Board and then by (at least) two experts. During the appointment of the experts are taken into account: the academic titles of the author(s) and the reviewers, coherence between the subject of the paper and the research area of the reviewers. The evaluation process by experts is anonymous.

The final decision on the publication or rejection of a paper is made by the Scientific Committee. The remarks of the latter are sent to the author(s) with the experts' reports within approximately four months following the submission date. Accepted manuscripts are scheduled for publication according to the date when they were submitted.

The online plagiarism prevention program iThenticate is also used during the evaluation process. Manuscripts with similarities to other resources or quotations that do not comply with academic norms are automatically eliminated, and their authors are banned from publishing in the following journal issues.

When evaluating a paper, reviewers are asked to provide answers to the following questions:

1. Is the current study original? (Does it present an innovative perspective that differs from previous studies? Does the article convey its contributions to the field in a concrete way? Are the limitations of the study and future suggestions clearly presented?)

2. Is the aim of the study clearly stated in the article?

3. Are the research objectives clearly stated in the article? Are the theoretical framework, and methodological approach presented appropriate, and sufficient to generate comprehensive answers to the identified research objectives?

4. Is there enough mention of previous studies in the article? (Have these studies been cited in different parts of the article, analysis framework, finding and discussion, etc.? Is there an important study that is not mentioned in the article?)

5. How can this work benefit the community, academia, or any other related study? Who can benefit from this study?

6. Does the article's title reflect the study's main problem?

7. Does the summary of the study cover the aim, findings, and conclusion of the study?

8. Does the study structure include concrete titles that we expect to see in a scientific article, such as “Introduction”, “Literature summary”, “Research Questions”, “Method”, “Results”, “Discussion”, and “Conclusion”?

Submission Policies

Submitted papers should be original, not published, or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Submitted papers should be compiled in the following order: title page, abstract, keywords, main text introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, declaration of interest statement, and references.

A typical paper for this journal should be no less than 6000 & no more than 9000 words, including abstract, tables, references, and endnotes.

Submitted papers must include abstracts not exceeding 250 words, written in Turkish, English, and French. Abstracts should clearly describe the article's content, purpose, and methodology, indicating the main results.

Submissions should include a title page with author details: the name, affiliation, academic title, and contact information of the author(s). A short biography written in the third person, not exceeding 150 words, and summarizing research areas and main publications of the author(s) should also appear on this page.

Papers should be submitted in Word format, in Times New Roman font, size 12 with 1.5 line spacing. Page numbers should be on the top center. Additional information may be given in auto-numbered footnotes, size 10 with single-line spacing.

Headings should be unnumbered, bold with the first letter capitalized. All the headings should be indented 1.25 cm, and subheadings should be in italics.

Figures and tables should be numbered, properly placed in the text, and have titles on the top. Figures should be high quality.

Short quotations should be enclosed in double quotation marks in the text, and if quotation marks are needed in the quotation, single quotation marks should be used. Quotations exceeding 40 words should be set out as a separate block indented 1.25 cm (with no extra indent on the first line), without any quotation marks, and with single-line spacing. While quoting, omissions of words and sentences from the original text should be indicated with an ellipsis in brackets (...).

The titles of books, journals, newspapers, movies, and programs should be in italics in the text. Numbers can be given consistently in figures or in words. In texts written in Turkish, when indicating date, the day must be followed by the month.

In papers written in English, any spelling style is acceptable so long as it is consistent within the manuscript.

The authors are solely responsible for their articles. The opinions expressed in the articles published are the authors' own and do not necessarily reflect the views of İleti-ş-im.

The journal has no article processing charges (APCs) or submission charges.

The copyright of the accepted articles belongs to the author(s). No fee is paid to the author.

References Guidelines

In-text references and bibliographies of all submitted papers should follow the APA Editorial Style specified by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

All in-text references should include the last name of the author and year of publication followed by page numbers when directly quoting the author’s words (Barthes, 1975, p. 104). 

For joint authors, both last names should be given (Lipovetsky and Charles, 2004); for three or more authors, the first author’s last name should be followed by et. al. (Jenkins et al., 2009). The references should be separated when citing multiple sources with a semicolon (Alemdar, 1999; Oskay, 1994).

More than one reference from the same author in the same year must be identified by the letters “a, b, c” (Cassetti, 2011a), and these letters should be consistent with the list of references at the end.

Depending on whether the name of the author cited is mentioned or not in the text, secondary citations should be given as follows: (as cited in Elsaesser, 2004, p. 82) or (Musser, as cited in Elsaesser, 2004, p. 82)

The list of references should include only the sources cited in the text. Regardless of the type of source, all sources must be listed first alphabetically by author last names and then chronologically.

Various examples of works cited in APA format can be found at this link:

Galatasaray University Journal of Communication (İleti-ş-im) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes articles written in Turkish, French, and English following double-blind peer review. The journal predominantly publishes articles that are built through creative research designs and present original findings. In addition to articles, a limited number of book reviews or translations that would contribute to the literature can be included in the issues.

The articles that would be sent to the journal must not have been published anywhere priorly. 

The journal is published online only twice a year (December and June). In addition, the journal can publish one special issue in a year.

The editorial team starts the double-blind peer review process to publish original, scientific, and contributive articles to the literature. A third reviewer is sought if necessary. The publisher and executive editor of İleti-ş-im Journal is the dean of the Faculty of Communication at Galatasaray University. There is absolute editorial independence between İleti-ş-im Journal and Galatasaray University.

The journal does not charge any fee at any level of publishing.

İleti-ş-im follows the instructions of the Journal of Publications Ethics Committee (Committee Publication Ethics – COPE,

At Galatasaray University Journal of Communication (İleti-ş-im), we align our ethical responsibilities for authors with high standards. These principles underscore our commitment to fostering a research environment of integrity, transparency, and scholarly excellence. For more information, please see About This Journal and Authorship Principles & Ethical Responsibilities for Authors.

Reviewing and Publishing Process

The articles that are submitted via Dergipark are either moved to the reviewing process or directly rejected according to the editor’s preliminary consideration and the plagiarism report.

The submitted articles are rejected before the beginning of the reviewing process if they do not meet the necessary academic requirements or do not comply with the journal’s “Ethical Principles and Publication Policy”.

The articles that are found competent following the preliminary consideration are sent to double-blind reviewers. A third reviewer may be appointed if necessary. The reviewers or the editorial board may request the author make revisions and corrections.

The author has the right to retract their article at every step of the process.

Editorial Responsibility

The editors primarily evaluate each submission by considering the Ethical Principles and Publication Policy of İleti-ş-im Journal. The editors are in charge of the acceptance or rejection of the submissions. They make this decision by taking the submission’s compliance to rights of intellectual property, scientific ethics, and its contribution to the literature.

Editors act independently of the institutions and consider the public interest in selecting the submissions that will move forward to the reviewing process.

Editors cannot share the works that are submitted to the journal with anyone other than the reviewers, editorial board, and authors.

In reviewing the articles coming from the faculty, the reviewers are required to be from outside the faculty. At least one reviewer for each article must be from outside the faculty.

Since İleti-ş-im has committed to adhering to COPE standards, editors are also obligated to comply with these principles also.

The Responsibilities of the Authors

All the studies submitted for review must be original and free of plagiarism.

Authors should make citations in the most accurate way, following the journal format.

Authors should not use sexist, marginalizing, and discriminatory language.

Authors should declare the grants and supports they have received for their study as footnotes in the article.

Authors are required to obtain the approval of the ethics committee during the data collection processes they carried out through methods such as questionnaires, observations, experiments, interviews, and focus groups.

The authors should send the ethical approval document and the articles requiring such a document. 

In using scales, questionnaires, or photographs belonging to others, it should be clearly stated that the owners' permission is obtained. It should be noted that copyrights are respected for the ideas and works of art used for the article.

Ethics committee approval is not required for review articles.

If the authors do not work at the university, they can apply to the ethics committees in their region. If ethics committee approval is not required, this should be stated as a footnote in the article.

The copyright form must be filled in by the author(s). The form should be sent to the journal along with the article.

For more information, please see Authorship Principles & Ethical Responsibilities for Authors.

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board can change every two years. With the election of the editorial board, editorial changes are made every two years.

The Editorial Board accepts the “İleti-ş-im journal Ethical Principles and Publication Policy” and makes decisions accordingly.

The Editorial Board recommends a member for the Journal's Scientific Board.

The editorial board, which convenes to evaluate the peer-reviewed articles, still informs the editorial team of the journal if it is suspected of violating publication ethics such as plagiarism, conflict of interest, or copyright violations.


Reviewers must report to the editor if they encounter plagiarism, text adaptation, or any conflict of interest.

Reviewers are responsible for protecting the double-blind peer review process's privacy and evaluating the articles fairly and objectively.

Plagiarism Reports

Before an article moves forward to the reviewing process, a similarity check is conducted using a plagiarism program. The similarity percentage should not be higher than 20%, references included.

Special Issue Editors

Special issue editors accept the "İleti-ş-im journal Ethical Principles and Publication Policy", which bounds the journal editor, while preparing the issues they undertake.

Special issue editors may be asked to share the documents of that issue when deemed necessary.

Copyright Regulations

When the author sends an article to the Journal and the article is published, they accept that the right to publish the article for the first time belongs to İleti-ş-im journal.

According to the Creative Commons Attribution principles, the author may allow subsequent publications by stating that his work was first published in İlet-ş-im journal.

Privacy Statement

The contact information of the authors or reviewers regarding the articles sent to the İleti-ş-im journal will not be shared with third parties and institutions within the scope of the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698, but will only be used for the journal.

The journal has no article processing charges or submission charges.

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