Author Guidelines

Peer Review Process

All submissions received by 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: 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 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 reports of the experts within approximately four months following the date of submission. Accepted manuscripts are scheduled for publication according to the date when they were submitted.

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

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

1- Do the title and the subtitles reflect the content of the article?

2- Does the abstract clearly describe what the author(s) hoped to achieve, state the problem being investigated and indicate the main results?

3- Does the article bring a significant contribution to the social sciences (as well as to the communication sciences)?

4- Is the methodology applied is appropriate regarding the purpose of the article?

5- Are the concepts used in the article adequate for answering the question posed?

6- Is the manuscript properly written and of sufficient quality in terms of language and style?

7- Does the article provide relevant, up to date and adequate references?

8- Are the figures and tables (if any) accurate and adequate?

9- Would you refer to this article if you were working on the same subject?

Submission Policies

1- Submitted papers should be unpublished and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

2- Papers previously presented and published at a symposium, conference or similar academic events are not eligible for submission.

3- Translations which are deemed to be capable of contributing to the field can be published with the decision of the Editorial Board without recourse to review process.

4- Manuscripts sent should be at least 6000 words long and no longer than 9000 words including abstracts, endnotes and references.

5- Manuscripts must include abstracts not exceeding 150 words, written in Turkish, English and French and key words. Abstracts should clearly describe the content, purpose, methodology of the article and indicate the main results.

6- Submissions should include a title page with author details: The name, affiliation, academic title and contact information (address, phone number, fax, e-mail) 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.

7- Manuscripts must be in the form of a docx, doc or odt file, in Times New Roman font, size 12 with 1.5 line spacing. Page numbers should be on the top center and the first line of each paragraph should be indented 1.25 cm. Additional information can be given in auto numbered footnotes, size 10 with single-line spacing.

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

9- Figures and tables should be numbered, properly placed in the text and have titles on the top. Only the title should be bold, not the legend (Example Table 1. Legend).

10- 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 ellipsis in brackets (...).

11- 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.

12- 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.

13- The journal does not have any article processing charges (APCs) or submission charges.

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

References Guidelines

1- In-text references and bibliographies of all submitted papers should follow APA Editorial Style specified by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition).

2- 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 citing the same source, the same method should be followed and abbreviations such as ibid. should not be used.

3- 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). When citing multiple sources, the references should be separated with a semicolon (Alemdar, 1999; Oskay, 1994).

4- 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.

5- 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)

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

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

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