Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

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.

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