Writing Rules

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: https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines

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