Guide for Authors


While uploading article files to the system, different file types will appear, and you will be asked to upload them. Below are descriptions of these file types.

  1. Full text

Text Plan

  • Title
  • Turkish Abstract and Keywords (must be between 150-200 words)
  • English Abstract and Keywords (must be between 150-200 words)
  • Introduction (problem presentation-purpose-importance-scope, limitation, etc.)
  • Method
  • Results
  • Conclusion and Evaluation
  • References
  • Full-Text Page Structure
  • Size: A4
  • Margins: Standard Word Page Layout
  • Font: Century Schoolbook, 12 point
  • Paragraph Properties: First 0 pt After 6 pt and Single Line spacing
  • Full-Text Citation and Reference System

APA Style 6th Edition 

In this regard, the guide titled "APA 6 Rules for Citing Sources, Creating Tables and Figures in Scientific Publications" prepared by the Turkish Librarians Association should be used. For Access to the Directory:

Studies submitted without being written with the reference management tools in Zotero, EndNote, Mendeley or Microsoft Word will not be evaluated. Detailed information can be obtained from the Spelling Rules page.

Ethics Committee Approval

  • "Ethics committee approval" should be uploaded as an additional file for articles containing quantitative/qualitative field research.

* Included in the TR Index Criteria, it is mandatory in accordance with the article "Ethics committee approval must be obtained separately for research conducted in all branches of science, including social sciences, and for studies on clinical and experimental humans and animals that require an ethics committee decision, this approval must be stated and documented in the article."

  1. Supplementary File

When uploading a work, the author(s) names and surnames, ORCID, academic titles, places of duty, phone numbers, e-mail addresses should be uploaded to the system as an additional file in the form of a separate document/file by giving the title "Identity Information".

  1. Copyright and Scientific Ethics Compliance Form

The file should be uploaded in .pdf, .jpg, or .png format after completing and signing the Copyright Transfer Form during the upload phase.

  1. Similarity Report

Studies with a general similarity rate of more than 15% and/or a similarity rate of more than 3% from a single source in The Journal of Communication and Social Studies will not be evaluated.

In Pre-Check and Evaluation Phase

  • During the pre-check phase, complete the requests of the Spelling Control Officer within 15 days at the latest and upload them to the system.
  • Prepare and send the changes to be made in line with the referee's requests and demands within 15 days at the latest.
  • If the changes that you will make in line with the referee's requests and demands will take more than 15 days, contact the editor about this issue.

Click for the article draft file.