Writing rules


The Journal of Communication and Social Studies aims to contribute to the knowledge of those who do research in the relevant field by including original, qualified studies that have been written in accordance with academic standards related to communication sciences and different related disciplines and have successfully passed the referee evaluation processes. It is an academic journal that aims to be among the first reference sources.

  1. The Journal of Communication and Social Studies is published twice a year, in September and March.
  2. The publication languages ​​of The Journal of Communication and Social Studies are Turkish and English, but the publication of articles written in other commonly used languages ​​is subject to the decision of the editorial board.
  3. Each volume of The Journal of Communication and Social Studies consists of the issues published during the year.
  4. Manuscripts sent to the journal for publication are accepted provided that they have not been sent to another journal before and have not been published anywhere. While uploading the articles prepared for publication to the e-journal system, they must be uploaded under the correct option as a category.
  5. Studies submitted to the journal are first reviewed by the editors and/or the editorial board. It is checked that the studies submitted to the journal are arranged according to the publication principles and writing rules of the journal. The Editorial Board and the editors have the authority not to publish the articles that do not comply with the writing rules, ethical principles, purpose and scope of the journal or to return them to the author for correction.
  6. Compliance with national and international ethical rules is required in studies submitted to the journal. In this context;
  7. By submitting their articles to The Journal of Communication and Social Studies for publication, the authors are deemed to have transferred their copyrights to The Journal of Communication and Social Studies.
  8. The copyright of the published articles belongs to the journal and cannot be transferred without showing the source.
  9. The personal rights and freedoms of anyone should not be attacked during the study. Insulting, targeting, demeaning, degrading, religion, language, race, etc., discriminatory expressions should not be used, and personal privacy should be taken care of. The Scientific, content, language and legal responsibility of the articles published in the journal belong to the authors.
  10. If the work is a translation, the original language text of the work is requested to be uploaded to the system as an additional file, with a document from the author(s) who did the work and from the publishing company if it is published.
  11. All citations must be shown in the bibliography.
  12. Studies sent to the journal are evaluated within the framework of the plagiarism report declared at the application stage. Articles that do not comply with research and publication ethics or that have a risk of plagiarism are not evaluated. In this framework, if the similarity rate detected by the screening programs is above 15%, the relevant study cannot be published even if it is approved by the referee. If the study was published without noticing the situation, the access to the relevant study is blocked, and the study is removed from the publication list and the full issue when the situation is noticed. Journal management accepts the results of self-employed plagiarism/similarity programs as a corporate standard, not as a violation of ethics.
  13. The Journal of Communication and Social Studies does not charge any application or publication fee from the authors.
  14. Authors can withdraw their work before they go to the editing stage.
  15. Articles containing quantitative/qualitative field research must have received "ethics committee approval". Articles without ethics committee approval will not be evaluated.
  16. The authors know that if they do not complete the changes requested from them at the pre-check stage for the files they have uploaded within 15 days at the latest and upload them to the system, their submitted works will be rejected before they go to the editing stage.
  17. Studies sent to the journal are evaluated by two referees appointed in line with the blind refereeing system. If deemed necessary, the study can be sent to a third referee. The referees of each issue may be from the advisory board of the journal or consist of the names determined from among the academic members who are experts in their fields. The publication of an article depends on the approval of the referees. Therefore, the authors are obliged to make the necessary corrections requested by the referees in their studies. Articles that receive a negative report from the referees are not published. The articles that the referees decide to publish after the corrections are made are rearranged in line with the referee's suggestions. The edited articles should be uploaded to the journal's website by the authors within 15 days at the latest, over the previous application.
  18. The text should be within a certain plan; Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction (problem presentation-purpose-importance-scope, limitation, etc.), Method, Findings, Conclusion and Evaluation, and References. Studies prepared according to this structure are prepared within the framework of the following order and uploaded to the system.
  19. The studies should be prepared in Word program, in A4 size, standard page layout, regular writing style, Century Schoolbook font, 12 points, first 0 pt, then 6 pt and single line spacing.
  20. 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 with the title "Identity Information".
  21. The title of the article should be centred at the beginning of the first page, and the subtitles should be written left-aligned.
  22. 150-200 words of Turkish and English abstracts must be included in all articles, and keywords should be given under the abstracts in the language of the abstract. If the article is written in another language, Turkish translations of the title and abstract should be given.
  23. In the study, the names of the tables should be written on top, and the first letter of each word should be capitalized. Pictures, figures and graphics should be displayed under the name of "Figure", figures and graphics should be drawn on the computer, numbered sequentially, figure texts should be written on the computer in small letters.
  24. Turkish language rules should be followed in the manuscripts, and the most recent Spelling Guide of the Turkish Language Association should be taken as a basis for the spelling of the words.
  25. Submitted articles should be written with reference management tools in Zotero, EndNote, Mendeley or Microsoft Word. Studies submitted without using any reference management tool will not be considered.
  26. APA (American Psychological Association) Style 6th Edition should be used for reference. Both in citations and the bibliography, authors should follow the spelling rules and format specified in the American Psychological Association Publication Guide published by the American Psychological Association. In this regard, the guide named "APA 6 Rules for Citing Sources, Creating Tables and Figures in Scientific Publications" prepared by the Turkish Librarians Association should be used. To Access the Directory: Click Here
  27. All legal responsibilities in disputes that may arise within the framework of the above-mentioned principles and rules belong to the author or authors.
  28. In case of possible disagreement or if the journal authorities deem it necessary, stopping the evaluation of the studies sent to the journal for evaluation without explanation, removing them from the publication process or removing the published work from publication, etc., have the power to make transactions.
  29. The Journal of Communication and Social Studies officials have the right to make changes to the mentioned rules, to put additional rules, and to request the reorganization of the submitted works for evaluation according to the new rules, whenever they deem necessary, without informing them.