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Author Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

1.   Format of articles

  • Articles and book reviews to be submitted to the journal should be written in Turkish or English in accordance with the document template specified by the journal.
  • Articles should be submitted with a one-lined spaced abstract of 150-250 words in Turkish and English. There should be 3-5 keywords under each abstract.
  • In English articles, the English title of the article should be written on the first page, centered, bold, with the first letters of the words capitalized in 14-point font. The Turkish title of the article should be written before the Turkish abstract in 12-point font, centered, bold, and with the first letters of the words capitalized.
  • In Turkish articles, the Turkish title of the article should be written on the first page, centered, bold, with the first letters of the words capitalized in 14-point font. The English title of the article should be written before the English abstract in 12-point font, centered, bold, with the first letters of the words capitalized.
  • The institutional and contact information of the author(s) should be given after the title of the manuscript, and their ORCID numbers should be indicated in the footnote on the first page.
  • Articles and book reviews should be written in Times New Roman with 1.5 line spacing as justified. A 12-point font should be used for the text and abstract, and a 10-point font should be used for footnotes.
  • The first line of paragraphs in the text should be indented 1.27 cm from the left; however, indentation should not be used in paragraphs in the abstract and extended abstract.
  • Headings and subheadings in the text should be written according to APA 7.0 format, taking into account the examples in the following link:
  • After the abstract, an “extended abstract” of 500-750 words in Turkish and English, which includes the subject, purpose, and problem of the article, should be included in the manuscript.
  • Articles should be between 5000-9000 words, including the title, abstract, extended abstract, keywords, footnotes, and references.
  • Book reviews should be between 2000-4000 words, including the title, references, and footnotes.
  • Review articles should not only consist of a literature review but should also include a commentary and criticism section.
  • Author(s) should not indicate their personal and institutional identity anywhere in the manuscript they submit to the journal.
  • For research and review articles to be submitted to the journal, an iThenticate report is requested from the author(s). The similarity percentage should be a maximum of 15%.
  • For articles derived from theses or conference/symposium/congress proceedings, this should be indicated in a footnote on the first page of the article.
  • Only one article by an author can be published in the same publication period.
  • The introduction of the article should include the subject, problem, purpose, and importance of the study. 
  • Manuscripts that do not comply with the hereby stated formatting rules are sent back to the author(s) for correction.

2.     Referencing


Manuel Castells (2005) writes the following about the logic of networks:

Networks work on a binary logic: inclusion/exclusion. Within the network, distance between nodes tends to zero, as networks follow the logic of small worlds’ properties: they are able to connect to the entire network and communicated networks from any node in the network by sharing protocols of communication. Between nodes in the network and those outside the network distance is infinite, since there is no access unless the program of the network is changed. (p. 4)

  • Direct quotations of less than 40 words should be written using double quotation marks as in the example below:

According to Castells (2004), a network society is one “whose social structure is made of networks powered by microelectronics-based information and communication technologies” (p. 1).

  • The author(s)' own emphasis should be indicated in italics.
  • Single quotation marks should be used to enclose a quote within another quotation.
  • In-text citations and references should be as in the examples below:

In-Text Citations

i. Works by a single author

(Castells, 2005)

Castells (2005)

(Castells, 2005, p.87)

ii. Works by two authors

(Hardt & Negri, 2001, pp. 56-57)

iii. Works by three or more authors

(Berger et al., 2007)

iv. Citing more than one work of the same author published in the same year 

(Bourdieu, 1990a)

(Bourdieu, 1990b)

vi. Citing two or more works in the same sentence

(Harvey, 2013; Lefebvre, 2014) 

vii. Citings sources with abbreviated names

  •  First citation: 

(United Nations, [UN], 2018)

United Nations (UN, 2018)


  •  Subsequent citations:

 (UN, 2018) 

 UN (2018)

viii. Secondary sources

  • If the original of the work cited in the text is not accessible, after citing the source and publication date of the original work, the information of the second source is written as in the following example:

(Rabbitt, 1982, as cited in Lyon et al., 2014, p. 33)

ix. Sources of unknown date:

When a source does not indicate a date, use the abbreviation (n.d.) for “no date”.

Other Publications: 

The names of movies, books, newspapers, magazines, and TV programs should be italicized. When the name of a movie is used for the first time in the text without the director’s name being mentioned,  the director’s name should be cited first in parentheses, followed by the year of the movie’s release.


Le Ballon Rouge (Albert Lamorisse, 1956)

Aşk Filmlerinin Unutulmaz Yönetmeni (Yavuz Turgul, 1990)



In the references, only the sources cited in the text should be included and listed alphabetically according to the surname of the author. If there are many works by the same author in the references, they should be listed chronologically, starting with the oldest publication. References should be prepared according to APA 7.0, taking into account the following examples:

  • Book

i. Single author

Zuboff, S. (2019). The age of surveillance capitalism: The fight for a human future at the new frontier of power. Profile Books.

Oskay, Ü. (2000). Kitle iletişiminin kültürel işlevleri. Der Yayınları.

ii. Multiple authors

 Hardt, M. & Negri, A. (2001). Empire. Harvard University Press.

Erdoğan, İ. & Alemdar, K. (2002). Öteki kuram. Erk Yayınları.

iii. Translated book

Deleuze, G. (2001). Pure immanence: Essays on a life (A. Boyman, Trans.). Zone Books.

Bakhtin, M. (1981). The dialogic imagination (M. Holquist, Ed., C. Emerson, & M. Holquist, Trans.). University of Texas Press.

Bauman, Z. (2011). Postmodern etik (A. Türker, Trans.). Ayrıntı Yayınları.

iv. Edited book

Joyce, M.C. (Ed.). (2010). Digital activism decoded. Debate Press.

v. Chapter in an Edited Book

Manago, A. & McKenzie, J. (2022). Culture and digital media in adolescent development. J. Nesi, E. Telzer, & M. Prinstein (Eds.), Handbook of adolescent digital media use and mental health (pp. 162-187). Cambridge University Press.

vi. Book review

Willard, L. (2017). [Review of the book Promotional screen industries by Paul Grainge & Catherine Johnson]. Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies, 12(3), 311-313. Click

  • Article

i. Single author

Katz, E. (1957). The two-step flow of communication: An up-to-date report on a hypothesis.  The Public Opinion Quarterly, 21(1), 61-78.

ii. Multiple authors

Berger, B. K., Reber, B. H., & Heyman, W.C. (2007). You can't homogenize success in communication management: PR leaders take diverse paths to top. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 1(1), 53-71.

iii. More than seven authors

Snijder, E. J., Bredenbeek, P. J., Dobbe, J. C., Thiel, V., Ziebuhr, J., Poon, L. L., Guan, … Gorbalenya, A. E. (2003). Unique and conserved features of genome and proteome of SARS-coronavirus, an early split-off from the coronavirus group 2 lineage. Journal of Molecular Biology,331(5), 991-1004.

  • Thesis and Proceedings
  • Thesis

Jiang, L. (2019). Dislike and warn: Testing the role of perceived media influence on different levels of corrective actions on social media [Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Kansas. Click

  • Proceedings

Oceja, J. (2019, October, 3-4). Playing emotions: Designing an educational resource that promotes emotional education through independent video games. 13th European Conference on Games Based Learning, Odense, Denmark.

  • Other Sources

i. Newspaper/Popular Magazine

Januszcak, W. (2021, June 6). $69 million for this digital artwork? Inside the crazy world of NFTs. The Times.

ii. Web Page

Prodger, M. (2022, November 23). The women who shaped modernism. The New Statesman

iii. Movie

Movies with original Turkish titles should be cited in the references as follows:

Turgul, Y. (1990). Aşk filmlerinin unutulmaz yönetmeni [Film]. Erler Film.

Movies without original Turkish titles should be cited in the references as follows: 

Chytilová, V. (Director). (1966). Sedmikrásky [Papatyalar] [Film]. Barrandov Studios.

Kubrick, S. (Director). (1980). Shining [Cinnet] [Film]. Warner Bros.

iv. Tv Dizisi

Weiner, M. (Producer). (2007-2015). Mad men [TV series]. AMC.

v. Video

Jenkins, H. (2007, December 10). Convergence culture [Video]. Youtube.

vi. Social Media

Morozov, E. [@evgenymorozov]. (2017, July 13). Late capitalism is early feudalism with better branding [Tweet]. Twitter.

vii. Press Release

Türkiye İstatistik Kurumu. (2020, July 20). Yazılı medya istatistikleri [Press release].

viii. Glossary

Nutku, Ö. (2017). Gösterim terimleri sözlüğü (1. ed.). Kaynak Yayınları.

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