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Ethical Principles and Editorial Policy

Ethical Principles and Editorial Policy

GMJ-TR recognizes the highest international standards of publication ethics. It adopts the ethical publishing principles recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). The principles expressed under the title “Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing” are available at the link below.

The articles submitted to the journal must not have been published before and must not have been taken to the evaluation process and publication stage anywhere else.

The submitted manuscripts should fit the purpose and scope of the journal. Original, previously unpublished manuscripts or manuscripts that are not under evaluation in another journal simultaneously and whose content and submission have been approved by each author are accepted for evaluation. Of the articles derived from conference/symposium/congress presentations, only those that have been orally presented  and/or published as an abstract can be accepted for evaluation. Articles derived from a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation are expected to have a single author.

In the studies submitted to the journal for publication, the name of any of the authors cannot be deleted from the masthead, a new name cannot be added to the masthead, and the order of authors cannot be changed without the written permission of all the authors.

Plagiarism, duplication, false authorship, slicing and dicing, copyright infringement, and concealment of conflict of interest are considered unethical behaviors. Any studies that do not comply with accepted ethical standards are removed from publication. The publication of manuscripts detected to include unlawful and/or unethical content is similarly terminated.

Each submitted manuscript is evaluated by one of the editors and at least two reviewers in accordance with the double-blind review process. The editors or reviewer(s) may request corrections and changes for the submitted manuscripts. The author(s) fulfill these requests if they find them appropriate. The author(s) are expected to explain why they do not meet the requests that they consider inappropriate. The author(s) have the right to withdraw their work at any stage of the publication process.

Responsibilities of the author(s):

The author(s) are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts comply with scientific and ethical rules.

The author(s) are responsible for not committing ethical violations such as plagiarism, duplication, false authorship, failure to cite references, article slicing and dicing, and failure to mention the names of research grants and support institutions. The author(s) must ensure that the manuscript is original, has not been previously published elsewhere, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere in another language. Manuscripts that do not comply with ethical standards cannot be published. This includes manuscripts that contain ethical improprieties detected after publication.

All copyrighted material should be used with permission and acknowledgment. The studies of other authors, contributors, or sources should be used appropriately and cited in the references. The author(s) must document the usage rights of the data they employ in their studies, the necessary permissions associated with it, and the consent of the participants on whom they conducted research, to be made available upon request.

When submitting a manuscript of any type or format, the author(s) are responsible for disclosing any financial and personal relationships that may bias or favor the study. In this context, the author(s) must sign the Copyright Agreement Form and upload it to the system when submitting the manuscript.

If more than one author is contributing to the study, the author ranking submitted should be a joint decision of the authors. All authors must indicate their name ranking on the Copyright Agreement Form and declare any possible conflict of interest with the author contribution categories on the Author Form.

It is the responsibility of the author(s) to ensure to include only those who have active contributions to the manuscript among the authors, to exclude those who do not have active contributions, and to justify any change in the author ranking requested during the evaluation process of the manuscript. The author(s) should be able to provide explanations on all these issues to the journal editor, if deemed necessary by the editors.

All authors must declare any potential or apparent conflicts of interest, including funding and grants received. Financial relationships, conflicts of interest, and competition of interest that have the potential to influence the research results or scientific evaluation should be declared.

In case a conflict of interest, ethical violation, or error is detected during the review process or in a published study,  the author(s) should share the issue with the editors and fulfill the necessary responsibility for correction or withdrawal.

The author(s) should avoid the use of discriminatory language. GMJ-TR reserves the right to reject manuscripts with such language without initiating the review process.

The author(s) have the responsibility to edit and submit the article in accordance with the academic writing rules specified by GMJ-TR.

Ethics committee approval must be obtained for any studies in which humans or animals are used as subjects or data sources and must be uploaded to the system during article submission. Articles without ethics committee approval will not be evaluated. 

Editorial responsibilities:

The editors appoint associate editors for the manuscripts submitted to the journal. The associate editors present their opinion on whether the article should be included in the reviewing process by considering the Editorial Preliminary Evaluation Form. The associate editor may request corrections from the author(s) at the editorial evaluation stage or recommend that the editors reject the article without being included in the reviewing process.

The editors and associate editors are obliged to carry out the evaluation and publication process of each manuscript submitted to the journal within the framework of GMJ-TR Ethical Principles and Publication Policy. By adopting the principle of impartiality, they should evaluate each article independently, regardless of the gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, political opinion, religious belief, nationality, seniority, and institutional affiliations of the author(s). They should follow the principle of quality publishing instead of seeking any personal gain and interest and consider that GMJ-TR maintains its publishing activities in accordance with scientific ethics.

The editors are responsible for promoting accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusiveness throughout the entire publication process. Editorial decisions are based on scientific merit.

The editors and associate editors should ensure that each submitted manuscript undergoes a fair double-blind peer review process. They should guarantee the anonymity of the author(s) and reviewers during the peer review process.

In case of a “publishable” or “unpublishable” recommendation from the reviewers for the manuscript under review, the editors should seek a third reviewer's assessment.

The editors have full authority to appoint reviewers. The editors are responsible for making the final decision to accept or reject each manuscript for publication and are accountable for each publication. The editors may consult with reviewers or editorial board members in their final decisions regarding the publication process.

The editors are obliged to take the necessary measures in case of inappropriate situations, such as violations of intellectual property rights, actions incompatible with scientific ethics, and plagiarism during the publication process.

The editors should not evaluate the article if the author of the submitted article is a member of the journal’s boards. At least one article reviewer should be appointed from outside Yeditepe University Faculty of Communication.

Responsibilities of reviewers

GMJ-TR uses a double-blind peer review system, and reviewers are expected to adopt this system and fulfill the requirements. The reviewer should maintain confidentiality in the review process.

When a review proposal is submitted, the reviewer should respond positively or negatively within the notified time period and take care to submit the manuscript within the specified deadlines.

If there is any conflict of interest or community of interest regarding the article, the reviewer should not accept the review offer.

If the reviewers feel that the article is irrelevant to their area of expertise or that they are not able to provide a timely response, they should inform the editors that they will not be involved in the evaluation process.

The reviewer should carry out the evaluation by taking into consideration the ethical principles and editorial policy of GMJ-TR.

If the reviewers detect any actual or potential ethical impropriety (plagiarism, multiple publications, cases of simultaneous submission, copyright infringement, etc.) in the article they evaluate, they should inform the journal editors.

The reviewers should be careful to evaluate the article in a fair and impartial manner with constructive criticism, avoiding personal comments, insults, and offensive expressions.

The reviewers should inform the editors if they realize that a conflict of interest that did not exist at the time of acceptance has emerged during the evaluation process.

The reviewers should explain their recommendations for the reviewed article with scientific justifications.

The reviewers should maintain the confidentiality of the evaluation process after the evaluation.

Responsibilities of the publisher

GMJ-TR is published by Yeditepe University.

The publisher is committed to the implementation of the journal's publication ethics principles by the relevant stakeholders, providing free and continuous open access to the journal content, and archiving and protecting the publications.

The publisher is obliged to take the necessary steps to clarify the situation in cases of suspected violations of scientific publication ethics, such as misconduct, plagiarism, conflict of interest, copyright violations, and text recycling.

Responsibilities of the Editorial Board

The editorial board of GMJ-TR comprises members recommended by the departmental boards of Yeditepe University Faculty of Communication every two years. Geographical diversity and institutional distribution are taken into consideration in the composition of the editorial board and it is ensured that the share of the members from the same institution is not more than one-third of the editorial board.

The editorial board meets twice a year. The editorial board members accept the journal's editorial ethics principles and policies and evaluate issues related to these principles and policies.

Editorial board members propose members for the advisory board of the journal. They make evaluations and suggestions to increase the journal's national and international recognition and scientific quality.

In cases where there is a suspicion of ethical impropriety and violation in the evaluation, publication, and post-publication processes of articles, they should inform the editorial team to clarify the situation.

Copywrite and Licensing

Copywrite and Licensing

The author(s) give permission for Yeditepe University to publish the intellectual work under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) licence. The authors own the copyright and full publication rights of their work published in Global Media Journal Turkish Edition (GMJ-TR) and their work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) licence.

The CC BY-NC 4.0 license permits the work to be shared, copied, reproduced, and adapted in any size and format except for commercial use, including remixing, transforming, and building upon the work, provided that proper attribution is given to the original work.

When submitting a manuscript of any type or format, the author(s) are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that may bias or be found biased in the work. In this context, the author(s) are expected to declare that they accept the following points by signing the Copyright Agreement Form when submitting the manuscript:

  1. The manuscript submitted is his/her/their own original work and has not been plagiarized from any prior work;

  2. All authors participated in the work in a substantive way and are prepared to take public responsibility for the work;

  3. All authors have seen and approved the manuscript as submitted;

  4. The manuscript has not been published and is not being submitted or considered for publication elsewhere;

  5. The text, illustrations, and any other materials included in the manuscript do not infringe upon any existing copyright or other rights of anyone.

  6. Yeditepe University will publish the content under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license that gives permission to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format other than commercial purposes as well as remix, transform and build upon the material by providing appropriate credit to the original work.

  7. The Contributor(s) or, if applicable the Contributor’s Employer, retain(s) all proprietary rights in addition to copyright, patent rights.

  8. I/We indemnify Yeditepe University and the Editors of the Journals, and hold them harmless from any loss, expense or damage occasioned by a claim or suit by a third party for copyright infringement, or any suit arising out of any breach of the foregoing warranties as a result of publication of my/our article. I/We also warrant that the article contains no libelous or unlawful statements and does not contain material or instructions that might cause harm or injury.

If there is more than one author contributing to the study, the order of names submitted by these authors at the time of submission should be a joint decision of the authors. All authors are expected to indicate their name order on the Copyright Agreement Form and to declare any possible conflict of interest with the author contribution categories on the Author Form. 

GMJ-TR considers that potential conflicts of interest between its stakeholders will harm the ethics of scientific publication. For this reason, the journal defines obligations for all stakeholders in order to identify and prevent conflicts of interest.

All articles published by GMJ-TR (regardless of who funded the research) are published as open access and reuse is permitted in accordance with the terms of the CC BY-NC open access licence.

Open Access Policy

Open Access Policy

Open Access is the availability of publications online to anyone, free of charge and with few restrictions on reuse. The unrestricted dissemination of research is especially important for authors, readers and funders. Articles published in GMJ-TR are published as open access under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. GMJ-TR believes that for open access to work effectively, user rights and copyright ownership must be clear through licensing.

We publish all our articles under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. This license allows the author and any non-commercial entity to reuse the articles for non-commercial uses, provided that they comply with the CC-BY-NC license. The CC BY-NC license is indicated in the articles. The full texts of all articles published in GMJ-TR can be accessed by anyone via instant open access viewing at

Under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license, the following can be done freely:

• Share: The work may be copied and redistributed in any medium or format.

• Adapt: Mix, transfer and build on the existing work.

The following conditions must be observed:

• Attribution: It must give proper credit, link to the licence and provide information if changes have been made. These may be suitably fulfilled, but this does not imply that the licensee approves of the current use.

• Non-Commercial: The publication may not be used for commercial purposes.

• There are no additional restrictions: Legal conditions or technological measures that would legally restrict the use of the permissions provided by the licence may not be imposed

As of 2017, GMJ-TR uses the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) licence.

Fee Policy

No fee is charged to any author or organization under any name.

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