About Journal

The Journal of Communication Studies (İCD)

(ISSN: 2149-486X)
(E-ISSN: 2717-8617)

Focus and Scope

The aim of the Journal of Communication Studies is to create a source for academics and scientists who are doing research in the media, and communication studies that feature formally well-written quality works. And also create a source that will contribute and help developing the fields of study. Accordingly, the Journal of Communication Studies’ intentions are on publishing articles and scientific Works, guided by a scientific quality sensibility. In this context, the Journal of Communication Studies is qualified as a national peer-reviewed journal published in April and in October twice a year. The Journal of Communication Studies is a publication organ of Istanbul Aydın University Faculty of Communication. The Journal of Communication Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles both in Turkish and English since 2015. Articles in fields such as media, studies, journalism, public relations, marketing communication, advertisement studies, digital culture, communication studies, radio and television studies, broadcast, film studies, health communications, visual communication, applied studies, new media, television and cinema, political communication, intercultural communication, communication and culture are published in The Journal of Communication Studies.


Dergipark, Asos


İstanbul Aydın University, TURKEY

Peer Review Process

The editorial board peruses the submitted material with regard to both form and content before sending it on to referees. They may also consider the views of the advisory board. After the deliberation of the editorial board, submitted material is sent to two referees. In order for any material to be published, at least two of the referees must approve it. The revision and improvement demanded by the referees must be implemented in order for an article to be published. Authors are informed within three months about the decision regarding the publication of their material. All the papers are controlled academically with the TURNITIN or/and IThenticate program.

Publishing Period

The Journal of Communication Studies is published three times a year in January, May and September. Authors can send their articles at any time. The articles whose evaluation process is completed are published taking into consideration the arrival date.

Open Access Policy

The Journal of Communication Studies adopted a policy of providing open access. This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print,search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Publication Charge

No publication charge or article processing charge is required. All accepted manuscripts will be published free of cost.

Principles of Research and Publication Ethics 

In scientific papers sent to the Journal of Communication Studies, the guidelines related to the Scientific Research and Publication Ethics of Higher Education Institutions, the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the International Standards for the Authors and Authors of the Committee should be taken into attention. Plagiarism, forgery in the data, misleading, repetition of publications, divisional publication and individuals who do not contribute to the research among the authors, are unacceptable practices within the ethical rules. Legal actions will be taken in case of any ethical irregularity related to this and similar practices. 

a) Plagiarism: Placing the original ideas, methods, data, or works of others, partly or completely, without making reference to the scientific rules, is dealt with in the context of plagiarism. In order to avoid plagiarism, the authors should refer to the scientific rules in the appropriate manner and should pay attention to the references of all scientific papers in their research.

b) Forgery of Data: The use of data that does not exist or is modified in scientific research is data in the scope of forgery. Authors should analyze their data in accordance with ethical rules and without exposing them to a change in validity and reliability during the process. 

c) Detortion: Changing the records or data obtained from the study, showing the devices or materials that are not used in the research as used, changing or shaping the research results according to the interests of the people and organizations, supported are considered within the scope of distortion. The authors should be honest, objective and transparent in the information they provide in relation to the research process. They should avoid violating the rules of ethics. 

d) Repetition: Presenting the same publication as separate publications without referring to the previous publications are considered within the scope of repetition of publications. The responsibility of the publications submitted for evaluation belongs to the authors. The authors should refrain from repeating their research and they should pay attention to submit their original research.

e) Divisional Publication: The results of a research are discussed in the scope of dissemination and disseminating the results of the research in a way that disrupts the integrity of the research and disseminating it in more than one way, and publishing these publications as separate publications. The authors should consider the integrity of the research and avoid the divisions that will affect the results.

f) Authorship: Neither the inclusion of people who do not contribute to the research nor not to include people who have contributed is accepted within the scope of unfair writing. All authors should have contributed sufficiently to the planning, design, data collection, analysis, evaluation, preparation of the research and finalization of the research.

Plagiarism Policy 

The Journal of Communication Studies requires all authors to adhere to the ethical standards as prescribed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which take privacy issues seriously and is committed to protect your personal information

Articles must be prepared according to the draft article and sent together with similarity report. Articles with more than 15% similarity rate will not be accepted.


The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions and will retain publishing rights without restrictions. The submitted papers are assumed to contain no proprietary material unprotected by patent or patent application. The authors have responsibility for technical content and protection of proprietary materials solely with the author(s) and their organizations and the author is not responsible for the Journal of Communication Studies or its Editorial Staff. The main (first/corresponding) author is responsible for ensuring that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors. It is the authors’ responsibility to obtain all necessary copyright permissions of release for the use of any copyrighted materials stated in the manuscript prior to the submission.

The Rights of the Author

It is important to check the policy for the journal to which you are submitting or publishing to establish your rights as Author. The Journal of Communication Studies’s standard policies allow the following re-use rights:

The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. The journal allow the author(s) to obtain publishing rights without restrictions. You may use the published article for your own teaching needs or to supply on an individual basis to research colleagues, provided that such supply is not for commercial purposes. You may not post the published article on a website without permission from ASD.

Main Topics of the Journal of Communication Studies

  • Media Studies 
  • Journalism 
  • Public relations
  • Marketing Communication 
  • Advertisement Studies
  • Digital Culture
  • Communication Studies 
  • Radio and Television Studies 
  • Broadcast
  • Film Studies 
  • Health Communications 
  • Visual Communication
  • Applied Studies 
  • New Media 
  • Television and Cinema
  • Political Communication 
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Communication and Culture

Publication Language of the Journal of Communication Studies

Turkish and English 

Article Submission

Manuscripts should be sent to dergipark https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/icd


İstanbul Aydın University

İstanbul – Turkey

e-mail: [email protected]

Tel: +90212 4441428