Author Guidelines

A large number of applications are made to the article calls of our journal. The decisions of the editorial board of our journal are meticulously implemented in order not to violate the rules of the indexes that we are subject to and inspected, and to publish only qualified studies, and studies that violate these rules at a major level are rejected at the preliminary evaluation stage. In case of minor deficiencies, especially in the Author Guidelines, the authors are specifically asked to comply with the corrections and no concessions are made. For this reason, we kindly request that scientists who are considering sending a study to our journal consider the rules and recommendations in this section.

Suggestions for Authors

Please read the explanations in the announcements section carefully. No exceptions can be applied to the decisions taken by the Editorial Board.

As per our Editorial Board Decision, since our 35th issue, articles derived from theses, papers, etc., cannot be included due to the large number of articles that we can publish.

If your study is non-original, does not add innovation to the field, in which existing studies (theses, articles, books, etc.) are compiled and reviewed, it is a repetition of the studies that have been done frequently before, it does not contain new findings, does not provide data, does not contain different approaches, etc., it will be rejected at the preliminary evaluation stage. We would like to let you know.

If your article has been published in our journal within the last year, it will not be possible to publish your article due to the index rules we are subject to.

If another scientist (project partner, thesis advisor, assistant researcher, student of the course, etc.) has contributed to your study, this must be stated. If this is not notified, it will not be processed even if the authors request any correction from our journal later. Our journal has no legal responsibility in this sense. Authors who submit articles to our journal are deemed to have accepted the legal issues.

1. Authors should prepare their works on the article template prepared by our Editorial Board. You can download the Akdeniz Communication Article Template here.
2. 2- Authors should upload the following files separately from the article file prepared on the template sent for publication;

a) Similarity Report (See 25. )
b) Cover File (a template with author(s) names, orcid number, e-mail, telephone and brief CV)
c) Copyright Transfer Form
d) Ethics Committee Approval Certificate (When Legally Required)

Cover file and copyright transfer form; located on the article submission platform. Documents must be downloaded from the system, filled in, signed and uploaded to the system. Similarity Report and (if necessary) Ethics Committee Permission Certificate should also be uploaded.

3. No author information should be included in the manuscript files sent for evaluation.
4. The text of the article must be prepared using the Microsoft Word word processor program (.doc, .docx). Other formats will not be accepted
5. If the studies have been previously announced in a meeting/symposium, the name, date and place of the meeting must be stated in the footnote (these studies will not be accepted in the 36th issue).
6. If the study has been presented as a thesis, project report, etc., the title of the thesis, institute / institution, advisor, etc. should be reported to the editorial board (these studies will not be accepted in the 36th issue).
7. If the study is supported by a funding institution, information about the funding institution, project number, etc. must be reported to the editorial board.
8. Studies should be between 5000-8500 words, including abstract, tables and footnotes (except Reference and Extended Abstract). Considering that the number of words will increase with the suggestions of the referees, the number of words in the first version sent to the journal should be close to the lower limit.
9. Studies should include English and Turkish abstracts and appropriate Turkish and English keywords. Keywords should be at least 3.
10. Study abstracts (in Turkish and English each) should be between 150 - 250 words.
11. Abstracts should include information about the purpose, method, findings and conclusion of the study. In the title, it should be stated as "abstract". References should not be used in the abstract.
12. APA 6 citation rules should be taken into account when making in-text references to the sources used in the articles and preparing the bibliography at the end of the article. The works in the bibliography should be listed alphabetically. The works in the bibliography should be included in the text, and the works cited in the text should be included in the bibliography.
13. At the end of the studies written in Turkish, there should be an English extended abstract of at least 600 and maximum 850 words that briefly summarizes the study. Extended abstract in English is only required for Turkish articles. Extended abstracts are not required for articles in English. Please consider the article template.
14. The main titles of the study (including the titles of Introduction, Conclusion, Bibliography and Extended Abstract) should be written in lowercase, 12 point, bold and centered, with the first letters capitalized. Except for the main title, introduction, conclusion, bibliography and extended abstract sections, all titles should be numbered and these numbered titles should be left-justified in the text. Headings and subheadings should be short and clear. Please consider the article template.
15. Manuscripts should be written in Times New Roman, 12 points and 1.5 line spacing. Manuscripts must be written with the Word program and a Word file (.doc or .docx) must be uploaded to the system, otherwise they will not be evaluated.
16. Page structure right, left, top and bottom 2.5 cm. should be spaced.
17. Paragraphs in the manuscript should be without indent. The paragraph spacing should be 0 pt first, then 6 pt.
18. Manuscripts should not include page numbers.
19. Titles of figures, graphics and pictures should be placed in 10 font size at the bottom, and table titles in 10 font at the top left justified and numbered bold.
20. It will be appropriate to follow the following order in the studies: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Title in Foreign Language, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Main Text, Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and Bibliography, Extended Abstract in English (if the study is in Turkish).
21. In the studies, citation format should be used in the form of in-text reference instead of footnotes. If footnotes are needed, footnotes should be written in 8 pt and single line spacing.
22. All articles prepared in Turkish or English must have language control.
23. The studies submitted to our journal must be original studies that have not been published elsewhere and have not been sent for publication.
24. Since it is taken into account in the index evaluation process, authors whose work is published in our journal within one year cannot submit a study to our journal with the request of being published in another issue within the same year. In addition, each author is required to submit only one (1) work in one issue for consideration. An author (regardless of whether it is the first, second, third, etc.) should submit only one (1) work per issue. Otherwise, all works by an author will be rejected at the preliminary evaluation stage.
25. All legal, academic, ethical, etc. responsibility belongs to the author(s). Studies should not contain plagiarism, plagiarism report from Turnitin or iThenticate programs should be uploaded to the system together with the study. In order for the studies to be evaluated, the Turnitin or iThenticate plagiarism report must be 15% or less (excluding references, less than 5 words, citations included). The rate of benefiting from the same study should be at most 3%. Studies with a similarity rate above these rates or without a Turnitin / iThenticate report will be rejected during the preliminary evaluation process.
26. In accordance with the copyright law, the permissions for quotations, tables, pictures, examples, etc. used in the work must be obtained by the authors.
27. If the human factor is involved in research article type studies, then the Ethics Committee Document should be added to the system.

All author candidates who submit a work to our journal are deemed to have accepted that they have prepared their work in accordance with the rules here. Studies that do not comply with these rules will be rejected by the editorial board at the preliminary evaluation stage without entering the referee evaluation process.