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Volume: 14 Issue: 2, 4/1/24

Year: 2024




Turkish Journal of Design, Art, and Communication (TOJDAC) is an open-access, peer-reviewed, scientific, and international journal that started to be published in 2011. Our journal, aiming to publish national and international high-quality research in design, art, and communication; is published four times a year in January, April, July, and December. Articles submitted for publication in the journal must be scientific and original works in English or Turkish.

Original research articles, review articles, interviews, opinions, translations, and book reviews in the fields of design, art, and communication that comply with scientific publication qualifications and publication principles are evaluated.

TOJDAC aims to publish original scientific articles of researchers in line with international publishing principles to reach the society in which it is located by opening up to the world under the guidance of science and leading their changing and developing demands. TOJDAC Journal, providing international visibility to its authors as a journal scanned in international indexes, such as ULAKBIM, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Crossref, Index Copernicus, Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCOhost), Google Scholar, and SOBIAD.

TOJDAC publishes studies that evaluate many topics such as media studies, communication research, new media, digital art, virtual reality, digitalization, social media, digital culture, virtual addiction, network society, digital society, digital minimalism, internet of things, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, digital communication, internet, and mass media from the perspective of design, art and communication fields.

TOJDAC applies a double-blind peer-review process. The target audience of TOJDAC, which opens to the world under the guidance of science, consists of academics, higher education students, professionals, and related corporate enterprises.

The spelling rules for the Turkish Online Journal of Design Art and Communication (TOJDAC) have been updated as of the 7th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) as of 22.06.2022. Articles that are not the same as the article template and do not comply with the APA 7th edition will not be processed. You can organize your article by article template.


Ensure that your manuscript files conform to our formatting requirements:

Acceptance Conditions for Articles:

All studies submitted to our journal must have the following characteristics:
Studies submitted as a basic spelling rule must be written in accordance with the APA (7.0) style. Examples and exceptions are listed below:
Notes and references should be reserved. Notes should be numbered in text and given as 'footnote'. References should be arranged according to the APA system.2. Arrangement of titles:
MAIN TITLE All letters capital, 14 point and bold, main title written in other language 12 pt
INTRODUCTION, ÖZ, ABSTRACT, RESULT AND SOURCE All letters are capitalized, left leaning, 11 point, bold,
Headings initials are capitalized, leaning left, 11 point, bold,
Subheadings, initials capital, italic, aligned with paragraph, 11 point, bold.
Articles should be written in the Microsoft Word program and the page dimensions should be arranged as follows:
Paper Size: A4 Vertical
Top Margin: 2.5 cm
Bottom Margin: 2.5 cm
Left Margin: 2.5 cm
Right Margin: 2.5 cm
Paragraph Head: 1 cm
Block Quote: Left 1 cm
Font: Times New Roman
Font Style: Normal
Main Text Size: 11 pt
Block Quote: 11 punto
Footnote Text Size: 9 point
In-Table Information: 9 points
Paragraph Range: Single
Row Spacing: Single (1)


Ethical Principles and Publication Policy
Turkish Journal of Design, Art, and Communication (TOJDAC) adopts a scientific publishing approach based on the principles of transparency. In this direction, the principles under publishing ethics published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) constitute the basis of TOJDAC's publication policy. Within this framework, in cases of misuse or violation of publication ethics, it refers to the publication ethics flowcharts ( developed by COPE.
The studies requested to be included in TOJDAC should not have been published in another journal or platform before and should not have entered the evaluation stage of another journal. TOJDAC performs a double-blind review process during the evaluation phase of the studies. Accordingly, many factors such as plagiarism, adopting an unrealistic attitude within the scope of authorship and research, violating copyrights, and concealing conflicts of interest are considered against ethical principles. In addition, the fact that humans or animals will be used as data collection tools in any research emphasizes the necessity of obtaining 'Ethics Committee Approval'. Any study determined to be incompatible with ethical principles may be withdrawn from publication.

TOJDAC pays attention to the highest standards of ethical values within the scope of scientific publishing and adopts internationally accepted publishing principles. The authors are responsible for ensuring that the articles comply with ethical rules.

Research Ethics
The journal upholds the highest standards of research ethics and adopts the international principles of research ethics defined below. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that manuscripts comply with ethical guidelines. The principles of integrity, quality, and transparency must be ensured in the design, review of the design, and conduct of the research. The research team and participants should be fully informed about the purpose of the research, its methods its anticipated potential uses, and the requirements and risks, if any, of participating in the research. Confidentiality of information provided by research participants and confidentiality of respondents must be ensured. The research should be designed to protect the autonomy and dignity of participants. Harm to participants must be avoided. The research should be planned in a way that does not put participants at risk. Research independence must be clear and explicit; any conflict of interest must be stated. In experimental studies, written informed consent must be obtained from participants who decide to participate in the research. Consent must be obtained from the legal guardian of children and those under guardianship or those with confirmed mental illness. If the study will be carried out in any institution or organization, approval must be obtained from this institution or organization where the study will be conducted.

Ethics Committee Approval

"Ethics Committee Approval" is required for the following research. Approved "Ethics Committee Approval" must be obtained from the institution where the author of the article is located. Researches that require Ethics Committee approval are as follows:
All kinds of research conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using surveys, interviews, focus group studies, observation, experiment, interview techniques, and the use of humans and animals (including material/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes, clinical research on humans, research on animals and retrospective studies by the law on the protection of personal data.

In addition, it should be stated that the "informed consent form" has been obtained in case presentations, permission should be obtained from the owners for the use of scales, questionnaires, and photographs belonging to others, and it should be stated that the copyright legislation is complied with in the intellectual and artistic works used. In these articles, "Ethics Committee Permission" must be stated in the text. Articles should include a statement that Research and Publication Ethics are complied with.

Open Access
Within the scope of the open access policy adopted by the Turkish Journal of Design, Art, and Communication, all issues and content of TOJDAC, published four times a year in January, April, July, and December, are provided free of charge to the readers. The reader has the right to read, download, and copy the full text of any work published in TOJDAC. This is by the open access definition of BOAI (BUDAPEST OPEN ACCESS INITIATIVE). In addition, it is considered a violation of ethical principles for the reader to use the content for commercial purposes.

Publication Policy
The studies to be published in TOJDAC should be appropriate for the purpose and scope of the journal. In this direction, it is among the important points that the researches have an original value. Plagiarism, duplication, false authorship/ denied authorship, research/data fabrication, article slicing, slicing and dicing, copyright infringement, and concealment of conflict of interest are considered unethical behaviors. All studies that do not comply with accepted ethical standards are removed from publication. The publication of unlawful and/or unethical studies detected after the publication process is stopped in the same way. The article acceptance period can be renewed at the discretion of the editors. In the studies submitted to the journal for publication; the name of any of the authors cannot be deleted from the imprint, a new name cannot be added to the imprint, and the order of authors cannot be changed without the written permission of all authors. Manuscripts should be edited according to the draft article and submitted with a similarity report. In addition, the 'Referee Response File' is requested from our authors for article revision.

Plagiarism Check
The pre-checked studies are scanned using plagiarism software. The iThenticate software is used for studies applied to the problem of plagiarism, defined as the act of copying the ideas or works of another person or institution without permission and using them without specifying the source. Authors are informed in line with the data provided by plagiarism reports. High similarity rates of the studies may be rejected even if they are accepted due to violating the ethical principles of publishing. Accordingly, the upper limit of the similarity report is 10%.

Evaluation Process
All submitted articles must be strictly original work. The article should not have an ongoing evaluation process in another journal. In case of detection of such applications, no other application of the relevant author is accepted to the journal in any way.

The manuscripts received in the journal management system are pre-evaluated by the editors in the following criteria within 4 weeks at the latest. The evaluations are made by the following criteria: suitability to the subject areas of the journal, similarity rate evaluation, compliance with the scientific rules of the journal (APA Rules), publication language (abstract, adequacy of keywords, structured abstract translation, etc.).

Studies that pass the preliminary evaluation stage by the editors are forwarded to 2 referees who are experts in their fields according to the nature of the study. After the study is sent to the referee, the referee indicates to the editorial board whether he/she can evaluate the study within 4 weeks at the latest. Referees who do not indicate are removed from the study and new referees are appointed. According to the nature of the study, the referees evaluate the study on the standard evaluation form. In addition, the referees can also submit notes on the full text indicating their suggestions and opinions to the editorial board if they wish. The period for referee evaluations is set as 4 weeks. The reviewers' opinions guide the editors in making the final decision. The final decision always belongs to the editors.

Referees can express their opinions in 4 ways for the study. These opinions are as follows:
- The manuscript can be accepted (Acceptance): It can be accepted for publication after corrections.
-Few corrections are required (Minor Revision): The editorial board checks whether the corrections have been made and decides.
-Major changes are required in the manuscript (Major Revision): After the corrections, the referee re-evaluates the manuscript. After the study is received by the authors, it is taken to the 2nd round of evaluation.
- The manuscript is not suitable for publication and cannot be published (Rejection): A 3rd or 4th referee may be assigned to the study in line with the referee's opinions, this process works in the same way as the above-mentioned period. After the completion of the evaluation in line with the referees' opinions, the referees' opinions are reviewed by the Editors within at least two weeks.

Responsibility for the Editor and Reviewers

Responsibilities of the Author: It is the author's responsibility to ensure that the manuscript conforms to scientific and ethical standards, so authors must guarantee that the manuscript is original, has not been previously published elsewhere, and is not under consideration for publication in another language. Copyrights should be respected and copyrighted material should be used with the necessary permissions. The work of other authors, contributors, or references cited should be used appropriately and acknowledged in the references. All authors should directly contribute to the academic and scientific integrity of the manuscript; those who do not meet the criteria for authorship but have contributed should be acknowledged in the 'acknowledgments' section. Financial relationships, conflicts of interest, and competition of interest must be declared. In studies involving a human element, it should be stated that 'informed consent' was obtained from the participants, and ethics committee approval was obtained. The author should prepare and submit the manuscript strictly according to the writing rules specified by the journal.

Responsibilities of the Editor: The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for ensuring that manuscripts submitted for publication are evaluated impartially and treated fairly, regardless of the ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, religious beliefs, and political philosophy of the authors. The editor-in-chief ensures that reviewers adhere to the principles of impartiality by opposing conflicts of interest. He/she has full authority in the referee assignment process and is responsible for making the final decision on the articles to be published in the journal.

Responsibilities of Reviewers: Reviewers are expected to adhere to the principles of impartiality. They should not have any conflicts of interest with the authors or financial supporters of the research and should be impartial in their evaluations. Reviewers should ensure that all information about submitted manuscripts remains confidential and report to the editor if they encounter any problems such as copyright infringement or plagiarism. Care is taken to keep the identity of the referees confidential during the evaluation process and it is emphasized that the referees should not discuss the articles among the referees.


The TOJDAC journal, which adopts the open access philosophy, accepts for review "works that have never been published anywhere before, have not been accepted for publication, and/or have not been submitted for consideration to another journal." During the process of submitting the article via DergiPark, authors upload the 'Transfer of Copyright Agreement' form, signed, within the system and transfer the publication rights of the work to IBAD, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Dear Authors
The Turkish Journal of Design, Art, and Communication (TOJDAC) is going through some editorial changes as of the July 2020 issue. We share this change with you and inform you in the hope of receiving the necessary support.

Since 2011, we have been with many articles and authors who have contributed to these articles in our publishing life. We hope that the future will continue in the same way. During the publication of our journal, many of our friends and colleagues labor during digital costs, refereeing processes, editorial and typesetting processes. We do not receive support from any institution or organization regarding these costs. Therefore, as of our July 2020 issue, a contribution fee (to be paid per article) is requested for articles submitted to our journal. In this context, the fee to be paid per article (non-refundable, regardless of acceptance/rejection condition at the time of article application) for all applicant articles has been determined as 1500₺ as of the January 2022 issue. The pricing policy has been updated according to the warning made by the Presidency of the Interuniversity Board (UAK). The IBAN will be sent to the author as a message by the Editor after the process starts.

Thank you for your support and we wish you a healthy day.

For your questions, you can contact us via the e-mail address below.
Article Submission Fee: 1,500.00 TRY

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