Publication Process and Writing Rules

  1. Journal of Media and Religion Studies (MEDIAD) has started its publication in 2018 within The Center for Media and Religion Studies (MEDIAM) in Erciyes University. It is an international peer-reviewed journal published biannually, in June and December.

  2. It includes articles, translations, and book reviews carried out with various scientific methods in the fields of Social Theory, Religious Sciences, Communication Sciences, Media Studies, Psychology, Law, Philosophy, Literature etc., focusing on different implications of the relationship between media and religion.

  3. In order for the admittance of articles sent for evaluation, it is required that they have not been published anywhere else before.

  4. The publishing languages of the journal are Turkish, English and Arabic.

  5. The submitted articles are first reviewed by editors. If an article meets the necessary requirements in terms of content and style, then it will be assessed in terms of appropriateness for publication.

  6. In the refereeing process, the double-blind refereeing system is applied and all the articles are evaluated by two referees. If deemed necessary, it is sent to a third referee. The publication of a journal is subject to the approval of the referees and the authors are obliged to make the necessary corrections required by the referees.

  7. While preparing the articles, national and international ethic rules should be observed. The papers are passed through the plagiarism screening program after the application is accepted. The articles that are not in compliance with the research and publication ethics, or those in which a risk of plagiarism is detected are not subject to evaluation.

  8. The studies should include the following parts:

    • Title:  A clear and understandable title in bold and capital letters, that reflects the content and does not exceed 15 words, must be put at the very beginning of the study.

    • Title Page:  Name, last name, title, institution and e-mail address of the author should be included.

    • Abstract:  Under the title page, an abstract that is consistent with the general framework of the study between 150-200 words should be added.

    • Key Words:  Under the abstract, maximum 5 key words should be added.

    • Turkish Title:  After the key words, the Turkish title of the study should be added.

    • Abstract in Turkish:  Under the title in Turkish, a Turkish abstract of at least 150-200 words should be added.

    • Turkish Key Words:  Under the abstract, maximum 5 key words should be added.

    • Introduction:  The study should start with the Introduction section. This section should include the problem, the purpose, the method, limitations etc.

    • Text:  The part of the text that forms the main body of the study, headings and subheadings should be numbered according to the example given below, headings should be written in bold and the first letters of their words should be capitalized.

    • Turkish Extended Summary:  At the end of the study, there should be an extended Turkish summary of at least 750 words.

  9. The articles should be at least 4000, at most 12000 words (8-25 pages).

  10. The studies that should be prepared in the form of A4 size are to be arranged as follows: Paper Size: A4 Vertical, Top Margin: 5 cm, Bottom Margin: 5 cm, Left Margin: 4.5 cm, Right Margin: 4.5 cm, Font: Candara, Font Style: Normal, Font and Space Size (Text): 11 Point, Summary: 9 Point, Footnote: 9 Point, Paragraph Interval: Before 0 pt - After 6 pts, Paragraph Entry: 1 cm Line Spacing: Multiple / Value: 1.15 pts

  11. Tables, figures, pictures and charts should be appropriate for the page size of the journal. If necessary, they can be written in smaller point and in single line spacing. Tables and charts should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their order in your text. Footnotes of the table should be placed immediately below the table body, and these should be indicated by lower case descriptive letters. The articles should not include details such as page number, header, and footer.

  12. References should use APA (American Psychological Association) Style 6th Edition. Concerning quotations and bibliography, authors should follow the rules and format of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association published by the American Psychological Association.

  13. The references list, which must be added at the end of the articles, should be alphabetized by cited authors' last names; last names should be written in capital letters, names in lower case.

  14. More than one article of an author cannot be published in the same issue.

  15. Articles prepared in accordance with the above mentioned principles and writing rules are sent via DergiPark - http://dergipark.gov.tr/mediad -. Articles sent to their authors for development and/or for correction in line with the reports should come back to the journal after the required adjustments have been made no later than 15 days.

  16. Due to the 2018 Ulakbim (TR Index) criteria, researchers who wish to publish articles in our journal should have the ORCID number. This number can be obtained free of charge from http://www.orcid.org.

  17. The Journal of Media and Religion Studies does not charge any application or publication fees from the authors.