Code of Ethics and Plagiarism Policy

Ethical values are one of the most important elements of all scientific study processes. For this reason, studies submitted to the journal are subjected to a completely confidential evaluation process. The information and ideas acquired during the evaluation are kept confidential; they cannot be used to gain an advantage in any way.

As a requirement of its publication ethics, the Journal of Media and Religion Studies (MEDIAD) necessitates that every study which has passed the blind refereeing process goes through plagiarism checkiThenticate Logo in order to protect the integrity of every study. In this context, Turkish and English copies of each study go through plagiarism check by a member appointed by the editorial board.

Plagiarism check is carried out through appropriate software according to the nature of the article and a report is prepared accordingly. The author may be asked to correct the errors pointed in the report or his/her study may be returned. The ethical and legal responsibility of the studies belongs primarily to the authors.

The editorial board of Medya ve Din Araştırmaları Dergisi (MEDİAD) complies with the following rules for plagiarism policy:

  • The articles with an overall similarity index of greater than 20% are rejected without proceeding for the formal peer review. In such cases, the author(s) will be asked to re-revise the article within three weeks.
  • Similarity index for single source must be equal to or lower than 5%.
  • Editors may also choose to run a similarity report at any other point during the review process or post-publication.

The above mentioned rules are accepted by all authors who have uploaded articles to the journal.