Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Electronic Journal of Cumhuriyet Communication (E-JCC) is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and comply with the following principles of Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement. This statement has been prepared based on the recommendations and guidelines developed for journal editors by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Council of Science Editors (CSE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

All submitted manuscripts must be original, unpublished, and not under the review of any other publication. In addition to the original articles, introductory papers or critical reviews on communication products such as forums, books, movies, television programs, or art presentations are accepted. Also, the articles converted from papers presented in congresses, conferences, or symposiums can be accepted.

Studies with the following characteristics must have the Ethics Committee Approval:

Studies sponsored/supported by an institution/organization

The articles converted from papers presented before

Studies produced from a dissertation
The language of the articles submitted to the journal can be Turkish or English.
All copyrights of the published articles belong to E-JCC.
The articles submitted to the journal must have been arranged according to the journal rules.
For the citations in the articles, APA 6th Edition should be used.
The referee board can appoint referees from outside the referee board according to the subject of the articles

Editors convey the articles that comply with the above conditions to the referees by exchanging ideas with the Field Editors without compromising the intellectual property rights and ethical standards, showing clarity and transparency in terms of publication in matters requiring correction and explanation.

In the article evaluation process of E-JCC the two-way blind refereeing principle is applied. Both the referees and the author(s) cannot communicate directly with one another. The article evaluation forms and the notes/comments specified on the text are conveyed to the author(s) by the editors through the journal management system.

Referees should only accept studies related to their area of expertise for evaluation. They should evaluate the studies on the basis of objectivity and pay attention to privacy. Accordingly, they should delete the studies permanently after the evaluation phase and should only use them after the publication. Referees should deny to evaluate the work and inform the editors when they realize that there is a conflict of interest. Referees should use kind and constructive language and avoid impolite, hostile, pejorative, libelous, and personal comments.

The author(s) must submit original studies to the journal. If the author(s) utilize or use other studies, they must make the in-text and end-text references accurately and completely. The name(s) of people who do not contribute to the study should not be written as authors. The Author(s) approve that submitted manuscripts to E-JCC have not been previously published, scheduled, and/or evaluated to be published in another journal.

E-JCC does not charge any submission/application or publication fees. The average evaluation period of the articles submitted to the journal is three (3) months. The submitted articles are sent to referees after the pre-assessment phase. The requests from the referees are forwarded to the author(s) through the system and they are asked to make the corrections within the specified time.