Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

E-Journal of Intermedia started its publication under patronship of Istanbul Commerce University, Faculty of Communication and Media and Communication Departement in 2014. Intermedia as an international e-journal is aimed to be published bi annually i.e. in June and December online.

Intermedia International eJournal is a Peer-Reviewed E-Journal of Communication Sciences which is international indexed e-journal seeking to create a link between academicians from diverse disciplines working on communication field and academicians who already work in the broaders area of  communication discipline.

The advisory board of our journal is formed of reviewers of academicians from different universities around the world. Articles which will have succcessfull doulbe blind review will be published in the journal.




Intermedia International E-Journal is an open access international peer-reviewed e-journal that aims to create a link between academics from different disciplines working in the communication field and practiners currently working in the communication discipline.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

• Each article sent to Intermedia International e-Journal is first checked by the Secretary of the Journal to be sure that the necessary files are uploaded and the article metadata is fulfilled completely. Then, it is assigned to the Spelling and Writing Editor for language checking. This stage, called pre-control, is completed in about 1-2 weeks. 

• After the pre-control process of the article is over, the evaluation process begins. At this stage, the article is directed to the appropriate Field Editor. Field Editor; proposes two full members and one alternate referee. Among the proposed referees, two referees approved by the Editor-in-Chief are appointed as referees to evaluate the article at the first stage. For a paper to be published, the evaluation of at least two referees must give "Acceptance." If two referees make different decisions, the third referee is consulted. "Blind refereeing" is done in all processes of the journal. 

• During the evaluation process, the referees choose one of four different decisions by sending the referee evaluation forms to the editorial team through online system: "Minor Correction"; "Major Revision"; "Acceptance" and "Rejection." When the referee reports are over, the Chief Editor sends the Letter of Decision to the authors with the referee reports. The relevant process continues until the arrangements are accomplished for the articles requesting a revision. The average evaluation time for an article submitted is 3-6 weeks. Judges' evaluation periods are 15 days. If the referees can not submit the evaluation reports in the given time,   they can request a 7-day extension through the online system. 

• The period for referees to respond to the article evaluation invitation is seven days. After the referee accepts the invitation, the article evaluation process begins. This period is 15 days for each referee. 

 • If a revision is requested in the referee reports, the article is sent to the author again. The response period for the author to make necessary revisions is seven days. At this stage, the author may reject the revision request and request the retraction of the work. Authors who accept a correction suggestions within seven days must upload the revised version of their work to the system within 15 days from the date of admitting to make necessary revisions.

 • Revision files uploaded to the system can be re-evaluated in line with the referee requests or directly accepted for publication. 

All above procedures are dealt in an online system and authors can see and follow the process of blind review evlaution. 

• Authors can follow the progress of their articles through the online  system. 

• Authors have the right to withdraw their articles before the evaluation phase is over. Withdrawals must be carried out through the system.


Publication Frequency

International Journal of Intermedia is publish twice per year in December and June.




Open Access Policy

Intermedia International E-journal, which is an open access journal aware of the need for free and easy access to information to advance scientific studies, supports the initiative of open access to peer-reviewed journal literature included in the Budapest Open Access Declaration. Intermedia International E-journal presents all published articles free of charge in an environment that everyone can read and download. In this declaration, open access means that "scientific literature can be accessed, read, recorded, copied, printed, scanned, linked to full text, indexed, transferred to the software as data and used for any legal purpose via the Internet without financial, legal and technical barriers." Thinking of the role of knowledge sharing in the advancement of science, open access has remarkable importance for researchers and readers. Therefore, the articles in this journal can freely be used if the author and source are cited.  No permission is required from the authors or publishers. Articles in the journal are available across search engines, websites, blogs, and other digital platforms. These open-access policies, adopted on September 12, 2012, and adopted by the editorial board, can be accessed through http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-translations/turkish-translation. Istanbul Commerce University, the publisher of the journal, does not charge any subscription fee, publication fee, or similar payment for access to electronic resources. 

Creative Commons

A Creative Commons license is a form of public copyright license that allows a copyrighted work or work to be distributed free of charge. When an author wishes to give the right to share or modify the work they have created for use, they use the CC license. Our journal deems the "Creative Commons Attribution License (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International CC BY-NC-ND)" for all published articles. This license permits other authors to use this work in their works if proper citation is given. Open access is an approach that reinforces interdisciplinary development and encourages collaboration between different disciplines. Therefore, JOURNAL contributes to its field by providing free access to its articles and a more transparent review process.



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Instruction for Authors


Before the submission of article(s) author(s) must carefully consider the following; 


No information about the author(s) identity can be given in the article file while submitting in to the system. 


For studies requiring ethics committee approval, the "Ethics Committee's Approval document" must be uploaded in the system. The Ethics Committee Approval document must be scanned and uploaded through "Upload Additional File" button. 


The document signed by the author (s) indicating that there is no need for permission for studies that do not require the Ethics Committee's Approval must be uploaded in the system by clicking the "Upload Additional File" button.


The plagiarism report file received by the criteria given under the heading of Ethical Principles and Publication Policy must be uploaded in the system. Plagiarism Report must be uploaded in the system by clicking the "Upload Plagiarism Report" button. 


Authors should upload the papers by the rules stated in the Writing Rules as "Full Text." DRAFT TEXT


The "Author Information" file, which is explained in detail in the Writing Rules, must be uploaded to the system via the "Upload Additional File" button.


The Signed Copyright Form must be uploaded to the system via the "Copyright Form" button.

1. Studies should be written in MS Office; and they should include title, abstract, keywords, related scientific area main text (introduction, method, findings, discussion and result), references and if any, annexes. Look at the link.

2. In the first page the title of study has to be centered, and has to be written bold with capital letters, and 14 font sized with Calibri. On the right bottom of the title, degree of author(s), name, surname, institution information and city should be written with 9 font sized and centered; contact information and e-mail addresses should be footnoted in 9 font size.

3. Beneath the title and author(s) name(s), abstract with 150-200 words and at least three pieces at most five pieces key words should be written with 9 font sized Calibri. Explanations about authors and study or acknowledgements are written as footnotes.

4. After the title, abstracts and keywords are written, the first page has to start with Introduction. From introduction; text sections have to be justified alignment except graphics and tables, and written with 1cm spaced from paragraph indentation, and 10 font sized.

5. Text has to be written with A4 format, paragraph space has to be in the form of 0nk, 1,1 row pitch and with Calibri with 10 font sized. If necessary, footnotes may be written in 9-font size. Page setup has to be justified alignment 3.5 cm from top and bottom 2.5 cm from left and right.

6. Direct quotations should be placed in inverted commas; quotations less than 5 lines should be placed in line space, long quotations should be placed as block, with one row pitch and inside the text from left and right.

7. Chapter title and subtitle should be left aligned, and first letter has to be capital. Chapter titles – except Introduction and Result – should be numbered as 1, 2, 3 etc. Formulas and equations should be numbered from the beginning of study; numbers of formula and equation should be parenthesized and right-aligned in line. Tables, graphics, and shapes should be numbered in themselves from beginning to end (Table 1:, Graphic 1:, etc.) and after colon, they must be named as first letter has to be capital and bold. Titles of tables, graphics, and shapes have to be top and centered. If tables, graphics, or shapes are quoted, source has to be stated in 9 font sized right bottom of it. Footnote and resources have to be suited to rules which are written in journal’s website.

8. References and citations within the texts should be prepared in the APA 6.0 format.