Design, art and communication are evaluated together since they are interdisciplinary fields.  It is not possible to understand design as a mode of communication without considering design theories and design principles. The design works that do not have an artistic point of view and/or the art works that do not have design principles and design theories can not exist. In addition to these, art or design is known as a communication activity. As a result these three fields are intertwined and essential for one another.

Tojdac, which was first published after Visualist 2012 International Congress on Visual Culture at Istanbul Kültür University, is an online journal that publishes original research papers and solicits review articles on developments in these three fields. The scientific board consists of the Visualist 2012 scientific committees.

In this context, Tojdac is qualified as an “international peer-reviewed journal”. It is a peer-reviewed international journal published four times a year. Each volume has a different theme and a guest editor. Themes and subheads that are chosen under the main topic of “Design, Art and Communication” are determinants in choosing and publishing articles. The journal is indexed in Ulakbim, Crossref, Index Copernicus, Google Scholar, Cite Factor, Dergipark and Ebsco Host.

The aim of Tojdac is to create a source for academics and scientists who are doing research in the arts, design and communication that feature formally well-written quality works. And also create a source that will contribute and help develop the fields of study.

Accordingly, Tojdac’s intentions are on publishing articles and scientific works which are guided by a scientific quality sensibility.



İstanbul Aydın University


ISSN: 2146-5193


Peer Review Process

The editorial board peruses the submitted material with regard to both form and content before sending it on to referees. They may also consider the views of the advisory board. After the deliberation of the editorial board, submitted material is sent to two referees. In order for any material to be published, at least two of the referees must approve it. The revision and improvement demanded by the referees must be implemented in order for an article to be published. Authors are informed within three months about the decision regarding the publication of their material. All the papers are controlled academically with the Turnitin program.


Open Access Policy

The Turkish Online Journal of Design, Art and Communication (TOJDAC) adopted a policy of providing open access. This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.


Publication Charge

The Turkish Online Journal of Design, Art and Communication (TOJDAC) journal is editorially amending since July 2020 issue. We are sharing the change with you and hope to be get supported.

We worked with many articles and authors contributed tho them in our publication life since 2011. Our wish is to continue in the same way. Many of our workmates and colleagues are making efforts during the issue of our journal in referee and editing, Digital Object Identifier (DOI) buying and digital costs. We are not taking support from any institution or organization. Thus, a contribution is demanded (for per article) for the articles to enter into the publication process after July 2020 issue. At this point, the change our journal made is sending the determined amount of related article to the stated account number after article is accepted and informed to be published. In this context for all submitted articles, the fee is 500 Turkish Lira for per article (not being conditioned to acceptance/rejection)


Publication Ethics

TOJDAC requires all authors to adhere to the ethical standards as prescribed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which take privacy issues seriously and is committed to protecting your personal information.


Ethics Committee Approval

"Ethics Committee Approval" is required for the following researches. An approved “Ethics Committee Approval” must be obtained from the institution where the author of the article is located. The researches requiring the Ethics Committee's approval are as follows:

Any researches carried out with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment, interview techniques,

Use of humans and animals (including material / data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,

Clinical researches on humans,

Researches on animals,

Retrospective studies in accordance with the law of protection of personal data,


Stating that the "informed consent form" was taken in the case reports,

Obtaining and specifying the permission of the owners for the use of scale, questionnaire and photos belonging to others,

Stating that copyright regulations are obeyed for the ideas and works of art used.

“Ethics Committee Permission” should be stated in these articles. The articles should include the statement that Research and Publication Ethics are complied with.


Publishing Policy

TOJDAC aims to open up to the world under the guidance of science, reach the society it is in, and to publish scientific articles of the essence in accordance with international publishing principles in order to lead their changing and developing demands. TOJDAC is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published electronically four times a year in January, April, July and October. Research articles, review articles and scientific studies in related fields in social sciences are accepted and published in the social scienced based TOJDAC journal. TOJDAC Journal is scanned in international indexes such as ULAKBİM, DOAJ (Directory od Open Access Journals), Crossref, Index Copernicus, Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCOhost), Google Scholar and SOBIAD. To discuss research articles, review articles and views on the fields related to social sciences, we accept research and review articles for open accessed TOJDAC Journal’s April 2021 issue (Volume:11-Issue:2) until 1 March 2021. This duration can be revised under the initiative of editors. You are required to set your articles according to draft article and send together with similarity report. The upper limit of similarity report is 10%. Also, reply to referee report for article revision is demanded from authors.


Plagiarism Policy

All the papers submitted have to pass through an initial screening and will be checked through the Advanced Plagiarism Dectection Software (CrossCheck by iThenticate). The report of Turnitin rate must be under the %10. In essays which have plagiarism rate under %5 may be asked for updates according to scientific committees’ peer review.



Copyright aims to protect the specific way the article has been written to describe a scientific research in detail. It is claimed that this is necessary in order to protect author's rights, and to regulate permissions for reprints or other use of the published research. TOJDAC have a copyright form which is required authors to sign over all of the rights when their article is ready for publication. All site content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Common Attribution Licence. (CC-BY-NC 4.0)


Waiver Policy

The Turkish Online Journal of Design Art and Communication is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Also, TOJDAC does not charge any fees from the authors. Due to Tojdac does not use waiver policy.


Copyright without Restrictions

The author gives his rights to the journal by signing the copyright transfer form.

The submitted papers are assumed to contain no proprietary material unprotected by patent or patent application; responsibility for technical content and for protection of proprietary material rests solely with the author(s) and their organizations and is not the responsibility of the TOJDAC or its Editorial Staff. The main (first/corresponding) author is responsible for ensuring that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain all necessary copyright release permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript prior to the submission.

What are my rights as author?
It is important to check the policy for the journal to which you are submitting or publishing to establish your rights as Author. TOJDAC’s standard policies allow the following re-use rights:

The journal does not allow the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.

The journal does not allow the author(s) to obtain publishing rights without restrictions.

You may not do whatever you wish with the version of the article you submitted to the journal.

Once the article has been accepted for publication, you may not post the accepted version of the article on your own personal website, your department's website or the repository of your institution without any restrictions.

You may not post the accepted version of the article in any repository other than those listed above (i.e. you may not deposit in the repository of another institution or a subject-matter repository) until 12 months after publication of the article in the journal.

You may use the published article for your own teaching needs or to supply on an individual basis to research colleagues, provided that such supply is not for commercial purposes.

You may use the article in a book authored or edited by you *_at any time after publication in the journal. This does not apply to books where you are contributing a chapter to a book authored or edited by someone else.

You may not post the published article on a website or in a repository without permission from TOJDAC.



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Call For Papers

TOJDAC will bring together academics and professionals coming from different fields to discuss their differing points of views on these questions related to “Design, Art and Communication”.


Main Topics of TOJDAC

•New Media (web 2.0, web 3.0, interactivity, convergence, virtuality, etc.)

•Digital Arts (cinema, television, photograph, illustration, kinetic, graphics, etc.)

•Digital Society (E-community, surveillance society, network society, etc.)

•Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality

•User Experience

•Cyber Culture

•Digital Content Marketing/Management

•Social Media Analytics (rating, monitoring)

•Visual Culture (digital advertising, visual semiotics and applications)

•Virtual Addiction

•Social Sciences


Language of TOJDAC

Turkish and English



İstanbul - Turkey

e-mail: tojdac@gmail.com

Tel: +90212 4441428

web: www.tojdac.org