ISSN: 2146-5193


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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 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 Kültür 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

No publication charge or article processing charge is required. All accepted manuscripts will be published free of cost.

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.

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)


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.

Waiver Policy

TOJDAC do not grants waivers to some authors who are unable to afford manuscript handling fee.

Copyright without Restrictions

The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions and will retain publishing rights without restrictions.

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 allow the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.

The journal allow the author(s) to obtain publishing rights without restrictions.

You may 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 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.

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

• Social Sciences (Communication Studies, researches, applied studies)

• New Media (web 2.0, web 3.0, interactivity, convergence, virtuality, social media, etc.)
• Digital Arts (cinema, television, photograph, illustration, kinetic, graphics etc.)
• Digital Society (E-community, surveillance society, network society, etc.)
• Communication Arts (advertising, public relation, marketing, etc.)
• Performing Arts
• Visual Culture
• Visual Arts
• Visual Semiotics and Applications

Language Of Tojdac

Turkish and English


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