Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Studi Komunikasi a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, explores critical and constructive inquiries into the wide range of fields of study on Communication Science.

We suggest the following broad areas of research:

  • Media, Communication, and Public Policies

  • Media and Culture

  • Youth and Media Globalisation

  • Media and Communication Technology

  • Media, Democracy, and Democratisation

  • Media and Development

  • Health Communication

  • Public Relations and Professional Communication Development

  • Media, Gender, and Identity

  • Social Media and Subculture

  • Media, Popular Culture and Society

  • Media, Environment, Disaster,  Crisis Communication, and Development Studies

  • Media and Tourism

  • Media, Religion, and Representation

Other papers covering the study of any area pertaining to diversities in media and communication are also welcomed.


Section Policies

Editorial Corner

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Peer Review Process

All articles submitted to Jurnal Studi Komunikasi must comply with the journal requirements (see author guidelines) for reviews. They are independently reviewed by two or more external reviewers in the form of double-blind review and assigned by at least one Editor. The reviewers may recommend for publication without revision, with major/minor revision, or rejection. The decision for publication and rejection is based on the reviewers’ reports and recommendations. Under certain circumstances, the editors may require another review before a decision is made. 


Open Access Policy

Jurnal Studi Komunikasi provides immediate open access to its content. It carries the principle that making research free (downloadable) and available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.




This journal utilizes the Indonesia One Search (IOS)Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD), and Indonesian Publication Index (IPI) system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.




Journal Description

Jurnal Studi Komunikasi: Indonesian Journal of Communication Studies, one of the journals published by Faculty of Communications Science Dr.Soetomo University, was established in January 2017. Jurnal Studi Komunikasi a blind peer-reviewed journal, explores critical and constructive inquiries into wide range of fields of study on Communication Science It addresses issues with interdisciplinary perspectives. Each volume of the journal discusses a specific theme based on “Call for Papers”, through which scholars, from diverse disciplines, are invited to contribute.


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Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement


This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in Jurnal Studi Komunikasi, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher (Faculty of Communications Science, Dr. Soetomo University).



Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Jurnal Studi Komunikasi: Indonesian Journal of Communications Studies is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. Therefore, it is important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher and the society.  


Faculty of Communications Science, Dr. Soetomo University (FIKOM - UNITOMO) as publisher of this Journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognise our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, FIKOM UNITOMO and the editorial board of Jurnal Studi Komunikasi will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.


Publication decisions 

The editor in chief of Jurnal Studi Komunikasi is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The decision is based on the recommendation of the journal’s editorial board members and reviewers. The journal abides by legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor confers with the editorial team and reviewers in making this decision.


Copyright and Permissions

Jurnal Studi Komunikasi editors and readers have the right to expect that submitted work is the author's own, that it has not been plagiarized (i.e. taken from other authors without permission, if permission is required or proper citation of the original work) and that copyright has not been breached (for example, if figures or tables are reproduced). All the author should agree to our Copyright Notice. All the copyright of this Journal are held by Publisher. 




The editors and reviewers evaluate manuscripts for intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, and/or political philosophy of the authors.



The editor, reviewers, and editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, editorial team, and the publisher, as appropriate.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by any of the editorial board members and reviewers in their own research.


Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions 

The journal uses double-blind review process. The reviewers advise the editor-in-chief in making the editorial decision. The editor-in-chief communicates with authors, as required, and helps them in improving a quality of their research paper.



The journal editors are committed to providing timely review to the authors. If a reviewer does not submit his/her report in a timely manner, the paper is immediately sent to another qualified reviewer.



Manuscript content is treated with at most confidentiality. The journal uses double-blind process. Except for the editor-in-chief, the editors and reviewers cannot discuss the paper with any other person, including the authors.


Standards of Objectivity 

The editors and reviewers are required to evaluate papers based on the content. The review comment must be respectful of authors. The reviewers are required to justify their decision and recommendation.


Acknowledgment of Sources 

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.


Disclosure and Conflict of Interest 

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


Duties of Authors

Reporting Standards 

Authors should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work wherever possible. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.


Data Access and Retention 

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review. They should be prepared to provide such data within a reasonable time.


Originality and Plagiarism 

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Papers found with such problems are automatically rejected and authors are so advised.


Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication 

When a paper is submitted for possible publication, the submitting author makes a written statement that the paper has not been published not it is currently under publication with any other journal. Simultaneous submission is considered unethical and is, therefore, unacceptable.


Acknowledgment of Sources 

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others is required. Authors must cite publications that have led to the authors’ current research.


Authorship of the Paper 

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the research reported in the manuscript. The corresponding author has a responsibility to keep co-authors posted with the review process. If accepted, all authors are required to give a signed statement that the research work is their original research work.


Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects 

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or another substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.


Fundamental Errors in Published Works 

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.




Author Fee

Due to maintain stability and availability of online platform to sustain the excellence quality of journal, JSK make some adjustment of APC for article publication started on Vol 4 No 3, 2020. For manuscript and publication accepted from 25 July 2020, this journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication & Processing:

1. Lecturer, Scholars, and Academician: SGD 200

2. PhD Students: SGD 195 (with proof student status)

3. Master Students: SGD 190 (with proof student status)

4. Undergraduate Students: SGD 185 (with Proof Student status)

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

Payment with another currency should be equivalent to exact amount of Publication Fee in Singaporean Dollars (The exchange rate will refer to the Singapore Dollar Selling Rate at the CIMB Niaga Bank which can change at any time).


Letter of Submission and Letter of Acceptance

For each issue of Letter of Submission and Letter of Acceptance, a fee of SGD 5 will be charged for each request. This fee is to cover the editorial administrative expenses.

For each application for a Letter of Submission and Letter of Acceptance, you can send an email to [email protected] with the subject: LOA / LOS Request (Your name and Your Submission ID).