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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  • Make sure to using Mendeley as Reference Manager software before submit manuscript to our Journal.

Author Guidelines


1.   The Article has not been published in other media. It does not contain an element of plagiarism.

2.     The article can be a result of research or conceptual articles or the application of theory, and case reports or book reviews. The article can be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English for 4000 - 10000 words including references and tables. The article is computer-typed on A4 paper and single spaced (details of Layout can be referred to our Journal Template). Title text in Bahasa Indonesia consists of 14 words maximally, while for English consists of 12 words maximally.

3.     In the article, the author name is attached and the author’s name order must be agreed by all the authors, generally based on the contribution, and all authors are responsible for the content of the article.

5.     The article must be along with an abstract in Bahasa and English (for Article written in Bahasa Indonesia) or in English (for Article written in English) with a maximum word count of 250 words in an essay format. 

6.   The writing format (citation, references) follows the APA Style 7th Edition.

7.   Systematics of writing: (a) title, (b) the identity of the author, (c) the date of submission of the manuscript, (d) abstract, (e) keyword, (f) introduction (with no heading and section), (g) method, (h) discussion, (i) conclusions, (j) bibliography / references list.

8.   Jurnal Studi Komunikasi using British Writing English (eg. Specialisation, Colour, Centre).

9. Jurnal Studi Komunikasi’s writing style should refer to the Minister of National Education Regulation 46 year 2009 on General Guidelines for Ejaan Bahasa Indonesia (EYD) yang Disempurnakan. 

10.   It should be noted that the manuscript for the Jurnal Studi Komunikasi does not use footnotes in the text because it can distract the reader. If necessary, an author can write as Endnote.






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