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Author Guidelines


(Manuscripts that do not adhere to the guidelines will be rejected / Naskah yang tidak mengikuti pedoman akan ditolak)

  1. The manuscripts' content should be original—the result of research or community service, related to the theme of communication or media, and never be published/accepted for publication in other journals or publications. 

(Naskah harus asli hasil penelitian atau pengabdian masyarakat, terkait dengan tema komunikasi atau media, dan tidak pernah dipublikasikan/diterima untuk publikasi di jurnal atau publikasi lain.)

2. Manuscripts uses Bahasa (or English) should not be less than 4000 words and not more than 7000 words (excluding abstract, references, author(s)'s biodata, and acknowledgment). Manuscripts that do not adhere to this will not be considered for review. Each manuscript must have an abstract (between 150-200 words) and 3-5 keywords. Manuscripts in Bahasa must have an abstract and title in English with similar abstract content and abstract content needs to follow a specific guideline.

(Naskah menggunakan bahasa Indonesia (atau bahasa Inggris) tidak kurang dari 4000 kata dan tidak lebih dari 6000 kata (tidak termasuk abstrak, referensi, biodata penulis, dan pengakuan). Naskah yang tidak mematuhi ini tidak akan dipertimbangkan untuk ditinjau. Setiap naskah harus memiliki abstrak (antara 150-250 kata) dan 3-5 kata kunci. Naskah dalam Bahasa Indonesia harus memiliki abstrak dan judul dalam bahasa Inggris dengan isi abstrak yang serupa dan konten abstrak harus mengikuti pedoman tertentu.

3. All manuscripts must be typed in Microsoft, Margins are to be set at Normal (2.54cm all round) and paper sized at A4 (21 x 29.7cm).

4. The authors are required to send the manuscript in (.docx) format

(Penulis wajib mengirimkan naskah dalam format word (.docx).)

5. The writing systematics includes:

  • Title with no more than 12 words—either in English or Bahasa Indonesia
  • Author(s)'s Name,
  • Author(s)'s Affiliation,
  • Author(s)'s E-mail Address,
  • contact person
  • Abstracts between 150 - 200 words followed by 3-5 keywords; it contains research problem(s), objectives, methods, concepts, discussions, and results.
  • Introduction, which includes interesting points and a brief formulation of the research context, clear and specific research objectives, and literature review,
  • Methodology, which is presented in paragraph form regarding the study design, data sources, data collection techniques, and real-data analysis conducted by the researchers,
  • Results and Discussion, which explains the analysis of research data and research questions,
  • Conclusion is not a summary. You shouldn't repeat the same descriptive sentence. This should contain a statement(s) that makes a real contribution to the related field of science. It may also serve as reference material and material for theoretical evaluation for further similar research/articles,
  • References, must be primary and up-to-date 
  • Acknowledgments with no more than 100 words.

6. References. Expect a minimum of 20 references, primarily with a minimum of 80% from journals and 20% from textbooks/e-books and secondary data. 

(referensi minimal 20, dengan minimal 80% dari jurnal bereputasi dan 20% dari buku teks/e-book dan data sekunder.)

7. References are arranged in the APA (American Psychological Association) style alphabetically using Recommended tools such as Mendeley software.

8. Figures and Tables are given a caption following the text's description and must be mentioned in the paragraph. 

(Gambar dan Tabel diberi keterangan sesuai deskripsi teks dan harus disebutkan dalam paragraf,

9. The authors are to check manuscripts for accuracy of language before submitting them to the journal. The Editorial Board will not edit submitted manuscripts for style or language (Please refer to the template given below)

(Penulis harus memeriksa naskah untuk keakuratan bahasa sebelum mengirimkannya ke jurnal. Dewan Editorial tidak akan mengedit naskah yang dikirimkan untuk gaya atau bahasa (Silakan merujuk ke template yang diberikan di bawah ini)***)

10. Manuscripts submitted to KOMUNIKA must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, either in electronic or printed form. The corresponding author should declare this when submitting the paper to the Chief Editor

11.  KOMUNIKA retains the right to distribute accepted manuscripts electronically, but the authors will retain their copyright. If authors wish to republish the article, they must write to the Chief Editor and acknowledge KOMUNIKA as the original publisher

12.  Authors are expected to proofread their work before submitting manuscripts carefully 

13.  The Editorial Board reserves the right to make editorial changes to any manuscript accepted for publication to enhance clarity and style. Endnotes and footnotes are not encouraged.

(Catatan akhir dan catatan kaki tidak dianjurkan.)

14.  Attach a letter of originality when submitting it in the supplementary column. The letter of originality template can be downloaded at this link

(Lampirkan surat pernyataan orisinalitas pada saat melakukan submit pada kolom suplementary. Template surat pernyataan orisinalitas dapat diunduh pada link ini.

NOTEManuscripts that do not adhere to any of the SUBMISSION GUIDELINES will not be considered for review. Please adhere to the guideline listed to prevent rejection or resubmitting. Sent a PDF file also will be not accepted as the file type cannot be edited for the review process.

(HARAP ikuti dengan seksama Petunjuk Penulis ini, file PDF yang dikirim juga tidak akan diterima karena jenis file tidak bisa diedit untuk proses peninjauan.)


Article Template:


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish articles in Komunika agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright of the article and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a CC-BY-SA or The Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike License.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).



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