Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia is a means of publication for communication studies development. The area of research, theoretical thinking, and studies include but not limited to:

  • Communication and National Resilience
  • Communication and Policies
  • Communication, War, and Conflicts
  • Health Communication
  • Globalization and Social Impact
  • Media, Democracy and Integration
  • Media Literacy and Media Education
  • Media and Tourism • Media and Development
  • Media, Popular Culture, and Society
  • Media and Religion
  • Media and Identity
  • Politics, Hegemony, and the Media
  • Gender and Sexuality in the Media
  • The Social Media and Subcultures
  • Youth and Media Globalization
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Power
  • Audience Analysis


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

  1. Any submitted paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.
  2. Review process employs a Single-blind Review, that the reviewer does not know the identity of the author, and the author does not know the identity of the reviewer.
  3. In the review process, reviewers consider the correspondence of title, abstract, discussion (findings) and conclusions. In addition, reviewers also consider the novelty, scientific impact and references used in the paper


Publication Frequency

The Journal is published every six months, on the last day of June and December. In addition, it may optionally issue a Special Edition. Manuscripts can be submitted online to http://jurnal-iski.or.id. The submissions on January to May are processed for publication in June, while those sent on July to November are processed for publication in December.


Open Access Policy

All articles published by the Jurnal KOMUNIKASI Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia are openly accessible on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports greater global knowledge exchange. It means:

  • Every reader has free and unlimited access to the full-text of all articles published in Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia, and
  • Every reader is free to re-use the published article if proper citation of the original publication is given.



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Copyright & Ethic

Duties of Authors

  1. Reporting Standards: Authors should present an accurate account of the original research performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Researchers should present their results honestly and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Manuscripts should follow the submission guidelines of the journal.
  2. Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work. The manuscript should not be submitted concurrently to more than one publication unless the editors have agreed to co-publication. Relevant previous work and publications, both by other researchers and the authors’ own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced. The primary literature should be cited where possible. Original wording taken directly from publications by other researchers should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citations.
  3. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: Author should not in general submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Multiple publications arising from a single research project should be clearly identified as such and the primary publication should be referenced
  4. Acknowledgement of Sources: Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.
  5. Authorship of the Paper: The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. In cases where major contributors are listed as authors while those who made less substantial, or purely technical, contributions to the research or to the publication are listed in an acknowledgement section. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
  6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should clearly disclose in their manuscript any financial or other 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.
  7. Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript, then the author should promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
  8. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: The author should clearly identify in the manuscript if the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use.

Duties of Editor

  1. Publication Decisions: Based on the review report of the editorial board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. Editors have to take responsibility for everything they publish and should have procedures and policies in place to ensure the quality of the material they publish and maintain the integrity of the published record.
  2. Review of Manuscripts: Editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. Editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.
  3. Fair Play: The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by the journal is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors. An important part of the responsibility to make fair and unbiased decisions is the upholding of the principle of editorial independence and integrity. Editors are in a powerful position by making decisions on publications, which makes it very important that this process is as fair and unbiased as possible.
  4. Confidentiality: The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential. Editors should critically assess any potential breaches of data protection and patient confidentiality. This includes requiring properly informed consent for the actual research presented, consent for publication where applicable.
  5. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editor of the Journal will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his own research without written consent of the author. Editors should not be involved in decisions about papers in which they have a conflict of interest

Duties of Reviewers

  1. Confidentiality: Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  2. Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. 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. The reviewers should notify the journal immediately if they come across any irregularities, have concerns about ethical aspects of the work, are aware of substantial similarity between the manuscript and a concurrent submission to another journal or a published article, or suspect that misconduct may have occurred during either the research or the writing and submission of the manuscript; reviewers should, however, keep their concerns confidential and not personally investigate further unless the journal asks for further information or advice.
  3. Standards of Objectivity: Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. The reviewers should follow journals’ instructions on the specific feedback that is required of them and, unless there are good reasons not to. The reviewers should be constructive in their reviews and provide feedback that will help the authors to improve their manuscript. The reviewer should make clear which suggested additional investigations are essential to support claims made in the manuscript under consideration and which will just strengthen or extend the work
  4. 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. In the case of single-blind review, if they suspect the identity of the author(s) notify the journal if this knowledge raises any potential conflict of interest.
  5. Promptness: The reviewers should respond in a reasonable time-frame. The reviewers only agree to review a manuscript if they are fairly confident they can return a review within the proposed or mutually agreed time-frame, informing the journal promptly if they require an extension. In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.

Authors are required to sign this Copyright and Agreement, and send it back to us.


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Allegations of Misconduct

Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research, writing an article by authors, or reporting research results. When authors are found to have been involved with research misconduct or other serious irregularities involving articles that have been published in scientific journals, Editors have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.

In cases of suspected misconduct, the Editors and Editorial Board will use the best practices of COPE to assist them in resolving the complaint and addressing the misconduct fairly. This will include an investigation of the allegation by the Editors. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published paper contains such misconduct, a retraction can be published and linked to the original article.

The first step involves determining the allegation's validity and assessing whether the allegation is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the individuals alleging misconduct have relevant conflicts of interest.

If scientific misconduct or the presence of other substantial research irregularities is a possibility, the allegations are shared with the corresponding author, who, on behalf of all of the co-authors, is requested to provide a detailed response. After the response is received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be obtained. For cases in which it is unlikely that misconduct has occurred, clarifications, additional analyses, or both, published as letters to the editor, and often including a correction notice and correction to the published article, are sufficient.

Institutions are expected to conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of allegations of scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important obligation to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct and taking necessary actions based on evaluating these concerns, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, and retractions, Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific record.


Correction, Retraction & Withdrawal

Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia has the same policy regarding corrections and retractions. We differentiate between Erratum, Corrigendum, Retraction, Addendum, Article Removal, and Article Withdrawal. Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia takes its responsibility to seriously maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record of our content for all end users. Changes to articles after they have been published online may only be made under the circumstances outlined below. Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia places great importance on the authority of articles after they have been published, and our policy is based on best practices in the academic publishing community.

Erratum (Publisher Correction): An erratum refers to a correction of errors introduced to the article by the publisher. All publisher-introduced changes are highlighted to the author at the proof stage, and any errors are ideally identified by the author and corrected by the publisher before final publication. Errata should be published for scientifically relevant formatting changes, or changes to authorship if the author or contributor list is incorrect when a deserving author has been omitted, or somebody who does not meet authorship criteria has been included. Scientifically relevant formatting issues that require an Erratum might include missing or unclear figures, or errors introduced during proofreading (e.g., missing text). Minor errors that do not affect readability or meaning (e.g., spelling or grammatical errors) do not qualify for an Erratum. All authors should proofread the final version carefully.

Corrigendum (Author Correction): A corrigendum refers to a change to an article that the author wishes to publish at any time after acceptance. Authors should contact the editor of the journal, who will determine the impact of the change and decide on the appropriate course of action. Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia will only instigate a corrigendum to a published article after receiving approval and instructions from the editor. 

Author Name Change Policy: Some authors might wish to change their name following publication. In such cases, Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia will update and republish the article and re-deliver the updated metadata to the appropriate indexing services (please note that all updates are dependent upon the policies of the databases). Our teams are aware that name changes can be sensitive and/or private in nature, for a variety of reasons that may include alignment with gender identity, marriage, divorce, or religious conversion. Therefore, to protect the author's identity, an Erratum will not be published and co-authors will not be notified. Authors should contact the journal’s Editorial Office (email to: jurnal.iskikomunikasi@gmail.com) with their name change request.

Retraction: Notification of erroneous results that have the potential to undermine the trustworthiness of a previously published publication. Despite the fact that the original publication has been retracted, it is still available to readers, and the retraction statement informing readers of the invalidity of the published work is bidirectionally connected to the original published document.

Addendum: If crucial results (e.g., additional affiliation, clarify some aspect of methods/analysis, etc.) were unintentionally omitted from the original publication, the original article can be amended through an Addendum reporting these previously omitted results. The Addendum will be published, with article numbers added, in the current issue of the journal. A hyperlink to the Addendum will also be added to the original publication, but the original paper does not need to be updated.

Article Removal: An article removal will be issued in rare circumstances where the problems are very serious in nature and cannot be addressed by a Retraction or Correction notice. Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia will consider removing a published article from very limited circumstances such as 1) If the article contains content that could pose a serious risk if followed or acted upon. 2) If the article contains content that violates the rights to privacy of a study participant. 3) If the article is defamatory or infringes other legal rights. 4) If an article is subject to a court order. In case of an article is removed from Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia, a removal notice will be issued in its place.

Withdrawal Policy: Some writers request that their submissions be removed from the publication process after they have been submitted. Withdrawing submissions from consideration for publication wastes valuable resources and an enormous amount of work put forward by the editors, reviewers, and editorial staff in the course of processing the manuscripts. As a result, submission of an article to Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia indicates that the work has not been published or submitted elsewhere; as a result, the journal is highly opposed to the unethical removal of an article from the publication process after it has been submitted. Once an article has been submitted, the author provides the editorial board with complete publishing rights, and the editorial board has the exclusive authority to decide whether or not an article should be withdrawn from publication.

The following guideline may also be helpful: COPE Guidelines for Retracting Articles.


Author contributions

For transparency, we encourage authors to write an author statement file outlining their individual contributions to the paper using the relevant CrediT roles: Conceptualization; Data curation; Formal analysis; Funding acquisition; Investigation; Methodology; Project administration; Resources; Software; Supervision; Validation; Visualization; Roles/Writing - original draft; Writing - review & editing. Please turn to the CRediT taxonomy for the term explanation. Authorship must be limited to those who have contributed substantially to the work reported. Authorship statements should be formatted with the CRediT role(s) first and the initial of authors following.

Sample CRedit Author statement:

The following statements should be used Conceptualization, X.X. and Y.Y.; methodology, X.X.; software, X.X.; validation, X.X., Y.Y. and Z.Z.; formal analysis, X.X.; investigation, X.X.; resources, X.X.; data curation, X.X.; writing—original draft preparation, X.X.; writing—review and editing, X.X.; visualization, X.X.; supervision, X.X.; project administration, X.X.; funding acquisition, Y.Y. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.”


Appeals and Complaint Procedures

This procedure applies to complaints about the policies, procedures, or actions of the Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia editorial staff. We welcome complaints as they provide an opportunity and a spur for improvement, and we aim to respond quickly, courteously, and constructively. The complaint must be about something that is within the responsibility of the Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia editorial board – i.e., content or process. The procedure outlined below aims to be fair to those making complaints and those complained about.


Policy and Process

The below procedure applies to appeals to editorial decisions, complaints about the failure of processes such as long delays in handling papers, and complaints about publication ethics. The complaint should in the first instance be handled by the Editor-in-Chief(s) responsible for the journal and/or the Editor who handled the paper. If they are the subject of the complaint please approach the in-house publishing contact. (Please check the contacts page on the journal homepage. If no publishing contact is identified send the query to jurnal.iskikomunikasi@gmail.com).  

Complaint about scientific content, e.g. an appeal against rejection
The Editor-in-Chief or Handling Editor considers the authors’ argument, and the reviewer reports and decides whether

  • The decision to reject should stand
  • Another independent opinion is required
  • The appeal should be considered.

The complainant is informed of the decision with an explanation if appropriate. Decisions on appeals are final and new submissions take priority over appeals.

Complaints about processes, e.g. time taken to review 
The Editor-in-Chief together with the Handling Editor (where appropriate) and/or in-house contact (where appropriate) will investigate the matter. The complainant will be given appropriate feedback. Feedback is provided to relevant stakeholders to improve processes and procedures.

Complaints about publication ethics, e.g., researcher's author's, or reviewer's conduct
The Editor-in-Chief or Handling Editor follows guidelines published by the Committee on Publication Ethics. The Editor-in-Chief or Handling Editor may ask the publisher via their in-house contact for advice on difficult or complicated cases. The Editor-in-Chief or Handling Editor decides on a course of action and provides feedback to the complainant. If the complainant remains dissatisfied with the handling of their complaint, he or she can submit the complaint to the Committee on Publication Ethics. More information can be found here.

The Committee on Publication Ethics COPE publishes a code of practice for editors of scientific, technical, and medical journals https://publicationethics.org/appeals. It will consider complaints against editors, but only once a journal’s own complaints procedures have been exhausted.


Plagiarism Policy

Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia will not tolerate any plagiarism. Therefore, the Author(s) should check their manuscript through a plagiarism checker application before submitting it.

Manuscripts submitted to Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia will be screened for plagiarism using the Turnitin plagiarism detection tool. Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism and be returned them to the authors for correction.

Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia wants to ensure that all authors are careful and comply with international standards for academic integrity, particularly on the issue of plagiarism.

Plagiarism occurs when an author takes ideas, information, or words from another source without proper credit to the source. Even when it occurs unintentionally, plagiarism is still a serious academic violation and unacceptable in international academic publications.

A citation is required when the author learns specific information from a specific source (name, date, place, statistical number, or other detailed information).

When the author takes an idea from another author, a citation is required even if the author then develops the idea further. This might be an idea about how to interpret the data, either what methodology to use or what conclusion to draw. It might be an idea about broad developments in a field or general information. Regardless of the idea, authors should cite their sources. In cases where the author develops the idea further, it is still necessary to cite the original source of the idea, and then in a subsequent sentence, the author can explain her or his more developed idea.

When the author takes words from another author, a citation and quotation marks are required. Whenever four or more consecutive words are identical to a source the author has read, the author must use quotation marks to denote the use of another author's original words; just a citation is no longer enough.

Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia takes academic integrity very seriously, and the editors reserve the right to withdraw acceptance from a paper that violates any of the standards above. For further information, potential authors can contact the editorial office at: 

Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia; Gedung Dewan Pers 5th Floors, Jl. Kebon Sirih 32-34 Jakarta 10110 - Indonesia


Advertising Policy

Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia is not accepting advertising from any parties.

All advertisements and commercially sponsored publications are independent of editorial decisions. Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia does not endorse any product or service marked as an advertisement or promoted by a sponsor in Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia publications. Editorial content is not compromised by commercial or financial interests, or by any specific arrangements with advertising clients or sponsors. Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia reserves the right to decline any type of advertising that is damaging to the brand of the journal or is inappropriate to the content held on the journal network. Advertisements may not be deceptive or misleading and must be verifiable. Advertisements should clearly identify the advertiser and the product or service being offered. The exaggerated or extravagantly worded copy will not be allowed. Advertisements will not be accepted if they appear to be indecent or offensive in either text or artwork, or if they relate to the content of a personal, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, or religious nature. Advertisements will appear in the print or online version, depending on request. Readers can criticize the advertisement by sending it to the office. For all inquiries, contact the Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia editorial office by e-mail below: 

Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia; Gedung Dewan Pers 5th Floors, Jl. Kebon Sirih 32-34 Jakarta 10110 - Indonesia


Direct Marketing Policy

Attracting high-quality submissions is critical to the success of a journal. That's why our publishing teams work closely to increase visibility and promote the research we publish. The marketing campaigns we develop are targeted and data-driven to help our journal reach potential authors and readers and to maximize the success of our journal. In promoting the journal and publications to the public, Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia attempts to avoid actions detrimental to other parties (e.g., spreading spam) and to avoid misleading information between prospective authors and publishers.

Our goals are to raise awareness, drive submissions, and Increase readership. The strategy we do:

Discoverability of Journal Homepage

The fundamental goal of the discoverability of the journal homepage is to drive submissions by:

  • Showcasing the journal, its contents, and the editorial team
  • Helping authors navigate the submission and publication process.

The journal homepage provides a unique platform highlighting the journal's aims and scope, important news, content, and journal insights (e.g., publication times).

Search Engine Optimization

The discoverability of our journal homepage and the content hosted on our various platforms is significantly improved, largely thanks to the contributions of search engines like Google. We optimize the content of our website so that it achieves a higher position in the rankings of the major search engines. Through the optimization of keywords, images, and headlines, we make sure that the homepage of our journal is accessible to the largest and most relevant audience possible. This results in increased visibility of our sites and the individual journals we publish.

Social Media

For researchers, using social media has become a routine part of their lives. We have created social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to promote new research and issue calls for submissions across a wide variety of subject areas to meet the rising demand that this trend has created. These channels increase the traffic directed to journals' homepages, allow researchers to interact with us directly, and speed up networking within their respective communities.

Through social media, we have a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with one another, which will allow us to provide researchers with the information they want and need to know, raise awareness of research and announcements, and attract submissions for the journal. As an editor, we strongly recommend that you promote the Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia on various social media platforms.


Revenue Stream

Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia accepts revenue from a range of sources to ensure wide and affordable access while maintaining high standards of quality and full editorial independence. The sources of income include article processing charge (APC), sale of reprints, and publisher supports. The revenue sources do not influence editorial decision-making.

For information about APC, please click here.


Deposit Policy (Self-archiving)

Authors are permitted to deposit all versions of their papers in institutional or subject repositories, embargo not applied.

The paper version includes the following:

  • Preprint
  • Author's Accepted Manuscript
  • Published article (Version of Record)

Authors may deposit and use the paper version as follows:

  • on the personal website
  • on the company or institutional repository
  • on subject repositories
  • with individuals requesting personal use for teaching and training within the author's institution and also as part of an author's grant applications