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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

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  1. Author Guidelines (Journal Template) DOCX
  2. Journal Publishing Agreement

The submission is conducted online (not by email). However, for information related to the revision, acceptance, or rejection of a manuscript, are sent through email. Revisions in response to the reviewing of the reviewers must also be returned online.


Please access the then select the "REGISTER" menu and proceed by filling the PROFILE columns, available ranging from "user name" to "register as". Do not forget to check the "author" on the option of "register as" in the lower left corner. Subsequently, save the data by clicking the "register" button on the lower left. If you have already registered, please select "click here" at the top left corner, or directly click the "LOGIN" button by filling the username and password.

Submitting a manuscript after completing the registration, as an author please submit a manuscript by clicking NEW SUBMISSION in the upper right. Subsequently, check the five small columns available on the left, and click SAVE and CONTINUE at the bottom right. The following step is UPLOADING THE SUBMISSION by choosing the file (browsing) and uploading it. Once the upload is complete, please click SAVE and CONTINUE at the bottom right. Next, click on the Entering the Submission's Metadata and copy and paste the data on the available columns, such as title, abstract, etc. Subsequently, click SAVE and CONTINUE at the bottom right. Perform the next steps until reaching the "CONFIRMING THE SUBMISSION" step by clicking the "FINISH SUBMISSION" button in the middle right that marks the end of the submission.


Here introduces the manuscript, and put a nomenclature if necessary, in a box with the same font size as the rest of the manuscript. The paragraphs continue from here and are only separated by headings, subheadings, images, and formula. The section headings are arranged by numbers, bold, 11 font and with Times New Roman. Total words in the Manuscript is range from 4000 to 8000 words.

Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi manuscript should be divided into the following sections: (1) Title page, (2) Abstract and Keywords, (3) Introduction, (4) Theoretical Framework. (5) Material and Methodology, (6) Results and Discussion, (7) Conclusion, (8) Acknowledgements (if any), and (9) References. Filling the title page is required when your manuscript is ready to publish. The manuscript title should be clear, concise, informative, and limited to 14 words including conjunctions. Subtitles, colons, and nonstandard abbreviations are unacceptable.

For Author that will submit the new manuscript to our system, please remove the name of Author because our peer-review process is double-blind review. You as an author will be required to accept the Journal Publishing Agreement for when you submit your manuscript to our journal. This agreement covers authorship, originality, and conflicts of interest. Please read this agreement to ensure your submission complies.

To verify the originality of your manuscript, it will be checked by the plagiarism detection service PlagiarimcheckerX. Please write your manuscript into our template that we provide.


Your submitted manuscript must be in good, grammatically correct English. If English is not your native language, you should seek the help of an English Language Editing service or professional translator. If your manuscript is accepted to be published in our journal, we also arrange a proofreading process to make sure language on your manuscript is suitable for academic purpose. The type of English for this manuscript is American English.


All manuscripts must be formatted to 30 mm margins, single-spaced, with Times New Roman 11 point font, with a page size of 210 mm x 297 mm (A4 size). Including the body of the manuscript, references, endnotes, tables, and figures, all material should be no longer than 10 single-spaced pages.  The Manuscripts should be written in English and prepared in accordance with the submission guidelines of the journal. The total word count of the manuscript should be between 4000 to 8000 words.

On this journal, type of manuscript is Science Paper based on original research related to communications.  


The abstract font size is 11 Times Roman.  Make sure your abstract is in single spacing and is justified. Abstract text, maximum of 250 words providing trial information under the following sections. First, background. Provide context or background for the study and state the study’s primary objective or hypothesis in 1–2 sentences, is it theory review of communications. Mention and explained the theory that supports your research. Also, the author includes hypothesis (if any) which explained the tentative of the result. Second, methods. Describe the basic procedures used during the study, including the selection of study subjects and observational and analytical methods. Define the primary outcomes that were measured for each group of subjects about the implementation of communications. Third, results and discussion. Summarize the main findings, including specific effect sizes and their statistical significance, if possible. Also, please explain the previous research and relation between your theory and your result. Fourth, conclusion. In 1–2 sentences, state the principal conclusions, emphasizing new and important aspects of the study in the aspect of communications.


Authors must supply five alphabetized keywords or phrases that identify the most important concepts in their paper. Examples of keywords could include theoretical concepts, methods used, geographical areas, or common communications themes. Keywords are separated with a semicolon (;).



Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia manuscript should be divided into the following sections: (1) Title page, (2) Abstract and Keywords, (3) Introduction, (4) Theoretical Framework. (5) Material and Methodology, (6) Results and Discussion, (7) Conclusion, (8) Acknowledgements if any, and (9) References.


The introduction title and content should be in Times Roman, font size 11. Please make sure your article meets the word count requirement of 4000 – 8000 words. Your article may be returned to you if these requirements are not met. The first paragraph in each section should be left-aligned and each following paragraph should be indented. Text should be single-spaced with no space between paragraphs.


Introduction Section contains an explanation of why the issues need to be researched (research significance) and all supporting data or scientific evidence based on personal observations or the results of other researcher studies. The formulation of this research problem is always based on real conditions and objectively scientifically.


You must input your theoretical background on the Introduction section. After the theories are mentioned and discussed, you need to form a problem that shows why this manuscript is important, existing gaps, previous research and you as an Author must write the purpose of the manuscript.


Example of the existing gaps and previous research statement is in the end of Introduction section (after theories are mentioned and discussed): “........ (short summary of background)....... A previous researchers is explained on ....... This research is limited on ........ Indeed, this research intends to ................. The purpose of this research that related about communication are .........”.


Theoretical Framework

Theoretical background contains previous theories as the basis of research and the temporary hypothesis. The theory can be in the form of scientific articles, articles in journals, textbooks, or other sources of scientific writing. This theory will be used to provide state of the art of your manuscript from research problems that have been proposed. The theory that should be used primarily is the theory related to communications. Other theories that are still needed to solve the problem of research to support theories that are delivered after the theory of communication is discussed. 


Material and Methodology

Methods are the means used by the author to answer the existing research problem. The method must clear with the location and time of the research, the population and sample of the research, the research variables and the research data. The method of your manuscript also mention in detail.


Result and Discussion

Result and discussion contain results obtained by the author during the research. The results of the research submitted in advance as a whole, which continues by doing the process of discussion. The discussion is presented systematically from general, then leads to the specific. Presentation of the research can be done with the help of tables, drawings/graphs, maps/plans, and schemes.

Result and discussion of your manuscript also interconnected with your theory that used, included novelty of your manuscript about communication. Minimum of your explanation on this chapter is range 40% to 50% of your manuscript.



Files must be in MS Word only and should be formatted for direct printing. Figures and tables should be embedded and not supplied separately. Please make sure that you use as much as possible normal fonts in your documents. To avoid unnecessary error you are strongly advised to use the ‘spellchecker’ function of MS Word. Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text (including figures and tables), Acknowledgements, and References. Bulleted lists must not include for manuscript submission.



Tables should be centered, with titles located at the top of the table. Font style and size are Times Roman, 11 for table title and 10 for table contents. Please make sure your tables are legible and do not exceed page margins. All tables for submitting manuscript should be numbered with Arabic numerals and this tables can be edit and not as images. Every table should have a caption. Headings should be placed above tables. Only horizontal lines should be used within a table, to distinguish the column headings from the body of the table, and immediately above and below the table. Tables must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. If the table get on other sources, write the name of source below the table, left justified. Below is an example which the authors may find useful.

Your table on the manuscript as much as possible in one page, not continued into next page. It is for the sake of ease for Reader that read your manuscript. Also, for mentioning your table, please mention your table with the number of your table. For example, “… the result of our research is mention on Table 4 …”. And please not mention your table with this example, “… the result of our research is mention on Table below …”.

Example of table formatting


Table 1. Involvement in Harassment



Level of Involvement





















Source: Questionnaire #15

Format of references

References must be listed at the end of the paper. Do not begin them on a new page unless this is necessary. Authors should ensure that every reference in the text appears in the list of references and vice versa. Indicate references is fill by Last Name, Page, and Years, it is called Body Note or End Note. Here is example for you about Body Note or End Note.


“……… Women today have started to have the capacity to contribute from various aspects. For example, is in the office, college, business, and other things. However, not all women can always play an important role in the utilization of natural resources, particularly in the use of the watershed. (Stevenson, 2012: xx)….….”


Some examples of how your references should be listed are given at the end of this template in the ‘References’ section, which will allow you to assemble your reference list according to the correct format and font size.


Section headings

Section headings should be left justified, bold, with the first letter capitalized and numbered consecutively, starting with the Introduction. Sub-section headings should be in capital and lower-case italic letters, numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc, and left justified, with second and subsequent lines indented.



Footnotes on this manuscript is forbidden to be added. If your manuscript still has footnote on it, please correct your manuscript as soon as possible. And if you not correct your manuscript, your manuscript will be rejected. 


Bullets and Numbering

For your manuscript, it is forbidden to use bullets and numbering. All sentence should be typed as descriptive paragraph format.



Figure titles are in Times Roman 10. The figure must be centered and must not exceed page margins. All figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Every figure should have a caption. All photographs, schemas, graphs and diagrams are to be referred to as figures. Line drawings should be good quality scans or true electronic output. Low-quality scans are not acceptable. Figures must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. In MS word input the figures must be properly coded. Lettering and symbols should be clearly defined either in the caption or in a legend provided as part of the figure. Figures should be placed at the bottom of a page as possible to the first reference to them in the paper.


The figure number and caption should be typed below the illustration in 10 font and centered. If the figures get on other sources, write the name of source below the figures, left justified. The figures on your manuscript must send separately from your manuscript with high resolution. Below is an example which the authors may find useful.



Figure 1. The road of kampong in West Jakarta was closed because of Covid-19

Source: Antara


 Journal Publishing Agreement

All authors are required to complete the exclusive license transfer agreement before the manuscript can be published on Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia. This document of agreement can be downloaded on website, which they can do online. This transfer agreement to protect the copyrighted material for the authors but does not relinquish the authors’ proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations. Authors are responsible for obtaining from the copyright holder, the permission to reproduce any figures for which copyright exists.




Conclusion of your manuscript is defined what is novelty of your manuscript to knowledge and  benefit for society of communication and contribution theoretic from your manuscript. This conclusion is maximum 2 paragraph.


Acknowledgements (If Any)

Acknowledgements on this manuscript at the end of the manuscript before the references and do not, therefor, include them on the title page or otherwise. List on this tab those individuals or company that provided help during your research. The example of providing your research, e.g., providing language help, writing assistance, data collect, proof reading the article, etc.




References of your manuscript must be up to date (in the last of 5 to 10 years and minimum of 20 references that 80% of the references is from journal) and your reference can be accessed by anyone.

Format of the references for submitting manuscript on this journal with style of APA, which can be done in MS Word. Reference of your manuscript is organized alphabetically. Please input your references using Mendeley Application to facilitate you as an Author. Download Mendeley Application. Here are example references format with style of APA.


Journal Article:  Shima, Hongjin, Kyung Han Youb, Jeong Kyu Leec, Eun Go. (2015). Why do people access news with mobile devices? Exploring the role of suitability perception and motives on mobile news use. Telematics and Informatics. 32(1), 108-117. 

Book: Staubhaar, Joseph, Robert La Rose. (2002). Media Now: Communications Media in the Information Age, London: Wadsworth.

Part of a Book: Boyd-Barrett, Oliver. Terhi Rantanen. (2002). Theorizing the news agencies, in Dennis McQuail (ed). McQuail’s Reader in Mass Communication Theory, London: SAGE.

Conference paper (proceedings): Dahlan, M.D. and Tirtosudiro. (2010). A Quality System Based on ISO 9000 Combined with QFD, Proceedings: World Innovation & Strategy Conference 1998 Incorporating 4th International Symposium on Quality Function Deployment, 2-5 August, Sydney Australia. 1-8 (2010).

Internet: Arranged by the order of name (institution), title of article, and URL address, for example: The Bulgarian News Agency (BTA). Fragmenting Markets, Evolving Technologies among Challenges for News Agencies, EANA Conference Reveals. Retrieved on



After Acceptance

Proofs and Copyright

Proofs will be sent by e-mail to the listed corresponding author. Any corrections must be returned within one week of receipt and should only cover typesetting errors. All corrections and the signed copyright form must be returned to us in one communication. Proofreading is solely the responsibility of the authors.

The online published article can be freely accessed and downloaded from the website.



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Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with Jurnal Komunikasi Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia agrees to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 
  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.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
No needed the payment for the Fast-Track Review. Presently the JIKISKI does not apply Fast-Track Review.

Article processing charges (APCs) / Article Publication Fee: 1500000.00 (IDR)

This journal charges an article publication fee of 1,500,000 IDR or equivalent to 100 USD to support the cost of disseminating wide open access of research results, managing various costs associated with handling and editing the manuscripts sent, and management and publication of the Journal in general, author or author's institution is asked to pay a publication fee for each article received.

A waiver or partial waiver of author fees may be decided by the editor in case of lack of funding, excessive length of a submitted manuscript or other reasonable reasons provided by the author during the submission. The author should clearly declare that he asks for a waiver in the comments to the Editor box during their submission. A waiver is most likely to be denied if it is not asked in this stage. The waiver will have no effect on the review result.