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Author Guidelines

The Indonesian Journal of Communication Studies is a journal published by the Department Communication Science, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The journal published twice a year, and invites manuscripts in the areas of media and journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, corporate communication, interpersonal communication, international communication, intercultural communication, new media technology, media and culture, popular culture, publishing, and communication theories. The Indonesia Journal of Communication Studies accepts articles on any critical thinking of communication issues as well as research report that meet the standards established for publication in the journal. The primary audience of the journal includes academicians, graduate students, practitioners, and others interested in the communication studies.

Text Manuscripts Structure

1. Title

Title of article describes research that has been done

2. Name of Author 

The author's name does not use a title, followed by the place of affiliation or organization of the author and email.

3. Abstract/Introduction

An abstract should be presented on the same page as the title preceding the text of the manuscript. The abstract should inform the reader of the manuscript’s topic, its methods and procedures adopted and a condensed summary of the findings. Keywords should be provided at the end of the abstract. The main section of an article should start with an introductory section which provides more details about the paper’s purposes, motivation, research methods and findings. Both the abstract and the introduction should be relatively non-technical, yet clear enough for an informed reader to understand the manuscript’s contribution.

4. Introduction

The Introduction mainly contains (1) research problems, (2) insight and solution plans problem, (3) formulation of research objectives, (4) summary of theoretical studies related to the problem under study.

5. Method

Basically,  this section explains how this research was conducted. The main material of the Method is; (1) research design, (2) population and sample (research target), (3) data collection techniques, (4) and data analysis techniques. For qualitative research needs to be added to the presence of researchers, research subjects, informants who helped along with ways to explore research data, location, and duration of research and a description of checking the validity of research results. Avoid writing organizers into children's sub-sections in this section

6. Discussion

This section is the main part of the research article. It is the longest part of an article. The process of data analysis such as statistical calculations and the process of testing hypotheses does not need to be presented, only the results of the analysis and the results of hypothesis testing only need to be reported. Tables and graphs can be used to clarify the presentation of verbal research results. Tables and graphs must be commented or discussed.

For qualitative research, the results section contains detailed sections in the form of sub-topics which are directly related to the focus of the research and categories. Subtopics are written without using letter or number numbering.

The discussion in the article aims to; (1) answer the problem statement, (2) show how the findings were obtained, (3) interpret the findings, (4) relate the findings of the research to the established knowledge structure, and (5) bring new theories or modification of existing theories.

In answering the problem formulation and research questions, the results of the study must be concluded explicitly. The interpretation of the findings is done by using existing logic and theories. Findings in the form of reality in the field are associated with the results of previous research or with existing theories. For this purpose, there must be a goal. In generating new theories, old theories can be confirmed or rejected, some may need to modify the theory from the old theory.

In an article, sometimes it is unavoidable to organize the writing of research results into the child sub-title. The following is how to write the format of the organization, which shows how to write special things that cannot be separated from an article.

7. Conclusion

Conclusions present a summary of the description of the results and discussion, referring to the research objectives and the contribution or implications of the results of the study. Based on these two things, new ideas are developed which are the essence of the research findings.

8. Reference

Reference system must follow the American Psychological Association (APA) system of referencing, e.g: Curran, J & Gurevitch, M. (2005). Mass media and society. London: Hodder Arnold.


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.

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.