Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript through the online journal System (OJS). Only electronic Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf) files can be submitted on KOMUNIKA, and there is no page limit. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author takes responsibility for the manuscript during submission and peer review. If for some technical reason submission through the OJS is not possible, the author can contact for support.

Term of Submission

Manuscripts must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are only being considered by this journal. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article’s publication has been approved by all the other coauthors. It is also the submitting author’s responsibility to ensure that the article has all necessary institutional approvals. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition of submission that the authors permit editing of the manuscript for readability. 

Peer Review

All submitted articles are subject to assessment and peer review to ensure editorial appropriateness and technical correctness. In order for an article to be accepted for publication, the assigned Editor will first consider if the manuscript meets minimum editorial standards and fits within the scope of the journal. If an article is within scope, then the Editor will solicit at least two external peer reviewers (Double-Blind) to assess the article before confirming a decision to accept. Decisions to reject are at the discretion of the Editor.

Our Research Integrity team will occasionally seek advice outside standard peer review, for example, on submissions with serious ethical, security, biosecurity, or societal implications. We may consult experts and the academic editor before deciding on appropriate actions, including but not limited to: recruiting reviewers with specific expertise, assessment by additional editors, and declining to further consider a submission.

Article Processing Charges

KOMUNIKA is Open Access. The journal does not charge for Article Processing Charges (APCs) or submission charges. This journal charges the following author fees.

  • Article Submission: 0.00 (USD).
  • Article Publication: 0.00 (USD).

Author guidelines

  1. The article is an original work of the author and the team based on real research results have not and will not be published in any media.
  2. The Article, free from plagiarism including self-plagiarism.
  3. The Article contains research related to communication (see Aims and Scope).
  4. The Article uses Bahasa Indonesia, consisting of 7000 words, Times New Roman 12, single spacing, A4, margins 2.5.
  5. The title contains a maximum of 15 words, without abbreviations, Times New Roman, 14 pt,  Titlecase (Capital each word), Bold, single spacing, without subtitles and punctuation.
  6. The names of all authors are written in complete without abbreviation, without a title, Times New Roman, 11 pt, Capital Each Word, Bold.
  7. The name of the institution of each author listed only the names of colleges or corporate institutions (without abbreviated, without a description of faculties, divisions, departments, etc.). Example: Universitas Indonesia.
  8. The correspondence of all authors is written in footnote form on the first page, consisting of full name, title, institution, institution address, postcode, email of each author.
  9. The authors should use an appropriate email address.
  10. Abstract, made in essay form consists of introduction, purpose, method, result, and conclusion. Written in 1 (one) paragraph, 10 pt Times New Roman, single spacing, paragraph justify 200-250 words, no numbering, written in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
  11. Keywords consist of 4-6 relevant words/phrases.
  12. The manuscript consists of 5000-7000 words, with no numbering.
  13. Footnote usage is not allowed, authors should write it in body notes.
  14. Quotation of more than 3 lines should write an indirect quotation style (1 spacing with margin indented).
  16. INTRODUCTION  should consist of:
  • Background problem with supporting data must be attached, 
  • Research objectives and review of relevant research, 
  • The relevant theoretical foundation/concept or journals.
  • Aim of the research.

      19. RESEARCH METHODS should consist of:

  • The type of research, 
  • Subject and object, 
  • Data collection techniques, 
  • Data analysis techniques, 
  • The location and time of the research.

      20. RESULTS and DISCUSSION should contain:

  • The findings of the research, supported by a number of references (Journal of 60% + non-journal 40% with year reference max 10 years),
  • Results should contain at least one table or one picture and a maximum of 6.

       21. CONCLUSION contains research findings. It should answer research goals and give applicative recommendations. Moreover, it must be written in a paragraph without numbering.

       22. REFERENCES

  • Follows the APA style (American Psychological Association).
  • Suggested using Mendeley.
  • Comprised at least 15 reference sources

Reviewer guidelines

Reviewers should keep the content of the manuscript, including the abstract, confidential. Reviewers must inform the Editorial if they would like a student or colleague to complete the review on their behalf.

Journal KOMUNIKA operates a double-blind peer review. Reviewers should be careful not to reveal their identity to the authors, either in their comments or in metadata for reports submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format. In all other cases, review reports are considered confidential and will only be disclosed with the explicit permission of the reviewer.

Note that, as the reviewer, you will have access to other reviewers' reports via the online submission system after you have submitted your report.

Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of interest (COIs, also known as ‘competing interests’) occur when issues outside research could be reasonably perceived to affect the neutrality or objectivity of the work or its assessment. For more information, see our publication ethics policy. Authors must declare all potential interests – whether or not they actually had an influence – in a ‘Conflicts of Interest’ section, which should explain why the interest may be a conflict. If there are none, the authors should state “The author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest regarding the publication of this article.” Submitting authors are responsible for coauthors declaring their interests. Declared conflicts of interest will be considered by the editor and reviewers and included in the published article.