Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi) published by Program Studi Ilmu Komunikasi Untirta, incooperate with the Indonesian Communication Scholars Association (Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia). JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi) publish twice a year (June and December). Jurnal Riset Komunikasi contains articles derived from research in the field of Communication studies as its focus with a mission to encourage practitioners and academics in developing communication practices and theories in Indonesia. Article will be reviewed with double-blind peer review. Jurnal Riset Komunikasi will publish selected paper under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Topics within the journal include but not limited to:
1. Political communication
We seek for research papers related to any practice of political
communication which focuses on either the politicians, political
parties, political messages, the effects of political campaigns on the
audience. Relevant research papers on the issues of political
campaign, political advertising, and propaganda are also welcomed.

2. Media and popular culture
We are also interested in academic papers on various issues on the
media-made cultural practices, such as television and internet
fandoms, internet celebrity, internet memes, audience on films and
TV dramas, sitcoms and reality shows, and selfie cultures.

3. Media and gender
We encourage studies on the intersections of media and gender,
which includes news portrayals of women, media representation on
LGBT community, the role of gender in media organizations, or
feminists’ perspective on media practices in general.

4. Cross-cultural communication
With the increasing global interaction, we understood the necessity
of studies related to cross-cultural communication, such as research
on communication between people who came from different
ethnicity, religion, native languages, etc. Cross comparison studies
on the communicative practice of people from various cultural
background are also welcomed.

5. Health communication
Papers on health communication sub-field, such as health
campaigns, the organizational strategy on disseminating messages
related to health issue to the public, audiences’ perception on
health-related media campaigns, and how media organizations
cover health topics are strongly encouraged.

6. Environmental communication
We also welcome research papers on the topic of environmental
communication, which may include (but not limited to) campaigning
strategies on waste reduction, food security promotions, the use of
big data to monitor environment degradation, and media
representation on environment issues.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Policies in the review process of JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi)
1. Any Submitted paper will be reviewed by reviewer,
2. Review process employs Double-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, reviewer consider the correspondence of
the title, abstract, result, and conclusion. In addition, reviewer
also consider the novelty, scientific, impact, and references used
in the paper.

The response of the reviewers will be the basis for editor to conclude:
1. Accept Submission
2. Accept Submission with Revision Required
3. Resubmit for review
4. Decline submission

An article was rejected for publication due to various consideration, including:
1. The article does not fit the scope of JRK (Jurnal Riset
2. The article does not follow the rules of writing scientific paper or
author guidelines provided by JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi),
3. The fundamental methodological errors,
4. The author refuses to make suggestion of improvemnts provided
by the reviewer without a logical basis,
5. There are indications of plagiarism of more than 20%
6. The article also found submitted in other journal


Publication Frequency

JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi) published twice a year, on June and December.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free, and open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Reades have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text pf all articles in JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi).


Publication Ethics

JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi) is a peer-reviewed journal published by Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice

A. Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi) is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

B. Duties of Publisher

Faculty of Social and Politic Science, Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa as publisher of JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi) takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Faculty of Social and Politic Science, Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

1. Publication Decisions

The editor of JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi) is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. 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.

2. Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

3. Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

4. Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

C. Duties of Reviewers

1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

2. Promptness

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

3. Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

4. Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

5. Acknowledgement of Sources

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. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

6. 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.

D. Duties of Authors

1. Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are

2. Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

3. Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

4. Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

5. Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should 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.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

7. Plagiarism Checker

Every submitted paper JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi) will go through plagiarism checking by Turnitin in initial process of paper screening and before publishing it in an issue.

8. References Management

In writing Citation and Bibliography, editor JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi) suggests authors to use the Mendeley Reference Management Software.


Article Processing Charges (APCs) & Article Submission Charges

Jurnal Riset Komunikasi does not charge any article processing fees or article submission and Accepted fees : 0,00 (IDR)