Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi) published by Department of Communication Science, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, incooperate with the Indonesian Communication Scholars Association (Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia) and Asosiasi Pengelola Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi Indonesia (APJIKI). 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. JRK (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


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Peer Review Process

Every manuscript written in the Jurnal Dakwah Risalah will be reviewed by two reviewers (double-blind review). If one reviewer rejects the article, the editor will send the article to the third reviewer. The decision to accept or reject the article script  is decided in the Editor's meeting by considering the recommendations and notes made by the reviewer. Returned articles must be improved by the authors. After improvements have been made in accordance with the feedback from the reviewers, author should resend (re-submit) the article for further review. To avoid plagiarism, all articles submitted to Jurnal Dakwah Risalah will be checked with similarity checker software. The final decision on manuscripts is made by the Editor in Chief.

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:
    • The article does not fit the scope of JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi)
    • The article does not follow the rules of writing scientific paper or author guidelines provided by JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi)
    • The fundamental methodological errors
    • The author refuses to make suggestion of improvemnts provided by the reviewer without a logical basis
    • There are indications of plagiarism of more than 30%
    • 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 open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Authors and readers can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, but they must give appropriate credit (cite to the article or content), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.


Publication Ethics

JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi) is a peer-reviewed journal published by Department of Communication Science, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University. 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

Department of Communication Science, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University 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 Department of Communication Science, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University 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 unacceptable.
  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

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication500.000,- (IDR) or 70 (USD)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.