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Author Guidelines

  1. Manuscripts written for JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi) include research outcomes in the field communication studies as its focus and scope.
  2. Manuscript is written in Indonesia or English. The writing system for research outcome is title, name of the writer, abstract with key words, Introduction, literature review, methods, discussion, conclusion, and reference.
  3. Manuscript is typed using Microsoft Word program on A4 paper with font Cambria size 12 pts, 1,5 spaces, and article length 3.500-8.000 words.
  4. Manuscript is to be submitted by creating user account as an author in
  5. Title of the article is no more than 15 words.
  6. The name of the author is written without any academic degree, followed by the name of author’s institution, located under the title of the article. In case manuscript written by the team, the editor is only in contact with the main author or the first mentioned author. The main author must include his/her correspondence address or e-mail.
  7. The abstract and keywords must be written in two languages (in Bahasa Indonesia and English). The length of each abstract is no more than 200 words, while the limit of key words is 3-5 words. The abstract, at the least, must contain the aim, method, and result of the research.
  8. Tables and figures must have titles and have a clear number and sources, and be typed in single space. In case of pictures or figures.
  9. The list of references only contains referred sources, and all referred sources must be mentioned on the list. Reference sources consist of, at the least, 80% printed literature published in the last 10 years. The reference sources in the form of research articles in a journal or in a research report (including undergraduate theses, master theses, dissertations, books, and other relevant publications).
  10. All reference mentioned should be written down in reference using American Psychological Association (APA) style and arranged from A to Z. for example (Putnam, 2017) or Putnam (2017)
  11. Check each referred article for accuracy and make sure every quoted work in the article is written in Bibliography and References. Works that are not cited but mentioned in the Bibliography or References will be omitted by the editor. example:

    Anderson, B. (1983). Imagined Communities. London: Verso

    Article Journal Lee, K. (2004). Reading and learning strategies: Recommendations for the 21st century. Journal of Developmental Education, 28(2), 2-15.

    Article journal through website Austin, D. (2009). Fatty acids, breastfeeding and autism spectrum disorder. E-journal of Applied Psychology, 5(1), 49-52. Retrieved from http://ojs/

    Barthes, Roland. (1992). “Unsur-unsur Semiologi: Langue dan Parole” dalam Panuti Sujiman dan van Zoest, (Eds.) Serba-serbi Semiotika. Jakarta; Gramedia, (hal. 80-88)

    Book chapter Fananie, Zainuddin. (2000). “Perspektif Ideologis dalam Sastra Indonesia” dalam Soediro Satoto (Ed.) Sastra: Ideologi, Politik, dan Kekuasaan editor. Surakarta: Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta Press (hal. 13-28)

    Books Bauman, Zygmunt. (1998), Modernity and Ambivalence, Cambridge: Polity Press.

    Document on website TransCanada. (2006). Annual report. Retrieved from 2006_Annual_Report.pdf

    Newspaper article through website Smith, G. (2012). Harris, M. (2011, August 16). Grades improve if classes start later, studies find. The Calgary Herald. Retrieved from

    Newspapers article Fung, M. (2006, December 12). Asthma rates increasing. Winnipeg Free Press, pp. C4.

    Translation book Mancusa, S., & Viola, A. (2015). Brilliant green: The surprising history and science of plant intelligence (J. Benham, Trans.). Washington, DC: Island Press.

    Website Buzan, T. (2007).Mind maps. Retrieved September 3, 2009, from

  12. All manuscripts are anonymously studied by reviewers appointed by the editor according to their expertise. The author is given a chance to revise the manuscript based on the reviewer’s or the editor’s recommendation/advice. The decision of publication or rejection will be informed through the author’s email address.
  13. The editor has the right to modify and correct the spelling, writing, and grammar of the published manuscript.
  14. Everything related to citing permission or computer software usage in writing the manuscript or any other things related to copyright done by the author, along with all its legal consequences, becomes the author’s full responsibility.
  15. An author whose manuscript is published will get soft copies proof. Unpublished manuscripts will not be returned.


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.
  7. Bibliography and citations are conducted by using application reference such as mendeley, zotero, etc.

Copyright Notice

The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright of the article shall be assigned to JRK (Jurnal Riset Komunikasi) and published by Department of Communication Science, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University as publisher of the journal.

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

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 acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

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 (See The Effect of Open Access).