Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Komunikologi : Jurnal Pengembangan Ilmu Komunikasi dan Sosial memfokuskan pada kajian, pengembangan teori, terapan/aplikasi teori Komunikasi baik berupa hasil penelitian maupun gagasan konseptual.

Ruang lingkup : Komunikasi politik, komunikasi pembangunan, komunikasi publik, media dan teknologi komunikasi, Komunikasi pemasaran, Komunikasi pendidikan, Komunikasi antar dan lintas budaya, Komunikasi organisasi, kelompok, dan interpersonal.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

After a manuscript has been submitted, it will an initial review of the manuscript by the editor of Komunikologi: Jurnal Pengembangan Ilmu Komunikasi dan Sosial. A manuscript will be reviewed to see the suitability of page formats, images, tables, cites, and reference lists as well as systematics article generation. The plagiarism element check is conducted through the Plagiarism CheckerX.

The editor will decide whether the manuscript in accordance with the scope and focus and proper to give to the reviewer. Sometimes, editors may recommend revision before submitting for review. This initial review of activities usually takes a week. Submissions that pass the initial review will be assigned to a reviewer. Based on the reviewer's recommendation, the editor will first make editorial decisions.

There are five possible editorial decisions to a manuscript: (1) be accepted; or (2) be revised; or (3) be re-submit; or (4) be sent to another publisher, or (5) be rejected.

The review process is done for 4-8 weeks. If desired, the reviewer may request to be reviewed again after the author revises his article. The decision about whether the article is accepted or not, fully in the authority of the Managing Editor based on recommendations from reviewers.


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.

Komunikologi: Jurnal Pengembangan Ilmu Komunikasi dan Sosial by Program Studi Ilmu Komunikasi UIN Sumatera Utara Medan is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License



Author Guidelines

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS JOURNAL Komunikologi : Jurnal Pengembangan Ilmu Komunikasi dan Sosial

  1. Articles written for KOMUNIKOLOGI: Jurnal Pengembangan Ilmu Komunikasi dan Sosial includes articles the results of research in the field of communication.
  2. Articles written by Indonesian or English. The manuscript typed by Microsoft Word, Times New Roman font size 12 pts, double spaced, standard margins (left limit and a lower limit of 4 cm, while the right limit and the upper limit of 3 cm), printed on A4 paper with a length of 10-20 pages.
  3. Systematic research article is the title, author name (along with institutional addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail address), abstract, abstract (with key words), introduction, methods of research, the results of research and discussion, conclusions, and bibliography,
  4. The of title the article in the Indonesian no more than 12 words, whereas in English no more than 10 words. The title is written centered, font size 16 pts.
  5. The name of the author of the article are listed without an academic degree, with your name and address of their home institution, and are placed below the article title. In the case of a script written by the team, editors relate only to the main author or authors whose names are listed in the first place. The main author must specify your e-mail address.
  6. Abstract and keywords written in two languages (Indonesian and English). The length of each abstract 75-200 words, accompanied by a number of 3-5 word keyword. Abstract minimal contain the problem, objectives, methods, concepts, and results of research and discussion.
  7. The introduction to the article provides background research, the research context, the results of literature review and research purposes. The Introduction to Conceptual article contains a reference exposure problems context contain interesting things (controversial, unresolved, and new developments) and short formulation of the subject matter to be discussed. The entire introductory section presented an integrated way in the form of paragraphs, with a length of 15-20% of the total length of the article. Introductory part does not need to be given sub-title introduction.
  8. The part of the exposure in the form method contains a paragraph about the study design, data sources, data collection techniques, and real data analysis conducted by researchers, with a length of 10-15% of the total length of the article.
  9. Section research shows exposure analysis results related to the research question. The discussion shows the meaning of results and comparisons with the theory and / or the results of similar studies. Long exposure results and discussion 40-60% of the length of the article.
  10. The core or conceptual discussion to article contains exposure study or thinking of the writer analytical, argumentative, logical, and critical. Exposure to load the establishment or attitudes discussion on issues pared writer. Long exposure to nuclear or discussion sections 60-80% of the length of the article.
  11. The concluding section contains research findings in the form of answers to questions form the essence of the results of research or discussion. The conclusions presented in paragraph form. Long exposure concluding section 5-10% of the length of the article.
  12. The concluding section contains conclusions, the affirmation of the establishment or the attitude of the author, and suggestions. Concluding presented in paragraph form. Long exposure to cover 10-15% of the length of the article.
  13. The procedure for presentation of quotations, references, tables, and images can be copied directly from articles that have been published Journal of Science Communication and Social last edition. Articles in Indonesia using the General Guidelines for Improved Spelling Indonesian and terms are standardized by the Language Center.
  14. All submissions are reviewed anonymously by mitra bestari (reviewers are) appointed by the editor in the field of expertise. Authors of articles are given the opportunity to make improvements (revised) manuscript based on the recommendation / advice from mitra bestari or editors. Certainty loading or rejections will be notified in writing. Author of the article published will be rewarded with a number of evidence of loading as many as two copies of the complete print, and three print copies off. Articles that do not load will not be refunded, except upon request of the author.
  15. Anything related to licensing citations or use of computer software for the preparation of the manuscript or other particulars relating to IPR conducted by the authors of the article, following the legal consequences that might arise, the sole responsibility of the author of the article.
  16. List of reference only contains the sources referenced in the article, and all the sources referred to should be listed in the reference list. Referral source at least 80% in the form of literature published 10 years. References used are primary sources in the form of research articles in journals or research reports (including thesis, dissertation). Article published in the Journal of Communication Sciences recommended for use as a reference.
  17. Reconciliation and citations using the technique enclosed reference (the last name, year). Inclusion of a source in a direct quotation should be accompanied by information about the place of origin of the page number citations. Example: Baran (2009: 45).
  18. References are arranged in a manner that refer APA Style 6th edition as the following example and described in alphabetical and chronological order.


Littlejohn, SW (1992). Theories of Human Communication (4th ed). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company.

Rogers, EM & Rekha, AR (1976). Communication in Organizations. New York, NY: The Free Press.

Cunningham, S & Turner, G. (Eds.). (2002). The Media in Australia. Sydney, Australia: Allen & Unwin


McRobbie, A. (1998). British Fashion Design: Rag Rade or Image Industry? London: Routledge. Available from <http://leeds.etailer.dpsl.net/Home/htmlmoreinfo.asp?isbn=0203168011>

Pages in the book collection of articles:

Darmawan, Joseph J. (2007). Reviewing Birthday Necessity Of News (television). In Papilon H. Manurutng (ed), Communication and Power (pp. 60-95). Yogyakarta: FSK.

Journal article:

Giroux, H. (2000). Public Pedagogy as Cultural Politics: Stuart Hall and the "crisis" of culture. Cultural Studies, 14 (2), 341-360.

Conference Papers:

Jongeling, SB (1988, September). Student teachers' preference for cooperative small group teaching. Paper Presented at The 3rd Annual 13 Research Forum of the Western Australian Institute for Educational Research, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia.

Articles in the Internet:

Massy, WF & Robert, Z. (1996). Using Information Technology to Enhance Academic Productivity. By (www.educom.edu/program.nlii/keydoces/massy.htm).

Newspaper article:

Ispandriarno, L. (2008, May 12). Green Bus Monitor. Koran Tempo, p. 4. Post / news in the newspaper without the author: Monitor bus. (2008, May 12). Koran Tempo, p. 4.

The official document:

Guidance and Development Center for Languages. (1978). Research Report Writing Guide. Jakarta: Department of Education. Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 2 On the National Education System. (1990). Jakarta: PT Armas Duta Jaya.

Theses, Dissertations, Research Report:

Perbawaningsih, Y. (1998). Factors Influencing Attitudes and Behavior Against Computer Technologies: Comparative Analysis between Technology Culture Academics State Universities and Private, in the case of UGM and UAJY. (Unpublished thesis). University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.


Arstechnica: The art of technology. (2008). Available from: http://arstechnica.com/index.ars Blog: Jaquenod, G. (2008, December 1). Birdie's Etsy Flights. [Web log post] http://www.giselejaquenod.com.ar/blog/ Film or Video: Deeley, M. & York, B. (Producers), and Scott, R. (Director). (1984). Bladerunner [Motion picture]. United States: Warner Brothers.




Kode Etik Pengelola Jurnal

  1. Menentukan nama jurnal, lingkup keilmuan, keberkalaan, dan akreditasi apabila diperlukan.
  2. Menentukan keanggotaan dewan editor.
  3. Mendefinisikan hubungan antara penerbit, editor, mitra bebestari, dan pihak lain dalam suatu kontrak.
  4. Menghargai hal-hal yang bersifat rahasia, baik untuk peneliti yang berkontribusi, pengarang, editor, maupun mitra bebestari.
  5. Menerapkan norma dan ketentuan mengenai hak atas kekayaan intelektual, khususnya hak cipta.
  6. Melakukan telaah kebijakan jurnal dan menyampaikannya kepada pengarang, dewan editor, mitra bebestari, dan pembaca.
  7. Membuat panduan kode berperilaku bagi editor dan mitra bebestari.
  8. Mempublikasikan jurnal secara teratur.
  9. Menjamin ketersediaan sumber dana untuk keberlanjutan penerbitan jurnal.
  10. Membangun jaringan kerja sama dan pemasaran.
  11. Mempersiapkan perizinan dan aspek legalitas lainnya.

Kode Etik Editor

  1. Mengupayakan peningkatan mutu publikasi secara berkelanjutan.
  2. Menerapkan proses untuk menjamin mutu karya tulis yang dipublikasikan.
  3. Mengedepankan kebebasan berpendapat secara objektif.
  4. Memelihara integritas rekam jejak akademik pengarang.
  5. Menyampaikan koreksi, klarifikasi, penarikan, dan permintaan maaf apabila diperlukan.
  6. Bertanggung jawab terhadap gaya dan format karya tulis, sedangkan isi dan segala pernyataan dalam karya tulis adalah tanggung jawab pengarang.           
  7. Mengkaji efek kebijakan terbitan terhadap sikap pengarang dan mitra bebestari serta memperbaikinya untuk meningkatkan tanggung jawab dan memperkecil kesalahan.
  8. Memiliki pikiran terbuka terhadap pendapat baru atau pandangan orang lain yang mungkin bertentangan dengan pendapat pribadi. 
  9. Tidak mempertahankan pendapat sendiri, pengarang atau pihak ketiga yang dapat mengakibatkan keputusan tidak objektif.
  10. Mendorong pengarang, supaya dapat melakukan perbaikan karya tulis hingga layak terbit.

Kode Etik Mitra Bebestari

  1. Mendapat tugas dari editor untuk menelaah karya tulis dan menyampaikan hasil penelaahan kepada editor, sebagai bahan penentuan kelayakan suatu karya tulis untuk diterbitkan.
  2. Karya tulis ditelaah secara tepat waktu sesuai gaya selingkung terbitan berdasarkan kaidah ilmiah (metode pengumpulan data, legalitas pengarang, kesimpulan, dll.).
  3. Menelaah kembali karya tulis yang telah diperbaiki sesuai dengan standar yang telah ditentukan.
  4. Mendorong pengarang untuk melakukan perbaikan karya tulis dengan memberikan kritik, saran, masukan, dan rekomendasi.
  5. Menjaga privasi pengarang dengan tidak menyebarluaskan hasil koreksi, saran, dan rekomendasi.
  6. Penelaah tidak boleh melakukan telaah atas karya tulis yang melibatkan dirinya, baik secara langsung maupun tidak.
  7. Mengikuti pedoman penelaahan karya tulis bagi mitra bebestari dan mengisi formulir penilaian karya tulis yang ditetapkan oleh editor.
  8. Menelaah karya tulis secara substantif bukan telaah tata bahasa atau tanda baca dan salah ketik.
  9. Menjamin prinsip kebenaran, kebaruan, dan keaslian; mengutamakan manfaat karya tulis bagi perkembangan ilmu pengetahuan, teknologi, dan inovasi; serta memahami dampak tulisan terhadap pengembangan ilmu pengetahuan. 
  10. Tidak mempertahankan pendapat sendiri, pengarang atau pihak ketiga yang dapat mengakibatkan rekomendasi keputusan tidak objektif.      
  11. Menjunjung tinggi objektivitas, terbebas dari pengaruh dari manapun.                                  
  12. Menjamin kerahasiaan temuan yang ada dalam karya tulis sampai terbit. 
  13. Memiliki pemahaman yang luas atas kepakaran yang ditekuni sehingga bisa memberikan penelaahan karya tulis secara tepat dan benar.
  14. Menolak untuk melakukan telaah apabila karya tulis yang akan ditelaah bukan berasal dari bidang kepakarannya. Apabila mengetahui keberadaan pakar lain yang lebih sesuai, dapat memberi rekomendasi kepada editor untuk meminta pakar tersebut menjadi mitra bebestari.  
  15. Memiliki pikiran terbuka terhadap pendapat baru atau pandangan orang lain yang mungkin bertentangan dengan pendapat pribadi.
  16. Menolak untuk melakukan penelaahan apabila tidak dapat memenuhi tenggat waktu yang diberikan oleh editor. Apabila berhalangan, mitra bebestari memberi tahu editor seawal mungkin.     
  17. Hasil penelaahan disampaikan secara jujur, objektif, dan didukung oleh argumentasi yang jelas. Beberapa kemungkinan rekomendasi hasil penelaahan adalah:
  • Diterima tanpa perbaikan
  • Diterima dengan perbaikan minor (setelah perbaikan oleh pengarang, tidak perlu kembali ke mitra bebestari)
  • Diterima dengan perbaikan besar (setelah perbaikan oleh pengarang, kembali ke mitra bebestari untuk ditelaah ulang)
  • Ditolak dan disarankan untuk dipublikasi di tempat lain yang sesuai
  • Ditolak dan dianjurkan untuk tidak dipublikasi di mana pun karena pekerjaan cacat secara ilmiah atau berdampak merugikan bagi pengguna/masyarakat.

Kode Etik Pengarang/Penulis Artikel

  1. Pengarang bertanggung jawab secara kolektif untuk pekerjaan dan isi artikel meliputi metode, analisis, perhitungan, dan rinciannya.
  2. Pengarang segera menanggapi komentar yang dibuat oleh para mitra bebestari secara profesional dan tepat waktu.
  3. Pengarang menginformasikan kepada editor jika akan menarik kembali karya tulisnya.         
  4. Pengarang menjelaskan keterbatasan-keterbatasan dalam penelitian.                        
  5. Pengarang menghormati jika ada permintaan penerbit untuk tidak mempublikasikan hasil penemuan berupa wawancara atau melalui media publikasi lain sebelum dipublikasikan oleh penerbit.
  6. Pengarang menginformasikan kepada editor tentang (sejumlah) karya tulis yang merupakan bagian sebuah penelitian bertahap, multidisiplin, dan berbeda perspektif.                                  
  7. Pengarang membuat pernyataan bahwa karya tulis yang diserahkan untuk diterbitkan adalah asli, belum pernah dipublikasikan di manapun dalam bahasa apapun, dan tidak sedang dalam proses pengajuan ke penerbit lain.
  8. Jika ada kesalahan dalam karya tulis, pengarang segera memberitahukan kepada editor atau penerbit.
  9. Pemakaian bahan-bahan bagian publikasi lain yang memiliki hak cipta terlebih dahulu memperoleh izin tertulis dan memastikan adanya ucapan terima kasih.
  10. Pengarang merujuk kerja orang lain secara tepat dalam sitasi dan kutipan yang dipakai dalam karya tulis.   
  11. Apabila menyampaikan penemuan baru atau memperbaiki penemuan pihak lain, pengarang menyebutkan peker jaan orang lain yang telah dilakukan sebelumnya.       
  12. Pengarang tidak menyalin daftar pustaka suatu terbitan jika memang tidak membaca sendiri karya tulis yang disitasi.     
  13. Apabila diminta, pengarang menyiapkan bukti bahwa penelitian yang dilakukan telah memenuhi persyaratan etik penelitian termasuk menyediakan catatan lapangan.
  14. Pengarang merespons secara memadai jika ada komentar atau tanggapan sesudah karya tulis dipublikasikan.

Kode Etik Publikasi Ilmiah yang diacu oleh Komunikologi : Jurnal Pengembangan Ilmu Komunikasi dan Sosial berdasarkan Buku Peraturan Kepala LIPI tentang Kode Etik Publikasi Ilmiah yang bersumber dari Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the unethical act of copying someone else’s prior ideas, processes, results or words without explicit acknowledgement of the original author and source. Self-plagiarism occurs when an author utilizes large part of his/her own previously published work without using appropriate references. This can range from getting the same manuscript published in multiple journals to modifying a previously published manuscript with some new data.

Types of Plagiarism

Full Plagiarism: Previously published content without any changes to the text, idea and grammar is considered as full plagiarism. It involves presenting exact text from a source as one’s own.

Partial Plagiarism: If content is a mixture from multiple different sources, where the author has extensively rephrased text, then it is known as partial plagiarism.

Self-Plagiarism: When an author reuses complete or portions of their pre-published research, then it is known as self-plagiarism. Complete self-plagiarism is a case when an author republishes their own previously published work in a new journal.

Please Note:

1. Full plagiarism, partial plagiarism, and self-plagiarism are not allowed.
2. 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.
3. 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 behavior and is unacceptable.

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.

Screening Plagiarism

The editor will run a plagiarism check using turnitin for the submitted articles before sending it to the reviewers. We do not process any plagiarised contents. If an article has over 20% of plagiarism based on the result of the check, the article will be rejected. The journal is carried out by using Mendeley or Endnote as a Tool Reference Manager.




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