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Author Guidelines


  1. Manuscript written for Jurnal Media dan Komunikasi Indonesia include research outcomes (field research or literary research), review of policies or media and communication.

  2. Manuscript is written in Bahasa Indonesia or English.

  3. The writing system for the manuscript is title, name of the writer, abstract with keywords, preface, method, discussion or analysis, conclusion, and references.

  4. Manuscript is written around 5.000 – 6.000 words excluding the bibliography and footnotes and typed using Microsoft Word program in 12-point Times New Roman and 1.5 spaced.

  5. All references cited in the text of the article should be written in the bibliography section. It should include references obtained from primary sources (consisting of scientific journals amounting to 80% of the entire bibliography) that have been published in the last 10 (ten) years. The remaining 20% may include research articles or research reports (thesis, books, and other relevant publications). Articles published in JMKI are recommended to be used as a reference.

  6. The abstract and keywords must be written in two languages (in Bahasa Indonesia and English). The length of each abstract is around 200 -300 words, while the limit of key words is 3-5 words.

  7. Tables and figures must have titles and have clear number and sources, and be typed in single space. The images, tables, charts or diagrams listed should be in black and white format.

  8. Manuscript is to be submitted directly to the by creating user account as an author.

  9. 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.

  10. All reference mentioned should be written down in reference using American Psychological Association (APA) style and arranged from A to Z:


Blumler, J and Gurevitch M. 1995. The Crisis of Public Communication. London: Routledge

Book Chapter:

Bauer, Martin W. and Gaskell, George, (eds.) 2000. Qualitative Researching with Image, Sound and Text. London: SAGE.

Article in a Book Chapter

Anderson, C.W. 2018. Empirical Failures: Data Journalism, Cultural Identity, and the Trump Campaign. In Boczkowski, P. and Papacharissi Z (eds). Trump and the media. Cambridge: MIT Press. Pp 33-39.

Journal Article

Arifuddin, M. 2016. Why political parties colonize the media in Indonesia: An exploration of mediatization. Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik, 20:1, pp 16-33.

Mahlouly, D. 2013. Rethinking the Public Sphere in a Digital Environment: Similarities between the Eighteenth and the Twenty-First Centuries, ESharp, 20(6) : 1-21 [Online] Diakses 5 January 2018. Tersedia di

Newspaper Article

Thaniago, Roy. 20 September 2017. RUU yang Melayani Industri Penyiaran. Kompas, hlm 6.

Official Document:

Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa. 1978. Pedoman Penulisan Laporan Penelitian. Jakarta: Depdikbud. Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 2 tentang Sistem Pendidikan Nasional. 1990. Jakarta: PT. Armas Duta Jaya.

Book Translation:

Hennesssy, Bernard. (1989). Pendapat Umum. Edisi keempat, terjemahan Amiruddin Nasution. Jakarta: Penerbit Erlangga.

Tapsell, R. 2018. Kuasa Media di Indonesia: Oligarki, Warga, dan Revolusi Digital. Edisi pertama, terjemahan Wisnu Prasetya. Jakarta: Marjin Kiri.

Thesis, Dissertation, Research Reports:

Dhakidae, D. (1991). The State, The Rise of Capital and the fall of Political Journalism: Political Economy of Indonesia News Industry. Disertasi PhD tidak diterbitkan, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University.

Internet Article:

Mariani, E. 2001. Vox Pers Vox Partai. [Online] tersedia di diakses 16 Agustus 2018

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. An author whose manuscript is published will get copies of publishing proof and five copies of printing 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.

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.