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Author Guidelines

  1. Article submitted has never been published and will not be published in any media.
  2. Article written for Komunikasiana: Journal of Communication Studies  includes article of research results in the field of communication studies.
  3. Article length 5,000 – 8,000 words (all inclusive) and no numbering. Papers must NOT exceed 8,000 words.
  4. Article is written in Indonesian or English. The manuscript shall adjust the Author Guidelines.
  5. Systematic articles of research results are title, author's name (accompanied by institutional address and e-mail address), abstract (accompanied by keywords), introduction, methods, results and discussion, conclusions, and references.
  6. The title of the article in Indonesian is no more than 15 words, whereas in English there is no more than 12 words.
  7. The name of the author in the article is listed without an academic degree, accompanied by the name of the institution, e-mail of the author, placed under the title of the article. If more than one person writes the manuscript, the e-mails listed are only the e-mail of the main author (correspondence author).
  8. Abstract and keywords are written in two languages (Indonesian and English). Abstract 100-150 words long, accompanied by 3-5 words keywords. Abstract at least contains goals, method and results.
  9. The introduction to the research article contains the background, research context, results of the literature review, and research objectives. All introductory parts are integrated present in the form of paragraphs.
  10. The method section contains paragraphs about the research design, data sources, data collection techniques, and data analysis.
  11. The research and discussion section contains an explanation of the results of the analysis relating to the research objectives. The discussion contains an analysis of the results and discussion with theories and similar research results.
  12. The conclusion section contains answers to the writing objective and is presented in paragraph form rather than bullet points.
  13. This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. The author must revise the manuscript based on recommendations/ suggestions from reviewers and/ or editors.
  14. The reference list only contains the sources referenced in the article, and all sources referenced must be listed in the reference list. Reference sources for at least 80% are in the form of libraries published in the last 10 years. At least 60% of the total references used are primary sources in the form of research articles in journals.
  15. References and quotation must default to the 6th edition of APA style guide. Examples of the inclusion of sources in the direct quote are accompanied by information about the page number where the citation came from. Example: Prell (2013) or (Prell, 2013)
  16. The reference list is recommended using reference management tools (Zotero, Mendeley, and others). The reference list is arranged alphabetically referring to APA Style 6th edition. Example:


Book with a single author

Eriyanto. (2014). Analisis Jaringan Komunikasi. Jakarta: Prenada Media Group.

Prell, C. (2013). Social Network Analysis: History, Theory & Methodology. London: Sage Publications.


Book with two to seven authors

Hamilton, J. M., & Krimsky, G.A. (1996). Hold the press: The inside story on newspapers. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

Wong, D. L., Hockenberry-Eaton, M., Wilson, D., Winkelstein, M. L., Ahmann, E., & DiVito-Thomas, P. A. (1999). Whaley & Wong's nursing care of infants and children (6th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.



Gray, J., Bounegru, L., & Chambers, L. (2012). The Data Journalism Handbook. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly Media. Tersedia dari


Article in the collection of articles book:

Pontoh, C. H. (2013). Konflik Tak Kunjung Padam. Dalam Triharyanto, B. & Salam, F. (Eds), Dapur Media: Antologi Liputan Media di Indonesia (h. 43-93). Jakarta: Pantau.

Bergquist, J. M. (1992). German Americans. In J. D. Buenker & L. A. Ratner (Eds.), Multiculturalism in the United States: A comparative guide to acculturation and ethnicity (pp. 53-76). New York, NY: Greenwood.



Brady, D., & Webb, N. (2013). Communicating bushfire safety in Australia: the challenge for government of increasing community participation. Asia Pacific media educator23(2), 351-365.


Journal with DOI:

Knight, M. (2015). Data Journalism in the UK: A Preliminary Analysis of Form and Content. Journal of Media Practice 16 (1): 55-72. DOI: 10.1080/14682753.2015.1015801.


Conference Article (Proceedings)

Jongeling, S. B. (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.


Article from the Internet:

Massy, W. F. & Robert, Z. (1996). Using Information Technology to Enhance Academic Productivity. Retrieved from: (


Article from Newspaper:

Iskandar, A. (2017, Desember 28). Sumber Energi Peredaran Gelap Narkotika di Indonesia. Media Indonesia, hal. 8.


Newspaper article without an author:

Perlu Kearifan Memanfaatkan Teknologi. (2017, Desember 28). Riau Pos, hal. 17.


Article from Online Media:

Kasali, R. (2017, Desember 28). Arah Tranformasi dan "Digital Crisis" 2018. Kompas. Retrieved from:


Official Document:

Badan Pusat Statistik Provinsi Riau. (2017). Provinsi Riau Dalam Angka 2017. Pekanbaru: Badan Pusat Statistik Provinsi Riau.


Thesis, Dissertation and Research Report:

Muchlis, F. (2017). Praktik Komunikasi dalam Pemberdayaan Orang Rimba di Taman Nasional Bukit Duabelas Provinsi Jambi. (Disertasi tidak diterbitkan). Institut Pertanian Bogor, Bogor, Indonesia.



Data Driven Journalism. (2017). Retrieved from::



Rogers, s. (2015, June 28). Data journalism in China. [Web log post]


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.

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 Komunikasiana: Journal of Communication Studies and published by Dakwah and Communication Faculty of UIN Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau as publisher of the journal.

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

Authors automatically transfer the copyright to the journal and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY SA) 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 permission for 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).



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