Focus and Scope

Jurnal ILMU KOMUNIKASI is dedicated to publishing and disseminating the results of theoretical and applied research and discussion in communication science.

The scope of this journal covers Media Studies, Advertising, Public Relations, (Integrated) Marketing Communications, Political Economy of Communication, Ethics and Philosophy of Communication. Cultural Studies, (Critical) Discourse Analysis, Semiotics, Narrative Studies, Content and Framing Analysis, Journalism, Broadcasting, Media Literacy, Development Communication, Political Communication, Social Communication, Cultural Communication, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Mass Media, Media History, Visual Communication, Gender & Feminism, ICT, Film Studies, Cinema Studies, Television Studies, Radio Studies, Community Media Studies, Participatory Communication, Social Media, Information Studies, Communication and Policy, Audience Studies.


Section Policies

Research-based Article

Research-based Article is an academic manuscript in communications, which is originated from a research

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Conceptual Article

Conceptual article is an academic manuscript that consists of ideas, or conceptual thoughts in communications.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Reviewed manuscripts are original manuscripts that have been selected by editorial board and arranged according to the writing guidelines of Jurnal ILMU KOMUNIKASI. For some manuscripts, reviewing process could be conducted by multiple Reviewers. Consideration in determining the reviewers and its number, and the decision whether a manuscript is published or not, is determined by the editorial board based on the assessment and / or input from reviewers.

Reviewer Eligibility

Reviewers of this journal are those, who hold minimum master degree in communication science. For confirmation please contact our email:

Term & Condition for Jurnal ILMU KOMUNIKASI Reviewer
  1. Recommended by the editorial board and compliant to be assigned by the Editor in Chief.
  2. Agree and sign the Reviewer Form.
  3. Has the expertise in the field  that related to the focus of publication; communication science.
  4. Has the track record as writer of journal, book, and/or academic writings in communications.
  5. Agree to comply with the writing and publication requirements of Jurnal ILMU KOMUNIKASI.
  6. Deliver the clear reviewing result to the editorial board in writing.
  7. Receive compensation from the publisher in accordance to the funding policy of Jurnal ILMU KOMUNIKASI.


Publication Frequency

Jurnal ILMU KOMUNIKASI is a biannual journal published 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.

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use the articles in this journal for any other lawful purpose without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. The publisher perpetually authorizes participants in the LOCKSS system to archive and restore our publication through the LOCKSS System for the benefit of all LOCKSS System participants. Specifically participating libraries may:

  • Collect and preserve currently accessible materials;
  • Use material consistent with original license terms;
  • Provide copies to other LOCKSS appliances for purposes of audit and repair.


Publication Ethics

Jurnal ILMU KOMUNIKASI is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles to develop a coherent and respected network of communication knowledge. It is 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.

Prodi Ilmu Komunikasi FISIP Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta as publisher of Jurnal ILMU KOMUNIKASI takes its duties of guardianship all stages of publishing process and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities.

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, other commercial revenue, or political interest, has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

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 behavior and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified as such.

Data access and retention

Authors may be 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, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and plagiarism

Submitted manuscripts should be the original works of the author. 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. Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing off another paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. JIK using Turnitin to identify similarities to existing sources of the manuscript as a deterrent to plagiarism.

Multiple, duplicate, 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 behavior and is unacceptable. This includes the submission of the same/similar manuscript in different languages to different journals. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

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. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.


Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the works. Inclusions of a person who do not meet authorship requirement as specified by the editorial checklists or the exclusion of a person who meets the requirement is a violation of this publication ethics.


All things regarding to the permission of citation, or the use of software to produce the manuscript or else, which is associated with copyright that is done by the author, including the law consequences that followed, become the full responsibility of the author.

Fabrication and falsification of data

Fabrication, manipulation or falsification of data is a violation of this publication ethics. Jurnal ILMU KOMUNIKASI will follow the COPE Guidelines in suspected cases of fabrication and falsification of data.

Citations manipulation

Authors should use only citations that are relevant to their manuscripts. Addition of references which are not relevant to the work is strongly discouraged. Irrelevant self-citation to increase one’s citation is unethical. Unnecessary citation of articles for the sole purpose of “increasing” the articles’ citation is unethical. Unnecessary citation of articles from a particular journal to “increase” the journals citation is unethical.

Thus, it is an obligation for the author to fulfil the Author Declaration and submit it through suplement file in his account.


Submission and Processing Charges Policy

Authors are welcomed to send their manuscript, after register in OJS JIK as AUTHOR and fill in (clearly and complete) the identity or any information needed. Jurnal ILMU KOMUNIKASI does not charge any fees to the authors, either article submission charge or article processing charge. However, to the authors, whom the manuscript is published, will be charged to buy the printed version of the journal, with minimum purchase of Rp200.000 to get 2 (two) exemplars of the full printed version. Additional printed version can be purchased for Rp100.000 each. Authors will automatically get free 5 (five) exemplars of the offprint of the author’s published manuscript, regardless the amount of payment made. Shipment inside Java island is free of charge. There will be additional cost for shipment outside the island.