Asian Journal of Media and Communication (AJMC) is an international, peer-reviewed, and interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of media and communication with Asian focuses and perspectives. The journal is housed editorially at Communication Department, Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII). We aim to promote and disseminate high-quality scholarships on media and communication studies, both empirical and theoretical, in and on the Asia-Pacific region and among Asian communities worldwide.

AJMC is indexed in Index Copernicus InternationalGoogle ScholarGarudaOne Search Indonesia, ROAD (Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources), and is a member of Crossref.

Editorial Policies


Focus and Scope

Asian Journal of Media and Communication (AJMC) is an international, peer-reviewed, and interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of media and communication with Asian focuses and perspectives. We welcome contributions on the following topics:

  • Environment, risk, and disaster communication
  • Communication geography
  • Communication history and memory
  • Communication Science and technology
  • Communication and media policy
  • Community Communication and media activism
  • Journalism
  • Islam and media
  • Media industry
  • Media literacy
  • Media anthropology
  • Media, identity, and minority
  • Media and tourism
  • Urban media and communication
  • Visual culture

Peer Review Process

All articles will be reviewed based on the journal’s scope and author guidelines. All articles will also be checked for plagiarism through iThenticate or Turnitin. Manuscripts with a plagiarism rate of more than 20% will be rejected automatically. The manuscripts take an average of 12-24 weeks to process (submission until publication).

Once the paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be double-blind peer-reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees. The editor will select the reviewers. The factors that are taken into account in the review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability, and language.

The suggestions from the reviewers should be categorized into: (1) may be published without revision; (2) may be published with minor changes; (3) may be published after major revisions; and (4) should not be published. If the reviewers do not agree upon the acceptance of the article, the final decision will be in the editors.


Publication Frequency

The journal publishes two issues in one volume a year. The issues are expected to be published in July and December of each year.


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.

Authors retain copyright without restrictions.

This journal does not have article processing or submission charges.



This journal utilizes the national library (Garuda Dikti) 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.


Article Processing Charges

Submission fees. There are no submission fees for Asian Journal of Media and Communication.

Publication fees. Upon acceptance, There are no Publication fees for Asian Journal of Media and Communication.

The journal funded and housed editorially by the Department of Communications, Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII).


Copyright Notice

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

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).

Plagiarism Check

 All articles published in the Asian Journal of Media and Communication (AJMC) will also be checked for plagiarism through iThenticate or Turnitin. Manuscripts with a more than 20% plagiarism rate will be rejected automatically.


Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Asian Journal of Media and Communication (AJMC) refers to the following publication ethics and malpractice statement

Publication and Authorship

  1. The journal may decide to accept, accept with revisions, or reject a submission.
  1. At least two reviewers, who are experts in the specific field, rigorously peer-review all submitted papers.
  1. Rejected articles will not be reconsidered for review.
  1. Any form of copyright infringement, plagiarism, or presentation of fraudulent data is strictly prohibited.
  1. All papers must contain a comprehensive list of references and, if applicable, a list of financial supporters.
  1. The review process evaluates the relevance, validity, significance, originality, readability, and language quality of the papers.
  1. Authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit their submissions, but acceptance of the revised version is not guaranteed. 


Authors' Responsibilities

  1. The authors must confirm that the manuscript has not been previously published elsewhere.
  1. The authors must confirm that their manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
  1. The authors must promptly notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest that may arise.
  1. The authors must certify that their manuscripts represent their original work.
  1. All authors mentioned in the paper must have made significant contributions to the research.
  1. The authors must properly acknowledge all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
  1. The authors are responsible for promptly providing retractions or corrections for any mistakes identified in their work.
  1. The authors must explicitly state that all data presented in the paper are genuine and authentic.
  1. The authors are obligated to actively participate in the peer review process.


Reviewers' Responsibilities

  1. Reviewers must conduct reviews objectively and avoid personal criticism towards the authors.
  1. Reviewers are responsible for maintaining strict confidentiality regarding all information related to the papers they review, treating them as privileged information.
  1. If reviewers become aware of any substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and other published works, they should promptly alert the Editor-in-Chief.
  1. Reviewers should clearly express their viewpoints and provide well-supported arguments.
  1. Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest arising from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.
  1. Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors. 

Editors' Responsibilities

  1. The editors should promptly publish errata or corrections whenever necessary.
  1. Editors must ensure that all research materials they publish adhere to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
  1. Preserving the anonymity of reviewers is an important responsibility of the editors.
  1. If editors suspect any misconduct, they should take appropriate actions to address the issue, regardless of whether a paper has been published or not, and make all reasonable efforts to resolve it.
  1. Editors should base their decisions on the importance, originality, clarity, and relevance of the papers to the journal's scope.
  1. Editors should only accept a paper when they have reasonable certainty about its quality and validity.
  1. Editors possess full responsibility and authority to reject or accept articles.
  1. Editors should not overturn their decisions or disregard the decisions made by previous editors without substantial reasons.
  1. Ensuring the quality of the papers and upholding the integrity of the academic record are key responsibilities of the editors.
  1. Editors should proactively prevent any conflicts of interest among staff, authors, reviewers, and board members.
  1. Editors should not reject papers based solely on suspicions; they must have sufficient evidence of misconduct.


Journal History

2017 -- AJMC (Asian Journal of Media and Communication) was first published in 2017. The editors were Muzayin Nazaruddin, Holy Rafika Dhona, Masduki, and Zaki Habibi.

2020/2021 -- AJMC welcomes new editors and reviewers from various backgrounds and countries. AJMC also has been edited by editors from more than four countries, such as the US, Swiss, Sweden, Indonesia, Estonia, etc. Our manuscript also has been reviewed by reviewers in more than four countries from Australia, the US, Swiss, Sweden, India, Indonesia etc. In a year, we have already published ten articles regularly. The authors came from more than four countries: the Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Bangladesh, Africa, Nigeria, Iran, Indonesia, Pakistan, and India. 

2021 -- AJMC goes to rebranding. Logos are new and designed but still make green the core colour. The rebranding also makes some changes to Style Sheet.

2023 -- AJMC restructured the editorial board as mentioned on the Editorial Team here.