Focus and Scope


Jurnal Komunikasi (EN: Communication Journal) is a forum for communication scholars and researchers to publish quality and original research results in communication science, such as journalism, strategic Communication, and all fields related to communication and media studies. Jurnal Komunikasi is very open to research on contemporary issues for Communication across disciplines such as psychology, sociology, politics, or cultural studies. Following the spirit of empowerment of the Indonesian Islamic University communication study program, the Jurnal Komunikasi is open to communication research with a critical and empowering perspective.

Research focus includes, but is not limited to, the following areas of study:

Communications and Technology,
Communication Law and Policy
Health Communications
Developmental Communication
Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Journalism Studies
Mass Communication and digital media/new media,
Organizational Communication,
Philosophy of Communication,
Political Communication
The Political Economy of Communication
Communication ethics
Public Relations
Visual Communication Studies
Communication History,
Game Studies

The article that uses critical theories/perspectives and encourages the spirit of empowerment would be more preferred.




Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process


In the first stage of review, all articles will be reviewed based on the journal's scope and Author Guidelines. Manuscripts that meet both conditions will be forwarded to the section editor. All journal manuscripts that meet these two prerequisites will be checked for plagiarism checker process through iThenticate and Turnitin. Manuscripts with a plagiarism rate of more than 25% will be rejected automatically.

After plagiarism check, Section Editors will receive the manuscripts and send it to Reviewers that had been selected by Section Editors. The manuscripts will be blindly reviewed by two experts in the field of study (double-blind review).

Final decision of publication will be made by the Editor's meeting. The decision that based on the advice of the reviewers could categorized into: (1) acceptable without revisions; (2) acceptable for publications after minor revisions; (3) acceptable for publication after major revisions; and (4) reject.



Publication Frequency

The journal publishes two issues in one volume a year. The issues are expected to be published in April and October of each year. Authors' manuscript submission will remain at least six months (after submitting) for reviewing process.


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 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.