Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors Journal Riset Komunikasi (JURKOM) 

  1. ARTICLES written for Junal Riset Komunikasi (JURKOM) includes :
  • articles the results of research in the field of communication.
  • written in Indonesian or English.
  • Manuscripts are typed in the Microsoft Word program, Times New Roman letters are 12 pts in size, 1.15 spaces, standard margins (top 2.5 cm, bottom 2.5 cm, outside 2.5 cm, and inside 2.7 cm), A4 paper size 15-25 pages long.
  1. The SYSTEMATICS of the research results is the title, author's name (accompanied by institutional address, telephone number, and e-mail address), abstract / abstract (accompanied by keywords), introduction, research method, results of research and discussion, conclusions, and bibliography.
  2. The TITLE of the article in Indonesian is no more than 12 words, where as in English no more than 10 words. The title is written in the middle, with a letter size of 16 pts.
  3. The AUTHOR's IDENTITY name for the article is included without an academic degree, accompanied by the name and address of the institution, and placed below the article title. If the text is written by a team, the editor is only related to the main author (the author whose name is listed first).
  4. ABSTRACT and are written in two languages ​​(Indonesian and English). The length of each abstract is 100-150 words. Minimal abstract contains problems, objectives, methods, concepts, and results of research and discussion.
  5. KEYWORDS accompanied by keywords of 3-5 words
  1. INTRODUCTION  shouldconsist of:
  • background problem with supporting data must be attached
  • the article results of the study contains the background, the research context, the results of the literature review, and the research objectives.
  • The introduction section does not need to be given an introductory sub-title.
  • research objectives and review of relevant research. 
  • the relevant theoretical foundation/concept.
  • tells results and comparison with the theory and/or results of similar research
  1. RESEARCH METHODS should consist of:
  • exposure in paragraph form about research design,
  • the type of research, (each citation must be attached),
  • subject and object,
  • data collection conducted by researchers
  • data analysis techniques, with a length of 10-15% of the total length of the article.
  • the location and time of the research.
  1. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION should contain:
  • The analysis relating to the research purpose.
  • The findings of the research, supported by a number of references (Journal of 80% + non-journal 20% with year reference max 10 years),
  • Results should contain at least one table or one picture and maximum 6,
  • The sources should write on the left bottom of the table.
  • The title of the table placed above the table, left margin, 12-point Times New Roman, bold, and space 1.
  • Tables created with a vertical line. See example below.


  • Tables created without a vertical line. See example below.



  • Pictures could be graphics, diagrams, schematics, photos. The title, source, and picture should be grouping, so it will not rupture when the layout created.
  • The title of the image should be placed below the image, left margin, 12-point Times New Roman, bold, space 1, and the source listed in the bottom left of the image. See example below:



 Gambar 1. Adegan Satu, Shot Satu, dari Data Olahan Peneliti, 2018

  1. The DISCUSSION for conceptual articles contains exposure to the author's analytical or argumentative, logical, and critical analysis or thinking. Exposure to the discussion contains the author's position or attitude on the issue being discussed. The length of exposure to the core section or discussion is 60-80% of the length of the article.
  2. The CONCLUSION, contains research findings. It should answer research goals and give applicative recommendations. Moreover, it must be written in a paragraph without numbering.
  3. All texts are reviewed anonymously by reviewers (mitra bestari) appointed by the editor according to their expertise. The author of the article is given the opportunity to make improvements (revisions) to the script on the basis of recommendations/suggestions from reviewers or editor.
  4. Everything related to the licensing of quotations or the use of computer software for the production of manuscripts or other matters relating to intellectual property rights carried out by the author of the article, along with legal consequences that may arise as a result, are the full responsibility of the article's author.
  5. The REFERENCE list only contains the sources referred to :in the article, and all sources referred to must be listed in the reference list. The reference source of at least 80% is in the form of literature published in the last 10 years. The Follows the APA style (American Psychological Association)
  • Suggested using Mendeley (click the Mendeley icon in home)
  • Arranged by alphabetic
  • Comprised at least 30 reference sources
  • References with maximum 10 years, sources in the form of research articles in journals or research reports (including theses and dissertations).
  • References consist of 80% journal and 20% non-journal

 Single author book

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

 Articles in the article collection 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.

 Journal Article:

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.

 Article 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 Paper:

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.

 Articles on the internet:

Massy, W. F. & Robert, Z. (1996). Using Information Technology to Enhance Academic Productivity. Diperoleh dari (

 Newspaper Articles:

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

Posts/news in newspapers without the author:

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

 Online media articles:

Kasali, R. (2017, Desember 28). Arah Tranformasi dan "Digital Crisis" 2018. Kompas. Diperoleh dari

 Official document:

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

 Thesis, Dissertation, 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). Tersedia dari:


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