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Author Guidelines


(Manuscripts that do not adhere to the guidelines will be rejected)

  1. The manuscripts' content should be original—the result of research or community service, related to the theme of communication or media, and never be published/accepted for publication in other journals or publications.
  2. Manuscripts should not be less than 3500 words and not more than 5500 words (excluding abstract, references, author(s)'s biodata, tables, and/or figures, and acknowledgment). Manuscripts that do not adhere to this will not be considered for review. Each manuscript must have an abstract (between 150-250 words) and 3-5 keywords. Manuscript, abstract, and title are in English/Bahasa Indonesia, and abstract content needs to follow a specific guideline***
  3. All manuscripts must be typed in Microsoft Word with single spacing, Times New Roman, font 12. Margins are to be set at Normal (2.54cm all round) and paper sized at A4 (21 x 29.7cm).
  4. The authors are required to send the manuscript in (.docx) format.
  5. The writing systematics includes: (a) Title with no more than 12 words—either in English or Bahasa Indonesia (b) Author(s)'s Name, (c) Author(s)'s Affiliation, (d) Author(s)'s E-mail Address, (e) contact person (f) Abstracts between 150 - 200 words followed by 3-5 keywords; it contains research problem(s), objectives, methods, concepts, discussions, and results. (g) Introduction, which includes interesting points and a brief formulation of the research context, clear and specific research objectives, and literature review, (h) Methodology, which is presented in paragraph form regarding the study design, data sources, data collection techniques, and real-data analysis conducted by the researchers, (i) Results and Discussion, which explains the analysis of research data and research questions, (j) Conclusion is not a summary. You shouldn't repeat the same descriptive sentence. This should contain statement(s) that makes a real contribution to the related field of science. It may also serve as reference material and material for theoretical evaluation for further similar research/articles, (k) References, must be primary and up-to-date (l) Acknowledgments with no more than 100 words.
  6. References. Expect a minimum of 20 references, primarily with a minimum of 90% from textbooks/e-books and journals and 10% from the secondary data.
  7. References are arranged in the APA (American Psychological Association) style alphabetically using Recommended tools such as Mendeley software.
  8. Figures and Tables are given a caption following the text's description and must be mentioned in the paragraph.
  9. The authors are to check manuscripts for accuracy of language before submitting them to the journal. The Editorial Board will not edit submitted manuscripts for style or language (Please refer to the template given below)***
  10. Manuscripts submitted to Mediator: Jurnal Komunikasi must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, either in electronic or printed form. The corresponding author should declare this when submitting the paper to the Chief Editor.
  11. Mediator: Jurnal Komunikasi retains the right to distribute accepted manuscripts electronically, but the authors will retain their copyright. If authors wish to republish the article, they must write to the Chief Editor and acknowledge Mediator: Jurnal Komunikasi as the original publisher.
  12. Authors are expected to proofread their work before submitting manuscripts carefully ***
  13. The Editorial Board reserves the right to make editorial changes to any manuscript accepted for publication to enhance clarity and style. Endnote and footnote are not encouraged.
  14. Manuscripts that do not adhere to any of the SUBMISSION GUIDELINES will not be considered for review.
  15. Template Mediator: Jurnal Komunikasi Download


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 Microsoft Word (prefer), OpenOffice, or RTF document file format. PDF format for completeness form only.
  3. 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.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 1500000.00 (IDR)

Starting from Volume 15 of Mediator Online Publication, every article passing all review sessions and revisions requires a publication process and DOI registration fees of IDR 1.500.000.

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