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Author Guidelines



Journal Communication Spectrum: Capturing New Perspectives in Communication, published twice a year (in February and August) published by the Communication Studies Program, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Bakrie University (FEIS UB) as a new perspective media or discourse on the field of communication science.

Articles that are published in the Journal Communication Spectrum: Capturing New Perspectives in Communication are focusing on the field of communication science, especially in the fields of:

  • Corporate Communication and Public Relation
  • Communication of Marketing and Advertising
  • Mass Media and Journalism Communication
  • Communication and Brand Management
  • Communication and Creative Media
  • Organizational Communication
  • Social Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Religious Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Technology Communication
  • Environmental Communication
  • Communication of Education and Development
  • Communication of Psychology
  • Communication Semiotics
  • Consumer Audience Research
  • New Media and Various Perspectives Research;
  • And any other topics associated with Communication.



1. Article Theme

The theme of the article that is going to be sent to the journal must suit the mission or the scope of the communication science field as reflected in the name of Journal Communication Spectrum.

2. General Terms of the Article

The articles that are published in the Journal of Communication Spectrum are articles of research results, reviews of theories and concepts that have never been or are not in the process of being published in other publishing media.

3. Article Update

In the article writing process, writer must prioritize the updated elements of the topics discussed, and avoid the elements of fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism.

4. Analysis and Opinion of Article Writer

The article quality is determined by how the writer analyzes and discusses the topic by linking it with an adequate conceptual and theoretical framework so that the author's contribution will appear. In writing a review of concepts and theories, it is very good if the writer expresses his opinion, which is well equipped with supporting arguments and arguments against the opinions that might contradict

5. Publishing Schedule

Journal will be published twice a year: in February and August



Technical Requirements of Article Eligibility

  • Article sent to Journal Communication Spectrum manager in soft copy and printout in 3 (three) copies by attaching the Originality Statement sheet to the article that has been filled out and signed by the author.
  • Use font size Calibri 11
  • The length of the paper is between 2030 pages, including bibliography and attachments
  • A4 size paper, 4 cm top and left margins, 3 cm bottom and right margins
  • Space 1,
  • Article Language;

The language of the article in the Journal Communication Spectrum is the standard language in accordance with the Improved Indonesian Spelling General Guidelines, the Large Indonesian Dictionary, and the General Guidelines for Forming Terms (can be seen on the Ministry of National Education Language website:, and for articles in English following the Spelling and Grammar of English (US Style).

Structure of the Script

1.Research Result

a)      Preface

b)      Literature Review

c)      Method

d)     Result and Discussion

e)      References

f)       Attachments (if necessary)

2. Concept and Theories Review

a)      Preface

b)      Sub-topics (adapted to the needs)

c)      Conclusion

d)     References

e)      Attachments (if necessary)


Systematics and Proportion of Articles

The articles that will be published in the Journal Communication Spectrum are adjusted systematically and their proportions are based on standards set by the Editorial Board, that are:

  1. Title, specific (describing issue discussed) and effective (informative, brief, complete).
  2. Author’s name written without any academical degree or position/occupation indication nor rank, accompanied by writing down the following correspondence address telephone / mobile / fax number and e-mail address.
  3. Abstract contains brief and solid statements (100 – 200 words) that describe essentials pf the whole article. The abstract should be written in two languages (in Bahasa Indonesia and in English).
  4. Keywords are the main concepts that describe the realm of the problem that is being researched, or the term on which ideas are based, in the form of a single word or a combination of words. Keywords are also needed for a computerized scientific information system.
  5. Introduction presents a minimum of three ideas; background, problems, insight into problem-solving plans, and the formulation of research objectives (and the benefits of research results). The introduction contains a “thesis statement” that describes the position of the author’s thought in the writing.
  6. Literature Review, containing aspects that are related to the problem, the solution to the problem, and shows a relationship with the concepts that developed in the literature review. The citation method used is to use endnotes, for examples: Mass Communication is the delivery of information from sources to recipients through mass media (McQuail, 2005: 25). Authors are asked to cite articles published in the Journal Communication Spectrum.
  7. Method, consisting of several paragraphs containing the design/research design including research methods, samples, and data collecting techniques, also data analysis techniques.
  8. Findings and Discussions are the main part of scientific articles that present the results of data analysis, the process of data analysis itself, and the results of hypothesis testing. The results of the analysis can be presented with tables, image or graphics, including the proportional discussion. Tables should be written in horizontal lines without using vertical lines, with the title on the top of the table, and the title number also. Image and graphics are given a title with the title number below the image and graphic.
  9. Conclusions contain a summary of the discussion that is presented in an essay form. The final part should be concluded with recommendations that refer to the development of conceptual and theoretical thinking, further research, and practical action.
  10. References, consisting of a collection of bibliography that is Primary Reference Source (books, articles in scientific periodicals/journals, dissertations, theses, original scientific works). The references used to cover 80% of the issues that have developed over the past 10 years. Bibliography there includes articles that have been published in the Journal of Communication Spectrum. The preparation of bibliography refers to the Author-Date System. For example:

Articles to be published have never been published before or in the process of registering publications elsewhere.

The article file is in the form of a Microsoft Word file format.

If you use the reference URL, the output better is specified.




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. Artikel yang akan dipublikasikan tidak pernah dipublikasikan sebelumnya atau dalam proses pendaftran publikasi di tempat lain
  2. Berkas Artikel sudah dalam bentuk format file  Microsoft Word
  3. Jika menggunakan URL referensi hedaknya dicantumkan

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ISSN: 2622-6405