Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Communicatus: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi is a periodical scientific journal that aims to develop concepts, theories, perspectives, paradigms, and methodologies with a focus on communication studies. The scope of this journal study is:

  1. Mass Media and Journalism; this field examines journalistic activities and media production which includes print, radio, television, and internet.
  2. New media and communication technology; a new field of communication study that continues to develop along with technological advances and community needs, this field includes digital media, virtual, interactive, hypertextual and networking.
  3. Public Relations; This field of communication examines Public Relations which include internal and external relations within an organization or institution, as well as the creation of public opinion in society.
  4. Political Communication; communication involving messages, media, and political actors or those related to power, government, and policy.
  5. Marketing Communication; a field that examines ideas, information, opportunities, and challenges through various symbols to achieve company goals.
  6. Da'wah Communication; communication applied in da'wah or Islamic preaching activites using media or occured in society.
  7. Sociology of Communication: the process of sociological communication, as a form of social interaction involving individuals or social groups.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Front Matter

Editors
  • Khoiruddin Muchtar
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Back Matter

Editors
  • Khoiruddin Muchtar
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Some of the policies of the Communicatus: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi are:

  1. Every incoming text will be checked using the anti-plagiarism website, Turnitin.
  2. Every incoming text will go through a review process
  3. The review process uses a double-blind review.
  4. In the review process, the bebestari partner considers the novelty, scientific impact, conclusions and references used.

The reviewer's decision will be the editor's consideration to:

  1. Accept Submission
  2. Revisions Required
  3. Resubmit for review
  4. Resubmit elsewhere
  5. Decline Submission

The manuscripts that were rejected for publication due to several reasons, namely:

  1. The article does not fit the scope of the journal.
  2. Articles do not follow the rules of writing scientific papers or journal writing guidelines.
  3. Fatal error in methodology.
  4. The author rejects suggestions for improvement given by reviewers without acceptable reasons.
  5. The script indicated plagiarism with a similarity of more than 20%.

 

Publication Frequency

Communicatus: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi published twice a year, in June and December.

 

Open Access Policy

Communicatus: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi provides immediate open access to all article on the principle that making research freely available to the public; supports a greater global exchange of knowledge; and invaluable way to maximize the visibility and impact of research, especially education field. 

Communicatus: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi uses CC-BY-SA or The Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike License
This means :

  • The freedom to use and perform the work;
  • The freedom to study the work and apply the information;
  • The freedom to redistribute copies;
  • The freedom to distribute derivative works;

 

Publication Ethics

Communicatus: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi is a peer-reviewed journal published Faculty of Dakwah and Communication, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Communicatus: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society. 

Duties of Publisher

Faculty of Da'wah and Communication, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung as publisher of Communicatus: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Faculty of Da'wah and Communication, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editor of the Communicatus: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest 

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

 

Plagiarism Check

Every submitted paper to Communicatus: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi will go through plagiarism checking by Turnitin in initial process of paper screening and before publishing it in an issue.

 

References Management

Communicatus : Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi  in citation writing and Bibliography using Mendeley's Reference Management Software.