Author Guidelines

  1. The submission has not been previously published in full text or apart of it.
  2. The submission is original, neither a compilation nor a translation.
  3. Manner of writing the complete article can refer to the template which you can download here.
  4. For the manuscript in Bahasa Indonesia, please use “Pedoman Umum Ejaaan Bahasa Indonesia” as can be download here.
  5. Arabic Transliteration guidelines can be download here.
  6. The submission is a critical review, or empirical research focusing on Da'wa nor Communication, which covers: 
  • Communication Theory;
  • Mass Communication;
  • Islamic Communication;
  • Da'wa Management;
  • Da'wa Content and Media;
  • Da'wa Method;
  • Da'wa Organisation;
  • Islamic Broadcasting;
  • Journalism in Islam;
  • Public Relation;
  • Da'wa and Politics
  • Islamic Counseling;
  1. Empirical research-based manuscript use formats: Introduction, Research Method, Results and Findings, Discussions, Conclusions, and Future Work.
  • Introduction: consist of background problem, briefly literature review, research question, and research objective.
  • Research Method: consist of the type of research, subject and object, data collection techniques, data analysis technique, location, and time of research.
  • Result and Findings: contains brief data presentation, analysis, and research findings that contribute to the development of da'wah and communication. It contains the analysis based on the research question.
  • Discussion: contains the understanding of the findings and the comparison with the theory and/or similar research.
  • Conclusion: the conclusion is not a summary of the manuscript. Conclusion. The conclusion part consists of the answer to the research question(s) or the main points of discussion.
  1. Critical Review-based and idea/conceptual study use format: Introduction, Summary, Critique, and Conclusion.
  • Introduction: The length of an introduction is usually one paragraph for a journal article review and two or three paragraphs for a longer book review. Include a few opening sentences that announce the author(s) and the title, and briefly explain the topic of the text. Present the aim of the text and summarise the main finding or key argument. Conclude the introduction with a brief statement of your evaluation of the text. This can be a positive or negative evaluation or, as is usually the case, a mixed response.
  • Summary: Present a summary of the key points along with a limited number of examples. You can also briefly explain the author’s purpose/intentions throughout the text and you may briefly describe how the text is organized. The summary should only make up about a third of the critical review.
  • Critique: The critique should be a balanced discussion and evaluation of the strengths, weakness,es and notable features of the text. Remember to base your discussion on specific criteria. Good reviews also include other sources to support your evaluation (remember to reference).

You can choose how to sequence your critique. Here are some examples to get you started:

  • Most important to least important conclusions you make about the text.
  • If your critique is more positive than negative, then present the negative points first and the positive last.
  • If your critique is more negative than positive, then present the positive points first and the negative last.
  • If there are both strengths and weaknesses for each criterion you use, you need to decide overall what your judgment is. For example, you may want to comment on a key idea in the text and have both positive and negative comments. You could begin by stating what is good about the idea and then concede and explain how it is limited in some way. While this example shows a mixed evaluation, overall you are probably being more negative than positive.
  • In long reviews, you can address each criterion you choose in a paragraph, including both negative and positive points. For very short critical reviews (one page or less) where your comments will be briefer, include a paragraph of positive aspects and another of negative.
  • You can also include recommendations for how the text can be improved in terms of ideas, research approach; theories or frameworks used can also be included in the critique section.
  • Conclusion: This is usually a very short paragraph.
  • Restate your overall opinion of the text.
  • Briefly present recommendations.
  • If necessary some further qualification or explanation of your judgment can be included. This can help your critique sound fair and reasonable.
  1. Before submitting an article, the main author first completes and signs the publication ethics statement. the form can download here, also fill out the curriculum vitae form which can be downloaded here.
  2. The manuscript must be submitted via the OJS system.
  • Firstly, the author should register as either an author or reviewer (checking role as author or reviewer) in the Register.
  • After the registration step is completed, log in as an author, click in “New Submission”. The article submission stage consists of five stages, such as:  (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation.
  • In the “Start” column, chose Journal Section (Full Article), check all the checklists.
  • In the “Upload Submission” Columns, upload the manuscript files in MS.Word format in this column.
  • In the “Enter Metadata” columns, fill in with all the author data and affiliation. Including the Article Title, Abstract and Indexing Keywords.
  • In the “Upload Supplementary Files” columns, the author is allowed to upload supplementary files, the Publication Ethic Statement and Curriculum Vitae (at number 9 above), or any other else. Publication Ethics Statement can be downloaded here., also fill out the curriculum vitae form which can be downloaded here.
  • In the “Confirmation” columns, if the data you entered are all correct already, then click “Finish Submission”.
  • If the author has difficulties in the submission process through the online system, please contact the Jurnal Kajian Komunikasi editorial team at
  1. The incoming manuscript will check the similarity using iThenticate with a maximum tolerance of 20%. If the results show more than 20%, the manuscript will be returned to be improved by the author.