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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.
  • The format is in accordance with that provided by Jurnal Komunikasi Pembangunan
  • Title in Indonesian and English
  • Already included Author's name, Author's institution name, and author's e-mail or correspondence address
  • Abstract in Indonesian and English with maximum of 200 words
  • Abstract consists of:
    a) Purpose
    b) Method
    c) Results
    d) Conclusions
  • Consist of 3-5 keywords
  • An introduction consist of:
    a) State of the art
    b) Research objectives / research questions
    c) Hypothesis (if any)
    d) States the communication theory or concept
    development communication clearly as
    knife analysis
  • Methods which consist of:
    a) Paradigm
    b) Data Collection Techniques
    c) Technical Data Analysis
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions and suggestions (not in bullet points)
  • Acknowledgements (required for articles in English)
  • References, with the following conditions:
    a) Quoting at least 25 citation
    b)> = 80% primary reference (books and journals)
    c)> = 80% of the reference must be in the past 10 years
    d) Already using a reference manager (e.g.
    Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero)
  • Minimum number of pages is 10 pages
  • Turnitin-based plagiarism rates <25%

Author Guidelines

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  1. Articles are unpublished results of research or literature review in the field of communication for development or communication for social change. The use of communication for development or social change context is a MUST.
  2. Articles are written in Indonesian or English with the abstract written in Indonesian and English.
  3. Articles in Indonesian should follow Pedoman Umum Ejaaan Bahasa Indonesia (PUEBI), while English manuscripts should not contain any grammar mistakes. We highly recommend using English professional proofreader.
  4. Articles are written in A4 paper format with right, top, and under 2 cm margins and left 3 cm margins. The font is Times New Roman 11 pt, 1 space. The submission should be between 5,000-7,000 words (including references, tables, and pictures, but NOT including bibliography). Details can be seen in the journal template.
  5. All articles must have an abstract with maximum 200 words, followed by three to five relevant keywords.
  6. Articles are arranged systematically: Pendahuluan, Metode Penelitian, Hasil dan Pembahasan, Penutup, dan Daftar Pustaka (For Indonesian Articles) and Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, and References (For English Articles).
  7. Articles are sent as electronic files (doc or docx format) through the OJS.
  8. Articles must have at least 25 references, 80% of the citation must be from scholarly journals, 80% of the citation must be published within the last 10 years.
  9. The references section follows the APA referencing style 7th edition format. Only references cited in the manuscripts are listed in the reference section. We only accept articles that alreadys use citation management software such as Mendeley, Zotero, etc.
  10. The authors must filled out Cover Letter with when submitting articles. The Cover Letter template is provided here.

The following is an example of writing a bibliography in the APA 7th edition format.


Beebe, S. A., Beebe, S. J., & Redmond, M. V. (2013). Interpersonal communication: Relating to others (7th ed.). Pearson Education.

Book Chapter

Dillard, J. P. (2020). Currents in the study of persuasion. In M. B. Oliver, A. A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects: Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge.


liya, F. N., & Febriyani, A. R. (2020). Komunikasi Pembangunan untuk Identitas Tempat: Budaya Kampung di Kota Semarang. Jurnal Komunikasi Pembangunan18(01), 10-29.

Newspaper Articles

Carey, B. (2019, March 22). Can we get better at forgetting? The New York Times

Harlan, C. (2013, April 2). North Korea vows to restart shuttered nuclear reactor that can make bomb-grade plutonium. The Washington Post, A1, A4.

Stobbe, M. (2020, January 8). Cancer death rate in U.S. sees largest one-year drop ever. Chicago Tribune.


Kabir, J. M. (2016). Factors influencing customer satisfaction at a fast food hamburger chain: The relationship between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty (Publication No. 10169573) [Doctoral dissertation, Wilmington University]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

Miranda, C. (2019). Exploring the lived experiences of foster youth who obtained graduate level degrees: Self-efficacy, resilience, and the impact on identity development (Publication No. 27542827) [Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University]. PQDT Open.

Zambrano-Vazquez, L. (2016). The interaction of state and trait worry on response monitoring in those with worry and obsessive-compulsive symptoms [Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona]. UA Campus Repository.


Duckworth, A. L., Quirk, A., Gallop, R., Hoyle, R. H., Kelly, D. R., & Matthews, M. D. (2019). Cognitive and noncognitive predictors of success. Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesUSA116(47), 23499–23504.

Magazine Articles

Lyons, D. (2009, June 15). Don’t ‘iTune’ us: It’s geeks versus writers. Guess who’s winning. Newsweek153(24), 27.

Schaefer, N. K., & Shapiro, B. (2019, September 6). New middle chapter in the story of human evolution. Science365(6457), 981–982.

Schulman, M. (2019, September 9). Superfans: A love story. The New Yorker

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