Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Aspikom published by Asosiasi Pendidikan Tinggi Ilmu Komunikasi (ASPIKOM) or Association of Indonesian Communication Science Higher Education, started in 2010. Jurnal Aspikom is an academic journal concerned with the study of communication theory and practice. Jurnal Aspikom is dedicated to publishing original scholarship in the general contexts of New Media and Communication Technologies, Public Relations, Media, and Journalism.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

  1. The author(s) create an account on the website and submit their manuscript.
  2. The editor in chief would conduct an initial review (1-2 weeks), taking into account the following points: (1) Adherence to the focus and scope of the manuscript, (2) The uniqueness and significance of the manuscript, (3) The manuscript's compliance with the guidelines, (4) Check for manuscript similarity, (5) Copyrights transfer agreement form available.
  3. The editor in chief decides on the initial review using the following decision types, (1) If the manuscript is rejected during the peer-review process, it will be returned to the author(s) with the specific comment attached, (2) If the manuscript is revised during the peer-review process, it will be returned to the author(s) with the specific comment attached. The author(s) should revise their manuscript and re-upload it to the system, (3) Acceptance to the peer-review process indicates that the manuscript will be sent to the section editor for reviewer selection.
  4. The section editor would seek reviewers who are a good fit for the manuscript. Following that, the manuscript will be distributed to external reviewers via a single-blind peer-review process (4-8 weeks).
  5. The external reviewers would provide insightful comments on the manuscript and make the following recommendations, (1) Accepted in its current form, (2) Minor revisions, (3) Significant revision, (4) Rejected completely.
  6. Before making a decision, the section editor would consider the reviewers' comments and recommendations as follows, (1) Completely rejected indicates that the manuscript has been rejected from consideration for publication, (2) Accepted as-is indicates that the manuscript has been accepted in its entirety without revision. (3) Minor revision indicates that the manuscript should be revised in response to the reviewer's minor comment, (4) Major revision indicates that the manuscript should be revised in response to the reviewer's major comment.
  7. If the section editor accepts the manuscript, it is sent to the copyeditor for copyediting and typesetting before being sent to the author for final review and layout.
  8. If the author(s) make a minor or major change to the manuscript, they should revise and resubmit it to the system. The section editor would then decide whether to accept it for the next step or subject it to the second round of revision.
  9. If the section editor rejects a manuscript, the author(s) will be notified that the manuscript was not accepted for publication. Additionally, this decision is accompanied by detailed comments.
  10. After the layout is complete. The acceptance letter would be sent to the author(s) along with the final version of the manuscript.


Publication Frequency

Jurnal ASPIKOM publishes twice a year (biannual) in January and JulyEvery edition contains 15 peer-reviewed research articles.


Open Access Policy

Journal ASPIKOM in principle provides direct access to the content of the research results freely available to support knowledge exchange globally.


Publication Ethic

Jurnal ASPIKOM is a peer-reviewed journal, published by the Asosiasi Pendidikan Tinggi Ilmu Komunikasi (ASPIKOM) since 2010 as a national journal that aims to develop the Communication Science by disseminating the results of research in various fields of Communication. It is available online as open access sources as well as in print. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor-in-chief, the Editorial Board, the reviewer, and the publisher.


This statement establishes the ethical standards for all parties involved in the publication of an article in this journal, including the Author, Editor, Journal Manager, Reviewer, and publisher. Before submitting or accepting to review a manuscript, this journal expects all parties to understand and adhere to this ethical policy. It takes a dim view of and will not tolerate copyright abuse or publishing malpractice. COPE's Core Practices serve as the foundation for this statement.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in  Jurnal ASPIKOM  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 methods. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the editor, the reviewer, the publisher, and the society. As the publisher of Jurnal ASPIKOM, the Publisher takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and it recognizes its ethical and other responsibilities. Asosiasi Pendidikan Tinggi Ilmu Komunikasi (ASPIKOM) is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.  

Publication decisions

The editor of the Asosiasi Pendidikan Tinggi Ilmu Komunikasi (ASPIKOM) 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 evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


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.


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.


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.

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 behavior 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 conflicts 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

Plagiarism is not tolerated at Jurnal ASPIKOM. The similarity index is calculated using the Turnitin plagiarism checker. The editor uses the result to determine whether or not there is a possibility of plagiarism – the similarity report is then sent to the author. The following are some of the Editorial Board's actions:

  1. A similarity index of greater than 30%: in this case, the article is rejected due to insufficient paraphrasing or citation, resulting in an outright rejection – NO RESUBMISSION IS ACCEPTED.
  2. A similarity index of between 10% and 40%: in this case, the publication is returned to the author for revision and enhancement. The author must provide accurate citations to comparable sources and proper paraphrasing for citations.
  3. A similarity index of less than 10%: in this case, acceptance or citation improvements may be necessary – all outsourced texts must be properly cited.

In the second and third cases, the author's article should be carefully revised (s). The author(s) are responsible for incorporating citations and paraphrasing into outsourced texts. When reviewing the submitted article, there should be a Turnitin report indicating that there is NO PLAGIARISM or less than 10% plagiarism.


Content Licensing

This work is licensed under a jurnalaspikom Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License


Article Processing Charges

This journal charges the following authors:

1. Published article: 2000000.00 (IDR) if this paper is accepted for publication in ASPIKOM Journal, then Editor will ask the author to pay the Fees to cover the cost of publication. The cost does not include shipping cost (shipping cost is adjusted to the policy of Post Office respectively).


Digital Archiving

This journal utilizes the Indonesia One Search (IOS), Worldcat, and Sinta2 Ristekdikti system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. And Open Journal Systems supports the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) system to ensure secure and permanent preservation of your journal.


The Originality of Journal Articles

Quotations must be identical to the original, using a narrow segment of the source. They must match the source document word for word and must be attributed to the original author. Paraphrasing involves putting a passage from source material into your own words.
A paraphrase must also be attributed to the original source. Paraphrased material is usually shorter than the original passage, taking a somewhat broader segment of the source and condensing it slightly.
Summarizing involves putting the main idea(s) into your own words, including only the main point(s). Once again, it is necessary to attribute summarized ideas to the original source. Summaries are significantly shorter than the original and take a broad overview of the source material.