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Author Guidelines


  1. The article must be research-based manuscript or conceptual ideas in the field of communication studies.
  2. Manuscript has never been published, or in the process of publishing, in journal or any other publications.
  3. Manuscript is original, not a result of plagiarism, and has novelty.
  4. We give priority to author who citing manuscript that has been published by Journal of Communication (Nyimak)
  5. The length of manuscript ranges from 5000 to 8000 words, (including title, abstract, keywords, bibliography, images and tables).
  6. Manuscript is written in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) using:
    1. A4 paper
    2. Times New Roman, 12 pts
    3. 1.5 spaced
    4. Margin 3 cm
  7. Manuscripts  can be sent by submitting in Nyimak homepage ( 
  8. Author should read these Authors Guidelines carefully before submit the manuscripts.
  9. Authors can use the Checklist of Articles (before submission) that can be downloaded HERE


  1. Title
  2. Author & Institution
  3. Abstract & Keywords
  4. Introduction
  5. Theoretical Review
  6. Method
  7. Discussion
  8. Conclusion
  9. References

Title. Title should be written specifically and effectively (10 - 16 words). Title must reflecting the research main problem.

Author & Institution. Author’s name should be written in the full name without academic title, completed with institutional affiliation and corresponding address (e-mail address). Example:

Single Author

Ahmad Fadli

Program Studi Ilmu Komunikasi FISIP Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia


2-3 Author

Yasin Chumaedi

Fakultas Ilmu Komunikasi Universitas Budi Luhur, Indonesia


Ahmad Sumargana

Program Studi Ilmu Komunikasi Universitas Lampung, Indonesia


Abstract & Keywords. Abstract of the article is written in English and Indonesian (bilingual) and contains 200-250 word, followed by 3-5 keywords. Abstract should contain: (1) background; (2) aim; (3) method; (4) result; (5) conclusion.

Introduction. Introduction part for research-based manuscript should contains: (1) Background; (2) literature reviews; (3) research question(s); and (4) the aim(s) of the research.

Literature Review. This part contains supporting theories used in the study. Author can use subheads in this section as long as necessary.

Method. This part contains a description on the research design. Method should contain: (1) research design; (2) data source; (3) data collecting technique; and (4) data analysis. In this section, author must avoid the use of dot points, alphabetical order, or numbering. The writing should be written as follows: (1) .…; (2) .…; (3) ….

Discussion. This part contains the findings of the research and should be written systematically. The data or information that presented only related to the purpose of research. Author can use subheads in this section as long as necessary. Author also should avoid the use of footnotes. Number and the title of the table must be place on the top-centre of the table, with the information of source (if any) on the left-below the table. Every table should be made without horizontal line. Number and title of the picture must be on the center-below the picture.

Table 1. Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet

Source: (If Any)



Image 1. Suasana di Pelabuhan Kecil Makassar

Source: (If Any)

Conclusion. Written in 1-2 paragraph without the use of dot points, alphabetical order, or numbering.

References. Bibliography is compiled with APA style that is sorted alphabetically. This part only contain the sources that are used and cited in the manuscript, and all the cited sources must be listed in references. See References (APA Style).


Referencing and citation uses parenthesis referral style (last name, year). Example: (Mcguire, 2006). The use of reference series is written separated by a semicolon (;) and arranged alphabetically. Example: (Jeong, 2007; Stoker, 1998; Thomson, et al., 2007).


1. Book (Single Author)

Mufid, Muhamad. (2010). Etika dan Filsafat Komunikasi. Jakarta: Kencana.

2. Book (2-6 Author)

Wimmer, Roger D. & Dominick, Joseph R. (2010). Mass Media Research: An Introduction (9th Edition). California: Wadsworth Publishing.

3.Book (Without Author)

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (10th Edition). (1993). Springfield: Merriam-Webster.

4. Book (Different Edition)

Mitchell, Terence R. & Larson, James R. (1987). People in Organizations: Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (3rd Edition). New York: McGraw-Hill.

5. Book (Written by Institution)

American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th Edition). Washington, DC: Author.

6. Book (Series)

Koch, S. (Eds.). (1959-1963). Psychology: A study of Science (Vols. 1-6). New York: McGraw-Hill.

7. Translated Book

Kotler, Philip. (1997). Manajemen Pemasaran: Analisis, Perencanaan, Imple-mentasi (Penerjemah Hendra Teguh & Ronny Antonious). Jakarta: Prenha-llindo.

8. Article or Chapter in Edited Book

Hatta, Mohamad. (1983). Tanggungjawab Moral Kaum Intelegensia. Dalam Aswab Mahasin dan Ismed Natsir (Eds.). Cendekiawan dan Politik (pp. 1-24). Jakarta: Penerbit LP3ES.

9. Journal Article (Single Author)

Mellers. (2000). Choice and The Relative Pleasure of Consequences. Psych-ological Bulletin, 50 (2), 49-52.

10. Journal Article (2 Author)

Schafer, J.L. & Kang, J. (2008). Average Causal Effect from Nonrandomized Studies: A Practical Guide and Simulated Example. Psychological Methods, 13, 379-313.

11. News Paper Article

Sumarya, Ahmad. (28 Januari 2012). Wawasan Politika Kebangsaan. Harian Kompas, h. 19.

12. News Paper Article (Without Author)

Wawasan Etika Komunikasi, (5 Mei 2009). Harian Republika, h. 10.

13. Papers, Conferences, and Others

Crespo, C.J. (Maret 1998). Update National Data on Asthma. Paper presen-ted at the meeting of National Asthma Education & Prevention Program, Leesburg, VA.

14. Website

Atherton, J. (2005). Behaviour Modivication. Diakses dari

15. Website (Without Author)

Behaviour modivication. (2007). Diakses dari

16. Personal Interview

White, Donna. (25 Desember 1992,). Wawancara pribadi.



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