Author Guedelines


  1. Article must be research-based manuscript (either field research or literary study) 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. The length of manuscript ranges from 4000 to 6000 words, (including title, abstract, keywords, bibliography, images and tables).
  5. Manuscript is written in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) using:
    1. A4 paper (1 Column)
    2. Times New Roman, 12 pts
    3. 1.5 spaced
    4. Margin 3 cm
  6. Manuscripts can be sent by submitting in Nyimak homepage ( 
  7. For Author that will submit the new manuscript to our system, please remove the name of Author because our peer-review process is a double-blind review.
  8. Author should read Authors Guidelines carefully before submit manuscripts.


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

 1.      TITLE

Title should be written specifically and effectively (8 - 14 words). Title must reflecting research main problem.


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

Single Author

Ahmad Fadil

Program Studi Ilmu Komunikasi FISIP Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia

Jl. Surya Kencana No. 1 Pamulang, Kota Tangerang Selatan 15417



2, 3 or More Author

Annisa Mardhiyah1, Yasin Sudrajat Imran2

12Program Studi Ilmu Komunikasi Telkom University

Jl. Telekomunikasi Terusan Buah Batu Indonesia 40257, Bandung, Indonesia




Abstract is written in English and Indonesian (bilingual), contains 100-150 word and followed by 3-5 keywords. Abstract should contain:

1)      Background

2)      Purpose of The Study

3)      Method

4)      Result



Introduction should contains

1)      Background

2)      Purpose of The Study

3)      State of Arts

In this section, researchers can also explain supporting theories that are used in research by using subtitles

Citation using bodynotes; authors are not permitted to use footnotes. Citations refer to the American Psychological Association Sixth Edition (APA6th). It is recommended to use a reference manager such as Zotero or Mendeley.

5.      METHOD

This part contains a description on the research design. Method should contain:

1)      Research Design

2)      Data Source

3)      Data Collecting Technique

4)      Data Analysis Technique


This part contains the findings of 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.




Image 1. Suasana di Pelabuhan Kecil Makassar

Source: (If Any)


This section contains conclusions from the overall results of the study. This section is written without subtitles, numeric format or alphabetically (bullets and numbering).



This section contains practical or theoretic advice related to the results of research. This section is written without subtitles, numeric format or alphabetically (bullets and numbering).



Bibliography is compiled with APA style that is sorted alphabetically. This section only contains the sources used and quoted in the text, and all sources cited must be listed in the references and consist of at least 20 to 35 most recent reference sources (in the last 5 to 10 years and references consist of 80% of journals and 20% non -journals).. Reference writing techniques refer to the American Psychological Association Sixth Edition (APA6th).

Sample Quotation:


Book (Single Author)

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

Book (2-6 Author)

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

Book (Without Author)

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

Book (Different Edition)

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

Book (Written by Institution)

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

Book (Series)

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

Translated Book

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

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.

Journal Article (Single Author)

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

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. 

News Paper Article

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

News Paper Article (Without Author)

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

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. 


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

Website (Without Author)

Behaviour modivication. (2007). Diakses dari 

Personal Interview

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