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Author Guidelines


  1. Starting from Volume 4 Issue 2 (2020) publishing in English. The author is advised to follow the following structural standards: Introduction - Research Methods – Results -  Discussion and Analysis - Conclusions – Acknowledgement (Optional) – References
  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 5000 to 6000 words, (including title, abstract, keywords, bibliography, images and tables) or or a maximum of 15 pages (more than 15 pages will get an additional fee of Rp 100,000 per page).
  5. Manuscript is written in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) using: A4 paper (1 Column), Calibri, 12 pt, 1.5 spaced and Margin 3 cm
  6. Manuscripts can be sent by submitting in Nyimak homepage:
  7. All texts are studied anonymously by reviewers who are appointed by the editors according to their expertise.
  8. 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.
  9. Decision of publication or rejection will be informed via the author's email Address
  10. Author should read this Authors Guidelines carefully before submit the manuscripts.
  11. The manual instruction for Online Submission can be downloaded here


  1. Title
  2. Author & Institution
  3. Abstract & Keywords
  4. Introduction
  5. Research Method
  6. Research Finding & Discussion
  7. Conclusion
  8. Acknowledgement (Optional)
  9. References

1. Title. Title should be written specifically and effectively (8 - 12 words). Title must reflecting the research main problem.

2. 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



3. 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.

4. 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. 

5. Research 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) ….

6. Research Finding & 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)


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

8. Acknowledgement. Tells the technical matters that contributed to this research, both institutionally and individually

9. References. 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 30 to 50 most recent reference sources (in the last 5 to 10 years and references consist of 80% of journals and 20% non -journals). Reference format See Reference (APA Style). It is better to write a reference system in articles and in the reference section using reference management programs such as Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero, or  others.


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.


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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. The manuscript is free of plagiarism, has met the publication ethics, and fully written in English.
  4. The manuscript has fulfilled the standardized format of the journal.
  5. Copyright of the article shall be assigned to Nyimak: Journal of Communication. Communication Science Study Program, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Muhammadiyah Tangerang, Indonesia as the publisher of the journal.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. Please read the information about the blind review system carefully.
  8. Please read carefully the journal policy about Author Revision, APCs, and Withdrawal of Manuscripts in About the Journal session. The authors are considered to have agreed on the journal policies after submission
  9. Please ensure that you have entered all author information in the journal's metadata according to the number of authors and the author's background correctly and clearly. Inconsistency of author data with author guidelines will be immediately rejected.
  10. Articles that do not meet the author guidelines in any way will be rejected.

Copyright Notice

The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright of the article shall be assigned to Nyimak: Journal of Communication. Communication Science Study Program, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Muhammadiyah Tangerang, Indonesia as the publisher of the journal. Nyimak: Journal of Communication right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) the work for any purpose, even commercially with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in Nyimak: Journal of Communication. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission and Review Process: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication: 1350000.00 (IDR)

If the paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) to cover publications costs. This journal charges the article publication fee for supporting the cost of wide open access dissemination of research results, managing the various costs associated with handling and editing of the submitted manuscripts, and the Journal management and publications in general, the authors or the author's institution is requested to pay a publication fee for each article accepted. The fee covers:

1. The length of manuscript ranges from 5000 to 6000 words, (including title, abstract, keywords, bibliography, images and tables) or or a maximum of 15 pages (more than 15 pages will get an additional fee of Rp 100,000 per page).

2. DOI registration for each paper.

A waiver or partial waiver of author fees may be decided by the editor in case of lack of funding, excessive length of the submitted manuscript or other reasonable reasons provided by the author during the submission. The author should clearly declare that he asks for a comment in the comments to the Editor box during their submission. A waiver is most likely to be denied if it is not asked at this stage. The waiver will have no effect on the review result.