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Author Guidelines


  1. Articles written for the Jurnal Wacana are the results of research in the field of communication.
  2. The title of the article contains not more than 14 words in Indonesian, or not more than 10 words in English. The title is written centered,14 pts font size
  3. The name of the author is registered without an academic degree, followed by the name and address of the affiliations, below the article title. For texts written in teams, the editor will only contact the main author, or the author whose name is registered in the first place. The main author must specify your email address.
  4. Abstract and keywords are written in two languages (Indonesian and English). The length of each abstract 110-150 words, followed by 3-5 keywords. Abstract contains the problems, objectives, methods, concepts, and results of research.
  5. Articles are the results of research, consisting of 4,000-5,000 words (Introduction, Literature and Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, and References). 
  6. The Introduction, contains research background, research context, literature review results and research objectives. Research problems contain interesting things (controversial, unresolved, and new developments) and brief formulations of the subject matter to be discussed. This sections present an integrated way of writing, with a length of 15-20% of the total length of the article.
  7. In The Literature and Methodology sections, contains concepts or theories about the research, paradigm, research methods, data collection techniques, and data analysis techniques of the research, with a length of 10-15% of the total length of the article.
  8. In the Results and Discussion section, show the results of the exposure analysis related to the research questions. The discussion shows the meaning of the results and comparisons with the theories and/or results of similar studies. . Also, this section contains the writer analytical thinking, argumentative, logical, and/or critical. This section are 40-60% of the total length of the article.
  9. Conclusion Section, contains a summary of the results of research that answers research questions, and describes the essence of the results of research and discussions. Conclusions are presented in paragraph form. Long exposures conclude 5-10% of the length of the article.
  10. Tables and Figures descriptions are reviewed in more depth, but are not repeated in the text. The contents of the tables/figures are clear and informative. The reference in the table uses the number above table and the  title with center text, and the source is placed below the table with center text. Reference of the figures, put number below the image, with the title and source of the image, center text
  11. Language. Articles are written in Indonesian or in good English, where all foreign words are italicized. Articles are presented in essay format and without numbering. Articles have no typos in spelling, standard terms, and standard sentences. Each paragraph contains at least 2 sentences, in which one paragraph contains one point
  12. The References List contains only the sources referenced in the article, and all sources referenced in the article must be listed in the reference list. The source of reference is at least 80% in the form of literature published 10 years. References used are the main sources in the form of publicized research articles in research journals or reports (including theses, dissertations). Articles published in the Journal of Communication Sciences are recommended for use as references.
  13. Citations use the enclosed reference technique (last name, year). The inclusion of sources in a direct quote must be accompanied by information about the place of origin of the page number. example (Aldo, 2018: 45).
  14. References are compiled using the 6th edition of APA Style, in alphabetical and chronological order, as the following example:


Littlejohn, S.W. 1992. Theories of Human Communication (4th ed). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company.
Suryadinata, Leo., Nurvidya Evi Arifin, & Aris Ananta. 2003. Indonesia’s Population: Ethnicity and Religion in a Changing Political Landscape. Singapore: ISEAS.
Indrajit, Richardus Eko dkk. 2002. E-Government Strategi Pembangunan dan Pengembangan Sistem Pelayanan Publik Berbasis Teknologi Digital. Yogyakarta: Andi.


McRobbie, A. 1998. British Fashion Design: Rag Rade or Image Industry? London: Routledge. Available from <>

Pages in the book collection of articles:

Darmawan, Joseph J. 2007. Reviewing Birthday Necessity Of News (television). In Papilon H. Manurutng (ed), Communication and Power (pp. 60-95). Yogyakarta: FSK.

Journal article:

Hermawan, H. 2017. Sikap Konsumen terhadap Belanja Online. Wacana Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Komunikasi, Vol. 16, No. 1, (hal: 136-147).

Conference Papers:

Damayanti, N. 2016. Gender Analysis of the Indonesian Public Relations. Proceeding International Conference on Communication Industry and Community. Bali.

Articles in the Internet:

Massy, WF & Robert, Z. 1996. Using Information Technology to Enhance Academic Productivity. By (

Newspaper article:

Ispandriarno, L. (2008, May 12). Green Bus Monitor. Koran Tempo, p. 4. Post / news in the newspaper without the author: Monitor bus. (2008, May 12). Koran Tempo, p. 4.

The official document:

Guidance and Development Center for Languages. 1978. Research Report Writing Guide. Jakarta: Department of Education. Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 2 On the National Education System. (1990). Jakarta: PT Armas Duta Jaya.

Theses, Dissertations, Research Report:

Damayanti, N. 2012. Public Relation Politik Di Media Massa Televisi Dalam Debat Politik Pada Pilpres 2009: Studi Kasus Pada Tim Sukses Kandidat Capres-Cawapres Megawati Prabowo. (Disertasi Tidak dipublikasi). Pascasarjana Program Doktor Ilmu Politik UNPAD, Bandung, Indonesia.


Arstechnica: The art of technology. 2008. Available from: Blog: Jaquenod, G. (2008, December 1). Birdie's Etsy Flights. [Web log post] Film or Video: Deeley, M. & York, B. (Producers), and Scott, R. (Director). (1984). Bladerunner [Motion picture]. United States: Warner Brothers.


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 articles submission to Wacana 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. Literature and methodology is the exposure to the result of data analysis and result of analysis. The conclusion are made clearly, completely and not numbered.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5.  The text adheres to the stylistic wacana and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.


Copyright Notice

Wacana: Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Komunikasi  is an academic journal. As such, it is dedicated to the open exchange of information. For this reason,  Wacana  is freely available to individuals and institutions. Authors who publish in Wacana: Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Komunikasi  will release their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (BY) License. This license allows anyone to copy and redistribute the article in any medium or format as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially as long as they credit the authors for the original creation. For details of the rights authors grants users of their work, see the "human-readable summary" of the license, with a link to the full license. (Note that "you" refers to a user, not an author, in the summary)