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Islamic Communication Journal has a scope of studies and research on the science of communication, media (old and new media), issues of da’wa (contemporary or conventional da'wa). Incoming articles can be either research or conceptual results of classical or current scholarship. The journal is published by the Department of Communication and Islamic Broadcasting Faculty of Da'wa and Communication UIN Walisongo Semarang.

Editors invite experts, practitioners, and enthusiasts in Islamic communication and da’wa sciences to write a research article in this journal. Articles should be original, research-based, unpublished, and not under review for possible publication in other journals. All submitted papers are subject to review of the editors, editorial board, and blind reviewers. Submissions that violate our guidelines on formatting or length will be rejected without review.


Online Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts must be sent online to the online portal of Islamic Communication Journal on page

Steps for Submitting Manuscripts:

  1. In the Start section, check all checklists, then click save & continue.
  2. In the Upload Submission section, please upload the article manuscript file in MS Word in this section. After that, click save & continue.
  3. In the Enter Metadata section, enter the data of all authors and affiliates. If the author is more than one person, please click "add author," then fill in the author's data like the first author, and so on. Next, fill in the title, abstract, keywords, research methods, and bibliography in each of the available columns.
  4. In the Upload Supplementary Files section, it is permissible to upload supporting files or cover letters or other documents.
  5. In the Confirmation section, please click "Finish Submission" if all data is correct.

General Instructions

  1. Articles are formatted according to the writing pattern of the scientific journal. Writing articles follow the rules set out in Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Sixth Edition. Please use Mendeley or Zotero reference management software, turn on “the American Psychological Association (APA), Sixth Edition.” For an explanation of the APA Citation Guide, see or
  2. The article is an original work (no plagiarism) and has never been published in a journal printed/online.
  3. During the review and editing process, or after the article is published, it may not be registered in another journal.
  4. Sent articles to editors via submission Open Journal Systems (OJS) on
  5. Articles typed in Times New Roman (12 pt) with 1.5 spacing in Microsoft Word format with a page size A4 (210 x 297 mm). The length of the article ranged 5000 words or about 17-20 pages, including pictures, graphs, and tables (if any).
  6. The article is written in Indonesian or English using grammatical rules. In general, the English article is in the past tense.

Particular Instructions

  1. The article is the result of empirical research in Islamic communication.
  2. Because of the "Blind Review" system, the author hoped not to include the name, the name, and address of the institution and email address in the cover of the article. The author's name, the name of the institution, as well as the email address listed at the time of registration on the OJS author. To facilitate communication should include an active mobile number.
  3. The content and systematics of articles written using the format presented in a narrative essay in the form of a paragraph, without numbering in front subtitles, and should include these components:
  • Title, provided that: a) the title is the formulation of a brief discussion of content, compact, and clear. May use the title of creative and attract readers (maximum 14 words). b) the title is written in English and Indonesian. c) the title is typed in bold, use capital letters for each beginning of a word, except for conjunctions and prepositions.
  • Abstract written in English and Indonesian. Abstract is the essence of the subject of the whole article. Abstract written in one paragraph within one space (between 200-250 words) and 5 key words. Abstract presented briefly and clearly, it must contain four (4) elements, namely: reasons for the selection of topics or the importance of the research topic, the aims of the research, research methods, and finding of the results.
  • Keywords contain basic words in the study, can be drawn from the research variables, characteristics of the subjects, and the theory of the referenced (minimum three words or combinations of words, written in alphabetical order).
  • Introduction contains the background of the problems, objectives, and benefits of the research, the literature review, and concludes with the hypothesis (number of pages approximately 20%).
  • Method contains the identification of the variables, the research subjects, research instruments, and methods of research including used data analysis techniques (the number of pages approximately 20%). (This section is only for field research, not for conceptual/library studies).
  • Result shows exposure data analysis, consisted of qualitative and quantitative descriptive analysis (using statistics if the method is quantitative), comprehensive analytical answers to research problems, and test results of the assumptions and results of hypothesis testing are presented sequentially or integrated (if any) (number of pages approximately 20%).
  • Discussion contains an explanation of the results of research associated with the results of previous studies, critically analyzed and linked to relevant recent literature (page number approximately 30-40%).
  • Conclusions and suggestions answers from the research objectives written concise, clear, and compact based on the results of research and discussion (approximately 1 page).
  • Bibliography contains reference sources written alphabetically and chronologically. Referral sources are published literature in the last 10 years (especially of the journal). Referral preferred are the primary sources in the form of books, reports (including dissertation), or research articles in scientific journals and magazines. It is suggested to use Mendeley or Zotero as a reference manager at styling the citations and the bibliography.
  • Biodata contains a brief description of self, education, and affiliation of the authors.
  • Acknowledgment (if any).

The Example of Compiling a Bibliography

1.      Example of journal articles without a Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Mowlana, Hamid. (1979). ‘Technology versus Tradition: Communication in the Iranian revolution,’ Journal of Communication, 29(3): 107-12.

Baloach, A.G., Saifee, A.R., Khalid, I., & Gull, I. (2012). The teaching of the Holy Prophet to promote peace and tolerance in Islamic social culture. European Journal of Social Sciences, 31(1), 36-41.

 2.      Example of a journal article using  Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Kim, J. N., & Grunig, J. E. (2011). Problem-solving and communicative action: A situational theory of problem solving. Journal of Communication, 61(1), 120-149. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-2466.2010.01529.x.

 3.      Examples of reference from magazines

Chamberlin, J., Novotney, A., Packard, E., & Price, M. (2008, May). Enhancing worker well-being: Occupational health psychologists convene to share their research on work, stress, and health. Monitor on Psychology, 39(5). 26-29. 

 4.      Example of reference from an online magazine

Clay, R. (2008, June). Science vs. ideology: Psychologists fight back about the misuse of research. Monitor on Psychology, 39(6). Retrieved from on 10 August 2012.

 5.      Example of reference from newspapers without authors

Six sites meet for a comprehensive anti-gang initiative conference. (2006, November/December). OJJDP News @ a Glance. Downloaded from Dated 10 August 2012.

 6.      Example of reference from abstracts (printed edition)

Woolf, N. J., Young, S. L., Fanselow, M. S., & Butcher, L. L. (1991). MAP-2 expression in choliboceptive pyramidal cells of rodent cortex and hippocampus is altered by Pavlovian conditioning [Abstract]. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 17480.

 7.      Example of reference from online abstract

Lassen, S. R., Steele, M. M., & Sailor, W. (2006). The relationship of school-wide positive behavior support to academic achievement in an urban middle school [Abstract]. Psychology in the Schools, 43, 701-702. Downloaded from:


 8.      Example of citation from unpublished thesis or dissertation

Bukhori, B. (2013). Model toleransi mahasiswa muslim terhadap umat Kristiani. (Disertasi tidak dipublikasikan). Fakultas Psikologi Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta.

 9.      Example of citation from book

Downing, J. (1996). Internationalizing media theory. London: Sag.

Holmes, David. (2005). Communication theory: media, technology, and society. London: 


10.  Example of citations from two books by the same author in the same year

Poster, M. (2000a). The second media age, Cambridge: Polity.

Poster, M. (2000b). What’s the matter with the internet? Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

11.  Example of citation from a book with editor

Haybron, D. M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjective well-being. In M. Eid & R. J. Larsen (Eds.), The science of subjective well-being (pp. 17-43). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

12.  Example of citation from the published electronic book

Shotton, M. A. (1989). Computer addiction? A study of computer dependency [DX Reader version]. Downloaded from:

13.  Example of citation from electronic book unpublished

O'keefe, E. (n.d.). Egoism & the crisis in Western values. Downloaded from:

14.   Example of citation from unpublished university manuscript

Blackwell, E., & Conrod, P. J. (2003). A five-dimensional measure of drinking motives (Unpublished manuscript). Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.




American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).            London,  England: Author.



message 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. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  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 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.

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Islamic Communication Journal
Published by by the Department of Communication and Islamic Broadcasting
Faculty of Da'wa and Communication UIN Walisongo Semarang
Jl Prof. Dr. Hamka Kampus III Ngaliyan Semarang 50185
Phone: +62 811-2756-055 (Amelia Rahmi)

ISSN: 2541-5182 (Print)
ISSN: 2615-3580 (Online)

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