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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), Seventh Edition. Please use Mendeley or Zotero reference management software, turn on “the American Psychological Association (APA), Seventh Edition.” For an explanation of the APA Citation Guide, see
  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 Cambria (12 pt) with 1.15 spacing in Microsoft Word format with a page size A4 ( 21 x 29.7 cm). The length of the article ranged 5000-7000 words, 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 17 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.
  • Author Identity. The author’s identity should be inputed in the OJS registration form. The author’s name writting without title, including affiliation or institution, email, and mobile number.
  • 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 (not exceed 200 words) and 5 keywords. Abstract presented briefly and clearly, it must contain five (5) elements, namely: (1) brief background (if any); (2) the purpose and/or scope of the research; (3) the method used; (4) summary of results/findings; and (5) conclusion/implication.
  • 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).
  • Introduction. The introduction begins briefly (maximum 1 paragraph) with the general background of the study. Then it must contain a State of The Art (a review of literature or previous studies briefly (1-2 paragraphs) with the aim of justifying/corroborating the statement of novelty or significance or scientific contribution or originality of the article, and there must be references to journal articles published in the last 10 years which strengthens the justification for the originality or contribution). Before writing the purpose of the study, there must be a clear and explicit Gap Analysis or statement of gaps (originality) or a statement of the contribution of novelty (novelty statement), or a unique difference between the research and previous studies, also in terms of the importance of the research being conducted; Then, the purpose of the research article is written in a straightforward and clear manner based on the knowledge gap. AVOID sentences like this (Based on this background, the purpose of this study....) (number of pages approximately 20%).
  • Method contains the identification of the variables, the research subjects, research instruments, and methods of research including used data collection techniques and analysis. Explain how the data was obtained, interviews, observations, documentation, or through the distribution of questionnaires/surveys, and so on.(the number of pages approximately 20%).
  • Result shows exposure data analysis, consisted of qualitative and quantitative descriptive analysis. The results should at least contain what/how elements, related to whether the data presented has been processed (not raw data), which is set forth in the form of tables or pictures or other forms such as in-depth interview transcript, and is accompanied by easy-to-understand explanations. Write down the findings or findings, but do not include the discussion here (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. The discussion section should at least contain (1) the why element, to see the relationship between the results obtained and the basic concepts and/or hypotheses. The discussion made must be supported by real and clear facts; and (2) what else element, related to whether there is conformity or contradiction with the results of other people's researchc(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. Referral sources are published literature in the last 10 years (especially of the journal) and the number of referrals is not less than 15 referrals. 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.

The Example of Compiling a Bibliography


Holmes, D. (2005). Communication theory: Media, technology, society. London: Sage Publications.

Mulyana, D. (2004). Komunikasi efektif. Bandung : Remaja Rosdakarya.


Al-Rawi, A. (2016). Facebook as a virtual mosque: The online protest against the innocence of muslims. Culture and Religion, 17(1), 19–34.

Kgatle, M. S. (2018). Social media and religion: Missiological perspective on the link between Facebook and the emergence of prophetic churches in Southern Africa. Verbum et Ecclesia, 39(1).

Newspaper Article

Carey, B. (2019, March 22). Can we get better at forgetting? The New York Times.

Magazine Article

Schulman, M. (2019, September 9). Superfans: A love story. The New Yorker

Web Page on News Website

Toner, K. (2020, September 24). When Covid-19 hit, he turned his newspaper route into a lifeline for senior citizens. CNN.


Please use the article template. Click the following link. 


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.

assignment Copyright Notice


The copyright of the received article shall be assigned to the journal as the publisher of the journal. The intended copyright includes the right to publish the article in various forms (including reprints). The journal maintains the publishing rights to the published articles. Therefore, the author must submit a statement of the Copyright Transfer Agreement.*)


Creative Commons License

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In line with the license, authors and third parties (readers, researchers, and others) are allowed to share and adapt the material only for non-commercial purposes. In addition, the material must be given appropriate credit, provided with a link to the license, and indicated if changes were made. If authors and third parties (readers, researchers, and others) remix, transform or build upon the material, they must distribute their contributions under the same license as the original.

*) Authors whose articles are accepted for publication will receive confirmation via email to send a Copyright Transfer Agreement.


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The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


monetization_on Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)

Islamic Communication Journal does not charges any submission or publication fees. No fees incurred for article processing: submission, neither reviewing the articles. Under the aforementioned condition, we are waiving in full for authors that need to this journal. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.

We do not charge submission fees, review process fees or publishing fees (free of charge)

Islamic Communication Journal
Published by the Department of Islamic Communication and Broadcasting
Faculty of Da'wa and Communication UIN Walisongo Semarang
Jl Prof. Dr. Hamka Kampus III Ngaliyan Semarang 50185
Phone: +62 858-6727-8693 (Admin ICJ)

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

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License