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Author Guidelines

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  1. Articles are unpublished results of research or literature review in the field of communication science
  2. Articles are written in Indonesian or English with the abstract written both in Indonesian and English. We suggest that abstract be translated by a professional translator. We recomendthe TRANSLATION SERVICE by AcehLC for your abstract since they have qualified translators graduated from the School of Transatio, UNSW, Australia.
  3. Articles in Indonesian should follow Pedoman Umum Ejaaan Bahasa Indonesia (PUEBI), while English manuscripts should not contain any grammar mistakes. We highly recommend using English professional proofreader.
  4. Articles are written in A4 paper format with left, right, top, and under 3 cm margins. The font is Times New Roman 12 pt, 1.5 spaces. Starting from Vol. 2 Edition 2, the submission should be between 4,000-6,000 words (including references, tables, and pictures). Details can be seen in the journal template.
  5. Starting from Vol. 2 Edition 2, all articles must have an abstract between 150 and 250 words in length, followed by three to five relevant keywords.
  6. Articles are arranged systematically: Pendahuluan, Metode Penelitian, Hasil dan Pembahasan, Penutup, dan Daftar Pustaka (For Indonesian Articles) and Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, and References (For English Articles).
  7. Articles are sent as electronic files (doc or docx format) through the OJS. The deadlines for submitting articles are March and September every year.
  8. Articles must have at least 15 references (excluding internet sources).
  9. Starting from Vol. 2 Edition 2 the references section follows the APA referencing style 6th edition format. Only references cited in the manuscripts are listed in the reference section. 

The following is an example of writing a bibliography in the APA 6th edition format.


Hadiwinata, B. S. (2010). Transformasi Gerakan Aceh Merdeka. Jakarta: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Campbell, A., Converse, E., Miller, E. & Stokes, E. (1960). The American Voters. USA: John Wiley dan Sons.

Book Chapter

Gamson, W. A., & Lasch, K. E. (1983). The Political Culture of Social Welfare Policy. Dalam S.  E. Spiro & E. Yuchtman-Yaar (eds). Evaluating the Welfare State: Social and Political Perspectives. New York: Academic Press.


Azoulay, A., & Kapferer, J.-N. (2003). Do Brand Personality Scales Really Measure Brand Personality? Journal of Brand Management, 11(2), 143-155.


A day of devotional frenzy (22 September 1995). HindustanTimes, p. 1.

Yeo, G. (10 Mei 1999). Rail network to cover all of S'pore. The Straits Times, p. 1.


Ardiansyah. (2015). Pelembagaan Partai Aceh (Partai Lokal Eks Kombatan GAM): Kegagalan Partai Aceh Mempertahankan Keutuhan Internal (Thesis, Universitas Gadjah Mada).


Garcia-Luengo, O. (27 Mei 2004). Videomalaise or Virtuous Circle? Media Exposure and Political Engagement in Spain.  Presented at annual meeting of the International Communication Association, New Orleans Sheraton, New Orleans, LA. 


Fadhil, R. (19 Juli 2016). Gam Lawan GAM ‘Keusoe Lheuh’? Retrieved October 1, 2016 from

Kanal Aceh. (3 Maret 2016). Melawan Jakarta di Pilkada Aceh 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2016 from


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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  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial- ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)
  2. Authors retain the copyright to their work. Users may read, copy and distribute the work in any form, provided the authors and the journal are appropriately credited or cited. Authors are permitted to also store the published article at other website/database systems. 
  3. Authors are permitted to distribute the published article to colleagues, post it to open websites - non-commercial, reuse of portions or extracts from the articles in other works. However, authors are not allowed to send their manuscript to other scientific journals once it has been decided to be reviewed by reviewers at Vocatech (Vocational Education and Technology Journal).


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