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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Authors should submit only papers that have been carefully proofread and polished. Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that they are original or extended version of previously published papers in conferences and/or journals and that, if the work received an official sponsorship, it has been duly released for open publication. Before submission please make sure that your paper is prepared using the Journal of Communication Sciences (JCoS) manuscript template. The authors must refer to Journal of Communication Sciences (JCoS) manuscript template (please download and use as template for initial manuscript submission). This will ensure fast processing and publication. Any papers not fulfilling the requirements based on the guideline to authors will not be processed.

The minimum standard requirements of Journal of Communication Sciences (JCoS) must be

1. Written in Indonesia or English.
2. The length of an article should be 5000-7000 words including bibliography. It should be sent in an editable version as a Microsoft Word (.Doc or .Docx) and use standard typography (refer to manuscript template).
3. Recommended to use a tool such as Mendeley, Zotero, or EndNote for reference management and formatting, and choose APA style 6th edition.
4. Make sure that your paper is prepared using the Journal of Communication Sciences (JCoS) manuscript template.

The manuscript must be prepared and suggested present following the structure:

1. Title. The title of the paper is no longer than 10 words, without Acronym or abbreviation.
2. The abstract should be a concise paragraph with no more than 150 words; no citation; State in the abstract a primary objective, research design, methodology, main outcomes and results, and conclusions.
3. Section structure. Authors are suggested to present their articles in the section structure: Introduction - Method - Results and Discussion – Conclusion
4. References. Expect a minimum of 25 references primarily with 70% from journals and 10%, 25% from textbooks/e-books, and 5% from secondary data.



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