Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

MEDKOM, Journal of Media and Communication is a scientific journal published by Department of Communication Airlangga University. MEDKOM Journal is an interdisciplinary journal that, while centered in communication, is open and welcoming to contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that meet at the crossroads that is communication study. MEDKOM journal publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical models, case studies, and empirical research.


Jurnal Media dan Komunikasi aims to support and encourage any research research in communication studies. Topics addressed within the journal include but not limited to:


  • Political communication. Any research related to political-related communication such as political campaign, media effect, campaign ethics, etc.
  • Cross-cultural communication. Any research related to the process of communication between people with different culture (for instance race, ethnic, or socio-economic)
  • Marketing and public relations. Discusses various topics within business, marketing, advertisement, PR, and other communication strategies implemented in contemporary business landscape.
  • Audio-visual culture. Discusses any aspects of modern, ever-changing media. From music, television, video game, to internet.
  • Health communication. Discusses communication strategy to distribute health information within community or society.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Every article that goes to the chief editorial will be send to section editor through Initial Review processes. Then, the articles will be sent to the peer reviewers to get Double-Blind Peer Review Process. Then, the articles will be returned to the authors to revise. These processes take 2 months for a maximum time. In the each manuscript, peer reviewer will be rated from the substantial and technical aspects. The peer reviews have expertise in media and analysis text, political communication, health communication, social communication, education communication, organizational communication, and intercultural communication. They were also experienced in the prestigious journal management and publication that was spread around the national and abroad.


Publication Frequency

This journal will be published twice a year every May and November.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



To avoid plagiarism, all submissions are screened using Turnitin before undergo the review processes. Plagiarism-free  works should match these requirements:

1. Writing that quoting writings of others (by quoting indirectly) that has been well paraphrased, by making one’s own words, instead of performing copy and paste or typing the source word-by-word, and write down the reading sources according to the rules of scientific writing.

2.  Writing with the direct quotation, by quoting the same words as the original copies should apply quotation marks (for writing that less than 40 words), or if the quote consists of over than 40 words, the paragraphs should be notched and apply different font size.

3. Mentioning the source other people's ideas that are being used, whether from published or unpublished writing, both oral or written source, in any form of media



Jurnal Media dan Komunikasi (MEDKOM) applies Publication Charge Free. The charge includes peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full-text versions of the article will be covered by Universitas Airlangga.  There is no charge for submitting the article as well.