Focus and Scope

Jurnal PIKOM aims to provide a platform for researchers, academicians, and practitioners to publish and disseminate the research results in order to develop science and technology.

 The scope of this journal is :

  1. Communication : including mass communication, development communication, social communication, political communication, and public opinion.
  2. Media : including mass media (printed media and electronic media), traditional media, and new media.

Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Jurnal PIKOM uses an online submission and review system. The submission and peer review of every article must be managed using this system and based on following Peer Review Process.

  1. Every Submitted manuscript will go thorugh double blind review process.
  2. The Editorial Board is responsible for selection of papers and selection of reviewers.
  3. Each article will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.
  4. Editor will send the final decision regarding the submission to the corresponding author based on reviewer’s recommendation.
  5. Reviewing process will consider novelty, objectivity, method, scientific impact, conclusion, and references.

Publication Frequency

PIKOM Journal is published online twice a year on June and December. Each issue contains five articles.


Open Access Policy

Jurnal PIKOM provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public to support a greater global exchange of knowledge. Public allowed to Share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and Adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) this journal article content.

Jurnal PIKOM is licensed under Creative Commons-Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0. International License 

Public allowed to Share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and Adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) this journal article content.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
  • No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

Plagiarism Screening Policy

  1. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works. If the author(s) use other's works and/or words then they must be cited or quoted appropriately.
  2. All received manuscripts will go through plagiarism screening process by the editorial board. JPKP Editors use  Grammarly Plagiarism checker for submission in English and Plagiarisma  for submission in Bahasa Indonesia.


Journal Charges

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission Charges: 0.00 (IDR)
Article Processing Charges: 0.00 (IDR)
Article Publication Charges: 0.00 (IDR)

Every article submitted to Jurnal PIKOM will not have any 'Article Processing Charges'. This includes submitting, peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full text versions of the articles.

Jurnal PIKOM have no Waiver Policy.


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Author (s) hold copyrights and retain copyrights of articles if the article is accepted for publishing.
  2. Author grant the journal, right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  4. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.
  5. The article and any associated published material is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Public allowed to Share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and Adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) this journal article content.



Balai Besar Pengembangan SDM dan Penelitian Kominfo Medan

Institution: Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of Republic of Indonesia



Jurnal PIKOM (Penelitian Komunikasi dan Pembangunan)