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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 Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.15 spaced; uses a 11-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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Authors should submit their papers via e-Journal Pekommas and not by email. For information/notification, revisions, acceptance, or rejection of the manuscript, the editor will notify the author following the registered email. Furthermore, the improvement of the manuscript of the editorial and reviewers must be submitted by the author to the editor via the e-Journal Pekommas and not by email.

Instructions to Authors for submission online:

  1. Authors are required to register (create an account) in eJournal Pekommas. 
  2. Log in with the username and password.
  3. The author can start a new submission through 5-step stages: (1) Start the submission of the manuscript; (2) Upload the manuscript; (3) Completion of metadata; (4) Upload any additional files (We require Ethical Clearance upload at this stage; (5) Confirm.

If the manuscript submitted may be published in the Journal Pekommas, the writer needs to follow the instructions below:


Scientific writing that will be published in the Jurnal Pekommas must meet the minimum standards for writing scientific papers; the following should be considered:

a. Scope of scientific work/manuscripts
Scientific works/manuscripts that can be published in the Jurnal Pekommas are the results of research and scientific studies in communication, informatics, and mass media. The results of research in the form of system design must have been tested by the user so that it discusses the benefits of the system being designed.

b. Actual
The actuality of writing is a top priority. Priorities can be linked to the actual momentum/current issues that are happening and developing in the community. Therefore, writing something that is outdated or doesn't get enough attention from the public is avoided.

c. Straightforward language
In writing, please avoid using less understood language because it will make the delivery of ideas less catchy. The choice of words and sentences needs to be considered carefully. Do not write words with multiple meanings because it will confuse the readers, use inappropriate language, and result in the reader failing to transform ideas/thoughts.

d. Writing contains something innovative and new
The novelty in writing can be seen from a certain point of view that has never been written by other parties, as well as the development of a method/theory/concept, and efforts must be made to ensure that the data used is accurate and up to date. Therefore it is necessary to pay attention to the actual issues that are happening in the community.

e. Original ideas/thoughts
Ideas/opinions are original/original works. This is to avoid accusations of plagiarism (plagiarism).


Manuscripts should be written in Indonesia and submitted online via the journal website. Online submission will be charged at no cost. The manuscript should not exceed 14 pages, including embedded figures and tables, without any appendix, and the file should be in Microsoft Office (*.doc /*.docx) format. It should be prepared on A4 paper.

1) Title
The title is typed in bold capital letters on the first page, a maximum of 12 (twelve) words. The title must reflect the content of the writing. The title is written in bilingual both Indonesian and English;

2) Author's name and address
The author's full name should be typed under the title, along with the complete address. If the address is more than one, it is marked with a superscript number followed by the author's current address. If the author is more than one person, the conjunction is used with a "comma";

3) Abstract
Abstracts are written in 100-200 words in English and Indonesian. Abstract written in italics (italic) for English within one space;

4) Keywords
Keywords are written in bilingual 3-5 words, both Indonesian and English;

5) Introduction
Includes background, problem formulation, and research objectives. In addition, the author can review some of the relevant previous research to develop research hypotheses or propositions and research models (if deemed necessary); The literature review includes a theoretical review, and the results of previous research are not written as a separate part.

6) Research methodology
Contains the design/model, measurement and operational definition of variables, samples and data, place and time, data collection techniques, and data analysis techniques/methods;

7) Results and discussion
Contains research analysis and the latest findings found in research;

8) Conclusion
It contains a summary of the research results and the author's recommendations regarding the development of science, technology, and innovation in the fields of communication, informatics, and mass media;

9) Acknowledgments
I am related to funders, mentors, and personnel directly related to research.

10) Bibliography/references
The bibliography must be cited in the text using the APA-style format (see http://www.apastyle.org/). Therefore, writing references using in-text citation and footnotes are not permitted.

11) Presentation of Tables and Figures
All tables must be numbered in order of presentation (Table 1, etc.). The table title is written above the table with the left aligned position, Times New Roman, 10pt. Tables are served without vertical lines. As with the table, the pictures must also be numbered in the order of presentation (Figure 1, etc.). The image title is written below the image with the center alignment if the image name consists of only one line and left-aligned if it consists of two or more lines; the font type is Times New Roman, 10pt.

Jurnal Pekommas editorial provides a template to make it easier to adjust the style of the journal, which can be downloaded from the website of Jurnal Pekommas.