Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Scope of the Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi UHO : Penelitian Kajian Ilmu Komunikasi dan Informasi covers communication management, mass media (TV, Radio, Newspapers), public relations, marketing communications, political communication, organizational communication, cultural communication, online media and popular culture. Also focus on studies of information and libraries including information literacy, information technology, digital library, librarian profession development, information management.


Section Policies


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Original Research

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Literature Review

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Peer Review Process

Every article received in Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi UHO : Jurnal Penelitian Kajian Ilmu Komunikasi dan Informasi will be accepted by the editor for checking and initial verification stages. Articles that have passed the verification phase, will be forwarded to reviwer with a "double blind review" process and the article will be returned to the author to be revised again. Each article will be assessed from the substance and technical aspects.These processes take 6 weeks for a maximum time.  Reviewers are those who are experts in the fields of communication and information science.


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi UHO : Jurnal Penelitian Kajian Ilmu Komunikasi dan Informasi is published four times a year : January, April, July and October.


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.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Journal of Communication Science UHO:  Research Journal of Communication and Information Studies, very concerned about ethics in publishing articles. As a form of professionalism and quality assurance, all parties involved in the act of publishing : the journal management, authors, editors and reviewers referring to Publishing Ethics adopted from Elsevier Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement, and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, as follow:

Duties of Authors

  1. Reporting Standards: 
    Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
  2. Data Access and Retention: 
    Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
  3. Originality and Plagiarism: 

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

  1. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: 
    An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  2. Acknowledgement of Sources: 
    Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
  3. Authorship of the Paper: 
    Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  4. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: 
    All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or another substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  5. Fundamental errors in published works: 
    When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
  6. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: 
    If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Duties of Editors

  1. Fair Play: 
    An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  2. Confidentiality: 
    The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  3. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: 
    Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
  4. Publication Decisions: 
    The editor board journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
  5. Review of Manuscripts: 
    The editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. The editor should organise and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. The editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.

Duties of Reviewers

  1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions:
    Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
  2. Promptness: 
    Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
  3. Standards of Objectivity: 
    Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  4. Confidentiality: 
    Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorised by the editor.
  5. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: 
    Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
  6. Acknowledgement of Sources: 
    Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.


Journal History

Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi UHO : Jurnal Penelitian Kajian Ilmu Komunikasi & Informasi  with the ISSN Online number (2527-9173) from PDII-LIPI Letter number: 0005.25279173/JI.3.1/SK.ISSN/2016.06 - 21 Juni 2016 (start edisi Vol. 1, No. 1, Juni 2016)

  • Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi UHO : Jurnal Penelitian Kajian Ilmu Komunikasi & Informasi  Accredited Science and Technology Index (SINTA 4) on Desember 12, 2022 according to the Decree of the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research and Technology of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology Number:1429/E5.3/HM.01.01/2022. from Volume 7 Number 1 (2022) to Volume 11 Number 2 (2026).
  • The last few months and the current condition of the Halu Oleo University OJS SERVER is in a state of repair, resulting in frequent OFF SERVER (down).
  • IMPORTANT INFO: URL CHANGE. OJS2 TO OJS3 MIGRATION. as a result of the disruption of the OJS2 server, we manage the migration journal to OJS3 so that in the future we will need to adjust the system work on OJS3 (new domain). We expect understanding from service users. In this position, we, the journal manager, said that for the next issue, Vol 8 No 1 Januari 2023 Edition, it will be managed on the new OJS 3 server with the URL address: http://jurnalilmukomunikasi.uho.ac.id/index.php/journal/index
  • We apologize for this inconvenience. We would like to express our gratitude


Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi UHO : Jurnal Penelitian Kajian Ilmu Komunikasi & Informasi  dengan nomor ISSN Online (2527-9173) dari PDII-LIPI dengan SK 0005.25279173/JI.3.1/SK.ISSN/2016.06 - 21 Juni 2016 (mulai edisi Vol. 1, No. 1, Juni 2016).

  • Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi UHO : Jurnal Penelitian Kajian Ilmu Komunikasi & Informasi Terakreditasi Science and Technology Index (SINTA 4) pada Tanggal 12 Desember 2022 sesuai Surat Keputusan Direktorat Jenderal Pendidikan Tinggi, Riset dan Teknologi Kementerian Pendidikan, Kebudayaan, Riset dan Teknologi Nomor: 11429/E5.3/HM.01.01/2022. Mulai Volume 7 Number 1 (2022) sampai Volume 11 Number 2 (2026).
  • Beberapa bulan terakhir dan kondisi sekarang SERVER OJS Universitas Halu Oleo dalam kondisi perbaikan sehingga berdampak seringnya OFF SERVER (down). 
  • INFO PENTING: PERUBAHAN URL MIGRASI OJS2 KE OJS3. sebagai akibat dari terganggunya server OJS2, kami pengelola jurnal migrasi ke OJS3 sehingga dalam beberapa waktu ke depan membutuhkan penyesuaian kerja sistem pada OJS3 (domain baru). Kami mengharapkan pengertian dari pengguna layananpada posisi ini, kami pengelola jurnal menyampaikan bahwa untuk terbitan berikutnya yakni Vol 8 No 1 Edisi Januari  2022 akan dikelola pada server OJS 3 yang baru dengan alamat URL: http://jurnalilmukomunikasi.uho.ac.id/index.php/journal/index
  • Mohon maaf atas ketidaknyamanan ini. Kami ucapkan terima kasih