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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, 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.

Calathu: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi is double-blind peer reviewed journal and published biannually (February-March and September-October) by School of Communication Science and Media Business, Universitas Ciputra Surabaya. Calathu: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi aims as a forum for academics, educators, scholars, and practitioners from around the world to communicate research papers about the dynamics of communications and another related topic. Coverage of Calathu: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi includes, but is not limited to varied issues, such as:

  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Advertising and Broadcasting
  • Journalism and Public Relations
  • Media Literacy
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Political Economy of Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Interpersonal and Organizational Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Audience Studies and Media Effect
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Communication, etc.

Author shall submit paper through OJS (https://journal.uc.ac.id/index.php/calathu) and by email to jurnalcalathufikom@ciputra.ac.id. Papers and all correspondences should be addressed to Editor in Chief of Calathu: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi within the address below:

School of Communication Science and Media Business
Universitas Ciputra
CitraLand, CBD Boulevard, Surabaya 60219
T. (62-31) 745 1699
F. (62-31) 745 1698
E-mail: jurnalcalathufikom@ciputra.ac.id
Website: https://journal.uc.ac.id/index.php/calathu


  • The manuscript must contain these items in consecutive order: Title, Author Name, Name of Institution, Institution Address, Email Address, Indonesian Abstract & keywords, English Abstract & keywords, Introduction, Literature Review, Research Method, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, and Bibliography.
  • The title in Indonesian is not more than 12 words, while in English it is not more than 10 words. The title is written in centered format, in Times New Roman 16 pts font.
  • The author's name written without an academic degree, written in bold in Calibri 11 pts. Below the writer’s name is included with the name and address of the institution. If the article is written by team, then the listed institution and address only belong to the first author, while all emails are written down.
  • Abstracts are written in Indonesian and English, each abstract containing 75-200 words, followed by 3-5 keywords. The abstract contains background, problem formulation, research objectives, research methods, and discussion.
  • The introduction presents the background, scope of research, problem formulation, and research objectives. The introduction is arranged in paragraphs without sub-chapters with a length of 15% of the entire article.
  • In the literature review section, it is necessary to include previous research and/or theories that are in accordance with the formulation of the problem and the field under study. The length of the literature review is 20% of the entire article.
  • The research method section contains paragraphs explaining the type of research, data sources, data mining techniques, and data processing. The length of the research methods chapter is 15% of the entire article.
  • The results and discussions section expose the findings of the research data and then analyzes them based on the researcher's thoughts, both analytically, argumentatively, logically, and critically. The discussions is the discussion section which contains 40% of the entire article.
  • Conclusions contain answers to research based on problems that have been formulated, conclusions also contain affirmations and suggestions for further research. The length of the conclusions is 10% of the entire article.
  • All reference sources used in articles must be listed in the bibliography. Reference sources can be books, electronic sources, media sources, journals, and reports such as theses and dissertations. Citation is written with enclosed reference technical (name, year). References are written under APA Style 7th edition and are arranged alphabetically.


The references should be listed alphabetically by author and should be placed on a separate sheet after the main body of manuscript.

In the text use the following style examples:
“It was examined by Fayolle (2013)” for a single author.
“It was examined in brief (Fayolle, 2013)” for a single author.
“It was examined in brief (Fayolle & Liñán, 2014)” for two authors.
“It was examined in brief (Fayolle et al., 2016)” for three or more authors.
“It was examined in brief (Fayolle, 2018a, 2018b)” for a single author with two or more publications in the same year.
“It was examined in brief (A. Fayolle, 2014; G. Fayolle, 2018)” for two or more authors with same surname.

Use the following examples of references:

  • Journal article

Fultz, A. E. F., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2021). The art of discovering and exploiting unexpected opportunities: The roles of organizational improvisation and serendipity in new venture performance. Journal of Business Venturing, 36 (4), 106121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2021.106121

Bernardus, D., Murwani, F. D., Ardyan, E., Padmawidjaja, L., Aji, I. D. K., Jatiperwira, S. Y., Kusumojanto, D. D., Wardoyo, C., & Hermanto, Y. B. (2020). Which psychological characteristics strengthen “The entrepreneurial intention-action relationship”?: An extension of the theory of planned behavior. Cogent Business & Management, 7 (1), 1823579. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311975.2020.1823579

Seidel, J., Sundermann, A., Brieger, S. A., Strathoff, P., Jacob, G. H., Antonio, T., & Utami, C. W. (2018). On how business students’ personal values and sustainability conceptions impact their sustainability management orientation: Evidence from Germany, Indonesia and the USA. Journal of Global Responsibility, 9 (4), 335-354. https://doi.org/10.1108/JGR-03-2018-0010

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. (1997). Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. New England Journal of Medicine, 336 (4), 309-316. www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199701233360422

  • Journal article in advance online publication

Shepherd, D. A., Sattari, R., & Patzelt, H. (2020). A social model of opportunity development: Building and engaging communities of inquiry. Journal of Business Venturing. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2020.106033

  • Conference proceedings and paper presentation

Popescu, F., Van Rompay-Bartels, I., van Vlijmen, J., de Lange, A., & Wagensveld, K. (2020, July). Social Entrepreneurship in Cross-Cultural Context: Multiple Value Creation. In E. Markopoulos, R. S. Goonetilleke, A. G. Ho, & Y. Luximon (Eds.), Advances in Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Communication of Design: Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Human Factors in Communication of Design (Vol. 1218, pp. 24-31). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51626-0_3

Smith, R. (2000). What is Research Misconduct? In W. S. Nimmo (Ed.), Joint Consensus Conference on Misconduct in Biomedical Research: Proceedings of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (Vol. 30, No. 1, Suppl. 7, pp. 4-8). Edinburgh: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. http://www.rcpe.ac.uk/journal/supplements/supplement-7.pdf#page=5

Devadiga, N. M. (2017). Software engineering education: Converging with the startup industry. IEEE 30th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T) (pp. 192-196). Savannah, GA: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSEET.2017.38

Rocha, J. B., Costa, L. F. C., Prada, R., Silva, A. R., Gonçalves, D., & Correia, P. (2020). Quizzes (as a tool for self-regulated learning) in software engineering education. IEEE 32nd Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T) (pp. 1-10). Munich, Germany: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSEET49119.2020.9206235

  • Book chapter:

Baraldi, E., Lindahl, M., & Perna, A. (2017). Start ups as vessels carrying and developing science-based technologies: Starting and restarting JonDeTech. In L. Aaboen, A. La Rocca, F. Lind, A. Perna, & T. Shih (Eds.), Starting up in business networks: Why relationships matter in entrepreneurship (pp. 225-252). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52719-6_9

  • Book:

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Meyer, M. H., & Crane, F. G. (2014). New venture creation: An innovator’s guide to entrepreneurship (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage publications.

Aaboen, L., La Rocca, A., Lind, F., Perna, A., & Shih, T. (Eds.). (2017). Starting up in business networks: Why relationships matter in entrepreneurship. London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52719-6

Calathu: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi only accepts a research paper. The category covers manuscript which report on any type of research undertaken by the author(s). The structure of manuscript may cover: Title, Author Name, Name of Institution, Institution Address, Email Address, Indonesian Abstract & keywords, English Abstract & keywords, Introduction, Literature Review, Research Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, and Bibliography.

Please use the manuscript template for Calathu: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi. That template can be downloaded from directly from https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14kvO1C-n3vwZY_pCL1XfgMLT1SwTbNnW.

Please use the reference management software (e.g., Mendeley) to compose references and citations.