Focus and Scope

CONTENT: Journal of Communication Studies is a peer-reviewed publication that focuses on communication science. It covers a wide range of topics, including interpersonal and group communication, mass communication and media literacy, disaster communication, tourism communication, marketing communication, strategy, communication, media, and public policy. We expect this journal to serve as a platform for current research findings in the field of communication science. The field of communication studies encompasses multiple levels of analysis, ranging from micro to mezzo to macro. Proficient individuals with expertise in various areas of communication science will thoroughly evaluate all articles in this journal.


Publication Frequency

CONTENT: Journal of Communication Studies is a scientific journal managed by the Communication Science Laboratory and is under the auspices of the Bachelor of Communication Sciences Department, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sumatera Utara. This peer-reviewed journal is published by TALENTA Publisher 2 times a year, with a double-blind policy for all articles that will be published in May and November. The journal publishes its articles electronically on its website,


Section Policies

Open Submissions Indexed Peer Reviewed


Peer Review Process

Through two review stages, we will evaluate manuscripts submitted to CONTENT: Journal of Communication Studies. These are the pre-review and substance-review sections. The pre-review of the article aims to assess the manuscript's alignment with the journal's focus and scope, as well as the journal's style and specific CJCS writing guidelines. In addition, the journal editor will utilize Turnitin to verify the article's plagiarism level, ensuring it remains unpublished. Only original and previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered for review. At least two independent reviewers who are experts in the related area will review the manuscripts after they have passed the pre-review stage. This journal uses the Double-Blind Peer Review Process, where the duration of review is 10–15 weeks. The reviewer may request a re-review after the author revises his or her article (if necessary). Returning a reviewed manuscript to the author(s) for revision does not guarantee acceptance of the revised manuscript for publication. The final decision will be based on the reviewers' comments after their second review of the revised manuscript. The journal editor, under the authority of the Editor in Chief, will determine the publication status of an article based on the recommendations from reviewers. We will publish the accepted articles as Article in Press ahead of the regular issue's scheduled publication.



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