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Author Guidelines

1. Manuscript is written in English or Bahasa, single-spaced, one column, 3000–6000 words length. Author’s name should not be written on the manuscript but it should be put on the manuscript metadata on Open Journal System (OJS) website (If author’s name is still on the manuscript, the manuscript would be rejected and author may submit on a new submission). Author must fill out author’s profile on OJS website that consists of author First, Middle and Last Name (If author only uses one name, fill the first name and last name with the same name), Gender, Initial, Username, Password, Affiliation (University/or Institution), E-mail, Mailing Address (complete address of affiliation: street name, city, province and zip code), Country and Bio Statement (Department or Faculty). Author must follow the journal template which can be downloaded at  


a. TITLE : Title must succinctly describes the contents of the research manuscript and attract the academic readers. The titleconsists of 8-12 words, not including definite manuscript (the) and indefinite manuscript (a,an). Use the phrases,notsentence.

b. ABSTRACT: Theabstractis a summary of the manuscript. Itis consist ofresearchobjective, research methods, results and discussion, and conclusion.Implications or recommendation can be added in the abstract. The abstract must be written in 150 - 250 words. The abstract must not contain lengthy background information and have no reference to figure, table, equation, any bibliographical reference either coming within or other manuscript. The language of abstract must be clear and concise. It is a stand-alone summary in one paragraph.

c. KEYWORDS: Keywordsconsist of important/ specific words or phrases found mainly in the title and abstract. But, it can also come from the manuscript. There are 3-5 keywords from one manuscript.

d. INTRODUCTION: The introduction showwhat is already known from the previous studies, defines the importance of the study, literature review, and state the research question.In order tounderstandwhat is already known from the previous study, the introduction mustconsist of discussing the relevant journal manuscript (with citation) and summarizing the current understanding of the problem encounter.

e. METHODS: The methods explainclearly how the author carried out the research. The method must describe the research designclearly, the replicable research procedures, describe how to summarize and analyze the data.

f. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The result section show objectively the presentation of the research keyresultswithout any interpretation using text, tables and figures. The result section begins with text, presenting the key finding, and referring to the tables and figures. The table must not print screen, specific numerical values, compare and contrast values, and minimum of 2 row and column. The figures must clear (provide original file as supplementary file in manuscript submission), highlight trends, pattern, and relationship. The result section must present how the author ensure the data validity and reliability.

The discussion section show how the author interpret theresultsinlightofwhatwas already known, and to explain the new understanding of the problem after taking your results into consideration. The discussion must connect with the Introduction so it tells how your study contribute to the body of knowledge and society.

g. CONCLUSIONS: The conclusions section show the answer or clarification of the research questions and opportunities for future research

h. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The authors must acknowledge any sources of funding that supported the research and may acknowledge the outside reviewers of their drafts

i. REFERENCES: The reference mustconsist of 60% from relevant and recent primary sources (such as manuscript ofjournal or conference from last 5 years).Thereference must be written in APA style and using reference manager software (Mendeley,Zotero, etc).

Guidelines to APA style used for in-text citations and references are available at However, some adjustmentsare made to suit the need of Com Tech.A quick guide as example is stated as follows. The samplesbeloware taken randomly from various sources and for examplepurposes only.They are intended neither as ads and promos nor as the Editorial Board’s viewpoint or preferences.

3.Tables and figures in the manuscriptare numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3,so on) and written with caption and source of the figure and table.The table captions are written above thetable, while the figure captions below the figure. For tables, avoid using vertical lines. Figures and tables appear in good resolution and are not print screened and / or screenshot.

4. Manuscript is based on research findings, case studies, or science development inthe field of fine arts, history of arts, design, advertising and other scholarly scope related to the discipline of visual communication design. Manuscript is written in scientific language style and has neverbeen submitted for consideration or under reviewed or published in any other scientific journals and/or media.

5. Authors must send their manuscript to Jurnal Desain Open Journal System (OJS) website ( If there are problems with the manuscript submission, please send the screenshot of the problem through email to

6. Manuscript which does not comply to the journal format will be returned to the author(s) for reformatting. Author(s) may reviseandresend the manuscriptafterthe manuscript is upgraded in the accepted format.

7. Plagiarism check willbe conducted for each manuscript with a minimal of 25% similarity. After that, the manuscript will bedouble blind peer- reviewed.

8. Author(s) whose manuscript either needs tobe revised oris rejected will get a written notification and review forms.

9. Editors reserve the rights to edit manuscript for conforming the journal format without changing its meaning and substance.

10. Author(s) whose manuscript is published in Jurnal Desain will get a printed journal of the current number. Softcopy of articles can be downloaded through the OJS Jurnal Desain (

11. Content of the manuscript is merely the author(s)’s opinion. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the manuscript lies entirely with the author(s).

12. Manuscript maybe displayed in any other media for educational purposes.

13. There is no publication fee.


Thank you for the interest in publishing your manuscript in JurnalDesain


Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. The submission has notbeen previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (oran explanation has been providedin Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, RTF, or Word Perfect document file format.
  3. Writing Scheme - Abstract
  4. Writing Scheme - Introduction
  5. Writing Scheme - Methods
  6. Writing Scheme - Result and Discussion
  7. Writing Scheme - Conclusion
  8. Writing Scheme - Reference
  9. Format - Writer’s name corresponds to e-mail address
  10. Format - Word length 3000-6000 words
  11. Format - Tables and figures format
  12. Format - Figures are Clear and not blur
  13. Format - Tables are not printscreen
  14. Format - Citations in the body of the article corresponds to those in the references
  15. Format - References must consist of all sources cited in the article
  16. Format - References from primary sources (journal, proceeding) and minimum 60%
  17. Format - Reference should be under 10 years and minimum 40%
  18. Format - Reference are written using APA style

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