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Author Guidelines

  1. Script is written in English or Bahasa Indonesia, single space, one column, and of 3000-6000 words. Writer must fill in the writer’s profile in OJS web containing the writer’s First, Middle, and Last name (If the writer uses only one name, fill the first name and the last name with the same name), Gender, Beginning, User Name, Password, Affilitation (University/or Institution), Email, Mail Address (affiliation address: street name, city, province and zip code), Statement of the Country and Bio (Department or Faculty). 
    1. TITLE: Title shall briefly explain the content of the script and attract academic readers. The tittle shall comprise 8-12 words. Use a phrase, not a sentence.
    2. ABSTRACT: Abstract is the summary of the script. It contains the objective, method, result and discussion, and conclusion of the study. Implication and recommendation could be added into the abstract. The abstract shall be of 150-300 words in both English and Bahasa Indonesia. The abstract shall not contain long background information and does not have referrence to pictures, tables, equation, and bibliographical references to other scripts. The abstract’s language shall be short and clear. This is a summary that stands alone in a paragraph.
    3. KEYWORDS: Keywords contain important/specific words or phrases, especially in the title or abstract. But, keywords may come from the script. There are 3-5 keywords in one script.
    4. INTRODUCTION: Introduction shows what has been acknowledged from the previous studies, defines the importance of the study, the literature study, and states the study statement. To understand what has been acknowledged from the previous studies, introduction shall discuss relevant journals (with quotations) and summarize the present understanding of the problem found.
    5. PROCEDURE: explains clearly how the writer carries out his/her activities. This method shall clearly describes the replicable study procedures, briefly explains how to summarize and analyze data.
    6. RESULT AND DISCUSSION: The Result objectively shows the presentation of the primary results without interpretation using text, tables, and pictures. Result shall start with text, presenting the primary findings and referring to tables and pictures. Tables shall not be in picture and screenshot formats and certain numerical numbers, compare and contrast, and be at least 2 lines or columns. The numbers shall be clear (providing the original files as additional files in the script submission), highlights the trends, patterns, and relationships. Result shall present how the writer ensures validity and data accuracy. Discussion shows how write interprete the result based on what he/she has ackowledged and explains his/her new understanding about the problem after considering the Result. Discussion shall be related with Introduction so that it informs how this study contributes the people and body of knowledge.
    7. CONCLUSION: Conclusion shows the answers to or clarification of the study question and the chance for the future studies.
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Writer shall admit any sources of funds supporting his/her study and be able to acknowledge the reviewers of his/her draft.
    9. REFERENCE: a minimum reference of 15 literature, shall contain 50% of the relevant and updated main sources (journals and conferences in the last 5 years). Reference shall be written in APA style and use reference manager software (Mendeley, Zotero, etc). The APA style used to writer quotation and reference in text is available in but some adjustments are needed to suit the needs. Some short guidelines as examples are stated as follows. Samples below are randomly taken from various sources and are aimed only as examples. They are not intended as commercials and promotion and as point of view or preferences of the Editorial Board.
  3. Tables and pictures in the text shall be sequentially numbered using arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, etc) and be written with text containing the sources of the tables and pictures. For tables, avoid using vertical lines. Pictures and tables appear in good resolution and shall not be captured/printed from screenshots.
  4. Script is based on the findings of the study, case study, or development of science in the fields of fine arts, art history, design, commercial and other scientific scopes related to the discipline of visual communication design. Script is written in scientific language style and has not been proposed to be considered or is being reviewed or published in other scientific journals and/or media.
  5. Writer shall send his/her script to PkM Journal web: Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat Open Journal System (OJS) ( Should there be any problems in sending the script, please send the screenshot through email to
  6. Script not meeting the journal format will be returned to the writer for reformating. Writer could revise and resend the script after it has been improved into the acceptable format.
  7. Plagiarism checking of the script will be carried out with the minimum similarity of 25%. After that, the script will be discretely reviewed for writer and reviewers.
  8. Writer whose script needs revision or is refused will receive written notification and a review/analysis/comentary form.
  9. Editor has the right to edit the script to adjust the journal format without changing the meaning and the substance/content.
  10. Writer whose script is published in Jurnal PkM: Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat will receive the printed journal from this current number. Softcopy can be downloaded from the OJS PkM Journal website (
  11. The content of the script is only the writer’s opinion. Writer is solely responsible for the information and opinion revealed in the script.
  12. Script may be presented in other media for educational purposes.
  13. There is no publication charge.


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. Manuscript has not been published.
  2. File is sent in document file formats Open Office, Microsoft Word, RTF, or Word Perfect.
  3. Writing scheme – Abstract

  4. Writing scheme – Introduction

  5. Writing scheme – Procedure

  6. Writing scheme – Result and Discussion
  7. Writing scheme – Conclusion

  8. Writing scheme – References

  9. Format -  Name of the writer as in the email address
  10. Format -  Length: 3000-6000 words
  11. Format -  Table and picture format

  12. Format -  Clear and not blurred pictures
  13. Format -  Tables are not screenshots
  14. Format -  Citation in body of the manuscript are agreeable with those in the references
  15. Format -  Reference shall consist all sources quoted in the manuscript
  16. Format – a minimum references of 15 literature, references of the main sources (journals, proceedings) is minimum 50%.
  17. Format – References shall be less than 10 years and be minimum 40%.
  18. Format – bibliography is written using APA style

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