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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.
  • 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, or RTF 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.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Papers submitted for publication must conform to the following guidelines:

  1. General Author Guidelines

All papers must be submitted to Mediova  Editorial Office by Online Submission at E-Journal portal address: https://jurnal.lp2msasbabel.ac.id/index.php/MEDIO/about/submissions , where author register as Author and/or offered as Reviewer online.  The article must be scientific, either based on empirical research or conceptual ideas. The content of the article has not published yet in any journal, and should not be submitted simultaneously.


  1. Reviewing of Papers

If the content and format of the submitted essay is seen as appropriate by the editors of  Mediova, the paper will be sent out for 'blind review' by independent referees in Mawa’izh.  Revisions may be required in the light of referees' comments before a decision is made to accept or reject the paper.


  1. Revision of Papers

All papers which are sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Revised articles can be sent to the editorial office of Mediova through the Online Submission Interface. The revised manuscripts returned later than two months will be considered as new submissions.


  1. Editorial Office of Mediova

All correspondences should be sent to the following Editorial Office:

At Gedung Fakultas Dakwah dan Komunikasi Islam, Program Studi Jurnalistik Islam

Insitut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Syaikh Abdurrahman Siddik Bangka Belitung, Indonesi. Address : Jl. Petaling Raya KM 13 Kec. Mendo Barat, Kab. Bangka (33173)


  1. User Rights

All articles published in Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

  1. Preparation Guideline of texts

6.1. General Organization of Paper

The paper will be published in Mediova after the peer-reviewed process and decided “Accepted” by Editor. Paper length, in either Indonesian or English, is at minimum 4.500 words and no longer than 8.000 words excluding abstract and references. It should be prepared in Word file, 1.5 spacing, 2 column, and all texts should appear in 12-point Cambria.

Paper content should, in general, be organized in the following order: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Method (for research based articles); Content/Results and Discussion; Conclusions; and References.

6.2. Paper Title

This is your opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. The title of the paper must be concise, specific, informative, and complete.

6.3. Authors Name and Affiliations


(Center, Bold, Cambria 12, No more than 13 words)


Authors’ Affiliation

Corresponding E-mails

Write Author(s) names without title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names (Full Name). Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes name of department/unit, (faculty), name of university, address, country, including email address.


6.4. Abstract and Keywords

The abstract should stand alone, which means that no citation in the abstract. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. The abstract should be precise, honest, accurate, brief, clear, and specific, summarizing the significant points of the paper with 150-200 words limitations. It should include some background, focus of the objective, steps or important stages of the research, significant findings, and the conclusions. It should be written in both Indonesian and English, confined within a single paragraph, and single-spaced. The keywords contain important terms and substance of the article which may help readers find the article. They should be in bold and italics, and are written under the abstract.

Keywords: 35 words         

6.5. Introduction

The introduction provides a context or background of the study, that is the gap between the expected and actual condition, supported by the latest theories and studies relevant to the problem, and the new value of research which is innovation. This section should not exceed 20% of the body of the article.

 6.6. Method (for research based articles)

The methods section describes the rationale for the application of specific procedures or techniques used to identify, select, and analyze information.  This section should be clearly and concisely written. It provides practical information concerning the research methods, procedures, tools, materials, or instruments. Authors may provide the blue-print of the instrument or the materials used in the study if necessary. Commonly used statistical formula is not necessarily written in this section. Specific criteria used or established by researchers in the data collection and analyses may be described in this section. This section should not exceed 10% (for qualitative research) or 15% (for quantitative research) of the manuscript.

6.7. Findings and Discussion

Findings section is provided prior to the discussion section. Each section stands alone as a subtitle. The findings and discussion should be written in not less than 60% of the entire body of the manuscript. Findings should be clear and concise. The findings should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail.  Findings may be presented in the form of tables, graphs, verbal descriptions, or a combination of the three. Tables, graphics, or images should not be too long, too large; please do not present too many figures in the manuscript. Authors are recommended to use a combination of presentation tables, graphs, or verbal descriptions. The tables and graphs presented must be referred to in the main text. The writing style for the tables and figures are presented in Table 1. The table should not contain vertical lines (upright), while horizontal (flat) lines are only on the head and tail of the table. Font sizes for table and picture entries may be reduced.

Table 1 Recommended length of each section in the manuscript 



Length (%)





Maximum, include Title and Abstract




Methods in quantitative studies may be up to 15%.


Findings and Discussion




Conclusion (include References)



 Numbers in the tables are not to be repeated in verbal descriptions, either before or after the tables or figures.

In the discussion, it is the most important section of your article. Here, you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental results). The discussion section is intended to interpret the findings of the study in accordance with the theories used and not merely describe the finding. The discussion must be enriched by referring to the results of previous studies that have been published in scientific journals.

The following components should be covered in the discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)?

References in the manuscript are written in footnote. Indirect citations are more recommended than the direct ones. Direct quotations fewer than 40 words should be incorporated into the text of the paragraph with quotation marks. If the quotation comprises 40 or more words, display it in a freestanding block of typewritten lines and omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, indented 1/2 inch from the left margin, without quotation marks.

6.8. Pictures and Tables

Pictures and tables are separated from content pages. Pictures and tables are not put together, buth they are grouped in each category (picture or table) information and title of the pictures and tables should be included.

The picture is formatted as “in line with text” format, with 5 cm wide maximum. If the picture is a photograph, the resolution suggested is 100 megapixels.

The title of the table is put below the table and the label of picture is put below them. You should mention the name of the table specifically when referring to a certain table.














Table 1. title of the table

Picture 1. title of the picture

6.9. Conclusion/ Closing Remarks

A conclusion should answer the objectives of the research. It tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without a clear conclusion, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.

6.10. Acknowledgment

This section displays authors appreciation to sponsors, fund donors, resource persons, or parties who have an important role in conducting research.

6.11. References

To write citations and bibliography in your article, please use reference software like Mendeley and  Zotero to make the citation work easier. Our journal refers to Al-Jami’ah Journal of Islamic Studies Indonesia Style (AJIS). References are sorted alphabetically. All references referred to in the article must be written in this section and everything written in the reference list must be referred to in the article.  Bibliographical reference must be noted in footnote and bibliography according to Al Jāmi’ah style  such as below:

Kersten, Carool. Islam in Indonesia: the Contest for Society, Ideas, and Values. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Shihab, M. Quraish. Tafsir al-Misbah: Pesan, Kesan, dan Keserasian al-Qur’an, vol. 4, edisi 1. Jakarta: Lentera Hati, 2012.

Fealy, Greg. “Hamka’s Great Story: A Master Writer’s Vision of Islam for Modern Indonesia”, American Historical Review, vol. 123, no. 2 (2018), hlm. 566-567. [https://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/123.2.566]

Robison, Richard; Hadiz, Vedi R., (2017), “Indonesia: a Tale of Misplaced Expectations”, The Pacific Review, vol. 30, no. 6, hlm. 895 - 909.

Suzanne, Moore. “Asking Rape Victims to Hand over Mobile Phone is a further Trial”, The Guardian (30 April 2019),   https:// www.theguardian.com/ commentisfree/ 2019/apr/30/rape-victims-mobile-phones-trial-women-sexually-assaulted-scrutiny-consequences-rapist, accessed on 30 April 2019.

Saeed, Abdullah, “Salafiya, Modernism, and Revival”, dalam The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics, ed. by John L. Esposito dan Emad El-Din Shahin. Oxford University Press, 2013.

UNICEF, Children in Digital World, The State of The World’s Children 2017 Report. New York: UNICEF, 2017, https://www.unicef.org/publications/index_101992.html, diakses 20 April 2019.

Crawford, Oliver, “The Political Thought of Tan Malaka”, Ph.D Dissertation. Cambridge: University of Cambridge, 2019, https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/ 287945, diakses 25 April 2019.

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  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
  1. Plagiarism

Every submitted paper to Mediova: Journal of Islamic Media Studies will go through plagiarism checking by Turnitin in initial process of paper screening and before publishing it in an issue.

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