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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

  • The paper topic corresponds to one of ICON-DAC sub-themes.
  • Abstract contains at most 250 words, written in two languages (English and Indonesian).
  • Paper uses Turabian style.
  • The number of words is 4000 to 5000.
  • Paper uses rtf file type of MS Word.
  • Paper is written on A4 paper type with 1,5 space.
  • There is no charge for article submission and processing within published proceedings of ICON-DAC.

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Criteria of Paper 

1.    Originality of ideas/approach and level of innovativeness

a.    The ideas advanced in the paper are actually new.

b.    For conceptual paper, the paper expands our understanding of a new domain.

c.    The paper introduces new constructs or concepts that broaden our ideological understanding. 

2.    Relevance for the da’wa and communication disciplines

a.    The paper addresses theoretical or empirical da’wa and communication problems.

b.    The paper should be presented at a different discipline.  

3.    Quality of theoretical argument

a.    The paper presents a clear, precise and complete review of relevant literature.

b.    The theoretical arguments engage the conceptual/empirical investigation appropriately.

c.    The paper involves the relevant public relations literature. 

4.    Quality of empirical or conceptual design

a.    If the paper is EMPIRICAL

1)   The methods are used to collect and analyze data appropriate to the research questions asked.

2)   The data collection and analysis methods are clearly explained and without major flaws.

b.    If the paper is CONCEPTUAL

The author(s) provide a clear argument for why it is important to discuss, define, and/or question specific concepts, models, and/or ideas. 

5.    Quality of development and support for the propositions/hypotheses

a.    If the paper is EMPIRICAL

The paper establishes a clear link between theory and evidence.

b.    If the paper is CONCEPTUAL

The paper develops adequate and innovative propositions to clarify, define, and question core concepts in da’wa and communication fields and/or to develop a new theory or perspective. 

6.    Presentation: Coherence and clarity of structure and thought

a.    Relevant terms and concepts are explained.

b.    The paper has a clear line of argument.

c.    The paper uses an accessible and comprehensible language. 

7.    Contribution to Da’wa and Communication theories building

a.    The paper discusses possible implications for new theory.

b.    The paper clearly spells out its own original theory contribution. 

(Scale: from 1 to 10 points)

Average grading: above 7,5: publishable with minor corrections, 6,5-7,5: minor revision, 6-6,49: major revision, below 6: rejected. For reviewer, please assign the score for each item below.


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