Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal SEMANTIK (Journal of Social, Media, Communication, and Journalism) is an open access and peer-reviewed journal by the Department of Islamic Journalism IAIN Batusangkar. Our main goal is to disseminate current and original articles from researchers and practitioners on various contemporary religious studies with the scopes: social, media, Communication, and journalism themes. Submissions are open year-round. Before submitting, please ensure that the manuscript is in accordance with Jurnal Semantik's focus and scope, written in English and Bahasa, and follows our author guidelines & manuscript template.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

Jurnal Semantik terbit dua kali setahun, yaitu setiap bulan Mei dan November.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...



In publishing Semantik: Journal of Social, Media, Communication, and Journalism strongly against any case of plagiarism on its own merits. Semantik: Journal of Social, Media, Communication, and Journalism commits to deterring plagiarism, including self-plagiarism.

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Papers found with such problems are automatically rejected and authors are so advised. Also, significant parts of the work have not been published.

Before the author submits the manuscript to Semantik: Journal of Social, Media, Communication, and Journalism please at least check first for using a plagiarism checker. When submitting a published article for an originality check, Semantik: Journal of Social, Media, Communication, and Journalism recommends using Turnitin Plagiarism Scanner from https://www.turnitin.com/  It is a totally free and easy-to-use step-by-step process. The similarity rate allowed in Al-Bank a maximum of 25 percent. Before using Turnitin for the first time, we highly recommend that the author reads the instruction to use this plagiarism detector.