About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Journal of Communication and Information Technology (CommIT) focuses on various issues spanning: Internet of Things (IoT), electronics engineering, software engineering, mobile technology and applications, robotics, database system, information engineering, artificial intelligence, interactive multimedia, computer networking, information system audit, accounting information system, information technology investment, information system development methodology, strategic information system (business intelligence, decision support system, executive information system, enterprise system, knowledge management), e-learning, and e-business (e-health, e-commerce, e-supply chain management, e-customer relationship management, e-marketing, and e-government).
Since the research of communication and information technology in Indonesia grows exponentially, CommIT journal provides the outlet to make the work of Indonesian researchers more accessible globally, in which we have used full English in our articles starting from 2016. However, we would like to also welcome high-quality researches from international authors.
CommIT has been accredited by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education under the decree number 36/E/KPT/2019 and has been indexed and abstracted by ASEAN Citation Index, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Science and Technology Index 2 (SINTA 2), Microsoft Academic Search, Academic Research Index (Research BIB), Garda Rujukan Digital (Garuda), Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE), World Catalogue (WorldCat), Google Scholar, and Indonesian Research Repository (Neliti).
Peer Review Process
To maintain high standards of quality in its publication, CommIT Journal conducts the following process to each received article.
(1) Desk review by the editors to determine whether the manuscripts comply to the journal scopes and writing style or not.
(2) Double-blind reviewing process by at least two reviewers. Reviewers should not be the members of Editorial board. Most submissions shall receive an initial editorial decision within two weeks from the date of the submission. An article shall be reviewed within one month and returned to the journal editor.
(3) Manuscripts under review for possible publication in the journal must be original and has not been previously published anywhere else. The manuscript should not be on reviewing process of any other journals. Plagiarism check will be undertaken using Turnitin. The maximum similarity check result is 30%.
CommIT is a semiannual journal, published in May and October
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.
Article Processing Charge
Since Vol. 12 No. 1 (May 2018), CommIT will have article processing charge (APC) for all accepted papers to cover the reviewing process, printing, and shipping the journal. The APC is Rp1.000.000,00 and the authors need to wire transfer to our bank account. The author will get free 1 hardcopy of the journal.
Bank Name: Bank Central Asia, cabang Bina Nusantara
Account Name: Univ Bina Nusantara
Account No: 5271706678
Please email your wire transfer receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges. The APC will not be charged to the corresponding authors from outside Indonesia (international author). APC will not be returned for retracted articles due to misconduct.
The journal will be freely available to all readers with worldwide visibility and coverage.
Our journal adopted the concept of LOCKSS and CLOCKSS archives, in which the softcopy or hardcopy of our journal will be sent to the Indonesian scientific journal database (ISJD) and the Indonesian national library.
CommIT Journal is a peer-reviewed international journal. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer and the publisher (Bina Nusantara University). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed CommIT journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.
Bina Nusantara University as publisher of CommIT Journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Department of International Relations of Bina Nusantara University and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.
The editor of CommIT Journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Duties of Authors
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and 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.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Fergyanto E. Gunawan
Editor in Chief of CommIT Journal