Journal History

Communicare: Journal of Communication Studies or usually called as Communicare Journal, is a journal in the field of Communication Studies with ISSN 2089-5739 (printed) and E-ISSN 2502-2091 (online). LSPR Research Centre Department first publishes the Communicare Journal in printed form under Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Masyarakat (LPPM), Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Komunikasi LSPR. The publisher is shifted under the Journal division under the scope of work of LPPM until the beginning of 2017. Later, Communicare Journal, which has been on hiatus, was moved under the Research Centre and Publication Department, which has a broader work scope. Starting from March 2019, following the separation of the Research Centre and Publication Department, Communicare Journal moved under Publication Department LPPM LSPR. On June 26, 2020, LPPM changed its name into Lembaga Penelitian, Publikasi dan Pengabdian Masyarakat (LP3M) Institut Komunikasi dan Bisnis LSPR, and it also became the name of the publisher. Now under the Centre for Publication, Communicare Journal is accredited with Sinta 4 since September 2019. As a member of the Indonesian Communication Journal Management Association (APJIKI) since February 2017, Communicare Journal was first published in a printed edition in 2013, registered and had print ISSN in 2015, and start switching to online edition with its E-ISSN in 2016.

The name "Communicare" is taken from Latin' Communicare,' which means "to share," "to accept," and "to join." The origin of this word also comes from the English wordplay "Communi(cation)-care" with the intention (like the combination of the meaning of those words) for Communicare Journal to be the medium for communication between humans, to share views about communication studies, to be open and caring. 

At first, the Communicare Journal, which is moving from printed version to the digital version, still has some difficulties to keep up with the continuity of its publication. In 2016, Communicare Journal only published one edition, Vol 3 No 1 (2016). Article submission, review process, and journal management were still being done through email. In 2017, there had been an effort to catch up with the publication by accepting articles and the publication of Vol 3 No 2 (2016) which then followed by the next publication in 2018 which amounted to 3 editions which are Vol 4 No 1 (2017), Vol 4 No 2 (2017), Vol 5 No 1 (2018) dan Vol 5 No 2 (2018). During the review process, Communicare Journal uses a double-blind review process, although some inconsistencies during this process for publication of the previous edition. Therefore, for Vol3 No 1 and 2, the review process is done by two reviewers. For the following editions until the end of 2018, Communicare Journal used a double-blind review process by only one reviewer. For Vol 6 No 1 (2019), Communicare Journal used a double-blind review process done by two reviewers for each article.

As time goes by, Communicare Journal experiences some changes and adjustments, especially after joining the workshops held by APJIKI and Ristekdikti in preparation for the accreditation process. OJS display, which previously uses only the basic template, has started to be polished with the header's making and other menus. Communicare Journal is indexed on Garuda beginning on August 2, 2019, during the accreditation acceleration workshop with the help from Ristekdikti. At the end of 2017, the design process, which was first done using InDesign, has gone through changes and now uses the template on Microsoft Word to ease and hasten the process. The size used is still the same as what is used at the beginning of the publication, A4. The Cambria font type is used in the articles.

The topics that are featured on Communicare Journal covers a various area of Communication such as Public Relations; Mass Media Communication and Social Media Communication; Marketing Communication; Digital Media Communication & Advertising; Performing Arts Communication; International Relations Communication; Entrepreneurship & Business Communication; Hospitality Communication Management & MICE; Environmental Communication; Political Communication; Media Literacy & Communication; and Journalistic. In 2019, Communicare Journal applied a new rule that they are no longer accepting articles that raise the topic which promotes cigarettes. This action is to support LSPR in its effort to be a smoke-free campus.

As a new policy to improve journal articles' quality, since Volume 7, Communicare stipulates that the number of words per article is 6000-9000 words, from the previous 4000-9000 words. Communicare also improved the journal's appearance by updating the layout and completing it according to the assessors' direction.


Communicare Journal was having issues with hacked server in 2020, thus resulting in late publication of Volume 7, No. 1.