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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 or Microsoft Word document file format. Make sure it already formatted according to the template. Template link can be found at the Guideline section below.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

1. The editor receives articles in softcopy in Microsoft Word (doc/docx) format, submitted via jtim Open Journal System. Paper template can be downloaded here.

2. To maintain the authenticity of the manuscripts, the author(s) is obliged to send a letter starting that, the article was written by the author and plagiarism-free. The article content has never been published in any print media or online services to the editor email address:


3. A scan similarity process will be conducted to the articles received using Ithenticate software, It is expected that the results show less than 25%, unless the articles will be returned to the author(s) for revision.

4. Author(s) is required to follow jtim journal guidelines. All the articles will be reviewed by jtim Mitra Bestari. The editor is entitled to change some parts of contents (without changing the meaning).

5. Article can be written down in proper Indonesian language or English. The article content covers the field of visual communication design, advertising, and design management.

6. Article is written on even pages but not exceeding 20 (twenty) pages; including abstract, content, all tables and images, and references. The script is typed with Microsoft Word program, A4 paper size, Calibri with 12 point font, justify text, 1.5 space with 4 cm below and top margin, and 3 cm outside margin.

7. Abstract consists of 150- 200 words written in one paragraph with Calibri font 11 pt in single space, and one column format. Abstract in English version is typed in italic. It should clearly and concisely contains background and research question, purposes, research method, research findings in general and the benefits. Key words should reflect the content of academic writing, the numbers are 3 to 5 words and separated with comma.

8. Article is written in essay format; organized in several parts started with Introduction, Theory Review, Research Methods, Findings and Discussion, Conclusion and Reference. The template can be downloaded on


9. Reference is written alphabetically in Harvard system (http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm). The article is urged to cite the reference published in the last ten years.