Author Guidelines

Jurnal Desain Komunikasi Visual NIRMANA is published biannually, in January and July, by Petra Christian University, Indonesia. Jurnal Desain Komunikasi Visual NIRMANA aims to:

  1. Promote a comprehensive approach to visual communication design incorporating viewpoints of different diciplines.
  2. Strenghten academic exchange with other institution.
  3. Encourage designer, practicing, academic and others to conduct research and other similar activities.

Jurnal Desain Komunikasi Visual NIRMANA welcomes papers with the above aims and scope. The editorial board decides papers to be published in NIRMANA. After reviews by reviewers appointed by the board, authors will be advised of reviewers'comments and suggestions. The guidelines below offer suggestions to authors and describe paper selection, review, revision and publication processes. Adherence to these guideline ensures expenditious handling of submitted material. 

Author should submit paper in the form of a document file. Files should be named as follows:
First letters should be NIRMANA, followed by underscore and the first name of the first author, i.e.: NIRMANA_Budi. Manuscripts should be typed single spaced (10 point size Times New Roman typeface/fonts) in one column format on  A4 size paper with 2.5 cm wide margins (top), and 2 cm (left, right, bottom). The length of a manuscript should be limited to 10-15 pages total (including references, figures, tables, appendices, etc.). All pages should be numbered consecutively.
The online submission page can be accessed here:

Deadline of submission: 
January edition : first week of September. July edition : first week of March 

The language of the journal is Bahasa Indonesia or English. 

Manuscripts should be organized in the following order: Title; authors and affiliations; abstract and keywords; main body of paper; acknowledgement (where applicable); references; appendices (where applicable). Abstract and keywords for manuscript written in the Bahasa Indonesia should be written in Bahasa Indonesia and English. Abstract and keywords for manuscript written in English can be written in English only. Each abstract should not exceed 200 words. Three keywords should be included. 

Figures and Tables 
Photographs, charts, illustrations and diagrams are to be referred to as “Figure(s)”. All figures and tables should be placed within the text and identified with consecutive Arabic (Not Roman) number in the order in which they are referred to (separate numbers for tables and figure). All lettering, lines and symbols must be uniform size drawn in black and white prints and cropped to remove irrelevant information. Photograph must be glossy. It is better to use several simple tables than one large, complex table. All figures should be clear and suitable for reduction (up to 50% original size). Lettering must be clear and must be large enough to be reduced by the same proportion. All tables and figures must be accompanied by a self-explanatory caption. 

References to published literatures should be quoted in body notes. Body notes should contain family name of the author and year of resource publication. The references should be listed together at the end of the text in consecutive order, with enough information to allow readers to find them. Jurnal Desain Komunikasi Visual Nirmana subscribes to the reference formatting issued by the APA 6th edition and the use of reference management software such as Mendeley, Zotero, or EndNote. Authors are encouraged to use the Mendeley Reference Manager and Citation Generator for in-text citations and bibliography. Journal reference should be in the style set out as follows: Pranata,M. (2003). Ceramah desain berbasiskan kecerdasan visual. Nirmana, 5(2), 149-161. Book References is given as follows: Papanek, V. (1995). The green imperative: Ecology and ethic in design and architecture (1st ed.). United Kingdom: Thames and Hudson. Electronic publication is set out as follows: McNeese, M.N. (2001). Using technology in educational settings. October 13, 2001. University of Southern Mississippi, Educational Leadership and Research. 

All papers will be reviewed, and the results will be forwarded to the authors within one month from the time of submission. 

Copyright and Originality
The author should include and sign a paper containing the following information.

  1. I declare that this paper [title of paper] is original and has not been published and will not be republished in other publication.
  2. With the publication, I transfer the copyright to Jurnal Desain Komunikasi Visual Nirmana. The copyright transfer shall cover the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprint, photographic reproduction of similar nature and translation. It shall also include the right to adapt the article for use in conjunction with computer system and programs including reproduction or publication in machine-readable form and incorporation in retrieval systems.
  3. Author: Signed __________________ Name: Date:

This transfer of copyright enables the Publisher to protect the copyright material for the authors, but does not reliquish the author's proprietary right. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any figures from othe copyright holder where copyright exist.