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. 

Plagiarism Check

Plagiarism significantly undermines the integrity of scholarly publishing, posing a particular concern for the Jurnal Desain Komunikasi Visual Nirmana. To uphold the originality and authenticity of contributions, the journal mandates a rigorous plagiarism screening process. To this end, authors are required to ensure their submissions undergo a plagiarism check before submission, aiming for a maximum similarity index of 20%. This threshold has been established to promote the inclusion of original thought and substantial contributions to the field, while allowing for the necessary citation of existing work. Submissions exceeding this similarity limit may be subject to rejection or require modification to meet the journal's standards. By adhering to these guidelines, authors contribute to maintaining the high ethical standards and scholarly value of the Jurnal Desain Komunikasi Visual Nirmana.

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 Agreement
The author should include and sign a paper containing the following information:
"As an author, by submitting this paper titled [title of paper], I confirm its originality, and that it has not been published and will not be concurrently submitted for publication elsewhere. I agree to grant Jurnal Desain Komunikasi Visual Nirmana the right of first publication while retaining my copyright and the right to share and redistribute my work under a Creative Commons Attribution License. This license allows others to freely share and adapt the work, provided that they acknowledge the work's authorship and its initial publication in this journal.

Furthermore, I acknowledge that I am permitted and encouraged to post my work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on my website) after publication in this journal, which can foster productive exchanges and potentially increase the work's citation impact.

Upon publication, I agree to the journal's terms of non-exclusive distribution, allowing the published version of the work to be used in other contexts (e.g., institutional repository or a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in Jurnal Desain Komunikasi Visual Nirmana.

I am also aware of my responsibility to obtain permission for the use of any copyrighted material from third parties as required by the journal."

Author: Signed __________________ Name: ___________________ Date: _______________