About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Jurnal Komunikasi Pembangunan (Jurnal KMP) is a peer-review journal that publishes original research and several literature reviews about development communication. Development communication involves the strategic use of communication for the alleviation of social problems in evolving societies through the development and /or social change agents/means. This journal focused on individual, small group, community, grass-roots organization, government, and private sector that works at local, national, and global levels for the sake of empowerment, development and social change.

This journal accepts articles that discuss:

  • strategic communication and participatory communication includes ICT for development, communication campaign, corporate social responsibility communication, storytelling about development, consciousness-raising, advocacy, social entrepreneurship, entertainment education;
  • crisis communication and risk communication includes environment communication;
  • development journalism and international communication includes radio community, citizen journalism, transnational communication, public diplomacy;
  • cultural communication includes indigenous communication, ritual communication;
  • online media and internet;
  • conflict and communication;
  • health communication;
  • communication within SMEs or household level business that focused on its capacity and capability.

Publication Frequency

Jurnal Komunikasi Pembangunan is scheduled for publication twice a year, in February and July. Each volume contains 5-7 articles, written in Indonesian and English.


Jurnal Komunikasi Pembangunan is accredited as a ‘Sinta 4’ journal in the Science and Technology Index (SINTA) from Vol 19 No 1 2018 until Vol 20 No 2 2022 at Sep 26th 2019, an online scientific portal managed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, Republic of Indonesia

Jurnal Komunikasi Pembangunan is indexed and searchable in the following databases:

  • Google Scholar
  • Garba Rujukan Digital (GARUDA)
  • Crossref
  • Scilit
  • Dimensions


This journal utilizes the CLOCKSS and system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.