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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, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Detailed author guidelines can be found by clicking this link "Guide for Authors"


Manuscripts received must meet the following requirements:

  1. Manuscript is the result of scientific research that contributes to science.
  2. Manuscript employs research methods that are concise, clear, and easy to understand as a reference for other researchers.
  3. The results of the research are written concisely and clearly, supported by relevant and easily understood data.
  4. Conclusions are written based on the results of the research which answer the research objectives.


Guidelines are detailed as follows:

  1. Manuscript is written in 2 spaces including abstracts on A4 paper (210x297 mm), with margins on all sides of 25 mm.
  2. Manuscript consists of a maximum of 20 pages including images and tables.
  3. The type of font used is Antiqua Book, size 10.
  4. Subtitles which include Introduction, Research Methods, Results and Discussion, and Conclusions, are written in bold and uppercase format. The additional text (section) must be written in bold and in uppercase letters at the beginning of the word and in left text alignment.
  5. Each paragraph starts with a distance of 10 mm from the left side border.
  6. Words from foreign languages are written in Italic format.
  7. Abbreviations must be defined in the initial mention, and are used consistently in the next mention.
  8. The measurement unit must follow the applicable International System.
  9. Decimal numbers are written by using commas (Indonesian version).
  10. Each table must be given a table title and a number with Arabic numbering format above the table followed by the table title, written in capital letters at the beginning of the sentence. Tables are made open.
  11. The title of image/graphic is placed under the image and with an Arabic number. Captions are capitalized at the beginning of the sentence. Image is created open. Images in the form of photos must be accompanied by original JPEG files with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
  12. Tables and images must be provided in an editable format.



The format of writing the title is as follows:

  1. The title must be informative, briefly written, clear, and non-multi
  2. The title must also accurately reflect the problem to be discussed.
  3. The main idea must be written at the beginning and followed by the explanation.
  4. The title is written by using capital letters (UPPERCASE) including Latin names (for example: species names).
  5. The title in English is written in italics, with uppercase letters (Capitalizing Each Word), except for conjunctions such as: and, of, after, before, or, at, on, for, toward, off, etc.
  6. The title of the text is written in no more than 20 words, in bold fonts, and in the center text format.
  7. The title is permitted to use unusual abbreviations.


The format of writing the name of the author is as follows:

  1. All author names included in the text must be a full name, followed by each affiliate, address, city with a zip code, and an affiliate country.
  2. A code (1, 2, 3, etc...) is attached which shows the author's institutional affiliation.
  3. The corresponding author is marked with an asterisk (*) with an e-mail address.


Abstract writing formats are as follows:

  1. Abstract is written after the author's title and information in the text.
  2. Abstract must be written in a concise and independent manner reflecting the contents of the entire text consisting of goals, methods, results, conclusions, and
  3. Abstract is written as one paragraph without headers and references, avoiding nonstandard abbreviations (if it is important it needs to be mentioned and defined in the abstract).
  4. Abstract is written both in Indonesian and English with a maximum of 250 words as well as with keywords both in Indonesian and English.
  5. Keywords consist of 4-6 words or phrases sorted alphabetically beginning with a capital letter in each word, and separated by a semicolon (;).
  6. Keywords must avoid general terms, plurality, and several meanings.
  7. Keywords will be used for indexing purposes.


The introduction must contain a general background (brief and sequential) and a literature review, as the basis of the problems and hypotheses of the research, as well as the state of the art of the research (novelty). The final part of the introduction must be stated in the purpose of the research. The author is expected to write an introduction by placing himself as a common reader who is not an expert in the concerned field.


The method should be divided into several sub-sections to facilitate the explanation of the method. Methods include place and time of research, main materials and tools of research accompanied by specifications/brands, research flow, sampling method, modification of analysis (if any) must be explained in detail, experimental design, method of measurement as well as data analysis accompanied by library resources, with code of ethics of the research method (if any).


The format of results and discussion is as follows:

  1. Result and discussion must be written within the same section.
  2. Result and discussion can be divided into several sub-sections with brief and informative titles.
  3. Result and discussion must be presented sequentially, together from the main results to the supporting results, supplemented by discussion.
  4. Data must be presented as clearly as possible accompanied by tables or images.
  5. Data interpretation is supported by relevant and actual library sources (updated journals).
  6. Result and discussion must describe the outcome of the research.


The format for writing conclusions is as follows:

  1. The conclusions must state clearly of the main findings of the research and provide explanations related to their importance and relevance.
  2. The conclusions are written concisely and can answer the research objectives.
  3. Conclusions do not contain repetitions of results and discussion.
  4. Relevant suggestions can be added to provide input related to further ideas of the research that might be proposed in the next study.


Acknowledgment can be addressed to agencies/institutions or individuals who contribute to the conduct of research.


The format of writing references is as follows:

  1. The number of references in discussion must be higher than that in introduction.
  2. Reference is written according to last name (surname) and year.
  3. Articles have at least 10 references and 80% comes from primary libraries, in the form of journals.
  4. References have a maximum limit of the last 10-year publication.
  5. References are written by referring to citation management applications, such as: Mendeley and EndNote with Elsevier - Harvard style (with titles). The proportion of self-reference is limited to no more than 20% of the total reference
  6. Unpublished data and opinions of personal communication cannot be used as literary sources.
  7. Articles that are in the "In Press" status can be used as literature by including date or month of article publication if available.



This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission Charges: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication Charges: 1000000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publication costs.

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