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Author Guidelines

Writing should be submitted according to the following restrictions:

  1. Manuscript should be written in English and be submitted online via journal website. Online Submission will be free. The author must login in order to make submission.
  2. Manuscript should contains at least 2.000 words and at least 8 pages of manuscript that including embedded figures and tables, without any appendix, and the file should be in Microsoft Office (.doc/.docx) format. It should be prepared in A4 paper (21cm x 29.7cm) using 2.5 cm for left and right margins and 2 cm for top and bottom margins, additionally the paragraph should be used 1 line spacing, 11 TNR.
  3. Title, Abstract, and Keywords should be written in English
    • Abstract should be written in English and Bahasa Indonesia version (Bahasa Indonesian version is not necessary for foreigner authors).
    • Title should be less than 15 words, title case, small caps, centered, bold, font type Times New Roman (TNR), font size 16, and single spaced.
    • Abstract contains neither pictures nor tables, justified, in 11 TNR, single spaced, and should not exceed 250 words.
    • Keywords contain four to six words/phrases separated with coma and should be justified, 10 TNR and single spaced.
    • Please provide all email address of all authors for our database concern, however, in the published version, only the email address of the first author will be appeared.
  4. Manuscript body consists of: Introduction, Method, Result, Discussion, and Conclusion completed by Acknowledgment and References in capital and bold.
  5. Heading should be made in four levels. Level five cannot be accepted.
    • Heading 1: title caps, left aligned, bold, 14 TNR, single spaced
    • Heading 2: title case, left aligned, bold, 11 TNR, single spaced
    • Heading 3: title case, left aligned, italic, 11 TNR, single spaced
    • Heading 4 is not recommended, however, it could still be accepted with the format of: sentence case, left indent 5 mm, hanging indent 5 mm, italic, 11 TNR, single spaced
    • Heading 5 cannot be accepted in the manuscript.
  6. Figure and table can be either in black and white or in color, they should be clearly readable and in a proportional measure to the overall page. Caption should be numbered, in 9 TNR and single spaced. For lay outing purpose, please provide the respective captioned figure/table with extension .tif/.jpg/.jpeg within a particular folder apart from the manuscript. Please note the figure source/citation/reference if it is taken and/or modified from previous publication.
  7. Mathematical equation should be clearly written, numbered orderly, and accompanied with any information needed.
  8. Header and footer including page number must not be used. All hypertext links and section bookmarks will be removed from papers. If you need to refer to an Internet email address or URL in your paper, you must type out the address or URL fully in Regular font.
  9. Citation and Reference. Following are the detail organization of the references guidelines:
    • References are written in alphabetical order according to the family name of the first author.
    • If there is more than one references made by similar author, References are arranged in order of time, and then in alphabetical order.
    • All the references should be cited in the text. In the text, reference is cited with author family name and the year of publication. If it is written by 2 authors, the family name of both authors are noted, followed by the year of publication, if it is written by more than 2 authors, the reference is cited with the first author family name, followed by et al., and the year of publication. For example: (Kennett, 1981); (Usman and Panuju, 2013); (Susilohadi et al., 2009).
    • References are consist of paper, proceeding, or book that are published, or unpublished report including internal report, dissertation, or thesis.
    • References can be taken from website, by writing the hyperlink, and the time when it is accessed. Wikipedia, personal blog, or non scientific website is not allowed to be taken into account.
    • References should be ten references in minimum, at least two of them were published in the last five years.
    • Only the family name of the authors are written, followed by the abbreviation of their first name and middle name (if available). If the reference is written by more than one author, all authors should be written, abbreviation (e.g. dkk, et al, or drr) is not allowed.
    • All the information of the references must be noted, including publisher, journal volume, number (if available), and page number.
    • For book, the book title should be written in italic, for example:
      Kennett, J.P., 1981. Marine Geology. Prentice Hall, 813p.
    • For periodics, the name of the journal should be written in italic, for example:
      Susilohadi, S., Gaedicke, C., and Djajadihardja, Y.S., 2009. Structures and sedimentary deposition in the Sunda Strait, Indonesia. Tectonophysics, 467(1):55-71.
      (Tectonophysics is the name of the journal, 467 is the volume, 1 is issued number, 55 – 71 is page number)

      Usman, E., and Panuju, 2013. Study of Gas Potency Based on Gravity Anomaly Modeling And Seismic Profile Analysis at Banggai-Sula Basin. Bulletin of the Marine Geology, 28 (2): 51-60.
    • For edited symposia, special issues, etc. published in periodical:
      Kenneth, S. J., 2009. Marine biogeochemistry in 2025. In: D. Glickson (Editor), Oceanography in 2025: Proceedings of a workshop. The National Academic Press, Washington D. C.: 130 – 134.
    • For websites:
      <> [Accessed on 30 November 2011].
    • Unpublished references:
      Darlan, Y., Kamiludin, U., Kurnio, H., Rahardian, R., Hutagaol, J. P., Sianipar, A. H., dan Sinaga, A. C., 2005. Eksplorasi prospektif gas biogenik kelautan di Perairan Muara Kakap dan sekitarnya - Kalimantan Barat. Pusat Penelitian dan Pengembangan Geologi Kelautan, Bandung, Badan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Energi dan Sumberdaya Mineral, Departemen Energi dan Sumberdaya Mineral. Internal report, 104p. Unpublished.


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.

  1. I hereby declare that this submission is my own work.
  2. I hereby stated that this manusrcipt have no plagiarism matter.
  3. I declare the submission has no potential conflict of interest.
  4. I hereby stated that this manusrcipt have never been previously published in any other scientific publication and not being under reviewing process of any other scientific publication.
  5. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed to the submitted manuscript.

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