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Author Guidelines

Preparation of the manuscript:

  • Manuscripts may be written in English or Bahasa Indonesia; for Bahasa Indonesian manuscript, one must follow guidance of the "Ejaan Yang Disempurnakan/EYD" (click - click here - to download the guidance of the EYD). The manuscript must be original and must not has been submitted for publishing in other media. This is the responsibility of author. If this case is discovered after publication, the published article will be withdrawn and the author will be blacklisted in this journal.
  • It is recommended, submitted manuscript must cite at least 5 relevant articles from this journal.


Order of manuscript writing (a template for layout is provided and can be downloaded; to download PDF template - click here -, and to download the DOC template - click here -:

  • Title (8-15 words): the title of the manuscript should reflect the essence of the content of the writing, be specific, short and clear but adequate to describe contents of the manuscript, and effective as measured by the straightforwardness of writing and its informativeness; eye catching; no abbreviation. If the manuscript is in Bahasa Indonesia, provide an English title.
  • Abstract (200-250 words): made in one paragraph which consist of objective of the research, a brief of materials and methods, results, and a brief conclusion; concise, clear, complete, without references (bibliography, pictures, and tables), and completely describes the essence of the contents of the entire writing; a maximum of 200 words; with 5 key words. If the manuscript is in Bahasa Indonesia, provide an English abstract.
  • Introduction (500-1000 words): without sub-section; includes background, literature review, issues, and objectives; if possible, describe novelty of the research.
  • Materials and methods (500-1000 words)
  • Results and Discussion (2000-3000 words)
  • Conclusion (200-500 words): made in one paragraph; answer the research objective; explain implication rather than a summary of the research.
  • Acknowledgements: provide if applicable; in this section provide a statement of "Conflict of Interest" by writing "We certify that there is no conflict of interest with any organization regarding the materials discussed in this manuscript."
  • References: follow the guidance below.



  • Contains literature references referred to in the text (including table headings and figure legends).
  • The number of references cited at least 10 (ten); half number of them cited from scientific journal published within 5 years
  • Format references according to the rules of the Harvard System (author-date system). This journal follows the system from De Montfort University, Leicester (full information of the system can be downloaded here -click here to download-).
  • Some examples of reference formats:


NYBAKKEN, J.W. (1993) Marine biology: an ecological approach. 3rd ed. New York: HarperCollins College Publishers.

Books with two or three authors:

HYLLEBERG, J. and RIIS-VESTERGAARD, H. (1984) Marine environments; the fate of detritus. Denmark: Akademisk Forlag.

Books with more than three authors:

DAHURI, H.R. et al. (2008) Pengelolaan Sumber daya wilayah pesisir dan lautan secara terpadu. Jakarta: PT Pradnya Paramita.

DAY, J.W. Jr. et al. (1989) Estuarine ecology. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Books with one or more editor(s):

NEWMAN, M.C. and MCINTOSH, A.W. (eds.) (1991) Metal Ecotoxicology: Concepts and Applications. Michigan: Lewis Publishers Inc.

Chapters in books:

BUCHANAN, J.B. (1984) Sediment analysis. In: HOLME, N.A. and MCINTYRE, A.D. (eds.) Methods for the study of marine benthos. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications, pp. 41-65.

Journal articles:

LASUT, M.T. and PANGKEY, H. (2010) Kepekaan cacing laut Ophryotrocha diadema (Polychaeta: Dorvilleidae) terhadap cemaran metil merkuri (MeHg). Biota, 15 (3), pp. 385-391.

WILLIAMS, T.M., REES, J.G. and SETIAPERMANA, D. (2000) Metals and trace organic compounds in sedimets and waters of Jakarta Bay and the Pulau Seribu Complex, Indonesia. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 40 (3), pp. 277-285.

E-journal articles:

DREXHAGE, J. (2004) Still up in the air. Carbon finance, (January), pp. 16-17.

Newspaper articles:

SAEFUMILLAH, A. (2003) Eutrofikasi: problem lingkungan berskala global. Kompas, 28th May, p. 36.

Papers in conference proceedings:

GIBSON, E.J. (1977) The performance concept in building. In: Proceedings of the 7th CIB Triennial Congress, Edinburg, September 1977. London: Construction Research International, pp. 129-136.

Theses and dissertations:

WAHANI, S.S.D. (2011) Kajian konsentrasi logam berat merkuri (Hg) pada beberapa jenis ikan komersil di Sulawesi Utara. Unpublished thesis (MSc), Universitas Sam Ratulangi.

Website, e-mail dan CD-ROM:

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD LIBRARY (2001) Citing electronic sources of information [WWW] University of Sheffield. Available from: [Accessed 23/02/07].


Tables and illustrations: Tables should be made simple and self-explanatory. Acceptable illustrations are graphic images, schemes, diagrams, and maps; colour is preferred. If using scanned illustrations, a quality of > 300 DPI must be used. Captions, either tables or illustrations, should be brief, independent, and informative.


The manuscript must be typed using Microsoft Word, maximum 15 pages, single column format, A4, double spaced, Times New Roman 12. Do not place tables and illustrations in the text. Tables and illustrations are placed at the end of the manuscript, along with a list of tables and illustrations with clear numbering. A template for layout is provided and could be downloaded (see at the beginning of this section).


A TEMPLATE FOR LAYOUT IS PROVIDED AND CAN BE DOWNLOADED; to download PDF template - click here -, and to download the DOC template - click here -:


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. The submission is original and have not been published, nor have not been submitted for publishing in other medias.

  2. The manuscript is typed using Microsoft Word, maximum 15 pages, single column format, A4, double spaced, Times New Roman 12, with layout which is written according to Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  3. Cited references is provided in reference list, vv., which are written according to Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  4. Tables and illustrations are placed at the end of the manuscript, along with a list of tables and illustrations with clear numbering.

  5. The text adheres to the stylistic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. No name and affiliation of authors in manuscript. The name and affiliation of authors will be inputed in the metadata section.

  7. The references were written after checking by the Mendeley(R).
  8. Have at least 10 references, half of them cited from scientific articles within 5 years.

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Editorial Fee: 525000.00 (IDR)
Starting in 2022:

  1. Authors are charged an Editorial Fee for contributing to editorial costs; payment must be made after the manuscript is accepted for publication. Payment transferred to the Journal's Bank Account.
  2. Journal's Bank Account:

Bank: PT. Bank BNI 46 (Persero) Cabang ManadoAccount Name: RPL 049 UNSRAT BLU OPR PENERIMA; Account No.: 0537068016.

Please send the transfer proof to the JASM via email (


  1. Undergraduate students get a discount of 57%; Editorial Fee: IDR 225.000
  2. Postgraduate master students get a discount of 43%; Editorial Fee: IDR 300.000
  3. Public get a discount of 14%; Editorial Fee: IDR 450.000
  4. For submission from overseas, payment of Editorial Fee will be covered by the Indonesia of Aquatic Resources Management Association (Asosiasi Pengelola Sumber Daya Perairan Indonesia/SIPESUAR) as the sponsor for this journal.