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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




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 If this case is discovered after publication, the published article will be withdrawn and the author will be blacklisted in this journal.


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 (Maximal 14 words): placed on the second page of the manuscript; Bahasa Indonesia and English (authors not fluent in either language may request assistance with translation); short and clear but adequate to describe contents of the manuscript; eye catching; no abbreviation.

Abstract (200-250 words): made in one paragraph which consist of objective of the research, materials and methods, results, and conclusions; a maximum of 200 words; both Bahasa Indonesia and English (authors not fluent in either language may request assistance with translation); with 5 key words).

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."





Contains literature references referred to in the text (including table headings and figure legends).

The number of references cited at least 10.

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 ib 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: p…


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