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Author Guidelines

Authors that interested to publish their works in CDA should follow the manuscript preparation guidelines as described below:

1. The manuscript is the original result of research in the field of chemistry or chemistry education and has never been published before.

2. The manuscript is typed in 1 space using Avenir font 11 pts on A4 paper, a maximum of 20 pages. Top margin = 3 cm, left, right, bottom = 2 cm. To guide you prepare the manuscript, Please Download the template Here

3. Manuscripts are sent through the Online Journal System. If you don't have an account, please register HERE

4. The manuscript is written in English or Indonesian with the following conditions: title, author's name, authors' affiliations, abstract along with keywords, introduction, method, results and discussion, conclusion, and references.

5. The title is written in capital letters with a font size of 14 pts, not more than 20 words.

6. The Author name is written without an academic degree, followed by the name of the institution or affiliation and placed under the title of the article. Authors must include e-mail and correspondence addresses.

7. Abstract and keywords are written in one space of no more than 200 words and followed by keywords with a maximum of 5 words. Abstract describes the essence of the objective, research methods, research results, and conclusions.

8. Introduction includes a description of the background to the problem, the scope of the research, and literature review related to the research topic, as well as the formulation of hypotheses (if any). A maximum of 20% of the total pages.

9. The method includes a detailed description of the materials used, the method chosen, the technique, and the scope of the study. Maximum description is 15% of the total page.

10. Results and discussion is an objective description of the research results and discussion. Description of results and discussion of a minimum of 40% of the total page.

11. Conclusion is written as concised as possible and should contains research findings which are answers to the formulation of research problems. The conclusions should be written briefly, concisely and clearly.

12. Reference List is written in accordance with the IEEE Style (Reference manager such as Mendeley, Endnote, etc are recommended). 

Each reference number should be enclosed in square brackets on the same line as the text, before any punctuation, with a space before the bracket.

  1. Examples
    “. . .end of the line for my research [13].”

    “The theory was first put forward in 1987 [1].”
    “Scholtz [2] has argued. . . .”
    “For example, see [7].”
    “Several recent studies [3, 4, 15, 22] have suggested that. . . .”

    Note: Authors and dates do not have to be written out after the first reference; use the bracketed number. Also, it is not necessary to write “in reference [2].” Just write “in [2].”

    The preferred method to cite more than one source at a time is to list each reference in its own brackets, then separate with a comma or dash:

    [1], [3], [5] [1] – [5]

 the following example should be refered:

[1] L. Bass, P. Clements, and R. Kazman, Software Architecture in Practice, 2 ed.

Reading, MA: Addison Wesley, 2003. [E-book] Available: Safari e-book.

Article in Online Encyclopedia

[2] D. Ince, “Acoustic coupler,” in A Dictionary of the Internet. Oxford University Press, [online document], 2001. Available: Oxford Reference Online, [Accessed: May 24, 2007].

Journal Article Abstract (accessed from online database)

[1] M. T. Kimour and D. Meslati, “Deriving objects from use cases in real-time embedded systems,” Information and Software Technology, vol. 47, no. 8, p. 533, June 2005. [Abstract]. Available: ProQuest, [Accessed November 12, 2007].

Journal Article in Scholarly Journal (published free of charge on the Internet)

[2] A. Altun, “Understanding hypertext in the context of reading on the web: Language learners’ experience,” Current Issues in Education, vol. 6, no. 12, July, 2005. [Online serial]. Available: [Accessed Dec. 2, 2007].

Newspaper Article from the Internet

[3] C. Wilson-Clark, “Computers ranked as key literacy,” The Atlanta Journal Constitution, para. 3, March 29, 2007. [Online], Available: [Accessed Sept. 18, 2007].

Professional Internet Site

[1] European Telecommunications Standards Institute, “Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB): Implementation guide for DVB terrestrial services; transmission aspects,” European Telecommunications Standards Institute, ETSI-TR-101, 2007. [Online].

Available: [Accessed: Nov. 12, 2007].

General Internet Site

[2] J. Geralds, “Sega Ends Production of Dreamcast,”, para. 2, Jan. 31, 2007. [Online]. Available: [Accessed Sept.

12, 2007].

Personal Internet Site

[3] G. Sussman, “Home Page-Dr. Gerald Sussman,” July, 2002. [Online]. Available: [Accessed Nov. 14, 2007].


Printed Books

Single Author

[1] W. K. Chen, Linear Networks and Systems. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Press, 2003.

Edited Book

[2] J. L. Spudich and B. H. Satir, Eds., Sensory Receptors and Signal Transduction. New York: Wiley-Liss, 2001.

Selection in an Edited Book

[3] E. D. Lipson and B. D. Horwitz, “Photosensory reception and transduction,” in Sensory Receptors and Signal Transduction, J. L. Spudich and B. H. Satir, Eds. New York: Wiley-Liss, 2001, pp-1-64.

Three or More Authors

[4] R. Hayes, G. Pisano, and S. Wheelwright, Operations, Strategy, and Technical Knowledge. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2007.

Book by an Institutional or Organizational Author

[5] Council of Biology Editors, Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 6th ed., Chicago: Cambridge University Press, 2006.


[6] Bell Telephone Laboratories Technical Staff, Transmission System for Communication, Bell Telephone Lab, 2005.

Application Note

[7] Hewlett-Packard, Appl. Note 935, pp.25-29.

Note: Titles of unpublished works are not italicized or capitalized. Capitalize only the first word.

Technical Report

[8] K. E. Elliott and C. M. Greene, “A local adaptive protocol,” Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, France, Tech. Report. 916-1010-BB, 7 Apr. 2007.

Patent /Standard

[9] K. Kimura and A. Lipeles, “Fuzzy controller component,” U. S. Patent 14, 860,040, 14 Dec., 2006.

Data Sheet

[10] Texas Instruments, “High speed CMOS logic analog multiplexers/demultiplexers,” 74HC4051 datasheet, Nov. 1997 [Revised Sept. 2002].

Government Publication

[11] National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Pocket Statistics. Washington, DC: Office of Headquarters Operations, 2007.

Paper Published in Conference Proceedings

[12] J. Smith, R. Jones, and K. Trello, “Adaptive filtering in data communications with self improved error reference,” In Proc. IEEE International Conference on

Papers Presented at Conferences (unpublished)

[13] H. A. Nimr, “Defuzzification of the outputs of fuzzy controllers,” presented at 5

International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Cairo, Egypt, 2006.

Thesis or Dissertation (unpublished)

[14] H. Zhang, “Delay-insensitive networks,” M. S. thesis, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2007.

Article in Encyclopedia, Signed

[15] O. Singh, “Computer graphics,” in McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007, pp. 279-291.

Journal Articles

Article in Journal (paginated by annual volume)

[8] K. A. Nelson, R. J. Davis, D. R. Lutz, and W. Smith, “Optical generation of tunable ultrasonic waves,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 53, no. 2, Feb., pp. 1144-1149, 2002.

Article in Professional Journal (paginated by issue)

[9] J. Attapangittya, “Social studies in gibberish,” Quarterly Review of Doublespeak, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 9-10, 2003.

Article in Monthly or Bimonthly Periodical

[10] J. Fallows, “Networking technology,” Atlantic Monthly, Jul., pp. 34-36, 2007.

Article in Daily, Weekly, or Biweekly Newspaper or Magazine

[11] B. Metcalfe, “The numbers show how slowly the Internet runs today,” Infoworld, 30 Sep., p. 34, 2006.


Any data presented as table and figure should be inserted inside the body text. The header of the table should be written above the table while the figure caption should be placed under the figure. The following example should be followed:




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 has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic 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.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 20.00 (USD)
The Journal charges MAX. OF 20 USD for publication

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.