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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts must be original. By publishing only original reports, J. Natural is committed to deterring plagiarism, including self-plagiarism. Note that all manuscripts may be screened during the submission or peer-review process.

Text. Manuscripts must be prepared using accepted word-processing software. Times new roman 10th, single coloum. Please use the journal template as guideline.

Tables. Tables may be prepared in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel and must be embedded in the word-processing file. Authors are asked to follow these guidelines:(1)Number tables consecutively using Arabic numerals. (2) Include a descriptive heading that explains the table. (3) Give footnotes a letter designation, and cite in the table by italic superscript letters, labeling sequentially by lines of the table.

Graphics. The preferred submission procedure is to embed graphic files in the word-processing document near the point where they should appear in the final publication. Separate graphic files may also be included with the submission package. Additional acceptable file formats for graphics are TIFF, PDF, or EPS (vector artwork). EPS files: For EPS files, all fonts should be converted to outlines or embedded in the graphic file. The document settings should be in RGB mode. EPS is preferred for line-art figures. TIFF files are preferred for photographs. A rule should not be placed around the graphic.

Colors. Choose colors that will allow all features to be clearly visible on white paper, and format in RGB color mode. The RGB requirements are essential for producing high-quality graphics within the published manuscript. Graphics submitted in CMYK may be used; however, the colors may not appear the same in the final output.

Naming and Numbering. Name your graphics Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. (Arabic numerals), consecutively, and for figures not embedded in the text, place a call-out in the main manuscript text where the graphic should be located. Boldface Arabic numerals should be used for numbering structures.

Lettering. Lettering should be 10 points, and lines should have ≥0.5-point thickness at final printed size. Lettering and lines should be of uniform density. Size. Submit graphics at the required print publication size.  At printed size, graphics must be 300 dpi for color art and images containing photographic material, 600 dpi for grayscale art, and 1200 dpi for black and white line art. The resolution requirements are essential for producing high-quality graphics within the published manuscript. Graphics submitted at lower resolutions may be used; however, graphics that do not meet stated resolution requirements may appear at a lower quality in the final output.

Title. Title of articles in English should describe the main content of manuscripts, be informative, concise, and not too wordy (12-15 words only), and does not contain formulas.

The authors names. Full name without academic degrees and titles, written in capital letters. Manuscript written by groups needs to supplemented by complete contact details.

Authors Affilitations.The author name should be accompanied by affiliation and address.

Abstract. Written briefly in English in one paragraph of 200-250 words, containing background, research objectives, methodology, results, conclusion of the study and your research contributions to science.

Keywords. Written in English 3-5 words or groups of words, written alphabetically.

Introduction. Explaining the background, problems, importance of research, brief literature review that relates directly to research or previous findings that need to be developed, and ended with a paragraph of research purposes. A balance must be kept between the pure and applied aspects of the subject.The introduction is presented in the form of paragraphs of approximately 1000 words.

Methodology. Make sure that work can be repeated according to the details provided. It contains technical information of the study presented clearly. Therefore, readers can conduct research based on the techniques presented. Materials and equipment specifications are necessary. Approaches or procedures of study together with data analysis methods must be presented.

Results and Discussion. Well-prepared tables and or figures must be of significant feature of this section, because they convey the major observations to readers. Any information provided in tables and figures should no longer be repeated in the text, but the text should focus on the importance of the principal findings of the study. In general, journal papers will contain three-seven figures and tables. Same data can not be presented in the form of tables and figures. The results of the study are discussed to address the problem formulated, objectives and research hypotheses. It is higly suggested that discussion be focused on the why and how of the research findings can happen and to extend to which the research findins can be applied to other relevant problems.

Conclusion. Conclusion should be withdrawn on the basis of research findings, formulated concerns and research purposes. Conclusion is presented in one paragraph without numerical form of expression. Explain your research contributions to science.

Acknowledgment. Include financial support, technical assistance, advice from colleagues, gifts, etc. Be precise and thorough when acknowledging funders, and include grant numbers where appropriate.

References. Manuscripts are written  by using standard citation application (Mendeley/Endnote/Zotero). Compile all references together in a list at the end of the manuscript text. Many references will link directly to the cited article or other Web sites. It is crucial that authors verify the accuracy of references cited. Authors must reference all previous publications in which portions of the present work have appeared. Literature references should be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order of their first citation in the text and the corresponding superscripted numbers inserted at the appropriate locations in the text. References will be properly formatted during the technical editing and page formatting process. Articles accepted for publication should be cited as “in press”; the DOI should be given if the paper is published online only.          

For journals:

[1] Liu, D.; Zhong, T.; Chang, P. R.; Li, K.; Wu, Q. 2010. Starch composites reinforced by bamboo cellulosic crystal. Bioresour. Technol. 101 2529 – 2536. DOI: 10.1021/nn900157r.

For books:

[2] Halliwell, B.; Gutteridge, J. 1999 Free radicals in medicine and biology 3rd ed (New York: Oxford University Press)

Nomenclature. Use abbreviations and acronyms sparingly, and all usage should be defined at the first occurrence in the text. Use systematic and standard nomenclature appropriate for your field of study.

Template can be downloaded HERE.

Guide (in Indonesia) how to submit online thorugh the system is available 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 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. All authors with their affiliations have been correcly inputted as metadata during submission
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 10 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. The similarity index must be less than 20% (excluding references).
  7. The number of references should be more than 20, with at least 40% of the references being primary sources less than 5 years old.
  8. Proposed two potential reviewers, i.e. names, affiliations, and emails, to editors

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 4.0 International 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).
  4. The journal allow the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions

  5. The journal allow the author(s) to retain publishing rights without retrictions


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 1300000.00 (IDR)

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Starting Volume 21, the publication fee is (IDR) 1,300,000 for Indonesian main authors (i.e. first or corresponding authors) and free of charges for non-Indonesian main authors. If you wish to have a print version of magazine, the additional fee is (IDR) 100,000 excluding the shipping cost.

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