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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.
  • 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 11-point Garamond 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.

Author Guidelines

  • The manuscripts may be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English, and it has not been published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The manuscript may contain research results or scientific opinions (critical review) on all aspects of soil and land resources.


The submission has not been published, nor is it before another journal for consideration. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format, with Garamond 11 font. The length of a complete manuscript should be no less than 6 pages (11-point font, single-spaced, including figures, tables, and references). All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points rather than at the end. A template to guide authors in the preparation of the manuscript can be downloaded from


The title should be written in Bahasa Indonesia and English. The title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the manuscript. This should include all authors' full names (with no titles or qualifications), institutional addresses (department, institute, city, post/zip code, country), and email addresses. Authors and affiliations must be linked using superscript numerals. The corresponding author should also be indicated. The title should be no more than 15 words in length.

Abstract and Keywords

The abstract should be informative and self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should be 150 to 250 words in length. Standard nomenclature should be used, and abbreviations should be avoided. While the abstract is conceptually divided into three sections (background, methods/principal findings, and conclusions/significance), do not apply these distinct headings to the abstract within the manuscript. No literature should be cited. Following the abstract, five keywords that will provide indexing references should be listed.


The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and Methods

Experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail to allow these to be replicated by other researchers. The source of the various reagents and materials used in the study should be given, where possible. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods, in general use, need not be described in detail.


The results section should provide details of all of the experiments required to support the conclusions of the manuscript. There is no specific word limit for this section, but details of experiments that are peripheral to the main thrust of the manuscript and that detract from the focus of the manuscript should not be included. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. The section may be divided into subsections, each with a concise subheading. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation, and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the results but should be put into the Discussion section.


This section should present a comprehensive analysis of the results in light of previous research. When appropriate, the authors can combine the Results and the Discussion sections into Results and Discussion.


The conclusion section should highlight the significance of the research, show how it has brought closure to the research problem, and point out remaining gaps in knowledge by suggesting issues for further research.


The authors should first acknowledge the funding source (if any) for the research presented in their article, followed by any personal credits. The acknowledgments should be brief.


All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript.  In the text, the citations should be referred to by the author's name and year of publication enclosed in parentheses, e.g. (Madyaratri and Suntari, 2023; Ustiatik et al., 2022). If a reference is made in the text to a publication written by more than two authors, the first author's name should be used, followed by “et al.” In the list of references, however, the names of all authors should be mentioned.  References cited together in the text should be arranged chronologically. The list of references should be arranged alphabetically according to the author's names and chronologically per author. The authors are suggested to use Reference Management Applications, such as Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote) to write references for the manuscript.


Handayani, W. and Kumalasari, N.R. 2015. Migration as Future Adaptive Capacity: The Case of Java - Indonesia. In: Environmental Change, Adaptation and Migration: Bringing in the Region. F. Hillmann, M. Pahl, and B. Rafflenbeul (eds). Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp 117-138. (10)

Handayanto, E., Nuraini, Y., Muddarisna, N., Syam, N. dan Fiqri, A. 2017. Fitoremediasi dan Phytomining Logam Berat Pencemar Tanah. Penerbit UB Press, 211 hal., ISBN 978-602-432-013-3. (10)

Madyaratri, R.L. dan Suntari, R. 2023. Pengaruh aplikasi kompos campuran ampas kopi dan tepung cangkang telur terhadap kadar nitrogen dan kalsium tanah regosol serta pertumbuhan dan hasil tanaman Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.). Jurnal Tanah dan Sumberdaya Lahan 10(2):297-306, doi:10.21776/ub.jtsl.2023.010.2.13. (10)

Sholihah, A., Prijono, S. and Utami, S.R. 2012. Crop residue N mineralization priming effect using 15N isotope dilution method. Proceeding International Conference on Environmental, Socio-economic, and Health Impacts of Artisanal and Small Scale Mining. The University of Brawijaya, 7-8 February 2012, pp. 193-200. (10)

Ustiatik, R., Nuraini, Y., Suharjono, S., Jeyakumar, P., Anderson, C.W.N., Handayanto, E. 2022. Endophytic bacteria promote biomass production and mercury-bioaccumulation of Bermuda grass and Indian goosegrass. International Journal of Phytoremediation 24(11):1184-1192, doi:10.1080/15226514.2021.2023461. (10)


Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. The table title should be concise, no more than two sentences. The rest of the table legend and any footnotes should be placed below the table. Footnotes can be used to explain abbreviations. Tables must be cell-based, such as would be produced in a spreadsheet program or Microsoft Word. Do not provide tables as graphic objects. Tables must be no larger than one printed page. Do not include color, shading, lines, rules, text boxes, tabs, returns, or pictures within the table. The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in table and graph form or repeated in the text. All tables must be numbered consecutively (in Arabic numbers). Place tables as close as possible to where they are mentioned in the main text. All Tables should be referred to in the text as Table 1, Table 2, etc.


Figures should be as small and simple as is compatible with clarity. The goal is for figures to be comprehensible to readers in other or related disciplines and to assist their understanding of the paper. Figure legends should be typed in numerical order. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high-resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG, or PowerPoint before pasting them into the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (e.g., Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

Units and Abbreviations

The writing of units and abbreviations in the manuscript should refer to unit standards; for example, kilogram = kg, gram = g, hectare = ha, meter = m, centimeter = cm; kilometer = km, ton = t or Mg (megagram), milligram = mg, milliliter = mL; liter = L, degrees Celsius = o C, without period ending. Writing one unit per unit is as follows: for example, kilograms per hectare - written as kg ha-1, ton per hectare – written t ha-1, kilometer per hour - written as km hour-1.

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