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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

  • Manuscripts are written in Indonesian or English. Manuscripts must be original and have not been published in another publication.
  • The manuscript contains research results, scientific opinion (critical review), the scope of soil science, and land resources.
  • We suggest you write a manuscript bibliography using the Reference Manager application, such as; Zotero, Mendeley, etc.
  • Manuscript systematics:
    • Title: describes the main content of the article briefly and clearly. A title should not be more than 15 words.
    • Author Name: without title, listed below the title; under the author's name, is given a note indicating the identity of the work unit or agency that supervises it.
    • Abstract: written in English and Indonesian, contains the essence of the writing, and includes a brief background of writing, objectives, methods, research results, and conclusions; Abstract is expected to be no more than 250 words. The abstract is written in only one paragraph.
    • Keywords: placed after the abstract, consisting of about five words or not exceeding one line in length, the words are arranged alphabetically.
    • Contents of the Manuscript: includes the Introduction section (including background, brief literature review, and objectives), Materials and Research Methods or Methods, Results and Discussion, and Conclusions; writing can be supplemented with tables, pictures, or other illustrations if needed.
    • Acknowledgments: or Acknowledgments if needed.
    • References: The libraries contained in the bibliography are limited only to the libraries referred to in the manuscript. The recommended number of libraries is a minimum of 10 primary source libraries (journal articles). Using unpublished materials (thesis, theses, dissertations, and research reports) as library sources are not allowed.

Manuscript Typing

The manuscript is typed using Microsoft Word, with the following page layout:

- Paper size: A4

- Single space; 1-column format

- Letter (font): Garamond 11

- Left and right borders 3 cm, top, and bottom 3 cm.

- Page typed at the bottom right corner

  • The minimum manuscript length is 2,500 words (6 pages), maximum is 5,000 words (12 pages), including tables, figures, or other illustrations.

Units and Abbreviations

The writing of units and abbreviations in the manuscript must refer to the unit standards; for example, kilogram = kg, gram = g, hectare = ha, meter = m, centimeter = cm; kilometers = km, tons = t, milligrams = mg, milliliters = mL; liters = L, degrees Celsius = oC. The writing of one unit per unit is as follows: for example, kilograms per hectare is written kg ha-1, kilometers per hour - is written km hour-1, and hours per day is written hour day-1.

Tables, Pictures

  • The table layout is enough with straight horizontal lines without the need for vertical lines. The table does not need to be given a variety of appearances, such as double lines, bold, or shading.
  • Images, schematics, or diagrams should be in JPEG or PNG format.
  • The table title is above the table, while the image title is below the figure.

Bibliography Writing

  • The bibliography is arranged in alphabetical order from the surname or last name of the author/author of the librarian, and the first name is abbreviated.
  • Writing bibliography from bibliography sources in the form of articles in Scientific Journals: examples,

Kasmadi, K., NugrohoB., Sutandi, A. dan Syaiful Anwar, S. 2020. Pengaruh penambahan filler blotong terhadap potensi caking pupuk majemuk granul. Jurnal Tanah dan Sumberdaya Lahan 7(1) : 1-6, doi: 10.21776/ub.jtsl.2020.007.1.1.

Writing bibliography from Bibliography sources in the form of articles in the Proceedings of Seminars / Congress: for example,
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. Brawijaya University, Malang, 7-8 February 2012, pp. 193-200.
Writing bibliography from bibliography sources in the form of books: examples
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.
Writing bibliography from bibliography sources in the form of parts of books: examples,
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.

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