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Author Guidelines

Journal of Marine Disaster Mitigation (JMDM) is dedicated to publishing in the highest quality of research papers. The journal emphasizes the sustainability issues in aspect Marine Disaster, Marine Mitigation, Marine Rehabilitation, and Oceanography in Indonesia and worldwide.

Please be noted that the Journal of Marine Disaster Mitigation only accepts the original article and all other marine disasters mitigation topic which does not be published elsewhere and does not consider for publication papers from authors involved in multiple submission cases.



Author register as Author and/or offered as Reviewer by online. All manuscript must be submitted to JMDM Editorial Office by Online Submission at E-Journal portal address:



The manuscript should be written in 11 point Times New Rowman font double space in A4 paper with 3 cm left margin and 2 cm for other three margins. Page numbers should be located at the bottom right of each page. Figures and Tables are put at the end of the manuscript (after the references). A total length of the manuscript approximately 15 pages. For soft copies, we only accept in Microsoft word saved in a virus-free file.

The manuscript should be written in the following order ie. TITLE, Author(s) full name; Author(s) full address; Correspondence author data: phone, fax, and E-mail; Running title; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgment; References; Figures and the Figure Titles; Table and Table Titles. For manuscript written in Bahasa Indonesia should follow a similar arrangement.



 The title should be concise and as informative as possible.
Authors should also give a running title, i.e. short title which will be put in the bottom of each page of the paper.


Author(s)’s full name (no abbreviation) and author full address, complete with postcode as well as phone and email address.


An abstract should be no more than 250 words, to summarize the principal points of the study and therefore must be meaningful without reference to the body of the paper. It contains short sentences of introduction, methods, important findings, conclusion and implications. The abstract does not contain references, figures, tables, abbreviation, or acronym.

Keywords: 5-8 words which have to be closely related to the research.

The introduction should provide sufficient background information on the research to evaluate the results of the research, but an extensive review of the literature is not needed and in general, no exceed one typed page. The introduction also gives the rationale for and objectives of the study that is being reported and their relationship to earlier work in the field.



In this section, author(s) should provide sufficient information to allow another qualified researcher to repeat the experiments that are described in the paper. If the method is categorized as new procedures or refers to published paper which was not readily available for most readers, details methodology should be provided. If any modification is made, then it should be described clearly. Previously published procedures should be cited. The authors should also mention the scientific name, the number of samples and the location of sampling. Sources (company, city, state, or country) of unusual chemicals, bacterial strains, reagents, and equipment must be clearly stated. For those who work with satellite images, please also provide collected ground check data.



Results and discussion should not be separated. State the obtained results based on the used methods. Avoid the presentation of raw data as well as double presentation (e.g. table and graph). Every means a value of the data should be given standard deviation. All data given in result should be presented in the tables or graph, although some results may be given solely in the text.

Discussion can be done by comparing results/data reported with other research results previously published. Focused on the interpretation of the results rather than a repetition of the results/data. Similarities, differences, and the uniqueness of the findings should be highlighted.



Based on the findings and discussion, the conclusion should be clearly stated. It should be written as the paragraph, not as a list.


In this section, author(s) should mention the grant source (Institution as well as the year of the contract) and the person to whom the grant was given. Acknowledgment should also be given to those (individual/company/institution) who has contributed to the study especially in establishing research design, acquisition of data, supplying documents/photographs or analysis and interpretation of data, or who was involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content. If the contribution of an individual quite significant, then he/she should be put as one of the authors. Please refer to the author(s) contribution form.


References only list the published or accepted material for publication. Accepted article(s) but not yet published should be sent as a manuscript appendix. Referring website, personal communications, unpublished data should be incorporated in the text in parentheses. Personal communication needs to be written with the initials surname of the source accompanied by the year of the statement, e.g., (Hoegh-Guldberg, 2011, personal communication). Authors should provide proof(s) of the communication such as email, etc.

References should be listed alphabetically by the last names of the authors. In the case of several authors have the same name, references should be listed chronologically. Only the first author’s name and initials are inverted. Journal names are italicized and abbreviated according to those commonly used in an international journal (see ISI journal abbreviation).

In the text it should be referred by the name(s) of the first author followed by the year of publication in parentheses, using the following format: (Hartati and Widianingsih, 2011) or Suryono and Riniatsih (2011). When there are more than two authors, use the first author’s name followed by et al. (written in italics). When several references are put in the same parentheses, it should be typed from the oldest year (Rochaddi and Zainuri, 2005; Pringgenies and Yusuf, 2008; Munasik and Trianto, 2010; Suwartimah et al., 2011). If the references have the same year, they should be listed alphabetically. If the references have the same author(s) and the same year, they should be listed by giving a lowercase a, b, c, etc. after the year of publication.

The reference list should follow these styles:

Journal article

Craig, J.S., P.H. Barber, Ambariyanto & A.C. Baker. 2010. The Recovery of Coral Genetic Diversity on Krakatau. Coral Reefs. 29:547–565



Nei, M. & S. Kumar. 2000. Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics. Oxford University Press. 333 pp.


Chapter in a book

Waldman, J.R. & I. Wirgin. 1994. Use of DNA Analysis in the Management of Natural Fish Populations. In: Garte, S.J. (Ed). Molecular Environmental Biology. Lewis Publishers. Boca Raton. Florida. p: 29-64.

Book by editor(s)

Garte, S.J. (Ed). 2000. Molecular Environmental Biology. Lewis Publishers. Boca Raton. Florida. 256 pp.

Thesis or dissertation

Zulpikar, F. 2010. Aktivitas Peptida Antibakteri dari Hemocyte Kerang Hijau (Perna viridis) Terhadap Vibrio alginoliticus dan Streptococcus iniae. Thesis. Diponegoro Univerisity. Semarang. 132 pp.

Publication with no identifiable author or editor

Anonymous. 2011. Real decree 3-484/2000 (12 January 2001) on the hygiene of ready-to-eat foods. BOE no. 11. Boletín Oficial de Estado, Madrid, Spain.

Article from the Internet

Referring to the web page(s), it should include author, date, title, availability information, and accession date. For example:

Choi, C.Q. 2008. Giant Clams Fed Early Humans. Available at: Accessed 9 February 2012.

Conference Proceedings

Wijayanti, D.P., E. Indrayanti & C.A. Suryono. 2011. Kajian konektivitas genetika antar terumbu sebagai dasar perencanaan kawasan restorasi karang dalam upaya mengahadapi global warming. Anonymous (Ed.) Simposium Nasional Penelitian Perubahan Iklim. Semarang, 26 Juli 2011. Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Universitas Diponegoro. p: 15-20.


Tables should be prepared in the word (.doc file). The legend of the table should be brief with enough information needed. It should be self-explain so that its understandable without extensive reference to the text. Each column in a table must have a heading, and abbreviations, when necessary, should be defined in the legend. Use no vertical lines, but only three horizontal line ie. under the title, under the box heads, and at the bottom. Give standard deviation to every mean value. Numbers and legend of the table should be written in 9 points Arial font. Data presented in tables must not be repeated in figures.


Maximum width of figures should not exceed 100 mm. Figures or photographs should be in very good quality (at least 300 dpi) and ready to print. In the case of figures containing multiple components (for example Figure 1A, 1B, 1C, etc.) should be mounted together. Each number should be put on the upper-right corner of the page. Black and white photographs should be clear and contrast enough to provide necessary information to the readers. Figures and photographs can be printed in color, but there is an additional cost to the author. Color quotes will be provided after acceptance of the manuscript. Numbers and legend are written in 9 points Arial font. Measurement scale should be given to photographs and arrows should be given to point certain objects. Images should be prepared in JPG format. Clear credit should be given to the photographer. Statistical graphs should give standard deviation for mean value. Data presented in figures must not be repeated in tables.



Frequently used acceptable abbreviations are given below.


centimeter, cm cubic centimeter, cm3  degree Celsius, OC, degree Fahrenheit, OF

gram, g, hour(s), h, kilocalorie, kcal, kilogram, kg, meter, m, microgram, μg

microliter, μl, micrometer, μm, micromole, μmol, milligram, mg, milliliter, ml

millimeter, mm, millimolar, mM, minute(s), min, molar, M, mole, mol, nanometer, nm

parts per billion, ppb, parts per million, ppm, percent, %, revolutions per minute, rpm

second, s, volume, vol, weight, wt


Proofs will be sent by E-mail to the corresponding author and are expected to proofread the article carefully. The corrected proof should be received by the administration within two working days.


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The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Article Processing Charge

FREE OF CHARGE for Submitting, Processing, and Publishing the Article in Journal of Marine Disaster Mitigation. Authors will be informed on the decision on their manuscript(s) within 1-2 month of submission following the acceptance of their manuscript.


Submission Through OJS

Journal of Marine Disaster Mitigation encourage manuscript submission through the Open Journal System (OJS) at the following address: For a certain period of time we will accept submissions by e-mail. We hope the new submission procedure will make the process of article submission, review and publication more efficient and comfortable for everyone involved.

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the items in the manuscript preparation check list, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines. For those who are not familiar with the system should sent the manuscript, filled and signed authors contribution and copyright statement forms to:


Journal of Marine Disaster Mitigation

Center for Coastal Rehabilitation and Disaster Mitigation Studies,

Universitas Diponegoro, Tembalang Campus

Semarang, Indonesia


Or by email to:


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. Always put clear correspondence address including email
  3. We encourage that references used should be no older than 10 years
  4. Submitted graphs and picture/photos including maps should be in a very good quality to be printed.
  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.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.