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Author Guidelines

Abstract: Manuscripts written in Bahasa Indonesia should have abstract in both English and Bahasa Indonesia. The content of abstract should include research objective/s, methods, results, and conclusion with a maximum length of 250 words and is completed with at least three key words in alphabetical order.

Keywords: instructions; journal; writing


Original research articles are preferable. However, other types of manuscripts such as review, including book review, conceptual or theoretical framework, and philosophical view, are also welcome. Articles should be systemized as follows: Introduction (should include the literature review), Methods, Findings and Discussion (please include the analysis in this section), and Concluding Remarks (please include the recommendations, if any, here). The typing format of manuscript is as follows: one spacing, font type calibri 11 pt, A4 paper size, use Word for Windows , maximum of 7000 words in length.

How to Write the Title

The article title should be written with center alignment, fonts of calibri of 14 pts bold, and a maximum of 14 words. Author name/s should be placed under the article title with title case format, no academic or other titles included, completed with the affiliated institution names. For articles written in Bahasa Indonesia, the title should also be written in English.

How to Write the Abstract

Abstract is a very brief summary of the article, so it should include the problem statement, aim/s, methods, analysis, results, and conclusion. For article in Bahasa Indonesia, abstract should be written in both Bahasa Indonesia and English. The maximum length of abstract is 250 words. Indonesian and english abstract (abstrak) should use Calibri fonts 8 pts. The writing format for key words is the same as that for abstract; however, key words should be written in italics.

How to Write the Body of Article

The article should be written with left-right alignment using calibri, 11pts. The margin format should be 25 mm top, 25 mm bottom, 20 mm right, and 20 mm left. Header and footer margin is 15 mm. The paper size is A4.

Tables and Figures

Title of Table/Figure should well represent the content but be concise at maximum of 12 words. The title of table/figure should be written in bold, center alignment, using calibri, 11 pts, while the source of table/figure should be acknowledged immediately after the title in italics using calibri, 10 pts, center alignment. For tables, the title and the source should be placed before the table, while for figures the title and the source should be after the figure.


Any person, institution, and/or other party having contributed in the completion of the manuscript can be acknowledged. For a research based article, at least the funding source/s of the research should be acknowledged.

How to Write the References

References should be written in one spacing using calibri, 9 pts. Please use APA 6th style ( Using a reference manager like Endnote, Mendeley, and Zotero will help you to cite your references. But it would much better if you use Endnote. Examples of references can be seen below.

Journal and proceeding articles

Abdoullaev, A. 2011. A Smart World: A Development Model for Intelligent Cities. The 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT-2011).

Agus, F. & Husen, E. Tinjauan umum multifungsi pertanian.  Seminar Nasional Multifungsi Pertanian dan Ketahanan Pangan. Bogor, 2005.

Bandara, J. S. & CAI, Y. 2014. The impact of climate change on food crop productivity, food prices and food security in South Asia. Economic Analysis and Policy, 44, 451-465.

Barthel, S. & Isendahl, C. 2013. Urban gardens, agriculture, and water management: Sources of resilience for long-term food security in cities. Ecological Economics, 86, 224-234.


Dini. 2015. Produksi Padi Jawa Tengah 2014 Turun 6,73 Persen. Tribun Jateng.

Manafe, I. N. 2015. Jokowi Yakin Indonesia 3 Sampai 4 Tahun Capai Ketahanan Pangan. Tribunnews.

Musa, H. 2010. Jateng Surplus 2,5 Juta Ton GKG. Antara News.

Pancroma. 2013. Global Mapper Overlays [Online]. Available: [Accessed 14 Mei 2014].

Sciencegl. 2013. Geo Surface3D [Online]. Attleboro. Available: [Accessed 14 Mei 2014].


BPS 2014. Luas Panen- Produktivitas-Produksi Tanaman Padi Indonesia. Jakarta: Badan Pusat Statistik.

Gornall, J., Betts, R., Burke, E., Clark, R., Camp, J., Willett, K. & Wiltshire, A. 2010. Implications of climate change for agricultural productivity in the early twenty-first century.

IPCC 2012. Summary for Policymakers. In: Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. In: FIELD, C. B., V. BARROS, T.F. STOCKER, D. QIN, D.J. DOKKEN, K.L. EBI, M.D. MASTRANDREA, K.J. MACH, G.-K. PLATTNER, S.K. ALLEN, M. TIGNOR, AND P.M. MIDGLEY (ed.) A Special Report of Working Groups I and II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge, UK,, New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press.

Kundu, A. 2011. Trends and processes of urbanisation in India. New  York: IIED and UNFPA.

Soemarwoto, O. 1983. Ekologi, Lingkungan Hidup dan Pembangunan, Jakarta, Djambatan.

Govermant document

Bappenas 2014. Rancangan Teknokratik Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Nasional (RPJMN) 2015-2019. In:NASIONAL, K. P. P. N. B. P. P. (ed.). Jakarta: Bappenas.

Dinas Pendidikan Provinsi Jawa Tengah 2008. Renstra Dinas Pendidikan Provinsi Jawa Tengah Tahun 2008 - 2013. Semarang: Dinas Pendidikan dan Kebudayan Provinsi Jawa Tengah.

Kementerian Pertanian 2012. Perencanaan Tenaga Kerja Sektor Pertanian 2012-2014. Jakarta: Kementerian Pertanian.


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.

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