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Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must be submitted using the Online Submission System on the JWL website ( after registering as an Author in the "Register" section. Online submission procedures can be found at the end of this guide.

1.  General Instructions

  • All manuscripts submitted to Jurnal Wilayah dan Lingkungan (JWL) must follow the author guidelines. If the manuscript submitted incompliance with the guidelines, then it will be returned directly to the authors without review process.
  • All manuscripts submitted to this journal must be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English. The American English style is preferred in this journal. Authors for whom English is not their native language are strongly recommended to have their paper be proofread before submission for proper grammar and clarity. The provision of supplementary proofreading certificate along with the manuscript submission could be of an advantage for proceeding the review process (if applicable).
  • Manuscript composition must adhere to IMRAD style practice comprising Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussions, and Conclusions (please refer to the detailed information on the Section 3.6-3.9). While the authors feel more conveniently to compose their manuscript in an alternative style, please consult the Editor-in-Chief beforehand.
  • Before submitting the manuscripts, authors must abide by anti-plagiarism rule of scientific publication. The authors therefore must warrant their manuscript originality through plagiarism checking tools themselves. Once such misconduct found, the authors will be banned for manuscript submissions.

2.  Manuscript Template
Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines:
MS. Word article template format.

3.    Article Preparation Guidelines

3.1  General Preparation

  1. A paper should not exceed 20 pages, including abstract, tables and figures,  references/bibliography and acknowledgement.
  2. The manuscript should be written with A4 (210 x 297 mm) page size and with a left margin of 30 mm, a right margin of 30 mm, a lower margin of 30 mm, and a top margin of 30 mm
  3. Articles written in the justify format, using the Amasis MT font size of 11 pt with one column format.
  4. The easiest way to layout your article is by using this JWL’s template directly.

3.2  Title

Title should be precise, informative and not too long. 


3.3  Authors Name and Affiliations

Write Author(s) names without a title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names. Write a clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes the name of department/unit, (faculty), the name of the university or institution, city, country. Email address of the first author should be mentioned for correspondence purposes.


3.4  Table and Figures

  1. Presentation using tables can help explaining discussions more accurately and attractively. Thus, the presentation can also be shortened.
  2. Tables should be numbered continuously following the presentation order (Table 1, Table 2, and so forth) and should be cited on referred texts.
  3. Title of table should be as complete as possible and should be positioned above the table.
  4. Figures are allowed at maximum of 40% of the content. Image with a size of 500 × 800 pixels (height × width). Preferred file types: TIFF, JPG, PNG, PDF, or MS Office files.
  5. All figures, photos and illustration should be numbered continuously according to the presentation order (Figure 1., Figure 2., and so forth) and should be cited on referred texts.
  6. Title of figure should be as complete as possible and should be positioned below the figure. All figures should be clear and readable.

3.5  Abstract and Keywords: An abstract should contain no citation. Abstract should not exceed 250 words. Abstraction must describe the content well, including the study background, aims, methods, results and conclusions. Keywords should represent the content and highlight of the article (minimum of three keywords).


3.6  Introduction: In introduction, Authors should clearly explain a background of study, problem statement to explain why the study is important, state of the art and novelty of the research to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Provide an objectives of the study at the end of introduction section.

Example of novelty statement or the gap analysis statement at the end of Introduction section (after state of the art of previous research survey): “........ (short summary of background)....... A previous research focused on ....... There have been limited studies concerned on ........ Therefore, this research intends to ................. The study aims to .........”.


3.7  Research Methods: Methods contain the research method and how the method is applicable in the study. Methods also consist of the data collection method, data analysis method, and sampling techniques.


3.8  Results and Discussions: Results soundly interpreted and related to existing knowledge on the topic. Result and discussion explain what is new, different, or important about the study and highlight differences between results or findings with the previous research. Present your results as figures and tables and point the reader to relevant items while discussing the results. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them.


3.9  Conclusion: Conclusions should answer the objectives of research. Explain how the study advances the field from the present state of knowledge. The conclusion should explain the knowledge gap that has been addressed by the study, as well as feedback on the theory that underlies the study.


3.10  Acknowledgment: Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or may another supporter, i.e. Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers, who may have given materials. Do not acknowledge one of the authors' names.


3.11 References: It is recommended to use APA 6th Edition format as exemplified below, and use Reference Manager Applications such as EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero. The references should be reflected the topicality of the article. References should be written in single spacing by using Amasis MT 9 pt and additional spacing below at 6 pt. All citations in the manuscript must be available in the references, and vice-versa. References must present in the alphabetical order in compliance with the author-date system. The primary literature sources (scientific journals must meet the minimum 80% of the reference list). The references reflect the topicality of the article, at least 20 references (80% of references come from scientific journals) and use the most recent references (last 10 years). Examples of references can be seen below:

Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS) Provinsi Jawa Tengah. (2015). Beberapa indikator makro sosial ekonomi Jawa Tengah edisi Januari 2015. Semarang: Badan Pusat Statistik Provinsi Jawa Tengah.

Bappeda Kabupaten Magelang. (2014). Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Daerah (RPJMD) Kabupaten Magelang. Magelang: Pemerintah Kabupaten Magelang.

Calderón, C., & Servén, L. (2004). The effects of infrastructure development on growth and income distribution (Working Papers No. 3400). Working Papers No. 3400. doi:10.1596/1813-9450-3400.

Creswell, J. W. (2007). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches (2nd Editio). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Dhore, K. B. (2015). Oppportunities and challenges for small scale industries of India in a global economy. In International Conference on Issues in Emerging Economies (ICIEE), 29-30th January 2015 (pp. 101–109). The Business & Management Review.

Dinas Kelautan dan Perikanan Kota Baubau. (2014). Laporan akhir penyusunan dokumen rencana strategis (Renstra) Wilayah Pesisir dan Laut Kota Baubau 2014-2034. Baubau.

Dubbeling, M., de Zeeuw, H., & van Veenhuizen, R. (2010). Cities, poverty and food; Multi-stakeholder policy and planning in urban agriculture. Warwickshire: Practical Action Publishing.

Fan, S., Pandya-Lorch, R., & Yosef, S. (2014). Resilience for food and nutrition security. Resilience for food and nutrition security. Washington DC. doi:10.2499/9780896296787.

Foley, W., Ward, P., Carter, P., Coveney, J., Tsourtos, G., & Taylor, A. (2010). An ecological analysis of factors associated with food insecurity in South Australia, 2002-7. Public Health Nutrition, 13(2), 215–221. doi:10.1017/S1368980009990747.

Friedmann, J., & Douglass, M. (1978). Agropolitan development: towards a new strategy for regional planning in Asia. In growth pole strategy and regional development policy (pp. 163–192). Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-021984-4.50014-9.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). (2014). Climate change 2014 synthesis report summary chapter for policymakers. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. doi:10.1017/CBO9781107415324.

Jhingan, M. L. (1992). Ekonomi pembangunan dan ekonomi perencanaan. Jakarta: Penerbit Rajawali.

Lawler, J. (2011). Children’s Vulnerability to Climate Change and Disaster Impacts in East Asia and the Pacific. Bangkok. Retrieved from

Omotesho, O. A., Adewumi, M. O., & Fadimula, K. S. (2007). Food security and poverty of the rural households in Kwara State, Nigeria. In AAAE Conference Proceedings (pp. 571–575). Ghana.

Ostrom, E. (2014). Collective action and the evolution of social norms. Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, 6(4), 235–252. doi:10.1080/19390459.2014.935173.

Reed, M. S., Podesta, G., Fazey, I., Geeson, N., Hessel, R., Hubacek, K., … Thomas, A. D. (2013). Combining analytical frameworks to assess livelihood vulnerability to climate change and analyse adaptation options. Ecological Economics, 94, 66–77. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.07.007.

Sangotegbe, N., Obayomi, J., & Oluwasusi, J. (2015). Adaptation to climate change effects among rural women in Savannah and Forest Zones of Oyo State, Nigeria. In L. W. Filho (Ed.), Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation. Berlin: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-38670-1_32.

Speranza, C. I., Wiesmann, U., & Rist, S. (2014). An indicator framework for assessing livelihood resilience in the context of social-ecological dynamics. Global Environmental Change, 28(1), 109–119. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.06.005.

UN-Habitat. (2003). The challenge of slums: Global report on human settlements 2003. London: Sterling, VA.

World Bank. (2001). World development report 2000/2001: attacking poverty. New York, USA: World Bank. Retrieved from

Yunus, H. S. (2010). Metodologi penelitian wilayah kontemporer. Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar.

4.  Guideline for Online Submission

Author should first register as Author Role through the following address:

The author should fulfill the form as detail as possible where the star marked form must be entered. After all form textbox was filled, Author clicks on “Register” button to proceed the registration. Therefore, Author is brought to online author submission interface where Author should click on “New Submission”. In the Start a New Submission section, click on “’Click Here’: to go to step one of the five-step submission process”. The following are five steps in online submission process:

Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Select the appropriate section of the journal, i.e. Original Research Articles, Review Article, Short Communication, or Letter to Editor. Thus, the author must check-mark on the submission checklists. An author should type or copy-paste Covering Letter in Letter to Editor.

Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file (.doc/.docx) to be submitted, then click "Upload" button until the file has been uploaded. Do not upload cover letter and other supplementary files here.

Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detail authors metadata should be entered including marked corresponding author. After that, manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.

Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Covering/Submission Letter, and Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the files, and then click on Upload button.

Step 5 – Confirming the Submission:  Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to JWL, click Finish Submission button after the documents are true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgment by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.

After this submission, Authors who submit the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission automatically. Therefore, Authors are able to track their submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes a status of manuscript review and editorial process.

5.  Reviewing Process Manuscripts

Every submitted paper is independently reviewed by peer-reviewers. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation and made solely by Editor. If reviewers consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors after the submission date.

6.  Revision of Manuscripts

Manuscripts sent back to the authors after revision should be returned to the editor without delay. If authors submit the revised paper late, article will be considered as a new submission and will be reviewed again by other peer-reviewer.

The revised manuscript should be uploaded to the Online Submission Interface ( in the "Upload Author Version" from Review task window. The revised document should include MS Word file for Revised Manuscript file according to Template-based format (MS Word file) (Important: please color highlight the revised sentences).



All manuscripts should be prepared according to the Template and Author Guidelines and please submit by Online Submission

Before submit, the author must be registered as the Author by completing the data through Registration. If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact the Editor by email:


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 or DOI for the references has 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 manuscript 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.


Copyright Notice

As an article writer, the author has the right to use their articles for various purposes, including use by institutions that employ authors or institutions that provide funding for research. Author rights are granted without special permission.

Author who publishes a paper at JWL has the broad right to use their work for teaching and scientific purposes without the need to ask permission, including: used for (i) teaching in the author's class or institution, (ii) presentation at meetings or conferences and distributing copies to participants ; (iii) training conducted by the author or author's institution; (iv) distribution to colleagues for research use; (v) use in the compilation of subsequent authors' works; (vi) inclusion in a thesis or dissertation; (vi) reuse of part of the article in another work (with citation); (vii) preparation of derivative works (with citation); (viii) voluntary posting on open websites operated by authors or author institutions for scientific purposes (follow the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License).

Authors and readers can copy and redistribute material in any media or format, and mix, modify, and build material for any purpose but they must provide appropriate credit (provide article citation or content), providing links to the license, and indicate if there are changes.

The authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright of the article shall be assigned to Jurnal Wilayah dan Lingkungan (JWL). Copyright encompasses rights to reproduce and deliver the article in all form and media, including reprints, photographs, microfilms and any other similar reproductions, as well as translations.

Reproduce any part of this journal, its storage in the database or its transmission by all forms or media is permitted does not need for written permission from JWL. However, it should be cited as an honor in academic manners

JWL and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of Diponegoro University and the Editor make every effort to ensure that there are no data, opinions, or false or misleading statements published in JWL. However, the content of the article is the sole and exclusive responsibility of each author.

The Copyright Transfer Form can be downloaded here: [Copyright Transfer Form - Indonesian] [Copyright Transfer Form - English]. The copyright form should be signed originally and send to the Editor in the form of printed letters, scanned documents sent via email or fax.


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