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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 1.5 spaced; uses a 12-point font Times New Roman; 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.

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IJOG as the journal holds copyright of the published papers.


Scientific articles that are submitted to Indonesian Journal on Geoscience (IJOG) should be articles as research results or reviews about geoscience of various disciplines such as geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geodetics, physical geography and soil science. The articles are never published or not being submitted to another media.

Articles should be written in English, and they must be completed with Abstract and keywords. An article with content and fomat that does not follow this guideline will be ignored by the board of editors and the editors do not have the obligation to send back the article to contributors/authors.

There is no charge for every submission and/or processing articles in this journal, so author doesn't have to pay from articles submit until publish (free charge).

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General. The article including title, abstract, table and figure captions, footnote, and list of references are written in 1.5 spaces as an electronic file and printed in HVS paper of A4 in size. Font used in article is 12-point Times New Roman.

Each page of the article has continuing numbers including pages of figure and table. The research result or review ranges from 5 to 20 pages (excluding figures and tables). Detailed composition of the article are as follows:

Title. Article title, each author name, institution name and address of each author, and if necessary a footnote that consists of address, telephone, facsimile, and email for correspondence should be written in the title page. The article title should be bilingual.

Abstract. The abstract should be written in English. The abstract should sum up the article theme including methodology and does not need to contain a detailed summary from each part. The abstract comprises maximum 250 words, 4 - 6 words of keywords should be written below the abstract, singular or compound word.

Introduction. This part must consist of a comprehensive description, so readers will understand and can evaluate the research result that has been done without reading another publication/article. The introduction must consist of background, aim and objective, problem, method, research location and accessibility, research subject, and geological or statigraphical setting.

Result and Analysis. The result and analysis are composed of a research result as displayed as words, tables and figures. Please use limited graphics if the subject can be displayed as a short explanation. The limitation of using photo will be appreciated. It needs to be displayed if it can describe a better explanation for the research result. All of figures and tables should be given continuing numbers and must be referred in the article.

Discussion. The discussion consists of an interpretation of the result and analysis. It should be correlated with an other result having been reported.

Conclusion and Recommendation. They comprise important conclusions and recommendations within the whole part of article.

Acknowledgment. This part may describe the source of research fund used in the research. this may also give an appreciation to institutions or persons who help in research and report writing.

Reference. It must all be cited in the text and support the content; writen using modified Harvard System alphabetically. All names of the authors must be written completely without using et al. and numbers.

The article should be completed with supporting figures/maps/graphics/photos. Their attachments must be in Image File (*.jpg) with minimum 300 dpi in resolution, Corel Draw (*.cdr), or Auto Cad (*.dwg). Figures and tables must be put at the end of the article in separate page/s. Permission from the original author is required to display figures and tables that have been published.

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