Manuscript Preparation

The manuscript should present original and important findings of research in marine-related sciences. An only limited number of review paper which has a significant contribution will be published.

Manuscript Format

The manuscript should be written in 12 points Arial font single space in A4 paper with 4 cm left margin and 3 cm for the 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). The total length of the manuscript approximately 15 pages. For soft copies, we only accept Microsoft word saved in a virus-free file.

A 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 at the bottom of each page of the paper.

Author’s Data

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


The abstract should be no more than 300 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, the 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 a published paper that was not readily available for most readers, a detailed 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 the double presentation (e.g. table and graph). Every means the value of the data should be given standard deviation. All data given in the result should be presented in the tables or graphs, although some results may be given solely in the text.

Discussion can be done by comparing the 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 a paragraph, not as a list.

In this section, the author(s) should mention the grant source (Institution as well as a 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 the manuscript appendix. Referring to the 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). The authors should provide proof(s) of 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.