Author Guidelines

Author Guideline:
Molluca Journal of Chemistry Education (MJoCE) accepts manuscripts in both Indonesian and English. Submitted works can include Original Research Articles and Review Articles, and must be original and not published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

  1. General Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted to the MJoCE Editorial through the online platform:, where authors register as Authors and/or Reviewers. If authors encounter issues with online submission, please contact the Editor in Chief:,, or WhatsApp: 081251481890.

  1. Manuscript Template

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word article template (download the MS Word article template here).

  1. Manuscript Review

Each submitted paper is independently reviewed by at least two peer reviewers. The decision for publication, amendments, or rejection is based on their reports/recommendations. If two or more reviewers consider the manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the decision basis will be sent to the authors within three months of submission (link: Peer Review Process).

  1. Manuscript Revision

Manuscripts that have been reviewed by the reviewers will be returned to the authors for revision and must be promptly returned to the editor. Revised manuscripts can be submitted through ( Manuscripts revised beyond three months will be considered as new submissions.

  1. Guidelines for Online Submission

If authors have not submitted an article before, they must first register as Authors and are given the opportunity to be Reviewers through Authors must fill out the form as detailed as possible, where starred fields must be completed.

After submission, authors will receive a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, authors can track the status of their submission at any time by logging into the online submission interface.

  1. Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

    1. Paper Formatting

The Editorial Office will publish all papers that have undergone the peer-review process after a decision by the Editor. The final paper layout will be reproduced by the MJoCE Editorial Office. The final layout in PDF format will be first published in the Article in Press, allowing authors the opportunity to make non-substantial corrections.

          2. Article Writing

The overall article should consist of Title, Author Names, Author Addresses, Correspondence (email), Abstract, Introduction, Methodology (Material, Tools, and Work Procedures), Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments (if any), and References. (For a more detailed example, download: Journal Template)

          3. Font Sizes and Styles:

  • Title: 12 pt (Indonesian - All Capital Letters for the first part; English - Initial Capital Letters for the second part)
  • Author: 10 pt
  • Address: 10 pt
  • Email: 9 pt
  • Abstract and Keywords: 9 pt
  • Body Text: 10 pt

     4. Tables and Figures:

  • Table Titles: 10 pt
  • Image Resolutions: Minimum 300 dpi, with clear readability
  • Image Captions: Positioned at the bottom, centered, 10 pt

    5. Equations:
  • Numbered sequentially in parentheses (e.g., Equation (1))
  • Prepared using MS Equation Editor (not in image format)
  • Equation numbers placed on the right side

    6. Units, Abbreviations, and Symbols:

Author must define units, abbrevuations and symbols at the beginning of the manuscript and consistently used throughout the text

          7. Font and Spacing:

  • Typed in Microsoft Word 
  • Font: Arial
  • Paper Size: A4 (210 x 297 mm)
  • One-column format with margins: 3.5 cm top, 3 cm bottom, 3 cm left, and 3 cm right
  • Page numbers in the footer of each page

    8. Paper Title:
  • Accurate, unambiguous, specific, and complete
  • Avoid uncommon abbreviations

    9. Author Names and Affiliation:
  • Author names without titles (e.g., Prof, Dr, Maksum)
  • Use abbreviations if author names are too long
  • Clear affiliation details for all authors

    10. Abstract:
  • Brief, clear, and specific
  • Avoid uncommon words and terms
  • Keywords: Maximum 5, separated by commas

    11. Introduction:

Provide background, relevant literature, previous research overview, limitations, and research goals

State research objectives at the end of the introduction

         12. Methodology:

  • Detailed and reproducible
  • Refer to previously published methods if modified

    13. Results and Discussion:
  • Concise presentation of scientific findings
  • Compare results with relevant literature
  • Discuss consistency with other researchers' findings

    14. Conclusion:
  • Answer research objectives
  • Summarize results briefly without references
  • Provide a clear scientific justification

    15. Acknowledgments:

Express gratitude to financial supporters and those who aided in data analysis

         16. References:

  • Cite foundational research
  • Minimum 15 references, with 80% published in the last 10 years
  • Use reference management tools (e.g., Zotero, Mendeley, Endnote)
  • Alphabetical order
  • Include only accessible and traceable sources
  • Web references should include the author's name, year, title, URL, and access date

Reference Writing Style:

  • Organized alphabetically

Barenn, H., dan Paulus, M.S., 2018. Kimia Organik Metabolit Sekunder, 13th ed. Akademik Kluwer. Bandung. pp. 52-59. 

Brien, P., Revaprasadu, N. (2020). Solid-State Materials, Including Ceramics and Minerals. In Reedijk, J., Poeppelmeier, K. (eds.), Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II, 5nd ed. Elsevier. United states. pp.xxii-xxiv.

Makmur, H., dan Adi, M.S., 2021. Kimia Fisika, Terjemahan oleh Adi Kumala. Usaha Nasional. Surabaya. pp 110-115.


Brahma, R.C.I., Makmur, H., dan Adi, M.S., 2021. Pemanfaatan Biji Gandaria, Tesis, Jurusan Kimia, Universitas Pattimura, Ambon.

Makmur, H., dan Adi, M.S., 2022. Pemanfaatan Biji Gandaria, Disertasi, Jurusan Kimia, Universitas Pattimura, Ambon.

 Symphosium, Conference Proceeding:

Agustawan, M., dan Adi, M.S.,2022, Pemanfaatan Biji Gandaria, Simposium Kimia Bahan Alam 2016, Universitas Pattimura, Ambon.

Brahma, R.C.I., 2020 Pemanfaatan Biji Gandaria, Prosiding ICIS 2015, Universitas Pattimura, Ambon.


Brahma, R.C.I., Makmur, H., dan Adi, M.S., 2019. Biodiesel Dari Minyak Bekas, Molluca Journal of Chemistry Education (MJoCE)., 2 (2), 1-24.

Maren, K., dan Paulus, E., 2021. Biodiesel Dari Minyak Bekas, Molluca Journal of Chemistry Education (MJoCE)., 2 (2), 1-24.

Paulus, E., 2020. Bioremediation of Pb and Cd Metal from Inner Ambon Bay Sediment Which Contaminated With Heavy Metal Using Aspergillus niger, Molluca Journal of Chemistry Education (MJoCE)., 2 (2), 1-24.




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The Editorial Board of the Molluca Journal of Chemistry Education (MJoCE) will keep the identities entered on this journal site confidential and use them only for the purposes of this journal. The information will not be disclosed for other purposes or to other parties without the author's consent.

The template can be downloaded here