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Author Guidelines


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Papers sent have never been published and are not in the process of evaluating other publications; has been agreed by the joint authors, if any, as the same party responsible for the text. The issuer will not be responsible for claims or requests for compensation for matters relating to the text.

The manuscript must be sent using an electronic file addressed to:  Editor, Geophysical Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Pattimura University, E-mail:, website:

Manuscripts that are sent must be in good condition, typed on A4 white paper on one surface, using two spaces. The left and right edges of the text give a minimum of 2.50 cm of free space from the edge of the paper. The length of the manuscript should not be more than 25 pages including tables and figures.

SCOPE: This journal contains reviews of published research results, related to theories, evaluations of other research results and / or policy provisions, which are intended for policy makers as material for decision making. The problem is discussed comprehensively and aims to provide information about geophysical technology and earth science in Indonesia.


LANGUAGES: This journal contains articles in good Indonesian and English. Use terms to follow the Language Development Guidelines and Centers.

ARTICLE FORMS: Manuscripts are arranged in the following order: title of the paper, author's name and address, abstracts of Indonesian and English (200 words) and keywords (English), introduction, literature review, research methods, results and discussion, conclusions and suggestions, ending with a bibliography.

ARTICLE TITLE: The title must be concise, factual and informative, which accurately reflects the contents of the manuscript. The title cannot be more than 15 words. AUTHOR'S NAME: The author's name and the name of the institution (institution) where the author works along with full address, telephone number, fax, and email are listed under the heading If the author is more than one person, then writing his name follows the code of ethics of writing. If deemed necessary, the title of the manuscript can be accompanied by subtitles to reinforce the purpose of the writing.

ABSTRACT: Abstract is a summary of the most important elements of the text, written in one paragraph of no more than 200 words. The abstract must be able to describe concisely the problem, the purpose of the writing, and the conclusion. Avoid abbreviations and references in the abstract.

KEYWORDS: A minimum of three to five key words consisting of one word or a combination of words that indicate the main subjects in the text.

INTRODUCTION: Contains background, formulation of problems, objectives, and citation of relevant libraries.

DISCUSSION: The discussion refers to the KTI review relating to the results of research in geophysics, geology, geomorphology, geochemistry, geotechnical, hydrogeology, meteorology & climatology, mining, remote sensing and GIS, disaster mitigation, and published rock physics, associated with theory, evaluation of research results and/or policy provisions, aimed at users including policy makers, practitioners, academics, instructors, students and other general users. The discussion is written concisely, focusing on the interpretation of the results obtained, and is not a repetition of the results section. The discussion was carried out comprehensively and aimed at providing information about the development of geophysical technology and earth science in Indonesia, its uses, problems and solutions. The scope of the discussion covers the fields of science: geophysics, geology, geomorphology, geochemistry, geotechnics, hydrogeology, meteorology & climatology, mining, remote sensing and GIS, disaster mitigation, and rock physics.

CONCLUSION: A brief description in the form of a complete sentence that answers the aims and problems of the study, and is equipped with suggestions or implications.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Aimed at those who have helped in completing activities or funding.

MEASUREMENT UNIT: Unit of measurement in text and graphics uses the metric system, for example in units of microns, mm, cm, km, for length; cm3, liters for volume; and g, kg, tons for weight. Use of pikul units, quintals, etc. to be avoided.

TABLE: Tables should be given a brief but clear title with sufficient notes, including the source, in such a way that each table is able to explain the information presented independently. Each table is numbered sequentially and reviewed in the text.

FIGURE AND GRAPHICS: Images and graphics are made with lines thick enough to allow shrinkage in the printing process. All symbols and abbreviations in pictures and graphics must be explained. As in the table, the light on the graph must be sufficient to be presented independently. Images and graphics must be reviewed in the text. Black and white or color photos should be of good quality.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Library is arranged alphabetically by first author's (family) name. Each library listed in the bibliography must be quoted (cited) in the text, and vice versa each citation (citation) must be included in the bibliography. Minimum number of citations cited is 15 pieces. Primary libraries from some writers are expected to be more than secondary libraries, and libraries from within the country are more numerous than libraries from abroad. Manuscripts with many libraries from abroad can be accepted if the problem discussed is useful or has a direct impact on Indonesia. The novelty of the library has been attempted in the last 10 years

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 (.doc or .docx).
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. The submission is free from plagiarism and written by Author(s) who are listed in the text with the correct order. Statement of Manuscript Authenticity will be attached in the Supplementary Files.
  6. I will give a full copyright to Tanah Goyang and allow Tanah Goyang to distribute my articles to any language over the world in open acces with the license CC-BY-NC. CTA and Statement of Open Access will be attached in the Supplementary Files.
  7. I have read, understood, and agreed to all the terms on the Tanah Goyang's website including but not limited to Author Guidelines, Publication Ethics, Editorial Policies, and Publishing Costs (if any).

Copyright Notice

Journal Author(s) Rights

In order for Tanah Goyang to publish and disseminate research articles, we need publishing rights (transfered from author(s) to publisher). This is determined by a publishing agreement between the Author(s) and Tanah Goyang. This agreement deals with the transfer or license of the copyright of publishing to Tanah Goyang, while Authors still retain significant rights to use and share their own published articles. Tanah Goyang supports the need for authors to share, disseminate and maximize the impact of their research and these rights, in any databases.

As a journal Author, you have rights for a large range of uses of your article, including use by your employing institute or company. These Author rights can be exercised without the need to obtain specific permission. Authors publishing in Tanah Goyang journals have wide rights to use their works for teaching and scholarly purposes without needing to seek permission, including:

  • use for classroom teaching by Author or Author's institution and presentation at a meeting or conference and distributing copies to attendees; 
  • use for internal training by author's company; 
  • distribution to colleagues for their reseearch use; 
  • use in a subsequent compilation of the author's works; 
  • inclusion in a thesis or dissertation; 
  • reuse of portions or extracts from the article in other works (with full acknowledgement of final article); 
  • preparation of derivative works (other than commercial purposes) (with full acknowledgement of final article); 
  • voluntary posting on open web sites operated by author or author’s institution for scholarly purposes, 

(but it should follow the open access license of Creative Common CC-BY-NC License).

Authors/Readers/Third Parties can read, print and download, redistribute or republish the article (e.g. display in a repository), translate the article, download for text and data mining purposes, reuse portions or extracts from the article in other works, sell or re-use for commercial purposes, remix, transform, or build upon the material, they must distribute their contributions under the same license as the original Creative Commons Attribution-NonComercial (CC BY-NC).

Copyright Transfer Agreement for Publishing (Publishing Right)

The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright for publishing (publishing right) of the article shall be assigned/transferred to Publisher of Geophysical Engineering Department Pattimura University.

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'CTA and Statement of Open Access'. An e-mail will be sent to the Corresponding Author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'CTA and Statement of Open Access' form by online version of this agreement.

Geophysical Engineering Department Pattimura University, the Editors and the Advisory International Editorial Board make every effort to ensure that no wrong or misleading data, opinions or statements be published in the journal. In any way, the contents of the articles and advertisements published in the Tanah Goyang : Jurnal Geosains are sole and exclusive responsibility of their respective authors and advertisers.

Remember, even though we ask for a transfer of copyright for publishing, our journal Author(s) retain (or are granted back) significant scholarly rights as mentioned before.

CTA and Statement of Open Access Form can be downloaded here: [CTA and Statement of Open Access

The copyright form should be signed electronically and send to the Editorial Office in the form of original e-mail below:  

Samsul Bahri (Editor-in-Chief)
Office of Tanah Goyang : Jurnal Geosains, Engineering Faculty, Pattimura University
Jl. Ir. M. Putuhena, Kampus Poka, Ambon
Telp/Whatsapp: 08986344732

(This policy statements has been updated at 8th october 2023)

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Fast-Track Review: 500000.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 250000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.