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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 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Type, All submitted manuscripts should contain original research which not previously published and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Articles must be written in ENGLISH and manuscripts may be submitted for consideration as research report articles, short reports or reviews.

Manuscript Preparation

  • Title Page
  • Full name (not ebbreviated, without title)
  • Author's affiliation and correspondence address
  • Abstract and Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Material and Methods
  • Result and Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgement (optional)
  • References
  • Table
  • Figure and legend
  • Supplementary

File Format

Manuscript should be typed in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) on A4 paper size (21 cm x 29.5 cm) in single-spaced. The text should be in the margin of 3 cm up, down and left side, 2.5 cm on right side. Use Calibri with 14 point for title, 12 point for author's name and affiliation, 10 point for abstract and keywords, 10 point for the main text. Figure and table use 9 point, references in 10 point. Main text typed in two columns (67 characters), except title and abstract in one column. Manuscript was numbered consecutively, maximum page is 10, including table and figure.


Title typed in bold with uppercase in each initial word, except conjunctive. Total words in title should not exceed 12 words (without conjunctive).

The full name, without title, should be followed by their department, institution of the author. The corresponding author should be indicated by * symbol. Correspondence address should include post code, fax or phone number, and e-mail, typed in footnote.

Style of title page:

Community Participation in the Development of Ecotourism: A Case Study in Tambaksari Village, East Java Indonesia

Rukavina Baksh1*, Soemarno2, Luchman Hakim3, Iwan Nugroho4

1Doctoral Program of Agricultural Faculty, University of Brawijaya, Malang, East Java of Indonesia

2Faculty of Agriculture, University of Brawijaya, Malang, East Java of Indonesia

3Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Brawijaya, Malang, East Java of Indonesia

4Faculty of Agriculture, University of Widyagama, Malang, East Java of Indonesia


Abstract and Keywords

Abstract includes the research purposes, research method and research results in one paragraph of essay, not enumerative. No citation in abstract. Abstract should not exceed 200 words. Keywords typed after abstract.


The paragraph begins in 5 indent from left side of the manuscript. Chapters (INTRODUCTION, MATERIAL AND METHOD, RESEARCH AND DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, REFERENCES) were typed in the left side of the manuscript with uppercase letter without numbering. Sub-chapter typed in left side also in italic and uppercase in the initial letter of each word.

The use of English language should followed proper grammar and terms. Name of organism shoul be followed by its full scientific name in the first mention, in italic. Author of the scientific name and the word of “var.” typed regular. Example: Stellaria saxatillis Buch. Ham. First abbreviation typed in colon after the abbreviated phrase.

Author must use International Standard Unit (SI). Negative exponent used to show the denominator unit. Example:  g l-1, instead of g/l. The unit spaced after the numbers, except percentage. Example: 25 g l-1, instead of 25gl-1; 35% instead of 35 %. Decimal typed in dot (not coma). All tables and figures should be mentioned in the text.


  1. Primary references include journal, patent, dissertation, thesis, paper in proceeding and text book.
  2. Avoid self citation.
  3. Author should avoid reference in reference, popular book, and internet reference except journal and private ana state institution.
  4. Author was not allowed to use abstract as references.
  5. References should been published (book, research journal or proceeding). Unpublished references or not displayed data can not be used as references.
  6. References typed in numbering list (format number 1,2,3,…), ordered sequentially as they appear in the text (system of Vancouver or author-number style).
  7. Citation in the manuscript typed only the references number (not the author and year), example: Obesity is an accumulation of fat in large quantities which would cause excessive body weight (overweight) [1]. Obesity is a risk factor of diabetic, hypertension dan atherosclerosis [2].

Please use the following style for references:

Article in a Journal

[1]  Shi, Z., M. Rifa’i, Y. Lee, K. Isobe, H. Suzuki. 2007. Importance of CD80/CD86-CD28 interaction in the recognation of target cells by CD8+CD122+ regulatory T cells. Journal Immunology. 124. 1:121-128.


[2] Vander, A., J. Sherman., D. Luciano. 2001. Human Physiology: The Mecanisms of Body Function. McGraw-Hill Higher Education. New York.

Chapter in a Book

[3]Dean, R.G. 1990. Freak waves: A possible explanation. p. 1-65. In Torum, A., O.T. Gudmestad (eds). Water wave kinetics. CRC Press. New York.

Article within conference proceeding

[4] Syafi’i, M., Hakim, L., dan Yanuwiyadi, B. 2010. Potential Analysis of Indigenous Knowledge (IK) in Ngadas Village as Tourism Attraction. pp. 217-234. In: Widodo, Y. Noviantari (eds.) Proceed-ing Basic Science National Seminar 7 Vol.4. Universitas Brawijaya, Malang.


[5]  Astuti, A.M. 2008. The Effect of Water Fraction of Stellaria sp. on the Content of TNF-α in Mice (Mus musculus BALB-C). Thesis. Department of Biology. University of Brawijaya. Malang.


Table should be submitted within the manuscript and in separated file of Microsoft Excel (xls.). Table whould not exceed 8 cm (one column) and 17 cm (two columns). Table should be embedded in different page after references.

Table should be numbered in sequence. Table title should be brief and clear above the table, with uppercase in initial sentence. Vertical line should not be used. Footnote use number with colon and superscripted. Symbol of (*) or (**) was used to show difference in confidence interval of 95 and 99%.


Figures should be in high resolution and well contrast in JPEG or PDF with the following conditions:

  • Monochrome image (line art), figures of black and white diagram (solid/no shades of gray), resolution 1000-1200 dpi (dot per inch).
  • Combination Halftone, combine figure and text (image containing text) and coloured graphic or in grayscale format. Resolution 600-900 dpi.
  • Halftone, coloured figure or grayscale format without text. Resolution 300 dpi.
  • Black and white figure should be in the grayscale mode, while coloured figures should be in RGB mode.
  • Figure should not exceed the width of 8 cm (one column), 12.5 cm (1.5 columns) or 17 cm (two columns).
  • Figures title typed clearly below the figure.
  • Figure with pointing arrow should be grouped (grouping).
  • Figures were recommended in black and white.
  • Legend or figure description should be clear and complete. If compressed, the figure should be readable.
  • Statistic graphic should be supplemented with data sources.
  • If the figures come from the third party, it should have the copyright transfer from the sources.

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