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Guidelines for author of ALCHEMY Jurnal Penelitian Kimia

Submission preparation

All manuscripts should describe original research which has not been reported or submitted elsewhere. ALCHEMY Jurnal Penelitian Kimia, receives scientific articles in the area of chemistry. Please follow the focus and scope oof Alchemy Jurnal Penelitian Kimia. The article can be a dissemination of the result of research or a comprehensive review article. ALCHEMY Jurnal Penelitian Kimia, receives articles in Indonesian or English. Articles written in Indonesian must include abstract in English and in Indonesian.

Manuscript Format

  1. Abstracts are written in Indonesian and English using Times New Roman 9 pt, single spacing. The English title is included in the English abstract. Abstract length is not more than 250 words. Avoid using acronyms, abbreviations, or symbols in the abstract. Abstracts should describe both qualitative and quantitative information. Include 3-5 keywords related to the abstract.
  2. The article should be written in MS word, Times New Roman 10 pt of font type, and 1.15 space. The paper size is A4, with a margin of top, bottom, left, and right are 2.5 cm. The first line of the paragraph should be written indented 0.75 cm.
  3. The manuscript must be saved in the MS word format and the article should be submitted online through Author need to do registration to get a username and password for login.
  4. Name of author(s) is written without degree/salutation. Meanwhile, name and address of affiliation must be written completely include the email of corresponding author.
  5. The manuscript consists of abstract, introduction, method, result and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement (if any) and references. Meanwhile, a review manuscript can be written without method section.
  6. Number of tables, figures, mathematical equations and chemical reactions are in accordance with their citation in text.
  7. Figures are presented in high pixelation (min. 300 dpi). If it is necessary, author(s) might submit a separated file of figures (in jpeg, giff, tiff or png formate) for editing process.
  8. The citation and references should follow Harvard style in Alchemy bibliography template.

Manuscript structure

The submitted article shoould follows the manuscript structures in order as follows:

1. Title

The title is an opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific and informative. It should be written clearly and concisely describing the contents of the research. Avoid abbreviations and formula where possible. 

2. Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s)

A manuscript has the main author and co-authors with a full name of the author and co-authors (no abbreviation), includes an address (es) and email addresses clearly. Each address should be preceded by a numerical superscript corresponding to the same superscript after the name of the author concerned. Give an asterisk (*) in the contact person for correspondence.

3. Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required. Each paper should be provided with an abstract of about 150-250 words. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. The abstract must be integrated and independent which is consist of introduction and purpose, methods, results, conclusion, and suggestion. However, the abstract should be written as a single paragraph without these headers. For this reason, References should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. The abstract must be written using 150 until 250 words which have no reference and accompanied keywords.

4. Keywords (3-5 words)

Keywords are the labels of your manuscript and critical to correct indexing and searching. Keywords should not more than 5 words or phrases in alphabetical order which has not been used in the title. Therefore the keywords should represent the content and highlight of your article. Use only those abbreviations that are firmly established in the field. e.g. DNA.

5. Introduction

The Introduction section should explain the background to the study, the aims, a summary of the existing literature, the reason why the study was necessary, and the novelty.

6. Experimental methods

The experimental methods consists of materials and methods. This section should have the meaning of the state of the art of science and technology, the sophistication of viewpoints and approaches, the potential acquisition of novelties, new to science, and completeness of work, not only repeating previous research of the same type, not mutating methods and objects.

The methods section should include:

a. Specify the time and place of study in the first section
b. The aim, design, and setting of the study
c. The characteristics of participants or description of material
d. A clear description of all processes and methodologies employed. Generic names should generally be used. When proprietary brands are used in research, include the brand names in parentheses
e. The type of statistical analysis used, including a power calculation if appropriate
f. Studies involving human participants, data or tissue or animals must include statement of ethics approval and consent

Review papers should be critical analysis and integration of recent advances in an important area of research in chemical sciences which can stimulate further research, provide a new approach or new knowledge. Review papers should be high quality and written by recognized experts. Material and methods should give reproducible experiment to the readers.

7. Results and Discussion

Result and discussion must be written in the same part. They should be presented continuously start from the main result to the supporting results and equipped with a discussion. This section must show the acuity of the analysis and synthesis carried out critically including a description of the findings of the work that discusses incisive, its relation to previous concepts or theories, compares them critically with the work of others, and corroborates or corrects to the previous findings. Unit of measurement used should follow the prevailing international system. All figures and tables should be active and editable by an editor. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work. Please highlight differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers.

8. Conclusion

Conclusions should only answer the objectives of the research. The conclusion should be explained clearly. Withdrawal of conclusions based on new findings, which are stated accurately and deeply. New findings can be in the form of theories, postulates, formulas, rules, methods, models, and prototypes. Conclusions must be supported by sufficient research data.

Suggestion placed after conclusion contains a recommendation on the research done or an input that can be used directly by the consumer. Conclusions and suggestions should be written less than 100 words and should be written in a paragraph.

9. References

The ratio of primary references to other references must be >80% in order to improve the quality of thoughts and ideas that were used as a writing framework. The primary reference is the result of direct research, including articles in scientific journals, proceedings, dissertations, theses, monographs, books and others. Reference must be up to date with the proportion >80% is the last 10 years. Classical works can be referred but not to compare the discussion or not to prove originality. Avoid too much reference to self-citation. The citation and references should follow Harvard style proposed here.

All citations in the text should refer to:

  1. Single author: the author’s name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;
  2. Two authors: both authors‟ names and the year of publication;
  3. Three or more authors: first author’s name followed by ‘et al.’ and the year of publication.

Examples: “as demonstrated (Allan and Jones, 1999). Kramer et al. (2010) have recently shown ....”

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). References must use a reference management tool such as Mendeley/Zotero/Endnote following Harvard style. References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. The references should follow Harvard style. The examples of references writing are:


An, T., Zhang, W., Xiao, X., Sheng, G., Fu, J., and Zhu, X., 2004. Photoelectrocatalytic Degradation of Quinoline with ANovel Three Dimensional Electrode-Packed Bed Photocatalytic Reactor. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 161, 233-242. doi: 10.1016/j.nainr.2003.08.004.

Assink, E.H.M., Verloop, N., 1977. Het aanleren van deel–geheel relaties (Teaching part–whole relations). Pedagogische Studiën 54, 130–142 (in Dutch).

Kloprogge, J.T., and Frost, R., 1999. Infrared Emission Study of The Thermal Transformation Mechanism of Al13-pillared Clay. Analyst 124 (2), 381–384.

Murdopo, B., Widjonarko, D.M., and Muhammad F.J.P, Wijaya, D., 2008. Judul Artikel, Aktakimika  Indonesia 8 (30), 165-178.

Paivio, A., Jansen, B., Becker, L.J., 1975. Comparisons through the mind’s eye. Cognition 37 (2), 635 –647.

Web reference:

Astuti and Hasnah, R., 2010. Carcinogen. <> (diakses pada 1 Desember 2010).


Augustine, R.L.,Andrew, A.,and Fry, R., 2013. Judul Buku di Cetak Miring. Marcel Dekker Inc., New York.

Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., 1979. The Elements of Style, third ed. MacMillan, New York (Chapter 4).

Wilson, J.G., Fraser, F.C. (Eds.), 1977–1978. Handbook of Teratology, vols. 1–4. Plenum Press, New York.


Chaddock, T.E., 1974. Gastric emptying of a nutritionally balanced liquid diet. In: Daniel, E.E. (Ed.), Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Gastrointestinal Motility. ISGM4, 4–8 September 1973, Seattle, WA. Mitchell Press, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, pp. 83–92.

Manual/instruction book:

Pedoman Riset Nasional, 2013. Kementerian Riset dan Teknologi. Jakarta.

Manuscript template

The manuscript template file could be downloaded in the website.


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. Authors must declare any competing financial and/or non-financial interests in relation to the work described. – Please see "Author Declaration".
  3. Authors must follow Alchemy template and guideline.
  4. Supplementary files cab be provided such as high-resolution figures, tables, supplementary data (OPTIONAL).

  5. It is required to submit the Letter of Statement in the supplementary file section.
  6. Author also must submit the result of plagiarism check analyze by turnitin or ithenticate with tolerable similarity score up to 25%. 

  7. Manuscript file in MS Word format.

  8. The proposed reviewers (OPTIONAL).

  9. In the acknowledgement, please recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research. You may also name the person who help your work.


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • The copyright of the accepted for publication articles shall be assigned to Alchemy: Jurnal penelitian kimia as the publisher of the journal. The intended copyright includes the rights to publish articles in various forms (including reprints).
  • Alchemy: Jurnal penelitian kimia maintain the publishing rights of the published articles.
  • Authors are permitted to republish or disseminate published articles by sharing the link/DOI of the article at Alchemy: Jurnal penelitian kimia. Authors are allowed to use their articles for any legal purposes deemed necessary without written permission from Alchemy: Jurnal penelitian kimia with an acknowledgement of initial publication to this journal.
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    Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 1300000.00 (IDR)

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to fulfill the publication fee of 80 USD (1,300,000 IDR) for your article.

The waiver is intended primarily for a high-quality article for authors from low-income countries who are without funding. The author should clearly declare that he/she asks for a waiver in the author comments box during submission. A waiver of author fees will be decided by the editor, and it will not affect the review result.