Author Guidelines

This guide is made so that the author is able to make corrections to his article before it is sent for review by reviewers and editors. The author at least needs to make sure the following items have been met.


Corresponding Author’s Contact Details:
• E-mail address
• Full postal address

Uploaded manuscripts must already contains:
• Manuscripts are sent in .doc/.docx format and NOT in .pdf format.
• The number of pages does not exceed 15 (20 for review articles) including pictures and tables.
• Contains all the sub-chapters that need to be included (Introduction, Experimental Method, Result and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment and References).
• There is an abstract accompanied by keywords.
• All figures and tables meet existing requirements and formats.
• All citations in the text are already in the bibliography and are linked by links.
• Manuscripts have been checked using the 'spell checker' and 'grammar checker’.


Before submitting an article, the author needs to re-check the following things:

Ethics in publishing
Before continuing Authors are advised to check The Ethics In Publishing, for example as provided by Elsevier BV.

Declaration of competing interest
Corresponding Author on behalf of all authors it is necessary to disclose any financial sources and finances and personal relationships with other persons or organizations that may improperly influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consulting, share ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding.

Submission declaration and verification
The submitted article must be previously unpublished (except in the form of an abstract, published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication be approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authority. where: the work was performed, and that, if accepted, it would not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright holder. To verify the authenticity of the article Author is recommended to use an authenticity detection service such as Crossref Similarity Check.


Use of inclusive language
Inclusive language recognizes diversity, conveys respect for all, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunity. Content must not make assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any readers; does not contain anything that might imply that one individual is superior to another on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition; and use inclusive language throughout. Authors must ensure that writing is free from bias, stereotypes, slang, references to dominant cultures and/or cultural assumptions.
Authors are advised to avoid using descriptors that refer to personal attributes such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition unless relevant and valid. When coding terminology is used, we recommend avoiding offensive or proprietary terms such as "master", "slave", "blacklist" and "whitelist". We recommend using more precise and (self-)obvious alternatives such as "primary", "secondary", "block list" and "allow list".

MEKANIKA online submission system guides Authors step by step through the process of entering detailed Author articles and uploading Author files. Authors are required to follow the system and enter all requested data correctly according to the instructions. Before submitting, the Author is advised to re-check the manuscript and all other requirements, and make sure everything is in accordance with the existing rules and instructions.



Peer review
This journal operates a single anonymous review process. All articles will initially be assessed by the editors for their suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then sent to at least two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the articles. The editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. Editor's decision is final. Editors are not involved in decisions about papers that they have written themselves or have been written by family members or colleagues or that relate to products or services in which the editors have an interest.

Article structure
- Numbering
Submitted articles should be divided into clear and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (abstract is not included in the section numbering). This numbering is also used for internal cross-referencing: don't just refer to 'text'. Each subsection must be given a short title, and each heading must appear on its own line and separate from the rest of the paragraph.

- Introduction
Introduction states the purpose of the work and contains adequate background, avoid using detailed literature surveys or summaries of results.

- Experimental Methods
State sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Published methods should be summarized, and indicated by references. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. All sorts of modifications to existing methods should also be explained.

- Result and Discussion
Results should be presented concisely and clearly. Discussions should explore the significance of the work, not repeat it. Avoid extensive citations and discussions of published literature.

- Conclusion
The main conclusion of the article can be presented in a brief conclusion section.
Expressing gratitude, usually shown to sponsors, sources of funds and or institutions that have contributed to research.


Essential title page information
- Title
The title must reflect the essence of the content of the article, and be specific, effective, straightforward and informative. Remembering the title is often used in information retrieval systems. It is recommended to avoid abbreviations and formulas whenever possible. Articles that use other than English should be accompanied by a translation of the title in English.

- Author names
Please write clearly the full name of each author and check that all names are spelled accurately. The author's name is written without qualifications and academic positions and ranks. Author's last name (Last Name) cannot be abbreviated.

- Affiliations and address
Author affiliation and address (city and country) are written below the name. Author affiliation (name of institution/institution, address and postal code, name of country) should be written in full/not abbreviated and according to the standard for writing the name of the institution in the institution. The inclusion of the author's name and the author's institution must be complete and consistent. The address of the author's institution and the Corresponding Author (e-mail address) must be written clearly.


Journal article abstracts at least include: study objectives, brief methods, brief findings, and brief conclusions. Abstracts are made concisely, factual, clear, complete, do not contain references (libraries, pictures, and tables), and completely describe the essence of the entire article. Abstract is presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if important abbreviations should be defined at the first mention in the abstract itself.

Written right after the abstract, it must be able to reflect the concept of the related article. Provide a maximum of 5 keywords, using standard words and avoiding common and plural terms and double concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Keywords serve to help increase the ease of access of the article in question by search engines. Keywords can be words or phrases or groups of words that reflect the content of the article.

- General points
• Make sure the images in the article use the same font and size from the original image.
• Aim to use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, Symbol, or use a font that looks similar.
• Number the illustrations in the order in which they are in the text and place them together with their names under the pictures.
• Use logical naming conventions for your artwork files.
• Explain the illustrations separately.
• The size of the illustration is close to the desired dimensions of the published version.
• It is recommended that color images be accessible to everyone, including those with color vision impairment.
• It is recommended to use images in .emf format or other formats with high pixel values.

- Please Do Not
• Provides files optimized for screen use (eg, GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); these usually have a low number of pixels and a limited range of colors.
• Provide files whose resolution is too low.
• Submitting graphics that are too large for the content.


Tables included in the articles should be in the form of editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed near (above/below) the relevant text in the article, or on a separate page at the end. Number the tables sequentially according to how they appear in the text and place them together with the table name above the table body. Be careful with the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate the results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical and shading rules in table cells.


Authors are expected to ensure that any references cited in the text are also in the reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results and private communications are discouraged in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If this is a reference, it is included in the reference list and must follow the journal's standard reference style and must include replacing the publication date with 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communications'. When copying references, please be careful as they may contain errors. The use of DOI is highly recommended.
The citation to the web must be minimal, include the full URL and must provide the date the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author name, date, reference to publication source, etc.) should also be provided.
This journal encourages Authors to cite underlying or relevant data sets in the manuscript by citing them in the text and including data references in the Reference List. The data reference must include the following elements: author name, data set title, data repository, version (if available), year, and global persistent identifier. Add [dataset] immediately before the reference so we can correctly identify it as a data reference. Identifier [data set] will not appear in published articles.
The references system must have conformity with the standard references format and be consistent. The bibliography reference system (name of year, serial number, footnote, endnote) and method of citation must be standardized and used consistently. Reference styles such as "... Garuda (2013) in Arjuna (2015) in Sinta (2017) ..." are not standard ways of referring and should be avoided.
Writing references can follow the following rules:
1. R. Karnani, M. Krishnan, and R. Narayan, “Biofiber-reinforced polypropylene composites,” Polym. Eng. Sci., vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 476–483, 1997. (Times New Roman 11pt, 1 space)
2. W. Czaja, D. Romanovicz, and R. Malcolm Brown, “Structural investigations of microbial cellulose produced in stationary and agitated culture,” Cellulose, vol. 11, no. 3–4, pp. 403–411, 2004.
3. Y. Xie, C. A. S. Hill, Z. Xiao, H. Militz, and C. Mai, “Silane coupling agents used for natural fiber/polymer composites: A review,” Compos. Part A Appl. Sci. Manuf., vol. 41, no. 7, pp. 806–819, 2010.
4. J. Sahari and S. M. Sapuan, “NATURAL FIBRE REINFORCED BIODEGRADABLE,” vol. 30, pp. 166–174, 2011.
5. J. Rao, L. Bao, B. Wang, M. Fan, and L. Feo, “Plasma surface modification and bonding enhancement for bamboo composites,” Compos. Part B Eng., vol. 138, pp. 157–167, 2018.
6. G. N. Ramaswamy, T. Sellers, and W. Tao, “Kenaf nonwovens as substrates for laminations,” Ind. Crops Prod., vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 1–8, 2003.
7. W. Tao, T. A. Calamari, and L. Crook, “Carding kenaf for nonwovens,” Text. Res. J., vol. 68, no. 6, pp. 402–406, 1998.


You can download the PDF file here and download the template through template.