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Author Guidelines

[Update on January 16, 2018]

Carefully read the submission guidelines as follows:

A. General Requirements

The minimum standard requirements of SAINS TANAH - Journal of Soil Science and Agroclimatology must be :

  1. Written in English.
  2. The length of submitted paper is at least 6 pages and no more than 12 pages. Editors will be evaluated if the papers are needing more pages than 12 pages.
  3. Use of a tool such as Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote for reference management and formatting, and choose APA 6th edition style
  4. Make sure that your paper is prepared using the SAINS TANAH paper template and Copyright Transfer Form when if it accepted.
  5. An acceptable manuscript will meet the following general criteria: it reports a worthwhile contribution to science, the sound methodology was used and is explained in sufficient detail so that other capable scientists could repeat the experiments, conclusions are supported by data, manuscripts is concise, well written, and understandable.

B. Structure of The Manuscript

The manuscript must be prepared and suggested present follow the structure:
  1. Title :  The title of paper is max 10 words, without Acronym or abbreviation
  2. Abstract : The Abstract has maksimum 250 WORDS; No citation; State in the abstract a primary objective, research design, methodology, main outcomes and results, and the conclusions.
  3. Section structure : Authors are suggested to present their articles in the section structure: Introduction - Materials and Method - Results and Discussion – Acknowledgments (optional) - Conclusion
  4. References : Expect a minimum of 15 references primarily with minimum 60% to journal papers.
  5. Manuscript should typed in a single column

 

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.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

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

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

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