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  1. The manuscript submitted has not been published, original, and relevant to Jurnal Sumberdaya Alam dan Lingkungan. 
  2. The form of the manuscript is a scientific research article or review of the results of the scientific study.
  3. The script is typed in MS Word program. Images are processed from spreadsheets accompanied by data files in MS Excel format.
  4. The incoming manuscript will be through an initial assessment by the editor, reviewed by expert reviewers, and edited by the editing board.
  5. Author register through the system and do a submission.
  6. Authors fill out and submit a originality statement. Templates of originality statement have been available in this website.


The article uses good and correct Bahasa (the use of letters and word writing) by referring to the rules of the Bahasa Spelling general guidelines. Abstract using Bahasa and English. The linguistic rules refer to:

  1. General Guideline for Indonesia Languanges Spelling Fourth Edition 2016 (Regulation of the Ministry of Education and Culture Number 50/2015 about General Guidelines for Bahasa Spelling) (click). 
  2. KBBI or Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (Great Dictionary of Bahasa Indonesia) (click).


  1. The script writing system include: Bahasa and English title, author name, affiliate of authors, abstract in Bahasa and English, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgment (if any), and References.
  2. The script is written in A4 paper, 1 space including abstract, maximum 10 pages including images and tables with a margin of all sides 3 cm. 
  3. The letter used is the font Book Antiqua 10.
  4. Write the decimal number using the dot mark.
  5. The minimum page of the article should be 10 pages and not more than 15.



  1. The title of the manuscript is written in Bahasa and English.
  2. The title contains a short sentence reflecting the contents of the script (maximum 15 words).


  1. Code (1, 2, 3..... etc.) that shows affiliate authors added behind the author's name.
  2. Affiliate and author's address are listed.
  3. The name of the correspondence author is marked an asterisk (*) placed after the code.
  4. Correspondence author's email address is listed


  1. Abstract is written complete in 1 paragraph, concise, and solid that reflects the overall contents of the manuscript consisting of background, purpose, materials and methods, results, and conclusion.
  2. Written in Bahasa and English (maximum 200 words).
  3. With 3-5 keywords (word phrases) out of the word in the title. It is written in alphabetical order from the first letter.


  1. Contains background, advanced and relevant literature citation and at the end of the preliminary written purpose of research.
  2. In structured and sequential writing, between paragraphs, there is continuity of content.
  3. The number of paragraphs in the introduction is 2-3 paragraphs and no more than two pages.

Materials and Methods

  1. Materials and tools are not written themselves but are already implied in the process of implementing the research. Essential equipment is accompanied by clear specifications. Example: Inductively Couple Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES; Vista-Pro, Variant, Palo Alto, CA), Atomic Absorption spectrophotometry (AAS; Shimadzu AA6200, Tokyo, Japan). Glassware and commonly used tools do not need to be detailed.
  2. Methods include the research flow, sampling method, analysis methods accompanied by the references, modification of the analysis (if any) must be explained in detail, the experimental design used, and data analysis.

Results and Discussion

  1. Presents the results of the research in an illustration (image or table) that is easy to read and does not repeat the table/image in the text (narrates the data). Give a brief explanation for any term or abbreviation used under a table or picture.
  2. Interpretation of data supported by relevant and actual references.
  3. When comparing the results of the research with previous research, the results of our research and discussion were earlier.
  4. The discussion about the research itself is not a discussion of the results of previous research or other researchers.
  5. Discussion sequences are outlined in stages or separated based on the parameters or substance discussed
  6. For each discussion cultivated there are 2 or more citations in it.
  7. The discussion focuses on the results of the research presented in tables or graphs. The data in the chart or graph is not rewritten on the script, but the comparison analysis between the data.
  8. There is a sentence referring to an equation, table and graph on the script (Don't write  "... in the following image:")
  9. Processing statistical data using the test Anova and if different in the p < 0.05, followed by a real difference test
  10. The last sentences of Result and Discussion are conclusion sentences. Conclusion of the results and discussion by referring to the research objectives/purposes. 


Addressed to institutions/institutions or individuals who contribute directly to the implementation of the research.


  1. The bibliography is written following APA style format (click). In writing a bibliography, the authors are advised to use reference applications such as Mendeley, Zotero and others. 
  2. Compiled alphabetically based on the last name/family of the first author followed by the abbreviation of First Name which is given the point mark.
  3. Between authors separated by comma-marked.
  4. The author's name is followed by the publication year.
  5. If the same author publications in the same year, the year of publication is coded a, b, c, d, etc.
  6. The title of the book is written in uppercase for each word except conjunctions and is italicized, and the title from the journal is written in uppercase at the first word (style Sentence case). 
  7. The journal name is written complete (italic) followed by the volume and page number separated by a comma ",".
  8. The minimum number of references is 10 with the last 10 years bibliography and 80% are journals.
  9. Order references alphabetically, then by year, then based on alphabetical order at the beginning of the title word book/article. If there are two authors in the same, and the same year but with a different titles, then you'll have a list of the libraries based on alphabetical order in the title letter.
  10. How to cite in a script:
  • Author of more than 2 people written only first name by adding et al. Example: Ambrosone et al. (2006) if placed at the beginning of a sentence or (Ambrosone et al., 2006) if placed at the end of the sentence.
  • Author of 2 people, among both names are given (&) symbol. Example: Zubaidah & Saparianti (2010) if placed at the beginning of sentences or (Zubaidah & Saparianti, 2010) if placed at the end of the sentence.


Example of writing references:

Journal Article in Print

Davidson, E. A., Keller, M., Erickson, H. E., Verchot, L. V., & Veldkamp, E. (2000). Testing a conceptual model of soil emissions of nitrous and nitric oxides. BioScience, 50(1), 667-680. 

Journal Article Online

Anugroho, F., Kurniati, E., & Effendi, B. A. P. (2020). Potensi fitoremediasi tanah tercemar timbal (Pb) dengan penambahan EDTA menggunakan rumput raja (Pennisetum purpuroides). JSAL, 7(1), 1-8.

Printed Book

Alexander, M. (1977). Introduction to Soil Microbiologi (2nd ed.). John Wiley & Son.

Online Book

Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.

Conference proceedings published in a journal

Duckworth, A. L., Quirk, A., Gallop, R., Hoyle, R. H., Kelly, D. R., & Matthews, M. D. (2019). Cognitive and noncognitive predictors of success. Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesUSA116(47), 23499-23504.

Conference proceedings published as a whole book

Kushilevitz, E., & Malkin, T. (Eds.). (2016). Lecture notes in computer science: Vol. 9562. Theory of cryptography. Springer.

Conference proceedings published as a book chapter

Bedenel, A.-L., Jourdan, L., & Biernacki, C. (2019). Probability estimation by an adapted genetic algorithm in web insurance. In R. Battiti, M. Brunato, I. Kotsireas, & P. Pardalos (Eds.), Lecture notes in computer science: Vol. 11353. Learning and intelligent optimization (pp. 225–240). Springer.


Figures accompanied by original JPEG files with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. The figure title is placed below the figure and numbered. The figure caption is written in uppercase at the beginning of the sentence. The chart was succinct. The number of figure is capped at maximum 3 (some charts can be combined in 1 image). Graphics are not allowed to outline the borders.


The table headings are placed above the table and numbered. Table headings are written in uppercase letters at the beginning of sentences. Captions that are below the table use the Book Antiqua with smaller fonts. Tables are not allowed to be separated or clipped to the next page or column (intact).


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 10-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.


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