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Author Guidelines

Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika receives the script in the form of research results (scientific articles), research notes, book review and conceptual thinking. The manuscript should be written in English. Scientific articles are written at least approximately 6,000 words including of manuscript illustrations (figures and tables). Manuscript of research notes are written in approximately 2,500 words, and maximum manuscript of conceptual thinking written in approximately 4,000 words.

Authors should mention the submitted type of article and a separated Microsoft Excel file of graphs used in the manuscript, and a covering letter stating concisely the importance of the article. Upon submission, Editor in Chief will assign the manuscript to a corresponding Editor for further handling. The Editor will request at least two scientists to review the manuscript. Based on the comments from the reviewers, the editors will make the decision on the manuscript.

Submission Charge

Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika does not apply any submission charge.

Processing Charge

Author whose work is accepted for publication is subjected to pay IDR 1.000,000.00 per printed article up to 4 pages. Additional page will be charged IDR 100,000.00 per printed page without color photo(s). Color photo(s) page entirely the responsibility by authors per printed page.

Manuscript Format

  1. Manuscript is written in 12 point Times New Roman font double space in A4 paper. Margins on all four sides are 2 cm.
  2. Page numbers are located at the right top.
  3. Use line numbers.
  4. Figures and Tables are grouped and put at the end of the manuscript (after the References).
  5. For soft copies, we accept major word processing documents. Authors should check their file for computer virus.

Manuscript sections are written in the following order:

  1. Title
  2. Author(s) full name
  3. Author(s) full address
  4. Abstract
  5. Keywords
  6. Correspondence author data: e-mail, phone, and fax
  7. Introduction
  8. Methods
  9. Results and Discussion
  10. Conclusion
  11. Recommendation (if necessary)
  12. Acknowledgement (if necessary)
  13. References
  14. Figures and the figure titles
  15. Table and table titles

Detail Description of Manuscript Sections

Title Describing the contents of the principal manuscript in clear and concise way (maximum 11 words).

Author’s Data Author full name (no abbreviation), without a degree and author full address (complete with postcode). Example: Bramasto Nugroho, Department of Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University, Academic Ring Road, Campus IPB Dramaga, Bogor, Indonesia 16680. For the correspondence author add the E-mail address, phone, and fax numbers.

Abstract Abstract is more or less 200 words words which has no reference and does not contain numbers, abbreviation, acronym or measurement unless essential. Abstract should commence with a clear introduction of 2 or 3 sentences mentioning background of the research. Subsequently, state the general problem of the research. Results are the main findings that directly answer the problem(s) of the research. Give 1 or 2 sentence(s) to discuss the finding(s) or prospective(s). Editor has the right to edit the Abstract for reason of clarity.

Keywords Consist of 4-5 phrases, first keyword being the most important (do not use word in the title).

Correspondence author Data e-mail, phone, and fax.

Introduction Contains theory, research results and latest news or the background of the importance of the research conducted, the formulation of the problem, and research purposes. Write down the background of the research and mention the previous studies that had been done. State one question(s) that are needed to answer through your work. Give a description (local and scientific name) of the studied organism.

Methods Describe in brief and concise about the research methods used include the specificity of materials and equipment, sampling (qualifications and chopped), measurement, research design, stages of the workings, parameters, and data analysis.

Results and Discussion Presenting the results obtained in brief and can be supported by the illustrations in the form of tables, figures or qualitative descriptions. The discussion is made with emphasis on cause-effect relationship, the linkage between theory and the results of previous similar studies. The author is expected to dare to assess the advantages and disadvantages of results obtained in a way to compare the results of research with the hypothesis, quality standards, and or the results of previous research or similar through the inclusion and use of primary reference in the discussion. The impact of the research conducted should be outlined at the end of the discussion.

Conclusion Describe or give an answer to the problem or research purposes, and not as a summary of research results. Conclusion made a brief, clear, qualitative, general, and is written in 1 paragraph.

Recommendation State the possible advice according to the conclusion.

Acknowledgement State the grant source (institution, year of the contract) and the person to whom the grant was given. Name the person(s) that help your work and written in a paragraph of 50 words maximum.

References References only list the published or accepted material for publication. It should be at least 80% primary references (journal articles). Maximum use of reference derived from the reference published in the last 10 years (expected to have at least one of Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika). Bibliography contains a reference that is used in the manuscript and written in the format surname and year of publication, sorted by next letter writer's name first.

Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika follows the name-year citation style. All works included in the reference section should be referred to the text. They should be referred to in the text by the name(s) of the first author and the year of publication in parentheses, using the following format: (Brower & deSalle 1998) or Brower and deSalle (1998). Use the first author’s name and “et al.” when there are more than two authors. The order for references within parentheses in the text should be typed start from the oldest year (Monteiro & Pierce 2001; Morinaka et al. 2002; Rubinoff & Sperling 2002). If the references have the same year, place them alphabetically. For works by the same author(s) in the same year, append a lowercase a, b, c, etc. to the year of publication.

The reference list should follow these styles:

Journal article

Wahyudi AT, Takeyama H, Okamura Y, Fukuda Y, Matsunaga T. 2003. Characterization of aldehyde ferredoxin oxidoreductase-gene defective mutant in Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 303:223–229.

Blüthgen N, Verhaagh M, Goitía W, Jaffé K, Morawetz W, Barthlott W. 2000. How plants shape the ant community in the Amazonian rainforest canopy: the key role of extrafloral nectarines and homopterans honeydew. Oecologia 125:229–240.

Verbug PH, Overmars KP, Huigen MGA, de Groot WT, Veldkamp A. 2006 Analysis of the effects of land use change on protected areas in Philippines. Applied Geography 26:153–173.


Singh H, Tripathi. 2007. Soil Erosion and Conservation. New Delhi: New Age International Publishers.

Whitmore T. 1998. An Introduction to Tropical Rain Forests. Second Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.


Yovi EY, Takimoto Y, Matsubara C. 2007. Promoting alternative physical load measurement method: Approaching % VO2 max through HR. In: Proceedings of Agriculture Ergonomics Development Conference; Kuala Lumpur, November 26–29, 2007. Pp 309–314.

Thesis or Dissertation

Loewenstein EF. 1996. An analysis of the size and age structure of an uneven-aged oak forest [dissertation]. Columbia: University of Missouri.

Scoot L. 1995. Nutritional ecology and population biology of the long-nosed bandicoot (Perameles nasuta): Implications for conservation [thesis]. Sidney: University of Sidney.

Internet Information

Bellows B. 2000. Soil management. Agricultural Enviromental Management Reference Sheets. [06 March 2012].

Figure Use graph in maximum width of 15 cm. Numbers and title are written in 10 point Times New Roman font.

Statistical Graph Give standard deviation to every mean value. Authors that used Microsoft Excel Program need to give the raw data.

Photo Add measurement scale if needed. Arrows should be given to point certain objects.

Table Give standard deviation to every mean value. Table titles should be concise. Explanatory material, notes on measurements, and other general information that applies to the whole table should be included as the first, unnumbered footnote and not in the table title. Numbers and table title are written in 10 point Times New Roman font.


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 Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end at the appropriate points, rather than within the text.
  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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