Guidelines for Authors




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The Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (JPSL) is an electronic journal, peer reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of current research and the development of environmental science and natural resources management.


1. Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

1.1. General Guidelines

  • JPSL accepts and publishes texts in the form of research results and conceptual thinking based on a review of the results of various studies and books. The language used is Indonesian or English. The maximum number of pages, including illustrated manuscripts (pictures and tables), for manuscripts of research results and conceptual thinking based on the review of the results of various studies is 15 pages, while for book review is 10 pages
  • Manuscripts are typed using the Microsoft Word program, or other word processing programs, on A4 paper format with Times New Roman font type measuring 10 points and 1 space for spacing between lines.
  • Each page of the manuscript is numbered in sequence.
  • Illustration of manuscripts in the form of images and / or tables grouped on separate pages at the end of the manuscript and clearly showing the position of the illustrations in the main body of the text.


1.2. Submission of manuscripts

  • The script writer must register as a JPSL member first through the site address as follows: On the site, the author must fill in the form, especially those marked with an asterisk.
  • After all entries in the form are filled out, given a choice in the Confirmation List section, whether as an author, reviewer, or both and click "Register" to get confirmation from the Editors-in-chief via e-mail that registration as a JPSL member has been received .
  • For writers who have become members of JPSL, the manuscript is sent by clicking "New Submission", which is available in the "User Home" section, and then followed by 5 steps that have been set, namely:
  1. Start
  2. Upload Submission
  3. Enter Metadata
  4. Upload Supplementary Files
  5. Confirmation


2. Format of Manuscripts

  • Manuscripts of research results are written and arranged in sequence: Title, Full name of the author, Affiliation and full address of the author, Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments (if needed), and Literature Cited.
  • Manuscripts of conceptual thinking based on a review of several research results are written and arranged in sequence: Title, Full name of the author, Affiliation and full address of the author, Abstract, Introduction, Several topic titles that systematically support the robustness of concepts and are the results of a review of several research results, Conclusions, Acknowledgments (if needed), and Literature Cited.
  • Manuscripts of the book review are written and arranged in sequence: Title, Full name of the author, Affiliation and full address of the author, Abstract, Introduction and Some topic titles that systematically support the robustness of concepts and are the results of a review based on the arrangement of sections or chapters of the book being reviewed, Conclusions, Acknowledgments (if needed), and Literature Cited.


3. Substance of Manuscripts

3.1. Manuscripts Title

  • Written in Indonesian and English with no more than 15 words
  • Reflect the contents appropriately, does not contain words that reduce the effectiveness of the title and does not provide additional meaning.
  • Contains key words to facilitate searching electronically.

3.2. Author's Name

  • Names are written complete and without titles

3.3. Affiliation and full address of the author

  • The author's address is the address of the institution where the research activity is carried out and the institution where the author works (if the author is a student and has worked), which consists of: institution name, address and zip code, country name.
  • At the address of the correspondent's author, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses are also included.

 3.3. Abstract

  • Narratives are arranged in 1 paragraph and no more than 200 words.
  • Narrative is a background resume of problems, methods, results and discussion.
  • At the end, keywords are included, no more than 5 words, and arranged alphabetically.

 3.4. Introduction

  • Contains background or strong reasons for research, objectives, and hypotheses (if any) which are expressly state of the art.
  • Arranged in 3-4 paragraphs by limiting the reference library (which is really the main reference).
  • The purpose of the study is stated explicitly and written in the last paragraph along with a brief description of how the problem solving approaches.

3.5. Method

  • The location and time stating the place and time of conducting the field research are only written if the information is very typical and will affect the results if the research is conducted at a different location and time of the study.
  • The research method reflects the type of research used, namely exploratory, descriptive, correlational, causal, comparative, experimental, action research, modeling, theory analysis, or a combination of various types of research.
  • Contains details about research design, variables (variables) and measurements, limits on work variables, data collection techniques (both primary and secondary data), sampling procedures and laboratory analysis, models used, methods of data analysis.
  • If the method refers to standard procedures, write the standard. For example, standard procedures that are generally issued by the government (eg SNI from the Indonesian government, JIS from the Japanese government) or institutions (eg: ASTM, AOAC), or procedures that have been published.
  • For research using qualitative methods, explain the approach used, the process of gathering and analyzing information, and the process of interpreting the results of the study.

3.6. Results and Discussion

  • The results in general are narratives of the results of data analysis and presented descriptively or through illustrations (tables or images), which are included separately but given instructions for laying them in the contents of the text.
  • Discussion is a logical argument for interpretation and gives implications for the results obtained, including showing limitations of findings (if any)
  • Discussion is arranged in a series of paragraphs (opening, connecting and closing). The opening paragraph is a statement of thoughts or arguments. Supporting paragraphs are support statements derived from a number of relevant literature to support argumentation, while the closing paragraph is a general statement such as a small conclusion.
  • In the conceptual thinking text of the results of a review of several research results and books, this section is replaced by several topic titles based on a review of the results of research and parts of the book that support the robustness of the conceptual thinking.

3.7. Conclusion

  • Conclusions are answers to predetermined goals and are not intended as a summary of results.
  • Conclusions are generalizations from the results of research and author arguments, or brief statements that are the nature of the Results and Discussion section or the results of testing various hypotheses that are related and can be supported by reference literature.
  • Written in 1 or 2 paragraphs.

3.8. Acknowledgment

  • Acknowledgment only to the appropriate parties: funders (sponsors), material donors, and research facilities. If scientific work is sourced from research grants from sponsors, write down the contract number.
  • All names listed have been confirmed and are willing to be included and published.

3.9. Literature Cited

  • The references in the literature cited must be the same as those in the text.
  • Writing style refers to the 8th Edition of the Council of Science Editors (CSE) Name-Year System.
  • Manuscripts written by 2 to 10 authors include all the names of the authors;
  • Manuscripts written by more than 10 authors, only include 10 names of authors and are followed by "et al.".
  • Organizational names are written tiered from high to low hierarchies using comma punctuation. The acronym is written in square brackets [...], followed by their full names and country codes. If there are two or more organizations as authors, everything is written as a writer with a semicolon separated. Name of agency that uses the word "the" written by removing the word.
  • Periodic scientific names are written in italics. Periodic scientific volumes are written with Arabic numerals after periodic scientific names and separated by period punctuation. Volume numbers that do not use Arabic numbers, for example volume XXVI is changed to 26, followed by edition numbers in parentheses, colon, and page numbers
  • The name of the place of publication of the book used as a reference is the first time written in the book, followed by the abbreviation ISO code of the country name consisting of 2 letters.
  • Conference proceedings often have two titles, namely the title of the book and the name of the conference. If both are available, write the title of the book and follow the name of the conference.
  • Use at least 1 text published by JPSL for the last 5 years in the introduction or discussion to increase the degree of sophistication.

Examples of scientific article writing and references


Article writing


Satria A. 2009. Pesisir dan Laut untuk Rakyat. Bogor (ID): IPB Pr.

Satria (2009) atau (Satria 2009)

Purwadaria T, Gunawan L, Gunawan AW. 2010. The production of nata colored by Monascus purpureus Jl pigments as functional food. Microbiol Indones. 4(1):6-10. doi: 10.5454/mi.4.3.1.

Purwadaria et al. (2010) atau (Purwadaria et al. 2010)

Murdiyarso D. 2005. Sustaining local livelihoods through carbon sequestration activities. A search for practical and strategic approach. Di dalam: Murdiyarso D, Herawati H, editor. Carbon Forestry, Who Will Benefit? Proceedings of Workshop on Carbon Sequestration and Sustainable Livelihoods [Internet]. [Waktu dan tempat pertemuan tidak diketahui]. Bogor (ID): CIFOR. hlm 1-16; [diunduh 2010Jan 7]. Tersedia pada: publicationsipdCfiles lBooks/BMurdiyarso050l.pdf

Murdiyarso (2010) atau (Murdiyarso 2010)

Suharlina. 2010. Peningkatan produktivitas Indigofera sp.sebagai pakan berkualitas tinggi melalui aplikasi pupuk organik cair dari limbah industri penyedap makanan [tesis]. Bogor (ID): Institut Pertanian Bogor.

Suharlina (2010) atau (Suharlina 2010)

Khomsan A. 2008 Apr 11. Hilangnya identitas gizi dalam pembangunan. Kompas. Rubrik Opini:4 (kol 3-7).

Khomsan (2008) atau (Khomsan 2008)

Clark D. 2017. Alibaba : Kerajaan yang Dibangun oleh Jack Ma. terjemahan oleh Suryo Waskito. Jakarta (ID): PT. Elex Media Komputindo

Clark (2017) atau (Clark 2017)

Pemerintah Indonesia. 2017. Undang-Undang No. 7 Tahun 2017 tentang Pemilihan Umum. Lembaran Negara RI Tahun 2017, No. 60. Sekretariat Negara. Jakarta.



4. Procedures for Writing Numbers and Symbols

4.1. Numbers and Numerals

  • Numbers that state the range and are written in the text can be separated from the words up to (for example: ... from 1974 to 1978 ...), whereas if written in a table, the dashes en (-) (1974-1978) are used.
  • Decimal marks in numbers are expressed as dots (0.24) instead of commas (0.24).
  • In writing texts that have a series of numbers with decirals, among decirnal numbers are commas (... respectively 3.4, eg ...).
  • Writing 1.1234 x 103 is more common than 0.11234 x 104-


4.2. Magnitude, Unit and Symbol

The unit refers to the International Unit System, abbreviated SI (Systeme International d'Unitesy).


5. Procedures for Making Illustrations

5.1. Table

  • The table consists of 5 main parts, namely the number and title of the table, stump heads (leftmost column, stub), column head, information field, and table-foot notes.
  • The important dividing line is only 3, the direction is horizontal, and the resting line is the rest must be made as needed.
  • Each table in the body of writing must be given a number and a unique title. Between the table number and the first letter of the table title are given a distance of 2 beats. Between the table title and the top line of the table are spaced 3 pt.
  • The table title is short and as informative as possible, without ending the dot.
  • The table title is placed in the middle of the table field; if the table title consists of more than one line, the first letter of the second row is placed straight with the first letter of the table title.
  • If it cannot be avoided, a table that exceeds one page can be truncated and continued on the following page with the table title (continued) and column head.
  • If the unit used is the same in all tables, the unit can be written in the table title; if it only applies in one column, write the units in the column head; if it only applies on one line, write it in the row head.
  • Footnotes and captions are used to add information that cannot be displayed directly in the table and are not contained in the body of the writing, and can be (a) information about the limitations that exist in the data, (b) the statistical results of benchmarking, and (c) information about the results of other people's research.
  • For instructions footnotes are used superscript and are placed in a part of the table that requires additional information (column, row head, or on certain data in the information field).

5.2. Picture

  • Selection of data presented in the form of research results in the form of images can be graphs, flow charts, charts, maps, or photographs, with a maximum size of 3 (three) images can be placed in a row in 1 page of the manuscript.
  • Title of the picture (a) is a phrase (not a sentence) statement about the image in a concise manner, (b) provides brief information that can be understood by the reader without having to read the body of writing, (c) declaring information keys only, and (d) stand-alone phrase and can explain the meaning of the image.
  • The title of the image - which can be in the form of one sentence or more - is placed 2 spaces below the image, in the middle of the image area, and begins with a capital letter and does not need to end with a dot except if there is additional information about the data presented
  • How to put pictures in the text just like how to place tables in the text as explained in the previous section.

Examples of tables and images

Tabel 1  The average and standard deviation of some soil physical and chemical properties from 78 soil samples in the Ciheuleut Experimental Garden

Soil properties


Standard deviation




Clay (%)






CEC in FC (g g-1)a



SWC in PWP (g g-1)



aThere are 70 soil samples; CEC: cation exchange capacity, SWC: soil water content, FC: field capacity, PWP: permanent wilting point