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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Aim and Scope: Scientific manuscripts published in Jurnal Penelitian Pengelolaan Daerah Aliran Sungai (Journal of Watershed Management Research) are the results of research that contributes scientifically to watershed management. The journal's scope includes land management; water and land conservation; land rehabilitation; hydrology; social; economics; institutional; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); and Remote sensing that support watershed management technologies. The manuscripts have never been published anywhere. 



  • LANGUAGE: Scientific paper is written in Indonesian or English 
  • FORMAT: The manuscript is typed on an A4 paper (210 x 297 mm), Calibri size 12, and 1.15 space. The margin on all edges are 2.5 cm. The manuscript is submitted in MS Word format, with a page length of 8-20 pages.
  • TITLE: The title of the scientific paper should be short and informative, no more than two lines, and reflect the contents. The title is in Indonesian and English. The Indonesian title is in Calibri, font size 12, bold, uppercase, center. The title in English is written in Calibri, font size 12, italics, sentence case, and placed between parentheses. Avoid the use of verbs, formulas, abbreviations, and unofficial language.
  • NAME OF AUTHOR (S): Listed below the title, the complete name without the academic degrees, the sequence based on the first author, second, etc., accompanied by complete institution addresses and email addresses.
  • ABSTRACT: Abstract is written in English (Italic font) and Indonesian, no more than 250 words, written in one paragraph, concise, clear, and complete. It consists of research problems, methods, and research findings.
  • KEYWORD: Three to five keywords reflect the substantive of the research, separated by a semicolon.
  • INTRODUCTION: The introduction must contain a background of the existing problems, state of the art, the importance of the research, and the purpose of the research.
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: The location of the research is described geographically completed with a map of the study sites. Materials and instruments used should be clearly defined. Research methods are described in detail (research design, treatments, experimental design, methods and scale of analysis, and other related methods) so that it can be repeated by other researchers. Published methods must be included in the source.  
  • RESULT AND DISCUSSION: The research results must be clear and short.  The presented data have been analyzed and relevant, prepared according to the purpose of the research. Data and information in the tables, graphs, and pictures need to be conveyed with the correct meaning or interpretation. In the discussion, data are interpreted according to the objectives, the hypothesis (if any), explained why it happened, put forward relationship with the results of previous research, and proposed citation of the appropriate literature.
  • CONCLUSIONS: The most important results of the research are presented in the conclusions used to answer the objectives, hypotheses, and other findings during the study. The conclusion is not a repetition of the abstract but elaborates on significant research results. The conclusions contain suggestions which are the implications of further research.
  • TABLES: The title of the table, column, row, data source, and description are written in Indonesian and English (Italic font), short but clear and not bold. The font size of the table title is 10 with spaces 1 and capital letters at the beginning of the sentences. The table is given a number according to the description in the text. The use of comma (,) and dot (.) in the table indicates the value of fraction/ decimal and roundness of a thousand. Table descriptions are placed under the table. The table should be in MS Word format. Tables can be uploaded using a separate file (supplementary materials) by giving mark table positions on the manuscript. The table does not use vertical lines. The horizontal line lies in the top column heading, subheadings, and at the end of the table (the closing table). If the table is cut off due to page changes, the header is displayed again on the next page. The table should mention its source. If the table is the result of primary data analysis, then it can be written as a data analysis and accompanied with the year.  
  • GRAPHS/FIGURES/PHOTOS: Graphs, maps, and other illustrations in line drawings should be contrasted, and numbered sequentially. The title and contents are written in two languages, Indonesian and English (in italics), numbered sequentially with explanatory. The title is in font size 10 with capital letters at the beginning of the sentences.  Graphs can be uploaded separately (supplementary materials) from the main file (manuscript) in MS Word format by giving mark to the chart position in the script. Image resolution is at least 300 dpi. The titles and graphs are placed in the center. The image must specify the sources. If the image comes from a private collection, it can be written as a private collection within a year.     
  • FORMULA:  The formula is typed in font size 10. Each presented formula should be numbered sequentially in the script. The sequential number is bracketed and parallel to the formula connected with dots to the right margin of the manuscript.
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: It is recommended to convey gratitude to the organization or person who has assisted the author in any form.
  • AUTHOR CONTRIBUTORSHIP: Each author's role in the study participation must be mentioned separately and individually. Write the author's initials and surname.
  • REFERENCES: It contains all references that are referred to. Thus the references included in this section will be found written in the previous sections. The way to edit and write a bibliography refers to The American Psychological Association (APA) style 6th. To make it easier and keep a consistency of citation and bibliography writing, it is necessary to use free downloadable applications such as Mendeley ( The references are arranged according to the author's name alphabet. Eighty % of the literature is published in the last 10 years and 80% comes from primary reference sources, except for textbooks of certain sciences.

For more authors can use the template that we have provided in the header in this OJS system or can be downloaded in here.


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