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Author Guidelines

Please read the Pedontropika : Jurnal Ilmu Tanah dan Sumber Daya Lahan guidelines and follow these instructions carefully. Manuscripts not adhering to the instructions will be returned for revision without review. The Chief Editor reserves the right to return manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with these guidelines.

 [UPDATE July 21, 2022]

Author(s) have to submit the article through online submissions.


The submission stage

All articles submitted to Pedontropika, Full text should be written in good English or Bahasa according to the template. The paper should be submitted by the author via online submission.


How to prepare a manuscript?

All manuscripts should describe original research which has not been reported or submitted elsewhere. Please send an original and soft copies of the manuscript to the editorial office.


Manuscript Format

The following word processor file formats are acceptable for the main manuscript document for all: Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX) and Rich text format (RTF) with size not more than 8MB.

The following formats for figure files: Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF, EPS or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution. Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. Multiple figures can be expressed as one figure (for e.g. 1a, 1b, 1c etc...), while retaining the maximum limit of 6.

The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article.


Manuscript sections are written in this order, i.e.:











1. Title and Author

The title is an opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific and informative. It should be written clearly and concisely describing the contents of the research. Avoid abbreviations and formula where possible.


Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s)

A manuscript has the main author and co-authors with a full name of the author and co-authors (no abbreviation), includes an address (es) and email addresses clearly. Each address should be preceded by a numerical superscript corresponding to the same superscript after the name of the author concerned. Give an asterisk (*) in the contact person for correspondence.


2. Abstract and Keywords

Initiate with a brief introduction. State the objective in specific and clearly, as to what is to be obtained.  Give a brief account of the methods.  Identity scientific names of plants, another organism,  and chemicals.  State results succinctly. State conclusions or recommendations and link this to the significance of the work. The abstract must be integrated and independent which is consist of introduction and purpose, methods, results, conclusion, and suggestion. The abstract must be written using 150 until 250 words which have no reference and accompanied keywords. It should be written using Times New Roman 11.


Keywords: Keywords should not more than 5, avoid the words in the title. The keyword must represent the content of your article. It should be written using Times New Roman 11 (alphabetically order)


3. Introduction

Present brief and clear information concerning the background, aim, and purpose of the research. Provide the background information regarding with your study and why you interesting in the study.  The introduction must present the detail of the research problem.  Please make sure that the introduction section provides well balance, current and relevant citations. Please justify the research problem with sufficient and relevant citations. Avoid/ minimize citing old references (more than 15 years old), but cite the first finding relates to your research although it is more than 15 years old. The introduction should end with presenting the gap of current related knowledge, then the purpose of your research to answer your research question. The introduction must be written using Times New Roman 11.


4. Material and Methods

It should mention time and place of research in first part. All materials and methods that used such chemical for analysis, treatment, and experimental design must be stated clearly and briefly.  Write what you did in the past tense. If you did a new method, describe very clearly step by step so another researcher can reproduce your method. But if you employed an established method, explain briefly and clearly write the reference you cited so another researcher can find out the more detail information regarding with the method. All the parameters and statistical methods must be written apparently. Materials and methods must be written using using Times New Roman 11.


5. Results and Discussion

Result and discussion must be written in the same part. They should be presented continuously start from the main result to the supporting results and equipped with a discussion. This section must show the acuity of the analysis and synthesis carried out critically including a description of the findings of the work that discusses incisive, its relation to previous concepts or theories, compares them critically with the work of others, and corroborates or corrects to the previous findings. Unit of measurement used should follow the prevailing international system. All figures and tables should be active and editable by an editor. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work. Please highlight differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers.


6. Conclusion

Clearly answer your research objective in Conclusion. Write your conclusion clearly so the reviewers and the readers can easily judge the merits of your work. Do not include the statistical statement in this section. You can also suggest the future experiment based on your conclusion. The conclusion must be written using 40 until 80 words and it should be written using Times New Roman 11.


7. Acknowledgement

State the grant source and the person to whom the grant was given. Name the person(s) who helped your study. The acknowledgment must be written using 20 until 3000 words with Times New Roman 11.


8. References

All reference mentioned should be written down in reference using American Psychological Association (APA) 6th style and arranged from A to Z. Use the recent 10 years references, the references older than 15 years are not accepted. Authors are welcome to use EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, or any other reference manager that allows for export of formatted references to Microsoft Word or other word processing program. Link the citation references to its record on CrossRef to minimize incorrect typing. Avoid using citation references which are not registered in CrossRef.


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.

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

  • The copyright of the accepted for publication articles shall be assigned to Pedontropika as the publisher of the journal. The intended copyright includes the rights to publish articles in various forms (including reprints).
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  • Authors are permitted to republish or disseminate published articles by sharing the link/DOI of the article at Pedontropika. Authors are allowed to use their articles for any legal purposes deemed necessary without written permission from Pedontropika with an acknowledgement of initial publication to this journal.
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