Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines


  • AIM AND SCOPE: The journal publishes state of the art results of primary research findings and synthesized articles containing significant contribution to science and its theoretical application in areas related to the scope of Indonesian Forestry Research. Overseas works relevant to Indonesia conditions may be accepted for consideration.
  • LANGUAGE: All articles should be written in clear and concise English.
  • FORMAT MANUSCRIPT: To prepare your manuscript, please download a template from this link: The entire manuscript should not exceed 20 pages. An electronic file of the manuscript should be submitted to the Indonesian Journal of Forestry Research Secretariat by following the publishing rules of  IJFR through
  • TITLE: A title should be brief and informative. Title must not exceed two lines and should reflect the content of the manuscript.
  • AUTHORS: Authors' names should appear immediately below the title, followed by Authors' affiliation and address. For more than one authors, affiliation detail and addresses should be mentioned in the right order. Email address of every author should be placed in the footnote.
  • ABSTRACT: Written in Bahasa Indonesia and English. Abstract should be no longer than 250 words, giving a brief summary of the content includes brief introduction, the reason for conducting the study, objectives, methods used, result and discussion and conclusion. Do not include tables, elaborate equations or references in the abstract.
  • KEYWORDS: Four to six keywords should be provided for indexing and abstracting. The word or term to be written under abstract; overviewing the issues,  discussed, separately written from general to specific nature.
  •  INTRODUCTION: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background of the research objectives, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
  • THEORY/CALCULATION (if any): A theory or detailed calculation should be extended, not repeated, in the introduction. The theory or calculation mentioned should lay the foundation of the work.
  • MATERIAL AND METHOD: Provide sufficient detail of the research work to allow method to be reproduced. Describe the time and location of the study, materials and tools used, as well as research method. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference. Specific location should include the geographical information system. Only relevant modification to the method should be described clearly.
  • RESULT AND DISCUSSION: Results should be presented clearly and concisely. Discussion should explore the significance of the results work to the current condition or other research result, but not repeating the result. In case of large amount of result, result and discussion may be separated into sub chapter of result and sub chapter of discussion. Current reference (five years old reference) is an advantage to support the research finding than older references.
  • CONCLUSION: A conclusion section is required. It contains the main points of the article. It should not replicate the abstract, but might elaborate the significant results, possible applications and extensions of the work.
  • TABLE: Table should be numbered. Please use comma (,) and point (.) in all figures appropriately according to the English writing rule. Most charts graphs and tables are formated in one column wide (3 1/2 inches or 21 picas) or two-column wide (7 1/16 inches, 43 picas wide). Avoid sizing figures less than one column wide, as extreme enlargements may distort your images and result in poor reproduction. Therefore, it is better if  the image is slightly larger, as a minor reduction in size should not have an adverse effect in the quality of  the image.
  • DRAWING: Graphs and other drawing illustrations must be drawn in high contrast. Each drawing must be numbered as Figure with, titled given clear remarks. Graphic images should be formatted and saved using a suitable graphics processing program allowing creating the images as JPEG/TIFF. Image quality is important to reproduce the graphics. Poor quality graphics could not be improved.
  • PHOTOGRAPH: Photograph with good contrast either in coloured or black and white and related to the text, must be titled and given clear remarks in numbered Figure. All photographs should be mentioned in the text and accompany to the manuscript in separate Microsoft word file. Photographs and grayscale figures should be prepared in 300 dpi resolution and saved with no compression, 8 bits per pixel (grayscale). Color graphics should be in the following formats: TIFF, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and PDF. The resolution of  a RGB color TIFF file should be 400 dpi. Please supply a high quality hard copy or PDF proof  of  each image. If  we cannot achieve a satisfactory color match using the electronic version of  your files,  we will have your hard copy scanned.
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Acknowledgement is recommended for persons or organizations who has already helped the authors in many ways. Sponsor and financial support acknowledgements may be placed in this section. Use the singular heading even if you have many acknowledgements.
  • REFERENCES: At least 10 references; referring to APA style 6th edition; organized alphabetically by author name; 80% from last 5 years issues; and 80% from primary reference sources, except for specific science textbooks (mathematics, taxonomy, climate). To properly credit the information sources, please use citation tools such as Mendeley or EndNote to create a bibliography, references and in-text citations. Mendeley is a free reference manager that can be downloaded at

Reference List

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). (1997). ASTM-D 297-93: Standard test methods for rubber products—Chemical analysis. West Conshohocken, USA: American Society for Testing of Materials.

Ayuk, E.T., Duguma, B., Franzel, S., Kengue, J., Mollet, M., Manga, T., & Zenkeng, P. (1999). Uses, management and economic potential of Irvingia gabonensis in the humid lowlands of Cameroon. Forest Ecology and Management, 113, 1-19.

Badan Standardisasi Nasional. (2011). Gaharu SNI 7631:2011 (SNI.01-5009.1-1999). Indonesia: Badan Standardisasi Nasional.

Chen, H.Q., Wei, J.H., Yang, J.L., Ziang, Z., Yang, Y., Gao, J.-H., … Gong, B. (2012). Review : Chemical constituens of agarwood originating from the endemic genus Aquilaria plants. Chemistry and Biodiversity, 9, 236–250.

Kementerian Kehutanan. (2009). Keputusan Menteri Kehutanan No.SK/328/Menhut-II/2009 tentang Penetapan DAS Prioritas dalam rangka RPJM tahun 2010-2014. Jakarta: Sekretariat Jenderal.

Kenney, G.M., Cook, A., & Pelletier, J. (2009). Prospects for reducing uninsured rates among children: How much can premium assistance programs help. Retrieved from Urban Institute website:, at 1 October 2009.



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. Preliminary submission should be completed by complementary document IJFR Form 01_paper submission-ethical statement. Please fill out the form and send it back to IJFR Secretariat by email.
  2. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  3. A copyright form IJFR Form 06_copyright transfer agreement should be completed once the manuscript is accepted to be published in IJFR. Please fill out and submit the form and send it back to IJFR Secretariat by email

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