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Author Guidelines

Aim and Scope: Scientific manuscripts published in Jurnal Penelitian Pengelolaan Daerah Aliran Sungai (JPPDAS) are the results of research that contribute as scientifically in watershed management. The journal scope inclede : land management; water and land conservation; land rehabilitation; hydrology; social; economics; institutional; Geographic Information System (GIS); and Remote sensing that support watershed management technologies. The manuscripts has never been published anywhere. 


  • LANGUAGE: Scientific paper (KTI) 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. Margin on all edges are 2.5 cm. The manuscript is submitted in MS words format, with a page length of 8-20 pages.
  • TITLE: Title of the scientific paper should be short and informative, no more than two lines and reflects the contents. The title is in Indonesian and English. The title in Indonesian is written in Calibri, font size 12, bold, uppercase, center. The title in English is written in calibri, font size 12, italics, sentence case, placed between parentheses. Avoid the use of verbs, formulas, abbreviations, and unofficial language.
  • NAME OF AUTHOR (S): Listed below the title, 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.
  • KEY WORD: Three to five key words reflect the substantive of the research, separated by semicolon.
  • INTRODUCTION: Introduction must contain  background of the existing problems, state of the art, important of the research and the purpose of the research.
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: 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 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 literatures.
  • 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. Conclusion is not a repetition of the abstract, but elaborates of significant research results. The conclusions contain suggestions which are the implications on further research.
  • TABLES : The title of 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 letter at the beginning of the sentences. The table is given number according to the description in the text. The use of comma (,) and dot (.) in the table indicate 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. 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 in contrasted, numbered sequentially. Title and contents are written in two languages, Indonesian and English (in italic), numbered sequentially with its explanatory. The title is in font size 10 with capital letter at the beginning of the sentences.  Graphs can be uploaded separately (supplementary materials) from the main file (KTI manuscipt) in MS word format by giving mark 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 with year.     
  • FORMULA:  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 gratitudes to the organization or person who has assisted the author in any form.
  • REFERENCES: It contains all references that are actually 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 consistency of citation and bibliography writing, it is necessary to use free downloadable applications such as Mendeley ( download-mendeley-desktop/). The references are arranged according to author's name alphabet. Eighty % of the literature is published in the last 5 years and 80% comes from primary reference sources, except for textbooks of certain sciences.


          - Book :

            Hooper, B. (2005). Integrated river basin governance learning from 

                      international experience. London, UK : IWA Publising

            Morgan, R.P.C. (2005). Soil erosion and conservation (3th ed).

                     Malden, USA.: Blackwell Publishing Ltd

            Bren, L. (2015). Forest hydrology and catchment management : An

                    Australian perspective. Dordrecht : Springer.  


          - The part of the book :

                 Roni, P., Pess, G., Hanson, K., & Pearsons, M. (2013). Selecting

                       appropriate stream and watershed restoration techniques.

                       In P. Roni, & T. Beechie (Eds.), Stream and watershed

                       restoration. A guide to restoring riverine processes and

                       habitats (pp. 144-188). Wes Sussex, UK : John Wiley &  

                       Sons, Ltd.

             - PROCEEDINGS :

               Lusiana, N., Rahadi, B., & Haji, T.S (2014). Evaluasi daya dukung 

                          kesesuaian penggunaan lahan untuk mitigasi resiko bencana

                          banjir di DAS Tempuran Kabupaten Ponorogo. Prosiding DAS

                          Terpadu untuk Kesejahteraan Masyarakat, tanggal 30  

                          September 2014 di Malang (pp.472-487). Surakarta :

                          BPTKPDAS & FP Unibraw

            - Regulation and the like :

               Kementerian Kehutanan (2014). Keputusan Menteri Kehutanan No.

                          SK.61/Menhut-II/2014 tentang monitoring dan evaluasi

                          Daerah Aliran Sungai. Jakarta : Sekretariat Jenderal.

            - Journal :

            Example one writer :

            Hack, J. (2010). Payment schemes for hydrological ecosystem services

                         as a political instrument for the sustainable management of

                         natural resources and poverty reduction a case study from

                         Belén, Nicaragua. Advances in Geosciences, 27, 21–27.


            Example two until seven writer :

            Varhola, A., & Coops, N. C. (2013). Estimation of watershed-level

                        distributed forest structure metrics relevant to hydrologic

                        modeling using LiDAR and Landsat. Journal of Hydrology, 487


            Travelletti, J., Delacourt, C., Allemand, P., Malet, J. P., Schmittbuhl, J.,

                        Toussaint, R., & Bastard, M. (2012). Correlation of multi-

                        temporal ground-based optical images for landslide monitoring:

                        Application, potential and limitations. ISPRS Journal of

                        Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 70, 39–55.


            Example Eight until more than eight writer :

             Hager, G. W., Belt, K. T., Stack, W., Burgess, K., Grove, J. M.,                      Caplan, B., … Groffman, P. M. (2013). Socioecological revitalization                of an urban watershed. Frontiers in Ecology and the

             Environment, 11(1), 28–36.


  • Note: For the number of authors up to seven, the entire author name is listed. For more than eight authors, then the first six authors are listed entirely and the seventh author until the last author is written in the form ...... The final author is written as the first six authors.

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


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.

Copyright Notice

1. As an author you (or your employer or institution) may do the following:

  • make copies (print or electronic) of the article for your own personal use, including for your own classroom teaching use;
  • make copies and distribute such copies (including through e-mail) of the article to research colleagues, for the personal use by such colleagues (but not commercially or systematically, e.g. via an e-mail list or list server);
  • present the article at a meeting or conference and to distribute copies of the article to the delegates attending such meeting;
  • for your employer, if the article is a ‘work for hire’, made within the scope of your employment, your employer may use all or part of the information in the article for other intra-company use (e.g. training);
  • retain patent and trademark rights and rights to any process, procedure, or article of manufacture described in the article;
  • include the article in full or in part in a thesis or dissertation (provided that this is not to be published commercially);
  • use the article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of your works, such as collected writings or lecture notes (subsequent to publication of the article in the journal); and prepare other derivative works, to extend the article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal;
  • may reproduce or authorize others to reproduce the article, material extracted from the article, or derivative works for the author’s personal use or for company use, provided that the source and the copyright notice are indicated, the copies are not used in any way that implies JPPDAS endorsement of a product or service of any employer, and the copies themselves are not offered for sale.

All copies, print or electronic, or other use of the paper or article must include the appropriate bibliographic citation for the article’s publication in the journal.


2. Requests from third parties

Although authors are permitted to re-use all or portions of the article in other works, this does not include granting third-party requests for reprinting, republishing, or other types of re-use. Requests for all uses not included above, including the authorization of third parties to reproduce or otherwise use all or part of the article (including figures and tables), should be referred to JPPDAS by going to our website at


3. Author Online Use

  • Personal Servers. Authors and/or their employers shall have the right to post the accepted version of articles pre-print version of the article, or revised personal version of the final text of the article (to reflect changes made in the peer review and editing process) on their own personal servers or the servers of their institutions or employers without permission from RCEPM-LIPI, provided that the posted version includes a prominently displayed JPPDAS copyright notice and, when published, a full citation to the original publication, including a link to the article abstract in the journal homepage. Authors shall not post the final, published versions of their papers;
  • Classroom or Internal Training Use. An author is expressly permitted to post any portion of the accepted version of his/her own articles on the author’s personal web site or the servers of the author’s institution or company in connection with the author’s teaching, training, or work responsibilities, provided that the appropriate copyright, credit, and reuse notices appear prominently with the posted material. Examples of permitted uses are lecture materials, course packs, e-reserves, conference presentations, or in-house training courses;
  • Electronic Preprints. Before submitting an article to an MEV Journal, authors frequently post their manuscripts to their own web site, their employer’s site, or to another server that invites constructive comment from colleagues. Upon submission of an article to MEV Journal, an author is required to transfer copyright in the article to RCEPM-LIPI, and the author must update any previously posted version of the article with a prominently displayed RCEPM-LIPI copyright notice. Upon publication of an article by the RCEPM-LIPI, the author must replace any previously posted electronic versions of the article with either (1) the full citation to the work with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or link to the article abstract in MEV journal homepage, or (2) the accepted version only (not the final, published version), including the RCEPM-LIPI copyright notice and full citation, with a link to the final, published article in journal homepage.


4. Articles in Press (AiP) service

RCEPM-LIPI may choose to publish an abstract or portions of the paper before we publish it in the journal. Please contact our Production department immediately if you do not want us to make any such prior publication for any reason, including disclosure of a patentable invention.

5. Author/Employer Rights

If you are employed and prepared the article on a subject within the scope of your employment, the copyright in the article belongs to your employer as a work-for-hire. In that case, RCEPM-LIPI assumes that when you sign this Form, you are authorized to do so by your employer and that your employer has consented to the transfer of copyright, to the representation and warranty of publication rights, and to all other terms and conditions of this Form. If such authorization and consent has not been given to you, an authorized representative of your employer should sign this Form as the Author.


6. RCEPM-LIPI Copyright Ownership

It is the formal policy of RCEPM-LIPI to own the copyrights to all copyrightable material in its technical publications and to the individual contributions contained therein, in order to protect the interests of the RCEPM-LIPI, its authors and their employers, and, at the same time, to facilitate the appropriate re-use of this material by others. RCEPM-LIPI distributes its technical publications throughout the world and does so by various means such as hard copy, microfiche, microfilm, and electronic media. It also abstracts and may translate its publications, and articles contained therein, for inclusion in various compendiums, collective works, databases and similar publications


Every accepted manuscript should be accompanied by "Copyright Transfer Agreement" prior to the article publication


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