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Scientific articles that are submitted to  Journal on Geological and Mineral Resources (JGSM) should be articles as research results or reviews about geological subject in either science or applied science. Articles are never published or not being submitted to an other media.

Articles should be written in Indonesia or english, and they must be completed with Abstract. An article with content and fomat that does not follow this guideline will be ignored by the board of editors and the editors do not have the obligation to send back the article to contributors/authors.

There is no charge for every submission and/or processing articles in this journal, so author doesn't have to pay from articles submit until publish (free charge).

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General. The article including title, abstract, table and figure captions, footnote, and list of references are written in 1.5 spaces as an electronic file and printed in HVS paper of A4 in size. Font used in article is 12-point Times New Roman.

Each page of the article has continuing numbers including pages of figure and table. The research result or review ranges from 5 to 20 pages (excluding figures and tables). Detailed composition of the article are as follows:

Title. Article title, each author name, institution name and address of each author, and if necessary a footnote that consists of address, telephone, facsimile, and email for correspondence should be written in the title page. The article title should be bilingual.

Abstract. The abstract should be written in English. The abstract should sum up the article theme including methodology and does not need to contain a detailed summary from each part. The abstract comprises maximum 250 words, 4 - 6 words of keywords should be written below the abstract, singular or compound word.

Introduction. This part must consist of a comprehensive description, so readers will understand and can evaluate the research result that has been done without reading another publication/article. The introduction must consist of background, aim and objective, problem, method, research location and accessibility, research subject, and geological or statigraphical setting.

Result and Analysis. The result and analysis are composed of a research result as displayed as words, tables and figures. Please use limited graphics if the subject can be displayed as a short explanation. The limitation of using photo will be appreciated. It needs to be displayed if it can describe a better explanation for the research result. All of figures and tables should be given continuing numbers and must be referred in the article.

Discussion. The discussion consists of an interpretation of the result and analysis. It should be correlated with an other result having been reported.

Conclusion and Recommendation. They comprise important conclusions and recommendations within the whole part of article.

Acknowledgment. This part may describe the source of research fund used in the research. this may also give an appreciation to institutions or persons who help in research and report writing.

Reference. It must all be cited in the text and support the content; writen using modified Harvard System alphabetically. All names of the authors must be written completely without using et al. and numbers.

The article should be completed with supporting figures/maps/graphics/photos. Their attachments must be in Image File (*.jpg) with minimum 300 dpi in resolution, Corel Draw (*.cdr), or Auto Cad (*.dwg). Figures and tables must be put at the end of the article in separate page/s. Permission from the original author is required to display figures and tables that have been published.


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

Authors who publish articles in Jurnal Geologi dan Sumberdaya Mineral (JGSM.Geologi) agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright of the article and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a CC-BY-NC or The Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike License.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access)


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be not asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.