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Author Guidelines

A. Type of Contribution

Journal of Coastal Development accepts the following types of manuscripts: original paper, short communication and review. A manuscript will be considered for publication on the understanding that all authors have agreed to its submission and the manuscript has not been submitted elsewhere for publication.  Copy right will be held by the Journal of Coastal Development

B. Preparation and Submission of a Manuscript
B.1. General Rules
Manuscripts should be written in English.  Authors whose native language is not English are strongly advised to have their manuscripts checked by an English specialist colleague prior to submission. All accepted manuscripts will be edited by English editors
Manuscripts should be typed in double space with wide margins using single side of the paper only 
The lines at all pages should be numbered in the left margin, beginning with number 1 (one) on the top of the page.  Paper size is A4 and a 3.0 cm margin of the page is desirable. Use the font “Times New Roman” 12 pt.
Maximum length of the manuscript is 18 pages.
All tables and figures should be typed on a separate page and be numbered according to their sequence in the text.
Standard International (SI) units should be used.  Weights and measures should be expressed in the metric system and temperatures in the Celsius scale.
File should be saved in the format of the word processing software “word for windows” or “open text document” 
The manuscript should be submitted  via email (soft copy).
B.2. Manuscripts Structure
Manuscripts in general should be organized in the following order: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (optional) and References.  These major headings should be typed in bold-capital letters and set in the center of the page.
The title page should bear the title of a maximum of 50 letters; full names of authors and their affiliations with postal codes; short running title with a maximum of 20 letters. Please indicate the corresponding author including telephone and fax numbers as well as the e-mail address.
Abstract is written in English. The abstract consists of no more than 200 words.  It starts with a clear statement of the objectives of the experiment that followed by materials and methods, results and important conclusion. References are never cited in the abstract. Abbreviations that appear in the abstract should be defined when they are first used. At the end of the abstract, list up to 5 (five) key words in alphabetical order that best describe the nature of the research.
The introduction should provide the readers with information necessary for understanding research presented in the paper.  Previous work on the topic should be summarized and objective of the current research should be clearly stated.
The section of materials and methods should include a discussion of the methods of statistical analysis, and specify equipment source.  All modifications of the methods should be explained. This section should allow others to replicate the experiments.
Results and discussion sections may be combined, or they may appear in separate section.  If separate case, the Results section should contain only the results of the current author’s study.  There should be no literature comparisons.  Those comparisons should appear in the Discussion section.  The discussion should interpret the results clearly.
Conclusion should be written a maximum of 100 words. Recommendation can be added.
All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references in chronological order. Use the following system for arranging the references:
Periodical journals
Radjasa, O.K., T. Martens, H-.P. Grossart, T. Brinkhoff., A. Sabdono., and M. Simon. 2007.  Antagonistic activity of a marine bacterium Pseudoalteromonas luteoviolacea TAB4.2 associated with coral Acropora sp.  J. Biol. Sci. 7:239-246.
Proceedings of seminar, conference, symposia, etc.
Guenter, W and J.S. Sim.  1998.  Production of special and modified eggs.  Proceedings, Symposium Series 2.  The 8th World Conference on Animal Production, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, June 28-July4, 1998. P. 361-370
Thesis or dissertation
Rao, S. 1997.  Genetic Analysis of Sheep Discrete Reproductive Traits Using Simulation and Field Data.  PhD Thesis. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
Steel, R.G.D. and J.H. Torrie.  1980.  Principles and Procedures of Statistics. McGraw-Hill Book Co. Inc. New York.
Multi-author books
Weekes, E.E.C.  1991.  Hormonal control in glucose metabolism. In: Physiological Aspects of Digestion and Metabolism in Ruminants. (T. Tsuda, Y. Sasaki, and R. Kawashima, eds). Academic Press.  San Diego. P.183-200
In the body of the paper, refer to author as follows: Smith and Jones (2005).  If the sentence structure requires the author’s name be include in parentheses, then the proper format (Smith and Jones, 2005; McDonald, 2007) is used.  Use “et al.” following the first author when there are more than two authors but give all authors in the references. More than one article listed in the same sentence of the text should be in chronological order first and alphabetical order for two publications in the same year. Citation from internet is acceptable for references having Digital Object Identifier (d.o.i).
Papers for consideration should be submitted to:
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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.

  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. 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.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Notice to Authors, which is found in About the Journal.

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