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Author Guidelines

ILMU KELAUTAN: Indonesian Journal of Marine Sciences (IJMS) is dedicated to publish highest quality research papers and review on all aspects of coastal management, marine biology, marine conservation, marine culture, marine geology and oceanography which has not been previously published (either in whole or in part), and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts should be written in English and submitted solely to ILMU KELAUTAN.


Manuscript should present an original and important findings of research in marine related sciences. Only limited number of review paper which has significant contribution will be published. (Template Article)


All submitted articles must be accompanied by a proofreading certificate from a reputable language institution.

Manuscript Format

Manuscript should be written in 11 point Arial font double space in A4 paper with 3 cm left margin and 2 cm for other three margins. Page numbers should be located at the bottom right of each page. Figures and Tables are put at the end of the manuscript (after the references). Total length of the manuscript approximately 15 pages. For soft copies, we only accept in microsoft word saved in virus free file.

Manuscript should be written in the following order ie. TITLE, Author(s) full name; Author(s) full address; Correspondence author data: phone, fax, and E-mail; Running title; Abstract; Key words; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgment; References; Figures and the Figure Titles; Table and Table Titles. For manuscript written in Bahasa Indonesia should follow similar arrangement.

Title should be concies and as informative as possible.
Authors should also give a running title, i.e. short title which will be put in the bottom of each pages of the paper.

Author’s Data

Author(s)’s full name (no abbreviation) and author full address, complete with postcode as well as phone and email address. (minimum 2 authors)


Abstract should must in 250 words, to summarize the principal points of the study and therefore must be meaningful without reference to the body of the paper. It contains short sentences of introduction, methods, important findings, conclusion and implications. The abstract does not contain references, figures, tables, abbreviation, or acronym.

Key words: 5-8 words which have to be closely related to the research

Introduction should provide sufficient background information of the research to evaluate the results of the research, but an extensive review of the literature is not needed and in general, no exceed one typed page. The introduction also gives the rationale for and objectives of the study that is being reported and their relationship to earlier work in the field



In this section, author(s) should provide sufficient information to allow another qualified researcher to repeat the experiments that are described in the paper. If the method is categorised as new procedures or refers to published paper which was not readily available for most readers, details metodology should be provided. If any modification being made, then it should be described clearly. Previously published procedures should be cited. The authors should also mentioned scientific name, number of samples and the location of sampling. Sources (company, city, state, or country) of unusual chemicals, bacterial strains, reagents, and equipment must be clearly stated. For those who work with satelite images, please also provide collected ground check data.


Results and discussion should not be separated. State the obtained results based on the used methods. Avoid presentation of raw data as well as double presentation (e.g. table and graph). Every means value of the data should be given standard deviation. All data given in result should be presented in the tables or graph, although some results may be given solely in the text.

Discussion can be done by comparing results/data reported with other research results previously published. Focused on the interpretation of the results rather than a repetition of the results/data. Similarities, differences, and the uniqueness of the findings should be highlited.


Based on the findings and discussion, conslusion should be clearly stated. It should be written as paragraph, not as a list.

In this section, author(s) should mention the grant source (Institution as well as year of the contract) and the person to whom the grant was given. Acknowledgement shoud also be given to those (individual/company/institution) who has contributed to the study especially in establishing research design, acquisition of data, supplying documents/photographs or analysis and interpretation of data, or who was involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content. If the contribution of an individual quite significant, then he/she should be put as one of the author. Please refer to author(s) contribution form.

References only list the published or accepted material for publication. Accepted article(s) but not yet published should be sent as manuscript appendix. Refering website, personal communications, unpublished data should be incorporated in the text in parentheses. Personal communication need to be written with the initials surname of the source accompanied with the year of the statement, e.g., (Hoegh-Guldberg, 2011, personal communication). Authors should provide proof(s) of the communication such as email, etc.

References should be listed alphabetically by the last names of the authors. In the case of several authors have same name, references should be listed chronologically. Only the first author’s name and initials are inverted. Journal names are italicized and abbreviated according to those commonly used in international journal (see ISI journal abbreviation).

In the text it should be referred by the name(s) of the first author followed by the year of publication in parentheses, using the following format: (Hartati and Widianingsih, 2011) or Suryono and Riniatsih (2011). When there are more than two authors, use the first author’s name followed by et al. (written in italics). When several references are put in the same parentheses, it should be typed from the oldest year (Rochaddi and Zainuri, 2005; Pringgenies and Yusuf, 2008; Munasik and Trianto, 2010; Suwartimah et al., 2011). If the references have the same year, they should be listed alphabetically. If the references have the same author(s) and the same year, they should be listed by giving a lowercase a, b, c, etc. after the year of publication.

The reference list should follow these styles:

Journal article

Tubagus, W., Sunarto, S., Ismail, M.R., & Yuliadi, L.P. S. 2020. Identification of Microplastic Composition on Clams (Gafrarium tumidum) and Sediments in Seribu Island, Pari Island Area, DKI Jakarta. Ilmu Kelautan: Indonesian Journal of Marine Sciences, 25(3): 115-120.



Nei, M. & Kumar, S. 2000. Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics. Oxford University Press. 333 pp.


Chapter in a book

Waldman, J.R. & Wirgin, I. 1994. Use of DNA Analysies in the Management of Natural Fish Populations. In: Garte, S.J. (Ed). Molecular envirenmental Biology. Lewis Publishers. Boca Raton. Florida. p: 29-64.

Book by editor(s)

Garte, S.J. (Ed). 2000. Molecular envirenmental Biology. Lewis Publishers. Boca Raton. Florida. 256 pp.

Thesis or dissertation

Zulpikar, F. 2010. Aktivitas Peptida Antibakteri dari Hemocyte Kerang Hijau (Perna viridis) Terhadap Vibrio alginoliticus dan Streptococcus iniae. Thesis. Diponegoro Univerisity. Semarang. 132 pp.

Publication with no identifiable author or editor

Anonymous. 2011. Real decree 3-484/2000 (12 January 2001) on the hygiene of ready-to-eat foods. BOE no. 11. Boletín Oficial de Estado, Madrid, Spain.

Article from Internet

Refering to web page(s), it should include author, date, title, availability information, and accession date. For example:

Choi, C.Q. 2008. Giant Clams Fed Early Humans. Available at: Accessed 9 February 2012.

Conference Proceedings

Wijayanti, D.P., Indrayanti, E., & Suryono, C.A. 2011. Kajian konektivitas genetika antar terumbu sebagai dasar perencanaan kawasan restorasi karang dalam upaya mengahadapi global warming. Anonymous (Ed.) Simposium Nasional Penelitian Perubahan Iklim. Semarang, 26 Juli 2011. Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Universitas Diponegoro. p: 15-20.


Tables should be prepared in word (.doc file). The legend of the table should be brief with enough information needed. It should be self-explain so that its understandable without extensive reference to the text. Each column in a table must have a heading, and abbreviations, when necessary, should be defined in the legend. Use no vertical lines, but onle three horizontal line ie. under the title, under the box heads, and at the bottom. Give standard deviation to every mean value. Numbers and legend of the table should be written in 9 point Arial font. Data presented in tables must not be repeated in figures.


Maximum width of figures should not exceeded 100 mm. Figures or photographs should be in very good quality (at least 300 dpi) and ready to print. In the case of figures containing multiple components (for example Figure 1A, 1B, 1C, etc.) should be mounted together. Each number should be put on the upper-right corner of the page. Black and white photographs should be clear and contrast enough to provide neccessary information to the readers. Figures and photographs can be printed in color, but there is an additional cost to the author. Color quotes will be provided after acceptance of the manuscript. Numbers and legend are written in 9 point Arial font. Measurement scale should be given to photographs and arrows should be given to point certain objects. Images should be prepared in JPG format. Clear credit should be given to the photographer. Statistical graphs should give standard deviation for mean value. Data presented in figures must not be repeated in tables.



Frequently used acceptable abbreviations are given below.

centimeter, cm

cubic centimeter, cm3

degree Celsius, OC

degree Fahrenheit, OF

gram, g

hour(s), h

kilocalorie, kcal

kilogram, kg

meter, m

microgram, μg

microliter, μl

micrometer, μm

micromole, μmol

milligram, mg

miligram per liter, mg.L-1

milliliter, ml

millimeter, mm

millimolar, mM

minute(s), min

molar, M

mole, mol

nanometer, nm

parts per billion, ppb

parts per million, ppm

percent, %

revolutions per minute, rpm

second, s

volume, vol

weight, wt

Proofs will be sent by E-mail to the correspondence author and are expected to proofread the article carefully. The corrected proof should be received by the administration within two working days.


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.


Article Processing Charge

ILMU KELAUTAN: Indonesian Journal of Marine Sciences is an open access international journal. Readers can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge (fully Open Access).

Started from the manuscript published on September 2021, Author should pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) of US$175 (IDR 2.500.000) per article.  Once the manuscript accepted, an invoice will be sent to the Author. The accepted article will not be published until the APC was paid. The APC will be used for maintaining the DOI registration and the fulltext PDF articles production cost.


Submission Through OJS

ILMU KELAUTAN encourages manuscript submission through the Open Journal System (OJS) at the following address: For a certain period of time, we will accept submissions by e-mail. We hope the new submission procedure will make the process of article submission, review and publication more efficient and comfortable for everyone involved.

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the items in the manuscript preparation check list, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines. For those who are not familiar with the system should be sent the manuscript, filled and signed authors contribution and copyright statement forms to:



Indonesian Journal of Marine Sciences

Marine Science Department

Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science

Diponegoro University, Tembalang Campus

Semarang, Indonesia

Or by e-mail to:


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 manuscript has been proof read from a reputable language institution

    (Proofread certificate uploaded in the supplementary section)


Copyright Notice

Copy this form and after filling it, please send it to


When this article is accepted for publication, its copyright is transferred to ILMU KELAUTAN Indonesian Journal of Marine Sciences, UNDIP. The copyright transfer covers the non exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online) or any other reproductions of similar nature.

The author warrants that this article is original and that the author has full power to publish. The author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors. In regard to all kind of plagiarism in this manuscript, if any, only the author(s) will take full responsibility.  If the article is based on or part of student’s skripsi, thesis or dissertation, the student needs to sign as his/her agreement that his/her works is going to be published.


Title of article       :...........................................................................................................................

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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.