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Author Guidelines

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General Conditions
Manuscript should report the result of original forestry research.
Author(s) should guarantee that the manuscript does not infringe copyright, it has not been submitted and will not be published elsewhere, with the following rules:
  • Language: Starting from 2023, all manuscripts should be written in English.
  • Format: Manuscript should be typed in A4 paper (210 mm x 297 mm) with 1.5 spacing using the word processor software such as Microsoft Office Word. The margin for all sides is 3 cm and consist of 12 to 15 pages. The manuscript should be typed in Tahoma at 11-point size.
  • Author information: The author should be that person who substantially contributed to the work, including writing of the manuscript. Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to research conception and design, analysis of data, and drafting the article. Author’s name should be placed below title and clearly written (avoiding abbreviation and title). Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the authors’ names. Provide the phone number/fax of each affiliation, and the e-mail address of each author.
  • Title: The title should be concise and informative and typed in English. The title should not exceed 2 lines (around 10 to 15 words). The full name of the author(s) (without title and position) and its respecting affiliation(s) should be typed immediately under the title using Tahoma at 12-point size. The affiliation(s) should be consisting of the name of their respected institution(s), address(es), phone/fax number(s), and email address(es).
  • Abstract: Abstract should be typed in English and not longer than 250 words. Abstract should be typed in Tahoma at 10-point size with single spacing. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is usually presented separately from the main text, so it must be able to stand alone.
  • Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords.
  • Tables: The number of tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. A comma (,) and a period (.) are used in number to show decimal and thousand separators, respectively. Table format does not use vertical lines.
  • Figures: Graphical images and other illustrations should be clear and contrast in black. Every figure should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and presented with a clear and concise title with a proportional font. 
  • Photos: Photos should be in a high resolution. Every photos should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and presented with a clear and concise title with a proportional font. 
  • Main text: The main text should be presented consistently in chapter and subchapter. The main text should be written in left alignment as follows:
  • I, II, III, and so on for chapter
    A, B, C, and so on for subchapter
    1, 2, 3, and so on for sub subchapter
    a, b, c, and so on for sub subchapter 
    ARTICLE STRUCTURE as follows:
    Title: Should be written in English
    Author(s), affiliation(s), email address(es)
    Abstract: Should be written in English
    I. Introduction
    II. Material and methods
    III. Results and discussion
    IV. Conclusions and suggestions
    Acknowledgment, references, and appendices (if available)
  • Introduction: Provide research background that clearly explains problems, research types, research needs, state of the art and objectives of the work. Background should be written in inverted pyramid structure.
  • Methods: Methods that are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described. Formulas and equations should be written to validate research result. Provide sufficient details of data-collection procedure to allow the work to be reproduced by another researcher.
  • Results and Discussion: Results should address the problems and the research aim.  This should explore the significance of the results of the work and relation with another publication. Results could be descriptive, dataset, figure/table, or product.
  • Discussion should be concise and focused on interpretation of the results, not repeat the results. Author should be able to emphasize the main findings and show the novelty of the work. Author should provide a concise explanation of the implications of the findings, particularly in relation to previous related studies and potential future directions for research. All cited studies must be from peer-reviewed articles.
  • Acknowledgment: Acknowledgment should be brief with essential credit especially for the funding source whose support the research and those individuals who help during the research and writing and checking the manuscript (providing language help, writing assistance or proofreading the manuscript, etc.)
  • Conclusions: The main conclusions of the study should be presented as the answer of research problem/questions. Avoid using bullet or number in this section.
  • Recommendation: recommendation should be from research conclusion. This recommendation could be academic paper, action plan, or policy brief.
  • Reference: Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (vice versa). We encourage to use references published within 10 years and a minimum of ten references is from primary source. American Physiological Association (APA) 6th edition is used as reference style. Cite references in the text in alphabetical order first and chronological order second.
  • Some examples how to write references in the text:
    1. Uncertainty responses of soil to climate change (Smith, 2012)
    2. The finding is in accordance with the finding reported by Rozak and Gunawan (2015)
    3. Several studies on forest biomass have been done elsewhere (Lindner, 2010; Lindner & Sattler, 2012; Salinas-Melgoza, Skutsch, & Lovett, 2018; Slik et al., 2013)

  • Some formats how to write references in the reference lists
  • Journal article:
    Author, A. (year). Title of article. Journal Title, X, xxx–xxx.doi: xxxxxx
    Herawati, H., & Santoso, H. (2011). Tropical forest susceptibility to and risk of fire under changing climate: A review of fire nature, policyand institutions in Indonesia. Forest Policy and Economics, 13(4), 227 – 233. doi: 10.1016/j.forpol.2011.02.006
    Muslish, M., & Rulliaty, S. (2011). Kelasawet 15 jenis kayu andalan setempat terhadap rayap kayu kering, rayap tanah dan penggerek di laut. Jurnal Penelitian Hasil Hutan, 29(1), 67–77.

  • Book: 
    Author, A. (year). Title of work. Publisher City, State: Publisher.
    Bowyer, J.L., Shmulsky, R. & Haygreen, J.G. (2007). Forest Products and Wood Science: an introduction. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell Publishing.
    Departemen Kehutanan. (2004). Peraturan Menteri Kehutanan Nomor: P.01/Menhut-11/2004 tentang Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Setempat di Dalam dan atau di Sekitar Hutan dalam Rangka Social Forestry. Jakarta: Biro Hukum dan Organisasi Departemen Kehutanan.

  • Website:
    Author, A. (date). Title of document [Format description]. Retrieved date from http://xxxxxxxxx
    Example :
    Mongabay. (2018, May 4). Indonesia cites twisted bowelindeath of Javan rhino. Retrieved May 6, 2018, from

    JPK Wallacea encourages author(s) to use reference management software such as Mendeley, Zotero, as well as EndNote and select the APA 6th edition style template when preparing the article using the word processor such as Microsoft Office Word.


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. I understand the duty and responsibility of Author by reading it in the Publication Ethics.
  2. I hereby stated that this manuscript has never been previously published in any other scientific publication and not being under reviewing process of any other scientific publication.

  3. I hereby declare that this submission is my own work and this manuscript has no plagiarism matter.
  4. The submitted manuscript has been written using Open Office Text Document (.odt) or Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) with has followed the template available in the Sidebar on the right. The additional file may be uploaded as supplementary.
  5. The manuscript structure already consist: Introduction, Method/Material, Result and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, and References.
  6. Abstract already brief and concise and not exceed 250 words in English. Abstract contains at least elements: research background, research objectives, research methods, and research results.
  7. References are written according to the writing style of JPKWallacea.
  8. The manuscripts should be submitted by the corresponding author.
  9. The author is willing to follow the entire editing process until the manuscript is declared accepted or rejected for publication. If you wish to discontinue the process, the Author should notify the editor with an email for article withdrawal.
  10. The submitted manuscript has attached the completed Ethical Clearance Statement.

Copyright Notice

  1. Submission of a manuscript implies that the submitted work has not been published before (except as part of a thesis or report, or abstract).
  2. That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  3. That its publication has been approved by all co-authors.
  4. Starting in 2021, If and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author(s) attain the copyright and retain publishing rights without restrictions.
  5. For the new invention, authors are suggested to manage its patent before published.


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