Author Guidelines

General author guidelines

The Journal of Chemical and Process Engineering (Chempro) uses a web-based online manuscript submission and review system. Author must register in registration section. Authors must submit their manuscript via the online submission system on the ChemPro page

The manuscript must be written and submitted in .doc or .docx format. Please consult our template user guide for help when using our Microsoft Word templates:

  • Template Guideline here

If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following email: chempro@upnjatim.ac.id

 General Instructions

Any manuscript submitted to the ChemPro must follow the following instructions. The article does not comply with the guidance will be returned to the author without further review. General provisions are as follows:

  1. The manuscript can be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English. The manuscript wiritten in Bahasa Indonesia must provide the title and abstract in both languages;
  2. The manuscript is written with correct spelling, sentences and paragraph arrangements corresponding to the grammar used;
  3. The manuscript should be written with A4 (210 x 297 mm) page size and with a left margin of 25 mm, a right margin of 25 mm, a bottom margin of 25 mm, and a top margin of 35 mm;
  4. The manuscript should be written with PT Serif font type with 10 pt font size (except the title of the article), spaced one and a half and in the one-column format; The font size can be downloleded here
  5. The title of the article is written with PT serif font type with 14 pt font size, bold and centered.
  6. If the manuscript is written in Bahasa Indonesia, use the Indonesian equivalent of words for foreign words or terms. If not found, the foreign term is written in italic.
  7. The new paragraph begins 7 mm from the left boundary (indent), whereas between paragraphs are not spaced between;
  8. The chapters in the text (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion and Conclusion) should be numbered in sequential Roman numeric format starting from number one. The title of the chapter is written in bold with the Title Case format and arranged centered with no underscores.
  9. The sections are written in bold with the format sentence case and are arranged flat left and use the first level numbering format using capital letter format starting from 1. The use of sub-section should be minimized.
  10. Images and tables are placed so that the position is on the centre of the page. Figure must be made as an image format (JPG or PNG), not as a grouped microsoft object. Images must be placed in the "in line with text" position
  11. Each image must be clear (font size, resolution and line size must be clearly printed);
  12. Each image should be given a caption (bottom caption) at the bottom of the drawing and serial numbered Arabic numerals followed by the title of the image, for example as shown in Figure 1;
  13. Each table should be labeled (table caption) and serial numbered Arabic numerals at the top of the table followed by a table title, for example as shown in Table 1;
  14. Tables should not contain vertical lines, whereas horizontal lines are only given in table heading and in the bottom of the table.
  15. Figures and tables and diagrams/schematics should be placed according to columns between text groups or if they are too large, they can be placed in the middle of the page (one column);
  16. Each equation should be written using the Equation Editor in MS Word or Open Office. Equations are not allowed to be embedded in the manuscript as images;
  17. References or citations are using numbering format.  Citing a reference can be written using numbering surrounded by square brackets, for example [1]. Citing more than one reference can be written with separate square brackets, for example [2], [4], [5], [7]-[9].
  18. Citing reference using author name can be written using the author's last name and mentioning the reference number, for example as stated in Sriyanti [2], Kalyanasundaram and Grätzel [3] and by Priatna et al. [4];
  19. Management reference application, such as MendeleyZotero or Endnote, should be used by authors when citing a reference and creating the bibliography in the manuscript;

 

Specific Instructions

The manuscripts must be composed of the following scientific article components (subtitles-in order), as follows:

  1. Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  2. Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. You can add your name between parentheses in your own script behind the English transliteration. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
  3. Corresponding author. Please clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication, by underlining the name. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address of all authors are given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
  4. Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.
  5. Abstract. Abstract should stand alone, means no citation in abstract. Consider it as the advertisement of your article. Abstract should tell the prospective reader what you did and highlight the key findings. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. You must be accurate, brief, clear and specific. Use words which reflect the precise meaning, Abstract should be precise and honest. Please follow word limitations (100‐300 words).
  6. Keywords. Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
  7. Introduction. Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section. Before the objective, Authors should provide an adequate background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
  8. Methods. Methods should make readers be able to reproduce the experiment. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. Do not repeat the details of established methods. For the chemicals, please provide details of brand and purity (example: CaO (Merck, 99.5%)).
  9. Results and Discussion. Results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. Please highlight differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. In discussion, it is the most important section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental results). The following components should be covered in discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?
  10. Conclusions. Conclusions should answer the objectives of research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.
  11. Acknowledgements. Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.). If authors refer to themselves as recipients of assistance or funding, they should do so by their initials separated by points (e.g. I.J.SE.). Do not acknowledge Editors by name. Formatting of funding sources List funding sources in this standard way to facilitate compliance to funder's requirements: Funding: This work was supported by the Directorate General of Higher Education of Republic of Indonesia [grant number zzzz]; Diponegoro University [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy].
  12. References. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, however may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Use IEEE citation style to cite the refferences.