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Author Guidelines

 I. Introduction

Indonesian Journal of Chemistry (Indones. J Chem.) is an international journal covering theoretical and experimental aspects of Chemistry. The journal publishes original research papers, short communications, and review articles. The paper published in this journal implies that the work described has not been, and will not be published elsewhere, except in the abstract or as part of a lecture.

Indonesian Journal of Chemistry covers the following topics.


  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Biomolecular Chemistry
  • Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry

The submitted manuscript should have relevance to basic and applied chemistry. Papers dealing with environmental sciences, technological applications, or natural product-derived compounds without any significance to the basic understanding of molecules or materials are not acceptable. Routine synthesis of molecules or materials without presenting significant new synthetic routes, structural parameters, and/or potential applications is not welcomed in this journal. Molecular docking results must be accompanied by either extensive quantum-chemical-based calculations, molecular dynamics simulations, or experimental work. Note that Chemical Engineering and Chemical Education papers are out of scope from this journal.

About the Manuscript 

The submitted manuscripts are classified into three categories: original paper which presents original works in detail, notes and/or short communications that present novel and/or valuable information, and reviews that present a general survey of specialized subjects in chemistry. 

The authors may reproduce/republish portions of their published contribution without seeking permission from the Department of Chemistry, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), provided that any such republication is accompanied by an acknowledgment in the form: (Original Citation-Reproduced by Permission of The Department of Chemistry, Universitas Gadjah Mada).


Publication Fee

USD 300 



II.1. Ethics in Publishing

For information on Ethics in Publishing and Ethical guidelines for the journal's publication see Ethic.

II.2. Conflict of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal, or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

II.3. Submission declaration

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright holder. Authors are required to submit a proof of results of manuscript plagiarism checking using softwares like Turnitin, iThenticate, etc. The proof must be submitted as a supplementary file along with the submitted manuscript file.

II.4. Copyright

Upon acceptance of an article, authors automatically transfer the copyright to the journal. Articles published in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. Permission of the journal is required for resale or distribution outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article. 

II.5. Language

Please write your text in standard English (American English is required). Proofing tools/utilities (spell and grammar checks) are advisable to be used. If necessary, authors are advised to have their papers professionally edited for the English language.

II.6. Submission

Submission of the manuscript should be carried out by one of the authors through the online system. A manuscript that is submitted by anyone other than one of the authors will not be processed for publication. The submitter takes responsibility as a corresponding author during submission, the peer review process, copyediting, and author proofreading.

In submission, the submitter will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail and via the author's homepage, removing the need for a hard-copy paper trail. When submitting a revised manuscript, please be sure to upload only the revised manuscript files. The handling Editor has access to the original manuscript files; therefore, there is no need to upload these files again along with the revised manuscript.


III.1. Use of word-processing software

It is important that the file is saved in the native format of the word processor used. All manuscripts should be written in concise and clear English and suggested to be typed with full justification, singled spaced for abstract, references, figure captions, and tables: one and a half spaced for text, in Arial 11, using no more than 20 pages for original papers, 10 pages for notes and/or short communication and 30 pages for reviews. Left and right margins should be 3.0 cm in length. The title should be typed in Arial 12 bold. The names of the authors and addresses at which the research was done, including postal code, should appear under the title. Use Arabic number typed as a superscript to link authors to their addresses with an asterisk to indicate the author(s) to whom correspondence should be addressed. Main headings (Abstract, Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusions) are typed in bold and capital italics. Type all headings aligned left and lower case except the first letter of the first word or any proper name. The electronic text should be prepared in a way very similar to that of conventional manuscripts. Do not import the figures into the text file but, instead, indicate their approximate locations directly in the electronic text and on the manuscript. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of your word processor.

The article template file could be downloaded at this link.

III.2. Article structure


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Experimental section

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.

Results and discussion

Results should be clear and concise. This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. A comparison of the results and the research results reported in any previously published articles is important to be discussed. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


If there is more than one supplementary, they should be identified as S1, S2, etc. Formulae, equations, tables, and figures should be given separate sub-sections. All supplementary should be combined within a single file.

Essential title page information

  • Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case 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.
  • Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.
  • 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.

III.3. Abstract

An abstract of at most 200 words is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

III.4. Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide 3-5 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.

 III.5. Abbreviations

Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

III.6. Acknowledgments

Collate acknowledgments 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 proofreading the article, etc.).

III.7. Nomenclature and Units

Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI. You are urged to consult the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). For further information, please visit

III.8. Footnotes

Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers. Many word-processors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.

III.9. Artwork

General points

  • Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
  • Save text in illustrations as "graphics" or enclose the font.
  • Only Arial font in your illustrations.
  • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
  • Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
  • Provide captions to illustrations separately.
  • Produce images near the desired size of the printed version.



Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please "save as" or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):

EPS: Vector drawings. Embed the font or save the text as "graphics". 
TIFF: color or grayscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi. 
TIFF: Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi. 
TIFF: Combinations of bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale): a minimum of 500 dpi is required. 
DOC, XLS, or PPT: If your electronic artwork is created in any of these Microsoft Office, applications please supply "as is". 

Color artwork

Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF, EPS, or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution. If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable color figures then Indones. J. Chem. will ensure, that these figures will appear in color on the Web regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Indones. J. Chem. after receipt of your accepted article.

Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption, and supply them separately. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

III.10. Tables

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

 III.11. References

Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list but 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" Citation of a reference as "in press" implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Reference style

  • Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. 
    Example: "..... as demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result ...."
  • List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.

Reference to a journal publication:

[1] Utari, U., Kusumandari, K., Purnama, B., Mudasir, M., Abraha, K., 2016, Surface morphology of Fe(III)-porphyrin thin layers as characterized by atomic force microscopy, Indones. J. Chem., 16(3), 233-238.

Reference to a book:

[2] W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, 1979, The Elements of Style, third ed., Macmillan, New York.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[3] G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), 1994, Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing, Inc. New York, pp. 281–304.

Journal abbreviations source

Journal names should be abbreviated according to:

Index Medicus journal abbreviations.

List of serial title word abbreviations

CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service).

We recommend that the authors use the Indonesian Journal of Chemistry Mendeley citation style found in this link.

III.12. Submission checklist

It is hoped that this list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal's Editor for review. Ensure that the following items are present:

One Author designated as corresponding Author:

  • E-mail address
  • Full postal address
  • Telephone and fax numbers

All necessary items have been included

  • Keywords
  • All figure captions
  • All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
  • References are in the correct format for this journal
  • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa

Further considerations

  • The manuscript has been "spellchecked" and "grammar-checked"
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web) 



IV.1. Proofs

One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author. Indones. J. Chem. now provides authors with PDF proofs that can be annotated; for this, you will need to download Adobe Reader version 7 (or higher) available free to download from Adobe.

The exact system requirements are given at the Adobe site here.

If you do not wish to use the PDF annotations function, you may list the corrections and return them to Indones. J. Chem. in an e-mail. Please list your corrections quoting line number. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections and any other comments (including replies to the Query Form) on a printout of your proof and return by fax, or scan the pages and e-mail. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness, and correctness of the text, tables, and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all of your corrections are sent back to us in one communication: please check carefully before replying, as the inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Note that Indones. J. Chem. may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.

IV.2. Offprints

The corresponding author will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail. For an extra charge, paper offprints can be ordered.


For inquiries relating to the submission of articles (including electronic submission where available) please visit this journal's homepage where you can track accepted articles on the journal website. Contact details for questions arising after acceptance of an article, especially those relating to proofs, will be provided by the publisher.



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 work presented in the manuscript is within the scope of Indonesian Journal of Chemistry (Author Guidelines)
  2. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration, is original works and free of plagiarism in all forms. Authors are required to submit proof of results of manuscript plagiarism checking using software like Turnitin, iThenticate, etc. The proof must be submitted as a supplementary file along with the submitted manuscript file.
  3. The main manuscript is in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx) and written following the article template.
  4. Preparing a Cover Letter including a list of proposed reviewers to be referees in a Word or pdf file (template) that has to be uploaded as a supplement file.
  5. Willing to pay the article publication charge of 300 USD if the submitted manuscript is accepted.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors automatically transfer the copyright to the journal and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate permission 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).
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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (USD)
Authors are not necesssary to pay for an Article Submission.

Article Publication: 300.00 (USD)

The fee is charged only to authors when a submitted article is accepted and published in this journal. The fee is supposed to cover publications costs. The corresponding authors with residence in Indonesia will get one exemplar of a hardcopy journal for the issue in which the article is published. The hard copy of the journal will be sent via post/courier. Extra hardcopy may be requested via Order Journal.

The publication fee for overseas authors is only for online publication. Hardcopy of the journal may be ordered via email to with the cost depending on the country.

Payments should be performed via transfer to:

Name of the account: IKA PRASETYANI


Account Number: 1786038613

Name of the Bank and address: PT. BANK NEGARA INDONESIA (PERSERO) TBK

Address: BNI UGM Branch, Sekip Utara Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia

Authors may reproduce/republish portions of their published contribution without charge and seek permission from the journal, provided that any such republication is accompanied by an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal