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Instructions for Authors in PDF file format can be downloaded here. A template of manuscript is provided here.


Jurnal Ilmu Kehutanan (Journal of Forest Science) is published biannually (January–March and July–September) by the Faculty of Forestry, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in cooperation with Indonesia Forestry Scholar Association (PERSAKI). The Journal intended as a medium for communicating and motivating research activities through scientific papers in various aspects of forestry and environments. Jurnal Ilmu Kehutanan only publishes articles that have not been published and not in the process to publish in other scientific periodicals. The publication of articles already printed in other journals is entirely the responsibility of the author(s).



Jurnal Ilmu Kehutanan accepts research papers, short communications, and reviews written in either Bahasa Indonesia or English. Authors should refer to the instructions below when preparing their manuscripts. Research papers should be concise, focused on new results and data. It should be no longer than 8000 words and contain approximately 10 - 30 references. Short communications should be short reports of original studies of limited scope. It should be no longer than 3000 words and contain approximately 10 - 20 references. Reviews should be overview articles of recent advances in the research of selected topics. It should be no longer than 8000 words and contain more than 20 references. References are preferred to contain primary reference sources as well as from the last ten year issues. The structure of review papers should follow the instructions below, except that there is no need to have “Materials and Methods”, “Results” and Discussion” sections.

Manuscript is submitted to:  


  1. Manuscript should be equipped with line number, written in A4 paper using 1.5 spacing and 2.5 cm margin of all four sides.
  2. Manuscript should be written using font Constantia size 10 point, except for the tables’ and figures’ caption and content, respectively, using font Constantia size 9 and 8 point.
  3. Tables and figures are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

Manuscript is written in the following orders.


It should be concise, specific and relevant with 20 words maximum. It is written in Indonesian for manuscript written in Bahasa Indonesia, and title in English for that written in English. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Full name of authors (no abbreviation);

Authors’ affiliations

Please provide name, full address of each authors’ institution.


Please provide e-mail address for corresponding author.

Abstract written in English

Abstract should be written in one single paragraph of maximum 200 words, except for short communication papers, maximum 100 words. It should provide a clear view of the content of the manuscript with a brief description of the main results and conclusions.

Keywords in English

It contain of 5 keywords representing the main content of the article. Avoid 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. 


It should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance. The current state of the research field should be reviewed carefully and key publications should be cited. It should be written in a way that is accessible to researchers without specialist knowledge in that area. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Materials and Methods

This section should be divided by subheadings. It should include the design of the study, the type of materials and tools involved, and the type of analysis used. It should be described with sufficient details to allow others to replicate and build on published results. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Result and Discussion

It may also be divided into subsections with short, informative headings. It should provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation as well as the experimental conclusions that can be drawn. Discussion should explore the significance of the results work to the current conditions or other research result, but not repeating the result.  The findings and their implications should be discussed in the broadest context possible. Future research directions may also be highlighted.


It contains the main points of the article. It should not replicate the abstract, but might elaborate the significant results, possible applications and extensions of the work.


This section is not mandatory. If required, state the names of funding bodies and grant numbers in this section. Authors may also wish to acknowledge individuals who have contributed materials, expertise or time to the study who are not named as authors.


Please ensure that all references cited in text are listed in the references, and vice versa. The citations follow the output style of Conservation Biology. All citations should be listed in alphabetic order by author name, and then followed by the year.



Figures, including graphs, photos and illustration in colored or in black and white, that are relevant to the text in manuscript and arranged professionally, manually or digitally. All figures should be in the JPEG file format with good contrast or minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Figures’ caption and description are placed below figure and center justified.



Tables should be in Microsoft Excel format. If a table or figure has only a few data points, incorporate the data into the text. Table caption is placed on top of the table; abbreviation and any note necessary are placed below the table; both are left justified.



In-text citations

  • In most cases, enclose citations in text in parentheses: “ In some trees, grain may spiral in one direction for several years and then reverse direction to spiral oppositely (Shmulsky & Jones 2011).” is better than “According to Shmulsky and Jones (2011), In some trees, grain may spiral.....”
  • Use an ampersand (&) between author surnames when the citation is parenthetical: (Kozlowsky & Pallardy 1997).
  • When a citation is not parenthetical, use and: “These findings are consistent with the predictions of Mayer and Koch (2007).
  • For citations with more than two authors, use et al.: (Marsoem et al. 2015). Do not italicize et al.
  • List parenthetical citations chronologically (from oldest to most recent) and separate entries with a semicolon: (Siddique et al.2012; Alemaheyu et al. 2014).  
  • Separate the years with commas when citing multiple papers by the same author: (Widyorini et al.2015, 2016; Umemura et al. 2014).  

 References section

  • Provide the full names of all journal titles. Do not italicize titles.
  • If there are more than 10 authors, use et al. (Singarimbun M, et al.) instead of listing the names of all authors.
  • Papers in review and personal communications should not be included in references.
  • Proceedings and abstracts from conferences may be cited only if they have a “publisher” and the location of the publisher (or the organization from which the document may be obtained) can be provided.
  • Written with name-year system and arranged alphabetically refer to Conservation Biologyformat as the examples below.

Journal articles with 1 author

McMillin WC. 1970. Mineral content of loblolly pine wood as related to specific gravity, growth rate, and distance from pith. Holzforschung 15:1-5.

Apse MP, Aharon GS, Snedden WA, Blumwald E. 1999. Salt tolerance conferred by over-expression of a vacuolar Na+/H+ antiport in Arabidopsis. Science 285:1256-1258.

Online journal articles

Hurteau MD. 2017. Quantifying the carbon balance of forest restoration and wildfire under projected climate in the fire-prone Southwestern US. PLoS ONE 12(1): e0169275. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169275

No access dates are needed for citations of online journals.


Fitter AH, Hay RKM. 2002. Environmental physiology of plants. Pages 367-369. Academic Press, San Diego.

Edited book/Chapter in book

Compton T. 1990. Degenerate primers for DNA amplification. Pages. 39-45 in Innis MA, Gelfand DH, Sninsky JJ, White TJ, editor. PCR Protocol: A guide to methods and applications. Academic Press, California.


Quarles SL, Valachovic Y. 2012. Using wood quality measures to evaluate second-growth redwood. Pages 553-559. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-238. 553-559. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Albany, California.

Poedjirahajoe E. 2007. Pengelompokan mangrove berdasarkan faktor habitat di Pantai Utara Jawa Tengah. Laporan DPP Fakultas Kehutanan, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta


Sumiarsih SR. 2008. Initial evaluation of progeny trial of ebony (Diospyros celebica) in South Sulawesi. Dissertation (Unpublished). Faculty of Forestry, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta.

Internet sources other than journals:  

Include the name of the organization hosting the website, their geographical location, and access date (month year).

Belcher BM. 2003. Towards a harmonized definition of non-wood forest products. FAO, Rome, Italy. Available from (accessed January 2017).


IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature), UN Environment Programme (UNEP). 2017. World database on protected areas. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, UNEP, Paris. Available from (accessed December 2017).

In press manuscripts:

Officially accepted manuscripts may be cited as in press in Literature Cited as the examples below.

Andayani W, Purwanto RH, Riyanto S. 2017. Bucking policy optimization of teak log to increase the income of KPH Madiun. Jurnal Ilmu Kehutanan 11: in press.



Authors are sent page proofs by email or through the online journal system (OJS). The purpose of the proofs is to check for typesetting, conversion errors, and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, changes in title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editor. After online publication, further changes can be made only in the form of an Erratum. These should be checked immediately and corrections, as well as answers to any queries, returned to the publishers as an annotated PDF via email or OJS within 7 working days (further details are supplied with the proof). It is the author's responsibility to check proofs thoroughly.



No fees are charged for submitting and processing of any articles.



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. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 10 point Constantia font 1.5 space; 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

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If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.