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Author Guidelines


As a basic requirement, all manuscript submitted to ScientiCO must be original work, which has never been published previously and is submitted exclusively to ScientiCO.

The submitted manuscript should be addressed to the Editor-in-chief of ScientiCO and written based on the journal template. The manuscript must be submitted through online submission by registered users. You can easily register in the journal system. For further question please contact us


1. The article is written in Indonesia, 1.15-spaced, one column, 3500–8000 words length. Author’s name should not be written in the article but it should be put on the article metadata on Open Journal System (OJS) website (If the author’s name is still in the article, the article would be rejected and the author may submit on a new submission). Author must fill out author’s profile on OJS website that consists of author First, Middle and Last Name (If author only uses one name, fill the first name and last name with the same name), Gender, Initial, Username, Password, Affiliation (University/or Institution), E-mail, Mailing Address (complete address of affiliation: street name, city, province and zip code), Country and Bio Statement (Department or Faculty). The author must follow the journal template which is provided in the journal website.


  • TITTLE: Title must succinctly describe the contents of the research article and attract academic readers. The title consists of 8-12 words, not including definite article (the) and the indefinite article ( a, an). Use the phrases, not sentences.
  • ABSTRACT: The abstract is a summary of the article. It is consist of research objective, research methods, results and discussion, and conclusion. Implications or recommendations can be added in the abstract. The abstract must be written in 150 - 300 words. The abstract must not contain lengthy background information and have no reference to figure, table, equation, any bibliographical reference either coming within or another article. The language of the abstract must be clear and concise. It is a stand-alone summary in one paragraph.
  • KEYWORD: Keywords consist of important/ specific words or phrases found mainly in the title and abstract. But, it can also come from the article. There are 3-5 keywords from one article.
  • INTRODUCTION: The introduction show problem description then closed by what is the urgency about the problems. Urgency shows how important the problem is. 
  • THEORETICAL BASIS: Theoretical Basis show what is already known from the previous studies, defines the importance of the study, literature review, and state the research objective. In order to understand what is already known from the previous study, the Theoretical Basis must consist of discussing the relevant journal article (with citation) and summarizing the current understanding of the problem encounter to show the novelty of the research.
  • METHODS: The methods explain clearly how the author carried out the research. The method must describe the research design clearly, the replicable research procedures, describe how to summarize and analyze the data.
  • RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS: The result section shows objectively the presentation of the research key results without any interpretation using text, tables, and figures. The result section begins with text, presenting the key finding, and referring to the tables and figures. The table must not print screen, specific numerical values, compare and contrast values, and a minimum of 2 rows and columns. The figures must clear (provide the original file as a supplementary file in article submission), highlight trends, patterns, and relationships. The result section must present how the author ensures data validity and reliability. The discussion section shows how the author interprets the results in light of what was already known, and to explain the new understanding of the problem after taking your results into consideration. The discussion must connect with the Introduction so it tells how your study contributes to the body of knowledge and society.
  • CONCLUSIONS: The conclusions section show the answer or clarification of the research questions and opportunities for future research
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The authors must acknowledge any sources of funding that supported the research and may acknowledge the outside reviewers of their drafts.
  • REFERENCES: The reference must consist of 80% from relevant and recent primary sources (such as an article of journal or conference from the last 5 years). The reference must be written in the IEEE style and using reference manager software Mendeley. The guideline for IEEE Style shows in the image below.


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 pictures and tables view of the paper is clear.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. The bibliography is created using Mendeley or the like with IEEE citation mode.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with ScientiCO agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant ScientiCO right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to remix, adapt, build upon the work non-commercially with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in ScientiCO.
  2. Authors are permitted to copy and redistribute the journal's published version of the work non-commercially (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in ScientiCO.


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