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Author Guidelines

General requirements

  • Each manuscript must be 5-7 pages in length (including all figures, tables, and references) and must be written in strict accordance with the camera ready format of the IOP Conference Proceedings template.
  • Prepare your manuscript in A4 paper size single column template. All pages are portrait. Please use the template prepared here.
  • The text is single spaced. Use Times or Times New Roman. The point size will vary by section.
  • The paper includes the author names and affiliations, and appointed one author as a corresponding author.
  • Do not add page numbers, or headers and footers, within the paper.

Structure and content of the manuscript

  • Each manuscript should consist of title, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusions, acknowledgement (optional), and references.
  • Title. The title should concisely and accurately portrays the content of the article.
  • Abstract. The abstract should give readers concise information about the content of the article and indicate the main results obtained and conclusions drawn. The abstract is not part of the text and should be complete in itself; no table numbers, figure numbers, references or displayed mathematical expressions should be included. It should be suitable for direct inclusion in abstracting services and should not normally exceed 250 words in a single paragraph. Since contemporary information-retrieval systems rely heavily on the content of titles and abstracts to identify relevant articles in literature searches, great care should be taken in constructing both.
  • Introduction. The introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem including background with relevant literatures. The objective of the research should be clearly and expressively written. The introduction should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.
  • Materials and methods. This part should be described in short but complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced or verified. This should include materials and instruments/tools, protocol of research, research/experimental design, observed variables, technique for data collection and analysis. Procedures and analysis methods should also be concise, and method in general use need not detail description. Previously published procedures should be cited and important modification (if any) should be mentioned briefly.
  • Results and discussion. The description of research results should be clearly and precisely written. Result should be sufficiently explained and can be supported by tables, graphics or figures. Discussion must concise and appropriately interpret the results. It should explain the meaning and usefulness of the finding as an answer to the research problem. The use of sections, subsections and subsubsections to divide the text of the manuscript is optional and left as a decision for the author.
  • Conclusions. This part should represent a concise conclusion of the research and must answer the objective of the study.
  • Acknowledgement. Optional and should be in brief (if any).
  • References. It contains only a list of related literatures cited by the authors in the paper, written with the IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science citation style . Not less than 80% of the total cited literatures should be in the form of papers published in national and international scientific journals. The suggested references are the most recent publications (within the last 10 years). Articles in preparation, unpublished observations and personal communication should not be included in the reference list but should only be mentioned in the article text. The other references can come from textbooks, proceedings, or other valid scientific sources. Information sources that come from online sites (internet) are allowed if the sources are trustful and accountable, such as research institution site, universities, and governments. Private sites (blogs or the likes) are not allowed as references. Include DOI for all works that have DOI, regardless of whether you are using an online or printed version to assist the committee in checking the suitability of references.

Figures, images, and tables

  • Figures, images, and tables should be numbered serially and positioned (centred on the width of thepage) close to where they are mentioned in the text, not grouped together at the end. Eachfigure and table should have a brief explanatory caption. The titles should be in clear short statements, using valid international metric system (e.g. m, kg, mol). Graphs should be original (not from photocopy or scan), and created using Microsoft Excel or Sigma Plot with maximum width of 8.5 cm. The number and letters within graphs and figures should be in 10-size font. Figures in photos (black-white or colors) should be printed on glossed post-card size paper submitted electronically in JPEG/TIFF format.
  • Make sure that figures, images, and tables appear within the text, cited in text and make sure that all images and tables fall within the margins of the template.
  • Use clear, legible graphics, and diagrams. The font, formulas, tables and figures should be clear and easy to read. Avoid unnecessary grids and shadings in the figures/graphics/tables/diagrams.
  • Number all tables, figures, and formulas sequentially. Place all captions or other information associated with a table, image, or figure on the same page as that table, image, or figure.
  • Check all figures and images carefully to ensure that they are complete and that no parts are missing or cut off.
  • If you have included previously published figures/tables in your article, you must provide written approval from the copyright holder to re-use the figure/table. Also, include the appropriate credit line associated with the figure in the caption.

For further information, please refer to the following documents.

Preparing a paper for publication in IOP: Conference Series
References for publication in IOP: Conference Series
How to format your references using the IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science citation style