Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

  1. Submission of manuscripts
  • The script writer must register as a Geo-Image member first through the site address as .On the site, the author must fill in the form, especially those marked with an asterisk.
  • After all entries in the form are filled out, given a choice in the Confirmation List section, whether as an author, reviewer, or both and click "Register" to get confirmation from the Editors-in-chief via e-mail that registration as a Geo-Image member has been received .
  • For writers who have become members of Geo-Image, the manuscript is sent by clicking "New Submission", which is available in the "User Home" section.


  1. Format of manuscipts:
  • The manuscript texts are written in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Manuscripts will be first reviewed by editorial boards.
  • The main text of a manuscript must be submitted as a Word document (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) file.
  • The manuscript consists of 5000 words (minimum), well-typed in single column on A4 size paper, use 12 pt of Times New Roman.
  • The manuscript contains an original work and have potentially contribute to the highly scientific advancement.
  • The template of manuscript can be downloaded at this link 


The manuscript should contain the following section in this order:

1. Title

Title of articles in English and Indonesia should describe the main content of manuscripts, be informative, concise, and not too wordy (12-15 words only), and does not contain formulas.

2. The author’s name

    -Full name without academic degrees and titles, written in capital letters in each word.

    -Manuscript written by groups needs to supplemented by complete contact details.

3. Name of affiliation for each author

The author name should be accompanied by complete affiliation address, postal code number, telephone number and email address.

4. Abstract

Written briefly in English and Indonesia in one paragraph of 150-200 words, containing background, research objectives, methodology, results, conclusion of the study and your research contributions to science.

5. Keywords

Written in English 3-5 words or groups of words, written alphabetically.

6. Introduction

    -Explaining the background, problems, importance of research, brief literature review that relates directly to research or previous findings that need to be developed, and ended with a paragraph of research purposes.

    -A balance must be kept between the pure and applied aspects of the subject. The introduction is presented in the form of paragraphs of approximately 3-4 paragraphs.

7. Methods

    -Make sure that work can be repeated according to the details provided. It contains technical information of the study presented clearly.

    -The location and time stating the place and time of conducting the field research are only written if the information is very typical and will affect the results if the research is conducted at a different location and time of the study.

    -Therefore, readers can conduct research based on the techniques presented. Materials and equipment specifications are necessary. Approaches or procedures of study together with data analysis methods must be presented.

8. Results and Discussion

    -Well-prepared tables and or figures must be of significant feature of this section, because they convey the major observations to readers.

    -Any information provided in tables and figures should no longer be repeated in the text, but the text should focus on the importance of the principal findings of the study.

    -In general, journal papers will contain three-seven figures and tables.

    -Same data can not be presented in the form of tables and figures.

    -The results of the study are discussed to address the problem formulated, objectives and research hypotheses. It is highly suggested that discussion be focused on the why and how of the research findings can happen and to extend to which the research findings can be applied to other relevant problems.


    -The table consists of 5 main parts, namely the number and title of the table, stump heads (leftmost column, stub), column head, information field, and table-foot notes.

    -The important dividing line is only 3, the direction is horizontal, and the resting line is the rest must be made as needed.


    -Title of the picture is a phrase (not a sentence) statement about the image in a concise manner, provides brief information that can be understood by the reader without having to read the body of writing, declaring information keys only, and stand-alone phrase and can explain the meaning of the image.

    -The title of the image - which can be in the form of one sentence or more, in the middle of the image area, and begins with a capital letter.


9. Conclusion

    -Conclusion should be withdrawn on the basis of research findings, formulated concerns and research purposes.

    -Conclusion is presented in one paragraph without numerical form of expression. Explain your research contributions to science.

10. Acknowledgement

    -Contributors who are not mentioned as authors should be acknowledged, and their particular contribution should be described.

    -All sources of funding for the work must be acknowledged, both the research funder and the grant number (if applicable) should be given for each source of funds

11. References

    -Manuscripts are written by using standard citation application (Mendeley/Endnote/Zotero).

    -The references in the literature cited must be the same as those in the text.

    -APA (American Psychological Association) reference style is required.

    -Citing an article written by two authors, both of authors should be mentioned, however, for three and more authors only the first author is mentioned followed by et al., for example: Rahayu & Sudarsono (2015), Subekti et al. (2014). A series of references should be presented in ascending date order (Retnoningsih et al., 2005; Indriyanti et al., 2007; Rahayuningsih, 2010).

    -Different publications with the same author(s) and year will be presented separately, as follows 2013a, 2013b.

    -References of unpublished data and personal communication should not appear in the list but should be cited in the text only (e.g., Rifai MA 2015, pers. com. (personal communication); Indriyanti DR 2014, unpublished data).

    -In the reference list, the references should be listed in an alphabetical order.

    -The number of references used is at least 15 journals published in the last 10 years

    -Use at least 1 text published by Geo-Image for the last 5 years in the introduction or discussion to increase the degree of sophistication.