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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The Manuscript General Guidelines

The manuscript text general guidelines are as follows:

  • The manuscript is the authentic article that has not been published yet in other publication media or publishing houses.
  • The manuscript does not contain any plagiarism element. The editorial board will directly reject the text that indicates plagiarism (max. 20%)
  • The manuscript writes in English.
  • The manuscript that has been written under the guidelines of IMPACTS (in MS Word format, use this article template) must be submitted through Online Submission System using Open Journal System (OJS) on the IMPACTS E-journal portal choose only one procedure. Then, register as one of the author or reviewers in the “Register” bottom.
  • The manuscript article writing guidelines and template can be downloaded HERE.
  • The manuscript online submission can be viewed in the part of online submission guidelines below.
  • The manuscript which is inappropriate with the IMPACTS writing guidelines will be returned to the author before the reviewing process.
  • The manuscript should contain several aspects of a scientific article as follows: (subtitles as the order), which are: (a) the title of the article, (b) the author’s name (no academic title), (c) the affiliated author’s address, (d) the author’s email (e) the abstract and the keywords, (f) the introduction, (g) the method, (h) the result and discussion, (i) the conclusion, and (j) the references.
  • The subtitles included in the discussion part (Introduction, Methods, Result and Discussion, and Conclusion) should be numbered in the Arabic numbering order started from one. The subtitles are written in the bold and title case format. It uses the left text alignment without underline. The next expanded subtitles should be written in the bold and sentence case format, it should use the left text alignment and the numbering format level two.
  • The manuscript can be written in English with the standard language. The manuscript should consist of ten (10) to five teen (15) pages including pictures and tables. The manuscript text ought to be written as this article template in the camera-ready mode. The article is written on A4-sized papers, with custom margins as follows: left 25 mm, right 25 mm, bottom 25 mm and top 25 mm.
  • The text of the articles must be in Garamond, 12pt font size, 1.15 line-spacing, separated into two columns (except for the main title, the author’s name, and the abstract) with the space between columns 10 mm.
  • The words from uncommon or foreign languages are stated in Italic format. For the article in Bahasa Indonesia, foreign terms or words should be avoided. Each paragraph started 10mm from the left side border while there are no spaces among paragraphs. All numbers are written in Arabic numbering format, except for the new sentence.
  • The tables and pictures are placed in the text group after the referenced tables or pictures. Each picture must be given a caption (Figure Caption) above the picture and be numbered in Arabic numbering format followed by the picture title. Each table must be given a table title (Table Caption) and numbered in Arabic numbering format above the table followed by the table title. The pictures attachment should be guaranteed that they can be printed well (font size, resolution and line space is clearly seen). The picture, the table, and the chart should be placed in the centre between text groups. If it has a bigger size, it can be placed in the centre of page. The table should not contain vertical lines, while horizontal lines are allowed only for the important point.


The Guidelines for the Manuscript Body Text

The title of the manuscript: The title should be informative and be written both briefly and clearly. It cannot diverse multi-interpretations. It has to be pinpoint with the issues that will be discussed. The beginning word is written in capital case and symmetrically. The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviation. The main ideas should be written first and followed then by its explanations. The article title should be written within twelve words in Garamond, 12pt font size, with the bold selection and in the centre text format. Meanwhile, the abstract has to be written within 250 words maximum and followed by with three to five keywords.

Introduction: The introduction must contain (shortly and consecutively) a general background on issues or problems, urgency and rationalization of service activities. The activity objectives and problem-solving plans are presented in this section. A review of the relevant literature and an analysis of the specific situation for the service is included in this section.

Methods: This section must explain the materials and methods of community service that must be integrated with community service procedures. If the service uses proprietary products (such as patents) for comparison, the product in question must be written in a standard name or written trademark in brackets if it is deemed to help clarify the reader's understanding, but the condition is that it must obtain written permission from the owner of the product before publication. The model, type, brand, and manufacturer of the equipment used in the service must be explained. The method of community service must be clear so that it is possible for other writers to repeat it. The systematics writing is ordered as follows: materials, methods and procedures for implementing community service that are applied. This system is not rigid, it can be adapted to the characteristics of the scientific field. For example, for agribusiness services where there is no laboratory analysis, there is no need for laboratory analysis. On the other hand, other subsections can be added as needed.

Result and Discussion: This part consists of the result with a clear description. Results can be supplemented with tables, graphs (pictures), and/or charts. The discussion section describes the results of processing data or information, interpreting the findings logically, linking them to relevant reference sources, and the implications of the findings.

Conclusion: This is the final part containing conclusions and advices. The conclusion explains what is expected in the Introduction section, as well as conclusions from the Results and Discussion section. Conclusions can also be added to the development plan for the implementation of future service.

References: All the references that used in the article must be listed in this part. In this part, all the used references must be taken from primary sources (scientific journals and the least number is 80% from all the references) that published in the last ten years. Each article should have at least ten references.

The Guidelines for the Citations and References

Author should cite several articles from IMPACTS. All the server data or quotes in the article taken from the other author articles should attach the reference sources. The references should use a reference application management such as Mendeley. The writing format that used in IMPACTS follows the format applied by APA 7th Edition (American Psychological Association).


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