Author Guidelines


The Indonesian Journal of Chemical Studies (IJCS) is an international journal covering all aspects of chemistry, including applied chemistry. The paper published in this journal implies that the work described has not been, and will not be published elsewhere, except in the abstract, as part of a lecture, review, or academic thesis.

The IJCS uses a web-based online manuscript submission and review system. The author must register in the registration section. Authors must submit their manuscript via the online submission system on the IJCS page

The manuscript must be written and submitted in .doc or .docx format. Please consult our template user guide for help when using our Microsoft Word templates:

IJCS Template Article: Download

If authors have any problems with the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following email: [email protected] / [email protected].

1.1. Briefs overview for submissions

The journal accepts three types of articles for publication (all must be original and can not have been published elsewhere):

1. Original research paper
Original research paper (presents original works in detail): a paper containing original research papers that have not been published elsewhere. Articles shall have a maximum length of 6,000 words (the word count limit includes title, abstract, tables, figures, and references list). During a potential revisions stage, after peer review, authors can extend the article length to a maximum of 8,000 words to better address the reviewer's and editors’ comments.

2. Short Communication
Short communications and/or Notes (present novel and/or valuable information): a short description of important current research findings, which is more focused and concise than an article. Short communications and/or notes shall have 2,000 to 3,000 words (the word count limit includes title, abstract, tables, figures, and references list).

3. Reviews
Reviews (present a general survey of specialized subjects in chemistry): a paper that comprehensively sums up the current state of research on a particular topic. Reviews shall have 3,000 to 6,000 words (the word count limit includes title, abstract, tables, figures, and references list) with a minimum of updated and trusted 30 references (no more than 5 years behind, and internet sources are not allowed). During a potential revisions stage, after peer review, authors can extend the article length to a maximum of 8,000 words to better address the reviewer's and editors’ comments.

Submission should be performed online. All manuscripts should be written in concise and clear English and suggested to be typed with full justification, singled spaced for abstract, references, figure captions, and tables (tables and figures can be typed on separate sheets at the end of the manuscript), double spaced for text, in Bahnscrift Light 10. Left and right margins should be 3.0 cm in length. The title should be typed in Bahnscrift Light 14. The names of the authors and addresses at which the research was done, including the postal code, should appear under the title.

Use Arabic numbers typed as superscript to link authors to their addresses and asterisk to indicate the author(s) to whom correspondence should be addressed. Main headings (Abstract, Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusions) are typed in bold and capital italics. Type all headings aligned left and lowercase except the first letter of the first word or any proper name. The abstract should contain no more than 250 words followed by 3-5 keywords. All references should be prepared according to the IJCS style. We suggested the author use reference management software for example free Mendeley tool (available on the Mendeley website). After it is already installed please use the style from this link.

Download IJCS bibliographic style by Mendeley:

The author may reproduce/republish portions of their published contribution without seeking permission from the Indonesian Scholar Society, provided that any such republication is accompanied by an acknowledgment in the form: (Original Citation-Reproduced by Permission of The Indonesian Scholar Society).


2.1. Ethics in publishing
For information on Ethics in Publishing and Ethical guidelines for the journal, the publication sees Ethic.

2.2. Conflict of interest
All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal, or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence their work.

2.3. Submission declaration
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright holder. After the submitted manuscript is accepted, the change of the author number and position is not allowed, except to be completed with a letter of statement explaining the strong reason for the change.

2.4. Copyright
As an article writer, the author has the right to use their articles for various purposes, including use by institutions that employ authors or institutions that provide funding for research. Author rights are granted without special permission.

The author who publishes a paper at IJCS has the broad right to use their work for teaching and scientific purposes without the need to ask permission, including used for (i) teaching in the author's class or institution, (ii) presentation at meetings or conferences and distributing copies to participants ; (iii) training conducted by the author or author's institution; (iv) distribution to colleagues for research use; (v) use in the compilation of subsequent authors' works; (vi) inclusion in a thesis or dissertation; (vi) reuse of part of the article in another work (with citation); (vii) preparation of derivative works (with citation); (viii) voluntary posting on open websites operated by authors or author institutions for scientific purposes (follow the CC BY-SA License).

Authors and readers can copy and redistribute the material in any media or format, and mix, modify, and build material for any purpose but they must provide appropriate credit (provide article citation or content), provide links to the license, and indicate if there are changes.

The authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, the copyright of the article shall be assigned to the Indonesian Journal of Chemical Studies (IJCS). Copyright encompasses rights to reproduce and deliver the article in all forms and media, including reprints, photographs, microfilms, and any other similar reproductions, as well as translations.

Reproduce any part of this journal, its storage in the database, or its transmission by all forms of media is permitted and does not need written permission from IJCS. However, it should be cited as an honor in academic manners

The IJCS, the publisher (Indonesian Scholar Society), and the editor make every effort to ensure that there are no data, opinions, or false or misleading statements published in IJCS. However, the content of the article is the sole and exclusive responsibility of each author.

The Copyright Transfer Form can be downloaded here: [Copyright Transfer Agreement Form]. The copyright form should be signed originally and sent to the editor in the form of printed letters, or scanned documents sent via email ([email protected] / [email protected]).

2.5. Language and language services
Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Authors who require information about language editing and copyediting services pre-and post-submission are advised to contact the journal board for more information.

2.6. Submission
Submission to this journal proceeds online. You will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. The system automatically converts source files to a single Adobe Acrobat PDF version of the article, which is used in the peer-review process. Please note that even though manuscript source files are converted to PDF at submission for the review process, these source files are needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail and via the author's homepage, removing the need for a hard-copy paper trail. 
When submitting a revised manuscript, please be sure to upload only the revised manuscript files. The handling Editor has access to the original manuscript files; therefore, there is no need to upload these files again along with the revised manuscript.


3.1. Use of word-processing software
It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. All manuscripts should be written in concise and clear English and suggested to be typed with the template. Use Arabic numbers typed as superscript to link authors to their addresses and asterisk to indicate the author(s) to whom correspondence should be addressed. Main headings (Abstract, Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusions) are typed in bold and capital italics. Type all headings aligned left and lowercase except the first letter of the first word or any proper name. The electronic text should be prepared in a way very similar to that of conventional manuscripts. Do not import the figures into the text file but, instead, indicate their approximate locations directly in the electronic text and on the manuscript. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of your word processor.

Download the template file in MS Word.

3.2. Article structure

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Experimental section
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Results and discussion
Results should be clear and concise. This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1), and so on.

Essential title page information
Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.

Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done or was visiting at the time, a "Present address" (or "Permanent address") may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

3.3. Abstract
An abstract of at most 250 words is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

3.4. Keywords
Immediately after the abstract, provide 3-5 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", and "of"). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

3.5. Abbreviations
Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

3.6. Acknowledgments
Collate acknowledgments in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance, proofreading the article, etc.).

3.7. Nomenclature and Units
Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI. You are urged to consult the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). For further information, please visit

3.8. Footnotes
Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers. Many word processors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.

3.9. Artwork
General points
- Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
- Save text in illustrations as "graphics" or enclose the font.
- Only Arial font in your illustrations.
- Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
- Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
- Provide captions to illustrations separately.
- Produce images near the desired size of the printed version.
- Submit each figure as a separate file.

Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please "save as" or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):
EPS: Vector drawings. Embed the font or save the text as "graphics". 
TIFF: color or grayscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi. 
TIFF: Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi. 
TIFF: Combinations bitmapped line/halftone (color or grayscale): a minimum of 500 dpi is required. 
DOC, XLS, or PPT: If your electronic artwork is created in any of these Microsoft Office, applications please supply "as is".

Color artwork
Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF, EPS, or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution. If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable color figures then Indones. J. Chem. Stud. will ensure, that these figures will appear in color on the Web regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Indones. J. Chem. Stud. after receipt of your accepted article.

Figure captions
Ensure that each illustration has a caption, and supply them separately. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

3.10. Tables
Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

3.11. References
Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either "Unpublished results" or "Personal communication" Citation of a reference as "in press" implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references
As a minimum, the full URL should be given, and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Reference style
• Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. 
Example: "..... as demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result ...."
• List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text. Examples:

Article in journal: 
[1] Ngatijo, N., Basuki, R., Nuryono, N., & Rusdiarso, B. 2019. Comparison of Au(III) Sorption on Amine-Modified Silica (AMS) and Quaternary Amine-Modified Silica (QAMS): A Thermodynamic and Kinetics Study. Indones. J. Chem. 19(2). 337–346. doi: 10.22146/ijc.33758.

Chapter in a book: 
Rinaudo, M. & Goycoolea, F.M. 2019. Advances in Chitin/Chitosan Characterization and Applications. doi: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-803-9.

Whole book: 
Stevenson, F.J. 1994. Humus chemistry: genesis, composition, reactions. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Journal abbreviations source
Journal names should be abbreviated according to: Index Medicus journal abbreviations, List of serial title word abbreviations, CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service).

3.12. Submission checklist
It is hoped that this list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal's Editor for review. Ensure that the following items are present:
One Author designated as the corresponding Author:
• E-mail address
• Full postal address
• Telephone and fax numbers
All necessary files have been uploaded
• Keywords
• All figure captions
• All tables (including title, description, and footnotes)
Further considerations
• Manuscript has been "spellchecked" and "grammar-checked"
• References are in the correct format for this journal
• All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web) 

To submit a revision, please upload your revised manuscript documents to IJCS online submission interface after you log in as an Author. The Author(s) should provide revised document files consisting of 3 (three) files:

1. Revision Note
One (1) file Revision Note file in a table form with respect to the Reviewers' comments, including the revision's location on the revised manuscript. The list of changes or a rebuttal should be against each point that is being raised by the reviewer. Template MS Word File of this Revision Note can be downloaded here:

2. Revised Manuscript File
- One (1) file of the Revised Manuscript file according to Template-based format (MS Word file) (please green-color highlighted texts in the revised sentences).

3.  Graphical Abstract
Since Vol. 2 No. 1, the graphical abstract is mandatory for this journal. The author(s) must provide one (1) file of Graphical Abstract in jpg/jpeg/png format if the article has been accepted (see the graphical abstract guideline:

5.1. Pay APC and Send Copyright Transfer Agreement Form

The APC is charged only to authors when a submitted article is accepted and published in this journal. The APC is supposed to cover publication costs, including online tools for editors and authors, article production and journal website hosting, similarity checks with Turnitin and iThenticate (results will be sent to authors upon request), final article layout, article abstracting and indexing services, and customer services. Upon editorial acceptance of an article, the corresponding author will be notified of the payment process. Payment is due within 15 days of the manuscript receiving editorial acceptance. We advise prompt payment, as we are unable to publish accepted articles until full payment has been received. We request that you evaluate your potential to obtain funding for the APC before submission, not after acceptance. Please note that the payment is non-refundable.

To help support researchers who are unable to meet some or all of the costs associated with publishing open access, IJCS offers the APC waiver. Waiver requests can be submitted by email at [email protected]. If you have any questions, please contact the editor at the following email address: [email protected] or [email protected]

After acceptance, the authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding, the copyright of the article shall be assigned to the Indonesian Journal of Chemical Studies (IJCS). The author should sign the Copyright Transfer Agreement Form and send it to the IJCS editor in the form of scanned documents via email ([email protected] / [email protected]). Copyright encompasses rights to reproduce and deliver the article in all forms and media, including reprints, photographs, microfilms, and any other similar reproductions, as well as translations.

5.2. Copyediting
In copyediting, the manuscript has been fully checked for grammatical errors, typos, etc by IJCS production team. Some recommendations for improvement are mentioned, marked in red and crossed out. Authors are not allowed to make corrections to their manuscripts in different files but directly correct them from the file checked by our copyeditor team (Ms. Wors).

Authors are still welcome to make some improvements of their own to the manuscript to improve the readability and quality of the manuscript. Kindly proofread thoroughly the entire manuscript, and send it back immediately to IJCS for further processing. The proofreading process can be performed by the following step:

1. Log into your journal account, and download the copyedited article (Ms. Word).
2. Open the copyedited document (MS. Word)
3. To correct the manuscript, right-click on the red words and select one of the following suggestions: "Accept Deletion" to remove unnecessary words or phrases. "Accept Insertion" to add recommended words or phrases
4. All corrections have been made marked with no more vertical lines on the left and a comment field on the right of the file.

5.3. Proofreading
One set of proofreading (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author with PDF proofs that can be annotated. If you do not wish to use the PDF annotations function, you may list the corrections and return them to Indones. J. Chem. Stud. in an e-mail. Please list your corrections, quoting the line number. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections and any other comments (including replies to the Query Form) on a printout of your proof and return by fax, or scan the pages and e-mail. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness, and correctness of the text, tables, and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all of your corrections are sent back to us in one communication: please check carefully before replying, as the inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Note that Indones. J. Chem. Stud. may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.

5.4. Offprints
The corresponding author will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail. For an extra charge, paper offprints can be ordered.

For inquiries relating to the submission of articles (including electronic submission where available) please visit this journal's homepage where you can track accepted articles at the journal website. Contact details for questions arising after acceptance of an article, especially those relating to proofs, will be provided by the publisher.