Journal of Powder Technology and Advanced Functional Materials (JPTAFM)
Guide for Authors
Information for Authors
The submitted manuscript should be addressed to Editor-in-chief of the JPTAFM. Manuscript must be submitted through online submission by registered users. You can easily register in the journal system. For further question contact us at: [email protected]
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General Peer-Review and Editorial Procedure
All manuscripts sent for publication in our journals are strictly and thoroughly peer-reviewed by experts (this includes research and review articles, spontaneous submissions, and invited papers). The Managing Editor of the journal will perform an initial check of the manuscript’s suitability upon receipt. The Editorial Office will then organize the peer-review process performed by independent experts and collect at least two review reports per manuscript. We ask our authors for adequate revisions (with a second round of peer-review if necessary) before a final decision is made. The final decision is made by the academic editor (usually the Editor-in-Chief of a journal or the Guest Editor of a Special Issue). Accepted articles are copy-edited and English-edited.
Editorial Decision and Revision
All the articles, reviews and communications published in journals go through the peer-review process and receive at least two review reports. The in-house editor will discuss each step of the process with the external academic editor and communicate decisions to the authors regarding the following:
- Accept in Present Form: The paper is accepted without any further changes.
- Accept after Minor Revisions: The paper is in principle accepted after revision based on the reviewer’s comments. Authors are given five days for minor revisions.
- Reconsider after Major Revisions: The acceptance of the manuscript would depend on the revisions. The author needs to provide a point by point response or provide a rebuttal if some of the reviewer’s comments cannot be revised. Usually, only one round of major revisions is allowed. Authors will be asked to resubmit the revised paper within ten days and the revised version will be returned to the reviewer for further comments.
- Reject and Encourage Resubmission: An article where additional experiments are needed to support the conclusions will be rejected and the authors will be encouraged to re-submit the paper once further experiments have been conducted.
- Reject: The article has serious flaws, makes no original contribution, and the paper is rejected with no offer of resubmission to the journal.
Manuscript Submission & Instructions for AuthorsGeneral Principles
As a basic requirement, all articles submitted to the JPTAFM must be original work, which has never been published previously and is submitted exclusively to the JPTAFM. They are written in the available format. The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit all articles in aspects of style, format, and clarity. Authors may be required to revise their manuscripts for reasons of any aspect. Manuscripts with excessive errors in any aspect may be returned to authors for retyping or may be rejected. All manuscripts will be subjected to peer and editorial review.
We accept three types of articles: (1) original articles: (2) case report; (3) review article; (4) brief communication (including preliminary reports).
Authors must also supply JPTAFM conflicts of interest statement form, copy of ethical approval (when needed), and final checklist signed by all author(s). Templates are available for original articles and case report.Structure and Language
Articles will be published in US English, following American spelling. Articles in English that are linguistically inadequate may be rejected. Printed manuscripts should be written double-spaced in all parts of the manuscript with margin of 2.54 cm of all sides. Articles must be submitted in the following structural order: title page and authorship, abstract, keywords, text, conflicts of interest, acknowledgments (if any), references, tables, figures, and legends (if any).Title Page and Authorship
The title page should contain: title of the article (concise, no abbreviations, maximum 16 words); full names of authors (without academic title); author’s affiliation [name(s) of department(s) and institution(s)]; disclaimers (if any); corresponding author’s name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript (E-mail address of the coressponding author will be published along with the article); source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, or all of these (if any); short running title [maximum 40 characters (letter and spaces)]; word counts [A word count for the text only (excluding abstract, acknowledgments, tables, figure legends, and references)]; number of figures and tables; and synopsis (should contain one or two sentences long with maximum 25 words describing the paper or its conclusion to be published in the table of contents of the JPTAFM).
Authorship of articles should be limited to those who have contributed sufficiently to take public responsibility for the contents. This includes (a) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data, or both; (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; (c) final approval of the version to be published; (d) and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.Abstract and Keywords
The abstract should be prepared in English with a structured abstract maximum 250 words. For non-Indonesian authors, abstract in Bahasa Indonesia will be translated by the editor. They should be concise and precise with enough information, highlighting the points and importance of the article which contains: One or two sentences of background, purpose of study; methods (basic procedures, study subject selection,observational, and analytical methods); main findings or results; and principal conclusion. Keywords are limited to 3 - 6 words or short phrases that will allow proper and convenient indexing.Text
The text should be structured as introduction, methods, results, and discussion (IMRAD). Conclusion should be stated at last sentence in the discussion. Footnotes are not advisable; their contents should rather be incorporated into the text. Use only standard abbreviations; use of nonstandard abbreviations can be confusing to readers. Avoid abbreviations in the title of the manuscript. The spelled-out abbreviation followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should be used on first mention unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement. If a sentence begins with a number, it should be spelled out. Cite in numerical order every reference, figure and table. Use Arabic numerals in superscript to cite references in Vancouver style.Statistical Methods
All statistical methods used should be describe in detail in the methods section of the manuscript. Avoid relying solely on statistical hypothesis testing, such as P values, which fail to convey important information about effect size. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. Specify the computer software used.Conflicts of Interest
Conflict of interest should declare the authors’ conflicts of interest, sources of support for the work, and whether the authors had access to the study data. Each author should submit a separate form from JPTAFM, given above and be sent to the office at submission. The description of conflict of interest in this from will be shown in this part.Acknowledgments
Personal acknowledgments should be limited to appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including technical help and financial or material support, also general support by a department chair-person.Tables
Tables and its title should be presented in separate sheets. Tables should be numbered in arabicnumerals, captions should be brief, clearly indicating the purpose or content of each table. Provide a footnote to each table, identifying in alphabetical order all abbreviations used. Type or print each table with double-spacing on a separate sheet of paper. Number tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each. Do not use internal horizontal or vertical lines. Give each column a short or an abbreviated heading. Explain all nonstandard abbreviations and explanatory matters in footnotes, and for explanatory matters use the following symbols, in sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, **, ††, ‡‡, §§, ||||, ¶¶, etc. Identify statistical measures of variations, such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean. Be sure that each table is cited in the text. If you use data from another published or unpublished source, obtain permission and acknowledge that source fully.Figures
Figures should be either professionally drawn or photographed, and submitted in a format (JPEG or TIFF) in the following resolutions [gray-scale or color in RGB (red, green, blue mode) at least 300 dpi (dots per inch)]. Write the word “top” on the back of each figure at the appropriate place. Figures should be made as self-explanatory as possible, titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends-not on the figures themselves. Photomicrographs should have internal scale markers. Symbols, arrows, or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background. Photographs of potentially identifiable people must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.
Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been cited in the text. If a figure has been published previously, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the figure. Permission is required irrespective of authorship or publisher except for documents in the public domain. Color figures are allowed in special circumstances, provided that the author is willing to cover the cost of reproduction.
If the original size of the figures is too large, you can provide us lower quality figures on submission and good quality after the acceptance of the manuscript.Legends for Figures
Type or print out legends for figures using double spacing, starting on a separate page, with Arabic numerals corresponding to the figures. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, identify and explain each one clearly in the legend. Explain the internal scale and identify the method of staining in photomicrographs.Units of Measurement
For measurements use S.I. (System International) units. Measurements should be abbreviated (e.g. mm, kcal, etc.) in accordance to the Style Manual for Biological Sciences and using the metric system. Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in appropriate scientific units, but the alternative should be provided in parentheses where appropriate.References
References isadvisibly not to exceed 25 in number but not less than 10, and should in general be limited to the last decade. References must be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Avoid using abstracts as references. Information from manuscripts submitted but not yet accepted should be cited in the text as “unpublished observations” with written permission from the source. Papers accepted but not yet published may be included as references; designate the journal and add “Forthcoming”. Avoid citing “personal communication” unless it provides essential information not available publically, name the person and date of communication, obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of a personal communication. Authors is recommended to use reference management software, in writing the citations and references such as: Mendeley®, Zotero®, EndNote®, and Reference Manager®.