Submission criteria

Manuscript submitted for publication in  Jurnal Teknik Patra Akademika (JTPA) should appropriate with the following criteria:

  • Must be written in good English language.
  • Must be within the scope of the journal.
  • Must be original, have not been published elsewhere, and will not be submitted to any journal during the review process.
  • Must be following the journal instructions and have correct style before being considered for reviewing process.

Preparing manuscript file

Jurnal Teknik Patra Akademika (JTPA) accepts manuscript in the form of Research article, Review article, and short communication. As an approximate guide to length as follows:

  • Research article would not normally exceed 25 pages of double-spaced A4 text.
  • Review article would not normally exceed 30 pages of double-spaced A4 text.
  • Short communication article would not normally exceed 15 page of double-spaced A4 text.

The manuscript must be prepared using word processing software, e.g. Microsoft Word, Open Office, Libre Office, etc, with document format doc, or docx.

Manuscript Structure

Section and subsection of the manuscript should be prepared in clearly defined and numbered sections. Sections should be numbered 1 (then 2, 3, ...), subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ....), etc. Abstract, acknowledgment, and reference is not included in section numbering


Title of the manuscript must be concise and informative.

Author names and affiliation

Make sure that the author name clearly indicates the given name and family name of each author. Present the authors’ affiliation below the author names. Add a number in superscript letter after the author name and before the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the name of the author’ country and email address. Clearly provide who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication and after publication.


The abstract must be concise, factual and should state the purpose of the research, the used methods, the principal results and main conclusion briefly. Due to the abstract is occasionally presented separately from the full article, it should be able to stand alone and should not contain references. The use of non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if necessary, they must be defined as they mentioned in the abstract body.


The keyword should be provided immediately after the abstract. It provides a maximum of 6 words which is the keyword of the whole article. These keywords will be used for indexing purpose.

Graphical Abstract

In order to encourage and draws more attention from the online reader, a Graphical abstract is highly recommended by the editorial. The graphical abstract should summarize the full content of the article. The graphical abstract could be submitted both with the main manuscript and as a separate file in the online submission system. The graphical abstract image should be readable with minimum size 500 x 1300 pixel (h x w) or proportionally more.

The main manuscript content

The main body of the manuscript should be provided as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Experimental Section
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion


Acknowledgement should be provided in a separate section at the end of the manuscript before the references. It should not include on the title page, as a footnote, or otherwise. It also should contain the list of those individuals or institution that provide help during the research.


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.


Reference to a journal publication:

[1] Juniar, H., Said, M., Haryati, S., Faizal, M., 2016. Removal of COD and TSS From Dye Solution Using Sand Filtration and Adsorption, Indonesian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Chemistry. 1(3). pp 67-71.


Reference to a book:

[2] Cash. E.M. Surface Chemistry. Oxford University Press, Oxford, USA, 2001. 

Reference to a website:

[3] Cancer Research UK, Cancer statistics reports for the UK. aboutcancer/statistics/cancerstatsreport/, 2003 (accessed 13.03.03).

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[4] G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 2009, pp. 281–304.

Figure and artwork

Figure and artwork should be prepared in an acceptable format (JPEG, JPG, PNG, EPS, PDF, or MS Office files and with high enough resolution. Make sure that each figure and artwork should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Ensure that each figure or artwork has a caption that comprise a brief title and a description of the figure or artwork. Keep the text in the figures or art works themselves to a minimum but explain all symbol and abbreviations used.


The table should be provided as editable text and not as images. Tables could be placed in the next relevant text in the manuscript, or in the separate pages(s) at the end. Tables should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. The use of the vertical rules and shading in the table shell should be avoided.

Math formulae

The math formulae provided in the text should be prepared as editable text and not as images.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscript submission in this journal proceeds totally online and the author will be guided stepwise by the journal system through uploading the manuscript file. The manuscript submitted should be in Word document format that can be edited for the double-blind peer-review purpose.

After acceptance

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to our online proofing system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online. The environment is similar to MS Word: in addition to editing text, you can also comment on figures/tables and answer questions from the Copy Editor. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.