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Author Guidelines

All inquiries and correspondences are addressed to the Editor-in-Chief. Moreover, authors are required to present manuscripts as electronic files, as with such files, formatting requirements are as follows: a) Use Microsoft Word, single-spaced, 10 pt Times New Roman, 6-15 pages, b) Use Bahasa Indonesia or U.S. English as the language, c) Indent or spacing between all paragraphs, d) Use the metric system throughout, e) size of submission file not more than 5 MB, and f) Avoid text footnotes, as it must be integrated into the text. Furthermore, two or more reviewers are provided, and at least two of them are from a different university than the authors.


The title should be concise, informative and indicate the paper's important point(s). Limitation for length is 40 words and not more than 2 lines. 

Authors Name

The author's name must be complete but without any title and accompanied by the author and alliances address. Furthermore, any corresponding author needs to give and use an e-mail address exceptional to themselves and not one imparted with another enrolled author or department.


A compact and tangible abstract that briefly expresses the objective of the exploration, the staple results, and significant conclusions is needed. In addition, since an abstract is regularly introduced independently from the article, it should remain solitary. For this reason, References should not be included, but when necessary, the author(s) and year(s) need(s) to be cited. Furthermore, non-standard or unusual abbreviations should not be expressed, but when essential, they should be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. Finally, the abstract is not allowed to exceed 150 words written in 1 paragraph, Bahasa Indonesia and English, single-spaced, and 10 pt Times New Roman.


Keywords are required to be provided below the abstract to aid the search command (3-5 words).


The Introduction section needs to explain: 

  • The research background
  • The objective of the study
  • A summary of the existing literature
  • The reasons regarding the importance of the study

Geological setting

This section contains a comprehensive description of the geology of the research area or the tectonic setting of the area under study. It can also contain site characterization, for example on geotechnical research.


The methods section need to include: 

  • The objective, design and setting of the study
  • The characteristics of participants or description of materials
  • A vivid description of all conducted processes and methodologies, which involves using generic names. Besides, when proprietary brands are used in study, the brand names are required to be included in parentheses.
  • The type of statistical analysis employed, including a power calculation when appropriate

Result and Discussion

The results and discussion need to include the study's discovery, including the statistical analysis result, which needs to be incorporated either in text or as tables and figures when appropriate and consistent. Furthermore, this section needs to discuss the effect of the discovery in the context of existing research and highlight the study's limitations.


The conclusion of the article is required to write the main findings and clarify the importance and relevance of the study to the related field. Write the results in a paragraph.


Ensure to acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the article and does not meet the criteria for authorship, including all who give proficient composing administrations or materials. Nevertheless, the authors need to obtain permission to recognize all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements section.


Citation in text

Please confirm that every reference cited in the text is also provided exactly in the reference list (and vice versa). Moreover, unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended. Citation of a reference as 'in press' indicates that it has been accepted for publication.

Web references

The minimum requirement is to provide the full URL and last accessed date by the author. Provide any further information when known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.). In addition, the reference list may include web-references.

Example: Badan Informasi Geospasial (2018). DEMNAS: Seamless Digital Elevation Model (DEM) dan Batimetri Nasional.

Reference management software

For Authors who use Mendeley Desktop are allowed to easily install the reference style for this journal by clicking the following link: Moreover, the author will be able to select this style using Mendeley plug-ins or LibreOffice when organizing the manuscript. All cited publications in the text need to be presented in a list of references after the manuscript's text. Besides, the number of references recommended ranges from 15 to 25. At last, the manuscript needs to be thoroughly checked to confirm that the spelling of authors' names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list.


Make sure to use italic for variables, bold for vector and matrices, a script for transforms, and san serif for tensors. Furthermore, use superscripts and subscripts effect in a superior or inferior position, and also, avoid any raised and lowered fonts.


Please submit tables as not as images but as editable texts. Furthermore, every table needs to have a title and all columns headings. Column headings must be arranged in such a way that its connection to the data is clear and refers to the column below. In addition, footnotes need to be indicated by superscript, and lowercase letters, while each table, cited in the text. Tables have to be placed next to the relevant text in the article and they should be numbered consecutively by their appearance in the text. Besides, all table notes placed below the table body, sparing needs to be carried out in their use, and it should ensure that the data provided in them do not replicate the results described elsewhere in the article. Finally, do not use vertical rules and shading in table cells.


Ensure the figures are sent as an editable graph or as pictures (PNG format is preferable, with a minimum 300 dpi resolution). Furthermore, cite each figure in numerical orders in text and mark out the orientation on the figure when questionable. Confirm that each figure has a caption separately from the figure, not attached to it. A caption must contain a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the figures. Moreover, keep the description text to a minimum but define all symbols and abbreviations exist in the figures. Indicate horizontal and vertical on maps, all color figures, foldouts, pocket maps, and more can be accommodated.

Copyrighted Material

Each author is responsible for obtaining any required permission from copyrighted sources to reproduce tables or figures including any figures rewritten but unchanged or with only minor modifications. The author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners when quotes from other copyrighted works are used and credit the source(s) in the article.

Privacy Statement

The email addresses and names given on the website of this journal will be used solely for the purposes listed in this journal and therefore will not be released publicly to any other group or for any other intent.

Submission Declaration and Verification

Each article submitted to this journal means that, with the exception of the abstract or as part of published lecture or as academic thesis or as an electronic preprint, the work has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Moreover, the authors accept that without the written permission of the copyright holder, the manuscript will not be published anywhere in the same way, in English or any other language, except electronically.

Guideline for Online Submission

Authors need to promptly register through the following address: before they are offered a reviewer. On the site, they are expected to be as detailed as possible in places that are marked with stars in the form. After all the form's text box are filled, the author shall click on the "Register" button to proceed in the registration. Doing this brings them to the online author submission interface, where they are expected to click on the "New Submission" button. In the Start a New Submission section, click on "'Click Here', to go to step one of the five-step submission process" which include:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: The author needs to add check-mark on the submission checklists and copy-paste or type the cover letter to "Comments for the Editor".
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to Jurnal Ilmiah Kebumian MTG, click Browse on the Upload submission file icon and select the manuscript document file (.doc/.docx) to be submitted, then click the "Upload" button until the file has been uploaded.
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission Metadata: In this step, detailed authors metadata needs to be submitted, including the marked corresponding author. Furthermore, the manuscript title and abstract need to be submitted by copying and pasting the text in the text box including the keywords.
  4. Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file needs to be uploaded, including Covering/Submission Letter, and the Signed Statement of Originality Form. Therefore, click on the Browse button, choose the files, and then click on the Upload button.
  5. Step 5 – Confirming the Submission: The Author needs to final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step (to ensure it is the right manuscript), and then click on the Finish Submission button to submit it. The corresponding author or the principal contact will then obtain an acknowledgment by email and will be able to view the submission progress through the editorial process by logging in into this journal’s web address site.

After submission, the authors will get a confirmation email about the submission. Hence, authors can track their submission progress by logging into the journal's submission interface at any time. The submission progress tracking incorporates a status of manuscript review and editorial process. Whenever authors have any problem with the online submission, they can please contact the Editorial Office through the following email:

There are no fee for published article in JMTG.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the author guideline, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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