Author Guidelines

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript in MS Word format (generated from MS Word) must be submitted to Journal of Technomaterial Physics (JoTP) through the Online Submission System by accessing the JoTP portal ( The length of the manuscript is expected not to exceed 10 printed pages (1.5 line spacing) including abstract, figures, tables, and references. The abstract must describes the significant points of the manuscript containing the aims of the paper, methods, results, and conclusion, within 100-200 words. The authors should provide 5-10 keywords or phrases that characterize the manuscript. The manuscript is written in English and SI system (Système International d'Unités, often referred to as "International Units") for measurements and units. The manuscript as the section body is written with Times New Roman font size 11 pt with 1.5 (one and a half) line spacing between lines, 12 pt spacing among paragraphs, 24 pt spacing for the next heading, and on A4 paper (210 mm x 297 mm) with the upper margin of 1.75 cm, lower margin 1.55 cm, left and right 3 and 3 cm. The references should be numbered consecutively in the order of their appearance and should be complete, including authors’ initials, the title of the paper, the date, page numbers, and the name of the sponsoring society. Please compiles references as shown in the examples below. Adjust the size of figures and tables, so that all information in figures and tables can be legible. For all equations, use either Microsoft Equation Editor or MathType add-on. Equations are numbered consecutively in parenthesis, e.g. (1), and set at the right margin.

  • The manuscript template in MS Word can be downloaded here.


The Title of The Manuscript

The title of the article should be brief and clear as well as informative. It represents the content of the research article which will be discussed, where it does not contain any uncommon abbreviation. It should not exceed 12 words in English, 18pt-sized font, with the bold selection, Times New Roman, and capitalize each word of the title.

How to Write the Name and the Author’s Affiliation

The author’s name should be written without an academic degree. If the author’s name consists of at least two words, the last name should not be shorted (to avoid miss citation). If there is more than one author, the author’s names should be written separately by a comma (,). If the author’s names are only one word, it should be written as it is. The name of the author should be written in 13.5pt-sized font, with the bold and italic selection as well as the left text format. The style of the author's name has been provided in MS Word Style (J.Author).

The author's affiliation should be written by providing the name of the department, faculty and university. It is written in 10pt-sized font and italic selection. You can use the style of the author's affiliation which is provided in MS Word Style (J.Affiliation). The address written in the footer of the first page is the address of the author's affiliation by providing the street address, the postal code, the province, the city, and the country.

Abstract and Keywords

An abstract should stand alone, which means that no citation in the abstract. The abstract is like an advertisement that should tell the prospective reader what you did and highlight the key findings. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. You must be accurate, brief, clear, and specific. Use words that reflect the precise meaning. The abstract should be precise and honest. Use 10pt-sized Times New Roman for the abstract body with single spacing and 10pt spacing for the next heading. The left indent is 2 cm and the right indent is 0 cm. Please follow word limitations (150‐200 words).

Keywords are the labels of your manuscript and are critical to correct indexing and searching. Therefore the keywords should represent the content and highlight of your article. Use only those abbreviations that are firmly established in the field. Each keyword is written in 10pt-sized font and write alphabetically in 5-10 words and separated by a semicolon (;).


Before the objective, authors should provide an adequate background, and a very short literature review (state of the art) in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous research, to show the main limitation of the previous research, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation) and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature review (state of the art) or a summary of the results. Do not describe literature review (state of the art) as author by author, but should be presented as the group per method or topic reviewed which refers to some literature. Then, the authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of the introduction section.

Example of novelty statement or the gap analysis statement at the end of Introduction section (after state of the art of previous research survey): “........ (short summary of background)....... A few researchers focused on ....... There have been limited studies concerned on ........ Therefore, this research intends to ................. The objectives of this research are .........”.

Research Method

The research method describes the stages of research/development undertaken to achieve the objectives/outputs of research. Each stage is briefly described (eg each step in a paragraph). Also inform the materials/platforms used in the study, including the subjects/materials, the tools/software used, the design or experiment used, the sampling technique, the test plan (the variable to be measured and the data retrieval technique), analysis and statistical model used. Provide enough detail to allow the work to be reproduced. The published method should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be explained. Do not repeat details of existing methods, just refer to the literature.

Results and Discussion

This part consists of the research results and how they are discussed clearly. The results obtained from the research have to be supported by sufficient data. The research results and the discovery must be the answers or the research hypothesis stated previously in the introduction part. Please highlight differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them.

The following components should be covered in discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what/how)? Do you provide an interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?

Conclusion and Future Research

The conclusions will be the answers to the hypothesis, the research purposes, and the research discoveries. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.

Acknowledgments (Optional)

Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporters of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or may another supporter, i.e. Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers, who may have given materials. Do not acknowledge one of the authors' names.


All references referred to in the article text must be listed in the References section. The references shall contain at least 10 (ten) references from 80% of primary sources (scientific journals, conference proceedings, research reference books) which are published within 5 (five) years. 

References should be written following the order they appear in the text, using Arabic numbers in square brackets. The template will number citations consecutively within brackets [1]. The sentence punctuation follows the bracket [2]. Refer simply to the reference number, as in [3]—do not use “Ref. [3]” or “reference [3]” except at the beginning of a sentence: “Reference [3] was the first ...”.


(Author's name is abbreviated except last name, Title of book, City: Name of publisher, Year.)
e.g.: J. C. ELizabeth, Buku Saku Patofisiologi Edisi Ketiga, Jakarta: Penerbit Buku Kedokteran EGC, 2007.

Artikel jurnal:
(The names of all authors are abbreviated from the beginning except for the surname/last name, “Title the article,” Journal name (italic), vol. (for volume), no. (for numbers if any), pp. (for page), year.)
e.g.: A. Fujishima, T. N. Rao and D. A. Tryk, "Titanium Dioxide Photocatalysis," Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-21, 2000.

If you have volume and pages (note the author's name is written in the same style, title is enclosed in quotation marks, in Proceeding ... (italic), vol. (volume number), pp. (page), publisher, year.)
e.g.: Y. Takahashi, N. Hasegawa, K. Takahashi and T. Hatakeyama, "Human Interface Using PC Display with Head Pointing Device for Eating Assist Robot and Emotional Evaluation by GSR Sensor," In Proceedings 2001 ICRA. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Cat. No. 01CH37164), vol. 4, pp. 3674-3679, IEEE, 2001.

If you don't have a volume then the volume is removed
e.g.: Y. Shi, N. Ruiz, R. Taib, E. Choi and F. Chen, "Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) as An Index of Cognitive Load," In CHI'07 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 2651-2656, 2007.

(Author's name, “Title” Patent name and number, Month Date, Year.)
e.g.: Y-Z. Chiou, K-H. Lin, C. Y. Lieh and S-Y. Hsu, "Design and Fabrication Method for Finger n-type Doped Photodiodes with High Sensitivity for CIS Products," U.S. Patent 6881986B1, April 19, 2005.