Manuscript is prepared in Microsoft Word and PDF format. The article files should be submitted to Simetrikal Journal of Engineering and Technology through the online submission system (http://talenta.usu.ac.id/jet). The author should prepare the article in English (United Kingdom or United States) on A4 paper. The article contains maximum 8.000 words and uses Times New Roman font with size 11 pt. The author should apply 1.5 spacing between lines and 12 pt spacing between paragraphs. Manuscript template in MS Word can be downloaded here.
Title of Manuscript
The title of article is written clearly to represent the research discussed in the article. The title should not contain any uncommon abbreviation and should not contain more than 12 words. The title should be written in 18pt-sized font, with the bold selection, and capitalize each words 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 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 by 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
The abstract is used to display the importance of research and the contribution to knowledge given by the article. To achieve this, abstract should be written accurately and clearly using 150-200 words. Abstract should not contain any technical jargon, citation and uncommon abbreviations. Abstract is written using 10pt-sized Times New Roman with single spacing. Keywords contain 5-10 words that are used to describe the content of article. Furthermore, keywords are used by readers to find your article. As a result, keywords should use words and abbreviations that are widely recognized in your field. Each keyword is written using 10pt-sized font and separated by using semicolon (;).
Before the objective, authors should provide an adequate background, and 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 describeliterature 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, authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of 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 .........”.
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 reference: only relevant modifications should be explained. Do not repeat details of existing methods, just refer it from 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 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 of 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.
Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter 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) year.
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 . The sentence punctuation follows the bracket . Refer simply to the reference number, as in —do not use “Ref. ” or “reference ” except at the beginning of a sentence: “Reference  was the first ...”. This journal uses IEEE citation format.
"Aulia, et al. in  have developed a system, which is able to generate sentences based on the health surveillance data into an Indonesian Language Report"
“Natural Language Generation (NLG) is the natural language processing task of generating natural language from a machine representation system such as a knowledge base or a logical form. Psycholinguists prefer the term language production when such formal representations are interpreted as models for mental representations -”.
References should consist of initial and writers’ names, names of journals or title of books, volumes, editors (if any), publishers and their cities, years of publication, and pages. All writer’s names have to be mentionaed. Use the abbreviation “Anon” if writters are anonymous. Names of journals should be written using the commonly-used abbreviations.
Number footnotes separately in superscripts. Place the actual footnote at the bottom of the column in which it was cited. Do not put footnotes in the abstract or reference list. Use letters for table footnotes.