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Manuscript Types

Jurnal Pembangunan Nagari accepts submission for the following types.

1. Regular article

Regular articles are full-length original empirical investigations and research, consisting of introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusions.  Original work must provide references and an explanation on research findings that contain new and significant findings.

Note: The article should in 12 and 15 journal pages (excluding the abstract, references, tables and/or figures), a maximum of 10 references, and an abstract of 250 words.

2. Review article

The review article is a critical evaluation of materials about current research that has already been published by organizing, integrating, and evaluating previously published materials. It summarizes the status of knowledge and outlines future directions of research within the journal scope. It aims to provide systemic overviews, evaluations, and interpretations of research in a given field. The manuscript title must start with "Review Article:".

Note: The articles is about 12-15 pages, include appropriate figures and/or tables, and an abstract of 250 words.

Manuscript Structure

Title & Abstract

Title and abstract must be in one column format with following items:


This page should only contain the running title of your paper. The running title is an abbreviated title used as the running head on every page of the manuscript. The running title should not exceed 60 characters, counting letters and spaces.

Author(s) and Corresponding author information.

This page should contain the full title of your paper not exceeding 25 words, with name(s) of all the authors, institutions and corresponding author's name, institution and full address (Street address, telephone number (including extension), handphone number, and e-mail address) for editorial correspondence. First and corresponding authors must be clearly indicated.


This page should repeat the full title of your paper with only the Abstract (the abstract should be less than 250 words for a Regular Paper and up to 100 words for a Short Communication), and


Keywords: Not more than eight keywords in alphabetical order must be provided to describe the contents of the manuscript.


Content must be in 2 columns with prepared according to IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results, And Discussion) along with Conclusion, References, and Supplementary data (if available). The Introduction explains the scope and objective of the study in the light of current knowledge on the subject; the Materials and Methods describes how the study was conducted; the Results section reports what was found in the study; and the Discussion section explains meaning and significance of the results and provides suggestions for future directions of research. The manuscript must be prepared according to the Journal’s instructions to authors.

Table, Figure, and Image

All tables should be prepared in a form consistent with recent issues of Arbitrer and should be numbered consecutively with Roman numerals.  The explanatory material should be given in the table legends and footnotes.  Each table should be prepared on a new page, embedded in the manuscript.

Note: When a manuscript is submitted for publication, tables must also be submitted separately as data - .doc, .rtf, Excel or PowerPoint files- because tables submitted as image data cannot be edited for publication and are usually in low-resolution.

Submit an original figure or photograph.  Line drawings must be clear, with high black and white contrast.  Each figure or photograph should be prepared on a new page, embedded in the manuscript for review to keep the file of the manuscript under 5 MB. These should be numbered consecutively with Roman numerals.

Figures or photographs must also be submitted separately as TIFF, JPEG, or Excel files- because figures or photographs submitted in low-resolution embedded in the manuscript cannot be accepted for publication. For electronic figures, create your figures using applications that are capable of preparing high-resolution TIFF files. In general, we require 300 dpi or higher resolution for colored and half-tone artwork, and 1200 dpi or higher for line drawings are required.

 NOTE: Failure to comply with these specifications will require new figures and delay in publication. 

General rules on Figures and Tables

  • All Figures and Tables should be numbered sequentially (e.g. Table 1, Table 2 etc.) and cite each one in your writing as Table 1 or Figure 1.
  • All tables should be referenced in the text of the paper and in the reference list.
  • Each table should have an individual title. Each word in the title should be italicized and capitalized except with, of, in, and, etc.


References begin on their own page and are listed in alphabetical order by the first author's last name. Only references cited within the text should be included. Ensure that in-text (Citation) references are quoted as per the APA in-text citation style. All references should be in 12-point font and double-spaced. We strongly suggest the writer uses reference manager, such as Mendeley.