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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

General Information

The submitted manuscript for publication to Forum Geografi should be original research work that high academic merit. The article should not be published previously and not under consideration for publication in the other publisher elsewhere and free from plagiarism. All submission will be undergone similarity check using Turnitin. The manuscript that does not meet those requirements will be automatically rejected.

Please prepare your manuscript following the journal template prior the submission.

Submission criteria

Manuscript submitted for publication in Forum Geografi should appropriate with the following criteria:

  • Written in good English.
  • Suitable to the scope of the journal.
  • Original article that has not been published elsewhere, and will not be submitted to any journal during the review process.
  • Well-formatted following the journal template and style.

Preparing manuscript file

Forum Geografi accepts manuscript of both Research and Review article. The article should be between 4000- and 9000-words length. The manuscript must be prepared using word processing software, e.g., Microsoft Word, Open Office, Libre Office, with document format doc, or docx.

Manuscript Structure


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. This also should indicate the correspondence author.


The abstract must be concise (between 250 and 300 words), 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 5 words which is the keyword of the whole article. These keywords will be used for indexing purpose.

The main manuscript contents

The main body of the manuscript should contain:

  • Introduction
  • Method
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion


Acknowledgement should be provided in a separate section at the end of the manuscript before the references. It also should contain the list of those individuals or institution that provide help or funding for the research.


Make sure that all the cited reference listed in the reference section and all the reference list must be cited in the article body. Please use APA-style for the references style.


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