Types of paper

  1. Research papers: The manuscripts should be approximately 3500-8000 words (including tables and images) or in proportion to the articles in this number of publications.

  2. Review papers: The manuscripts should be written in more than 8,000 words

  3. Mini review: We would expect a Mini Review to be more than 3500 words

 If needed, a template on how to format your paper can be found here


  1. The manuscript is the authentic research result that has not been published yet in other publication media or publishing houses.
  2. The manuscript does not contain any plagiarism element. The editorial board will directly reject the text that indicates plagiarism.
  3. The manuscript that has been written under the guidelines of Sains Natural (in MS Word format, use this article template) must be submitted through Online Submission System using Open Journal System (OJS) on the Sains Natural e-journal portal (http:// choose only one procedure. Then, register as one of the author or reviewer.
  4. The manuscript which is inappropriate with the Sains Natural writing guidelines will be returned to the author before the reviewing process.
  5. The manuscript can be written both in Bahasa Indonesia or English with the standard language. The manuscript should consist of ten (10) to thirteen (13) pages including pictures and tables. The article is written on A4-sized papers (210x297 mm), with custom margins 3 cm (left, right, bottom and top).
  6. The text of the articles must use in Times New Roman, 11pt font size, 1 line-spacing, in one column.
  7. The words from uncommon or foreign languages are stated in Italic format. For the article in Bahasa Indonesia, foreign terms or words should be avoided. Each paragraph started 10 mm from the left side border while there are no spaces between paragraphs.
  8. The tables and pictures are placed in the text group after the referenced tables or pictures. Each picture must be given a caption (Figure Caption) below the picture and be numbered in Arabic numbering format followed by the picture title. Each table must be given a table title (Table Caption) and numbered in Arabic numbering format above the table followed by the table title. The pictures attachment should be guaranteed that they can be printed well (font size, resolution and line space are clearly seen). The picture, the table, and the chart should be placed in the center between text groups. If it has a bigger size, it can be placed in the center of the page. The table should not contain vertical lines, while horizontal lines are allowed only for the important point.



1. Title

Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. The article title should be written within maximally 12 (twelve) words (in Bahasa Indonesia or English), 12pt-sized font, UPPERCASE with the bold selection and in the center text format.

2. Author names and affiliations

Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.

3. Abstract

The abstract is written in Bahasa Indonesia and in English either. The text must be in Times New Roman, 9pt font size, 1 line-spacing, within 150-300 words and followed by five keywords. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

4. Introduction

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

5. Material and Methods

The method is implemented to solve problems, including analytic methods. The methods used in the problem solving of the research are explained in this part.

6. Result and Discussion

Results should be clear and concise. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

7. Conclusions

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section.

8. Acknowledgements

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

9. References and citations

All the used references must be taken from primary sources (scientific journals and the least number is 80% from all the references) that published in the last five to ten years.

a. Research papers: Using references from the last 10 years (Must cite 1 JSN article), 20 references.

b. Review papers: Using references from the last 5 years (Must cite 1 JSN article), Minimum 50 references.

c. Mini review: Using references from the last 5 years (Must cite 1 JSN article), Minimum 30 references.

Effectively managing a growing library of information is an important aspect of staying on top of your field. The application of Mendeley software or Zotero as the reference management is a must in submitting your article to JSN. The writing format that used in JSN follows the format applied by APA (American Psychological Association).