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Author Guidelines

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A Title Should be Concise to Express the Entire Content


First Author, Second Author, Third Author


Institution address




A well-prepared abstract enables the reader to identify the basic content of a document quickly and accurately, to determine its relevance to their interests, and thus to decide whether to read the document in its entirety.The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, provide a clear statement of the problem, the proposed approach or solution, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be 150 to 200 words in length. The abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used,abbreviations and citation should be avoided in the abstract.

Keywords: 3 – 5 words



This chapter outlines the background adequately. Research problem should be elaborated with short review of literature and previous related publications. Authors are required to include the citation of the previous published article from Journal Forum Geografi at least2 articles. Describe the purposes of the research to complete this part.


Research Method

This chapter should contain sufficient technical information so that the method can be repeated by others well. Describe conclusively that the method used is a new method and if necessary use a table or a flowchart likeFigure 1 to support the description.

Figure 1.  Example of Figure


Results and Discussions

This chapter contains the results of research. The results can be presented in the form of text, tables, images, maps and accompanied interpretation associated with the results that have been reported. Images and Maps be made as simple as possible so it can be understood easily. Drawings, maps and titles given source image with the numbering sequence (see Figure 1). The table given above title is also accompanied by sequentially numbering. Both Pictures, Maps and tables should be cited in the body text. Maps must be made either in color or grayscale format, but the differences of each value / object is clearly visible. Design layout simplified map that can be included in the text without reducing the content of the map (Figure 2). Please read the good practice from ESRI when making map layout (


Figure 2.  Example of Map



The conclusion must be present throughout the study findings. Writing the conclusion must be simple and concise sentences so easily to be understood by the reader. Accompanied suggestion refers to the research results obtained.



Acknowledgements can be delivered to the parties who have helped research and completion of the writing of the manuscript. These parties can act as mentors, funders, providers of data, and so forth.



Bibliography follows the system name and year (APA style) sorted alphabetically last name authors, the following are some examples of writing bibliography used in Forum Geografi.



Abdul-Rahman, A., dan Morakot, P. (2008) Spatial Data Modelling for 3D GIS . Fifth Edition. Berlin: Springer.


Demers, M. N. (1997) Fundamentals of Geographic Information System . New York: JohnWiley & Sons, Inc.

Book with Editor

Danaher, P. (ed.) (1998) Beyond the ferris wheel, Rockhampton: CQU Press.


Book Chapter with Editor

Byrne, J. (1995) ‘Disabilities in tertiary education’, in Rowan, L. and McNamee, J. (ed.) Voices of a Margin, Rockhampton: CQU Press.


Anonymous Book

The University Encyclopedia (1985) London: Roydon.


Mass Media with Known Author

Priyana, Y. (2010) ‘Dampak Solo Car Free Day Terhadap Lingkungan, Solopos, 4 April, p. 1.


Mass Media without Author

‘Dampak Solo Car Free Day Terhadap Lingkungan, Solopos, (4 April 2010), p. 3.


Journal Article

Santosa, W. S. dan Adji, N. A. (2007) The Investigation of Ground Water Potential by Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) Approach in Arguni Bay Region, Kaimana Regency, West Papua. Forum Geografi. Vol. 21, No.1, pp. 103-115.

Web (avoid this source when possible)

Neumann, A., dan Andréas M, W. (2000) Vector-based Web Cartography: Enabler SVG,[online],dari: [5 August 2008].




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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. Maps and figures have been provided in high quality format. Please refer to the good practice from when preparing the map.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. The author agree to follow all process. Submission cancellation while the article under review is not permitted.
  8. The author agree to pay Article Processing Charge  IDR 1,000,000 when the article is accepted.
  9. The author agree to have his/her manuscript checked native  English speaking proofreader if required by the editors.


Copyright Notice

  • The copyright of any article is retained by the author(s). 
  • Authors grant Forum Geografi a licence to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.
  • Authors grant Forum Geografi commercial rights to produce hardcopy volumes of the journal for purchase by libraries and individuals.
  • Authors grant any third party the right to use the article freely under the stipulation that the original authors are given credit and the appropriate citation details are mentioned.
  • The article is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Unless otherwise stated, associated published material is distributed under the same licence.


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 1000000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.