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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.
  • Articles submitted are free from plagiarism and other copyright infringement
  • The submitted article has never been published before, is in the process of being reviewed in another journal, or has been SUBMITTED in another journal.
  • Articles submitted in Microsoft Office format(.Doc/.Docx)
  • The article is written in accordance with the TEMPLATE guidelines

Author Guidelines

1. Introduction

Scripts must be prepared properly by the author and corrected to minimize content or typographical errors. Scripts are arranged in a one-column format and avoid using numbering on their parts. The letter used is Cambria size 11.5 for all parts. All paragraphs are arranged in a justified format. Between paragraphs do not give blank lines. Avoid presenting one paragraph containing only one sentence.

Considering the scope of architectural research journals, the authors need to prepare the script carefully. For this reason, it should be concerned to the parts on the title, the first sentence in the abstract, the first paragraph in the introduction, the objectives, problems, discussion and conclusions of each must be closely related to the architectural aspects.

The minimum number of pages is 10 pages and is presented without any other subtitles. The introduction should be prepared densely by showing the "state of the art" of the contents of the text. The introduction contains the background of the problem including information from the results of pre-existing research, problem formulation and research objectives. This section must be supported by a primary reference study (journal) to provide information on the newest script. The number of primary references (journals) and current references (with the last 10 years) is required around 80% to all references used.

The introduction does not contain a subsection of literature reviews specifically. If there is a calculation section, it is included as part of the method. The formulation of the problem should be written in narrative form, not with a list of problem statements. The presentation form uses news sentences, not with interrogative sentences. The goal is written in narrative form into paragraphs and not using numbering lists. Goals can be summarized in to be more informative in one sentence according to Syam (2005).

2. Writing the Title, Name and Address of the Author

The title of the article, the name of the author (without an academic degree), and the address of the author's affiliation are written in the middle on the first page below the article title. The distance of the lines between the title and the author's name is 2 spaces, while the distance between the author's affiliate address and the abstract's title is 1 space. Keywords must be written below the abstract text for each language, arranged alphabetically and separated by semicolons with 3-5 word words. For articles written in Indonesian, write the title in English at the beginning of the English abstract text (see example above).

The author in charge or Correspondence Author or corresponding Author must be marked with an asterisk followed by a comma "1)" as in the example above. At the bottom of the left column, the first page / abstract must be written signing the Author's in charge or correspondence author or Corresponding Author and also written the e-mail address (see example). Communication about article revisions and final decisions will only be communicated via email to the correspondence author.

If there is more than one author, write the names of the authors separated by commas (,). If the author's name consists of two words, the first word of the author (first name) should not be abbreviated. If the author's name consists of only one word, write the real name in one word, however in the online version (HTML) it will be written in two words that contain the same name (repeated) for indexing metadata (Camdali & Tunc, 2006; Fridman, 2008).

3. General Guidelines for Writing Scripts

Scripts that have fulfilled the instructions for writing the journal Timpalaja (in MS Word format, use the template for this article) must be sent in one of the following ways:

  1. Fill out Author Registration Form(Form Registrasi) and script submission via E-mail to e-mail Editorial of Timpalaja Journal (
  2. Send scripts through the Online Submission System in the E-Journal Timpalaja portal ( after being registered as an Author and/or Reviewer by the manager of Timapalaja journal.

Article Writing Instructions and templates can be downloaded at the following address:

• Templates and Instructions in MS Word

Instructions for submitting scripts online can be seen here. The Scripts which are not appropriate with the instructions for writing a Technical journal will be returned to the Author first before continuing to the review process.

Scripts are written must contain the following scientific article components (subtitles in order), those are: (a) Article Title, (b) Author's Name (without title), (c) Author Affiliation Address, (d) Abstracts and Words Keys, (e) Introduction, (f) Materials and Methods, (g) Results and Discussion, (h) Conclusions, (i) Acknowledgments (if any), and (j) References.

Writing subtitles in the contents of the article (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, and Conclusions) must be numbered in a sequence of Arabic numeric sequences starting from number one. Subtitles are written in bold with the Title Case form and arranged left flat without an underline. The subtitles are written in bold with the Sentence case form and arranged left flat using the level two numbering form.

Scripts can be written in Indonesian or English with a minimum of 10 pages number including Pictures and tables. Scripts must be written according to this Article template in the form of ready-to-print (Camera-ready).  Articles must be written in A4 (210 x 297 mm) and with a left margin 1.9 cm, right margin 1.9 cm, bottom margin of 1.9 cm and upper margin of 1.9 cm. The script must be written in Cambria font with 11 pt font size (except article title, author name and abstract title), one space spacing, and in 1 column form (except in article title section, author's name, and abstract). The distance between columns is 10 mm.

Foreign words or terms are used Italics. It is better to avoid using foreign terms for Indonesian-language articles. The new paragraph starts 10 mm from the left boundary, while between paragraphs there is no space. All numbers are written in Arabic numeric, except at the beginning of the sentence.

Tables and pictures are placed in a text group after the table or picture has been referred. Each picture must be given a picture title (Figure Caption) at the bottom of the picture and marked using Arabic numeric followed by the picture title. Each table must be given a title (table caption) and marked using Arabic numeric at above of the table followed by the table title. Pictures must be guaranteed to be printed clearly (font size, resolution and line size must be sure to be printed clearly). Pictures and tables and diagrams/schemes should be placed in the appropriate column between groups of text or if they are too large placed them in the middle of the page. Tables may not contain vertical lines, while horizontal lines are permitted but only those that are important.

4. Special Guides for Writing the Content of Scripts

  • Article Title: The title of the article must be written briefly and clearly, and must show a correlation to the topic of the problem raised, does not provide ambiguous interpretation, written symmetrically in whole capital letters. Article titles may not contain abbreviated words that are not commonly used. First, put the main ideas of the new articles followed then by other explanations.
  • Abstract: Abstract contains a maximum of 200 words in Indonesian using the Italic Cambria font size 10. Abstracts must be clear, descriptive and must provide a brief description of the problem under study. The abstract includes the reasons for choosing a topic or the importance of the topic to the study, research methods and summary of results.
  • Introduction: Considering the scope of the Architectural research journal, the author needs to carefully prepare the appropriate text. For this reason, it should be concerned about the parts on the first paragraph of introduction, objectives, problems, discussion and conclusions of each must be closely related to the aspects of Architecture. The introduction does not contain specifically subsection of literature reviews. If there is a calculation section, it is included as part of the method. The formulation of the problem should be written in narrative form, not with a list of problem statements. The presentation form uses news sentences, not with interrogative sentences. The goal is written in narrative form into paragraphs and not using numbering lists. Goals can be summarized in to be more informative in one sentence according to Syam (2005). The introduction composition is about 20% of the total pages.
  • Method: In this section at least contains information in the form of Time and Location, Procedure, and Data Analysis. If necessary, the Procedure section can also contain other parts. The time of research needs to be specifically informed. For parts of the location, a clear location map can be given. The research procedure is written with a clear narrative. Avoid presenting research procedures using a scheme. Data analysis needs to be informed in detail. Method composition is about 10% of the total pages
  • Results and Discussion: This section begins with an introduction paragraph about results. The author needs to compile this section with a systematic division to help the reader. The form of this section should not be separated between the results section and the discussion section. Presentation of data should contain the final results, without any raw data from the measurement results. If the author considers raw data to be needed, then it is given as an attachment. The composition of the results and its discussion is about 60% of the total pages.
  • Conclusions: Conclusions should be changed in the general statements form and do not contain recapitulation of research data. In this section, there is no more restatement of research data as presented in the previous section. If there are suggestions, they are included as part of the discussion or can also be part of the conclusion. Conclusions are made in paragraph form and do not use numbered lists. The introductory sentence in the conclusion is omitted. The conclusions section can also be added to the author's recognition towards his research findings, the recent research, the advantages and disadvantages of the research, and recommendations for further research. Conclusion composition is about 5% of the total pages.
  • References: All references which are referred to the article text must be registered in the References List. The Reference must contain reference libraries that are come from primary sources (scientific journals and minimize 80% from whole references) published in the last 10 (ten) years. Each article contains at least 10 (ten) references. Writing a referral system in an article text and references should use an application program of reference management, for example, Mendeley or Zotero.

5. Guide to Writing Equations

Each equation is written in the middle of the column and is numbered in parentheses and placed at the end of the right margin. Equations must be written using Equation Editor in MS Word or Open Office (Primack, 1983).

6. Guide to Writing Quotations / References in Article Text

Each retrieves data or quote a statement from another library, the author must write the reference source. Reference or citations are written in the description/text by the name of the author and year (Irwan and Salim, 1998). If the author is more than two, then only the name of the first author is written followed by "et al." (Bezuidenhout et al., 2009; Roeva, 2012). Everything that is referred into the text must be registered in the reference list; in contrast, everything written in the Bibliography must be referred into the text (Wang et al., 2011).

7. Guide to Writing References

Writing References should use reference management applications such as Mendeley or Zotero. The writing form used in the Engineering journal is according to the Chicago Manual of Style form (15th or 16th edition)

  • References in scientific magazines/journals form:
  • Zulkarnain AS. “Wujud Arsitektural Rumah Tradisional Duri Asli di Kabupaten Enrekang.” Nature : National Academic Journal of Architecture 2, no. 2 (2015): 130–37.
  •  References in book titles form:
  • Marwati. (2015).Transformasi Konsep Perancangan. Gowa: Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar.
  •  References in Seminar Proceedings form:
  • Roeva, O. (2012). Real-World Applications of Genetic Algorithm. In International Conference on Chemical and Material Engineering (pp. 25–30). Semarang, Indonesia: Department of Chemical Engineering, Diponegoro University.
  •  Reference in a dissertation / thesis / Skripsi form:
  • Istadi, I. (2006). Development of A Hybrid Artificial Neural Network – Genetic Algorithm for Modelling and Optimization of Dielectric-Barrier Discharge Plasma Reactor. PhD Thesis. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
  •  Reference in the patent form:
  • Primack, H.S. (1983). Method of Stabilizing Polyvalent Metal Solutions. US Patent No. 4,373,104
  •  Reference in Hand Book form:
  • Hovmand, S. (1995). Fluidized Bed Drying. In Mujumdar, A.S. (Ed.) Handbook of Industrial Drying (pp.195-248). 2nd Ed. New York: Marcel Dekker.

8. Instructions for Submitting Scripts Online

Scripts must be sent in one of the following ways (the second way is more suggested) :

Download the Word Template

  1. Sending scripts should be in Online Submission System in the E-Journal Timpalaja portal (
  2. Firstly the author registers by filling the form provided in the author guide section. (Form Registrasi)
  3. After the author logs in as an Author, click on "New Submission". The stages in submitting article consist of 5 stages, they are: (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation
  4. In Start, select the Journal Section (Full Article), give a checkmark to all checklists.
  5. In Upload Submission, please upload the article script file in MS Word in this section.
  6. In Enter Metadata, submit all of the Author data and his affiliates, followed by the title and abstract and indexing keywords.
  7. In Upload Supplementary Files, it is permissible to upload supporting files or introduction letters or other documents.
  8. In Confirmation, please click "Finish Submission" if all data is correct.
  9.  If the author has difficulty in submitting the script through the online system, scripts can also be sent via e-mail to the email Editorial of Journal (, however, this method is not recommended.

9. Conclusion

Every article sent to the editorial office of the Journal must follow the instructions of this writing. If the article is not by this guideline, the article will be returned before further review.

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The name and email address entered on the journal site will only be used exclusively for the purposes stated above, will not be misused for any other purpose or for any other party.