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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

Author Guideline

The manuscript texts are written in English or Indonesia. Manuscripts will be first reviewed by editorial boards. The main text of a manuscript must be submitted as a Word document (.docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) file. The manuscript consists of 5000 words (minimum), well-typed in a single column on A4 size paper, use 12 pt of Candara. The manuscript contains an original work and has potentially contributed to the highly scientific advancement.


The manuscript should contain the following section in this order:

  1. Title

Title of articles in English should describe the main content of manuscripts, be informative, concise, and not too wordy (10 words only), and does not contain formulas.

  1. The author’s name

A full name without academic degrees and titles, written in capital letters. Manuscript written by groups needs to supplemented by complete contact details.

  1. Name of affiliation for each author

The author name should be accompanied by complete affiliation address, postal code number, telephone number, and email address.

  1. Abstract

Authors must supply a structured abstract in their submission, which includes; Purpose, Design/methods/approach, Findings/results, Conclusions. Maximum 200 words in total excluding keywords.

  1. Keywords

Written in English 3-5 words or groups of words, written alphabetically.

  1. Introduction

Introduction provides adequate background or context (problem and its significance) of the study. The subject should not be written extensively. It is expected that rationale or purpose of the study (gap analysis), the objective in general and specific, and hypothesis (if any) should be expressed clearly. Present a clear "state of the art" of the subject, which discussed literature and theoretical concepts behind it. A concise general background may be included in the article. Present at least 5 (five) recent related works to support the novelty of the research.  Categorize the article into one of the following: (1) Editorial article, (2) Original article, (3) Review article, and (4) Innovation article. Divide your article into several headings: Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusions and Recommendation, References, and Appendices (if necessary). You must follow how headings are written in this template by selecting Heading 1 in the available styles.  

Your article must be of 10-15 pages long and is submitted in MS Word format. A maximum of 10 (ten) words must be used as the title of the article. Use IMRaD structure in paper sections.

Authors must guarantee that their article is free from plagiarism. Article that has been submitted or published elsewhere cannot be submitted to VNUS Journal. Please read our policy on the issue.

Use this template by using styles or copy and paste your article to this template. Apply italics to words or terminologies in languages other than English.

Second Level Heading

Second level heading must be written boldface and italics using upper and lower cases. You must set your second level heading left aligned.

Third Level Heading

Third level heading follows the style of the second level heading. Avoid the use of headings that have more than three levels.

Use reference manager such as Mendeley, Zotero or EndNote in citing works of others. Use the AMA style. Citations put in the beginning of a sentence are also written using numbers within brackets.  VNUS Journal highly recommends to use of Mendeley in preparing references. Mendeley is preferred since it is free to download and use.

  1. Methods

Methods section provides sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described. Indicate the participants observed, including demographic data, number of respondents, the rationale of respondents selection, etc. Describe the design of the experiment, such as the experiment procedures, surveys, interviews, observation characteristics, etc. Write the complete research procedure. Be sure that explanations made in the article will allow other researchers reproduce the work, or make future work out of it.

Equations must be presented using consecutive numbers starting with (1). Continue the numbering until the end of the article including appendices. The number must be made inside parenthesis and right aligned. You also need to put spacing before and after an equation.


Nomenclature for your equations must be presented after the References section of your article.

  1. Results

Write results in logical sequence. Results with important findings should be present first. When presenting the results in a table or figure, do not repeat all those contents in the text. Present only summary of the text. Describe the new and important aspects of the study. Do not repeat all information from results section or any section above. Present limitations of the study. Write the issues are new or unsolved, for future research. This section consists of the information about What and How the presented data were produced, and no raw data in the article. The produced data are presented in tables, or figures with an explanation of what is the result/finding from the work.


Title of a table, must be put above the table. In writing the title of a table, you must capitalize each word. All tables and figures have to consecutively number. Figures must be made center-align and left-align for tables.

In presenting your tables, please follow Table 1 and Table 2. If the content of a table is from a particular source, mention the source below the table using font with the size of 7.5 pt.

Tables should be typed and included in the main body of the article. The position of tables should be inserted in the text as close to the point of reference as possible. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.


Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form. All Figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in color to facilitate their appearance on the online database. Figures created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel should be supplied in their native formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into MS Word template document. Photographic images should be inserted in the main body of the article and of high quality. Please follow Figure 1 in preparing pictures. If a figure is from a particular source, you must mention the source. Title of a figure must be put below the figure. Do not put border on the figures.

  1. Discussion

The section will also need to address connections between findings and basic concepts or hypothesis made earlier. Authors should also express whether any arguments were needed relating to other works from other researchers. Write implications made by the work related to theoretical or applications.

  1. Conclusion

The conclusion should be linked to the title and objectives of the study. Do not make statements not adequately supported by your findings. Write the improvements made to industrial engineering field or science in general. Do not make further discussions, repeat the abstract, nor only list the results of research results. Do not use bulleted points, use paragraphed sentences instead.

This template is prepared so that all articles published in VNUS Journal will have a consistent format. Authors must follow this template.

  1. References

References are written in alphabetical order. Minimum referral number 60-70% taken from journal. Year published reference minimal from last 10 years. Avoid referral in the form of personal communication (personal communication). The article must be submitted in the format described in the American Psychological Association (APA) style (6th ed., 2009).

Please refer to this website for a free APA Style tutorial:


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