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Author Guidelines

We would like to appreciate and thank you for considering to submit an article to BERITA SEDIMENTOLOGI. We welcome various types of articles such as research paper, review articles, short communications, discussions and replies, field trip reports and book reviews. 

In order to speed up the review process and to maintain the quality of our publications, please follow the guidelines below:

  1. Article should be submitted in English and there is no limitation on the length of the article. 

  2. Please use Times New Roman font, 12pt, justified, 1.5 spacing and a single column throughout your article. 

  3. The head of the article consists of Title, Author and the Author’s institution. Please use capital letters for the Title and bold. For Author Name, please also use bold font. Please add 1 blank line between the title and the author. From the author's institution to the abstract title, please use double blank lines.

  4. Abstract heading should be all capital and bold. The Abstract length is maximum 300 words. Please use 1 blank line before a new paragraph in the abstract.

  5. Level 1 to Level 3 headings are shown the example (pp. 2-3). Please add 1 blank line before a new heading or a new paragraph throughout the article body. No blank line is necessary after new a heading and the first line in the paragraph.

  6. When writing million years ago in the body text, please use Ma instead Mya. If you want to say a duration, for example 8 million years, then please use 8 my and not 8 Ma. To write a range, for example 16 to 10 million years ago, please use 16–10 Ma and not 16-10 Ma nor 16—10 Ma.   

  7. Figures should be mentioned in the text (in ascending order) and should be written as Figure 1 or quoted as (Figure 2), without abbreviation and not bold nor italic. Please provide Figure captures in a separate section, for example after the reference section.

  8. Please submit us with high quality JPEG images of the figures, clearly numbered in the file names. If you are not able to provide us JPEG images, then pdf files are good enough although they are not ideal.

  9. Cited references in the text follow the author and year system (Harvard Style), see example. Please ensure to re-check the reference list so that they are consistent with the body text.


First Author1 and Second Author2

1) Institution No. 1, City, Country

2) Institution No. 2, City, Country


Abstract should not be longer than 300 words and should not contain references. We suggest your abstract to contain a short version of introduction to the paper, research question, paper objectives, main method to solve the problem and main summary of the results. Abstract is not a re-write of any part of your main articles. It is not just a copy and paste of several paragraphs from your article and put them together in the abstract.

Please put 1 blank line spacing above every new paragraph of your abstract and continue with a left indent on the new sentences. After ending the abstract, please put 1 blank line before you type the keywords.

Keywords: please provide 3-5 keywords about your paper


The first level heading such as Introduction is written by using the following font: Times New Roman, 12pt, bold. Figure should be written as Figure 1 and so on without abbreviation, in normal font (not bold nor italic). The Introduction section should include research question/problem statement, objectives of the paper, review of previous work (literature) and how this work is going to be different to previous work.


Tectonic Setting of East Java Basin

The second level heading should be written as above, using Times New Roman, 12pt, bold. The first letter of each word in the second heading should use capital letter, except for the words such as: of, and, to and from.

Cited references in the text should follow the author and year system (slightly modified Harvard Style). If the cited reference is written by a sole author, use: Wight (1994) or (Wight, 1994); for 2 authors: Wight and Budianto (2002) or (Posamentier and Allen, 1993); and for more than 2 authors: Hardjono et al. (2005) or (Hardjono et al., 2005). Examples of how to write the cited references (for the reference list) are given at the end of this guidelines.

Regional Stratigraphy

Kujung Formation

The third level heading should be written in Times New Roman, 12pt, italic font and the first letter of each word in the heading uses a capital letter.


Data and methods section is essential to provide information about the amount of data and the workflow used in the research. Clear explanation about the methodology may also help the readers to repeat your research workflow in the future.


This section contains the results of you work and your analysis/interpretation. The name of this section is not necessarily as suggested above, you can also change the section title as applicable to your work and research topics. Some authors may want to add discussions into this part as well as part of the analysis.


This section is used for the conclusion or summary of your article. You can also call it Concluding Remarks if you don't want to put conclusion. We suggest that you don't just copy and paste any paragraph from your body text to write this section.


It is advised to acknowledge the contribution of people who make it possible for you to complete the research and to write of your article but not included in the author list.


Wight, B., 1994. A practical approach to sequence stratigraphy. Oxford Press University, Oxford, 245 pp.

Wight, B. and Budianto. A., 2002. Seismic stratigraphy of Kujung Formation, East Java Basin. Journal of Geological Society, 20 (8), 45–65.

Hardjono, A., Suryaman, B. and Mantono, C., 2005. Paleontology analysis of the Cenozoic section in the East Java Basin. In: T. Basuki and B. Budiyono (Eds.), Biostratigraphy of East Java Basin. Geological Society of London (GSL) Special Publication, 78, 45–85.

Posamentier, H. and Allen, G., 1993. Application of sequence stratigraphy concept in Mahakam Delta, East Kalimantan. Proceedings, 25th IPA Convention & Exhibition, Jakarta, p. 109–119.


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. 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.
  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 Reviewhave been followed.

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In submitting the manuscript to BERITA SEDIMENTOLOGI, the authors certify that:

  • They are authorized by their co-authors to enter into these arrangements.
  • The work described has not been formally published before, except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, thesis, or overlay journal.
  • That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • That its publication has been approved by all the author(s) and by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – of the institutes where the work has been carried out.
  • They secure the right to reproduce any material that has already been published or copyrighted elsewhere.
  • They agree to the following license and copyright agreement.


Authors who publish with BERITA SEDIMENTOLOGI agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant BERITA SEDIMENTOLOGI the right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Common Attribution License ( that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g. post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g. in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

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By publishing with BERITA SEDIMENTOLOGI, the Authors agree to grant this journal and its publisher a Non-Exclusive Commercial License to compile, reproduce and sell the publication copies in a DVD or USB drive media and will not claim any rights/shares from the generated income in the future.


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