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Jurnal Teknologi Kimia Unimal, an national journal, provides a forum for publishing the novel technologies related to a Chemical Processes, Chemical Reaction Technology, Mass and Heat Transfer, Modeling, Environment, Bioprocess Technology and Review Articles.

All papers submitted to this journal must be written in good Indonesian or English. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their paper be checked before submission for grammar and clarity in a professional English editing services. Authors are recommended to use the following professional English Editing Services.

Please be noted that the submitted work should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. 

1. General Author Guidelines 

All manuscripts must be submitted to JTKU Editorial Office using Online Submission Service at the following URL address: , where Author should register first as Author role. If authors have any problems with the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following email: id to ask supporting helps.

The following documents should accompany the manuscripts submitted by online through online submission interface (please upload as Supplementary Files section):

  • Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement for Publishing (CTAP) form originally (scan the document after signed or signed electronically) [Download the CTAP form here 2022]
  • Covering Letter which outlines clearly the basic novel findings of the paper and its significance.
  • Graphical Abstract as guided in this Author Guideline.

Three types of manuscripts are acceptable for publication: Original Research Articles, Short Communication (only for short novel findings article), Review Articles (only selected authors after contact to Editors), and Letter to Editor.

2. Cover Letter and Justification of Publication

A cover letter is required confirming that all authors listed agree to the content and publication of the submitted manuscript and that the manuscript is original and not being considered for publication by another journal. 

A separate paragraph within the Cover Letter, consisting of one to two paragraphs, that justifies publication in the journal is also required. The justification should explain what new discovery, interpretation, understanding, concepts, or catalytic system is advanced in the manuscript, and how the content fits within the scope of the journal. Note that it is essential to describe how the content of the new submission differ significantly from existing literature information and its relevance to catalysis. This section plays an important role in editor's decision of whether or not the manuscript will be sent out to for peer review.

3. Manuscript Template

The manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word (doc, docx, pdf) article template format which can be downloaded here: JTKU MS Word Template 2022 (.docx)

4. Reviewing Process of Manuscripts

Every submitted paper is independently reviewed by at least two peer-reviewers. Authors may suggest up to three peer-reviewers when submitted the manuscript.  The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection as well as assigning peer-reviewers are based upon their reports/recommendations and made solely by Editor.

However, if Editor(s) or Reviewers consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors after the submission date after the preevaluation step.

5. Revision of Manuscripts

Manuscripts sent back to the authors after revision should be returned to the Editorial Office without delay according to given deadline date.

The revised manuscript document files should be uploaded to the Online Submission Interface ( in the "Upload Author Version" from Review task window in Author window. 

The revised document files should include three files:

  • One (1) file of "Revision Notes / Response to Reviewers Comments file in a table form" with respect to Reviewers comments including the location of the revision on the revised manuscript. Template MS Word File of this Revision Note / Response to Reviewers Comments can be downloaded here: [Respon to Reviewer Comment]
  • One (1) file of "Revised Manuscript file" according to The Template-based format (MS Word file) (please indicate blue-color texts in the highlighted revised sentences). 
  • One (1) file of "Graphical Abstract file" according to Guideline of Graphical Abstract in Section 5 (Graphicl Abstract).

6. Graphical Abstract 

A Graphical Abstract of each article is mandatory for this journal. This graphic should capture the reader’s attention and, in conjunction with the manuscript title, should give the reader a quick visual impression of the essence of the manuscript without providing specific results.

Graphical abstracts should be submitted as a separate file in the online submission system (as Supplementary Data File) or otherwise, can be submitted by email to after the manuscript has been accepted. Please state the manuscript number in your email subject.

Choosing/Creating a Graphical Abstract:

  • The graphic should be simple, but informative.
  • The use of color is encouraged.
  • The graphic should uphold the standards of a scholarly, professional publication.
  • The graphic must be entirely original, unpublished artwork created by one of the coauthors.
  • The graphic should not include a photograph, drawing, or caricature of any person, living or deceased.
  • Do not include postage stamps or currency from any country, or trademarked items (company logos, images, and products).
  • Avoid choosing a graphic that already appears within the text of the manuscript.

Image size: please provide an image with a size of 500 × 800 pixels (height × width).

Preferred file types: TIFF, JPG, PNG, PDF, or MS Office files.

For detail Guidelines of Graphical abstract, please visit the following page:


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 Editor of the Jurnal Teknologi Kimia Unimal accepts scientific manuscripts in fields related to chemical processes, chemical reaction engineering, mass and heat transfer, modeling, environment, bioprocess technology, and article reviews.

  2. Scientific manuscripts do not contain elements of plagiarism. Manuscripts must also meet manuscript writing guidelines and have or not been in the process of publication in other media, both print and electronic.

  3. The Editorial Board has full authority in selecting incoming manuscripts. The incoming scientific manuscripts will be selected in writing and objectively.

  4. Scientific manuscripts are written in Indonesian or English with the font Time New Roman 12, and the spacing is exactly 1.5. The paper size used is A4 with one column format. The length of scientific manuscripts is equivalent to 5-10 pages, including pictures, graphs, or tables.


  5. A statement of copyright transfer must have accompanied articles to be published in the journal.
  6. All submitted manuscripts must follow the manuscript template format found at the end of this guide.


Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication and this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the works authorship and initial publication in this journal.

All articles in this journal may be disseminated by listing valid sources and the title of the article should not be omitted. The content of the article is liable to the author.

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 acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.

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.

In the dissemination of articles by the author must declare the Jurnal Teknologi Kimia Unimal as the first party to publish the article.


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