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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 file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word document file format [NOT PDF].
  • 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).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-point font in IEEE format; 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.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Double-Blind Review have been followed.
The author shall use the manuscript template provided by TEPIAN. Writing guidelines and templates can be downloaded at the following address ..

Author submission, as well as article processing and publishing, is free of chargeThe cost of publication is entirely covered by the TEPIAN publisher. Readers can read and download any full-text articles free of charge.

General Instructions

Any manuscript submitted to the TEPIAN editor must follow the instructions of this writing. If the article does not comply with this guide then it will be returned to the author without further review.

General provisions in writing a TEPIAN manuscript are as follows:

  1. The manuscript must be written in English ;
  2. The manuscript should be written with correct spelling, sentences and paragraph arrangements corresponding to the grammar used;
  3. The manuscript should be written with A4 (210 x 297 mm) page size and with a left margin of 25 mm, a right margin of 20 mm, a lower margin of 20 mm, and a top margin of 30 mm;
  4. For manuscript format conformity, the author(s) must use our journal template.
  5. If the manuscript is written in Indonesian, use the Indonesian equivalent of words for foreign words or terms. If not found, the foreign term is written in italic.
  6. The chapters in the text (Introduction, Research Methods, Results and Discussions, and Conclusions) should be numbered in sequential Roman numeric format starting from number one. The title of the chapter is written in bold with the Title Case format and arranged centered with no underscores.
  7. The sections are written in bold with the format sentence case and are arranged flat left and use the first level numbering format using capital letter format starting from A. The use of sub-section should be minimized.
  8. Images and tables are placed so that the position is on the top of the page;
  9. Each image must be clear (font size, resolution and line size must be clearly printed);
  10. Each image must be given a caption (bottom caption) at the bottom of the drawing and serial numbered Arabic numerals followed by the title of the image, for example as shown in Figure 1;
  11. Each table should be labeled ( table caption ) and serial numbered Arabic numerals at the top of the table followed by a table title, for example as shown in Table 1;
  12. Tables should not contain vertical lines, whereas horizontal lines are only given in table heading and in the bottom of the table.
  13. Figures and tables and diagrams/schematics should be placed according to columns between text groups or if they are too large, they can be placed in the middle of the page (one column);
  14. Each equation should be written using the Equation Editor in MS Word or Open Office. Equations are not allowed to be embedded in the manuscript as images;
  15. The manuscripts shall conform with proper SI usage (International System of Units) and the basic principles concerning quantities and units;
  16. References or citations are using the IEEE format (numbering).  Citing a reference can be written using numbering surrounded by square brackets, for example [1]. Citing more than one reference can be written with separate square brackets, for example [2], [4], [5], [7]-[9].
  17. Citing reference using author name can be written using the author's last name and mentioning the reference number, for example as stated in Widianto [2], Widianto and Rochim [3] and by Widianto et al. [4];
  18. Management reference application, such as MendeleyZotero or Endnote, should be used by authors when citing a reference and creating the bibliography in the manuscript;

Specific Instructions

The manuscripts must be composed of the following scientific article components (subtitles-in order), as follows:

  1. Article Title: Identify the main issue of the article. Begin with the subject of the article. The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, and complete. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.
  2. Authors Name and Affiliations: Write Author(s) names without a title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names. Write a clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes the name of department/unit, (faculty), the name of the university or institution, address, country. Please indicate Corresponding Author (include email address) by adding an asterisk (*) in superscript behind the name.
  3. Abstract and Keywords: An abstract should stand alone, which means that no citation in the abstract. Consider it the advertisement for your article. The abstract should tell the prospective reader what you did and highlight the key findings. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. You must be accurate, brief, clear and specific. Use words that reflect the precise meaning. The abstract should be precise and honest. Please follow the word limitations (100‐150 words). Keywords are the labels of your manuscript and critical to correct indexing and searching. Therefore the keywords should represent the content and highlight of your article. Use only those abbreviations that are firmly established in the field. Each keyword is separated by a semicolon (;).
  4. IntroductionIn the Introduction, the Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of the introduction section. Before the objective, Authors should provide an adequate background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous research, to show the main limitation of the previous research, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation) and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Do not describe the literature survey as author by author, but should be presented as the group per method or topic reviewed which refers to some literature.

    Example of novelty statement or the gap analysis statement at the end of the Introduction section (after the state of the art of previous research survey): “........ (short summary of background)....... A few researchers focused on ....... There have been limited studies concerned on ........ Therefore, this research intends to ................. The objectives of this research are .........”.

  5. Research Methods: The research method describes the stages of research/development undertaken to achieve the objectives/outputs of research.  Each stage is briefly described (eg each step in a paragraph). Also inform the materials/platforms used in the study, including the subjects/materials, the tools/software used, the design or experiment used, the sampling technique, the test plan (the variable to be measured and the data retrieval technique), analysis and statistical model used.
  6. Results and DiscussionResults should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. Please highlight the differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

    In the discussion, it is the most important section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental results).

    The following components should be covered in the discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what/how)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?

  7. Conclusion: The conclusion should answer the objectives of the research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.
  8. Acknowledgments (Optional): Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporters of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or may another supporter, i.e. Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers, who may have given materials. Do not acknowledge one of the authors' names.
  9. References: All references referred to in the article text must be listed in the References section. The references shall contain at least 15 (fifteen) references from 80% of primary sources (scientific journals, conference proceedings, research reference books) which are published within 5 (five) years.  The citation format and the references must follow the APA Format

Citing References;

References need to be cited in the text. Use the following format when citing:

as shown by Brown [4], [5]; as mentioned earlier [2], [4]-[6]; Smith [4] and Brown and Jones [5]; Wood et al. [7]; as demonstrated in [3]; according to [4] and [6]-[8]. 

Use et al. when three or more names are given for a reference cited in the text.

Reference format from online journal / e-journal / transactions

Transfer of Manuscript Copyrights

Authors who submit the manuscript must understand that if accepted for publication, the copyright of the article belongs to TEPIAN, Politeknik Pertanian Negeri Samarinda as the publisher of the journal. This copyright transfer policy is described in Copyright Notice ................ The authors should submit a Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) to the TEPIAN editor via email at reza@politanisamarinda.ac.id. CTA can be downloaded from the following URL.

Instructions Submit Manuscript Online

Manuscript manuscripts should be submitted with the following procedure:

  • Submission of a manuscript must be with Online Submission System in E-Journal portal (http://e-journal.politanisamarinda.ac.id/index.php/tepian)
  • The author registers as Author (ticks the role as Author) in the "Register" or the address: http://e-journal.politanisamarinda.ac.id/index.php/tepian/user/register
  • After the Author is logged in, click on " New Submission". The article submission stage consists of 5 stages, namely: (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation
    1. In the Start section, select Journal Section (Article), check all submission checklists.
    2. In the Upload Submission section, please upload an article manuscript file in MS Word / LibreOffice word in this section.
    3. In the Enter Metadata section, enter the data of all Authors and affiliates, followed by the title and abstract, and indexing keywords.
    4. In the Upload Supplementary Files section, it is allowed to upload supporting data files or cover letters or other documents.
    5. In the Confirmation section, please click " Finish Submission" if all data is correct.
  • If the author face difficulties in the process of submitting manuscripts through the online system, please contact the editor of TEPIAN at the email address (reza@politanisamarinda.ac.id)