Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines
All papers submitted to journals may not be published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

1. General Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must be submitted to the Komtekinfo Journal Editorial Office using Online Submission at the E-Journal portal, where the author registers as an author online. If the author has problems with online submission, please contact the Editor at the following email:

2. Manuscript Template

The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format. If in doubt how to cite publications in your paper, have a look at the APA Style Reference . Here is the Template.

3. Reviewing of manuscripts

Every submitted paper is independently reviewed by at least two peer-reviewers. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation and made by Editor. If two or more reviewers consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors within three months of the submission date. 

4. Revision of the manuscript

Manuscripts sent back to the author for revision must be returned to the editor without delay. Revised manuscripts can be sent to the editorial office via Online Submission. Revised manuscripts returned no later than three months will be considered as new submissions.

5. Online Shipping Guidelines

Authors should fill out the form as detailed as possible where asterisked forms must be included. After all the form textboxes are filled in, the author clicks the "Register" button to continue registration. Therefore, the Author is taken to the online author submission interface where the Author must click on “New Submission”. In the Start a New Delivery section, click “'Click Here': to proceed to the first of the five steps of the delivery process”. Here are five steps in the online submission process:

Step 1 - Initiating Submission

Choose an appropriate journal section, i.e. Original Research Article, Review Article, or Short Communication. Therefore, the author must put a tick in the submission checklist. An author must type or copy-paste the Cover Letter in the Letter to the Editor.

Step 2 – Uploading Submissions

To upload manuscripts to this journal, click Browse under the Upload submission files item and select the manuscript document file (.doc/.docx) to submit, then click the "Upload" button until the finished file has been uploaded. Do not upload cover letters and other supporting documents here.

Step 3 – Entering Post Metadata

In this step, the author detail metadata should be entered including the associated tagged author. After that, the title of the manuscript and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and pasting it in the textbox accompanied by keywords.

Step 4 – Uploading Additional Files

Additional files must be uploaded including a Cover/Submission Letter, and a Signed Copyright Assignment Agreement Form. Therefore, click the Browse button, select a file, and then click the Upload button.

Step 5 – Confirming Submission

Authors should check the end of manuscript documents uploaded in this step. To submit a manuscript to the Komtekinfo Journal, click the Complete Submission button after the document is correct. The correspondent author or primary contact will receive an acknowledgment via email and will be able to view the progress of the submission through the editorial process by logging on to the journal's web address.

After this submission, Authors who submit the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors are able to track their submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes a status of manuscript review and editorial process. 

6. Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation

6.1. General Organization of Papers
Papers will be published in the Komtekinfo Journal after a peer-review process and are decided as "Accepted" by the Editor. The layout of the final paper will be reproduced by the Editorial Office of the Komtekinfo Journal. The layout of the final paper in PDF format, known as “Uncorrected Evidence” must be corrected by the Author. The final proof that has been corrected will be published first in the pre-publication "Article In Press". The contents of the manuscript in general should be arranged in the following order: Title; Writer's name; Author Affiliation; Author Email; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Method; Results and Discussion; Conclusions and recommendations; Thank-you note; and References.

6.2. Section Title

Three levels of title are allowed as follows:

Level 1 (Heading1 format) - 10pt, Times New Roman, Bold, Case Title, Left Align
Level 2 (Heading2 format) - 10pt, Times New Roman, Bold, Align Left
Level 3 (Heading3 format) - 10pt, Times New Roman italic, Bold, Left Align

6.3. Body Text

Body text is a collection of body text paragraphs defined as follows:

Times New Roman 10 pt
Two spaces
The space after the title is 1
The space before the new title is 1
The indentation of the first row is 1 cm

6.4. Bullet

Bullets and numbering in body text are not allowed. All sentences must be typed as descriptive paragraphs.

6.5. Tables

Tables should be numbered in the order of presentation (Table 1, etc.). Table titles are written on the table with the center justified. The font used is 8pt in both the title of the table and the contents of the table. Tables should be referenced in the text.

6.6. Figures

Figures are numbered in the order of presentation (Figure 1, etc.). The title of the figures are placed under the figures with the center justified. The font used in the title of the image is 8pt. Figures should be referenced in the text

6.7. Equations

Formula is a mathematical equation or formula that becomes the strength of an article. Articles equipped with formulas will have more power. This power also gives an impact on writers to be better and more in writing. Each symbol used in the formula is self-defined and explained in the form of a sentence to avoid high similarity. Explanatory sentences are made in a paragraph that begins with the word "Where".

6.8. Paper Organization

The title should be clear and concise. Author's name and their affiliation as written above. The author's name is clearly written without a title. Heading numbering uses Arabic system with sub-heading up to 3 levels

6.9. The Lengh of the Paper

The manuscript is written in A4 paper size with a minimum page size of 6 pages, maximum of 15 pages, including tables and drawings, and with reference to the writing procedure as set forth in this paper. Manuscript submitted to this journal should follow the heading below, except for the review article: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Authors  email; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusions and Suggestions; Acknowledgments; and References.  

6.10. Abstract

The abstract should briefly summarize the scope, objectives, methods, data, results and conclusions of the paper. The abstract is to be in fully-justified italicized text, at the top of the paper with single column as it is here, below the author information. Use the word “Abstract” as the title, in 10-point Times, boldface type, left relative to the column, initially capitalized. The abstract is to be in 10-point, single-spaced type, and up to 250 words in length.

6.11. Introduction

The following is a guide to writing research paper in the Jurnal KomtekInfo published by Universitas Putra Indonesia YPTK Padang. The manuscript is an unpublished text and the authors are fully responsible for the contents of the manuscript. [1, 2].

The article should consist of:

  1. Introduction,
  2. Research Method (including analysis, architecture, methods used to solve problems, implementation),
  3. Results and Discussion,
  4. Conclusion,
  5. Acknowledgments (if any) and List of Reference.

The content of the introduction is the answer to the question [3], [4], [5]:

  1. Background,
  2. Brief Literature Review,
  3. The reason of this study and
  4. Question of purpose.

6.12. Research Method

Explain the method of preparation and characterization techniques used. Describe briefly, but remain accurate as size, volume, replication and workmanship techniques. For the new method should be explained in detail so that other researchers can reproduce the experiment. While the established method can be explained by quoting a reference.

6.13. Result and Discussion

The results are written based on a logical order to form a story. It shows facts / data instead of discussing the results. Tables and Figures can be used but not repeating the same data in the same image, table and text. To further clarify the description, subtitles can be used.

Discussion is the basic explanation, relationship and generalization shown by the results. The description answers the research questions. If there are dubious results, then show them objectively.

6.14. Conclusion

In conclusion there should be no reference. The conclusion contains the facts obtained. State the application possibilities, implications and speculations as appropriate. If necessary, give suggestions for further research.

6.15. Acknowledgment

Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter 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. 

6.16. Reference

Cite the main scientific publications on which your work is based. Cite only items that you have read. Do not inflate the manuscript with too many references. Avoid excessive self‐citations. Avoid excessive citations of publications from the same region. Check each reference against the original source (authors name, volume, issue, year, DOI Number). Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. Use other published articles in the same journal as models. Example:

[1]. Elfiondri, Zaitul, & Rina, N. (2021). Tradition, cultural contact and English for tourism: the case of Mentawai, Indonesia. Heliyon, 7(6), e07322. doi:10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e07322

[2]. Endrimon, W., Rusdinal, Marsidin, S., & Zaim, M. (2019). Components engaged in the development of school culture in Padang Panjang State High School. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 314, 012044. doi:10.1088/1755-1315/314/1/012044

7. Editorial board has passed the following actions:

  • Similarity Index above 30% --> Article Rejected (due to poor citation and/or poor paraphrasing, article outright rejected, NO RESUBMISSION accepted).
  • Similarity Index (25%-30%) --> Editorial send the result file Turnitin report to the author for improvement. The authors should revise the article carefully, add required citations, and do good paraphrasing to outsourced text. And resubmit the article by the Discussion Submission.
  • Similarity index Less than 25% --> Editorial send the result file Turnitin report to the author and may be accepted.