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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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which are found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Jurnal Tata Kota dan Daerah (TAKODA) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal and published manuscripts in the field of urban and regional planning, i.e. regional planning and development, urban studies and design, transportation, environments and settlement, rural studies, and disaster management. Articles must be the results of recently conducted research (not more than 5 years). They must neither be previously nor simultaneously submitted in any journal nor published elsewhere except in a preliminary form. Review papers should be critical analyses and integrate recent advances in an important area of research, stimulating further research and providing a new approach or knowledge.


An acceptable manuscript will meet the following general criteria: it reports a worthwhile contribution to science, sound methodology was used and is explained with sufficient detail so that other capable scientists could repeat the experiments. Conclusions are supported by data, the manuscript is concise, well written, and understandable.

Manuscripts written in Bahasa Indonesia should have abstract in both English and Bahasa Indonesia. However, any English article is not required to have an abstract in the Indonesian language.


The manuscript should be uploaded to Jurnal Tata Kota dan Daerah (TAKODA) system and arranged in Tata Kota dan Daerah (TAKODA) standard format in Bahasa and English. Manuscript consists of: Title, Authors, Address and Email, Institution, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Result and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment and References.


The title of the paper should be concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulas where possible. It should be written clearly and concisely describing the contents of the research. When the manuscript is written in Bahasa, the manuscript must also have a title in both Bahasa and English.


The manuscript has the main author and co-authors with the full names of the author and co-authors (no abbreviation), including address (es) affiliations and email addresses clearly.


The abstract should give readers concise information about the article's content and indicate the main results and conclusions drawn. The abstract is not part of the text and should be complete; no table numbers, figure numbers, references or displayed mathematical expressions should be included. It should be suitable for direct inclusion in abstracting services and should not normally exceed 250 words in a single paragraph. Since contemporary information-retrieval systems rely heavily on the content of titles and abstracts to identify relevant articles in literature searches, great care should be taken in constructing both.


Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes. Keywords should not be more than five words or phrases in alphabetical order, separated by commas.


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Explain how you addressed the problem and clearly state the aims of your study. As you compose the introduction, think of readers who are not experts in this field.


It should be mentioned the time and place of research in the first part. All materials and methods that are used, such as chemicals for analysis, treatment and experimental design, must be stated clearly and briefly. State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lays the foundation for further work. A calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.


Results and discussion must be written in the same part. They should be presented continuously starting from the main result to the supporting results, and equipped with a discussion. The unit of measurement that is used should follow the prevailing international (metric) system. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


The study's main conclusions may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section. Suggestion placed after the conclusion contains a recommendation on the research done or an input that can be used directly by the consumer.


Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references. Do not include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., language help, writing assistance or proofreading the article, etc.).


A complete reference should provide the reader with enough information to locate the article concerned, whether published in print or electronic form and should, depending on the type of reference, consist of:

  • name(s) and initials;
  • date published;
  • title of the journal, book or other publication;
  • titles of journal articles may also be included (optional);
  • volume number;
  • editors, if any;
  • town of publication and publisher in parentheses for books;
  • the page numbers.

All citations in the manuscript must be available in the references and vice-versa. References must be presented in alphabetical order in compliance with the author-date system. The primary literature sources (scientific journals minimum 80% of the libraries used). Each article has a minimum of 10 references. Please refer to the APA 6th Edition format and use Reference Manager Applications such as EndNote or Mendeley. Unpublished data and personal communication should not be included as literature citations. Articles accepted for publication may be cited in references and should indicate the publication date, if available.

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