How to prepare a manuscript for TELKOMNIKA Journal

By | November 3, 2010

For a research topic presented in TELKOMNIKA Journal, your results should include a technical description, a mathematical analysis, and a simulation study. Of course, a simulation is only as good as the model. Experimental results are also required to validate any theoretical discussion and simulation results.

Once you have decided that your work is journals-worthy, you must organize what you want to write.

A good manuscript tells a clear, concise, well-organized story and presents a logical flow of ideas.

The two stages are important before starting to write: Organize your points in the sequence you wish to make them for each section and subsection; Plan any figures that can clearly describe your work, with their titles and important parts labeled. The figures whether schematic diagrams, functional block diagrams, or simple block diagrams should be self-explanatory and should “MAKE A CLEAR”contribution to the paper.

  1. ‎The title of the manuscript for possible publication in TELKOMNIKA Journal should clearly reflect the “ESSENCE” of your contribution, Do NOT reflect a research process (It must reflect a research result), and it is written within 10 words (maximum) without acronym.
  2. The abstract: It needs to summarize the contribution you have made. It should be a single paragraph within 150 words, concisely written with carefully selected wording. It is vital to write a complete but concise description of your work to entice potential readers into obtaining a copy of the full paper. It is minimum consisting of: problem statement, approach (method), and results. a). Problem statement: What problem are you trying to solve? What is the scope of your work (a generalized approach, or for a specific situation)? Be careful not to use too much jargon,  b). Approach: How did you go about solving or making progress on the problem? Did you use simulation, analytic models, prototype construction, or analysis of field data for an actual product? etc,  c). c. Results: What’s the answer? Specifically, most papers conclude that something is so many percent faster, cheaper, smaller, or otherwise better than something else.
  3. The introduction: Broadly describe the general importance of your work, in a convincing way. Describe past contributions to the topic, together with the references on which your new contribution is based, and emphasize in what ways your contribution is important. It is best to cite others’ past contributions. Doing so can dispel suspicion that the contribution might not be your own.
  4. The body of your paper: should contains the majority of the information and facts. A clear description of your work in logical sequence. It should be the longest section of your paper that report and describe the methodology completely (not details of each procedure that employed the same methodology). Finally, the results and significance of your contribution are discussed based on references.
  5. The conclusion of the paper is incredibly important that should suggest broader implications (generalize) the results. This is where you get the chance to sum yourself up and really make your point hit home for the reader. The last paragraph is your last chance to really make your paper stand out and be memorable. It should never introduce new ideas or things not discussed in the body of the paper.

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