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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 10-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 is 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


  1. The objective of the Otopro is to publish original research, thinking, viewpoints, and dissemination of knowledge in Mechanical Engineering.
  2. All Articles published in Otopro are open access and have the CC-BY-NC license. Authors are required to include Statement of Open Access in the submission process of the Article.
  3. The manuscript for Otopro is highly recommended to be sent online by registering in the Jurnal Otopro website ( If you have a problem with the online submission, the Article can be sent to the Jurnal Otopros email (
  4. The type of the manuscript must be either the result of research (research article) or the result of review (review article).
  5. The submitted manuscript has not been published or is not being considered for publication in another publisher. Author(s) must include Statement of Manuscript Authenticity in the Article submission process.
  6. The manuscript should be written in Bahasa Indonesia with the length of 5 to 15 pages.
  7. The title of the manuscript is written in Bahasa Indonesia (Times New Roman, size 20, bold
  8. The author's name (without title) must be accompanied by the full name, full address of the affiliation (specific location, department, institution name, street, city, and country), and the email of each author.
  9. Abstract is in the form of a paragraph, consisting of 300 words (maximum), and written in English and Bahasa Indonesia. Abstract uses Times New Roman, size 9, bold, Italic. The abstract is a concise (short and clear) summary of your work. It should clearly state the background problem, the research objectives, the brief method, the main results/findings, and the conclusions, and should not include citations, tables, figures, and formulas. More information can be found in Template.
  10. Keywords (maximum 5 words) are located under the abstract and written in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
  11. The manuscript (Introduction, Research Method, Results and Discussion, and Conclusion) uses Times New Roman size 10, line spacing 1 line, A4 paper size (210 x 297 mm) with the margin are 1.43 cm (left and right); 1.9 cm (top) and 4.3 cm bottom. More details can be found in the Template.
  12. The article sent to Otopro comes from original research article (the article originality or state of the art should be mentioned in the introduction part) or review article about mechanical engineering and its application (see the scopes in Otopro).
  13. The research article should contain title, authors name(s), affiliation/institution, and postal address, abstract, keywords, PACS, introduction, method, results and discussion, conclusion and suggestion, acknowledgment, and references.
  14. The review article contains title, authors name(s), affiliation/institution, and postcard address, abstract, keywords, PACS, introduction, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgment, and references.
  15. Introduction explains state of the art of the research, gap analysis, and research objectives/questions.
  16. Method is written in full and detail so that it can be repeated by others (reproducible).
  17. Results should summarize or highlight the findings rather than providing the detailed research results. Discussion must answers the problems, interprets the research results and the findings into the already known knowledge, confirms and/or contrasts with the research of other researchers, constructs the new theory, and/or modifies the previous theory. Discussion must also contain the implications of both theoretical and implementation results.
  18. Conclusion must be able to answer the research objectives/questions and should not repeat the abstract or simply rewrite the experimental results.
  19. The paragraph is written in justify. Inter-paragraph is given 5 character for left indentation.
  20. The title of the figure uses Times New Roman size 8, center alignment, 1 line spacing, and placed at the bottom of the picture. The image file(s) is in .jpg, .bmp, or .png format and must be attached in separate file(s) with the Article.
  21. When quoting pictures, charts, or photographs from other publications, the author shall specify the source and obtain the permission from its Author. Copyright Permission Request Form is attached in the Otopros Author Pack.
  22. Tables are typed in 1 line spacing, decimal places are used as position references, and zeros must be stated (e.g., 0.333 and not .33). Columns and rows in the table should be titled. The title of the table is capitalized for the first letter of each word. The table title is placed at the top of the table. The font size is 9 pt or adjustable. Examples of the table format can be seen in the Template.
  23. Diagram, schematic, chart, or flowchart use Times New Roman, 1 line spacing. Font size is 9 pt or adjustable.
  24. Equation(s) is numbered with Arabic numerals on the right in parentheses. The equation should use the International System (SI) and its standard abbreviations. Decimal sign uses a period for an article in English (example: 0.5). Abbreviations should be avoided unless they have been defined previously or a commonly used abbreviation. Footnotes are not allowed.
  25. Any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may affect the outcome or interpretation of the research should be written down in the manuscript. All sources of financial or non-financial support of research should also be written in the Acknowledgments section.
  26. A reference list is placed at the end of the manuscript, the references are numbered with Arabic numerals and referred in the manuscript by writing the numbers in square brackets, for example: "[1]". The numbering of the references is based on its sequence in the manuscript. An example of writing the references can be seen in the Template.
  27. The article should use at least 80% of the newest references (not more than 10 years) and consists of (at least) 80% article from a scientific journal.
  28. The author(s) may suggest potential peer reviewer for his/her manuscript and also may propose unwanted individual/reviewer to review his/her manuscript, such as due to conflicts of interests. More info can be seen in the Peer-review Policy.
  29. All articles submitted to Otopro will be read and reviewed blindly Peer-reviewers who are experts in their field. The acceptance of a manuscript depends on the novelty of research, significance of the article, truth of the content, the degree of originality, the clarity of description, and the conformity with the objective of the journal.
  30. The editorial board authorized to accept, return the manuscript for revision, and/or reject the submitted manuscript.
  31. The template can be downloaded from For further information, please contact Otopro Editorial Board via email




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