Anatomy of a research article

Good morning,

This morning I was searching for references on “is it that important to write in English?”. It will look awkward for non-Indonesian viewer, but that’s how it is in our country. Unstoppable debate occurs on this subject. Well my search stumbled upon this paper posted on ITC library discussing some rules of thumb in writing a scientific paper. The unique side is the authors manage to put the paper as a direct example completed with relevant annotations. I will write more on this. Link to the mentioned article.

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About the author

My current focus is how to provide the hydrostratigraphy of volcanic aquifers in Bandung area. The research is based on environmental isotope measurement in groundwater and morphometry. My work consists of hydrochemical measurements. I am using multivariate statistical methods to provides more quantitative foundation for the analysis and more insight into the groundwater behavior, especially its interaction with surface water. I use open source apps like R and Python to do the job. In my spare time, I also have a side project to promote open science in Indonesia's research workflow. One of my current focus is promoting INARxiv, as the first preprint server of Indonesia ( and serving as ORCID and OSF ( ambassador. Research interest: Hydrochemistry, multivariate analysis, and R programming. Blog:, (