Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences

The Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences is the leading Chinese academic journal that publishes articles in all areas of natural sciences. The Journal is meant to serve as a means of communication and discussion of important issues related to science and scientific activities. The Journal publishes only original articles in English which have international importance. In addition to full-length research articles, the Journal publishes review articles. Papers can be focused on fundamental research leading to new methods, or adaptation of existing methods for new applications.

Articles for the Journal are peer-reviewed by third-party reviewers who are selected from among specialists in the subject matter of peer-reviewed materials.

The Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences is a kind of forum for discussing issues and problems facing science and scholars, as well as an effective means of interaction between the members of the academic community. The Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences is read bya large number of scholars, and the circulation of the journal is constantly growing.

The Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences publishes special issues on various and relevant topics of interest to the scientific community.

The Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences is indexed by Web of Science, Scopus, Current Contents, Geobase and Chemical Abstracts.


Articles containing fundamental or applied scientific results in all areas of the natural sciences are accepted for consideration.

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences is composed of 25 members and is chaired by Academician Chen Zhengqing. Editor-in-chief is Prof. Yi Weijian.


Frequency of publication: monthly

ISSN: 1674-2974

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Submission open for Volume 48, Issue 5, May 2021.

The Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences is accepting submissions for Volume 48, Issue 5, May 2021.
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Last Research Articles

Research on Tidore Islands City Government Policy on Capacity Development of Pottery Craftsmen Group in Maregam Village was carried out because the existence of the pottery craftsmen group still received less attention from the local government, namely the Executive (Office of Industry, Trade, Cooperatives, and UKM, Tidore Islands City) and also the Legislature (DPRD of Tidore Islands City) from the perspective of human resource training, technology utilization, capital, and marketing access and there is no legal law or regional regulation to hold from government policies in the industrial sector. The data analysis method used in this research is descriptive qualitative. Qualitative descriptive is a method used to explore findings in the field. The results showed that there had been various human resource training carried out, so the group of craftsmen pottery had already known enough about how to make ornamental pottery. The new ones were caused by the habit of the pottery craftsmen group traditionally producing pottery handicrafts. In terms of capital, there has been assistance from the City Government of Tidore Islands for groups of pottery craftsmen in Maregam Village by providing capital and goods loans, and access to marketing has not been maximized because marketing has only been limited only around the North Maluku area. The policy authority for pottery craftsmen in Mare Gam Village is still low.



Keywords: Policy, Executives, Legislatives, Craftsmen, Pottery.


Mohbir Umasugi, Muhlis Hafel, Anfas, Muhammad Darsan Hi Adam

Foreign direct investment (FDI) plays a significant role in the economic growth of developing countries, such as Indonesia. In 2019, FDI was primarily responsible for the 7% economic growth in the country, which decreased to 5% in 2020. Therefore, the Government of Indonesia needs to ensure the country is capable of attracting FDI to boost its economy. One of the major considerations of FDI is choosing an investment location. Therefore, this study aims to examine and analyze the selection of investment locations based on the preferences of multinational entrepreneurs as FDI firms. This is an explanatory research carried out in the Jababeka Industrial Estate Area, West Java Province, Indonesia, with a sample size of 80 electronic and automotive industries. Data were obtained directly from the FDI companies and by determining the ease of doing business by the World Bank as an indicator for the investment climate. The obtained data were analyzed with the structural formative model and processed using the statistical method of the structural equation model with Smart PLS 3.28 software. The result showed that 1) the physical, social, and economic advantages reflected by the availability of labor, transportation, market potential, and industrial estates tend to significantly affect the possibility of choosing Indonesia as an investment location; and 2) the investment climate, which is reflected by starting a business, paying taxes, getting credit, enforcing contracts, trading across borders, resolving insolvency, and protecting minority investors, has a significant effect on the selection of Indonesia as an investment location. In conclusion, the ability of FDI to choose Indonesia as an investment location is significantly influenced by the country’s physical, socioeconomic, and investment climate conditions. Therefore, the government needs to improve its physical socioeconomic conditions to attract FDI into the country.



Keywords: foreign direct investment, investment location, investment climate, structural formative model.


Anita Sitawati Wartaman, Dwiyanti Kusumadewi, Rezkia Dewi Andajani, Pardomuan Robinson Sihombing

This study aims to determine the Contextual Value Inclusion Approach (CONVIA) implementation in the Pancasila Education learning to improve understanding and actualization of the values of the four pillars of the nation and state. This research is classroom action research. Data were obtained from 60 students who took Pancasila education courses at the Teaching and Education Faculty of Universitas Slamet Riyadi, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. Data is collected by giving a questionnaire. The data collected were analyzed with descriptive techniques and comparative critical. The study results show that the implementation of Pancasila education using the CONVIA model can improve real understanding and actualization of the values of the four pillars in the life of the nation and state.



Keywords: Contextual Value Inculcation Approach, education learning, four pillar nation-state, Pancasila actualization.



Sutoyo *

Only 22% of existent mangroves in the world are spread throughout Indonesia’s coastal areas. However, mangrove degradation in Indonesia is higher than in other countries. The mangrove deforestation rate in Indonesia is 52,000 ha/year or 6% per year on average. There has also been mangrove degradation in Surabaya, Indonesia. This is contradictory because mangrove environmental management efforts in the Surabaya Coast are ongoing. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to analyze the causes of mangrove degradation as well as to evaluate the environmental sustainability management model in the observation area using the quantitative descriptive method. Based on this study, mangrove area degradation still occurs on the Surabaya Coast due to human activity, the mangrove environment used for tourism has less degradation than other areas, and the mangrove areas in several locations have created ownership authorization disputes between communities or a community and the government. To maintain mangroves’ environmental sustainability, environmental conservation, enforcement of strict regulations, and development of mangrove tourism areas and education centers are recommended.



Keywords: degradation, environment, mangroves.


Ketut Prasetyo

This research aimed to figure out the concept of deliberation in the Indonesian constitutional system and the Pancasila-based context. This research used the normative study methods and philosophical approach as the research methodology. According to the results of this research, it can be concluded that the democracy development in Indonesian constitutional practice was more directed to the modern system or, in other words, was more directed to the liberalism (election) rather than the traditional system (discussion). Thus, the democracy in Indonesia was not in parallel with the aspiration and the purpose of the country arranged by the founder of the Indonesian nation, which was aspired by the Pancasila-based nation and the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia.



Keywords: deliberation, democracy, Pancasila.


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