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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 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

TYPE OF MANUSCRIPT, received paper is an article that has not been published previously. A Manuscript can be a journal of research results, report, or review article.  It is typed in ENGLISH.



  • Title of paper
  • Author full name (no abbreviation, no title)
  • Author Affiliation (institution where the author worked and correspondence address)
  • Abstract and keywords
  • Introduction
  • Material and Method
  • Result and Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgement (optional)
  • References
  • Table
  • Figure and figure's legend
  • Attachment


ETHICAL CODE OF RESEARCH, Research that used animal, human, and clinical testing should have had an ethical clearance certificate from an authorized institution.

FORMAT, Manuscript typed with Microsoft Word (doc.) program or in Rich Text Format (rtf) on A4 (21 cm x 29,5 cm) paper size in single line spacing. The margins should be 3 cm for the top, bottom, and left margins, and 2,5 cm for the right margins. The paper should be typed in Calibri font with size specifications as follows: Title in 14 point, Author's name in 12 point, author description, abstract and keywords in 10 point, contents in 10 point. Figure and table description typed in 9 point, reference in 10 point. Format of journal typed in two columns (67 characters), except title and abstract typed in one column. Every page should be numbered consecutively, with 10 pages maximum including tables and figures.


Title typed bold with a capital letter at the beginning of each word, except conjunction. The title consists of 12 words maximum (with no conjunction).

Author's name typed in the full name, no title, affiliation address of the author. Give * symbol for correspondence address. Correspondence address completed by postal code, fax or phone number, and email, typed on the first-page footnote.

Example of title and author's name typing:

Therapeutic effect of Aloe Vera on IL-1β Content of Female Mice (Mus musculus BALB-C)

Ghaisan Ramadhan1*, Irfan Hakim2, Setyawati3

1Graduate Program, BrawijayaUniversity

2,3Biology Department, Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Sciences, Brawijaya University


Abstract contains the objectives of the research, method, result and discussion of the research which is compiled in one paragraph with essay format not enumerative. No citation in the abstract. Content is 200 words Maximum. Keywords typed after abstract.


The beginning of the paragraph starts from 5 indents on the left side of the manuscript. Sub-title typing (INTRODUCTION, METHOD, RESULT AND DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, and REFERENCES) is typed on the left side of the manuscript with capital font and not numbered. Sub-titles in italics are typed on the left page side, in a capital font at the beginning of each word.

Sentences and language usage in journals must use proper English structured grammatically. The organism's name should be followed by its complete scientific name on the first mentioned. The scientific name is typed in italics, whereas the author's name of the scientific name and var. are typed normally. Example: Stellaria saxatillis Buch. Ham. The first abbreviation is typed in parentheses after the abbreviation.

The unit of measurement is typed according to the international standard (IS). Negative exponentials were used to declare the denominator unit. Example: g l-1, NOT g/l. The unit of measurement is typed with space after numbers, except for percentages. Example: 25 g l-1, NOT 25gl-1; 35%, NOT 35 %. Decimal typed with coma (NOT dot). All tables and figures should be cited within the text.


Reference provisions:

  1. Primary reference sources are journals, patents, dissertations, thesis, papers in the proceeding, and textbooks.
  2. Limiting the self-citation
  3. Should avoid the use of references within another reference, popular textbooks, and internet references except for e-journals and government or private institutes.
  4. Abstracts are not allowed to be referenced.
  5. A preferable reference is a published reference (textbook, research journal, or research proceeding). Unpublished references or data that are not displayed are not acceptable.
  6. Reference numbering format is 1,2,3, and so forth, numbered according to the loading order reference in the script (Vancouver system or author-number style)
  7. Reference citation within text-only typed-in number (not author or year), for example:
  8. Example: Obesity is an accumulation of over numerous fats (overweight) [1]. According to Vander, 2001 said that obesity is a risk factor for diabetes, hypertension, and atherosclerosis [2].

Reference citation should be following the order below:

Journal Reference

[1] Shi, Z., M. Rifa'i, Y. Lee, K. Isobe, H. Suzuki. 2007. Importance of CD80/CD86-CD28 interaction in the recognition of target cells by CD8+CD122+ regulatory T cells. Journal Immunology. 124. 1:121-128.

Text Book Reference

[2] Vander, A., J. Sherman., D. Luciano. 2001. Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function. McGraw-Hill Higher Education. New York.

Chapter Reference in Text Book

[3] Dean, R.G. 1990. Freak waves: A possible explanation. p. 1-65. In Torum, A., O.T. Gudmestad (eds). Water wave kinetics.CRC Press. New York.

Proceeding Article Reference

[4] Syafi'i, M., L. Hakim, and B. Yanuwiyadi. 2010. Potency Analysis of Indigenous Knowledge (IK) Ngadas Village as Tourism Attraction.p.217-234. In Widodo, Y. Noviantari (eds) Proceeding of Basic Science National Seminar 7 Vol.4. Brawijaya University, Malang.

Dissertation or Thesis Reference

[5] Astuti, A.M. 2008. Effects of Water Fraction of Stellaria sp. on TNF-alpha ± Content in Mice (Mus musculus BALB-C). Master Thesis. Department of Biology. BrawijayaUniversity. Malang.

Preparing illustrations and figures
Figures and images should be labeled sequentially, numbered, and cited in the text. The legends should be included in the main manuscript text file and be a part of the figure file (using Arabic numerals; maximum figure title is 15 words and detailed legend, up to 300 words). The use of three-dimensional histograms is strongly discouraged when the addition of the third dimension gives no extra information. The following file formats can be accepted: 
PDF (also especially suitable for diagrams) 
PNG (preferred format for photos or images)
Microsoft Word (figures must be a single page)
PowerPoint (figures must be a single page)

Preparing tables
These should be numbered in sequence using Arabic numerals (i.e. Table 1, 2, 3, etc.). Tables should also have a title that summarizes the whole table, a maximum of 15 words. The table should be in portrait format (note that tables on a landscape page must be reformatted onto a portrait page or submitted as additional files). 

Preparing additional files
Supplementary information is peer-reviewed material directly relevant to the conclusion of an article that cannot be included in the printed version owing to space or format constraints. Any additional files will be linked to the final published article in the form supplied by the author but will not be displayed within the paper. They will be made available in exactly the same form as originally provided.
If additional material is provided, please list the following information in a separate section of the manuscript text at the end of the document text file:
File format (including name and a URL of an appropriate viewer if the format is unusual)
Title of data
Description of data

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