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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.
  • One author designated as corresponding author.
  • Telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address of the corresponding author.
  • Manuscript should be no more than 15 pages (including tables, figures and references).
  • Article files should be provided in Microsoft Word format.
  • All tables (including title, description, and footnotes) and figures are provided in a single file with the main text for initial submission.
  • References are in the correct format for this journal.
  • All references mentioned in References are cited in the text and vice versa.

Author Guidelines

I. How to submit manuscripts

Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts electronically by using the online submission system available at This site will guide authors through the submission process. The editorial office will acknowledge receipt of the manuscript. In case of difficulty, please contact the editorial office ( or Editors will decide, within 14 days, whether to further process the paper for the refereeing stage.

When submitting a manuscript, the corresponding author must confirm the following in writing:

  • All authors listed have read and approved the material being submitted.
  • The text and findings reported therein are wholly the work of the authors and those acknowledged.
  • The manuscript submitted or the data contained therein has not been published or accepted for publication in any other journal and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.


Papers may be returned to authors for revision. Authors will be given up to eight weeks after receipt of the reviewers' comments to revise their papers. Revisions must be submitted within four weeks through the online submission system. Please refer to the user manual for information about online submission. A paper will be automatically rejected if the revision is not submitted within four weeks.


Papers may be rejected, but authors are allowed to resubmit them, provided that significant improvements have been made. Resubmissions will be treated as new submissions.

II. File formats

Prepare the text in Microsoft (MS) Word (version 7.0 or later).

Type the body paragraphs of the manuscript with size 11 Times New Roman font, single-spaced, left and right aligned, on one-sided pages and on A4 paper (210 mm x 297 mm) with the upper margin of 3.0 cm, the left 4.0 cm, the lower and right each 2.0 cm, for the generation of text, tables, and figures. The last two items should be placed in the text.

The text of the manuscript (including title page, abstracts, main text, and references) should be in a single word file. Each figure should be labeled with a figure number.

Manuscripts that do not follow the "File Formats" and "Organization and Styles of Manuscripts" are not suitable for editorial review or publication and will be returned to the authors.

III. Organization and Styles of manuscripts

Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines and the article template.

Articles are full-length research reports that contain detailed descriptions of experimental or theoretical work with clear interpretation and discussion of the theoretical and/or experimental results and data. Articles should be structured under the section headings Abstract (English and Indonesian), Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment, and References.

Title page

The organization shown below should be followed (in the order given):

a. Title of the paper (title case, 14 pt, bold, centered)

b. Author name(s) (12 pt)

c. Author affiliation(s) (11 pt)

d. Address(es) of the institution(s) at which the work was performed (11 pt)

e. Name, postal and e-mail addresses, and phone and fax numbers of the corresponding author to whom the revision or galley proofs of the paper are to be sent. (11 pt)

The title should be brief and should not exceed 20 words. The affiliation address for each author should be indicated by superscript Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.).

Abstract (11 pt, bold)

Articles must include an abstract of 200 words or fewer. The abstract should not repeat the information already present in the title. The abstract should be written in English.

Keywords (11 pt, italics)

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords written in alphabetical order. Please avoid general terms, multiple concepts (avoid, for example, and or of), and abbreviations. Only abbreviations firmly established in the field are eligible.

Introduction (11 pt, bold)

The Introduction presents the purpose of the studies reported and their relationship to earlier work in the field. It should not be an extensive review of the literature. Use only those references required to provide the most salient background to allow the readers to understand and evaluate the purpose and results of the present study without referring to previous publications on the topic.

Methods (11 pt, bold)

The Methods sections should be brief, but they should include sufficient technical information to allow the experiments to be repeated by a qualified reader. Only new methods should be described in detail. Cite previously published procedures in References.

Results and Discussion (11 pt, bold)

The Results and Discussion section should include the rationale or design of the experiments as well as the results of the experiments, and an interpretation of the results. Results can be presented in figures, tables, and text. The discussion must be supported by adequate references.

Acknowledgments (11 pt, bold)

Place Acknowledgments, including information on the source of any financial support received for the work being published.

References (11 pt, bold)

The References section must include all relevant published works, and all listed references must be cited in the text. The primary references are international journals and proceedings. All references must come from the most relevant and newest sources indicated by 50% of the references used must be published in the last ten years. The minimum number of references is 15, and at least 80% of the references are scientific journals and proceedings. JIF requires that all references and citations use reference management software such as Mendeley. Please select APA style or JIF style (modified from APA) that can be downloaded at the following link:

Follow the styles shown in the examples below for books, specific chapters in books, and journal articles, respectively:


Single author

Baxter, C. (1997). Race equality in health care and education. Philadelphia: Balliere Tindall.

Two author

Cone, J.D., & Foster, S.L. (1993). Dissertations and theses from start to finish: Psychology and related fields. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Without author

Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary (10th ed.). (1993). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.

Not the first edition

Mitchell, T.R., & Larson, J.R. (1987). People in organizations: An introductions to organizational behavior (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

The author is a team or institution

American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Series/multi-volume books (editor as author)

Koch, S. (Ed.). (1959-1963). Psychology: A study of science (Vols. 1-6). New York: McGraw-Hill.


Kotler, Philip. (1997). Manajemen pemasaran: Analisis, perencanaan, implementasi (Hendra Teguh & Ronny Antonius Rusli, Penerjemah.). Jakarta: Prenhallindo.

Article or chapter in an edited book

Eiser, S., Redpath, A., & Rogers, N. (1987). Outcomes of early parenting: Knowns and unknowns. In A. P. Kern & L. S. Maze (Ed.). Logical thinking in children (pp. 58-87). New York: Springer.

Articles/terms in reference books

Schneider, I. (1989). Bandicoots. In Grzimek’s encyclopedia of mammals (vol.1, pp. 300 304). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Manuscripts of seminars, conferences, and etc.

(before publication)

Crespo, C.J. (1998, March). Update on national data on asthma. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, Leesburg, VA.


Williams, J., & Seary, K. (2010). Bridging the divide: Scaffolding the learning experiences of the mature age student. In J. Terrell (Ed.), Making the links: Learning, teaching and high quality student outcomes. Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the New Zealand Association of Bridging Educators (pp. 104-116). Wellington, New Zealand.

(Published online)

Cannan, J. (2008). Using practice based learning at a dual-sector tertiary institution: A discussion of current practice. In R. K. Coll, & K. Hoskyn (Eds.), Working together: Putting the cooperative into cooperative education. Conference proceedings of the New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education, New Plymouth, New Zealand. Retrieved from

MacColl, F., Ker, I., Huband, A., Veith, G., & Taylor, J. (2009, November 12-13). Minimising pedestriancyclist conflict on paths. Paper presented at the Seventh New Zealand Cycling Conference, New Plymouth, New Zealand. Retrieved from

 Bachelor Thesis, Thesis, Dissertation


Johnson, S. (2013). Style strategies (Master’s thesis). Universal College of Learning, Whanganui School of Design, Whanganui, New Zealand.


Mann, D. L. (2010). Vision and expertise for interceptive actions in sport (Doctoral dissertation, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia). Retrieved from


Journal Articles

Clark, L.A., Kochanska, G., & Ready, R. (2000). Mothers’ personality and its interaction with child temperament as predictors of parenting behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 274-285.

Magazine Articles

Greenberg, G. (2001, August 13). As good as dead: Is there really such a thing as brain death? New Yorker, 36-41.

Newspaper articles

Crossette, Barbara. (1990, January 23). India lodges first charges in arms Scandal. New York Times, A4.

Newspaper article, no author

Understanding early years as a prerequisite to development. (1986, May 4). The Wall Street Journal, p. 8.

Book reviews in journals

Grabill, C. M., & Kaslow, N. J. (1999). Anounce of prevention: Improving children's mental health for the 21st century [Review of the book Handbook of prevention and treatment with children and adolescents]. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 28, 115 116.

Film reviews in journals

Lane, A. (2000, December 11). Come fly with me [Review of the motion picture Crouching tiger, hidden dragon]. The New Yorker, 129-131


White, Donna. (1992, December 25). Personal interview.

Other Works and Non-Print Works

Television show

Crystal, L. (Executive Producer). (1993, October 11). The MacNeil/Lehrer news hour. [Television broadcast]. New York and Washington, DC: Public Broadcasting Service.


National Geographic Society (Producer). (1987). In the shadow of Vesuvius. [Videotape]. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.

CD Audio

McFerrin, Bobby (Vocalist). (1990). Medicine music [Audio Recording]. Hollywood, CA: EMI-USA.


Arend, Dominic N. (1993). Choices (Version 4.0) [Computer software]. Champaign, IL: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research Laboratory. (CERL Report No.CH7-22510)

Electronic Publication

Complete work

McNeese, M.N. (2001). Using technology in educational settings. October 13, 2001. University of Southern Mississippi, Educational Leadership and Research.

Institutional documents

NAACP (1999, February 25). NAACP calls for Presidential order to halt police brutality crisis. June 3, 2001.

Institutional documents, without page numbers, without information on the year of publication

Greater Hattiesburg Civic Awareness Group, Task Force on Sheltered Programs. (n.d.). Fund-raising efforts. November 10, 2001.

Author and publication time information unknown

GVU's 8th WWW user survey. (n.d.). September 13, 2001.


Ziegler, H. (1992). Aldehyde. The Software Toolworks multimedia encyclopedia (CDROM version 1.5). Boston: Grolier. Januari 19, 1999. Software Toolworks.

References to papers accepted for publication but not yet published should show the journal name, the probable year of publication (if known), and they should state "in press."

The following types of references are not valid for listing in the References section:

  • Unpublished data
  • Personal communication manuscripts in preparation or submitted pamphlets
  • Abstracts
  • Material that has not been subjected to peer review.


Tables should be typewritten in the main text and preferably in an appropriate font size to fit each table on a separate page. Each table must be numbered with Arabic numerals (e.g., Table 1, Table 2) and include a title. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.), not symbols. Do not use vertical rulings in the tables. Each column in a table must have a heading, and abbreviations, when necessary, should be defined in the footnotes.


Figures should be provided in  the main text. Use Arabic numerals to number all figures (e.g., Figure 1, Figure 2) according to their sequence in the text. The figure number must appear well outside the boundaries of the image itself. Multipart figures should be indicated with uppercase and bold font letters (A, B, C, etc.) without parenthesis, both on the figure itself and in the figure legends.

IV. Nomenclatures, units, abbreviations, and symbols

Nomenclatures and abbreviations for chemical and biochemical agents, microorganisms, enzymes, proteins, and genes should follow the Instruction to Authors for journals published by the American Society for Microbiology (available online at

All abbreviations should be defined on their first use in the text only; do not repeat the definition of abbreviations thereafter. Note that the JIFuses the following specific design styles:

  • American spelling (e.g., labeling, sulfur, nonspecific, antiviral)
  • SI units (System International d'Unites)
  • g/mL (i.e., backslash for "per," rather than g mL -1)
  • Km, Vmax, I0 (i.e., subscripted, non-italicized)
  • Centrifugal force should be preferably expressed as ×g, rather than rpm
  • L-amino acid, D-amino acid (i.e., LD in small caps)
  • natto, kimchi (i.e., foreign-named bioproducts in lowercase letters and italicized)

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