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Author Guidelines


IJBIOTECH is a semiannual national journal devoted to the publication of articles on all aspects of biotechnology including agricultural biotechnology, health and medicine, social welfare, and environmental biotechnology and bioprocess technology.

Manuscripts should be written and published in English and should be submitted solely to IJBIOTECH. Authors should refer to the guideline below when preparing their manuscripts. Previously published manuscripts (either in whole or in part) will not be considered.


Send the manuscript in a Microsoft Word file by:

online submission system at:

Regarding to administration email to :

Authors should attach a separated Microsoft Excel file of graphs used in the manuscript, and a covering letter stating concisely the importance of the article.

Upon submission, Editor in Chief will assign the manuscript to a corresponding Editor for further handling. The Editor will request at least two scientists to review the manuscript. Based on the comments from the reviewers, Editor, and Editor-in-Chief will make the decision on the manuscript.



All manuscripts should describe original research which has not been reported or submitted elsewhere. Please send an original and soft copies of the manuscript to the editorial office. The manuscript must be written in clkear and concise English and should comprise: Title page, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Material And Methods, Result and Discussion, Conclusion,  Acknowledgment, if any, and References (see Manuscript Format in details). Where appropriate result and discussion may be combined.

Manuscript Format

  1. Manuscript is written in 12 point Times New Roman font 1.5 space in A4 paper. Margins on all four sides are 2.5 cm.
  2. The following word processor file formats are acceptable for the main manuscript document for all of IJBIOTECH : Microsoft word (DOC, DOCX) and Rich text format (RTF) with size not more than 8MB. If so, author should send the link via dropbox or googledoc.
  3. The following formats for figure files: EPS (preferred format for diagrams), PDF (also especially suitable for diagrams), TIFF (for photographs and screen dumps, 300 dpi if possible). Text within figures should usually be either Arial or Helvetica fonts; Courier may be used if a monospaced font is required. Text should be designed to be legible when the illustration is scaled to a width of 600 pixels.
  4. Page numbers are located at the right top.
  5. Figures and Tables are placed in the manuscript (integrated in a whole manuscript).
  6. For soft copies, we accept major word processing documents. Authors should check their file for computer virus.

Manuscript sections are written in this order, i.e.:

  1. TITLE

Attachment File(s) (optional)

1. Figures and the Figure Titles (power point file(s))

2. Table and Table Titles (excel file(s))


Title page. The following information should be provided : (a) a concise and informative title, (b) names of author(s), one given name may be in ful; an asterisk should indicate the author responsible for correspondence, © full mailing address, telephone, fax and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

Author's Data. Author full name (no abbreviation) and author full address (complete with postcode). For the correspondence author add the phone, fax numbers, and e-mail address.

Abstract and Key Words. The abstract should be comprehensible without reference to the text and not exceed 200 words. The main findings and new and important aspects of the study should be emphasized. Editor has the right to edit the Abstract for reason of clarity. Up to five keywords or phrases written alphabetically may submitted for indexing purposes. 

INTRODUCTION. The introduction should state the purpose of the paper. It should not review the subject extensively. Describe the problem under investigation and state the aim of the study.

MATERIALS AND METHODS. Materials and Methods should be described in detail sufficient to enable the work to be repeated, and suppliers of materials and equipment given, if necessary. Previously reported methods should be cited rather than copied directly. For special materials and equipment, the manufacturer’s name and location should be provided. There should be sufficient detail in this section to ensure that an educated reader is able to replicate the results.

RESULTS. Results should be presented in logical sequence, with tables and illustration as appropriate. Do not state references in Result section. Means should be given standard deviation. All data given in Result should be stated in the tables or graph. See Figures and Tables criteria below.

DISCUSSION. Discussion should emphasize the implication of the findings, their limitations, and relevance to other studies. It should not be a recapitulation of the results. Discuss your data by comparing the current reported data with the previous results. Highlight the similarities, as well as the differences, and the uniqueness of your findings. Explain why your result(s) is coming to be. End the discussion by giving a conclusion and future research in that particular topic.

CONCLUSION. The concluding remarks section is only applicable to rapid communications and biotech methods. Concluding remarks should provide the take-home message in a short and succinct manner.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support.

REFERENCES. The Harvard System is used. References in the text should be quoted in the following for single, two, or more than two authors respectively: Gula (1945), Perment and Breem (1971), Gelaly et al. (1990). Multiple papers referred to together in the text should be given in chronological order.

The references should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper. The journal titles should be abbreviated to conform to the style of Index Medicus.

The layout should be as follows.

For journal

Bevan, M. 1984. Binary Agrobacterium vectors for plant transformation. Nucl. Acid. Res., 12, 8711-8721.

For books

Old, R.W. And Primrose, S.B. (1987) Principle of gene manipulation: an introduction to genetic engineering. Boston: Blackwell Scientific Publication.

For chapters in book

Boone, R. (1985) Fermentation reaction of anaerobic digestion. In Biotechnology : application and research (P.N. Cheremisin off and R.P. Ouellette, eds.) pp 41-51. Technomic Publishing Co., Inc.


Type each table on a separate sheet, number them consecutively and provide them with a brief title. When results are expressed as percentage, state the absolute value(s) that correspond to 100%.


Photographs should be gloss prints with good contrast. Photographs must have internal scale markers and symbols, and arrows or letters should contrast with the background. Where photographs of gel, autoradiograms etc, have been processed to enhance their quality, this should be stated. Costs of colour printing will be charged to the author.

Statistical methods

Tests of statistical significance should be identified, and references should be cited. Statements about the statistical significance of the results should be accompanied by indications the level of significance.




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.

  1. This submission is an original work, free from any form of plagiarism (text, data, and figures).
  2. This submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration by another journal.
  3. This submission has been approved for publication by all co-authors and relevant authorities (e.g. an institution or sponsor).
  4. The manuscript has been formatted according to the Author Guidelines.
  5. The manuscript has been (to the best of the authors’ abilities) written in good English and is free of grammatical errors. It has been checked with a proofreading tool (e.g. Grammarly) and, if possible, proofed by a language editor.

Copyright Notice

Creative Commons License

  • Articles published in IJBiotech are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. You are free to copy, transform, or redistribute articles for any lawful purpose in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and IJBiotech, link to the license, indicate if changes were made, and redistribute any derivative work under the same license.
  • Copyright on articles is retained by the respective author(s), without restrictions. A non-exclusive license is granted to IJBiotech to publish the article and identify itself as its original publisher, along with the commercial right to include the article in a hardcopy issue for sale to libraries and individuals.



Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 750000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs. 

Author whose paper is accepted for publication in Indonesian Journal of Biotechnology is subjected to pay 750,000 IDR for Indonesian author and for overseas author is charged for 100 USD per article up to 10 pages. Additional page will be charged 50,000 IDR (15 USD) per page without color photo(s). Color photo(s) page will be charged 100,000 IDR (25 USD) per printed page.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.