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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, or RTF 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.
  • Please read carefully the journal policy about Author Revision and Withdrawal of Articles in About the Journal session. The authors are considered to have agreed on the journal policies after submission.

General guideline for authors

  • The article must be typed in 1.0 spaced, Cambria font with size 12pt except for abstract and on 24 cm x 16 cm paper size (custom size)

  • The article must be 8-20 pages including bibliography and appendix.

  • The article must include abstract in English (100-200 words) and be following by the keywords (3-5 words). Abstract and keywords are typed in 1.0 spaced and Cambria 11 pt.

  • Foreign and regional words which are not standardized in KBBI (Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia) should be written 

  • Citation must be in form of in-text and bibliography are based on APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association)

  • Bibliography is typed in single spaced and Cambria 11 pt. The authors are encouraged to use journals as the main references and avoid using web articles. The bibliography must be the last 5 years’ publication except for any foundational works e.g. learning theories, framework etc.

  • Biota: Biologi dan Pendidikan Biologi recommends to use primary references only. References are arranged in alphabetical order using APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association).

  • Book

    Soemirat, J.  (2005). Toksikologi lingkungan. Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press.

    Chapter of a book

    Allen, C. 2007. Bacteria, bioterrorism, and the geranium ladies of Guatemala. In: Cabezas AL, Reese E, Waller M, editors. Wages of empire: neoliberal policies, repression, and women\'s poverty. Boulder (CO): Paradigm Press. p. 169-177.

    Online Book

    Griffiths AJF, Miller JH, Suzuki DT, Lewontin RC, Gelbart WM. c2000. Introduction to genetic analysis [Internet]. 7th ed. New York (NY): W. H. Freeman & Co.; [cited 2005 May 31]. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=iga.


    Demova, H., Boleckova, J., Rose, D., Koeppel, H., Prochazka, B., Brunerova, L., … Cerna, M. (2012). Gene polymorphisms in patients with type 2 diabetes and diabetic nephropathy. Central European Journal of Biology, 7(2), 210–218. https://doi.org/10.2478/s11535-012-0003-x

    Online Journal

    Werling BP, Lowenstein DM, Straub CS, Gratton C. 2012. Multi-predator effects produced by functionally distinct species vary with prey density. J Insect Sci [Internet]. [cited 12 Sep 2013];12(30). Available from: insectscience.org/12.30


    Romero, A. (2009). Biology and management of the bed bug, Cimex lectularius L. (Heteroptera: Cimicidae). Dissertation. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 238 p

    Biota: Biologi dan Pendidikan Biologi encourage author(s) to write the References using Reference-Manager software (Mendeley Desktop). Links for free software recommended by the editor are provided below: