Author Guideline

Author/s who wants to submitted his/her article, please expected to consider the following rules:

The general writing format

  1. The draft is written in English, typed in 1.15 spaced using MS Word with 1 column font Cambria size 12pt, A4 paper, above margin 3 cm, bottom margin 3 cm, left margin 3 cm and right margin is 2 cm.
  2. Maximum number of page 15 pages
  3. The pages is numbered and placed on the bottom right and bottom left
  4. Manuscript contains: title, affiliation, abstract, keywords, introduction, method, results, discussion, conclusion and suggestion, acknowledgements and references.

Cambria, not exceeded 15 words, font size 12, bold, one space, written in English (first letter is capital), short, clear, briefly and informative.

Author’s data
Full name (first letter is capital), without title, name of institution, email address. Research team with different affiliation should written:

First Author Name1, Second Author Name2
1Department, Faculty, University
2Department, Faculty, University




Abstract is written in English, one space font Cambria 11pt, not exceeded from 150-200 words in one paragraph, including the summary along with the background, the purpose of the research, findings and conclusion. Keywords about 5 words written alphabetically.

Provide the background, reason, research gap, and purpose of the research. This is the essential part for the readers who do not familiar with the topic. The background includes the previous journals related to the topic of the research. The purpose of the research is placed at the end of the introduction. The citation on text is ”name and year” (e.g: Albert, 2009 or Albert et al., 2014). If there are two authors use ”&” (e.g: Albert & Grey, 2003).

Material and Method
Research method and data analysis should be explained. The method used, including how to use the tools, should be written in detail if it is a new method that has never been published. Unit of measurement uses international standard unit (g, kg, L, cm) and writing model g/L. If the research uses some strains/isolates/strains, they should be written in table form with the identity (name, code, number of collection, source and other characters). Tables and images are in separate file. Give description on top of the table. The description for image is below the image.

The results are listed by research method. Omitting references in results. Images, graphics and table is 10 Cambria, one space and auto fit to window.

Discussions are presented clearly and informative. Data discussed by comparing the data obtained with the previous data. Explaining the similarities and differences as well as demonstrate the uniqueness of the invention.

The conclusion is the summary of the issue presented. The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a standalone Conclusions section or included as a subsection of the Discussion section.

Address appreciations to people who play the main role in the research, such as the research sponsor and those who assist the research process (institution or individual).


  1. The author's name should be clear. If the author's name consists of more than one word, then used the last name, first name and middle name should be abbreviated. E.g: Taufik Ahmad Wahyudi written Wahyudi AT.
  2. If there are more than two authors then all the author's name is listed (not abbreviated by et or et al). Format: (name of the author, year of publication), (name of first author and the second author's name, year of publication), (the first author's name, second author's name, the third author’s name. The year of issue) and so on.
  3. Adapted reference adapted minimal last 5 years.
  4. Adapted reference is 90% scientific journals with DOI number.
  5. Biota encourage author(s) to write the References using Reference-Manager software. There are options for such software, freeware or paid software. Free software recommended by the editor is Mendeley.
  6. References writing format should be composed containing only references referred to in the manuscript in alphabetic order according to the bibliographic format of the APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association) Name-Year sub-style.

The authors should refer to the Biota Template for writing format and style. 

Please download and use as template for initial manuscript submission. For convenient, author/s could download on the link below.

The article could be delivered online by register as an author.