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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Policies and Procedures: Submitted manuscripts must be in English. Manuscript submitted for publication will be reviewed by two independent reviewers and if necessary repair it must be corrected by the author. If the manuscript is sent is not in accordance with the standards Jurnal Biologi Tropis will be returned to the author for correction. Some corrections/suggestions from reviewers for each manuscript will be sent to the author before it is accepted/approved for printing. The last manuscript has been corrected author must be returned along with the comments of the reviewer. Some revisions are usually required after review and final acceptance is generally dependent on the results of the revision. In submitting a revised manuscript, authors are asked to submit an explanation of how the revisions were made and the reasons why they did not agree with the correction/suggestion in which the author has not revised. A manuscript is considered withdrawn if the author does not respond within 3 months after the review results are given. The author as the contact person will be notified of the final decision of the editors.

Procedures for Admission: Accepted manuscripts must be submitted online through The manuscript is written in Microsoft Word.


Format: Manuscripts, including figures and tables, 1.5 spaces in MS Word format with left and right margins of 20 mm, on 30 mm, and the bottom 25 mm, to be submitted along with the application form through our website as a file attachment. Journals using the metric system, SI units, and the period is centered between the unit (e.g. mg.L-1). All pages including the title page, acknowledgments, references, tables pages should be numbered consecutively. 

Contents Manuscript: The manuscript should be arranged in the following order: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, and Figures. In some cases, Results and Discussion may be combined to make it more effective. A manuscript form of review should be arranged in the following order: Title, Abstract, sub-headings, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, and Figures.

Title: The title should be short and describe the substance of the text. The first letter of all words must be great, except for articles, prepositions, and conjunctions. Use the common name for the species is already known in general. Cultivar name may be used only for comparison or when the characteristics of the cultivars need to be emphasized. Do not use abbreviations except for general terms. Serial title shows a series of related papers are not recommended unless the submissions should be sent together. On the title page, the full name of the individual authors and institutions where the research was conducted, in accordance with a mailing address. Give an asterisk (*) in the contact person for correspondence.

Abstract: Abstract should be written in short paragraphs and containing materials, objectives, main observations, results and conclusions. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Use chemical name is followed by the common name in parenthesis when first mentioned, and then later use common names. Abstracts should not contain any undefined abbreviations or references. Add keywords as much as 5-6, which has not been used in the title. Species, common name, chemical name, the term physiological or pathological, and genetic terms can be used as a keyword.

Introduction: The introduction should provide the necessary background information the general reader, complete and concise. Previous publications that provide the basis for the research published must be cited.

Materials and Methods: In the Materials and Methods section, experimental procedures should be explained in detail to be followed by other researchers. This section should be made as short as possible with reference to the procedures that have been issued unless the method used here is a heavily modified. The scientific name of the species and cultivar names used should write although it has been mentioned in the abstract or introduction. The size, number, and the manufacturer of the material should be shown in a common name. Treatment, experimental design, and statistical methods should be described in detail. The method generally is known or analysis can be briefly described by quoting the relevant reference.

Results and Discussion

Result: The results contain the results given in detail, with tables and figures as needed. The results can be expressed easily in the text should not be administered in the form of tables or figures.

Discussion: The discussion should not contain repetition of the results, but must explain the significance of the findings and conclusions of the author, along with a discussion of any differences/contradictions with the publication / previous reports. Results and discussion can be combined if this merger allows the reader to understand the results of research.

Conclusion : The main conclusions of the experimental work must be presented. Contributions from work to the scientific community and its economic implications must be emphasized

Acknowledgements: acknowledgments section should be as short as possible. Each grant/aid that requires acknowledgments must be mentioned. The names of funding organizations should be written in full. A big thank you to colleagues and associates right professional is allowed, by avoiding thanks to a secretary or family member.


The APA Citation 6th Edition guidelines should be used. You can use the following guidelines for reference formatting (can be seen below)


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. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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