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Author Guidelines

Scripta Biologica accepts original scientific research papers written in Indonesian or English. The submission and publishing processes are free of charge. The document should be prepared using a Guide Template and saved in Microsoft Office Words format (.doc, .docx) on A4 paper size with 10 points body text of Cambria typeface, 2,5 cm for top margin and 2 cm for left, right, and bottom margin. The length of the document is unlimited, but editor recommends no more than ten pages of text, excluding tables, figures, and attachments that should be inserted at the end of the manuscript. Tables should be attached or inserted in a standard table of Microsoft Word or Excel. All figures should be provided in JPG, JPEG, or PNG formats with a 300 dpi resolution, the dimensions (width and height) of at least 800 px, and the aspect-ratio remain unchanged.

The manuscript should contain:

  1. Title of the manuscript should be written in brief, clear, and content informative sentence, no more than 20 words.
  2. First and last name of the author(s) should be written completely. Institution name and address should also be written explicitly. Author for correspondence along with email address is required.
  3. Abstract should be written concisely containing the research objectives, primary research results and, if any, the conclusions and their implications. Below the abstract five keywords should be provided indicating objects, locations, unique methods used.
  4. Introduction should be composed of adequate backgrounds and the importance of research, it may also include a brief review of past research directly related to the findings.
  5. Methods should be emphasized on the procedures and data analysis. Only specific equipment should be presented while the standard equipment should not. The research procedure should be described in a coherent and precise manner. The design approach and method of analysis should be explained.
  6. Results and Discussion should be written containing research results that clearly presented and described. The discussion should be written thoroughly represents the causal effect of the research results mainly explains why and how the results of the research came up, it may also explain the advantages and disadvantages, the constraints that appear in the study and so forth and possible solutions.
  7. Conclusion should be written concisely to conclude the results of research without further explanation.
  8. Acknowledgments if necessary can be written at the end of the manuscript before the References, all sources of institutional, private, and corporate financial support for the work must be fully acknowledged, and any potential conflicts of interest should be stated.
  9. References should be composed containing only references referred to in the manuscript in alphabetic order according to the bibliographic format of the CSE (Council of Science Editors) Name-Year sub-style.

    A complete reference for CSE bibliographic format can be found by clicking the link below:
    We encourage author(s) to write the References using Reference-Manager software. There are options for such software, freeware or paid software. Links for free software recommended by the editor are provided below:
    A reference guide examples of the References using CSE bibliographic Name-Year format can be found below:

    Sherman C. 2001. The invisible Web : uncovering information sources search engines can\'t see. Medford, N.J.: CyberAge Books, Information Today; 439 p.

    Voet D, Voet JG. 1990. Biochemistry. New York: J Wiley. 1223 p.

    Gilman AG, Rall TW, Nies AS, Taylor P, editors. 1990. The pharmacological basis of therapeutics. 8th ed. New York: Pergamon. 1811 p.

    Chapters or other parts of a Book

    Kuret JA, Murad F. 1990. Adenohypophyseal hormones and related substances. In: Gilman AG, Rall TW, Nies AS, Taylor P, editors. The pharmacological basis of therapeutics. 8th ed. New York: Pergamon. p 1334-60.

    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 Books

    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:


    Cox J, Engstrom RT. 2001. Influence of the spatial pattern of conserved lands on the persistence of a large population of red-cockaded woodpeckers. Biol Conserv. 100(1): 137-150.

    Flores-Cruz Z, Allen C. 2011. Necessity of OxyR for the hydrogen peroxide stress response and full virulence in Ralstonia solanacearum. Appl Environ Microbiol. 77(18):6426-6432.

    Powell JM, Wattiaux MA, Broderick GA. 2011. Evaluation of milk urea nitrogen as a management tool to reduce ammonia emissions from dairy farms. J Dairy Sci. 94(9):4690-4694

    Online Journals

    Savage E, Ramsay M, White J, Beard S, Lawson H, Hunjan R, Brown D. 2005. Mumps outbreaks across England and Wales in 2004: observational study. BMJ [Internet]. [cited 2007 May 31]; 330(7500):1119-1120. Available from: http:// cgi/ reprint/ 330/ 7500/ 1119 doi: 10.1136/ bmj.330.7500.119

    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:

    Dissertations / Theses

    Oliver SS. 2012. Context dependent protein interpretation of the histone language [dissertation]. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 238 p.

    Anders, A. 2008. Effects of large-scale climate on avian population dynamics across species\' North American breeding distributions [dissertation]. [University Park, (PA)]: Pennsylvania State University.


    Lee DJ, Bates D, Dromey C, Xu X, Antani S. c2003. An imaging system correlating lip shapes with tongue contact patterns for speech pathology research. In: Krol M, Mitra S, Lee DJ, editors. CBMS 2003. Proceedings of the 16th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems; 2003 Jun 26027; New York. Los Alamitos (CA): IEEE Computer Society; P.307-313

    Vierstra R. 2011. Atomic perspectives on phytochrome photoactivation and signaling. Paper presented at: Steenbock 35. Proceedings of the 35th Steenbock Symposium on Advances in Biomolecular NMR; Madison, WI.

    Institutional Documents

    Feller BA. 1981. Health characteristics of persons with chronic activity limitation, United States, 1979. Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); Report No.: VHS-SER-10/137. Available from: NTIS, Springfield, VA; PB88-228622

    Working Group on Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce (US). 2012. Draft report diversity in the biomedical research workforce [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health (US); [cited 2013 Sep 12]. Available from

    Website: Homepage

    APSnet: plant pathology online [Internet]. c1994-2005. St Paul (MN): American Phytopathological Association: [cited 2005 Jun 20]. Available from:

    Website: Database

    IMGT/HLA Sequence Database [Internet]. 2003- Release 2.9.0. Cambridge (England): European Bioinformatics Institute. [updated 2005 Jun 1; cited 2005 Jun 22]. Available from:

Guide Template

A Microsoft Words Guide Template (.dotx) is available for download for the author(s).


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 Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) document file format.
  3. The manuscript should be prepared using a Guide Template available for download at the following link Guide Template. The length of the document is unlimited, but editor recommends no more than ten pages of text, excluding tables, figures, and attachments that should be inserted at the end of the manuscript.
  4. Tables should be attached or inserted in a standard table of Microsoft Word or Excel. All figures should be provided in jpg, jpeg, or png formats with a 300 dpi resolution, the dimensions (width and height) of at least 800 px, and the aspect-ratio remain unchanged.
  5. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and CSE (Council of Science Editors) bibliographic Name-Year format outlined in the Author Guidelines.

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Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 500000.00 (IDR)
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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.