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Author Guidelines

  1. The manuscript submitted must be original and has never been published elsewhere.
  2. Manuscript must be written in Times New Roman, font size 12 points, 1 space, single column, and paper size A4. Length of manuscript must be 5-12 pages and written using Microsoft Word. Use AIJBE template for preparing your manuscript (DOWNLOAD).
  3. The manuscript must be in *.doc or *.rtf, and sent to the journal system via online submission by creating account in this Open Journal System (OJS) [click REGISTER if you have not had any account yet, or click LOG IN if you have already had an account].
  4. Authors’ name (personal or team), listed with no academic degree with institution address and placed under the title of the article. For manuscript written by a team, the editor only communicates with the corresponding author. E-mail addresses and phone numbers of corresponding author should be included for easy communication.
  5. Articles must be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English with the following requirement: Title, written briefly and effectively, font size 14 points, maximum 15 words, and capitalize each word except conjunction; Abstract, written in English and Bahasa Indonesia (maximum 200 words), containing the objectives, methods, research results; Keywords, words or terms that reflect the article content and informative (3-5 words), are written underneath the abstract; Introduction (without subtitles) containing backgrounds, literature reviews, and research objectives; Method should be accompanied by references, relevant modification should be explained; Results and Discussion, this part should be presented in the same part, clearly and briefly. Discussion part should contain the benefit of research result, not repeat result part.; Conclusion, presented clearly; and Reference should use minimum 60% of primary referral sources (international journal) of the last 10 years of publications and written in APA IV style. Unpublished reference is not suggested to be cited. 
  6. Referrals and quotations using confined referral techniques (last name, year), eg: (Miller, 1993). The direct quotation is accompanied by a description of the page number from which the quotation originates, for example: (Miller 1993: 47) and typed one spacing jutted right 5 taps, left and right flat.
  7. Tables and pictures presented follow the certain Scientific Writing Guidelines (e.g., Indonesia University of Education, 2016) or directly modeled on the manner in which the articles have been published.
  8. All manuscripts are reviewed by two independent reviewers from our Editorial Advisory Board (double-blind peer review) appointed by the editor based on their research interest or field of expertise. The authors are given a chance to make improvements (revision) of the manuscript as suggested by reviewer or editor. Acceptance or rejection of the manuscript will be notified by a letter.
  9. Assimilation: Indonesian Journal of Biology Education does not require authors to pay an Article Processing and Submission Charges.
  10. The list of references is arranged in the manner of the following examples and sorted alphabetically and chronologically.


Beverley, B. (1993). Children’s Science, Constructivism and Learning in Science (Second Edition). Victoria: Deakin University Press.

Article in the Book:

Kozma, R. B. & Russell, J. (2007). Students Becoming Chemists: Developing Representational Competence. In J. Gilbert (Eds.), Visualization in Science Education. Netherlands: Springer.


Carey, S., Evans, R., Honda, M., Jay, E. & Unger, C. (1989). “An experiment is when you try it and see if it works: a study of grade 7 students understanding of the construction of scientific knowledge”. International Journal of Science Education, 11(5): 514-529.

Official Document:

Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa. (1978). Pedoman Penulisan Laporan Penelitian. Jakarta: Depdikbud.

Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 2 tentang Sistem Pendidikan Nasional. (1990). Jakarta: PT Armas Duta Jaya.

Thesis, Dissertation, Research Reports:

Djulia, E. (2005). Peran Budaya Lokal dalam Pembentukan Sains. Desertasi Doktor pada PPs UPI : tidak diterbitkan.


Rustaman, N.Y., Widodo, A., and Riandi. (2017). The implementation online tutorials and the level of reflective thinking of students of biology education stufy program on the open distance education. Makalah disajikan dalam International Conference on Mathematics and Science Education (ICMScE). Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, 5-6 July 2017.


Supriadi, D. (1999). Restructruring the Schoolbook System in Indonesia: some Recent Iniatiatives. Dalam Educational Policy Analysis (Online), Vol 7(7), 12 hal. Tersedia [17 Maret 2000].



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. 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.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  5. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

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