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Author Guidelines

We provide guidelines in English and Bahasa Indonesia (see below).

After you read the guidelines, please use our template to construct your draft:

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Please also fill in the form of author statement and upload as Supplementary file in your submission: 

Surat Pernyataan Penulis (Bahasa Indonesia)



Al-Kauniyah Jurnal Biologi includes manuscript articles relating to biology. Manuscript has not been previously published elsewhere or is currently under consideration for publication in other journal, both national and international. Journal editors do not have the responsibility to the manuscript content.

Manuscript Submission

Submission of manuscript is done online by uploading file in Microsoft Word format. The file should be named the corresponding author and submitted at

Writing format:

  1. Manuscript is the result of study and or the output of literature study that is objective, systematic, analytic, and descriptive.
  2. Manuscript is written either in Bahasa Indonesia or English.
  3. Manuscript is prepared in MS Word with A4 paper size, 2 cm margins, single-spaced, using Times New Roman 12 pt font, single-column, and contains 10˗20 pages includes all manuscript sections (Abstract, Introduction, Material and Method, Result, Discussion, Conclusion, and Reference).
  4. Table is created in format without vertical lines. Each table and figure should be mentioned in the text. The word Figure and Table in the description of figure and table is written in Times New Roman 12 pt font, left-aligned, and bold. Graph is presented in shaded bar. Table and figure are placed in the text in separate file. Description of table is written above the table (left aligned) and description of figure is put below the figure. Description of table and figure is given number consecutively in accordance with its appearance. Figure is presented in JPEG format at 300 dpi.


Structure of manuscript:


  1. The title should be concisely and clearly described the content of manuscript.
  2. It is written in Bahasa Indonesia and English following the rules: capital letter, Times New Roman 14 pt font, bold (Title in Bahasa Indonesia) and capital letter, Cambria 12 pt font, bold (in English), a maximum of 12 words.
  3. Single spacing


  1. All authors’ full names must be provided (not abbreviated), at least 2 authors, without academic title (Times New Roman 12 pt, bold), including the institution of each author (Times New Roman 10 pt, italic).
  2. Corresponding author should provide email address (Times New Roman 10 pt), for example: *Corresponding author (italic): email address (not italic).


  1. Abstract is written in Bahasa Indonesia using Times New Roman 12 pt font, 150-200 words in one paragraph, contains the brief summary of manuscript consists of background, research objective, brief method, result, conclusion, and research implication
  2. About 3-6 keywords are arranged alphabetically, written under abstract. The first letter of each keyword is capitalized. Keywords are separated by semicolon (;), written in Times New Roman 10 pt font.


  1. Introduction contains the background or reasons for conducting research and research objectives. This section is important, that is as introduction for readers unfamiliar with the problem. Background should include references from previous journals related to research topic, preferably published within the last 10 years. Research objectives are conveyed at the end of the introduction.
  2. The word INTRODUCTION is written in Times New Roman 12 pt, capital letters, bold, and left-aligned
  3. Citation in text includes ”name and year” (for example: Kurniasih, 2007 or Maehara et al., 2011) or according to Maehara et al. (2011)
  4. If there are 2 authors, ampersand symbol “&” is used to separate their names in a parenthetical citation (for example: Holt & Bergey, 1994). If it consists of two authors in a narrative citation, separate their names with “and” for example: Holt and Bergey, (1994) mentioned that...
  5. Multiple references should be listed chronologically according to the year of publication (for example: Simanjuntak et al., 2002, Winarno, 2006; Maehara et al., 2010). Multiple references within the same year should be in an alphabetic order.

Materials and Methods

  1. The word MATERIALS AND METHODS is written in Times New Roman 12 pt, capital letter, bold, and left-aligned.
  2. Subchapter in the method section is written in Times New Roman 12 pt, bold, and left-aligned, the first letter of each word is capitalized, except for conjunction.
  3. If possible, materials used are described in detail (including material source, strain or clone number, etc.).
  1. Tools and materials, also time and place are written in separate subchapter (if any).
  2. The brand and type of specific tools and materials in research should be provided.
  3. Data analysis should be written in this section.
  4. The method applied, including how to use tools, is written in detail if it is considered a new method that has not been published yet.
  5. Measurement unit follows the International Standard Unit (g, kg, L, cm) in g/L format.
  6. Decimal separator in Bahasa Indonesia is written using coma (1,25%) or it is written in English using point (1.25%). The degree Celsius is written following this example 24 °C.
  7. If multiple strains/isolates are used in research, they are listed in a table contains the identity (name, code, collection number, source, and other characteristics).


  1. The word RESULT is written in Times New Roman 12 pt, capital letters, bold, and left-aligned.
  2. Subchapter in the result section is written in Times New Roman 12 pt font, bold, and left-aligned, the first letter of each word is capitalized, except for conjunction.
  3. Result of study is clearly and informatively interpreted (in table or graph).
  4. Data is presented in the form of table or figure with narration.
  5. Figure should be clear, provided if necessary.
  6. Table (no vertical lines) and figure are in an open format (without top and right border).
  7. Each table and figure should be mentioned in the text.
  8. The word Figure and Table in the description of figure and table should be written in Times New Roman 12 pt font, left-aligned, and bold.
  9. Graph is presented in shaded bar, included in in separate file (MS Excel).
  10. Title of figure and table is written single-spaced if requires more than one line.


  1. The word DISCUSSION is written in Times New Roman 12 pt, capital letters, bold, and left-aligned.
  2. Subchapter in the discussion section is written in Times New Roman 12 pt, bold, and left-aligned, the first letter of each word is capitalized, except for conjunction.
  3. Discussion is clearly and informatively presented (without table or graphs in the text).


  1. The word CONCLUSION is written in Times New Roman 12 pt, capital letters, bold, and left-aligned.
  2. Conclusion contains a short description of answers to problems addressed. Recommendation (if any) is based on the result of study that is intended for further research.

Acknowledgment (optional)

This section is written to thank any parties who played important role in research, such as those provided research funding or those helped during the research (both institution and individuals).


The word REFERENCE is written in Times New Roman 12 pt, capital letters, bold, and left-aligned. References should at least consist 80% primary sources published for the last 10 years. It only contains references used in the text and written in alphabetical order. The writing of references should refer to APA Style 7th Edition and it is recommend to use Mendeley for reference management.

a. Journals

Maehara, S., Simanjuntak, P., Kitamura, C., Ohashi, K., & Shibuya, H. (2011). Cinchona alkaloids are also produced by an endophytic filamentous fungus living in cinchona plant. Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 59(8), 1073-1074. doi: 10.1007/s11418-009-0380-2. (Journal name should be completely written)

Gorny, R. L., & Dutkiewicz, J. (2002). Bacterial and fungal aerosols in indoor environment in Central and Eastern European countries. Annual Agriculture Environment, 9(1), 17-23. (Journal name should be completely written)

b. Books

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

c. Chapter in a Book

Herrmann, R. K., & Finkle, F. (2002). Linking theory to evidence in international relations. In W. Carlsnaes, T. Risse, & B. A. Simmons (Eds.), Handbook of international relations (pp. 119-136). London, England: Sage.

d. Unpublished Research Papers (thesis/dissertation)

Johnson, S. (2013). Style strategies (Master’s thesis). UCOL, Whanganui School of Design, Whanganui, New Zealand.

Mann, D. L. (2010). Vision and expertise for interceptive actions in sport (Doctoral dissertation, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia). Retrieved from

Citation in-text:

a. Single author:

(Margaretha, 2007) or according to Margaretha (2007)………

b. Two authors:

..............................(Prasetyo & Suriadikarta, 2006).

According to the study of Wegener and Petty (1996)……

c. Three or more authors:

(Maehara et al., 2011)

Harris et al. (2001) mentioned that ……

d. Multiple authors in one sentence:

(Harlow, 1983; Bernadt, 2002)

e. Multiple authors with the same last name:

(Bernard, 2002 & 2004) (Bernard, 2002a, 2002b)

 f. Multiple authors within the same year should be arranged alphabetically:

(Bernard, 2002; Taylor, 2002)

Submitted manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism with "Turnitin" or "Zotero".


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 manuscript is original and has not been previously published elsewhere.
  2. The submitted file is in Microsoft Word format.
  3. The text format follows all of the guidance in the Author Guidelines.
  4. All figures and tables are included in the manuscript file, and provided in separated files as well.
  5. The reference follows APA format as shown in the Author Guidelines.
  6. The author has filled and uploaded the form of Surat Pernyataan Penulis

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