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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be written and published in English. Authors should refer to the guideline below when preparing their manuscripts. Previously published manuscripts (either in whole or in part) will not be considered.

1.1. Research article

Research article is original and innovative reports which represent the major advance in biochemistry or molecular biology with a deep discussion in the understanding of a significant problem. They should have no more than 50 references. Research article usually typed between 3,000 ~ 5,000 words of text (including references, note, and captions) are expected to present a major advance. The experimental procedure should be given in sufficient detail to support the reports.

1.2. Short communication

Short communication is a short report that presenting preliminary result with potentially exceptional relevance or giving details of new models, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. Short communication article should be no more than 2500 words (including references, notes, and captions) and must at least has 10 primary references.

1.3. Review article

Review article is summaries of excellent scientific research articles which deal with specific research area of high interest in any area that falls under biochemistry and molecular biology scope. Review article can be written up to 5000 words (including references, note and caption) and around 80% of references must come from primary articles.

Full instructions can be seen in the document "INSTRUCTION FOR AUTHOR"


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 file (.doc/x). Formatted as standard A4 page setup and has followed the instructions for the author.
  3. The text should be 1,5-spaced with 2,5 cm margin on all four sides. Use 12-point Times New Roman font.
  4. Complete information about author/s (first, middle, last name), author/s's affiliation, and email address of corresponding author.
  5. Abstract and Keywords.
    • Review article: ≤300 words
    • Research article: ≤250 words
    • Short communications: ≤250 words
  6. Order Manuscript Body (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgement, References,  Figures and Tables).
    • Review article: ≤5,000 words
    • Research article: ≤5,000 words
    • Short communications: ≤2500 words
  7. Decimal fraction is written in English version (for thousand use point (,) and decimal use comma (.)).
  8. References must be according to the Vancouver Systems. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
    • Review article: ≤50 references
    • Research article: ≤40 references
    • Short communications: ≤10 references
  9. Authors can express all measurements in Conventional or International System (SI) units. Drug names must use generic names. When proprietary brands are used in research, include the brand name, the name and location (city & country) of the manufacturer in parentheses after the first mention of the generic name.

Copyright Notice

The article, if editorially accepted for publication, shall be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0. In line with Acta Biochimica Indonesiana's Open Data Policy. Copyright and publishing rights (other than the right of first publishing) are retained by the author, without any restrictions.


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