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Author Guidelines

This section is further detailed in the template and must be followed by all authors accordingly. The guidelines can be downloaded here. 



Majalah Biomorfologi (Biomorphology Journal) is published twice a year in one volume. Manuscripts submitted must contain original ideas that have never been published or presented in any form and anywhere and not in a review or under consideration to be published by other parties. The journal accepts manuscripts in English. The manuscript should be written by the structure as in the Document Template that can be downloaded by clicking the Document Template button. The Document Template includes an Author's Declaration form that the manuscript does not contain fabricated, falsified, and plagiarized text and/or data, that the manuscript has never been published before and is not under consideration for publication by another party, and that all authors have agreed on the final form of the manuscript. All authors involved in making the manuscript must sign the statement sheet outlined by ICMJE that can be downloaded here. The authors should also attach ethical eligibility (ethical clearance) for original research from their institution or local authority; and the Patient Consent for Publication form for the case study or case report. All authors have obliged to the Guideline for Author, the Submission Checklist, and signed the Copyright Transfer Agreement form.

The manuscript must be free of typing errors and have a proportional length. The length of each manuscript is 5-10 pages of A4 size paper (1.5 spaces, Times New Roman font size 11, with normal margins page layout of 2.54 cm on each side). The recommended references are the updated ones in the last 10 years from the date of current submission (minimal 20 references), unless in a special case accepted by the Editors.

All types of manuscripts must consist of:

  1. Title, which must be concise, specific, and informative. The title must consist of no more than 30 words, written on the top line with Times New Roman font, size 13, capitalized the first letter of the first word in a title, bold, and center-aligned, while the Latin name is italicized (italic).
  2. The author's name(s) is complete (without title) and the home institutions of the authors are written with an initial capital letter for each word in Times New Roman font, size 11, center-aligned, without ending points. If there is more than 1 author, all is written, separated by commas. Add a numeric code (superscript) behind the author's name. The author's home institution is written under the author's name beginning with a numeric code (superscript). The name of the institution is followed by the name of the city the institution is located. At least 1 of the authors is required to add their ORCID IDs listed on (see template). The link should be embedded on the ORCID logo after the authors' names.
  3. Abstract must be arranged with a brief description (containing no more than 250 words). The abstract is written in English.
    1. abstract of original research must consist of background, objective, material and method, result, and conclusion written in one paragraph.
    2. abstract of literature review must consist of background, objective, material and method, discussion, and conclusion, written in one paragraph.
    3. abstract of case report must consist of background, objective, case(s), discussion, and conclusion, written in one paragraph.
  4. Keywords consist of 3-5 words and/ or phrases, written under abstracts, in English, started with a capital letter (Sentence case), and without an ending point. The keywords must contain at least one keyword of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  5. Running title short version of full title or abbreviated title that must be written as a header of the manuscript on the right side.
  6. Correspondence is written under the abstract including the name, full address, and email address of one of the authors responsible as corresponding author.
The correspondence is followed by the following sections based on the type of article (original research, review, case reports or case study):

a. Original research report consists of the following sections:

Material and Method
Conflict of interest
Ethics Consideration
Author Contribution

b. Scoping review/ invited literature review/ systematic review/ meta-analysis consists of the following sections:
Material and Method
Result and Discussion
Conflict of interest
Author Contribution

c. Case report/Case Study consists of the following sections:

Conflict of interest
Patient Consent for Publication
Author Contribution

After the conclusion of any type of manuscript, additional statements should be written consecutively as follows:

  1. Graphs, diagrams, charts, drawings, and photographs should be limited in number, produced at least 300 dpi in TIFF format, have a clear legend, numbered with Arabic numerals and titles, and written center-aligned at the bottom.
  2. The table should be limited in number, an open table and numbered with Arabic numbers and titles, written center-aligned at the top.
  3. All words in Latin must be written in italics.
  4. The use of abbreviations is generally agreed upon, and an extension must be given in the first mention of the abbreviation.
  5. Decimal numbers are marked with points (.).


All references in each manuscript MUST be published within 10 years from the submission date, with minimum of 20 references, and whilst these references should be from highly reputable publishers and/or indexing websites i.e. Scopus, Scimagojr, Web of Science, NCBI- Pubmed, and Google Scholar. A citation must be done accordingly to all references in each article. The references follow Harvard referencing style:

1.      Journal

The first author's last name, initials. The second author's last name, initials. etc., Year. Article title (Sentence case). Journal Name (each word starts with a capital letter), Volume (No): page.

a. Six authors or less

Boughton, J.M., 2002. The Bretton Woods proposal: an in-depth look. Political Science Quarterly, 42(6): 305-311.

Breslavsky, A. Frand, J. Matas, Z. Boaz, M. Barnea, Z. Shargorodsky, M., 2013. Effect of high doses of vitamin D on arterial properties, adiponectin, leptin, and glucose homeostasis in type 2 diabetic patients. Clinical Nutrition, 32(6): 970-975.

Manna, P. & Jain, S.K., 2012. Vitamin D upregulates glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) translocation and glucose utilization mediated by cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) activation and H2S formation in 3T3L1 adipocytes. J Biol Chem, 287(50): 42324-42332.

 b. More than six authors

Biino, G. Santimone, I. Mineli, C. Sorice, R. Frongia, B. Traglia, M. 2013. Age and sex-related variations in platelet count in Italy: A proposal of reference ranges based on 40987 subjects’ data. PLoS ONE, 8(1): e54289.

2.      Books

Last name, initials., Year. Book title. Edition City of publisher: publisher.

Barker, R. Kirk, J. Munday, R.J., 1988. Narrative analysis. 3rd ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

a.      Edited book/chapter of an edited book

The last name of the chapter writer, initials. ed/eds., Chapter year. Chapter Title. In: Editor’s name (Initial first name. Last name, ed.)ed/eds. Book year. Book title. City of publisher: Publisher. Chapter or page number.

Keene, E. ed., 1988. Natural language. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press.

Neurology. Teterboro, New Jersey: Icon Learning Systems. 264-280.

Oster, J.M. Gutrecht, J.A. Gross, P.T., 2005. Epilepsy and syncope. In: H. Royden Jones, ed. Netter’s Samson, C., 1970. Problems of information studies in history. In: S. Stone, ed. 1980. Humanities information research. Sheffield: CRUS, 44-68.

 b.      Translated book

Last name, initials., Year. Book title. Translated from (language) by(Translator’s initial first name, last name). City of publisher: Publisher.

Fawcet, D.W., 1994. Buku ajar histologi. Translated from English by J. Tambayong. Jakarta: Penerbit Buku Kedokteran EGC.

 c.       Electronic book/E-book

Last name, initials., Year. Book title. [e-book] City of publisher: Publisher. Retrieved: (date of access) of (website address).

 Fishman, R., 2005. The rise and fall of suburbia. [e-book] Chester: Castle Press. Downloaded 12 May 2010 from

 d.      Proceeding book

Last name, initials. Year. Article title. In: Editor’s name, ed or organization’s name. Book Title. Location, Date. Place of publisher: Publisher. Date. Place of publisher: Publisher.

Artaria, M.D. Rahmawati, Y. Setianingsih, H., 2012. Variasi genetika lokus STR codis (THO1, TPOX) pada temuan rangka prasejarah dari Gilimanuk. In: N.M. Karmaya, I.W. Sugiritama, eds. Proceeding of Pertemuan Ilmiah Nasional Perhimpunan Ahli Anatomi Indonesia XIII. Bali, Indonesia, 12-13 Oktober 2012. Denpasar: Udayana University Press.

 e.       Thesis/dissertation

Last name, initials. Year of publication. Thesis/dissertation title. Categories (undergraduate thesis/thesis/dissertation/research report). City of publisher: University name.

Richmond, J., 2005. Customer expectations in the world of electronic banking: a case study of the Bank of Britain. Dissertation. Chelmsford: Anglia Ruskin University.

 f.       Website

Author/institution, Year. Title of writing. Retrieved: (date of access) of (website address).

National Electronic Library for Health, 2003. Can walking make you slimmer and healthier? Downloaded 10 April 2005 from 


The citation in the article must be written as follows:

 a. If there are more than 2 authors in one article:

 .... in accordance with the results of the study (Titus, et al., 2007).

 b. Two authors in one article:

 Recent research (White & Brown, 2004) shows that ...

c. If it consists of one or more articles:

.... in doing deeper research (Pinzon, 2007).
... below the level of the lesion (Liporace, 2006; Snell, 2002).
... spondylosis, as well as vascular tumors (Lindsay, et al., 2004; Titus, et al., 2007).



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. Submission Preparation Checklist
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