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Author Guidelines


Biomorphology Magazine is published in 2 numbers in 1 volume each year. Each volume consists of 4 editions in 2 years. Biomorphology magazine contains scientific papers in the field of medicine and health in the form  of research results, literature reviews, and case reports. Literature review is limited to expert writers invited by editors. Manuscripts submitted must contain original ideas that have never been published / presented  in any form and anywhere and not in a review / consideration to be published by other parties. The manuscript is written in Indonesian or English with an effective and academic style. The manuscript must be free of typing errors and have a proportional length. All authors involved in making the related article must sign statement sheet that the manuscript has never been published before and is not under consideration for publication by another party and includes a letter of ethical eligibility (ethical clearance) for research results and case reports. 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 in each side) with the minimal numbers of reference is 15 per manuscript. The recommended references are the updated ones in the last 10 years from the date of current submission, unless in a special case accepted by the Editors. Extra pages would be charged 100.000 IDR/ page, in addition to the stated APC of 400.000 IDR.

 All types of texts must consist of:
1. Title must be concise, specific and informative. The title must consist of no more than 14 words, written on the top line with Times New Roman font, size 11, all capital letters, bold, left aligned, while the Latin name is italicized (Italic). The title is written in Indonesian and English. The English title is written under the Indonesian title.
2. The author name(s) is complete (without title) and the home institution of the author, written with initial capital letter for each word (Capitalize Each Word), Times New Roman font, size 11, left aligned, without ending points. If there is more than 1 author, all is written, separated with commas. Add a numeric code (superscript) behind the author's name. Author's home institution is written under the author's name beginning with a numeric code (superscript). Writing the name of the institution is followed with the name of the city the agency is located.
3. Abstract must be arranged with brief description (containing no more than 250 words). Abstract is written in English and Indonesian.
4. Abstract of research results must consist of background, objective, method and material, results, and conclusion written in bold in one paragraph.
5. Abstract of literature review must consist of background, objective, discussion, and conclusion written in bold in one paragraph.
6. Abstract of case report must consist of background, objective, case, discussion, and conclusion written in bold in one paragraph.
7. Keywords (keywords) consist of 3-5 words and or phrases, written under abstracts in Indonesian and English, began with capital letter (Sentence case), separated with commas and without ended points.
8. Correspondence is written under the abstract including the name, full address, telephone number, fax, email address of one of the authors responsible as the correspondent.
9. The correspondence is followed by the following sections based on the type of article (Research results, Literature review, Case reports):
o The results of the study, consists of the following sections: Background, Objective, Method and material, Results, Discussion, Conclusion
o Literature review, consists of the following sections: Background, Objective, Discussion, Conclusion.
o Case report, consists of the following sections: Background, Objective, Case, Discussion, Conclusion.
10. Graphs, diagrams, charts, illustrated drawings, and photographs should be limited in number, produced at least 300 dpi in JPEG format, given a clear legend, numbered with Arabic numerals and titles, written in center aligned at the bottom. Colored pictures/photos will be charged the additional fee of Rp 50,000/picture.
11. The table should be limited in number, an open table and numbered with Arabic numbers and titles, written in center aligned at the top.
12. All words in languages other than Indonesian must be written in italics. The use of abbreviations is generally agreed upon, and an extension must be given in the first mention of the abbreviation.
13. Decimal numbers, marked with commas (,) for Indonesian and points (.) for English.
14. Here is an example of writing:
Method and material
Topic subheading 1
Topic subheading 2

All references used in each article MUST be published within 5 years from the submission date, whilst these references come from the highly reputable publisher and/ or indexing websites i.e. Scopus, Scimagojr, Web of Science, NCBI- Pubmed and Google Scholar. Citation must be done accordingly to all references in each article to ensure good article quality produced with great academic impact and scientific contribution.
The references follow Harvard system.
• 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 an capital letter), Volume (No): page.
o Six authors or less
Boughton, J.M., 2002. The Bretton Woods proposal: an in depth look. Political Science Quarterly, 42(6): 305-11.
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): 42324-32.
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): 970-5.

o More than six writers
Hamden, K. Carreau, S. Jamoussi, K. Miladi, S. Lajmi, S. Aloulou, D. Ayadi, F. Elfeki, A., 2009. 1α,25 dihydroxyvitamin D3: Therapeutic and preventive effects againts oxidative stress, hepatic, pancreatic and renal injury in alloxan-induced diabetes in rats. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol, 55(3): 215-22.
• 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.
o 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.
Samson, C., 1970. Problems of information studies in history. Dalam: S. Stone, ed. 1980. Humanities information research. Sheffield: CRUS, 44-68.
Oster, J.M. Gutrecht, J.A. Gross, P.T., 2005. Epilepsy and syncope. Dalam: H. Royden Jones, ed. Netter’s Neurology. Teterboro, New Jersey: Icon Learning Systems. 264-280.
o 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. Diterjemahkan dari bahasa Inggris oleh J. Tambayong. Jakarta: Penerbit buku kedokteran EGC.
o 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. Diunduh 12 Mei 2010 dari
o 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. Dalam: N.M. Karmaya, I.W. Sugiritama, eds. Prosiding Pertemuan Ilmiah Nasional Perhimpunan Ahli Anatomi Indonesia XIII. Bali, Indonesia, 12-13 Oktober
2012. Denpasar: Udayana University Press.
• 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. Disertation. Chelmsford: Anglia Ruskin University.
• 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? Diunduh: 10 April 2005 dari
• Writing citation in the article as follows:
o If there are more than 2 authors in one article:
.... in accordance with the results of the study (Titus, et al., 2007).
o Two authors in one article:
Recent research (White & Brown, 2004) shows that ...
o 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).

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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 document (.doc or .docx) file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

1. As an author you (or your employer or institution) may do the following:

  •  make copies (print or electronic) of the article for your own personal use, including for your own classroom teaching use;
  • make copies and distribute such copies (including through e-mail) of the article to research colleagues, for the personal use by such colleagues (but not commercially or systematically, e.g. via an e-mail list or list server);
  • present the article at a meeting or conference and to distribute copies of the article to the delegates attending such meeting;
  • for your employer, if the article is a ‘work for hire’, made within the scope of your employment, your employer may use all or part of the information in the article for other intra-company use (e.g. training);
  • retain patent and trademark rights and rights to any process, procedure, or article of manufacture described in the article;
  • include the article in full or in part in a thesis or dissertation (provided that this is not to be published commercially);
  • use the article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of your works, such as collected writings or lecture notes (subsequent to publication of the article in the journal); and prepare other derivative works, to extend the article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal;
  • may reproduce or authorize others to reproduce the article, material extracted from the article, or derivative works for the author’s personal use or for company use, provided that the source and the copyright notice are indicated, the copies are not used in any way that implies Majalah Biomorfologi endorsement of a product or service of any employer, and the copies themselves are not offered for sale.

All copies, print or electronic, or other use of the paper or article must include the appropriate bibliographic citation for the article’s publication in the journal.

 2. Requests from third parties

Although authors are permitted to re-use all or portions of the article in other works, this does not include granting third-party requests for reprinting, republishing, or other types of re-use. Requests for all uses not included above, including the authorization of third parties to reproduce or otherwise use all or part of the article (including figures and tables), should be referred to Majalah Biomorfologi by going to our website at

 3. Author Online Use

Personal Servers. Authors and/or their employers shall have the right to post the accepted version of articles pre-print version of the article, or revised personal version of the final text of the article (to reflect changes made in the peer review and editing process) on their own personal servers or the servers of their institutions or employers without permission from Majalah Biomorfologi, provided that the posted version includes a prominently displayed Majalah Biomorfologi copyright notice and, when published, a full citation to the original publication, including a link to the article abstract in the journal homepage. Authors shall not post the final, published versions of their papers;

Classroom or Internal Training Use. An author is expressly permitted to post any portion of the accepted version of his/her own articles on the author’s personal web site or the servers of the author’s institution or company in connection with the author’s teaching, training, or work responsibilities, provided that the appropriate copyright, credit, and reuse notices appear prominently with the posted material. Examples of permitted uses are lecture materials, course packs, e-reserves, conference presentations, or in-house training courses;

Electronic Preprints. Before submitting an article to an Majalah Biomorfologi, authors frequently post their manuscripts to their own web site, their employer’s site, or to another server that invites constructive comment from colleagues. Upon submission of an article to Majalah Biomorfologi, an author is required to transfer copyright in the article to Majalah Biomorfologi, and the author must update any previously posted version of the article with a prominently displayed Majalah Biomorfologi copyright notice. Upon publication of an article by the Majalah Biomorfologi, the author must replace any previously posted electronic versions of the article with either (1) the full citation to the work with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or link to the article abstract in Majalah Biomorfologi homepage, or (2) the accepted version only (not the final, published version), including the Majalah Biomorfologi copyright notice and full citation, with a link to the final, published article in journal homepage.

 4. Articles in Press (AiP) service

Majalah Biomorfologi may choose to publish an abstract or portions of the paper before we publish it in the journal. Please contact our Production department immediately if you do not want us to make any such prior publication for any reason, including disclosure of a patentable invention.

5. Author/Employer Rights

If you are employed and prepared the article on a subject within the scope of your employment, the copyright in the article belongs to your employer as a work-for-hire. In that case, Majalah Biomorfologi assumes that when you sign this Form, you are authorized to do so by your employer and that your employer has consented to the transfer of copyright, to the representation and warranty of publication rights, and to all other terms and conditions of this Form. If such authorization and consent has not been given to you, an authorized representative of your employer should sign this Form as the Author.

6. Majalah Biomorfologi Copyright Ownership

It is the formal policy of Majalah Biomorfologi to own the copyrights to all copyrightable material in its technical publications and to the individual contributions contained therein, in order to protect the interests of the Majalah Biomorfologi, its authors and their employers, and, at the same time, to facilitate the appropriate re-use of this material by others. Majalah Biomorfologi distributes its technical publications throughout the world and does so by various means such as hard copy, microfiche, microfilm, and electronic media. It also abstracts and may translate its publications, and articles contained therein, for inclusion in various compendiums, collective works, databases and similar publications

Every accepted manuscript should be accompanied by Disclaimer which embodies, among others, "Surat Pernyataan Penulis" prior to the article publication.

7. Legal Formal Aspect

Legal formal aspect of journal publication accessibility refers to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC), implies that publication can be used for non-commercial purposes in its original form.


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