Author Guidelines

Types of manuscript

Research article

A research article is an original full-length research paper which should not exceed 5.000 words (including table and figures). Research article should be prepared according to the following order: title, authors name and affiliations, abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and method, result and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement (optional), and references.

Review or Short communication

Review or short communication is up to 5.000 words (including table and figures). A short communication consists of title, authors name and affiliations, abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and method, result and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement (optional), and references, while review might depend on the content. A short communication should contribute an important novelty for science, technology, or application.

The authors are fully responsible for accuracy of the content. Any correspondence regarding the manuscript will be addressed to the correspondent author who is clearly stated including his/her email address, telephone and fax number (including area code), and the complete mailing address. The correspondent author will handle correspondence with editor during reviewing process. The author are required to suggest three potential reviewer names including their email address..

Preparation of the manuscript
  1. The manuscript should be written in a good English. It must be type written on A4 paper by using Microsoft Word processor with Arial 11 font and 1.5 spaced.
  2. All graphics and table should be prepared in separate pages.
  3. If the manuscritpt has been presented in scientific meeting, please mention in the footnote the detail about the meeting (name of conference, date, place).
  4. When animal/human subject is involved in the in-vivo study, ethical clearance should be included in the manuscript by stating the number of ethical approval obtained from ethic committee.
  5. Soft copy of a manuscript should be sent to the editor by e-mail.
  6. The title of the article should be brief and informative (max.10 words).
  7. The title is written all in capital letters, except for the species name of organisms.
  8. The institution where authors are affiliated should be completely written (Laboratory/department, and institution name).
  9. Abstract written in one paragraph in English and the Indonesian language (in italics), Abstract is not more than 250 words.
  10. The abstract should state briefly background, material and method, the main findings supported by quantitative data which is relevant to the title, andthe major conclusions.
Guideline for the manuscript content Title



The keywords consists of no more than 5 important words representing the content of the article and can be used as internet searching words and arranged in alphabetical order.


The introduction states background of the research supported mainly by the relevant references and ended with the objectives of the research.

Materials and Methods

  1. The materials used should include manufacture and source.
  2. The reagents and equipment or instruments used should include manufacture name written in this section.
  3. The methods used in the study should be explained in detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Reference should be cited if the method had been published.
  4. Specification of the instruments and equipments (except for glass wares) should also be mentioned clearly.
  5. The title of tables and figures should be numbered consecutively according to their appearance in the text.
  6. The discussion of the results should be supported by relevant references.
  7. Decimals numbers adjusted to the type of analysis.
  8. The data presented figures and tables must Standard Deviation (SD) or Standard Error of Mean (SEM).
  9. A brief explanation on methods for sampling replication and statictical analysis is required in the methods section.


Results and Discussion


Conclusion is drawn based on the result, discussion, and the objectives of the research.


Acknowledgement contains the institution name of funding body/grants/sponsors or institution which provides facilities for the research project, or persons who assisted in technical work and manuscript preparation


  1. References are arranged in alphabetical.
  2. Title of book is written with a capital letter for each initial word, except for conjunctions and forewords, while title of journal is only written in capital letter for the initial letter of the first word.
  3. The name of journal/bulletin is written using standard abbreviation according to ISI’s list of journal title abbreviations.
  4. Year, volume and pages should be completely written.
  5. Reference from the internet is written along with the date accessed.
  6. Minimum 80% of the cited references should be from the journals published within the last 10 years.
  7. DOI (Digital Object Identifier)number should be mentioned, if applicable.


Reference to a journal publication:

Yuliana ND, Iqbal M, Jahangir M, Wijaya CH, Korthout H, Kottenhage M, Kim HK, Verpoorte R. 2011. Screening of selected Asian spices for anti obesity-related bioactivities. Food Chem 126: 1724–1729. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem. 2010.12.066.

Reference to a book:

Lioe HN, Apriyantono A, Yasuda M. 2012. Soy Sauce: Typical Aspects of Japanese Shoyu and Indonesian Kecap. 93-102. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

Reference to a thesis/dissertation:

Merdiyanti A. 2008. Paket Teknologi Pembuatan Mi Kering dengan Memanfaatkan Bahan Baku Tepung Jagung [Skripsi]. Bogor: Fakultas Teknologi Pertanian, Institut Pertanian Bogor.

Reference to an internet website:

Van der Sman RGM. 2012. Soft matter approaches to food structuring.  [04 Juni 2012]

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