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Author Guidelines

General Guidelines

  1. The guidelines for manuscript writing in BORNEO JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY EDUCATION (BJBE), Universitas Borneo Tarakan follows Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Style)
  2. The manuscripts can be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English by considering the correctness of the grammar. Manuscript in English should be written in past tense
  3. Manuscript written in English by non-English speakers should be checked by English editors
  4. The manuscripts should be written in MS Word, paper format A4 (210 x 297 mm) single column, and simple layout. The authors are encouraged to utilize MS word facilities to write and edit the manuscript (bold, italics, subscript, superscript, equation, etc)
  5. All the text in the manuscript should be written using Times New Roman
  6. The word count in the manuscript should not exceed 4000 words or about 8-12 pages, including pictures, graphics, and tables
  7. Pictures and tables are used to visualize information in the manuscript that is difficult to explain. The authors should ensure that the pictures are in good quality for printing
  8. The authors will only receive one exemplar of the printed journal in which their manuscript is published. If the authors require more than one exemplars, they should pay a certain amount of money.


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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document 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

The journal’s policy for plagiarism does not allow any plagiarism including self-plagiarism. The editor will check the plagiarism using Plagiarism Cahecker X and the paper that is indicated to have plagiarism will be rejected. The journal will tolerate 20% of similarities in the manuscript as the maximum. The authors are suggested to check the plagiarism and ensure that the similarities of the manuscript is below the threshold. The editor check the abstract using Grammarly to determine the accuracy of the language.


The manuscript submitted to the journal should not be published somewhere else before (except part of thesis, research report, or abstract). The manuscript should not be considered for publication somewhere else. The authors have agreed to publish their paper. Therefore, when the paper is accepted for publication, the authors have the copyright of their papers and have the authority without limitations. The authors or other researchers are allowed to copy the articles as long as not for commercial. The authors are suggested to register the patent of a new invention before the paper is being published.

Open Access

This journal commits to open the access by giving free access to the journal without charging any fees to the individual readers or their institutions. The readers can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full paper as long as not for commercial purposes. The license type is CC-BY-4.0.


The publisher or the editor is not responsible for the failure or damages on the manuscripts as the result of claims of defamation or alleged defamation, violation of intellectual rights or privacy, or product liability, resulted from negligence or vice versa, or from the use or operation of any ideas, instructions, procedures, products or methods in the material.


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