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Author Guidelines

Biology, Medicine, & Natural Product Chemistry publishing original research article in the fields of plant, animal, and microorganism secondary metabolite, and also the effect of natural product on biological system as a reference source for researchers in these fields, and with the aim to set international standards in their methodology.

By submitting to Biology, Medicine, & Natural Product Chemistry, author(s) attest that:

  1. The submission is an original work.
  2. The submission has not been published previously in English or any other language, nor is it under consideration by another journal.
  3. The manuscript has been written in good English.
  4. The submission has been approved by all co-authors and relevant authorities (e.g. an institution or sponsor).

Papers submitted for publication must conform to the following guidelines:

  • Papers must concern with Biology, medicine, natural product and chemistry, written in English;
  • Papers must be typed in single-spaced on A4-paper size;
  • Manuscript of original research should be written in no more than 25 pages (including tables and picture);
  • Full name(s) of the author(s) must be stated, along with his/her/their institution and complete address;
  • All submission should be in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format or Microsoft Word based;
  • Names of sub-species until phylum should be written in italic, except for italic sentence;
  • Scientific name (genera, species, author), and cultivar or strain should be mentioned completely at the first time mentioning it, especially for taxonomic manuscripts;
  • Name of genera can be shortened after first mentioning, except generating confusion;
  • Mentioning of scientific name completely can be repeated at Materials and Methods;
  • Biochemical and chemical nomenclature should follow the order of IUPAC-IUB, while its translation to Indonesian-English refers to Glosarium Istilah Asing-Indonesia (2006). For DNA sequence, it is better used Courier New font;
  • Symbols of standard chemical and abbreviation of chemistry name can be applied for common and clear used, for example, completely written butilic hydroxytoluene to be BHT hereinafter;
  • Metric measurement us IS denomination, usage other system should follow the value of equivalent with the denomination of IS first mentioning;
  • Abbreviation set of, like g, mg, mL, etc. do not follow by dot. Minus index (m-2, L-1, h-1) suggested to be used, except in things like “per-plant” or “per-plot”;
  • Equation of mathematics does not always can be written down in one column with text, for that case can be written separately;
  • Number one to ten are expressed with words, except if it relates to measurement, while values above them written in number, except early sentence;
  • Fraction should be expressed in decimal. In text, it should be used “%” rather than “gratuity”. Avoid expressing idea with complicated sentence and verbiage, and used efficient and effective sentence;
  • Title of article should be written in compact, clear, and informative sentence preferably not more than 20 words. Name of author(s) should be completely written. Running title is about five words. Name and institution address should be also completely written with street name and number (location), zip code, telephone number, facsimile number, and e-mail address;
  • Abstract should not be more than 200 words, written in English. Keywords is about five words, covering scientific and local name (if any), research theme, and special methods which used. Introduction is about 400- 600 words, covering background and aims of the research. Materials and Methods should emphasize on the procedures and data analysis. Results and Discussion should be written as a series of connecting sentences, however, for manuscript with long discussion should be divided into sub titles. Thorough discussion represents the causal effect mainly explains for why and how the results of the research were taken place, and do not only re-express the mentioned results in the form of sentences. Concluding sentence should preferably be given at the end of the discussion. Acknowledgments are expressed in a brief;
  • Figures and Tables of maximum of three pages should be clearly presented. Title of a picture is written down below the picture, while title of a table is written in the above the table. Colored picture and photo can be accepted if information in manuscript can lose without those images. Photos and pictures are preferably presented in a digital file. JPEG format should be sent in the final (accepted) article. Author could consign any picture or photo for front cover, although it does not print in the manuscript. There is no appendix, all data or data analysis are incorporated into Results and Discussions. For broad data, it can be displayed in website as Supplement;
  • Citation in manuscript is written in “name and year” system; and is arranged from oldest to newest and from A to Z. The sentence sourced from many authors, should be structured based on the year of recently. In citing an article written by two authors, both of them should be mentioned, however, for three and more authors only the family (last) name of the first author is mentioned followed by et al. for example: Saharjo and Nurhayati (2006) or (Boonkerd 2003a, b, c; Sugiyarto 2004; El-Bana and Nijs 2005; Balagadde et al. 2008; Webb et al. 2008). Extent citation as shown with word “cit” should be avoided. And suggested to refer an original reference;

APA style in double space is used in the journal reference as follow:

    • Journal:
      Saharjo BH, Nurhayati AD (2006) Domination and composition structure change at hemic peat natural regeneration following burning; a case study in Pelalawan, Riau Province. Biodiversitas 7: 154-158.
    • Book:
      Rai MK, Carpinella C (2006) Naturally occurring bioactive compounds. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
    • Chapter in book:
      Webb CO, Cannon CH, Davies SJ (2008) Ecological organization, biogeography, and the phylogenetic structure of rainforest tree communities. In: Carson W, Schnitzer S (eds) Tropical forest community ecology. Wiley-Blackwell, New York.
    • Abstract:
      Assaeed AM (2007) Seed production and dispersal of Rhazya stricta. 50th annual symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science, Swansea, UK, 23-27 July 2007.
    • Proceeding:
      Alikodra HS (2000) Biodiversity for development of local autonomous government. In: Setyawan AD, Sutarno (eds) Toward mount Lawu national park; proceeding of national seminary and workshop on biodiversity conservation to protect and save germplasm in Java island. Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, 17-20 July 2000. [Indonesian]
    • Thesis, Dissertation:
      Sugiyarto (2004) Soil macro-invertebrates diversity and inter-cropping plants productivity in ag roforestry system based on sengon.[Dissertation]. Brawijaya University, Malang. [Indonesian]
    • Information from internet:
      Balagadde FK, Song H, Ozaki J, Collins CH, Barnet M, Arnold FH, Quake SR, You L (2008) A synthetic Escherichia coli predator-prey ecosystem. Mol Syst Biol 4: 187.

Publication Fee

Biology, Medicine, & Natural Product Chemistry does not charge APCs, submission charges, or any other fee. All processes of article publication are free of charge.


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Manuscript Processing Time

Processing time varies from one manuscript to another, depending on how long it takes to receive all of the reviewers' reports and how quickly the author(s) revise the manuscript. On average, Biology, Medicine, & Natural Product Chemistry's manuscript processing time ranges from 4 to 10 weeks.Biology, Medicine, & Natural Product Chemistry cannot guarantee a specific publishing time for a manuscript, nor can it under any circumstances promise a sped-up publication process.


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 or RTF document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 10.5-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

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.


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