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Author Guidelines

JPBIO (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi) receiving manuscripts in the fields of biology and biology education that have never been published and are not currently in the process of publication elsewhere. JPBIO (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi) was published twice a year, in April and November as well as at least 5 articles per issue. The manuscript is written in English. All submitted manuscripts will be initially reviewed by the editorial board, and are then evaluated by two reviewers through the double-blind review process and carried out a plagiarism check. The manuscript file must be submitted in the form of Microsoft Word (.doc), the format by a template of JPBIO (Jurnal pendidikan Biologi) as well as a copyright transfer form in the form of Portable Document Format (PDF) on supplementary files.

The manuscripts submitted must be in the form of Microsoft Word, one column using A4 paper size, the margin for all sides is 2,54 cm (top, left, right, and bottom). The whole work must be written in Centeur, font size 12. The number of manuscripts is between 5-15 pages.

The manuscript must contain the following sections in order:

1. Title, Authors Name, and Affiliation

The title is written using Centaur with size 14 and a single space. The title must describe the main contents of the text, informative, concise, not wordy (5-15 words), do not contain formulas and symbols, and avoid writing the name of the research place. The author's name is written in full without a degree. Affiliation includes the name of the institution and address (including street, city, postcode, country, and email). If in one article there are several names of authors with the same affiliation, then the affiliation is only written once. Every author's email must be included in the manuscript and Open Journal System (OJS).


The abstract contains important research problems, aims, research methods, results, discussion, and conclusions. The abstract must be approximately 150-200 words. Abstract written single space using Centaur and font size 12. Below the abstract, 3-5 keywords must be written.


The introduction contains the problem (State of the Art), Gap analysis with existing research, and solutions (Novelty). Every statement written in the introduction must be supported by references (prioritizing the research results). The introduction must not be wordy and may not exceed two pages. Avoid writing one paragraph one sentence. The final part of the introduction must include the research aims.


The main materials of the research method include (1) research design, (2) population and samples; (3)  instruments; (4) procedures; and (5) data analysis. The research design includes the research methods and design used. The research design can be presented in a table or figure. The population and sample of research include the total population and samples as well as sampling techniques. Make sure the reason why using the sampling technique. The research instrument includes tools or devices used in research. The instrument used must be clear in terms of type, number, and indicator measured. It must be ensured that the instrument is suitable for use in research. The research procedures include all the steps carried out during the research. All research procedures are written in paragraphs, not in item list/numbering form. If there is a forced list/numbering item, but it is written in paragraph form. Data analysis techniques include all the analysis needed to address the problem or research aims.


The research results presented are findings from the research results and not raw data. Research results can be displayed in tables or figures and given information that is easy to understand. Avoid statements in sentences that show tables or figures using the word "below or above".


This section discusses all research findings supported by supporting references. References that support the discussion are suggested from the results of previous studies and should not be more than the last 10 years. The discussion section must contain elements (what else) to compare whether or not the results of the research are carried out with previous research or others. The discussion also includes an element (why) which shows the relationship between the results obtained and the basic concepts and or hypotheses.


Conclusions must answer the problem or research objectives, or can also produce a new theory or concept based on existing facts/analysis. Conclusions emphasize the novelty of the discovery or development carried out. Conclusions are written in one paragraph in a concise, concise, and clear manner and written in paragraph form, not in the form of item list/numbering. If you have suggestions from the research you can state them briefly and clearly.


Acknowledgments contain appreciation given by the authors to all those who have contributed to the research.


References come from primary sources (example: Journal, paper, thesis, dissertation) of at least 80% and secondary sources (example: books) a maximum of 20%. The minimum number of references is 20 references. Reference writing is recommended to use Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero, or other programs. Reference writing is written using  APA Style 6th Edition.

Examples of references writing from books:

Anderson, & Khrathwohl. (2001). A Taxonomy for learning, teaching and assessing; a revision of Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives. NY: Addison Wesley Longman Inc.

Darmadi, D. (2011). Membentuk peradaban bangsa melalui pendidikan multietnik. Bandung: Alfabet.


Examples of references writing from paper, thesis, dissertation:

Bustami, Y. (2009). Pendekatan sains teknologi masyarakat (STM) untuk meningkatkan penguasaan konsep dan kemampuan berpikir kritis siswa SMA pada subtopik pencemaran air. Thesis. Pascasarjana UPI Bandung, Bandung.

Idayanti. (2017). Hubungan kemampuan berpikir kritis dan kesadaran metakognitif dengan hasil belajar biologi siswa kelas xı ıpa sma negeri di kabupaten pinrang. Thesis. Makassar: Universitas Negeri Makassar.


Examples of reference writing from articles that have DOI:

Antika, L.T., & Haikal, L. (2019). Keterampilan mengajar mahasiswa calon guru biologi: Analisis berbasis gender. JPBIO (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi), 4(2), 101-107. Retrieved from

Hidayati, N., Irmawati, F., & Prayitno, T.A. (2019). Peningkatan keterampilan berpikir kritis mahasiswa biologi melalui multimedia stem education. JPBIO (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi), 4(2), 84-92. Retrieved from


Examples of reference writing from articles in webs:

Komalasari, K. (2012). The effect of contextual learning in civic education on students’ civic skills. International Journal for Educational Studies, 4(2), 179-190. Retrieved from

Whitney, E.M., Aleksejuniene J., & Walton, J.N. (2016). Critical thinking disposition and skills in dental students: development and relationship to academic outcomes. Journal of Dental Education, 80(8), 948-958. Retrieved from


Examples of references writing from articles in proceedings:

Prajoko, S., Sudarisman, S., & Sutarno. (2012). Pembelajaran invertebrata model PBM dengan menggunakan multimedia film dokumenter dan multimedia animasi ditinjau dari gaya belajar dan kreativitas. Proceeding Biology Education Conference, 9(1), 218-226. Retrieved from

Warni, Sunyono, & Rosidin. (2018). Measuring metacognitive ability based on science literacy in dynamic electricity topic. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 948(1), 012041. Retrieved from


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. All manuscript and supplementary material files have been uploaded.
  3. The submission document file is in Microsoft Word format.
  4. Author names and their affiliations have been provided.
  5. One author has been designated as corresponding author.
  6. The manuscript title is short and informative.
  7. The abstract can be read as stand-alone text and does not exceed 200 words.
  8. The manuscript file contains all essential sections: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Research Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, References.
  9. All references mentioned in the References list are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  10. The text is single-spaced; uses Centeur letters with a 11 fonts except the title; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  11. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  12. 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 on JPBIO (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi) agree to the following terms: 

  1. The all articles published on JPBIO (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi), authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. 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 acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. 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.

JPBIO (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi) has no responsibility for claims or claims to be filed by third parties due to copyright infringement and make every effort to ensure that no wrong or misleading data, opinions, or statements be published in the journal. The authors fully responsible for the content of articles and advertisements published in the journal JPBIO (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi), authors accept and reassure you to transfer all our rights on the article, including processing, reproduction, representation, printing, publishing, distribution, and electronic transmission, to be used by JPBIO (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi) officials for unlimited use.

At the time of submission of the manuscript, the authors asked to complete the 'Copyright Transfer Form' and should be signed electronically.

The Copyright Transfer Form can be downloaded here.


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 600000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.