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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.

  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Initial Submission

Authors should initially submit their manuscript as a single DOC/DOCX file. The aim of this stage is for the manuscript to contain the necessary information to enable scientific evaluation; the manuscript must include all sections from the abstract to the conclusions, references must be complete, and figures and tables must be numbered and appropriately referenced. Thus, it is not necessary for the submitted manuscript to follow the formatting guidelines below. However, subsequent revisions MUST follow the formatting guidelines.

Scope of Manuscripts

Current Research in Biosciences and Biotechnology publishes research that leverages biotechnology and the biosciences in providing new insights, methods, and commentary on our understanding of the biological world. We encourage researchers to submit research in the following fields:

  • Health and Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Food Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Agriculture
  • Bio-Energy
  • Marine Sciences
  • Advanced Materials
  • Environmental Sciences

Method of Submission

Submission of manuscripts can be made using the online submission system at www.crbb-journal.com/ojs. The submitted manuscript MUST be in a single DOC/DOCX file format, and adhere to the following requirements:

  • The file size must not exceed 20 MB (compress images if necessary).
  • All images and tables must be included in the DOC/DOCX file, with images located at the end of the file.
  • Filenames must NOT include spaces and must have the doc/docx extension (use underscore instead; e.g. manuscript_revised.docx).
  • Do not apply any restrictions on the DOC/DOCX file, such as password protection or editing prohibitions.


See the manuscript formatting template.

Organization of Manuscript

The manuscript must include the following sections in the order shown. New sections should be placed in a new page, and all pages numbered.

Title Page

The full title of the manuscript must be written in the title page in capitals. The title page must include the full name of each author, their affiliation, and affiliation address. Financial contributions to the research should be mentioned as a footnote.


The abstracts must not exceed 300 words and must be a single paragraph. Reference citations and not allowed in the abstract, and non-standard abbreviations must not be used. The abstract must be comprehensible for a general reader without referring to the manuscript. Avoid including detailed data and results.

Body of Manuscript - generally composed of: Introduction, Methods/Methodology/Materials and Methods/etc., Results and Discussion, Conclusions/Concluding Remarks)

The Introduction section should provide context for the reader regarding the topic(s) of research of the paper, and elaborate briefly on the main research question(s). Specifications of all materials and equipment used should be included in the Materials and Methods section, as well as the sources of said materials (be it bought from a materials vendor or provided by some other means). The Results section should outline the main findings of the research, while the Discussion should examine the implications of the findings on the broader field of study.


The Acknowledgement section is used to recognize any personal contributions to the research from other than the authors. All financial contributions are mentioned as a footnote in the Title Page.


Inline citations are done by writing the first author’s name (or the first and second authors’ names if they are the only authors) followed by the year of publication in parentheses. For example: (Elfahmi, 2010). If more than two sources are cited, separate author-year pairs with semicolons. For example: (Elfahmi, 2010; Nusantara, 2015).

In the list of References, the references should be unnumbered and arranged alphabetically. All authors must be mentioned in the references. Journal titles must be abbreviated. The format is as given in the manuscript formatting template.


Greeney HF, Walla TR, Lynch RL. 2010. Architectural changes in larval leaf shelters of Noctuana haematospila (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) between host plant species with different leaf thicknesses. Zoologia 27(1): 659. doi: 10.1590/S1984-46702010000100010

Kang YJ, Park KK, Chung WY, Hwang JK, Lee SK. 2009. Xanthorrhizol, a natural sesquiterpenoid, induces apoptosis and growth arrest in HCT116 human colon cancer cells. J Pharmacol Sci 111: 276–84. doi: 10.1254/jphs.09141FP

Yuliana N. 2005. Identification of non-lactic acid producing bacteria associated with tempoyak (fermented durian) (in Indonesian). Mikrobiologi Indonesia 10(1): 25-8


Robinson GS, Kevin R. Tuck, Michael S. 1994. Smaller moths of south-east asia. London: The Nature History Museum, pp. 89

Books (with edition)

Silverstein RM, Webster FX. 1998. Spectrometric identification of organic compounds (6th Ed.). New York: John Wiley & Son, Inc.

Brown TA. 1995. Gene cloning: an introduction (3rd Ed.). London: Chapman and Hall

Lagua RT, Claudio VS. 1996. Nutrition and diet therapy reference dictionary (4th Ed.). London: Chapman and Hall, pp. 83

Chapters in Book

Farah A. 2012. Coffee constituents. In: Yi-Fang C (Ed.). Coffee: emerging health effects and disease prevention. New Jersey: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., p. 21-58

Palaniswami MS. 1994. Pests of edible aroids, yams and chinese potato. In: Chadha KL, Nayar GG (Eds.). Advances in horticulture. Vol. 8. Tuber crops. New Delhi: Malhotra Publishing House, p. 485-511


Wahyuningsih T, Sanwani E, Chaerun SK. 2017. Copper ore bioflotation: levels increase without chemical reagents (application of sulfur oxidizing mixotrophic bacteria) (in Indonesian), 523-8. Prosiding Seminar Nasional Kebumian XII Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta

Atun S, Handayani S, Frindryani LF. 2017. Identification and antioxidant activity test of bioactive compound produced from ethanol extract of temukunci (Boesenbergia rotunda). AIP Conference Proceedings 1868, 020007. doi: 10.1063/1.4995093


Codex Alimentarius Committee. 2003. Codex Standard for Fermented Milks. Food and Agriculture Organization. United Nation. Roma. 1-5

Badan Standardisasi Nasional. 2004. SNI 15-2049-2004: Portland cement (in Indonesia). Jakarta, Indonesia

Kementerian PPN/Bappenas. 2019. Final report of the study on the achievement of coal DMO target of 60% of national production in 2019 (in Indonesia). Direktorat Sumber Daya Energi, Mineral dan Pertambangan – BAPPENAS. Jakarta, Indonesia

BALITBANG Kemenkes RI. 2013. Research on elementary health (RISKESDAS) 2013 (in Indonesia). Jakarta, Indonesia

ASTM International. 2017. ASTM D3173/D3173M-17a: Standard test method for moisture in the analysis sample of coal and coke. West Conshohocken, PA


The Plant List Version 1.1. 2013. www.theplantlist.org (accessed on September 4th, 2017)

The Engineering ToolBox. 2003. Properties of saturated steam - pressure in bar. http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/saturated-steam-properties-d_457.html (accessed on March 3rd, 2014)

* Author available:

Brennan Z. 2016. GDUFA II: FDA looks to speed up generic drug approval process.

https://www.raps.org/regulatory-focus%e2%84%a2/news-articles/2016/9/gdufa-ii-fda-looks-to-speed-up-generic-drug-approval-process (accessed on February 21st, 2021)

* Council, institution, organization with no author:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Biosimilar Drug Information 2020. https://www.fda.gov/drugs/biosimilars/biosimilar-product-information (accessed on February 20th, 2021). (Citation: FDA, 2020)

Thesis or Dissertation

Abduh MY. 2015. Biobased products from rubber, jatropha and sunflower oil. PhD Thesis. Groningen: University of Groningen


Checklist for Submission

  • Submission form (Cover letter, suggested reviewers, author information and statement, financial disclosure)
  • Title page and highlights
  • Manuscript