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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 the Microsoft Word document file format.
  • The manuscript has been formatted in accordance to the CRBB formatting guidelines (see manuscript template file).
  • The Submission Form has been completed, containing letter to the editor, research highlights, author(s) information, and a list of potential reviewers (see template file).
  • The Title Page and Highlights form has been completed, containing author(s) information and highlights of the research (see template file).

Initial Submission

Authors should submit their manuscript as a single DOC/DOCX file, and also provide a submission form and a title page and highlights file (templates available below). 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. It is necessary for the submitted manuscript to follow the formatting guidelines below.

  • A manuscript template is available here.
  • The submission form template is available here.
  • The title page and highlights template is available here.

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).
  • Do not apply any restrictions on the DOC/DOCX file, such as password protection or editing prohibitions.


Manuscripts must follow the formatting guidelines below (see manuscript template here).

Organization of Manuscript

The manuscript must include the following sections in the order shown. All pages must be numbered.

Abstract (200-250 words)
Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion, and Conclusions
Accession Numbers (Optional; If necessary)
Large datasets (Optional; If necessary)
Supplemental Data (Optional; If necessary)
Conflict of Interests (The authors declare no conflict of interests in this research)
Appendices: Tables
Appendices: Figure legends

Title Page and Highlights

The full title of the manuscript must be written in the title page. The title page must include the full name of each author, their affiliation, and affiliation address. Authors must also provide highlights of the most significant findings of their research.


The Abstract section begins with the word, “Abstract” in 13 pt. Times New Roman, bold italics, “Small Caps” font with a 6pt. spacing following.  The abstract must not exceed 250 words in length in 10 pt. Times New Roman italics.  The text must be fully justified, with a 12 pt. paragraph spacing following the last line.

Keywords (3-5 words)

The Keywords section begins with the word, “Keywords” in 13 pt. Times New Roman, bold italics, “Small Caps” font with a 6pt. spacing following.  There may be up to five keywords (or short phrases) separated by commas and six spaces, in 10 pt. Times New Roman italics.  An 18 pt. line spacing follows.

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. List funding sources in this standard way to facilitate compliance to funder's requirements


References should be cited in the main text.  The full references should be given as below (essentially CRBB format), in the order in which they are cited, in 10 pt. Times New Roman, with a 6pt spacing between each. The author (s) can used End Note, Zotero or Mendeley to cite and build the references.

All title of non-english articles cited in the manuscript should be converted into English when written in the reference, following by adding origin of language at the end of the converted title such (in Indonesian; in German; in Brazilian; in Chinese, etc…).

Reference links

Increased discoverability of research and high-quality peer review are ensured by online links to the sources cited. In order to allow us to create links to abstracting and indexing services, such as Scopus, CrossRef and PubMed, please ensure that data provided in the references are correct. Please note that incorrect surnames, journal/book titles, publication year and pagination may prevent link creation. When copying references, please be careful as they may already contain errors.

Use of the DOI is mandatory. A DOI is guaranteed never to change, so you can use it as a permanent link to any electronic article. An example of a citation using DOI for an article not yet in an issue is: VanDecar J.C., Russo R.M.,
James D.E., Ambeh W.B., Franke M. (2003). Aseismic continuation of the Lesser Antilles slab beneath northeastern Venezuela. Journal of Geophysical Research, https://doi.org/10.1029/2001JB000884.

Please note the format of such citations should be in the same style as all other references in the paper.

Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.


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): 65–9. 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

Note: The name of journal should be written as abbreviation! You may find the official abbreviation in many online databases for journal abbreviation.


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

Gunawan SG. 2009. Pharmacology and therapy (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Indonesia.

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


Sahidin I, Wahyuni, Malaka MH, Fristiohady A, Saleh A, Manggau MA. 2019. Antibacterial and radical scavenger activities of extracts and compounds of wualae (Etlingera elatior) stems from South East Sulawesi. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 546:062027.

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