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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.
  • 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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Manuscript should be written in Times New Roman 12pt, double-spaced, and adhere to the given formatting (see our Manuscript Formatting Guideline for further instructions).
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the manuscript, rather than within the text.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Thank you for considering to submit your manuscript to us. These instructions will help you prepare your manuscript so that we can move through peer review, production and publication smoothly. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your paper matches the journal's requirements.

 

1. Author Guidelines

Introduction

3BIO publishes articles discussing advances in the science, technology and management within the scope of basic and applied biological science. Emphasis is placed on a wide spectrum of topics, from genetic or molecular biological positions to those covering biochemical, chemical or bioprocess engineering aspects as well as all aspects of management related to strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation, information technology, and organizations as well as all functional areas of business, such as finance, marketing, and operations, provided that in each case the material is directly relevant to biological systems.

Type of paper

3BIO: Journal of Biological Sciences, Technology and Management publishes high quality research work in the following forms: Original (Research) Article, Review Article, and Short Communications. Research articles present original research and address a clearly stated specific hypothesis or question. Papers should provide novel approaches and new insights into the problem addressed. Review articles are an attempt by one or more authors to sum up the current state of the research on a particular topic. Ideally, the author searches for everything relevant to the topic, and then sorts it all out into a coherent view of the “state of the art” as it now stands. Short communication is for a concise, but independent report representing a significant contribution in the field (2,000 - 2,500 words). Short communication is not intended to publish preliminary results. However, if these results are of exceptional interest and are particularly topical and relevant will be considered for publication.

For a guideline in writing our manuscript to fit the journal requirements, please be sure to download and read our Manuscript Formatting Guideline through this link.

Submission checklist

3BIO: Journal of Biological Sciences, Technology and Management is an international, peer-reviewed and open access scientific journal that provides a high-visibility forum to the scientific community for the publication of top-tier original research according to the scope of the journal.

Manuscript should be submitted electronically to 3BIO: Journal of Biological Sciences, Technology and Management to facilitate rapid publication and minimize administrative costs. All manuscripts should be submitted through online submission system. A user ID and password for the site can be obtained on first use. Online submission ensures the quickest possible review and allows authors to track the progress of their papers. It is recommended that text files are uploaded as Microsoft Word documents or generic rich text format (RTF) files and figures as JPEG, GIF, TIFF or EPS files. Authors should read Guide to Authors carefully before submission of their manuscripts.

Note: In order to submit a NEW Manuscript to 3BIO: Journal of Biological Sciences, Technology and Management, you must be a registered user of 3BIO Journal, if you do not register, please register before you submit a NEW Manuscript.

Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review. If for some technical reason submission through the online submission system is not possible, the author may contact editorial office for help via e-mail (support3BIO@sith.itb.ac.id).

Note: Please note that papers will not be considered for review and will be returned to authors if the completed cover letter is not sent to the Editorial Assistant on submission or it is found that the cover letter has not been included in the text of the submission.

Please ensure the following when submitting your manuscript to 3BIO:

  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. Manuscript should be written in Times New Roman 12pt, double-spaced, and adhere to the given formatting (see our Manuscript Formatting Guideline for further instructions).
  5. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the manuscript, rather than within the text.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

A cover letter must accompany the manuscript (written either in the Comments to the Editor column or attached as a supporting file), and it must contain the following elements:

  1. Manuscript title
  2. Name of the corresponding author
  3. Names of all other co-authors
  4. Type of manuscript (Letter, Article, Invited Feature Article, Invited Perspective, Comment (includes replies to Comments), and Additions/Corrections).
  5. A short explanation about the content of the article and how it aligns with the scope of 3BIO
  6. If the manuscript was previously submitted to 3BIO, provide the manuscript number of the submitted manuscript and a detailed response to each reviewer's comments
  7. The names and contact information, including e-mail addresses, of three possible reviewers
  8. A statement confirming the manuscript, or its contents in some other form, has not been published previously by any of the authors and/or is not under consideration for publication in another journal at the time of submission.

File Size and Format

File Sizes

Manuscripts will be distributed to reviewers via an online submission platform. In order to ensure that the uploading process run smoothly, please avoid submitting unnecessarily large files. Do not scan pages of text. Do not scan printed Figures unless no original digital document exists. 

If a scanned figure is unavoidable, please use Adobe PhotoShop or a similar program to edit the file and reduce the file size (not necessarily the image size) as much as possible before submission. For example, crop the picture to exclude surrounding "white space." Do not carelessly use colour. Black and white line drawings or gray-scale figures should not be saved as color documents; this will increase file sizes without increasing the information content of the file. Do not use colour unless absolutely needed to convey information.

All images should be 300 dpi of resolution at their final size. Check the resolution of your image by enlarging it to 150%. If the image appears blurry, this means that the resolution is too low. The following formats are accepted: TIF/TIFF (.tif/.tiff), JPEG (.jpg), PNG (.png) and EPS (.eps) (upon acceptance).

 

Manuscript file format

We request to submit article in Microsoft Word format (.DOC). If you are using another word processor, please save final version of the manuscript (using 'Save As' option of the file menu) as a Word document. In this case please double check that the saved file can be opened in Microsoft Word. We cannot accept Acrobat .PDF or any other text files.

Readability

A paper may be returned to the corresponding author for no other reason than that it suffers due to poor English. Papers must be understandable and communicate an unambiguous message. The editors and staff can make only a limited number of edits, and it is the responsibility of the authors to obtain help from a colleague who is fluent in English if that is needed. Most problems occur when there are nuances in meaning, and the authors bear the primary responsibility for clarity.

We recommend that authors consult with professional translators and academic proofreaders before submitting their manuscript to our journal.

As an option, we partner with Sintesa.id, a professional academic support system that helps in making academic translations [Indonesia to English], proofread manuscripts, and other related services. 

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