Author Guidelines

Information for Contributors

Submission. Articles should be sent to the Biosfer: Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi, Biology Education Departement, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, State University of Jakarta. Email: in MS-Word format (for file size less than 5 MB) or (c) online submission at
Language.  Manuscripts can be in English or Bahasa. Every Bahasa article must be accompanied with an English abstract.

Originality. It is assumed that all kinds of contribution and embedded multimedia materials are submitted for consideration with the understanding that they are original and have not been published, simultaneously submitted for publication or offered for publication elsewhere. The corresponding author needs to confirm this point before we could process the submission.

Review. After the preliminary review by our Editorial Board, suitable manuscripts will be sent out to undergo the normal peer-reviewing process which will normally last for 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the availability of referees and their willingness to review the article. If many referees decline to review a particular manuscript (most likely due to its narrow scope of interest in the science education community or many problematic issues found in its quality), the authors should (or will be asked to) withdraw the manuscript for submission to another more appropriate journal.

Typing.  Manuscripts should be given in either the HTML format or the MS-Word format of which the latter should follow the specifications given below:

Paper size        : A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Font                 : Times New Roman

Font size          : 12 point

Paragraphs     : justified, double-spaced (except tables)

Margins           : 3 cm each side

Style.  American Psychological Association (APA Publication Manual 6th. ed., 2010), including use of three levels of headings, citations, and references.  Footnotes should be avoided and replaced by hyperlinks.

For Example:


Durukan, E. (2011). Effects of cooperative integrated reading and composition (circ) technique on reading-writing skills. Educational Research and Reviews, 6(1): 102-109.

Edited Book:

Margianti, E.S. (2003). The relationship between attitudes and achievement of university students in computer classrooms in Indonesia. In M.S. Khine & D. Fisher (Eds.), Technology-rich learning environments. A future perspective (pp. 71-96). Singapore: World Scientific


Zubaidah, S & Corebima, D.A. (2016). Remap Coople (Reading-Concept Map-Cooperative Learning). Malang: Aditya Media Publishing.

Length.  Normally it should be around 3,000 to 6,000. Software and hardware reviews should be less than 2,000 words;

Abstract.  An abstract of around 200-500 words should be provided. Articles written in Bahasa must also include an English version of the abstract together with a translated title.

Copyrights.  Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to reproduce any copyrighted materials in the manuscripts. The copyrights of all published articles in this journal belong to the publisher who reserves the rights to re-publish them in the printed or CD-ROM (or any other possible) version.

Revision. The editors reserve the rights to edit manuscripts and embedded multimedia materials.

Ethics. Authors need to follow the usual ethical practices as commonly adopted in the biology education community. There must be no malpractice nor plagiarism found in any part of the manuscript. 
Proofs. Proofs will be sent to the authors if there is sufficient time to do so. They should be corrected and returned to theeditor of Biosfer: Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi (BiosferJPB) within five working days. Once released for open access, there will be no more article retraction or correction unless there are malpractice or plagiarism reported.

Submission charges

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.

Article Publication: 200000.00 (IDR) or 15 USD. 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.   

Deadline for Submission:

  • Issue One of each New Volume: 10 Maret. 
  • Issue Two of each New Volume: 10 September.