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Terms of submitting a manuscript:

BIOEDUKASI-Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi is a blind peer review journal published by Department of Biology Education, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia. The journal receives research, review, report manuscripts on biology education, and written in English. The paper focus on biology curriculum, instruction, assessment on biology, research in biology, as well as biology teacher training and education are highly invited to be submitted in this journal. The journal is published twice a year, in February and August.

The Article is the result of the researcher's own work, in the form of research results and critical studies (reviews) of current issues in the field of Biology education that have not been published in any journal (authenticity statement must be included in the article). Articles could be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English, as many as 4000-6000 words, equivalent to 6-12 pages. Article is typed with Book Antiqua 11 pt font and single space. For the manuscript of the research, the manuscript must contain several parts that do not need to be detailed with numbering. The systematics are as follow:

(1) Title

The title must be short, concise, and clearly emphasized the topic of the research. The title is spelled in a sentence case, with a maximum of 15 words.

(2) Abstract

The abstract must contain the general introduction of the topic, purpose, methods, results, and conclusions, which are concise and clear to show the brief information of whole the manuscript. The abstract must not contain citations, formulas, tables, and pictures. The number of words in the abstract is between 150 to 250 words.

(3) Introduction

The introduction should contain the general introduction, the problem definition, gap analysis in the literature, problem solution, study motivation, aims and objectives, research questions, and significance and advantages of the research. Tables and figures are suggested to be avoided in the introduction. 

(4) Methods

The method of the quantitative research must contain experimental setup, data collection, data analysis, statistical testing if any, assumption, and remit of the experiment; while the qualitative research must cover the setting of the research, including place, number, and criteria of respondents, sampling technique, data collecting procedures, validating procedures, coding, interpreting, and representing the data or data analysis technique. Writing a formula must follow the international standards of notation and symbols, which followed by the reference if it is cited from others.

(5) Results and Discussion

Results and discussion can at least include what which conveys results or findings from research and should be synchronized with the research questions, “why?” which answer the cause-effect relationship and should be supported by a theoretical framework. There is a link between the results obtained and the basic concepts; “what else?” compare the results of your research with other research, suggested to provide implications for research results both theoretical and applied. 

Results and discussions are written in a single unit. The author is not justified to separate the results and discussion, especially in the form of a new chapter. Results and discussion are sharply analyse and interpret one by one of the findings enriched with the relevant references from primary sources. The results presented in this section are net results. Data analysis processes such as statistical calculations and hypothesis testing processes are no need to be presentedDo not repeat the methodology in the results and discussion. Only the results of the analysis and the results of hypothesis testing need to be reported. Data should be represented in accordingly using suitable tables, pictures, and graphs. All data presented should be supplemented with a clear caption of each.

(6) Conclusion

Conclusions include a summary of findings, research limitation and future research recommendations.  Conclusions emphasize the novelty of the discovery or development carried out, written briefly, concisely, and clearly. Future research exploration may be suggested for further research to be developed by other researchers can be conveyed briefly and clearly in a new paragraph of the conclusion.

(7) Acknowledgments (Optional)

Acknowledgments contain appreciation given by the author to those who have been contributed significantly to the research, both in the form of financial support, licensing, consultants, and assisting in data collection and analysis.

(8) References

References are written in accordance with the citations in the article, a minimum of 20 references with more than 80% of primary sources from journals or proceedings published within the last 10 years.

The provisions for writing references by alphabetical are adjusted to the format specified. Writing should use a reference management application such as Mendeley. The writing format must refers to the APA 7th Edition (American Psychological Association)

  • Journal Article

Nuri, A. R. U., Sajidan, Ramli, M. (2021). The trend of critical thinking studies in   biology education through online learning: A systematic review. Bioedukasi: Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi, 14(2), 91-101.

Jerrentrup, A., Mueller, T., Glowalla, U., Herder, M., Henrichs, N., Neubauer, A., & Schaefer, J. R. (2018). Teaching medicine with the help of “Dr. House.” PLoS ONE, 13(3), Article e0193972.

Stegmeir, M. (2016). Climate change: New discipline practices promote college access. The Journal of College Admission, (231), 44–47.

Sanchiz, M., Chevalier, A., & Amadieu, F. (2017). How do older and young adults start searching for information? Impact of age, domain knowledge and problem complexity on the different steps of information searching. Computers in Human Behavior, 72, 67–78.

Butler, J. (2017). Where access meets multimodality: The case of ASL music videos. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 21(1).

Freeberg, T. M. (2019). From simple rules of individual proximity, complex and coordinated collective movement [Supplemental material]. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 133(2), 141–142.

  • Magazine Article

Schaefer, N. K., & Shapiro, B. (2019, September 6). New middle chapter in the story of human evolution. Science365(6457), 981-982.

Schulman, M. (2019, September 9). Superfans: A love story. The New Yorker

  • Newspaper

Carey, B. (2019, March 22). Can we get better at forgetting? The New York Times

Harlan, C. (2013, April 2). North Korea vows to restart shuttered nuclear reactor that can make bomb-grade plutonium. The Washington Post, A1, A4.

Stobbe, M. (2020, January 8). Cancer death rate in U.S. sees largest one-year drop ever. Chicago Tribune.

  • Blog post

Ouellette, J. (2019, November 15). Physicists capture first footage of quantum knots unraveling in superfluid. Ars Technica.

  • Conference proceeding 

Duckworth, A. L., Quirk, A., Gallop, R., Hoyle, R. H., Kelly, D. R., & Matthews, M. D. (2019). Cognitive and noncognitive predictors of success. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 116(47), 23499–23504.

Kushilevitz, E., & Malkin, T. (Eds.). (2016). Lecture notes in computer science: Vol. 9562. Theory of cryptography. Springer.

Bedenel, A.-L., Jourdan, L., & Biernacki, C. (2019). Probability estimation by an adapted genetic algorithm in web insurance. In R. Battiti, M. Brunato, I. Kotsireas, & P. Pardalos (Eds.), Lecture notes in computer science: Vol. 11353. Learning and intelligent optimization (pp. 225–240). Springer.

  • Book

Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.

Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.

Svendsen, S., & Løber, L. (2020). The big picture/Academic writing: The one-hour guide (3rd digital ed.). Hans Reitzel Forlag.


Kesharwani, P. (Ed.). (2020). Nanotechnology based approaches for tuberculosis treatment. Academic Press.

Torino, G. C., Rivera, D. P., Capodilupo, C. M., Nadal, K. L., & Sue, D. W. (Eds.). (2019). Microaggression theory: Influence and implications. John Wiley & Sons.

Watson, J. B., & Rayner, R. (2013). Conditioned emotional reactions: The case of Little Albert (D. Webb, Ed.). CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. (Original work published 1920)

Kübler-Ross, E. (with Byock, I.). (2014). On death & dying: What the dying have to teach doctors, nurses, clergy & their own families (50th anniversary ed.). Scribner. (Original work published 1969)

Harris, K. R., Graham, S., & Urdan T. (Eds.). (2012). APA educational psychology handbook (Vols. 1–3). American Psychological Association.

  • Chapter in edited book

Aron, L., Botella, M., & Lubart, T. (2019). Culinary arts: Talent and their development. In R. F. Subotnik, P. Olszewski-Kubilius, & F. C. Worrell (Eds.), The psychology of high performance: Developing human potential into domain-specific talent (pp. 345–359). American Psychological Association.

Dillard, J. P. (2020). Currents in the study of persuasion. In M. B. Oliver, A. A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects: Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge.

Bronfenbrenner, U. (2005). The social ecology of human development: A retrospective conclusion. In U. Bronfenbrenner (Ed.), Making human beings human: Bioecological perspectives on human development (pp. 27–40). SAGE Publications. (Reprinted from Brain and intelligence: The ecology of child development, pp. 113–123, by F. Richardson, Ed., 1973, National Educational Press)

  • Dictionary

American Psychological Association. (n.d.). Just-world hypothesis. In APA dictionary of psychology. Retrieved January 18, 2020, from

Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Semantics. In dictionary. Retrieved January 4, 2020, from

  • Wikipedia

Oil painting. (2019, December 8). In Wikipedia.

  • Report

National Cancer Institute. (2019). Taking time: Support for people with cancer (NIH Publication No. 18-2059). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.

Baral, P., Larsen, M., & Archer, M. (2019). Does money grow on trees? Restoration financing in Southeast Asia. Atlantic Council.

Department for Business Innovation & Skills. (2016). Success as a knowledge economy: Teaching excellent, social mobility and student choice [White paper]. Crown.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (2019, November 15). FDA approves first contact lens indicated to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children [Press release].

  • Thesis or Dissertation (published and unpublished)

Kabir, J. M. (2016). Factors influencing customer satisfaction at a fast food hamburger chain: The relationship between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty (Publication No. 10169573) [Doctoral dissertation, Wilmington University]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

Miranda, C. (2019). Exploring the lived experiences of foster youth who obtained graduate level degrees: Self-efficacy, resilience, and the impact on identity development (Publication No. 27542827) [Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University]. PQDT Open.

Zambrano-Vazquez, L. (2016). The interaction of state and trait worry on response monitoring in those with worry and obsessive-compulsive symptoms [Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona]. UA Campus Repository.

Harris, L. (2014). Instructional leadership perceptions and practices of elementary school leaders [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University of Virginia.

Karyanto, P. (2010). Critical succes factors for sustainable upland agriculture in Lawu, Indonesia [Unpublished doctoral dissertation] Universiti Utara Malaysia.

  • Unpublished database (Eric and Preprint)

Jacobs, G. M., Teh, J., & Spencer, L. (2019). A proposal for facilitating more cooperation in competitive sports (ED573929). ERIC.

Hampton, S., Rabagliati, H., Sorace, A., & Fletcher-Watson, S. (2017). Autism and bilingualism: A qualitative interview study of parents’ perspectives and experiences. PsyArXiv.

Hetland, B., McAndrew, N., Perazzo, J., & Hickman, R. (2018). A qualitative study of factors that influence active family involvement with patient care in the ICU: Survey of critical care nurses. PubMed Central.

The provisions for writing references by alphabetical are adjusted to the format specified. 



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. 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. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication Fee: 25.00 (USD)
If your manuscript have been accepted, you need to pay IDR 300.000 for Indonesian authors or 25 USD for International authors

Free publication fee is offered to Indonesian or non Indonesian students by sending an email of request to the editor in chief