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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), therefore upload also statement of originality
  • The manuscript will be checked for plagiarism using Turnitin
  • Make sure the References follow APA 7th style, with DOI or http where applicable
  • Please follow the the template of the manuscript as provided on the JAAB website
  • Make sure the manuscript is free of syntax and grammar errors. We encourage the author(s) to check the English of their manuscript to the Professional English Service
  • At Comments to Editors: Write 2 names, country, Scopus ID (MUST, do n0t suggested Reviewers without mentioning their SCOPUS ID), and email of potential reviewers to speed up the review process.
  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first open-access publication
  • The information entered in this website will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party
  1. Editorial Policy

Similarity: Each manuscript will be checked for similarity and may not exceed the 25% limit.

The editor accepts articles that have not been submitted to other journals or proceedings.  The article has been approved by all authors with clear Authors contribution.

  1. General Rules for Text

Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word.

Research article should be maximum 20 pages (1.5-spaced). 

Body text should be justified.  References align left. Please use the following rules for the entire text:

Font: Cambria; Size: 11 pt.

Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph — 0 pt.; below paragraph — 4 pt.

Numbering all pages (center, top of the page).

Lines should be numbered continuously from the first to last page.

Heading 1:  Bold; for example, Materials and Methods

Heading 2:  Bold Italic; for example, Method of Experiment

Spelling: The JAAB uses American or British spelling and yet the uniformity within each paper is required.  Latin words or phrases are in italics, e.g. genus and species, except for very common expressions      such as “i.e.,” “e.g.,” “et al.,” “in vitro,” “ex vitro” and “etc.” 


Full Title, not more than 22 words

Name(s) of author(s)

Institutional Affiliation(s) of author(s)

E-mail address of the corresponding author

WA number of main author for correspondence

E-mail address of all authors

ORCID(s) of author(s)


The abstract of the manuscript should not exceed 300 words.

Keywords: 3-7 keywords, must be the words that are not appear in full title.



Authors should provide an adequate background, a short literature survey, and a novelty statement or the gap analysis statement

Materials and methods

This can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.   

Bullet and numbering within body text are not allowed. All sentences should be typed as descriptive paragraph.


Subsection of materials and methods should describe completely the plant materials, the cultivation technique, methods used, design of experiments.

Result and discussion

The Results and discussion may be combined into a single section or presented separately. They may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings. 


Discussion should explain logically the argument.


Conclusions should answer the objectives of the research and do not repeat the Abstract. There is no statistical statement in conclusion.


Personal acknowledgements should precede those of institutions or funding agencies.

Author's declaration and contribution

You should write "is there any conflict?"

You should write “what are authors contributions?”


The editorial team recommends to follow referencing software as reference manager, some are Zotero, Mendely, Endnote, etc. The citation and reference referred to APA 7th style (Video or Library Web).   Include DOI in the references so please go to PubMed (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/) and CrossRef (link) (http://www.crossref.org/) to check your references.

Manuscripts must quote 75% of the past 10 years' journal. 

JAAB advocates a minimum of 15 references for Research Article and 50 references for Reviewed Article. 

  1. Example of References

Article in Journal with DOI

Triandriani, W., Saputri, D. D., Suhendar, U. U., & Sogandi. (2020). Antioxidant activity of endophytic bacterial extract isolated from clove leaf (Syzygium aromaticum L.). Journal of Agriculture and Applied Biology, 1(1), 9–17. https://doi.org/10.11594/jaab.01.01.02

Article in Journal without DOI

Verma, M. A., Kumar, P. A., Kavitha, D., & Anurag, K. B.  (2011). Anti denaturation and antioxidant activities of annona cherimola in vitro.  International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 2(2), 1-6.  https://ijpbs.net/details.php?article=692 


deMan, J. M., Finley, J., Hurst, W. J., & Lee, C. (2018). Principles of food chemistry (4th ed.). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63607-8

Chapter in a book:

Wu, Y., Wang, L., & Patras, A. (2016). Safety, nutrition, and health aspects of organic food. In Nandwani, D. (Ed.), Organic farming for sustainable agriculture (Vol. 9, pp. 89-106). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26803-3 

  1. Abbreviations and Units

Abbreviations should be follow SI symbols and those recommended by the IUPAC. Guide for SI units and measurements please read here (https://www.agronomy.org/files/publications/style/chapter-07.pdf). 

  1. Tables, Figures and Equation

Preparing illustrations and figures

Figures and images should be labelled sequentially, numbered and cited in the text. Figures should be referred to specifically in the text of the paper but should be embedded within the text

Preparing tables

These should be numbered in sequence using Arabic numerals (i.e. Table 1, 2, 3 etc.). Tables should also have a title that summarizes the whole table, maximum 15 words.


Equations should be write as a editable section.