Guide for Author


Original Research Papers reporting original results of research within the field of neuroscience, usually 3000-5000 words, except References section. The number of words is only as a guideline.

Short Communications reporting on research which has progressed to the stage when it is considered necessary that the results be rapidly made known to other workers in the field. Priority for rapid publication will be given to this category of paper at all stages. The maximum length is 2000 words, with a summary of maximum 100 words. Rapid Communications should contain no section headings, a maximum of 4 figures and a maximum of 20 references.

Review Articles should give a survey, evaluation and critical interpretation of recent research, data, and concepts in the fields covered by the journal.




Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations

Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

Corresponding author

Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Provide the e-mail address of the author.


A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.


After having selected a classification in the submission system, authors must in the same step select 3-5 keywords. These keywords will help the Editors to categorize your article accurately and process it more quickly.


As a rule, papers should be divided into sections headed by a caption, e.g., Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, References.


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.


Results should be clear and concise.


This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

References (book and journal only)

References must be complete, including initial(s) of the author(s) cited year of publication, the title of paper referred to, journal, volume, and page numbers. For citations of books, the following uniform sequence should be maintained: author(s), year of publication, editor(s), complete title of the book, publisher, place of publication (Harvard system). Please include 80% journal.

Acknowledgments (if necessary)

Collate acknowledgments in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proofreading the article, etc.).



Article structure

Manuscripts, in English, Times New Roman (TNR), must be in double-spaced typing on pages of uniform size (preferably A4) in body text (doc or docs).


-The title, use 14 pt, bold, uppercase, TNR, and 6 pt spacing to the next heading.

-Section title, use 12 pt, TNR, bold, capital each word.

-Author names, affiliations, corresponding author, and note, use 10 pt, TNR, and 6 pt spacing to the next heading.

-Abstract, use 10 pt, TNR for body text with one spacing between lines, and 12 pt spacing to the next heading (150-250 words).


Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. All equations should be centered and numbered consecutively.



Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration.Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF or JPEG), and with the correct resolution. All figures should be centered and numbered consecutively.


 Figure 2. Fish species and percentage recorded at Bintan


Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on a separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells. All tables should be centered and numbered consecutively.

  Table1. Summary of physical parameters. 


The maximum length of the article is 20 pages including all pictures, tables, references, etc.


Within the text, references should be cited by giving the last name of the author(s) and the order number in the reference as:

 Pratama (2014) has studied ….

 ...... marinade is a journal…  (Pratama 2014).

 Note that in the case of three or more authors, only the last name of the first author is cited and the others are denoted by et al. The same rule also holds for header title in the even page. Use the same typeface as the body of the text for the references. Examples are:

AOAC., 2007. The title of the book. Publisher, Place of Publication.

Pratama, G., (2014). The title of the paper. Name of Journal. (5)2, 1-5.

Pratama, G., Ilhamdy, A. F., (2015). The title of the book. ed. 2. Publisher, Place of Publication.

Pratama, G., Jumsurizal., (2016). The title of the book. In: Suhandana, M., Apriandi, A., Putri, R. M. S., (Eds.), Title chapter in a book. Publisher, Place of Publication.

Pratama, G., Suhandana, M., Ilhamdy, A. F., Apriandi, A., Putri, R. M. S., (2017). The title of the paper, Name of Journal. 8, 20-25.