Author Guidelines

General information

Biocity Journal of Pharmacy Bioscience and Clinical Community publishes 2 issues per year (October and April). The aim of Biocity Journal is to publish high-quality articles dedicated to all aspects of the latest outstanding developments in the field of pharmaceutical sciences, biosciences and clinical community from authors world-wide.

Authors should mention the type of the submitted article, Research Article, Short Communication or Review Article.

1.1. Research article

The research article is an original and innovative report that represents the major advances in pharmacy, bioscience, or clinical community with deep discussion in the understanding of a significant problem. They should have a minimum of 20 references. Research articles usually typed between 3,000 ~ and 6,000 words of text (including references, notes, and captions) are expected to present a major advance. Experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail to support the reports.

1.2. Short communication

Short communication are short report that presenting preliminary result with potentially exceptional relevance or giving details of new models, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. Short communication article should be no more than 3000 words (including references, notes and captions) and must at least has 10 primary references.

1.3.Review article

Revew article are summaries of excellent scientific research articles which deal with specific research area of high interest in any area that fall under BIOCITY: Journal of Pharmacy Bioscience and Clinical Community scope. Review article can be written up to 7000 words (including references, note and caption) and around 80% of references must be come from primary articles.

Specific Information

Article should be written in English or Bahasa Indonesia. The length of submitted paper is at least 7 pages and no more than 20 pages in A4 paper. The article should be without any page numbering and composed as follows: Abstract, Introduction, Method, Result and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (if any), and Bibliography.


The title of the manuscript is written in "Century Gothic" typeface. The title of the manuscript is a maximum of 16 words in English or Indonesian with a font size of 16 pt and written in "CAPITALIZE EACH WORD". Authors' names are placed under the title using a 11 pt font size without any academic degree. Apostrophe put behind the name of the author using superscript format. The name of the institution (name of the institution, country) written in "Times New Roman" under the name of the author using 11 pt font size. Should there are more than one author, and the maximum number of authors are 6 author. For authors acting as correspondents, an email address must be added.


Abstracts must be written both in English and Indonesian with a maximum of 250 words and made in one paragraph. Abstract must contain background, research objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. The abstract is written using "Times New Roman"  font 9 pt with a spacing of 1. The maximum number of keywords is 6 and arranged alphabetically (A-Z).


Manuscripts are typed on standard A4 paper (21 cm x 29.7 cm) in a one-column and one-spaced format. Using 3-3-2-2 cm (left-top-right-bottom) margin, 7.5 cm width for each column with 1 cm space between columns, using "Times New Roman", 12 pt font size, and single spacing. Manuscripts written in English or Bahasa Indonesia with a number of pages not exceeding 20 pages. For manuscripts written in Indonesian, the use of foreign words written in italic. Accepted document formats are .doc / .docx, otherwise these formats are automatically rejected.


This section should provide background information relevant to the study. The objective  of the study based on problem phenomena as well as their relationship with existing theories or latest research should be clearly stated. Show the novelty of existing research.

Methods: Methods should be described in sufficient detail to allow others to reproduce the results. The inclusion and exclusion criteria for participant selection and statistical methods should be stated clearly. Novel experimental should be described in detail. If previous researcher method is used, please describe briefly that method and describe in detail if you make any modification to the procedure.

In this section please write informed consent which has been obtained (if applicable). Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication.

Results and Discussion: Results were presented in a format that easily understood in the form of 2D figures and tables and written as a whole story. Tables are not allowed in figure form. The tittle of tables and figures should be stated briefly. Discuss for original research conducted on the findings of the study in relation to other relevant studies. The discussion focused on the main study outcomes. Implications of the study described clearly. For case report, the discussion should compare the case with the published literature. Evaluate the case and a rationale management of the patient, and the reasons for selecting one procedure may also be provided clearly. 


Conclusion linked to the objectives of the study.

Acknowledgements: It should acknowledge any research assistants or others who provided help during the research (e.g., carrying out the literature review; producing, computerizing and analyzing the data; or providing language help, writing assistance or proof-reading the article, etc.). Lastly, it should acknowledge the help of all individuals who have made a significant contribution to improving the paper (e.g. by offering comments or suggestions).

Funding: In this section please write your financial relationships with entities  (government agency, foundation, commercial sponsor, academic institution, etc) that could be perceived to influence, or that give the appearance of potentially influencing, what you wrote in the manuscript. Report all sources of revenue paid (or promised to be paid) directly to you or your institution on your behalf over the 36 months prior to submission of manuscript. If there are no funding, you may write: None. 

Conflict of Interest exists when an author/the author's institution has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (financial relationships, dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). The potential for conflict of interest can exist whether or not an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment. If there are no conflict of interest, you may write: None declared. 

References: References are numbered with the appearance of the article not in alphabetical order. A total of 80% of used references should include primary literature and published in the last 10 years. The minimal number of references is 20 references. Written in "APA style 7th edition"

We encourage the author(s) to use Mendeley to help manage the reference system in the manuscript. Please note the example of writing a references as follows:

  1. Articles: Levita J, Syafitri DM, Supu RD. (2018). Pharmacokinetics of 10-gingerol and 6-shogaol in the plasma of healthy subjects treated with red ginger (Zingiber officinale var. Rubrum) suspension. Biomedical Reppositories. 9(6):474-482.
  2. Books: DiPiro J, Talbert R, Yee G. (2008). Pharmacotherapy: a pathophysiologic approach. New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. 
  3. Dissertation and Thesis: Mahyuzar. (2010). Dinamika komunikasi antarbudaya pasca tsunami: studi dramaturgis dalam kegiatan kemasyarakatan antar warga korban tsunami dan interaksi dengan orang asing di Banda Aceh (disertasi). Bandung: Universitas Padjadjaran.
  4. Conference’s Proceeding: Abdulah R. (2010). Interactions of sulforaphane and selenium in inhibiting human breast and prostate cancer cell lines proliferation. Proceedings of International Seminar and Expo on Jamu; 2010 November 5; Bandung, Indonesia. Indonesia: Universitas Padjadjaran.
  5. Online: Acevedo-Rodríguez P, Strong MT. (2012). Catalogue of the seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contrib Bot. 98: 1192. Available at: stream/handle/10088/17551/SCtB-0098.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y [accessed on October 2022]

Chapter Numbering

Title or chapter head, is an organizational tool that guides the reader in exploring the text. The mandatory chapter names are A. INTRODUCTION, B. METHODS, 3. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, 4. CONCLUSIONS, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, AUTHOR CONTRIBUTION, FUNDING and REFERENCES


The table presentation is placed in one column format and placed in the center of the page. Tables must be self-explanatory and understandable without having to refer to text or paragraphs in the text. All acronyms or abbreviations and terms must be accompanied by their descriptions in the descriptions below the table. Format for writing table numbers (Table 1, Table 2, ... etc) followed by the title of the table written in the Sentence case. The font size used in the table contents is 9 pt. Each table should be cited or referenced in the manuscript, for example "... Table 1 shows the results ....".


The image presentation is placed in 1 column format and placed in the center of the page. Each picture must be accompanied by an explanation. The image is titled at the bottom of the image. Format for writing picture numbers (Figure 1, Figure 2, ... etc) followed by an image title written in Sentence case. Images that come from scanned or digital photos must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Each image must be cited or referenced in the text, for example "... Picture 1 shows the difference ...".


Equations must be centered and numbered consecutively in parentheses to the right of the margin, for example (1). Each equation must be cited or referenced in the text. It is recommended to use Microsoft Equation Editor or MathType software when writing formulas.


Articles Submission

Submissions should be made online via Biocity Journal submission site. The article should be written using MS Word. Reviewing process will be conducted by the Board of Editor. Any correspondence will be addressed to the main author. The author should revise the article according to the reviewer advice. The Board of Editor are entitled to reject any articles which are not relevant to focus and scope of Biocity Journal, not up to date, or have been published in any other scientific publication.


  1. Mendeley (Mendeley User Guideline)
  2. Zotero
  3. Grammarly


Template can be found here: Journal Template.