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Author Guidelines

Journal of Microbial Systematics and Biotechnology (JMSB) is the international journal of microbial diversity and microbial technology which publishes research articles, reviews, and methodologies of microbial-based technology; and taxonomic articles such as monographs, new species, new notes, new records, checklists related to microbial diversity. The official language is English. Every manuscript submitted to JMSB will be published as soon as the editor receives it, and through the peer review process.


Articles should be submitted by one of the authors (corresponding author) through the online system. Author must have a Username/Password for Journal of Microbial Systematics and Biotechnology before submitting the manuscript. The format of submitted manuscript format should be in the form of Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf) (the template can be downloaded here).

In general, the manuscript (including footnotes for drawings) should be written using Times New Roman, 12 pt, single space. Latin names for species, genera, and above levels should be written in italic form. No special format should be used. All pages must be numbered on the bottom right of each page. Fungal new species must be provided with MycoBank Number (see or Index Fungorum Number (see For articles containing phylogenetic analyzes or molecular data, new DNA sequence data in the article should be provided with GenBank Accession Number (see The measurement unit should be presented in a simple and concise manner using the International System of Units (SI).

There is no page limit for submitted articles. The submission process conducted by more than one authors in the same article will not be accepted or processed. Author who submits articles will be responsible during the submission and peer review process. JMSB only accepts articles in accordance with the regulations set by the JMSB. Articles that are not prepared in accordance with existing templates will be returned to the author for immediate revision. If there are some technical difficulties related to the online publication process, the authors may contact for assistance.

Terms of Submission

Articles submitted to JMSB are manuscripts that have not been published in other journals and/or other publications, and are not in the process of publication by other journals and/or other publications. The corresponding author must be responsible that the submitted article has been approved by all co-authors. In addition, the authors must ensure that the manuscripts originating from a particular institution must obtain the approval of the relevant institution. The correspondence and proof process will be sent to the author before the article is ready to be published.

Peer Review

All manuscripts submitted will be peer reviewed and are expected to meet good academic quality standards. If approved by the editor, the article will continue with a review by the reviewer team, whose identity will be unknown to the author (blind review).

Concurrent Submissions

To ensure the diversity of articles in Journals, author is limited in submitting articles as many as two articles at a time. If the author has already submitted two articles that are being processed, then the author must wait until one of his articles is completed before submitting another article.

Article Processing Charges

JMSB is an open access journal. This allows publishers to make published material available for free to all interested visitors. There is no charge for all articles submitted to JMSB.

Title and Author Information

The information presented in the article or manuscript covers

  • Article title
  • Author's full name
  • Institution full address
  • Email address


The abstract should summarizes the basic content and important finding of the paper, and should not exceeds 300 words in a single paragraph. Please avoid abbreviations and references.


The introduction part should provides sufficient background information of the topic being investigated and present the objective of the study. Citations must be listed in chronological order (Dwidjoseputro & Frederick 1970, Saono et al. 1974, Prihatna & Suwanto 2007, Dewi & Aziz 2011). (Note: ‘&’ not ‘and’; no comma after authors; comma to separate citations].

Materials and Methods

The methods should be described in detail, or referenced to other work.


There should be no reference or citations in this part.


This is the part where authors can compare their work with other research and discuss their major findings.

Conflict of Interest

If there is a conflict of interest, the authors should write down the possibility of conflict of interest from the submitted article. If it does not exist, the authors should state that "The authors state no conflict of interest from this manuscript".


All acknowledgments or acknowledgments (if any) should be written at the end of the text before the references.

Author contributions

All authors contribution should be defined in this part. For each author, please indicates the types of contributions the author has made such as: design the experiment and analysis, collect the data, data contribution and analysis tools, analysis of the data, wrote the paper. Optionally, please define between the main contributors and member contributors in a short statement.


The author shall ensure that the information of each reference used is complete and accurate. All references must be cited in the manuscript.


Anon. 2001–2009. Mycobank database: fungal databases, nomenclature & species banks. (accessed 14 June 2019).

Elmer WH. 2012. Cultural practices. pp. 67-74, in Gullino ML, Katan J, Garibaldi A (Eds.), Fusarium wilts of greenhouse vegetable and ornamental crops, APS Press.

Barakat KM, Gohar YM. 2012. Antimicrobial agents produced by marine Aspergillus terreus var. africanus against some virulent fish pathogens. Indian J Microbiol 52(3), 366-372. DOI: 10.1007/s12088-012-0255-1

Gao J, Weng H, Zhu D, Mingxue Y, Fangxia G, Yu X. 2008. Production and characterization of cellulolytic enzymes from the thermoacidophilic fungal Aspergillus terreus M11 under solid-state cultivation of corn stover. Bioresource technology 99, 7623-7629. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2008.02.005.

Kirk P, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA. 2008. Ainsworth & Bisby’s Dictionary of the Fungi. 10th edn. CAB International, Wallingford, UK.

Simmonds NW. 1966. Bananas, 2nd ed. 512 pp. Longman, London.


If there are images in the manuscript, the authors must include all images in different files with the manuscript. All images must be categorized in the article and written in sequence. Images submitted in the form of EPS, Photoshop, TIFF, and JPEG. Images must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.


The table should be listed in sequence in the manuscript after the references part. Each table should have a title and description. If numeric measurements are performed, they should be mentioned in the columns section.


Manuscript that has been corrected after the review process must be returned within 5 days after receipt of the proofs by the author. The publisher will do everything possible to ensure proper publication. Therefore, the text of the manuscript and the figures must be in accordance with the writing style or the template of this journal.


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.

Copyright Notice

Copyright will be held by Indonesian Culture Collection (InaCC), Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). However, authors are encouraged to deposit their papers online and make them freely downloadable. They can also use their data and publish it elsewhere without permission from JMSB.


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