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Author Guidelines

I. How to submit manuscripts

Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts by e-mail ( or electronically by using the online submission system available at This site will guide authors through the submission process. The editorial office will acknowledge receipt of the manuscript. In case of difficulty, please contact the editorial office ( Editors will decide, within 14 days, whether to further process the paper for the refereeing stage.

When submitting a manuscript, the corresponding author must confirm the following in writing:

  • All authors listed have read and approved the material being submitted.
  • The text and findings reported therein are wholly the work of the authors and those acknowledged.
  • The manuscript submitted or the data contained therein has not been published or accepted for publication in any other journal and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.


Papers may be returned to authors for revision. Authors will be given up to three weeks after receipt of the reviewers' comments to revise their papers. Revisions must be submitted within three weeks through the online submission system under the heading “Submit Manuscript Online”. Please refer to the user manual for information about online submission. A paper will be automatically rejected if the revision is not submitted within three weeks.


Papers may be rejected, but authors are allowed to resubmit them, provided that significant improvements have been made. Resubmissions will be treated as new submissions.


II. File formats

Prepare the text in Microsoft Word (.docx).

Type the body paragraphs of the manuscript with size 11 Times New Roman font, single-spaced, left and right-aligned, on one-sided pages and on A4 paper (210 mm x 297 mm).

The text of the manuscript (including title page, abstracts, main text, and references)  should be in a single word file. Each figure should be labeled with a figure number.

Manuscripts that do not follow the "File Formats" and "Organization and Styles of Manuscripts" are not suitable for editorial review or publication and will be returned to the authors.

III. Organization and Styles of manuscripts

Article Template and Article Example

Articles are full-length research reports that contain detailed descriptions of experimental or theoretical work with clear interpretation and discussion of the theoretical and/or experimental results and data. Articles should be structured under the section headings Abstract (English and Indonesian), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgment, and References.

Title page

The organization shown below should be followed (in the order given):

a. Title of the paper (title case, 14 pt, bold, centered)

b. Author name(s) (12 pt)

c. Author affiliation(s) (12 pt)

d. Address(es) of the institution(s) at which the work was performed (11 pt)

e. Name, postal and e-mail addresses, and phone and fax numbers of the corresponding author to whom the revision or galley proofs of the paper are to be sent. (11 pt)

The title should be brief and should not exceed 20 words. The affiliation address for each author should be indicated by superscript Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.).


Abstract (9 pt, bold)

Articles must include an abstract of 200 words or fewer. The abstract should not repeat the information already present in the title.

The abstract should be written in English and in Bahasa Indonesia.


Keywords (9 pt, italics)

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords written in alphabetical order. Please avoid general terms, multiple concepts (avoid, for example, and or of), and abbreviations. Only abbreviations firmly established in the field are eligible.


Introduction (11 pt, bold)

The Introduction presents the purpose of the studies reported and their relationship to earlier work in the field. It should not be an extensive review of the literature. Use only those references required to provide the most salient background to allow the readers to understand and evaluate the purpose and results of the present study without referring to previous publications on the topic.


Materials and Methods (11 pt, bold)

The Materials and Methods sections should be brief, but they should include sufficient technical information to allow the experiments to be repeated by a qualified reader. Only new methods should be described in detail. Cite previously published procedures in References.


Results (11 pt, bold)

The Results section should include the rationale or design of the experiments as well as the results of the experiments. Results can be presented in figures, tables, and text. Reserve extensive discussion of the results for the Discussion section.


Discussion (11 pt, bold)

The Discussion section should be an interpretation of the results rather than a repetition of the Results section. The Results and Discussion sections may be combined into one section when substantial redundancy cannot be avoided if they are put into two separate sections or when a long discussion is not warranted.


Acknowledgments (11 pt, bold)

Place Acknowledgments, including information on the source of any financial support, received for the work being published.


References (11 pt, bold)

The References section must include all relevant published works, and all listed references must be cited in the text.

References should be written in alphabetical order.

Within the text, cite listed references, by author name and year. The author(s) must check the accuracy of all reference numbers, as the JFU will not be responsible for incorrect in-text reference citations.

Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture8(3), 207–217.

  • Parenthetical citation: (Grady et al., 2019)
  • Narrative citation: Grady et al. (2019)

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 ONE13(3), Article e0193972.

  • Parenthetical citation: (Jerrentrup et al., 2018)
  • Narrative citation: Jerrentrup et al. (2018)

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.

  • Parenthetical citations: (Jackson, 2019; Sapolsky, 2017; Svendsen & Løber, 2020)
  • Narrative citations: Jackson (2019), Sapolsky (2017), and Svendsen and Løber (2020)


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


  • Parenthetical citation: (Kushilevitz & Malkin, 2016)
  • Narrative citation: Kushilevitz and Malkin (2016)


Lyons, D. (2009, June 15). Don’t ‘iTune’ us: It’s geeks versus writers. Guess who’s winning. Newsweek153(24), 27.


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 


  • Parenthetical citations: (Lyons, 2009; Schaefer & Shapiro, 2019; Schulman, 2019)
  • Narrative citations: Lyons (2009), Schaefer and Shapiro (2019), and Schulman (2019)

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.

  • Parenthetical citation: (National Cancer Institute, 2019)
  • Narrative citation: National Cancer Institute (2019)

The following types of references are not valid for listing in the References section:

  • Unpublished data
  • Personal communication manuscripts in preparation or submitted pamphlets
  • Abstracts
  • Material that has not been subjected to peer review.



Tables should be typewritten in the main text and preferably in an appropriate font size to fit each table on a separate page. Each table must be numbered with Arabic numerals (e.g., Table 1, Table 2) and include a title. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.), not symbols. Do not use vertical rulings in the tables. Each column in a table must have a heading, and abbreviations, when necessary, should be defined in the footnotes.


Figures should be provided in  the main text. Use Arabic numerals to number all figures (e.g., Figure 1, Figure 2) according to their sequence in the text. The figure number must appear well outside the boundaries of the image itself. Multipart figures should be indicated with uppercase and bold font letters (A, B, C, etc.) without parenthesis, both on the figure itself and in the figure legends.

IV. Nomenclatures, units, abbreviations, and symbols

Nomenclatures and abbreviations for chemical and biochemical agents, microorganisms, enzymes, proteins, and genes should follow the Instruction to Authors for journals published by the American Society for Microbiology (available online at

All abbreviations should be defined on their first use in the text only; do not repeat the definition of abbreviations thereafter. Note that the JFU uses the following specific design styles:

  • American spelling (e.g., labeling, sulfur, nonspecific, antiviral)
  • SI units (System International d'Unites)
  • g/mL (i.e., backslash for "per," rather than g mL -1)
  • Km, Vmax, I0 (i.e., subscripted, non-italicized)
  • Centrifugal force should be preferably expressed as ×g, rather than rpm
  • L-amino acid, D-amino acid (i.e., LD in small caps)
  • natto, kimchi (i.e., foreign-named bioproducts in lowercase letters and italicized)



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. One author designated as corresponding author.
  2. e-mail address of the corresponding author.
  3. Manuscript should be no more than 7 pages (including tables, figures and references).
  4. All tables (including title, description, and footnotes) and figures are provided in a single file with the main text for initial submission.
  5. References are in the correct format for this journal.
  6. All references mentioned in References are cited in the text and vice versa.
  7. 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).
  8. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.

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1. License

The non-commercial use of the article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution license as currently displayed on Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

2. Author’s Warranties

The author warrants that the article is original, written by stated author(s), has not been published before, contains no unlawful statements, does not infringe the rights of others, is subject to copyright that is vested exclusively in the author and free of any third party rights, and that any necessary written permissions to quote from other sources have been obtained by the author(s).

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JFU's spirit is to disseminate articles published are as free as possible. Under the Creative Commons license, JFU permits users to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work for non-commercial purposes only. Users will also need to attribute authors and JFU on distributing works in the journal.

4. Rights of Authors

Authors retain the following rights:

  • Copyright, and other proprietary rights relating to the article, such as patent rights,
  • The right to use the substance of the article in future own works, including lectures and books,
  • The right to reproduce the article for own purposes, provided the copies are not offered for sale,
  • The right to self-archive the article.

5. Co-Authorship

If the article was jointly prepared by other authors, the signatory of this form warrants that he/she has been authorized by all co-authors to sign this agreement on their behalf, and agrees to inform his/her co-authors of the terms of this agreement.

6. Termination

This agreement can be terminated by the author or JFU upon two months’ notice where the other party has materially breached this agreement and failed to remedy such breach within a month of being given the terminating party’s notice requesting such breach to be remedied. No breach or violation of this agreement will cause this agreement or any license granted in it to terminate automatically or affect the definition of JFU.

7. Royalties

This agreement entitles the author to no royalties or other fees. To such extent as legally permissible, the author waives his or her right to collect royalties relative to the article in respect of any use of the article by JFU or its sublicensee.

8. Miscellaneous

JFU will publish the article (or have it published) in the journal if the article’s editorial process is successfully completed and JFU or its sublicensee has become obligated to have the article published. JFU may conform the article to a style of punctuation, spelling, capitalization, referencing and usage that it deems appropriate. The author acknowledges that the article may be published so that it will be publicly accessible and such access will be free of charge for the readers.



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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee (max 15% discount). We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.