Author Guidelines

The complete guidelines can be downloaded at the Journal Template.

Type of Paper

  • Research article: These papers are fully documented, interpreted accounts of significant findings of original research and subdivided into sections (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion). Research Papers including abstracts, references, tables, and figures are limited to 10 to 15 pages.
  • Review article: These are critical and comprehensive reviews that provide new insights or interpretations of a subject through thorough and systematic evaluation of available evidence. We would not expect to receive a review paper shorter than ten pages.

How to Write the Title, the Name, and the Author's Address

Apply the Title style to the paper's title. This style has everything needed to define the title layout (font type and size, paragraph alignment, spacing). The title shall be 18 points Times New Roman type font, title case (Capitalize the first character of each text, except for the preposition), and centre-aligned.

Type the author's name with their initials followed by their last name—group authors by affiliation. If there is only one co-author with the same affiliation as the first author, use the word "and" to separate their names. Authors are written in Times New Roman 12-point font and centre-aligned. The author's affiliation must include company/institute/university, city, and country.

The Manuscript General Guidelines

The manuscript text's general guidelines are as follows:

  1. The manuscript is an authentic research result that has not been published yet in other publication media or publishing houses.
  2. The manuscript does not contain any elements of plagiarism. The editorial board will directly reject any text that indicates plagiarism.
  3. The manuscript that has been written under the guidelines of JAFI (in MS Word format, using the article template) must be submitted through the Online Submission System using the Open Journal System (OJS) on the Jurnal Inovasi Farmasi Indonesia (JAFI). Then, register as the author.
  4. The manuscript online submission can be viewed in part by following the online submission guidelines below.
  5. The manuscript, inappropriate with Jurnal Inovasi Farmasi Indonesia (JAFI) writing guidelines, will be returned to the author before reviewing.
  6. The manuscript should contain several aspects of a scientific article as follows (subtitle the order), which are: (a) the title of the article, (b) the author's name (no academic title), (c) the affiliated author's address, (d) the author's email, (e) the abstract and the keywords, (f) the introduction, (g) the research method, (h) the results of the research, (i) the discussion of the research finding, (j) the conclusion, (k) acknowledgment, and (l) the references.
  7. The chapter heading is written in 12-point Times New Roman type font. Capital characters at the beginning of words and automatic numbering will be given to the chapter heading. The section heading is written in 12-point Times New Roman font.
  8. The manuscript has to be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English. The manuscript should consist of ten (10) to fifteen (15) pages, including pictures and tables. The manuscript text should be written using this article template in camera-ready mode. The article is written on A4-sized papers (210x297 mm), with mirror margins on the left at 2,54 cm, right margins at 2,54 cm, and top and bottom margins at 2,54 cm. Use the one-column page layout for the whole text in the paper.
  9. The text of the articles must be in Times New Roman type 12 point, single line spacing. Use 12-point font for the table captions, the figure captions, the references, the abstract, and keywords.
  10. Words from uncommon or foreign languages are stated in Italics. Use italics also for journal or book titles, Latin words (et al.), and parameters in mathematics except for functions (log, ln, sin, cos, max., d in dx, etc). Never use the bold typeface except to cite tables or figures. Never underline any text.
  11. The tables and pictures should be located close to the first reference to them in the text and number them consecutively. Tables and pictures are written in 12-point Times New Roman type font. You may use a smaller font size (10 points) in tables.

The Guidelines for The Manuscript Body Text

The title of the manuscript should be informative and written both briefly and clearly. It cannot have multiple interpretations. It has to be pinpointed with the issues that will be discussed. The beginning word is written in capital case and symmetrically. The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviation. The main ideas should be written first and followed then by their explanations. The article title should be written within a maximum of 20 (twenty) words (in English).

Abstract: A concise and factual abstract (100 to 150 words) is required. The abstract should briefly state the background, purpose of the research, research method, principal results, major conclusions, and contribution. It is written in single-line spacing and 11 points in Times New Roman.

Keywords: Keywords are a tool for indexers and search engines to find relevant papers. If database search engines can find your journal manuscript, readers will be able to find it too. This will increase the number of people reading your manuscript and likely lead to more citations.

Introduction: The introduction must consist of the background of the study, state of the art, gap analysis, aim of the study, and contribution. The background is one or two paragraphs explaining why this study was conducted. State-of-the-art literature studies lead to a knowledge gap among existing studies. The state of the art should be a guide to finding a novelty of the study. Gap analysis is a statement to describe findings from the state of the art and the emergency reason why a study is important to be conducted. The gap analysis must state that the study has never been conducted elsewhere. The last paragraph should contain the study's aim generated from gap analysis. The last sentences in The Introduction should state the possible contribution of the study to the existing literature or situation.

Methods: The methods section should describe what was done to answer the research question, describe how it was done, justify the experimental design, and explain how the results were analyzed. Scientific writing is direct and orderly. In the methods section, it is customary to use a form of the simple past tense to describe what the author did in their study. Passive voice is often used. Examples: Compaction and shear strength were tested in the laboratory using standard procedures. In the method, it is important to describe the type of research, what kind of data and how data is collected and selected your data, how data is analyzed, any tools or materials used in the research, and the rationale for choosing these methods. References should support the reason for selecting a method.

Result and Discussion: The results section should include the study's findings and ONLY the study's findings. The findings include data presented in tables, charts, graphs, and other figures (maybe placed among research text or on a separate page). A contextual analysis of this data explains its meaning in sentence form. The results section should state the findings without bias or interpretation and be arranged logically. Typically, most of the sentences in the results section will be in the past tense, some in the present tense, and very few, if any, will be in the future tense. The pdiscussion aimsto interpret and describe the significance of the study's findings in light of what was already known about the research problem being investigated and to explain any new understanding or fresh insights about the problem after the study has considered the findings. To do this, follow three important suggestions: answer those questions posed in the introduction (central research questions); show how the results support the answers and explain how the answers fit relative to the existing body of knowledge about the subject. In the discussion section, the past tense is generally used to summarize the findings. However, the present tense should be used when interpreting the results or describing the significance of the findings.

Conclusions: The conclusion should be written in one paragraph. The conclusion must summarize the whole paper and explain its main purpose. Important things to write in conclusion: Restate the hypothesis or research question; restate major findings; the study's contribution to the existing literature, highlight any limitations in the study and state future directions for research/recommendations. 

Acknowledgment: Thanks to those who are involved and have contributed to the process of carrying out research and writing scientific papers, such as institutions or research institutions or institutions that finance and assist in this research process. 

References: This part must list all the references used in the article. 

The Guidelines for the Citations and References

Every text citation must be listed under the heading "References" at the end of the text. All the references (minimum 15) used in the article must be listed in this part. In this part, all the used references must be taken from primary sources (scientific journal articles). The number of journal articles is at least 80% of all the references and published in the last ten (10) years. The reference must be in IEEE style. All the cited references in the article taken from the other author's articles should attach the reference sources. Please reference the author's name, title, publisher, volume, issue, page, year, and DOI.

Authorship Agreement (for Publishing)

The authors must agree to transfer the publishing copyrights of the article to Jurnal Inovasi Farmasi Indonesia (JAFI). This agreement is effective if and when the article is accepted for publication in Jurnal Inovasi Farmasi Indonesia (JAFI).

Jurnal Inovasi Farmasi Indonesia (JAFI), the Editorial Teams, and the Peer-Reviewers make every effort to ensure that no wrong or misleading data, opinions, or statements are published in the journal. In any way, the contents of the articles and advertisements published in the Jurnal Inovasi Farmasi Indonesia (JAFI) are the sole and exclusive responsibility of their respective authors and advertisers.