Instruction for Authors

Borneo Science Journal publishes original research and review papers. Research papers should not exceed 3000 words in length however a Review paper may reach to 5000 words.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript should strictly follow the given instruction below. In general the manuscript contains the Title followed by Author(s) name(s), Author(s) affiliation(s), Abstract (about 200 words), 4-5 Keywords and the Text body. Authors name should be appeared in full. Author and co-author(s) affiliation(s) should be numbered and placed accordingly before their names in the authors list. Corresponding author should be highlighted by an asterisk beside the name. Please provide at least an e-mail, a telephone and facsimile number of the corresponding author for current and future communications. Artworks and tables should be successively numbered and inserted in the text body. Title page and text should be presented in single column format. The font of the journal is Times New Roman with 11 pt size. For headings the fonts are bold and sub-headings follow italic bolds. The title of the manuscript follows the same font but bold in pt 12 size.


The language of the journal is English. If English is not your native language please consulate to a native speaking person for assistance. Borneo Science does not recommend any specific English editor however it can be found worldwide in relevant websites.


should be in bold and CAPITAL LETTERS. Title should be concise and clearly represent the objective(s) and findings of the study.


should be presented in italic format and includes the significant finding(s) with data evidence(s) and concise conclusion of the study.


are limited to 5 words only and adequately index the subject matter.

Art Work

should be submitted in separate files. The journal accepts files in JPG, JPEG, PSD and TIF formats for all illustrations including graphs, maps and charts. The sizes of artworks should not be smaller than the actual printing sizes. The quality of the figures should follow at least 320 × 320 dot per inch (DPI) of resolution.


should be numbered according to their order of appearance in the text. Each table should be submitted on a separate sheet.

Text body

should be typed in double space format and sub-divided into the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgements, References and Appendixes (if any).


should include properly related literature reviews and precisely present the objectives of the study. Avoid long introduction that cause limitations on other parts of your manuscript. Sub-headings are not permitted within this section.

Materials and Methods

should be comprehensive and in order to provide details for readers of the paper to reproduce the experiments. All applied techniques and methodologies used in the study should follow standard references and related citations unless the paper aims to study and develop a new method.

Results and Discussion

may be split into sub headings. Achieved data from the study should be unified and be presented in coherent sequence. The journal prefers statistically analyzed data. Data should be either presented in tables or graphs. Avoid double presentations of the data in tables and graphs/curves unless comes as highlighted figure. The journal encourages you to prepare necessary illustration within the text. You may have additional data in forms of tables and figures to be presented to your audiences please include as an annex. The discussion should be clear and supported by relevant evidences. Avoid long, sophisticated and confusing discussions.


Authors are required to provide conclusion of their study in this section. This part should show the exact achievements of the research.


provides name(s) of individuals who contributed to the work described in the manuscript but do not fulfil the requirement(s) for the authorship. The sponsor(s) and fund provider individual/group/organization for the study should be acknowledged in this section.


of tables and figures should also be submitted on separate sheets.


should be cited in the text by the surname of the author and the year (Jones, 2011). For two authors there should be surnames and the year of report (John and Erwin, 2011). In case of more than two authors, surname of the first author followed by et al, and the year should be cited in the text (Smith et al, 2011). In case of same author(s) in a year, they should be presented in alphabetical sequences (Edward et al, 2008a; Edward et al, 2008b). References in languages other than English must be referred to by an English translation. In the list of references at the end of the paper, full and complete references should be given in the following style and punctuation, arranged alphabetically by first author’s surname. Indentation should be applied for list of references by hanging (0.5 cm) after the first line.

Journal Articles

Dayre, M. & Girand, A. 1986. Mechanical Properties of Granodiorite from Laboratory. Engineering Geology: 23: 109-124.


Monson, R. R. 1980. Occupational Epidemiology. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC press.

Chapter in a book:

Taniguchi, N., Takagi, M. & Mikita, K. 1999. Microsatellite DNA Markers for Monitoring Genetic Change in Hatchery Stocks of Red Sea Bream (Pagrus major): a case study. In Genetics in Sustainable Fisheries Management (Mustafa, S., ed.), Oxford, UK: Fishing News Book (Blackwell Science): 206-218.

Unpublished research including online and personal communication should not be given in the Text and Reference sections.


is provided as an online file for you if you have additional and supportive evidences such as documents, figures, adopted regulations, photos and tables. We encourage you to label those files as annex (I,II, etc) before submission.

Borneo Science Journal

was previously publishing in both English and Bahasa Malay (Malaysian language) but since 2011 the editorial board has decided to provide unique medium of communication to international audiences, reviewers and readers of the journal.

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