Author Guidelines

Manuscript Format

The manuscript should be uploaded to IJOTA system and arranged in IJOTA standard format, Title, Authors, Address and Email, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Result and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment, and References. Typed at Microsoft Word in the white paper of A4 size, in a single column, a spaceline, 11 px of Tahoma font size and should be given line numbers. Margins on all four sides are 3 cm. Maximum pages of manuscript not more than 18 pages. Please use our article template, download it here.

Manuscript Title

Title, consist of no more than 20 words. It should be written clearly and concisely in describing the contents of the research.


The manuscript has the main author and co-authors with the full name of the author and co-authors (no abbreviation), includes email addresses clearly each author.

Give a brief introduction to the research. Identify scientific names of plants, other organisms, and chemicals. The abstract should not be more than 200 characters which have no reference and accompanied keywords. The abstract must be integrated and independent which consists of introduction, purpose, methods, results, conclusion, and suggestion.


The keywords and phrases following the Abstract should be alphabetically arranged and should reflect the contents of the paper. The manuscript should have keywords 3-5 words or phrases.

Presents brief and clear information concerning the background, aim, and purpose of the research.

Materials and Methods

It should mention the time and place of the research. All materials and methods that used such as chemical for analysis, treatment, and experimental design must be explained briefly but clearly.

Results and Discussion

The result and discussion must be written in the same part. They should be presented continuously start from the main result to the supporting results and equipped with a discussion. The unit of measurement used should follow the prevailing international system. All figures and tables in the manuscript should be original, active, and able to be edited by the editor.


The conclusion should be explained clearly based on the results of the research described in the manuscript.


Mention the grant source or/and the person to whom the grant was given. Name the person to help your research or compile the manuscript.


Each reference must be accompanied by an active link that refers to the original journal or doi link. the number of references used is not less than 20 references with 80% being journal articles. All references mentioned should be written down in reference using American Psychological Association (APA) style. The most of references are primary ones (last five years). Unpublished data and personal communication should not be cited as literature citations but given in the text in parentheses. “In Press” articles that have been accepted for publication may be cited in references. Include in the citation the journal in which the “in press” article will appear and the publication date if a date is available. The Author must use a reference manager, such as Mendeley, Zotero, or Endnote.