Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Biosainsdik : Jurnal Biologi Sains dan Kependidikan is an open access journal published twice a year in June and November by the Department of Biology Education, Faculty of Islamic Religion, University of Muhammadiyah Aceh.

This journal focuses on pure Biology research and Biology learning research at all levels of education units.

The scope of this journal is (but is not limited to): Research in the field of pure biology with various perspectives including biodiversity, biostatistics, ecology, morphology, physiology, behavior, microbiology, histology, genetics and biotechnology. Research in the field of Biology Education includes learning concepts, lesson plans, learning models, curriculum, school management and management of biology or science laboratories, evaluation and assessment of Biology learning, as well as other studies for the scope of Biology education.


Section Policies


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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Publication Ethics

Biosainsdik: Journal Biologi Sains dan Kependidikan  (ISSN 2807-873X) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Biology Tadris Study Program, Faculty of Islamic Religion, University of Muhammadiyah Aceh. This statement describes the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, editor-in-chief, editorial board, peer-reviewers and publishers.


Ethical Guidelines for Published Journals

The publication of peer-reviewed articles in Biosainsdik : Jurnal Biologi Sains dan Kependidikan, University of  Muhammadiyah Aceh is an important part of developing a coherent and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the author's work and the institutions that support it. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree on standards of ethical behavior that are expected for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, journal editors, peer-reviewed, publishers and the public.


Biology Tadris Study Program, University of Muhammadiyah Aceh as publisher of Biosainsdik : Jurnal Biologi Sains dan Kependidikan  carries out guardianship duties in all stages of publishing very seriously and we recognize ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.


Publication Decision

The editor is responsible for deciding which articles are submitted to the journal for publication. Editors may be guided by the discretion of the journal's editorial board and limited by applicable legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.


Fair play

Editors evaluate manuscripts at all times for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, nationality or political philosophy of the authors.



The editor and any editorial staff may not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the authors, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other editorial advisors and appropriate publishers.


Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript may not be used in the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.


Reviewer's Task

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer reviews assist editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also assist authors in improving articles.



Any selected decision-maker who feels qualified to review the research reported in the manuscript or knows that rapid review is not possible should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.



Any manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document, may not be displayed or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.


Objectivity Standard

Reviews must be carried out objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Decision makers must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.


Source Acknowledgment

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statements of observation, derivation, or argument that have been previously reported must be accompanied by the relevant citation. Reviewers should also call the editor's attention for any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and other published papers of their personal knowledge.


Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Confidential information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, other relationships or connections with the authors, companies, or institutions linked to the article.


Writer's Task


Authors of the original research report must present an accurate account of the work done as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be presented accurately in the article. An article must contain sufficient references to allow others to cite it. Statements that are deceptive or intentionally inaccurate are unethical and unacceptable behavior.


Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work, and if the author has used the work and/or words of others it must be appropriately cited.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publications

An author may not publish a manuscript describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or major publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.

Source Acknowledgment

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others should always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.


Manuscript Authorization

Writing should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported research. Everyone who has made a significant contribution must be listed as a co-author. If there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or listed as contributors. The relevant authors must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and have agreed to its submission for publication.


Danger to Human or Animal Subject

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author should clearly identify these in the manuscript.



Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All authors must disclose in their manuscript any substantive financial or interest conflicts that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.


Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the manuscript.