Author Guidelines



BULLETIN of PLANTS AND MEDICINES RESEARCH is a primary scientific publication published by Center of Plantation Research and Development. This journal contain primary research on spices, medicines and aromatics commodities that have never been published on any publication media.

 Paper Submition

The submitted manuscript must has not been published or not being on evaluated process in other media; has been approved by the author team (attached by ethical statement) as the responsible parties for the manuscript. The publisher is not responsible for any claims or compensation requests for matters relating to the content of the manuscript.

Manuscript sent in the form of softcopy or electronic file through e-journal aplication. Regristration must sent to URL and attached with letter to the head Indonesian Spice dan Medicinal Crops Research Institute as Supplementary File. The letter addresed to Editorial Board of LITTRO Bulletin, Balai Penelitian Tanaman Obat dan Rempah at Jalan Tentara Pelajar No. 3, Bogor 16111, Telp. (0251) 8321879, Fax. (0251) 8327010, E-mail:

Each submitted script must follow the format in writing guidelines and template for author. Manuscripts whose format doesnt conform to the guidelines will not be processed and will be returned to the author to be customizable first. Each submitted script typed on HVS A4 paper on one page, margin border is 2 cm on all side of paper, letters font is Times New Roman with size 11, two spaces, while for table and picture using font size 9 with single spaced. Each page is numbered sequentially on the bottom right, maximum number of pages is 17 pages (including tables and pictures). Authors must follow the rules of writing in Indonesian language and in accordance with the guidelines from Development and Language Center.

                                                                                Manuscript Preparation

LITTRO Bulletin publish articles both in Indonesian and English. Use of term must follow the guidelines of Guidance and Language Development. Manuscript in Englist must follows English (U.S).

The manuscripts are arranged in the following order: Title, Author and Institution, Abstract (Indonesia), Keywords, Abstract (English), Keywords, Introduction, Material and Method, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment (if required), Bibliography and Appendices if required.


Brief, clear, discribe content of the manuscript, informative (not more than 15 words), written in Indonesian (all capital letters) and English (capital letters only the beginning of a sentence, italics). The Latin name of the plant/animal which has been familiar is not part of word in the title.

Author and Institution Writer: The name is written complete, not abbreviated, without title, written capital for each beginning of the word and the name of the first author is the lead author. Corresponding author or primary author includes a personal email address (corresponding author). The author's name for corresponding is underlined. Institution name and address comes with street name, zip code and city name. If the author is more than one and the address is different, then the address of each author is listed. Description of the author's address with the number of superscript form if the author is more than one institution.

Abstract: It is the main information of manuscript, which includes background, purpose, method (completed with location and time of research), result, conclusion, implication, suggestion, or follow up (optional). Abstract written in Indonesian and English maximum 250 words (Times New Roman, size11, single space). Abstract in English must accordance with standard rules and has been checked with Grammarly or other systems.

Keywords: Selected searchable words (maximum 5 keywords consist of compound words or words that indicate the essence of the manuscript). Ordered alphabetically, latin names are written at the beginning (no authors) and are not in the title and written in lowercase except the name of the genus of capital. Written in Indonesia and English.

Introduction: Contains background, formulation of problem to be solved, relevant bibliography, and purpose. The destination statement is written clearly in the last paragraph. Using the Mendeley program ( with Style University of Worcester-Harvard.

Material and Method: include location and time, experimental design, ways of implementation  and analysis method (written in sub-chapter), in aim other researchers can repeat the experiment. Sub chapter title written with capital at the beginning of a sentence with bold font. Research that conduct in field must supplemented with agroecologi  data such as elevation, soil type, rainfall and rainy day, climatic type and soil analysis (for fertilization research), Origin of seed gain / microbial / animal test etc must be mentioned, observation parameters are described following with statistical analysis.

Result and Discussion: Result written clearly, if necessary using table, graph, diagram, photo, painting/drawing, and illustration. Result written on several sub-chapter accordance to the information topic. Tittle of sub chappter titles is written with capital letter at the beginning of sentence with bold font. The discussion examines the data and explain its relation to the objectives and hypotheses and solution to proposed problem. The results are written first and then discussion, both arranged in a chapter.

1. Tittle of table written short, clear and independent. Tabel title written in Indonesian and English. The table is numbered accordance to description in the text. Table description written at the bottom of table. The table which contain result of  citation must be mentioned the source. Table which contain data of statistical analysis result should include the level of trust and equipped with CV, distinct notation written in lowercase.

2. Tittle of graph and picture written short, clear and independent, written in Indonesian and English. The picture tittle writen using capital letter in the beggining of sentence. The picture is numbered accordance to description in the text. The graphic data must attached and made using Micro-soft Excel. Picture in form of black and white or colour can be applied with contrast if it nessecary. Picture which contain result of  citation must be mentioned the source. Picture which contain data of statistical analysis result should include ratio of r2/ R2 and level of trust. Notation of fuction must written completely (axis x dan y).

3. Decimal writen using a comma (,) instead of a point (.),  maximum two numbers behind a comma.

4. The number of page of tables and pictures does not exceed 30% of the number of article pages.

Conclusion: Synthesis of results and discussion, briefly but clearly and answers the objectives, hypotheses and other findings during the research. Written in narrative form, one paragraph. Equipped with implications, suggestions, or follow-up on the results.

Acknowledgments: Addressed to those who have assisted the author in completing activities and funding. Written name of person [with title] and or name of institution, as well as type of its contribution.

References: Arranged alphabetically and contain author's name, year, title, title of issue or magazine, volume, serial number and page and city published. Reference which downloaded from website must be released by an authorized institution (not a blog or community), the website address and date of download. Reference must contain minimum 11, number of primary libraries ≥ 80%, current (last 10 years). The citation and refeerence arrange using Mendeley with the University of Worcester-Harvard Style. Must obliged at least one article from the Littro Bulletin.

Example of Reference


Bauerle, T.L., Richards, J.H., Smart, D.R. & Eissenstat, D.M. (2008) Importance of Internal Hydraulic Redistribution for Prolonging the Lifespan of Roots in Dry Soil. Plant, Cell and Environment. 31 (2), 177–186. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3040.2007.01749.x.


Ilyas, S. (2012) Ilmu dan Teknologi Benih. Bogor, IPB Press.

Articel part of a book:

Upreti, K.K. & Sharma, M. (2016) Role of Plant Growth Regulators in Abiotic Stress Tolerance. In: Rao,N.S. et al. (eds.) Abiotic Stress Physiology of Horticultural Crops. India, pp.19–46. doi:10.1007/978-81-322-2725-0.


Lebaudy, A., Vavasseur, A., Hosy, E., Dreyer, I., Leonhardt, N., Thibaud, J.-B., Véry, A.-A., Simonneau, T. & Sentenac, H. (2008) Plant Adaptation to Fluctuating Environment and Biomass Production Are Strongly Dependent on Guard Cell Potassium Channels.In: Chrispeels,M. (ed.) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105 (13), The National Academy of Sciences, pp.5271–5276. doi:10.1073/pnas.0709732105.

Paten cititation :

Nama Penemu paten, kata “penemu”; Lembaga pemegang paten. Tanggal publikasi paten (tanggal, bulan, tahun). Nama barang atau proses yang dipatenkan. Nomor paten.

Muchtadi, T.R., penemu; Institut Pertanian Bogor. 9 Maret 1993. Suatu Proses mencegah Penurunan Beta Karoten pada Minyak Sawit. ID 0 002 569.

Rules to write the author name in reference list  :

If the first outhor name more than one word :

J.C. Smith                               

Written  Smith, J.C.

F.W. Day Jr.                           

Written Day, F.W. Jr.

A.B. Toll III                           

Written Toll, A.B., III

E.C. Bate-Smith                    

Written Bate-Smith, E.C.

Richard C. De Long              

Written De Long, R.C.

A.J. de Lorenzo                     

Written de Lorenzo, A.J.

James M. van der Veen       

Written van der Veen, J.M.

Outhor name from China, for scientific publication is not write oppositely :

Chan Tai-Chen                     

Written Chan, T-C.

Lin Ke-Sheng                         

Written Lin, K-S.

In scientific publication of America and English, Chinase name is written oppositely

L. Ying Chang                       

Written Chang, Y.L

His Fam Fu                            

Written Fu, H.F.

Example of manuscript ready to printed (Proof draft)

Draft of manuscript which ready to be printed will send by email to correspondent author to be checked. The correction from author must be dilevered to Editorial Board of Littro Bulletin two days after recieved the email.

Example of text writting

Not international standart

Number one digit

Three repitation

Fourth varieties

Five months

One year


Number two digit

10 treatment

10 polybag

12 months

12 months


International Standart

Number 0ne digit

1 ml

2 m

2 kg or ... (ton)

5 menitu

5 second

5 °C

1 atm

5 ha atau ... m²

6 %


Number two digit

12 l

10 m

12 kg

10 detik

15 °C

25 ha

10 %


Example of two unit in one words

Example of

kg per ha written kg.ha-1

kg per m2 written kg.m-2

10 plant per ha written 10 plant/ha

10 g per plant written 10 g/plant


Download template naskah disini


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. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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