Maximus: Journal of Biological and Life Sciences is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal that publishes original research across all biology and life sciences areas. A primary aim of the journal is to provide scientific information on the initial research results, focused on biological and life sciences cases such as plant and animal biology, genetic and microbiology, biotechnology, and social and environmental science, by publishing biannually in March and October. A manuscript on the Sumatra biological resources will be strongly considered to be published. Maximus: Journal of Biological and Life Sciences is fully supported by the Biology Study Program of Institut Teknologi Sumatera.