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Author Guidelines

All correspondences and inquiries are addressed to the Chief Editor. Meanwhile, authors are asked to provide manuscripts as electronic files, as with such files, formatting requirements are few: a) Use MS Word 2016 or 365, double-spaced, 10 pt Tahoma, maximum of 20 pages b) Use Indonesian or English U.S. as the language, c) Indent or space between all paragraphs, d) Use the metric system throughout, and e) Avoid text footnotes, as they should be incorporated into the text. The manuscript needs to be arranged in such a way that all new sections begin on new pages. Meanwhile three or more reviewers are provided, and at least two of which are from a different university than the authors.

TITLE

It needs to be brief, while also being informative and indicating the main point(s) of the paper, with a maximum 14 words.

AUTHORS NAME

This needs to be complete but without any title, and accompanied by the author and affiliation address. Furthermore, any corresponding author needs to provide and use an e-mail address unique to themselves and not one that is shared with another registered author or department.

ABSTRACT

A concise and factual abstract which briefly states the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions is needed. In addition, since an abstract is often presented separately from the article, it needs to be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but when essential, the author(s) and year(s) need(s) to be cited. Furthermore, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but when essential they need to be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. Finally, the abstract need not exceed 300 words, has to be constructed in 1 paragraph, and written in two languages, Indonesian and English.

KEYWORD(S)

This/these need to be provided below the abstract to help with the electronic search (3-5 words).

INTRODUCTION

The Introduction section needs to explain:

  • The background to the study
  • The aims
  • A summary of the existing literature
  • The reason why the study was necessary

METHODS

The methods section needs to include:

  • The aim, design and setting of the study
  • The characteristics of participants or description of materials
  • A clear description of all processes and methodologies employed, which involves using generic names. In addition, when proprietary brands are used in research, the brand names in parentheses need to be included
  • The type of statistical analysis used, including a power calculation when appropriate
  • Studies involving human participants, or data or tissue from animals need to include statement on ethics approval and consent.

RESULT AND DISCUSSION

The results and discussion needs to include the findings of the study, including, when appropriate, results of statistical analysis, which needs to be added either in the text or as tables and figures. Furthermore, this section needs to discuss the implications of the findings in the context of existing research, and also highlight the limitations of the study.

CONCLUSION

This needs to clearly state the main conclusions and provide an explanation of the importance and relevance of the study to the field. Furthermore, it has to be written in a paragraph.

AKNOWLEDGEMENT

Make sure to acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the article and does not meet the criteria for authorship, including all who provided professional writing services or materials. Nevertheless, authors need to obtain permission to acknowledge from all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements section.

REFERENCES

Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Meanwhile, unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references

The minimum requirement is to provide the full URL, and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, when known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), needs to also be provided. In addition, web references can be included in the reference list.

Example: AOAC. (2002). Guidelines for single laboratory validation of chemical methods for dietary supplements and botanicals. AOAC International, 1–38.

Reference management software

Users of Mendeley Desktop can easily install the reference style for this journal by clicking the following link: http://csl.mendeley.com/searchByName/?style. Furthermore, when preparing the manuscript, the author will then be able to select this style using the Mendeley plug-ins for Microsoft Word or LibreOffice. All publications cited in the text needs to be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. In addition, the number of references range from 15 to 25 positions. Finally, the manuscript needs to be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of authors' names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list.

MATHEMATICS

Make sure to use italic for variables, bold for vector and matrices, script for transforms, and san serif for tensors. Furthermore, use superscripts and subscripts in superior or inferior position, and also, do not use raised and lowered fonts.

TABLES

Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Furthermore, every table needs to have a title, and all columns, headings. Column headings must be arranged in such as way that their relation to the data is clear, and refers to the column below. In addition, footnotes need to be indicated by superscript, and lowercase letters, while each table, cited in the text. Tables need to be placed next to the relevant text in the article, and they should be numbered consecutively, in accordance with their appearance in the text. In addition, all table notes need to be placed below the table body, sparing needs to be carried out in their use, and it should be ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Finally, avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.

FIGURES

Make sure to submit figures as editable graph and not as images. Furthermore, cite each figure in numerical orders in text, and clearly mark out the orientation on figure, when questionable. Ensure that each illustration has a caption, and provide them separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Meanwhile, keep text in the illustrations to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. Indicate latitude and longitude on maps, and all color figures, foldouts, pocket maps, and more can be accommodated. However, the costs of color for publishing these special features must be borne by the author.

COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL

It is the author's responsibility to obtain any necessary permission to reproduce figures or tables from copyrighted sources. This includes any figures redrawn but basically unaltered or with only slight modifications. When excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) need(s) to obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article.

PRIVACY STATEMENT

The names and email addresses entered into this journal's site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal, and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

SUBMISSION DECLARATION AND VERIFICATION

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously, except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint, that is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. In addition, authors approve that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Guideline for Online Submission

Authors need to first register through the following address: https://jurnal.ugm.ac.id/agritech/user/register, before they are offered a reviewer. On the site, they are expected to be as detailed as possible in places that are marked with stars in the form. After all the form's textboxes are filled, author are to click on the "Register" button to proceed in the registration. Doing this brings them to the online author submission interface, where they are expected to click on "New Submission" button. In the Start a New Submission section, click on "'Click Here', to go to step one of the five-step submission process" which include:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: The author needs to check-mark on the submission checklists and type or copy-paste the cover letter to "Comments for the Editor".
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file icon and choose the manuscript document file (.doc/.docx) to be submitted, then click the "Upload" button until the file has been uploaded.
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detailed authors metadata needs to be entered, including marked corresponding author. Furthermore, the manuscript title and abstract needs to be uploaded by copying the text and pasting it in the text box including keywords.
  4. Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file needs to be uploaded, including Covering/Submission Letter, and the Signed Statement of Originality Form. Therefore, click on the Browse button, choose the files, and then click on the Upload button.
  5. Step 5 – Confirming the Submission: The Author needs to final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step (to make sure it is the right manuscript), and then click on the Finish Submission button to submit it. The corresponding author or the principal contact will then receive an acknowledgment by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging into this journal’s web address site.

After submission, the authors will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, they are able to track their submission status at any time by logging into the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes a status of manuscript review and editorial process. Whenever authors have any problem with the online submission, they can please contact the Editorial Office through the following email: agritech@ugm.ac.id.

 

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 manuscript fits the Aims and Scope of agriTECH
  2. The research is original and has not been published previously – Please see "Statement of Originality"
  3. Manuscript is prepared in accordance with author guidelines and template
  4. The text is written in good English or Bahasa Indonesia
  5. Manuscript text is divided into numbered sections, line and page numbers are added, and texts are double spaced
  6. An ethical statement is required for experiments involving humans or animals
  7. Conflict of interest statement is included at the end of the manuscript
  8. The number of figures and tables combined does not exceed a total of 6, but when they exceed this number, the additional tables and figures can be submitted as supplementary material
  9. All relevant and updated references need to be provided in the Reference list
  10. Cover letter which introduces the article and explains the novelty of the research needs to be prepared.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors that publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain their copyright and grant this journal the right of first publication, with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication by this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate or additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (example, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (example, in institutional repositories or on their website) as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of the published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 750000.00 (IDR)
When a paper is accepted for publication, authors are asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover the publications costs.