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Author Guidelines


Indonesian Journal of Agricultural Science (IJAS) publishes primary research articles of current research topics, not simultaneously submitted to nor previously published in other scientific or technical journals. General review articles and short communications will not be accepted. The journal maintains strict standards of content, presentation, and reviewing. The official language of the journal is English. The manuscript should be prepared in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of them). Author(s) of non-native English speakers are encouraged to get help from colleagues who have good English. The journal does not provide any English assistant services in correcting the manuscript. All manuscripts are firstly screened on their topic suitability and language quality. The journal is free open access and free of charge. For more information, please contact the editorial office.



Please see our information pages on Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement



The journal will consider papers from any source if they make an original contribution to the experimental or theoretical understanding and application of theories and methodologies of some aspects of agricultural science. The definition of agricultural science is kept as broad as possible to allow the widest coverage in the journal including socio-economic aspects. The focus of the journal is in the following areas: Agronomy, animal science, soil science, climate and environment related to agricultural aspects. Agronomy covers the topics of plant breeding, physiology, production, biotechnology, plant protection (pests and diseases) and postharvest. Animal sciences include breeding, nutrition, reproduction, and disease. Soil Sciences cover aspects of mineralogy, classification, land evaluation, chemistry, fertility, fertilizer, conservation, and biology. The journal is published twice a year in June and December.



The manuscript should be submitted to IJAS Editorial Office using Online Submission at E-Journal portal address:, where author registers as Author by online.  If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact IJAS Editorial Office, Indonesian Institute for Agricultural Technology Transfer, Jalan Salak No. 22 Bogor 16151, Indonesia, email:;

The submitted manuscript should be accompanied by a signed Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) form (.pdf file). The form is available here



All papers submitted to IJAS are peer-reviewed. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based on reviewer recommendations. If reviewers consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors shortly. The decision of the IJAS Editor is final.



Revised manuscripts should be returned to the editor by Online Submission Interface ( The revised manuscripts returned later than four weeks will be considered and treated as a new submission.



The manuscripts must be prepared using MS word with double spacing throughout, 3-cm margins on the top, bottom and left-hand side of the paper, and maximum 20 pages. Author(s) should provide the page number and numbered line for each page.

The template for manuscript submission is available here




Manuscript covers Tittle, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods or Approach/Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment, and References. Appendices may be included if necessary. Each section is given the capital letter. Further subsections are given subheading in the lower case with capital for each word.

The title should be concise, factual, informative, and should contain not more than 15 words in English and Indonesia. For non-Indonesian authors, the title in the Indonesian language will be handled by editors. The name(s) of the author(s) should appear below the title, followed by the full address at the time the work was carried out, and their present addresses, if they are different. Indicate author’s affiliation address with a superscript number and give asterisk (*) for the corresponding author who will handle the manuscript during review and revision processes. Provide an email address for the corresponding author.

The abstract summarizes the study in one paragraph of not more than 250 words in English and Indonesia (Indonesian abstract is not applied for non-Indonesian authors). The abstract should describe briefly and concisely the problem, the objective, the methods, significant data, principal findings, and conclusions. Only standard terms, scientific nomenclature and accepted abbreviations should be used.

Keywords appear immediately after the abstract of maximum 5 words. These keywords allow the readers to easily access the publication.

The Introduction should put the work into regional or international perspective, briefly review the literature, and clearly state the objectives and the importance of the research.

Materials and Methods or approach/methodology should provide a brief description for already published methods supporting by references. New methods should be described in detail to allow other workers to repeat or apply the procedures.

Results and Discussion could be presented either in one section (preferably) or separated section. Figures and tables should be used in the results section wherever possible. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the research, but not repeat them. The discussion should be related to the objective, method and main findings.

Conclusions should be drawn with regard to the title, objectives, discussion of the findings and supported by the data. Suggestion could be given if necessary

Acknowledgments should be provided regarding the financial support, material and instrument accessibility, technical assistance, English corrections, writing assistance, and personal communications.

References should be made to previous works in the text with the University of Worcester Harvard Style. Reference should use reference management tool, Mendeley. Citation models are as follow: single reference (Anda 2012), more than one references should be written in the order of date; for example, (Partohardjono and Adiningsih 1991; Widjaja-Adhi 1995; Muljadi 1997). If there are more than two authors then the surname should be followed by et al. Remember that et al. is NEVER used in the list of references, although it is acceptable as a reference in the text. Please provide all authors and all editors for citation in the references section. Unpublished references should be avoided.  References should be listed in the alphabetical order. Each list reference should be cited in the text, and each citation should be listed in the references section. The following are examples of basic references format:

Journal articles

Anda, M. (2012) Cation imbalance and heavy metal content of seven Indonesian soils as affected by elemental compositions of parent rocks. Geoderma. 189–190, 388–396.

Akhter, M. & Sneller, C.H. (1996) Yield and yield components of early maturing soybean genotypes in the mid-south. Crop Science. 36, 877–882.

Anda, M, Suryani, E., Husnain & Subardja, D. (2015) Strategy to reduce fertilizer application in volcanic paddy soils: Nutrient reserves approach from parent materials. Soil Tillage and Research. 150, 10–20

Sumarno & Zuraida, N. (2006) Hubungan korelatif dan kausatif antara komponen hasil dengan hasil kedelai. Penelitian Pertanian Tanaman Pangan. 25(1), 38–43.

Book/complete book

Bosc, A.N., Ghosh  S.N., C.T. Yang & Mitra A. (1991) Coastal Aquaculture Engineering. New Delhi, India. Oxford and IBH Pub. Co. Prt. Ltd.


Articles in book/chapter

Powers, D.A. & Schulte P.M. (1996) A molecular approach to selectionist / neutralist  controversy. In: Ferraris J.D. & Palumbi, S.R. (Eds.) Molecular Zoology: Advances, Strategies, and Protocols. Wilmington, Delaware (DE). Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Sudaryono, Taufik, A. & Wijanarko A. (2007) Peluang peningkatan produksi kedelai di Indonesia. In: Kedelai: Teknik produksi dan pengembangannya. Sumarno et al. (Eds.) Bogor, Indonesia. Pusat Penelitian dan Pengembangan Tanaman Pangan.



Simpson, B.K. (1984) Isolation, Characterization, and Some Application of Tripsin from Greenland Cod (Gadus morhua). PhD Thesis. Memorial University of Newfoundland.


Conference proceedings

Tangendjaja, B. & Wina, E. (2000) Tannins and ruminant production in Indonesia. In: J.D. Brooker (Ed.) Tannins in Livestock and Human Nutrition. Proceedings of an International Workshop, Adelaide, Australia, 31 May-2 June 1999. ACIAR. pp. 40-43

Budi, D.S. 2000. Toleransi kedelai (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) terhadap genangan air statis pada berbagai fase pertumbuhan. In: Gunawan, V.W., Sunarlin, N., Handayani, T., Soegiarto, B., Adil, W., Priyanto, B. & Suwarno (Eds.) Prosiding Lokakarya Penelitian dan Pengembangan Produksi Kedelai di Indonesia. Jakarta, Indonesia. Direktorat Teknologi Lingkungan., pp. 207–212.


Conference paper

Chin, L.J., Tan, L.M. & Wegleitner, K. (2007) The occurrence of mycotoxins in feed samples from Asia. A continuation of the Bromin mycotoxin survey program. Paper presented at the 15th Annual ASA-IM Southeast Asian Feed Technology and Nutrition Workshop, Bali-Indonesia, 27–30 May 2007.


Research papers/reports/working papers

Only papers appearing as part of an institutions working papers series should be classified as working process. These should always include a specific working paper number as assigned by the institution.


Heidhues, P. & Kassogi, B. (2005) The Impact of Consumer Loss Aversion on Pricing. Centre for Economic Policy Research Discussion Paper 4849.


Article online

Hawk, A. 2004. Mycotoxins. Procceding Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS). proceedings/2004/Hawk.ctm. (Accessed 1 July 2008).


Units of measurements of the SI System should be used for all measurements.


Tables should be typed with double spacing, numbered consecutively, have brief titles, and be referred to in the text. Vertical rules are not accepted. Denote footnotes using superscript numbers.


Illustration: All figures should be able to fit within journal size and proportion after reduction, without loss of details. Each figure should have the number, and caption, followed by a brief description of the way the particular experiment was carried out if this is not explained in the text. Image/photograph should be submitted online with a minimum of 531 × 1328 pixels (h × w) or proportionally more. The image should be readable at a size of 5 × 13 cm using a regular screen resolution of 300 dpi. Symbols and abbreviations used in the figure should also be explained in footnotes immediately underneath the figure. Each figure must be labeled for X and Y axes, All figures must be referred to in the text. The Editorial Office will provide detailed assistance if necessary. Spell out all abbreviations.




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 or Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is one and half spaced; times new roman, 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.

Copyright Notice

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

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication, with the work [SPECIFY PERIOD OF TIME] after publication 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 in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., 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 (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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