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Author Guidelines

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Author(s) have to submit the article through online submissions

How to prepare a manuscript?

All manuscripts should describe original research which has not been reported or submitted elsewhere. Please send an original and soft copies of the manuscript to the editorial office.

Manuscript Format

1. Writing is the result of research or reviews in the field of agriculture, which includes the themes of agricultural cultivation, plant physiology, soil science, plant pests and diseases and plant breeding.

2. Using Arial letters with a size of 10 pt. and one space.

3. Write the manuscript on A4 HVS paper (21 cm x 29.7 cm) eighty grams.

4. Paper margins:
• Upper 2 cm edge
• Bottom 2 cm edge
• Left 1.5 cm edge
• Right 1.5 cm edge
• Header 1.25 cm
• Footer 1.25 cm

5. Make the paragraphs with the first line indent format (0.5 cm).

6. A maximum of five thousand words and a maximum of eight pages and include:




8. Write sub-heading without numbering with uppercase letters at the beginning of the word, Bold, left aligned and by spacing after 6 pt.

1. Tittle and Author

The title is an opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Title must be short and effective, a maximum of fifteen words including prepositions and conjunction. Avoid using abbreviation and redundant words, scientific name having clear common name and scientific author name. Write the titles in title case, bold, and left aligned.

Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s)

A manuscript has the main author and co-authors with a full name of the author and co-authors (no abbreviation), includes an address (es) and email addresses clearly. Each address should be preceded by a numerical superscript corresponding to the same superscript after the name of the author concerned. Give an asterisk (*) in the contact person for correspondence.

2. Abstract and Keywords

Abstract: A concise and factual abstract is required. Each paper should be provided with an abstract of about 150-250 words. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. The abstract must be integrated and independent which is consist of introduction and purpose, methods, results, conclusion, and suggestion. However, the abstract should be written as a single paragraph without these headers. For this reason, References should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. The abstract must be written using 150 until 250 words which have no reference and accompanied keywords.

Keywords: Write it in bold and left aligned. Keywords must avoid general and plural terms and some concepts. Do not use words or terms in the title as keywords. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes. Keywords are not extended more than 5 (five) items.

3. Citation is written based on the CSE’s Scientific Style and Format from book title “Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers” 8th Edition, 2014 (


The Introduction section should explain:

a. The background to the study
b. The aims
c. A summary of the existing literature
d. The reason why the study was necessary, and the novelty must be explained
e. As you compose the introduction, think of readers who are not experts in this field
Introduction must be written using 750 until 1000 words.


Mention specifies the period and place of research. Mention and explain all materials, tools, and methods used, as well as research method, variable observations, and data analysis must be stated clearly and concisely. The design of the study explains the research methods conducted such as experimental or survey, techniques for determining population and samples, types and sources of data, data collection and analysis techniques.


The results presented, must be consistent with the research objectives. The results data are presented in an effective format with a maximum of 5 (five) tables and or figure. Average data are able to add standard error value for each assessment or observation result. The discussion must be conducted for the purpose of integration, namely in the results of research or by referring to other studies. The discussion must be conducted for the purpose of integration, the achievement of research objectives based on the formulated rationale and theory, comparing with the results of other research by using and referring to relevant and latest primary sources. Presentation of Tables and Figures must follow the writing instructions as follows.

Writing tables and Figures provided that:
• Tables and Figures must be referred in a narrative text and present after referring and not precede the narrative.
• Tables and Figure are put with text wrapping format and recommended to be able to present in a two-column format if it cannot be done, put at the beginning or end of the page.
• Tables and Figures are positioned by left aligned on the manuscript page
• Title of Table or Figure are written with capital letter at the beginning of the first word, the next words use lowercase letters except name word initiated by capital letter.
• The table titles are written as a single space after the number and without a dot at the end
• Column headings are written in align center except the first column left aligned and just the first word initiated with capital letter.
The most left of heading column is the column head that describes the line below.
• Place abbreviations below the table if they exist
• The number and title of the figure are placed under the figure, left aligned
• Figures or graphics are designed in black and white. The use of distinct colors is suggested to replace with Pattern.
• Figure or graphics must be completed with clear information, legend, or units (example: X axis Fertilizer Dosage (kg ha-1)
• Place additional figure information in the free space in the picture.

Writing numbers and units
• Measurement of units using SI (International Standard Unit) and symbols. Use power of negative-one (superscripted one) for inverse proportion (example: Kg ha-1)
• Use words when the unit is not a common unit (example: seeds per panicle)
• Range of values, show units at the end of the range (example: 10-15 t ha-1)
• Avoid starting sentences with symbols or numbers
• Use of a certain number or number must be rounded to the nearest digit that is meaningful (example: human body weight does not need 48.23 kg, enough 48.2 kg)
• Writing numbers in the table adjusted to the categories of tens, hundreds and units
• Writing a number below nominal 1 (one) using a comma for manuscript in Indonesian (example: 0,25) and a point (dot) for manuscript in English (example: 0.25), while for indication-thousands value uses a point (example: 23.000) and in English uses a comma (example: 23,000).
• Writing % is combined with the number followed (example: 27%).


Conclusions should only answer the objectives of the research. The conclusion should be explained clearly. Withdrawal of conclusions based on new findings, which are stated accurately and deeply. Conclusions must be supported by sufficient research data.

Suggestion placed after conclusion contains a recommendation on the research done or an input that can be used directly by the consumer. Conclusions and suggestions should be written less than 100 words and should be written in a paragraph.


It explains the sources of funds and institutions or individuals that/who contribute significantly to the research.


 A minimum 80% of literature lists is obtained from primary sources (Journal/Proceeding) and the last 10 years. Citation in the text and its writing in the reference is suggested to use a reference management application such as MENDELEY (, ZOTERO ( or others. Citation styles and authors in the bibliography follow the format and style of the SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL EDITOR (CSE) Issue 8, 2014, entitled Style and Format: CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers ( The following are instructions and examples of citations and the references discussed in more detail.


1. Single author in the text:
The NIH has been called for change in smallpox vaccination policy (Fauci 2002) that ...
In the reference list:
Fauci AS. 2002. Smallpox-vaccination policy-the need for dialogue. N Eng J Med. 346 (17): 1319-1320.
2. Some articles with the same author in different years In the text:
Smith's studies of arbovirus infections (Smith 1970, 1975) have shown that ...
In the reference list:
Smith CE. 1970. Studies on arbovirus epidemiology associated with established and developing
rice culture. Introduction. Soc Trop Med Hyg R Trans. 64 (4): 481-482.
Smith CE. 1975. The significance of mosquito longevity and blood-feeding behavior in the dynamics of arbovirus infections. Med Biol. 53 (5): 288-294.
3. Some articles with the same author in the same year In the text:
Cold hardiness in cereals (Andrews 1960a, 1960b) is affected by ... ..
In the reference list:
Andrews JE. 1960a. Cold hardiness of sprouting hardening and hardening temperature. Can J. Plant Sci. 40 (1): 93-102.
Andrews JE. 1960b. Cold hardening and cold weather conditions are affected by stage of development and temperature. Can J Bot. 38 (3): 353-363.
4. Articles with the same author for the author with the same last name and the same year In the text:
Earlier commentary on animal experimentation (Dawson J 1986; Dawson M 1986) showed ...
In the reference list:
Dawson J. 1986. Animal experiments: conference report. BMJ. 292 (6536): 1654-1655.
Dawson M. 1986. Possible discontinuation of animal experiments. Acta Physiol Scand Suppl. 554:194-197.
5. Two or more authors In the text: The most recent work on albuterol administration (Mazan and Hoffman 2001) is ...
... but later studies (Ito et al. 1999) established that ...
In the reference list:
Mazan MR, Hoffman AM. 2001. Effect of aerosolized albuterol on physiologic responses to exercise in standard breds. Am J Vet Res. 62 (11): 1812-1817.
6. Articles with institutional publishers In the text:
The landmark report on legalized abortion (IOM 1975) was ...
In the reference list:
[IOM] Institute of Medicine (US). 1975. Legalized abortion and the public health; report of a committee of the Institute of Medicine. Washington (DC): National Academy of Sciences.



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 or RTF document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines above.

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