Author Guidelines

Agroplantae Journal  with p-ISSN 2089-6166 (print) and e-ISSN 2657-2060 (online) is a scientific journal that presents information on research results and scientific articles in the field of Agriculture and Plantation in order to provide information about plantation crops, food and horticulture from various aspects published electronically and in print.

The study covers plantation crops in general, namely:

  1. Cultivation of plantation crops, horticulture and food (study of land, seeds, seedlings, technical aspects of cultivation, pests and diseases, harvest and post-harvest);
  2. Agribusiness/Socio-Economic of plantation crops;
  3. Technology (mechanization and processing of plantation products); and
  4. Plantation, horticulture and food plant biology.

Journal of Agroplantae has implemented Open Journal Systems (OJS) for the publishing process, therefore, authors are required to register in advance and upload manuscripts online.

Journal of Agroplantae is published twice a year, namely in March and September, hard copies of the journal can be obtained through the editor. Registration and login are required to submit the manuscript and its completeness online and to check the status of the manuscript. The status of each manuscript can be monitored through OJS by authors, editors, reviewers in real time.

Manuscript Submission

Journal of  Agroplantae processes all manuscripts through the open journal system (OJS). We invite authors to submit manuscripts online and manuscript acceptance is possible throughout the year. The manuscript submission letter will be sent to the author via email. The process of publishing the manuscript can be monitored through OJS, which includes the stages of peer review, editorial review and editing before being published online and in print.


Writing Instructions:

  1. The author is responsible for the content of the manuscript. Correspondence regarding the manuscript is addressed to the author from the name of the institution, the address of the institution, and the email of one of the authors listed;
  2. Manuscripts that are judged to be published include the correctness of the content, the degree of originality, the relevance of the content and the conformity with the journal's mission, namely the contribution to plantation commodities.
  3. Manuscripts can be written in Indonesian or English; The title of the manuscript must be written briefly, but informative enough to describe the content of the article;
  4. Manuscripts are neatly written using a word processing program Microsoft Word or the like on A4s size paper (one side), and each sheet of writing is assigned a page number with a maximum number of 25 pages at double spacing (space 2), using the Arial 10 font. The title is written in capital letters. The margin is 2.5 cm (left-right-top-bottom). Manuscripts are submitted in the form of soft copies which are uploaded via the journal website or sent to the editorial email.
  5. Article manuscripts, both written in Indonesian and English, must include an abstract in 2 languages ​​(in English and Indonesian), with a word count of between 150 - 200. Keywords must be chosen to describe the contents of the paper and at least 3 (three) keywords.
  6. Systematics of research articles: Title, Author's name (without academic degree), Name of the author's institution/institution, email address, abstract. (in English and Indonesian), keywords, introduction (containing background and supporting literature ending with the research objectives), Methods, Results and discussion, conclusions, acknowledgments (if any) Bibliography (only contains referenced sources) .
  7. Systematics of thought-provoking articles (conceptual articles that are scientifically argumentative, systematic and logical) include: Title, Author's name (without academic degree), Name of the institution/institution from which the author is from Email address, Abstract (in English and Indonesian), keywords , introduction (containing background and supporting literature ending with the purpose or scope of the writing), Main discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments (if any), Bibliography (only contains referenced sources).
  8. Reference sources as far as possible are up-to-date libraries (published in the last 10 years) and at least 60% are primary references in the form of research articles in scientific journals or magazines and/or research reports;
  9. Reference list (Bibliography) is compiled by referring to the system. It is not allowed to use popular newspapers/magazines as a reference for the bibliography.   In writing the article, the author(s) are required to use reference management tools (example: Mendeley) in writing the citation and list of references with American Phsycological Association (APA) Style.

    Here is an example of references:

    • Book

    Authored book with a DOI:

    Ladge, J. J., & Greenberg, D. (2019). Maternal optimism: Forging positive paths through work and motherhood. Oxford University Press.

    Authored book without a DOI, from most academic research databases or print version:

     Kryger, M. (2017). The mystery of sleep: Why a good night's rest is vital to a better, healthier life. Yale University Press.

    Authored ebook without a DOI, with a nondatabase URL:

     Carter, S., & Andersen, C. (2019). Wellbeing in educational contexts. University of Southern Queensland. wellbeingineducationalcontexts/

    Group authored book, organization as both author and publisher:

    American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).

    Book with no author:

    Oxford atlas of the world (17th ed.). (2010). Oxford University Press.

    Edited book with a DOI:

     Lewis, A. (Ed.). (2018). The Cambridge handbook of psychology and economic behavior (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press.

    Edited book without a DOI, from most academic research databases or print version:

    Marini, I., & Stebnicki, M. A. (Eds.). (2016). The professional counselor's desk reference (2nd ed.). Springer Publishing Company.

    Edited ebook without a DOI, with a nondatabase URL (multiple publishers):

    Chan, L., Okune, A., Hillyer, R., Albornoz, D., & Posada, A. (Eds.). (2019). Contextualizing openness: Situating open science. University of Ottawa Press; International Development Research Centre.

    Chapter in an edited book with a DOI:

    Jordon, J. V. (2013). Relational resilience in girls. In S. Goldstein & R. B. Brooks (Eds.), Handbook of resilience in children (2nd ed., pp. 73–86). Springer.

    Chapter in an edited book without a DOI, from most academic research databases or print version:

    Morgan, R. D., Kroner, D. G., Mills, J. F., & Batastini, A. B. (2014). Treating criminal offenders. In I. B. Weiner & R. K. Otto (Eds.), The handbook of forensic psychology (4th ed., pp. 795–837). John Wiley & Sons.

    Chapter in an edited ebook without a DOI, with a nondatabase URL:

    Karabanow, J., & Kidd, S. (2014). Being young and homeless: Addressing youth homelessness from drop-in to drafting policy. In M. Guirguis-Younger, R. McNeil, & S. W. Hwang (Eds.), Homelessness and health in Canada (pp. 13–34). University of Ottawa Press.

    Entry in an encyclopedia with an individual author:

    Frank, D. (2014). Cape Breton strikes 1920s. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 4, 2020, from en/article/cape-breton-strikes-1920s Kimeldorf, H. (2013). Organized labor. In V. Smith (Ed.), Sociology of work: An Encyclopedia (Vol. 2, pp. 658–664). SAGE Publications.

    Entry in a dictionary with a group author:

    American Psychological Association. (n.d.). Organizational culture. In APA dictionary of psychology. Retrieved April 7, 2020, from

    Wikipedia entry:

    Confirmation bias. (2020, April 7). In Wikipedia.

    Book review with title:

    Plunkett, A. (2013, October 21). Scribble, scribble: The literary critic as fan [Review of the book Belmont poems, by S. Bart]. The New Republic, 244(17), 70–74.

    Book review with no title:

    Ryan, M. (2013, November). [Review of the book Old books, new technologies: The representation, conservation, and transformation of books since 1700, by D. McKitterick]. College & Research Libraries, 74(6), 621–622.

    • General format for articles from periodicals (e.g., journals, magazines, newspapers, blogs):

    Journal article with a DOI:

    Roulin, N., & Krings, F. (2020). Faking to fit in: Applicants’ response strategies to match organizational culture. Journal of Applied Psychology, 105(2), 130–145.

    Journal article without a DOI, with a nondatabase URL:

    Woods, A. D., Taylor, M., & Dumas, B. (2019). Social media usage by millennial college students: The development of the digital-age student leader. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 23(1), 1–7.

    Journal article without a DOI, from most academic research databases or print version:

    Jain, L., & Ansari, A. A. (2018). Effect of perception of organisational politics on employee engagement with personality traits as moderating factors. The South East Asian Journal of Management, 12(1), 85–104.

    Journal article with a DOI, multiple authors:

    Curry, O. S., Rowland, L. A., Van Lissa, C. J., Zlotowitz, S., McAlaney, J., & Whitehouse, H. (2018). Happy to help? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of performing acts of kindness on the well-being of the actor. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 76, 320–329.

    Journal article with an article number or eLocator:

     Xie, Z., & Zhou, S. (2020). Bilingualism, demographics, and cognitive control: A within-group approach. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, Article 94.

    Magazine article with a DOI:

    Xu, L. (2018, November). Exploiting psychology and social behavior for game stickiness. Communications of the ACM, 61(11), 52–53.

    Magazine or newspaper article without a DOI, with a nondatabase URL:

    Gallo, A. (2015, February 4). How to build a meaningful career. Harvard Business Review.

    Martin, J. (2019, October 3). Small businesses caught in an ‘epidemic’ of cyber attacks. The Globe and Mail.

    Magazine or newspaper article without a DOI, from most academic research databases or print version:

    Coy, P. (2018, October 29). Companies give worker training another try. Bloomberg Businessweek, 4590, 36–37. Kennedy, P. (2019, March 17). The new science of cuteness. The New York Times, 68(58269), 1–5.

    Blog post:

    Bennett, K. (2020, March 31). Facebook friends: The real deal or social mirage? Psychology Today.

    • Reports, Conference Presentations, Dissertations and Theses, Preprints

    Annual report:

    Indigo Books & Music. (2018). Indigo: Annual report for the 52-week period ended March 31, 2018. Indigo_Annual-Report_2018.pdf

    Report by a government agency or other organization:

    Canadian Mental Health Association. (2018, April). Care not corrections: Relieving the opioid crisis in Canada.

    Report by individual authors at a government agency or other organization:

    Yssaad, L., & Fields, A. (2018). The Canadian immigrant labour market: Recent trends from 2006 to 2017 (Catalogue no. 71-606-X). Statistics Canada. x2018001-eng.pdf?st=RCyDX9zj

    Press release:

    Mental Health Commission of Canada. (2018, April 12). Hiring aspiring workers living with mental illness makes cents [Press release].

    Conference session:

    Fallis, J., & Mills, L. (2019, May 26–28). Busting a fire and changing a life: The impact of wilderness therapy [Conference session]. Addictions & Mental Health Ontario 7th Annual Addictions & Mental Health Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

    Poster presentation:

    Aslam, A. (2019, October 31–November 1). Interpreting Islam in the workplace: The internal and external expectations borne by second-generation Muslim women [Poster presentation]. Pathways to Prosperity 2019 National Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

    Thesis published online in a university archive/institutional repository:

    MacPhee, M. (2010). The role of safety climate and exposure to environmental hazards on occupational illness [Master’s thesis, Saint Mary’s University]. Saint Mary's University Institutional Repository. Allowed=y

    Informally published work from a preprint archive:

    Hayes, S. M. (2020). Sweat so you don’t forget: Establishing the feasibility of exercise breaks during university lectures. PsyArXiv.

For more clarity, you can download the Agroplantae Journal Writing TEMPLATE