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Author Guidelines

GUIDE FOR AUTHORS TO AKTA AGROSIA

Akta Agrosia is a peer reviewed scientific journal and publishes manuscripts in agronomy, horticulture, plant breeding, soil sciences, plant protection and other fields related to plant production. Articles must be the results of recently research works (not more than 5 years) or review articles. They must neither be previously nor simultaneously submitted in any journal nor published elsewhere. Review papers should be critical analysis and integration of recent advances in an important area of research which can stimulate further research, provide a new approach or new knowledge. Authors of these papers should have published at least 3 articles on the subject in a referred journal or should be recognized authorities in the field covered by the review.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES
An acceptable manuscript will meet the following general criteria: it reports a worthwhile contribution to plant science, methodology is well and clearly explained with sufficient details. Results and discussion are supported by sufficient scope data, manuscripts is concise, well written, and understandable.  Conclusion summarized the results and showed specific findings.

MANUSCRIPT FORMAT
Manuscript should be uploaded to Akta Agrosia open journal system (OJS) at https://ejournal.unib.ac.id/index.php/Agrosia/index and composed in Akta Agrosia standard format. The manuscripts were Times New Roman and with continuous line numbers. Margins on all four sides are 2 cm. All Tables and Figures are placed at the end part of the manuscript.

MANUSCRIPT TITLE
Title clearly describes the manuscript content, concise, informative and preferably not more than 20 words. The title should avoid abbreviations and formula. The manuscripts should provide a running title, a short form of manuscript title that is not more than 5 words.

AUTHORS
Manuscript has a main author and co-authors with full name of both author and co-authors (no abbreviation).  The author should indicate the affiliation institute with clear mail address and email.  The author for correspondence must be clearly stated.

ABSTRACT
The abstract comes after title and author names in the first page of manuscript. Abstract must be integrated and independent which is consisted of introduction and purpose, methods, results, and conclusion. References and non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided. Abstract contained not more than 250 words.

KEYWORDS
The keywords should avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes. Keywords should not more than 5 words or phrases in alphabetical order.
INTRODUCTION
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background. Avoid a detailed literature review or a summary of the results. Explain how to address the problem and clearly state the aims of the study.

MATERIALS AND METHODS
It should be mentioned the period and place of research. All materials and methods that used such chemical for analysis, treatment and experimental design must be stated clearly and briefly. The unit measurement used SI (International Standard Unit) and symbols.  Use slash instead of exponent (e.g. kg/ha). Use words when unit of measure is not involved (e.g. grains per panicle). In the case of range of values, indicate the unit at the end of the range (e.g. 10-15 t/ha). Avoid beginning a sentence with a symbol. Use percent symbol (%) with figures only (e.g. 5%), and spell it out (percent) with written numbers.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
Results presented should be consistent with the objectives of the study. Discussion should be done for integration purposes, i.e. within the results of the study or with reference to other studies.

CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTION
Conclusion should include the summary and implications of major findings of the study. Suggestion can be included in the conclusion.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Indicate the source(s) of funds and institutions or individuals who helped in the study.

REFERENCES
Articles should contain at least 20 primary research papers, 80% from journal articles and preferably have been published not more than 10 years. Unpublished data and personal communication should not be included as literature citations. “In Press” articles that have been accepted for publication may be cited in references and should indicate the publication date, if available. All references should be written down in reference tool manager i.e. Zotero or Mendeley using the style of American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America and arranged from A to Z.

Example

Reference to a Journal Publication:
Herison, C., M. Handajaningsih, F. Fahrurrozi, and R. Rustikawati.  2017.  Wet season trials on growth and yield of six newly developed chili pepper hybrids at three different locations. International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology 7(5): 1913–1919. doi: 10.18517/ijaseit.7.5.2515.

Reference to a Book:
Avise, J.C. 2012. Molecular markers, natural history and evolution. Springer Science & Business Media, London.

Reference to a Chapter in an Edited Book:
Tuong, T. P. and B. A. M. Bouman. 2003. Rice production in water-scarce environments. In W. Kijne, R. Barker, and D. Molden (Eds.). Water productivity in agriculture: Limits and opportunities for improvement (pp. 53–67). CAB International. Manila, Philippines.

Reference in Proceeding:
Hapsari, L. and A. Masrum.  2011. Diversity and characteristics of banana (Musa acuminata) diploid AA cultivars group collection of Purwodadi botanic garden. pp. 225-229. In D. Widyatmoko, D. M. Puspitaningtyas, R. Hendrian, Irawati, I. A. Fijridiyanto, J. R. Witono, R. Rosniati, S. R. Ariati, S. Rahayu, and T. Ng Praptosuwiryo (Eds.). Conservation of tropical plants: Current condition and future challenge. Paper presented at Proceedings of Seminar Cibodas Botanic Garden 159th Anniversary, Cibodas. Indonesian Institute of Sciences. Cibodas, Indonesia.
 
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. Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright of the article shall be assigned to Akta Agrosia, Dept. Crop Production, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Bengkulu. The copyright transfer agreement and publishing ethical statement gives the Publisher the permission of the author(s) to publish the work, and it empowers the Publisher to protect the work against unauthorized use and to properly authorize dissemination of the work by means of printed publications, offprints, reprints, electronic files, licensed photocopies, microform editions, translations, document delivery and secondary information sources such as abstracting, reviewing and indexing services, including converting the work into machine readable form and storing it in electronic databases. It also gives the author(s) broad rights of fair use. The copyright transfer agreement and publishing ethical statement should be filled with respect to article and be signed originally and sent to the Akta Agrosia Editorial Office in the form of original mail, or scanned document file (softcopy).
  2. Authors must declare all such interests (or their absence) in writing upon submission of a?manuscript. This competing declaration includes conflicts or potential conflicts of all listed authors. If any conflicts are declared, Akta Agrosia will publish them with the paper. In cases of doubt, the circumstance should be disclosed so that the editors may assess its significance.
  3. Authors must follow Akta Agrosia template and guideline.
  4. The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word document file format.
  5. Where available, URLs for the references have to be provided.
  6. Typed at one side of white paper of A4 size, in single column, 1.5 space line, 12 point Times New Roman font and should be given line numbers. Margins on all four sides are 2 cm. All figures and tables are placed at the end of manuscript pages.
  7. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Guide for Authors, which is found in About the Journal.
  8. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  9. Authors must read the submission preparation check list carefully and obey Akta Agrosia requirements.

 
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 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).

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.

 

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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; 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.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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 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).

 

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: 400000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.