Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Agroekoteknologi based on the agriculture science with scopes:
1. Agronomy
2. Agriculture technology,
3. Environmental control for plants,
4. Horticulture
5. Plant breeding
6. Soil sciences
7. Plant protection
8. Other fields related to the cultivation of plants.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The review process is done in a closed way (double-blind review) which means reviewers and authors do not know each other. The number of reviewers involved is one person per article in the submit article process. The reviewer's judgment consists of content judgments, the appropriateness of the content to scholarly journals, and the references used. The review process takes approximately 2 (two) weeks. The reviewer's engagement principle is based on reviewer's competence in journal scholarship and involves reviewers from outside Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa.


Publication Frequency

published 2 issue/year


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...



Journal of Agroecotechnology is a medium for the original writings of research results in the field of Agronomy, Ecology and Agricultural Technology as outlined in Indonesian or English. The manuscript is an actual paper of research that has not been published in national or international scientific journals in the last five years. The manuscript is sent in hard copy 3 exemplar and 1 soft copy to:

Secretariat of Agroecotechnology Journal,

Department of Agroecotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa

Jl. Raya Jakarta km 4, Campus Pakupatan Untirta Serang, Banten

Telp. +628777-1793-165

Email: jurnalagroekoteknologi@untirta.ac.id


1. General guidelines

The manuscripts include abstracts typed 1 spaced on HVS A4 HVS A4 (21 x 29.5 cm) paper with a length of no more than 15 pages including tables and figures, without attachments, A4 paper size with the provision of typing margin per 3 cm from top, bottom, right and 4 cm from left, Times New Roman 12, typed with double space (two spaces) one face, using Microsoft Word (at least Microsoft Office 97)


2. The Composition of the Manuscript

Systematic writing is structured as follows:

Title (Indonesian followed by title in English or otherwise), full name of author, institution, address for correspondence
CONCLUDE (and ADVICE if any)


3. Title Page

The title of the manuscript is bolded with capital letters at the beginning of every sentence, except for the conjunctions. The manuscript in Indonesian must be accompanied by an English-language title italic. The address for correspondence comes with zip code, phone number, fax and E-mail.


4. Abstract

Abstract is written in 1 paragraph and should not be more than 300 words which briefly describes the purpose of research, research method, research result and conclusion Abstract written in English. Key words are written after a maximum abstract of five words arranged alphabetically.


5. Text

Writing Sub headings in text do not use numbers, and are written in capital letters. Subtitles are written in italic with capital letters at the beginning of each word. Writing unit using International Standard, decimal point use. All tables and images must be referenced in the text.


6. Library

The introduction contains the background of the problem plus the relevant supporting literature. The literature in the text should be written by last name (surname) and year. For libraries with authors two of the first names are followed by 'et al.' Are italically written. Bibliography is written based on the alphabet. Libraries with the same author name are sorted chronologically.

If there is a library written by the same author that same year, then the letters 'a', 'b' and so on are added after the year.

i. The literature in the manuscript is referred to by the name of the family or the author's last name and the year of its publication, eg Islahudin, 2009 or Islahudin (2009). The first reference to the library with 3 authors, created with the first author's name by using et al. (Indonesia) or et al. (UK), for example Ruhiana et al. (2009), Ruhiana et al. (2009) or (Ruhiana et al., 2009), (Ruhiana et al., 2009). Secondary literary excerpts are written with the author's name and year of primary and secondary literature publishing, eg Itang (2005) in Kadiman (2009).

ii. References are listed alphabetically, not numbered, each library consists of the author's name, year, title, publisher, and place. Typed with single space (one space), some examples of bibliography:


Books: Author name, publishing year, book title (italic written), edition and year of revision (if any), name and place of publisher, example:

Kuncoro, M. 2004. Regional Autonomy; Reform, Planning, Strategy and Opportunities. Erlangga, Jakarta.


Articles in Journals or Magazines: The author's name is complete, publishing year, article title, name of issue (shortened according to consensus, italic written), volume, number, page number, example:

Glaz, B, G. Powell, R. Perdomo and F. Modesto. Ulloa. 2000 Sugarcane, genotype response to phosphorus fertilizer in everglades. Agron. Jour. 92: 887-894.


One of the chapters in the Book / Proceedings edited by a person / group: Author's name, publishing year, article title, page, editor's name / editor is fully written if less than three persons or dkk./et al. if more than three people (only the first author whose name is first written), the title of the publication / book, the name and place of the publisher



A publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

(composed using the Publishing ethics resource kit and in compliance with Elsevier recommendations)

Ethical guidelines for journal publication (These guidelines are based on Elsevier policies)

AGROECOTECHNOLOGY JOURNAL publishes articles  fields such as generaly AGRICULTURE

 a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles to develop a coherent and respected network of fisgheries  knowledge. It is important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

DEPARTMENT OF AGROECOTECHNOLOGY  as publisher takes its duties of guardianship all stages of publishing process and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities.

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition J.Agorecotechnology and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Duties of authors (These guidelines are based on Elsevier policies)

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. 
Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. 
Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial ëopinioní works should be clearly identified as such.

Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from ëpassing offí anotherís paper as the authorís own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of anotherís paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. and croscheck by turnitin and grammarly.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g. clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and human or animal subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the authorís obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Duties of the Editorial Board (These guidelines are based on based on Elsevier policies and COPEís Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Publication decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed j. agroechotechnology is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations

An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.

Duties of reviewers (These guidelines are based on based on Elsevier policies and COPEís Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewerís own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.