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Author Guidelines

Writing Instructions


Jurnal Agro publishes agrotechnologal articles covering plant/crop science, agronomy, horticulture, plant breeding - tissue culture, hydroponic/soil less cultivation, soil plant science, and plant protection issues.

Policies :

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal and conference for consideration
  • The author(s) release Jurnal Agro Editor from the possibility of lawsuit of Intellectual Property Right (HAKI), particularly property rights of the third party. If the lawsuit occured then the author(s) is expected to accomplish the lawsuit without involving the Jurnal Agro Editor or related institution.
  • After the submission issued in Jurnal Agro, the copyright belongs to Jurnal Agro. Republish the article in Bahasa or other languages are not allowed.

Writing Format. The manuscript is written in Bahasa or English in 10 -15 pages including tables, graphics and figures. General Provision: page size A4, margin top, bottom, right, left are 3 cm, font Calibri size 11, space 1 for title, abstrak and abstract, 1,15 for content, and no footnote in the text. Each new paragraphs including abstrak and abstract written in 5 point indent.

Detailed writing format can be followed at Journal Template.

Title. Title is written both in Bahasa and English, not exceed 12 words in Bahasa and 10 words in English. Title is made as capital letter, except taxonomy should be written in italic. Author’s name (without academic title) and institution including address and correspondence email are listed under the title of the article.

Abstrak and Abstract. Abstrak is written in Bahasa, and abstract is written in English are not exceed 250 words, contain background, method, result and conclusion.  Abstrak and abstract are written in one paragraph. Kata kunci is written under the abstrak, and keywords is written under the abstract and not exceed 5 words alphabetically in order.

Contain of Manuscript.

  • Review. Manuscript consists of introduction, problem statement, conclusion and references.
  • Research Paper. Manuscript consists of introduction, material and method, result, discussion, conclusion, references. Acknowledgement, if any, is placed before references.

Table and Figure. Table and figure are numbered in order (1, 2, 3, … and more). Table title is written upon the table in a single spacing. Table and graphic information should be made clearly to be understood without reading the text. Figure is made in a contrast black and white.

Reference. It is not allowed to write reference un-cited in the manuscript. Primary references (journals and proceedings) and actual references (issued in last 10 years) are over 80%. All reference mentioned should be written down in reference using Harvard style and arranged alphabetically. The author are suggested to use application of reference management such as Mendeley etc.

Reference writing examples as follow:

Book with single author

Hardjowigeno, S. 2010. Ilmu Tanah.Jakarta: Akademika Pressindo.


Book with many authors

Nurmala, T., A.D. Suyono, A. Rodzak, T. Suganda, S. Natasasmita, T. Simarmata, E.H. Salim, Y. Yuwariah, T.P. Sendjaja, S.N. Wiyono, dan S. Hasani. 2012. Pengantar Ilmu Pertanian. Yogyakarta: Graha Ilmu.


Book on behalf of institutions

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement. 2004. Standar-standar Dasar IFOAM. Terjemahan R. Sutomo. Yogyakarta: UGM Press.


Translated Book

Gardner, F.P., R.B. Pearce, dan R.L. Mitchell. 2008. Fisiologi Tanaman Budidaya. Terjemahan H. Susilo. Jakarta: Universitas Indonesia Press.



Uswah, H., Ardiyansyah, dan A. Rosidi. 2010. Pertumbuhan awal dan evapotranspirasi aktual tanaman tomat (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill) pada berbagai ukuran agregat inceptisols. J. Agroland 17(1) : 11-17.

Hodge, A., C.D. Campbell, and A.H. Fitter. 2010. An arbuscullar mycorrhizal fungus accelerates decomposition and acquires nitrogen directly from organic material. Nature 413 : 297-299.



Butterly, C.A., J. Baldock B. and C. Tang. 2010. Chemical mechanisms of soil pH change by agricultural residues. The 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World 1 – 6 August 2010, Brisbane, Australia.


Electronic Reference

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Greenhouses. 2010. Barringtonia asiatica Kurz.. University of Connecticut. Melalui [01-04-2011].

Indonesia Horticulture Statistics. 2014. Harvest area, production and yield of cabbages year 2013. Melalui [15-01-2014].


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:

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.

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.

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.

Creative Commons Licence

Jurnal Agro (J. Agro: ISSN 2407-7993) by is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.



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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will not be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

Creative Commons Licence

Jurnal Agro (J. Agro: ISSN 2407-7993) by is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


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