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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

 

Berkala Penelitian Agronomi is a scientific journal that published manuscripts in plant science i.e. agronomy, horticulture, plant breeding, soil sciences, plant protection and other pertinent fields related to plant production. Articles must be the results of recently conducted research (not more than 5 years). They must neither be previously nor simultaneously submitted in any journal nor published elsewhere except in a preliminary form. 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. Manuscripts submitted should have citation at least one articles on subject of the article published in this journal .

 

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 Berkala Penelitian Agronomi open journal system (OJS) at http://ojs.uho.ac.id/index.php/agronomi/index and composed in Berkala Penelitian Agronomi standard format. The manuscripts were typed at one sided A4 paper, single column, 1.5 space line, font 11 point Times New Roman and with continuous line numbers. Margins on all four sides are 2 cm.

 

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 or phrases. The Title should write in Indonesia and English language

 

Authors

Manuscript has 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.

 

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 should write in Indonesia and English language, contained not more than 200 words.

 

Keywords

The keywords should avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts. Do not use words or terms in the title as keywords. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes. Keywords should not more than 5 words or phrases in alphabetical order. The keywords should write in Indonesia and English language

 

Introduction

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Explain how to address the problem and clearly state the aims of the study.

 

Material 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.  Avoid beginning a sentence with a symbol. Use percent symbol (%) with figures only (e.g. 30%), 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

Conclusion should include the summary and implications of major findings of the study.

 

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. All references should be written down in reference tool manager i.e. Mendeley using American Psychological Association (APA) style and arranged from A to Z.

 

 

 

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.
 

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