Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Agroteknos (E-ISSN: 2527-4074) is a scientific journal that publishes the results of research on agricultural fields, which include:

  • Agrotechnology
  • Soil Science
  • Plant Protection
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Technology in agriculture


Section Policies


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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.


Publication Ethics

Jurnal Agroteknos (e-ISSN: 2527-4074) is an open-access publication published by the Faculty of Agriculture, Halu Oleo University. This statement explains the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in posting articles in this journal, including authors, editor-in-chief, Editorial Board, peer-reviewed and publisher. This statement is based on the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethics Guidelines for Journal Publication

Publishing an article in Jurnal Agroteknos reviewed by peers is an important part of developing a coherent and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the authors' work and supporting institutions. Articles that are reviewed by colleagues support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree on the standards of ethical behaviour expected of all parties involved in publishing actions: writers, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers, and the public.

As a publisher of Jurnal Agroteknos, the Faculty of Agriculture carries out its guardianship duties very seriously, and we recognize ethical responsibility and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that additional advertising, reprints or commercial revenues do not affect or influence editorial decisions. In addition, the Faculty of Agriculture and the Editorial Board will assist in communication with other useful journals and publishers.

Duties of Editor

Publication Decision

The Jurnal Agroteknos editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal must be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance for researchers and readers must always encourage that decision. Editors can be guided by the editorial board's journal policies and are limited by legal requirements that will apply to defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors can negotiate with editors or other reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

The editor evaluates the manuscript for its intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or the author's political philosophy.


Any editor and editorial staff may not disclose any information about the manuscript sent to anyone other than the appropriate author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and publishers.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished material disclosed in the submitted text may not be used in the editor's research without the author's written consent.

Duties of Reviewers

Contributions to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions, and the editorial communications with the author may also help the author improve the paper.


Each selected reviewer who feels ineligible to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that a quick review is not possible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Each text received for review must be treated as a confidential document. They may not be shown or discussed with others except as permitted by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should conduct 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 the authors have not cited. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument reported should accompany the appropriate 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 they have personal knowledge of.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts with conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed and 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 behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are 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 (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), 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 actions and if the authors have used the works or words of others that this has appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not generally publish manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same paper concurrently to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have influenced the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

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

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, the author should promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.