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Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

About JAFT

Journal of Applied Food Technology or JAFT is an international journal published by Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Animal and Agricultural Sciences Faculty, Diponegoro University, jointly with Indonesian Food Technologists® (www.ift.or.id). The research article submitted to this online journal will be peer-reviewed. The accepted research articles will be available online (free download) following the journal peer-reviewing process. Language used in this journal is English.

Official Website of JAFT is: https://ejournal2.undip.ac.id/index.php/jaft

Online Submission Website address: https://ejournal2.undip.ac.id/index.php/jaft/author/submit

Old URL 2014 to 2018 was: http://appliedfoodtechnology.org/

This journal has been indexed by Sinta S3, Google Scholar (all volumes) and Garuda Kemenristekdikti started from year 2018 to present. This journal has been also indexed by neliti.com and Index Copernicus, started from Year 2018 to present.

This journal has been indexed by CrossRef and all articles have DOI number.


Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Published articles are free to: share, copy, and redistribute the material in any medium or format as long as fulfill following license terms:
Attribution — provide appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.
NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Please feel free to see the legal more here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Focus and Scope in JAFT

Food Technologies, Quality, and Safety
Additives/ingredients/functional food
, packaging/handling, 
supply and transport technologies, 
storage technologies/preservatives, 
process for optimisation of food quality/quantity, 
biotechnology, detection and analysis methods, 
microbiology/toxicology methods, traceability and safe production methods, nutrition and diets
, phytodrugs, nutraceuticals, 

Food Service Management
Systems for food production, 
Food and restaurant operations, 
Supply and distribution chain, 
Food communities and societies, 
Revenue management, human resources, training, marketing of food, halal food and industries

Food Bio-resources, Bio-energy, and Waste/by product Technology
Feed system to support food resources, 
Animal/cattle handling in term of supplying food safety and food security, 
Farm management and technology on producing high quality of food resources, waste/byproduct management and process, 
process for optimising bio-energy production

Ethnic and Traditional Food
Food history and ethnic, traditional food, unique food process (including serving and handling), trend in recent unique food, and culinary


Section Policies

Research Articles

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Summary Research

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Peer Review Process / Policy

All published articles in Journal of Applied Food Technology manuscript must be passed through peer review process. 

The submitted manuscript is firstly reviewed by editorial team. It will be evaluated in the office whether it is suitable with focus and scope or not. Manuscripts that do not meet this criteria are returned to the authors within one week of receipt. Every submitted manuscript which passes this step will be checked to identify any plagiarism before being reviewed by reviewers. Regarding the plagiarism, editorial team will be used Turnitin plagiarism checker and Google Scholar network.

Manuscripts that pass the initial review are assigned to an Associate Editor, who selects several referees based on their expertise in that particular field. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees under a double-blind peer review process, where both the referees and the authors are kept anonymous. Referees are asked to evaluate the manuscript based on its originality, soundness of methodology, impact to design research, and relevance to design practices. To facilitate timely publication, referees are asked to complete their reviews within three weeks. After collecting the referees' reports, the Associate Editor makes a recommendation on the acceptability of the manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief.

Based on the referees' comments and the Associate Editor's recommendation, the Editor-in-Chief makes a final decision on the acceptability of the manuscript and communicates to the authors the decision, along with referees' reports. The final decision can be "Accept Submission", "Revisions Required", "Resubmit for Review", "Resubmit Elsewhere", or "Decline Submission." A revised manuscript should be re-submitted within six months of the decision. It will usually be returned to the original referees for evaluation.


Publication Frequency

Journal of Applied Food Technology publishes issue in June and December.

The archieved back issues is available at previous URL: http://appliedfoodtechnology.org/  

This journal has been indexed by CrossRef and all articles have DOI number.


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. 

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download

Authors and readers can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purposes, but they must give appropriate credit (cite to the article or content), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options: 

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

The authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright of the article shall be assigned to Journal of Applied Food Technology.



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Publication Cost

No cost is required for submission to JAFT but after the article has been reviewed and pass all processes regarding its eligibility to publish, the cost will be applied to finalize the process for publication. The article processing charge will be waived for manuscripts with first and/or corresponding authors affiliated with international institutions. This policy of fee has been applied per April 1, 2024 submission.

Editor may implement a cost policy for English writing improvement in order to increase the quality of writing.  

Editor charges Rp. 750.000,00 (equal to $50) for each published article. The payment should be made through bank transfer to our official bank account:

Account holder: Indonesian Food Technologists
Bank Name: Mandiri Bank
Swift Code: BMRIIDJA
Branch: Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia
Account number: 136-00-1354048-6
Address: Gedung B Lantai 3, Fakultas Peternakan dan Pertanian Undip, Tembalang, Semarang, Indonesia 50275
Tel. and Fax. +62247474750

Additional Information

Paypal payment is also accepted, please contact the editor for further information (editor@ift.or.id)


Journal Indexing


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Publication Ethic

Journal of Applied Food Technology or JAFT is a peer-reviewed international journal. This declaration explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal as well as assertion of research malpractices, including the author(s), the chief editor, the editorial board, the peer-reviewers and the publisher (Food Technology Department, Faculty of Animal and Agricultural Sciences, Diponegoro University). This statement is originated on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Publication in JAFT

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential establishing block in the development of a coherent and respected matrix of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is, therefore, essential to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

Diponegoro University as publisher of JAFT takes its responsibilities of guardianship over all steps of publishing extremely seriously, 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. Also, the Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Animal and Agricultural Sciences, and editorial board in JAFT will assist in communications with other journal(s) and/or publisher(s) where this is useful and necessary.

Allegations of Research Misconduct

Misconducted investigation or research means fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research and writing article by authors, or in reporting research results or data. When authors are found to have been involved with research misconduct or other serious irregularities involving articles that have been published in scientific journals, JAFT editors have a serious responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.

In cases of suspected misconduct, the JAFT editors and editorial board will use the best practices of COPE to assist them to resolve the complaint and address the misconduct as fair as possible. This will include an investigation of the allegation by the JAFT editors. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published paper is found to contain such misconduct, a retraction can be published and will be linked to the original article.

The initial step involves determining the validity of the allegation and an assessment of whether the allegation is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the individuals alleging misconduct have relevant conflicts of interest. 

If scientific misconduct or the presence of other substantial research irregularities is a possibility, the allegations are shared with the corresponding author, who, on behalf of all of the coauthors, is requested to provide a detailed response. After the response is received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be obtained. For cases in which it is unlikely that misconduct has occurred, clarifications, additional analyses, or both, published as letters to the editor, and often including a correction notice and correction to the published article are sufficient. 

Institutions are expected to conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of allegations of scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important obligation to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct, and taking necessary actions based on evaluation of these concerns, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, and retractions, JAFT will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific record.

Publication decisions

The editor of the JAFT 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 editors 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 editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Complaints and Appeals

JAFT journal will have a clearly procedure for handling complaints against the journal, Editorial Staff, Editorial Board or Publisher. The complaints will be clarified to respected personal with respect to case of complaint. The scope of complaints include anything related to journal business process, i.e. editorial process, found citation manipulation, unfair editor/reviewer, peer-review manipulation, etc. The complaint cases will be processed according to COPE guideline.

Fair play

An editor at any time 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.

Duties of Reviewers

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.


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 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 

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.

Duties of Authors

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.

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, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. Authors are responsible for data reproducibility.

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.

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.

Acknowledgement of Sources 

Proper acknowledgement 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.

Authorship and Contributorship of the Article

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.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts 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.

Fundamental errors in published work 

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

Ethical Oversight 

If the research work involves chemicals, human, animals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript in order to obey ethical conduct of research using animals and human subjects. If required, Authors must provide legal ethical clearance from association or legal organization. 

If the research involves confidential data and of business/marketing practices, authors should clearly justify this matter whether the data or information will be hidden securely or not.



Journal History

JAFT has been published initially on 2014 and published articles twice in a year: June and December. Initially JAFT published using the following URL: http://appliedfoodtechnology.org. The development of the journal was then enhanced resulting in the joining JAFT to the official journal community in Diponegoro University and starting from 2018, JAFT was migrated into the new URL: https://ejournal2.undip.ac.id/index.php/jaft

Since the journal has migrated into the recent URL, the style of references has also changed into the following URL for author guideline: https://ejournal2.undip.ac.id/index.php/jaft/about/submissions#authorGuidelines 

The scope has expanded and starting from October 2019, JAFT has compressed the scope into 4 field and editor has started to accept the article about Ethnic and Traditional Food


Content Licence

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. 

Under the following terms:

  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


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