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Author Guidelines

A. Type of Contribution

Journal of Agro Complex publishs of original research papers. The papers should not have been previously published or is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Upon acceptance of an article, the authors will be asked to transfer the copyright of the article.

B. Preparation and Submission of a Manuscript

B.1. General Rules



Manuscripts should be written either in English or in Indonesian.



Manuscripts should be typed on one side of the paper and in 1-column format with double spacing throughout.



The lines at all pages should be numbered in the left margin, beginning with number 1 (one) on the top of the first page.  Paper size is A4 and a 3.0 cm margin of the page is desirable. Use the font “Times New Roman” 12 pt.



Standard International (SI) units should be used. Weights and measures should be expressed in the metric system and temperatures in the Celsius scale.



Files should be saved in the format of the word processing software “word for windows” or “open text document”



Manuscripts should be submitted to website (



Manuscripts that do not fulfill the requirements will not be processed any further.


B.2. Manuscripts Structure.

Manuscripts in general should be organized in the following order: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (optional) and References. These major headings should be typed in bold-capital letters and set in the center of the page. Manusript should be written according to this template.

TITLE. Title of paper consists of no more than 20 words. Abbreviations are not permitted in the title. Title is followed by the name of the authors and complete institution address. When a paper has several authors from the different institution, contact author should be given. A running head (an abbreviated title consisting of no more than 55 characters) should also be appeared above the title.

ABSTRACT. Abstract is written in Indonesian and in English. The abstract consists of no more than 200 words. It starts with a clear statement of the objectives of the experiment that followed by materials and methods, results and important conclusion. References are never cited in the abstract. Abbreviations that appear in the abstract should be defined when they are first used. At the end of the abstract, list up to 5 (five) keywords in alphabetical order that best describe the nature of the research.

INTRODUCTION. The introduction should provide the readers with information necessary for understanding research presented in the paper. Previous work on the topic should be summarized and objective of the current research should be clearly stated.

MATERIALS AND METHODS. The section of materials and methods should include a discussion of the methods of statistical analysis, and specify equipment source. All modifications of the methods should be explained.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION. Results and discussion sections may be combined, or they may appear in separate section. In case of being separated, the Results section should contain only the results of the current author’s study. There should be no literature comparisons. Those comparisons should appear in the Discussion section. The discussion should interpret the results clearly.

CONCLUSION. Conclusion should be written a maximum of 100 words. Recommendation can be added.



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 Open Document Text (odt), Microsoft Word, RTF document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-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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