Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

agriTECH processes and publishes excellent, quality and original research papers, that specifically focus on agricultural technology, in order to support a sustainable agroindustry. Agricultural technology covers topics on food and agricultural product technology, agroindustrial technology, as well as agricultural and biosystem engineering.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

A submitted manuscript is first checked by an assistant editor, with the aim of formatting (following template) and identifying plagiarism. The formatted manuscript as well as the plagiarism result are then sent to an editor by the editor-in-chef. The editor then evaluates whether the manuscript is in line with the focus and scope of agriTECH, and ensures that the plagiarism result is less than 25%. Every manuscript which passes this step is then sent to two reviewers.

agriTECH uses double blind review, which involves sending manuscripts to reviewers anonymously. In addition, the reviewer’s comments are also sent anonymously to the corresponding author to take the necessary actions and responses. Then, the editor is expected to evaluate the revised manuscript and take a decision by considering the reviewer’s recommendation, among several possibilities such as: rejected, require major revision, need minor revision, or accepted. Meanwhile, the editor of agriTECH has the right to decide which manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published.

 

Publication Frequency

agriTECH publishes four times a year, at February, May, August, and November.

 

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

DUTIES OF AUTHORS

1. Reporting Standards:

Authors of reports on original research need to present an accurate account of the work performed, as well as an objective discussion on its significance. In addition, the underlying data needs to be represented accurately in the paper, which needs to also contain sufficient details and references in order to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulently or knowingly inputting inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

2. Data Access:

Authors are required to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review when necessary.

3. Originality and Plagiarism:

The authors need to ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors used the work and/or words of others, that they have appropriately cited or quoted the authors.

4. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication:

An author should not publish manuscripts that describe essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication because this constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

5. Acknowledgement of Sources:

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others need to always be given, and authors need to cite the publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

6. Authorship of the Paper:

Authorship, which involves listing certain individuals as co-authors, needs to be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Meanwhile, those that participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, need to be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author needs to ensure that only appropriate co-authors are included in the paper, and that these individuals have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

7. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:

All authors have to disclose in their manuscript, any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. Furthermore, all sources of financial support for the project needs to be disclosed.

8. Fundamental errors in published works:

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

9. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects:

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author needs to clearly identify these in the manuscript.

 

DUTIES OF EDITORS

1. Fair Play:

An editor has to always evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regards to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

2. Confidentiality:

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 doing that is inappropriate.

3. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the written consent of the author.

4. Publication Decisions:

The editor board of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted should be published. Meanwhile, the validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers needs to always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by legal requirements such as libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Furthermore, they may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

5. Review of Manuscripts:

The editor must ensure that each manuscript has been evaluated for originality, and also organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Furthermore, the editor needs to explain the peer review processes to authors, indicate which parts of the journal have been peer reviewed, and also use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.

 

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS

1. 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.

2. Promptness:

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that a prompt review would not be possible needs to notify the editor, and not participate in the review process.

3. Standards of Objectivity:

Reviews need to be conducted objectively, personal criticism of the author is inappropriate, and referees need to express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

4. Confidentiality:

All manuscripts received for review need to be treated as confidential documents. Furthermore, they need not be shown to or discussed with others, except as authorized by the editor.

5. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest:

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential, and not used for personal advantage. Furthermore, reviewers need 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.

6. Acknowledgement of Sources:

Reviewers need to identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. In addition, any statement where an observation, derivation, or argument have been previously reported needs to be accompanied by the relevant citation. Finally, reviewers need to also bring to the editor's notice any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge about.

 

Screening for Plagiarism

Plagiarism is checked for using the application, Turnitin.

 

Digital Archiving

This journal utilizes the Indonesia One Search (IOS) and Garuda (Garba Rujukan Digital) system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries, and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

 

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