Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

agriTECH processes and publishes excellent quality and original research papers that specifically focus on agricultural technology, to support 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 to evaluate the formate (conformity with the given template) and identifying plagiarism. The formatted manuscript and 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 that passes this step will be evaluated by 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: require major or minor revision, rejected, or accepted. Meanwhile, the editor of agriTECH has the right to decide which submitted manuscripts to the journal should be published.

 

Publication Frequency

Each year, agriTECH publishes four times, in February, May, August, and November.

 

Open Access Policy

agriTECH provides instantaneous open access to its content with the core value that  research are freely accessible to the public supports for a substantial worldwide exchange of knowledge.

 

Publication Ethics

DUTIES OF AUTHORS

1. Reporting Standards:

The Authors of original research reports must provide an accurate description of the work done and an objective discussion of its importance. Furthermore, the underlying data must be correctly described in the submitted document. In order to encourage others to reproduce the work, sufficient descriptions and references need to be included. Fraudulently or knowingly inputting inaccurate statements is unethical behavior and extremely unacceptable.

2. Data Access:

When necessary, Authors are required to provide the primary data related to the paper for editorial review.

3. Originality and Plagiarism:

The authors need to confirm that they have published entirely original works. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, the author should cite and reference the other authors accordingly.

4. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication:

Manuscripts containing essentially the same research work should not be published in more than one journal or primary publication as it is assumed dishonest and inexcusable publishing behavior.

5. Acknowledgement of Sources:

It is an obligation to provide proper acknowledgement for work of others. The authors have to cite the articles that influenced the characteristics of the reported work.

6. Authorship of the Paper:

Authorship, which involves listing specific 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, contributors or co-authors should be noted or identified exclusively for those who partake in particular research projects' substantive aspects. The corresponding author needs to guarantee that only eligible co-authors should be included in the paper. The final version of the paper and its submission for publication has been seen and accepted by these individuals.

7. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:

All Authors have to expose any cash flow and other meaningful potential conflicts of interest that could be perceived to affect the results of their manuscript's interpretation. Furthermore, all sources of funding should be reported for the research work.

8. Fundamental errors in published works:

Any significant error or inaccuracy in the published work discovered by the author should be retracted and corrected by directly notify the journal's editor or publisher.

9. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects:

In the manuscript, the author should explicitly define whether the study contains dangerous substances, processes, or devices that pose unusual hazards in their use.

DUTIES OF EDITORS

1. Fair Play:

Without being affected by gender, ethnicity, ethnic origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, citizenship, or political opinions of the authors, an editor must always review manuscripts for their intellectual content.

2. Confidentiality:

Any information found in the manuscript sent to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other editorial advisors and the publisher shall not be disclosed by the editor and any editorial staff, as appropriate.

3. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:

Editors shall not, without the legal permission of the authors,use any unpublished material disclosed in the submitted manuscript.

4. Publication Decisions:

The editorial board of the agriTECH is liable for figuring out which of the submitted research papers shall be published. Meanwhile, the decisions should be based on the research's validation in question and its significance to researchers and readers. The editors can be guided by the journal's editorial policy and restricted by constitutional requirements such as defamation, breach of copyright, and plagiarism. Furthermore, in resolving the decisions, the editor may consult with other editors or reviewers.

5. Review of Manuscripts:

The editor must guarantee that every manuscript's composition has been assessed for its authenticity while also organizing and utilizing peer review reasonably and wisely. Furthermore, the editor needs to clarify to the authors about the peer review processes and identify which aspects of the article have been peer-reviewed. By selecting people with sufficient mastery and excluding those with conflicts of interest, editors must perform influential peer reviewers for papers considered for publication.

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS

1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions:

Peer review helps the editor determine editorial choices and helps the authors refining the paper through editorial discussions.

2. Promptness:

Any chosen reviewer who feels unfit to observe the research work in a manuscript or recognizes that an immediate review would not be possible is required to notify the editor and not furtherly take part in the review process.

3. Standards of Objectivity:

Reviews need to be carried out objectively, the personal judgment is unseemly, and the reviewer needs to express their viewpoints with supporting information explicitly.

4. Confidentiality:

All submitted manuscripts need to be treated as secret reports. Furthermore, except for those authorized by the editor, they should not be displayed or examined with others.

5. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest:

It is compulsory to treat unique details or insights gained through peer review as confidential information and not exploited for individual gain. Moreover, reviewers do not need to evaluate manuscripts with conflict of interest because of collaborative competitive or other association or connection with any of the authors, businesses, or organizations.

6. Acknowledgement of Sources:

Reviewers ought to differentiate between similar published articles that the authors have not referred to. Likewise, the appropriate citation should be applied to every description where a previously recorded interpretation, inference, or statement is used. Finally, reviewers need to likewise bring to the editor's notice any overlap or noticeable similarity between the manuscript under scrutiny and any other published articles they have personal knowledge of.

 

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.

 

Statistic Download Article

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