Agritech was initiated by Ir. Suwedo Hadiwiyoto, M.S., M.Phil, a lecturer at Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). Formerly, Agritech (abbreviation from Agricultural Technology) was known as a magazine to facilitate communication among academicians of Faculty of Agricultural Technology, UGM. The main role of Agritech was as a media to disseminate research findings, community services programs, and faculty programs. Afterwards, Agritech was intended to publish scientific articles written by alumni and other professions in the field of agricultural technology.
Agritech is the first journal in the field of agricultural technology in Indonesia. It is published four times a year, i.e., February, May, August, and November. At first, the authors of Agritech were exclusively from UGM. However, since Agritech has been accredited, submission of manuscripts from other universities are welcome.
The first edition of Agritech (Volume 1) has been published on July 1980 with three volumes. The editorial team was Assoc. Prof. Suwedo Hadiwiyoto (chairman), Prof. Sahid Susanto, Pontianus Tamtomo, M.Eng., Prof. Sardjono, and Mr. Lasa. Periodically, editorial team of Agritech is changing. From 2012 until 2015, the editorial team was Prof. Yudi Pranoto (chairman), Assoc. Prof. Sardjono, Dr. Suharwadji, Prof. Kuncoro Harto Widodo, Dr. Rudiati Evi Masithoh, Dr. Hermantoro, Dr. Nursigit Bintoro, and Assoc. Prof. Atris Suyantohadi.
The current chairman of Agritech is Assoc. Prof. Atris Suyantohadi with the team that consists of Assoc. Prof. Kuncoro Harto Widodo, Prof. Sardjono, Dr. Andriati Ningrum, Dr. Ngadisih, Dr. Yuli Witono, Prof. Yudi Pranoto, and Widiastuti Setyaningsih, M.Sc. The office of Agritech is located at Faculty of Agricultural Technology, UGM, Jl. Flora Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta, 55281, Indonesia.
Agritech has been nationally accredited since 6th December 2005 based on the decision of Ministry of Higher Education No. 56/DIKTI/Kep/2005. The second accreditation was accomplished on July 6, 2009 based on decision of Ministry of Higher Education No. 83/DIKTI/Kep/2009. The third accreditation was accomplished with “B” grade and it valid for 5 years from July 24, 2012 based on the decision of Ministry of Higher Education No. 56/DIKTI/Kep/2012. Agritech will propose the re-accreditation process on March 2017.
On the basis of the decision of Ministry of Higher Education No. 0005.25273825/JI.3.1/SK.ISSN/2016.05 on 16th May 2016, Agritech has been registered with ISSN 2527-3825 (Online) starting for articles included in Volume 36 No. 1 2016.
Since February 2016, the web page of Agritech was migrated from the portal of tp.ugm.ac.id to jurnal.ugm.ac.id. At the end of November 2016, Agritech has been registered in CrossRef thus articles that are published in Volume 34 No. 3 and forward hold Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number. Additionally, starting from Volume 36 No. 3, Agritech has improved the presentation of articles by adding the article genesis that includes information about pages, DOI, and article history (submission and acceptation dates).
Agritech has been currently indexed by both national and international indexer institutions such as: DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journal - International), Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD - National), Indonesian Publication Index (IPI - National), Google Scholar (International), and Indonesia One Search (National) and other citation databases of peer-reviewed scientific literature.