Journal History

agriTECH was initiated by Suwedo Hadiwiyoto, M.S., M.Phil, a lecturer at the Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). Previously, agriTECH (abbreviation from Agricultural Technology) was known as a magazine which facilitates communications among academicians in the Faculty of Agricultural Technology, UGM. Its main role then was to act as a media to disseminate research findings, community services programs, and faculty programs. Afterwards, it 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. Furthermore, it publishes four times a year, at February, May, August and November. Initially, the authors of agriTECH were exclusively from UGM. Nevertheless, since this journal has been accredited, submission of manuscripts from other universities are welcome.

The first edition of agriTECH (Volume 1) was published on July 1980, with three volumes. In addition, the editorial team then, included Assoc. Prof. Suwedo Hadiwiyoto (chairman), Prof. Sahid Susanto, Pontianus Tamtomo, M.Eng., Prof. Sardjono and Mr. Lasa. However, ever since, this team has been changing periodically.

The current chairman of agriTECH is Dr. Widiastuti Setyaningsih, and the editorial team consists of Dr. Mirwan Ushada, Dr. Rachma Wikandari, Dr. Ngadisih, Prof. Marcel Maeder, Prof. Miguel Palma Lovillo, Dr. Tomasz Dymerski, Assoc. Prof. Rosnah Shamsudin, Dr. Maria Teresa Fernández Ponce, Dr. Mohamed R. Saber, Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Katharina Keiblinger, Dr. Abhiteja Konda, Assoc. Prof. Nooraini Yusoff, Dr. Andriati Ningrum, Prof. Yunianta, Prof. Johnner Sitompul, Dr. Supriyadi, Assoc. Prof. Atris Suyantohadi, Prof. Yuli Witono, and Dr. Yunika Mayangsari. Furthermore, the office of this journal is located at the Faculty of Agricultural Technology, UGM, Jl. Flora Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta, 55281, Indonesia.

agriTECH has been accredited since 1998 up to date, with accreditation history as follows:

  1. No. 111/DIKTI/Kep/1998
  2. No. 134/DIKTI/Kep/2001
  3. No. 26/DIKTI/Kep/2005
  4. No. 83/DIKTI/Kep/2009
  5. No. 56/DIKTI/Kep/2012

In addition, based on the Decree of the General Director of Strengthening the Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia No. 30/E/KPT/2018, agriTECH was designated as an Accredited Scientific Journal (Sinta 2) from Vol. 37 No. 2, 2017 to Vol. 41 No. 2, 2021. Meanwhile, on the basis of decision No. 0005.25273825/JI.3.1/SK.ISSN/2016.05 on the 16th of 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 has been migrated from the portal of tp.ugm.ac.id to jurnal.ugm.ac.id. At the end of November 2016, agriTECH was registered in CrossRef, therefore, articles published on Volume 34 No. 3 and forward hold the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number. Additionally, starting from Volume 36 No. 3, it has improved the presentation of articles by adding the article genesis that includes information about pages, DOI and article history (submission and acceptation dates).

Recently, agriTECH has been indexed by both national and international indexer institutions such as DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journal - International), Google Scholar (International), Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD - National), Science and Technology Index (SINTA - National), Garba Rujukan Digital (Garuda - National), Indonesia One Search (National), and other citation databases of peer-reviewed scientific literature.

In addition, beginning from January 2018, this journal has also been indexed on the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), a new database within Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Web of Science. Starting from Volume 40 No. 1, there is a change in the number of articles published, from 15 to 10 per number.