Author Guidelines

General Requirements

  1. The authors must ensure that the submitted articles is authentic and never published in other journals, which is stated by a statement such as the attached letter.

  2. The articles that will be publicated in Journal of Applied Agricultural Science and Technology (JAAST) can be research results, policies analysis, brief communications, opinions, concepts, and reviews.

  3. The articles can be written in English using a format that complies with the language rules. The editor does not accept articles which are not meet the requested requirements.

  4. The published articles determined by JAAST Editors Board based on competent Peer-Reviewers judgment.

  5. The articles sent to editors via web The articles must be written in Microsoft Word, figures/graphs in Microsoft Excel and write the authors name as the file nameAny difficulties may communicate with Journal of Applied Agricultural Science and Technology secretariat: Department of Agricultural Engineering, Payakumbuh State Polytechnic Of Agriculture Jl. Raya Negara Km.7 Tanjung Pati 26271 Kec. Harau Kab Limapuluh Kota Sumatera Barat, Phone: (0752) 7754192 - Fax: (0751) 7750220 ;

  6. The authors may propose names of competent Peer-Reviewers in their field who hold a doctoral degree and with their full addresses; whose willing to review the articles.

Writing Standards

  1. The articles should be typed in 1.5 space except for Title, Abstract, Figures Title, and Tables Title typed with 1 space. The articles typed in one column of A4 paper with the total of 4000-7000 words including figures and tables.

  2. The articles should be typed using Microsoft Word software, Figures using JPEG or TGIF format, if there are graphs, attached the master files/Microsoft Excel. The standard font is Times New Roman 12.

  3. The articles should be arranged in sequence: title, authors name, authors institution’ full addresses, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusions, acknowledgments (optional), and references. Institutional address (street, number, city, zip code) and authors email need to be written clearly.

  4. Binomial or trinomial (italic) latin nomenclature is used for plants, animals, insects, and diseases. The full chemical name is used for the compounds at the first mention.

  5. Measurement unit used is International Standard (IS).

  6. The writing of decimal numbers using point (.).

Articles Writing Procedure

Title. The title should be short, specific, and informative which reflects precisely the content of the articles, maximum in 15 words written in English. The title followed by authors name, institutions and addresses, and footnote referring to the corresponding author(s), complete with a mailing address, phone number, facsimile, and email.

Abstract. Abstracts are written in English consists of 200-250 words in one paragraph. Abstract contains the brief summary of the entire articles, i.e background, goals, methods, important results, discussion, and conclusions. Avoid using abbreviations unless it has been commonly used.

Keywords. Keywords are written in English, consists of  3-5 words/phrases and arranged by importance and presented at the end of abstract.

Introduction. In this section, presented a background that is supported by the brief literature, goals, and scopes of research if needed, so the readers can evaluate the results without having to read the previous publications. The literature used must be truly relevant to the research. The literature review should be integrated into the introduction, methodology, and discussion.

Methods. This section contains technical and detailed information, so the experiment can be repeated as well by other researchers. If special equipments/instruments are used, it necessary to provide the specifications and operating conditions.

Results and Discussion. This section presents research results, either in text, tables, or figures. The use if photos is limited on clear results. Each of figures and tables are numbered sequentially and must be referred in the articles.

Conclusions are written briefly but illustrates the research results substances.

Acknowledgments. This section can be used to appreciate funders, institutions, and personals who assisted during research and articles preparation.

References expect a minimum of 30 references primarily and latest (the last 10  years) with a minimum of 60% from journal papers. JAAST prefers articles which refer mainly to journal articles, research reports, and conference proceedings, rather than rely heavily on textbooks or handbooks to demonstrate articles' novelty in the subject discussed. The use of Mendeley as a tool in referencing is preferable and encouraged. References should be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy, and consistency.

Author(s) should cite publications in the text following the APA (American Psychological Association 6th edition) citation style. At the end of the paper, a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied as follows:

Mitchell, J.A., Thomson, M., & Coyne, R.P. (2017). A guide to citation. London, England: My Publisher

Mitchell, J.A., Thomson, M., & Coyne, R.P. (2017). A guide to citation. Retrieved from

Putera, P. Novita, S.A., Laksmana, I.,  & Hamid, M.I. (2015). Development and Evaluation of Solar-Powered Instrument for Hydroponic System in Limapuluh Kota, Indonesia. International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology. 5 (5): 284-288.

Electronic Journal
Herdian, F., Jabbar, R., Batubara, F., Zulnadi, Z., Anas, I., & Yudistira, Y. (2019). Rancang Bangun Alat Pengaduk Kerupuk Adonan Tipe Horizontal. Journal of Applied Agricultural Science and Technology, 3(1), 157-165.

Sunarti, T.C., & Yuliasih, I. (2006). Fractionation of Sago Starch Using Hot Water Solubilization Method. Proceedings of Malaysian Chemistry Conference 2006 – International Conference on Green Chemistry. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. 19-21 September 2006.

Thesis or Master’s thesis or Doctoral dissertation
Hendra. (2014). Sistem Pendukung Keputusan Cerdas Pengembangan Agroindustri Karet Alam dengan Pendekatan Produktivitas Hijau (Master’s thesis). Retrieved from

Mitchell, J.A. (2017, May 21). How and when to reference. Retrieved from

Robinson, J.M. (2010). Methods of digesting cellulose to glucose using slats and microwave (muwave) energy. US Patent No: US2010/0044210 A1.