Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Indonesian Sugar Research Journal contains original articles of research results, findings, and ideas from various fields of science, especially fields related to sugar plantations and its processes, from researchers, lecturers, students, and related parties.

The scope of the Indonesian Sugar Research Journal are: agronomics, agribusiness, plantation management of sugar and sweetener-producing crops, processing of sugar products and materials, post-harvest technology and basic research related to sugar and sweeteners.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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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 of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
  2. Data Access and Retention: 
    Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
  3. Originality and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  4. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: 
    An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  5. Acknowledgement of Sources: 
    Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
  6. Authorship of the Paper: 
    Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors 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 should disclose in their manuscript any financial or another substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  8. Fundamental errors in published works: 
    When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor 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 must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Duties of Editors

  1. Fair Play: 
    An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard 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 appropriate.
  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 express written consent of the author.
  4. Publication Decisions: 
    The editor board journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
  5. Review of Manuscripts: 
    The editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. The editor should organise and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. The editor should 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 its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process
  3. Standards of Objectivity: 
    Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  4. Confidentiality: 
    Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorised 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. Reviewers should 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 should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

The following is a code of ethics for Jurnal Agro Industri Perkebunan authors, editors, and reviewers who are adapted from the Publications Ethics Committee (COPE). This ethic maintains the integrity, accountability and scientific principles in the field of research and publications which must be adhered to.

 

Author Guidelines

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

An acceptable manuscript will meet the following general criteria: It reports a worthwhile contribution to science, sound methodology was used and is explained with sufficient detail so that other capable scientists could repeat the experiments. The manuscript can be written both in Bahasa Indonesia or English with the standard language. The manuscript should consist of ten (10) to sixteen (16) pages including pictures and tables. Conclusions are supported by data, manuscripts is concise, well written, and understandable.

 

MANUSCRIPT FORMAT

Manuscript should be uploaded to Indonesian Sugar Research Journal standard format, Title, Authors, Affiliation, Address and Email, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Result and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment and References. Typed at one side of white paper of A4 size, in single column, 16 pt space line, and 11 point Times New Roman font. Margins on all four sides are 2.5 cm, except inside is 3.0 cm.

 

MANUSCRIPT TITLE

The title of the paper should be concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formula where possible. It should be written clearly and concisely describing the contents of the research.

AUTHORS

Manuscript has main author and co-authors with full name of the author and co-authors (no abbreviation), includes affiliation, address (es), and email addresses clearly.

ABSTRACT

The abstract comes after title page in the manuscript. Abstract must be integrated and independent which is consist of introduction and purpose, methods, results, conclusion and suggestion. However the abstract should be written as a single paragraph without these headers. For this reason, References should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. Abstract must be written using 150 until 250 words which has no reference and accompanied keywords.

KEYWORDS

The keywords should be avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts. Do not use words or terms in the title as keywords. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes. Keywords should not more than 5 words or phrases in alphabetical order.

INTRODUCTION

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Explain how you addressed the problem and clearly state the aims of your study. As you compose the introduction, think of readers who are not experts in this field. Introduction must be written using 750 until 1000 words

METHODS

It should be mention time and place of research in first part. All materials and methods that used such chemical for analysis, treatment, and experimental design must be stated clearly and briefly. State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lays the foundation for further work. a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis. Materials and methods must be written using 400 until 600 words.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

Result and discussion must be written in the same part. They should be presented continuously start from the main result to the supporting results and equipped with a discussion. Unit of measurement used should follow the prevailing international system. All figures and tables placed separately at the end of  manuscript pages and should be active and editable by editor.

CONCLUSION (AND RECOMMENDATION [Optional])

Conclusion should be explained clearly. Suggestion placed after conclusion contains a recommendation on the research done or an input that can be used directly by consumer. Conclusion and suggestion must be written using 40 until 80 words.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (Optional)

State the grant source and the person to whom the grant was given. Name the person to help you work.

REFERENCES

The author-year notation system is required and completed. All reference mentioned should be written down in reference using American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition style and arranged from A to Z. Articles have 15 recent references or over and 80% is journal article. The most of references are primary ones (last ten years). Unpublished data and personal communication should not be cited as literature citations. In Press articles that have been accepted for publication may be cited in references. Include in the citation the journal in which the in press article will appear and the publication date, if a date is available.

Example 

Reference to a Journal Article:
Sudradjat, Sukmawan, Y., & Sugiyanta. (2014). Influence of manure, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilizer application on growth of one-year-old oil palms on marginal soil in Jonggol, Bogor, Indonesia. Journal of Tropical Crop Science1(2), 18–24. https://doi.org/10.29244/jtcs.1.2.18-24

Reference to a Book:
Corley, R. H. V., & Tinker, P. B. (2015). The Oil Palm: Fifth Edition. In The Oil Palm: Fifth Edition. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118953297

Reference to a Chapter in an Edited Book:

Cahoon, E. B., Clemente, T. E., Damude, H. G., & Kinney, A. J. (2010). Modifying vegetable oils for food and non-food purposes. In J. Vollmann & I. Rajcan (Eds.), Handbook of Plant Breeding (4th ed., pp. 31–56). Springer.