Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The focus of this journal is on the study of agribusiness and scope of Jurnal Agristan includes:

  • Agribusiness refers to economic activities derived from or connected to farm products
  • Social agriculture includes the development of organizations and institutions and solving of agricultural problems
  • Sustainable agricultural development
  • Agricultural economics relates to how the process of production, distribution, and consumption
  • Agricultural extension and communication


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts will be reviewed with a Double-Blind Review system, Manuscripts from the author will go to the Editor in Chief who then transfers it to the relevant Editor Section for further handling. The Editors' Section will request at least two review partners to review the manuscript. Based on comments from Reviewers and Section Editors, Editor-in-Chief will make decisions on the manuscript.


All submitted manuscript will be screened as follow :

  1. Editor collect the submitting article

  2. The editor section evaluate the manuscript (the aims, scope, writing style,  the manuscript will be rejected if doesn’t meet with criteria )

  3. Similarity will be checked using turnitin. If more than 30% plagiarism is found, the manuscript will be rejected and the author will be contacted via email

  4. Section editor send the manuscript to reviewers

  5. The reviewers send back the reviewed article to section editor with revised if necessary

  6. Editor make a decision ( with criteria :reject, major revision, minor revision, accept, revision and resubmit)

  7. The decision is informed to the author via email

  8. If there is a revision, the author must revise the manuscript and return it to the editor immediately (maximum 2 weeks). If the return is late (more than three months, it will be considered as a new manuscript submission)

  9. If there is no need for revision, the manuscript enters the layout editor before publishing


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Agristan is published twice a year and one issue on Mei and November; where each issue contains a minimum of 5 (five) journal articles.


Open Access Policy

Jurnal Agristan provides immediate open access to all article on the principle that making research freely available to the public; supports a greater global exchange of knowledge; and invaluable way to maximize the visibility and impact of research, especially education field. 

Jurnal Agristan uses CC-BY-SA or The Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike License
This means :

  • The freedom to use and perform the work;
  • The freedom to study the work and apply the information;
  • The freedom to redistribute copies;
  • The freedom to distribute derivative works;


Publication Ethics

Ethical Guidlene for Journal Publication (Based on Elsevier Policies)

Jurnal Agristan is peer-reviewed journal, available online, publish original research paper and article review about agricultural science and technology, agronomy, pest and disease science, weed science, plant ecophysiology, biodiversity, biotechnology, forestry and plantation, agricultural microbiology, plant breeding, food science and technology. All manuscript will be accept for review as papers.

Agrotechnology department, Faculty of Agriculture University of Siliwangi as Jurnal Agristan Publisher take itsresponsibilities of guardianship over all publishing system and we understand our moral/ethics and other responsibilities

We are devoted to making sure that advertising, reprint or other comercial revenue has no effect or impact on editorial decisions. In addition Agrotechnology department, Faculty of Agriculture University of Siliwangi  will help in communications with different journals and/or publishers wherein that is beneficial and necessary


(Based on Elsevier policies and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Reporting standard

Authors of the original research report should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its implications. . "Cheating or intentionally inaccurate statements constitute unethical and unacceptable conduct." Articles published and professionally reviewed should also be precise and objective, and editorial opinions should be clearly defined as such.

Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide raw data relating to an article for editorial review and should be prepared to provide access to such data to the public, to the extent possible, and in all cases, preparations should be made for retain this data for a reasonable period of time after publication

Originality and plagiarism

Authors should ensure that they have written completely original works and that if the authors have used the work and / or words of another person, that work has been quoted or cited impartially. The author's own article, to copy or paraphrase substantial parts of someone else's article (without attribution), to claim the results of research carried out by others. Plagiarism in any form constitutes unethical and unacceptable posting behavior.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

In general, an author should not  publish manuscripts describing essentially the same study in more than one major journal or publication. in another journal, an article already published. The publication of certain types of articles (guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met.Authors and editors of relevant journals  must consent to  secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretations as the primary document. Primary references should be cited in  secondary publications.

Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgment 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. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

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.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or material conflicts of interest that could be interpreted as affecting the results or interpretation of their manuscript.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a serious error or inaccuracy in his published work, he is required to immediately notify the editor or publisher of the journal and to cooperate with the publisher to remove the work, revise or edit the article. Discovering from a third party that the published work contains material errors, the author is obligated to retract or correct the article promptly or to provide proof to the editor of the accuracy of the original article.


(Based on Elsevier policies and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Publication decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed Jurnal Agristan 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 editor 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 editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


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.

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. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. 

Involvement and cooperation in investigations

An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.


(Based on Elsevier policies and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

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. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method.


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.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

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.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the author. 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.


Plagiarism Checker

Every submitted paper to Jurnal Agristanwill go through plagiarism checking by Turnitin in initial process of paper screening and before publishing it in an issue.


References Management

In writing Citation and Bibliography, editorJurnal Agristansuggests authors to use the Mendeley Reference Management Software.

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