Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The focus and scope of Agrotech Journal cover five disciplines namely

  • Plant Disease, The study of plant diseases includes the study of causes of disease, studies of interactions between causes of diseases - host plants and the environment, studies of the physiology of diseased plants. The study of plant diseases in its growing population is called epidemiology. The current expansion of epidemiological science also covers the epidemiology of agro-complex agriculture (including fisheries, plantations, fisheries) and microbiology. This expansion is deemed necessary because the benefits of epidemiology are very evident in these fields of science. Epidemiological depth includes computer-based forecasting and agroecosystem management.
  • Horticulture, Horticulture is a branch of agronomy. In contrast to agronomy, horticulture focuses on the cultivation of fruit plants (pomology/fruticulture), flower plants (floriculture), vegetable plants (olericulture), medicinal plants (biopharma), and gardens (landscaping). One characteristic of horticultural products are perishable or easily damaged due to freshness. The term horticulture is used in the types of plants that are cultivated. Horticulture works include hatcheries, nurseries, tissue culture, crop production, pests and diseases, harvesting, packaging, and distribution. Horticulture is one method of modern farming.
  • Soil Science, Soil science is divided into two focus studies: pedology and edaphology. Pedology studies land as a geological object. Edaphology, or the science of soil fertility, study soil as a life-supporting object. Both use tools and often the same methodology in studying soil, so scientific disciplines such as soil physics, soil chemistry, soil biology (or soil ecology), and soil conservation science. Soil Science also has a spatial and civil aspect, disciplines such as soil mechanics, mapping (cartography), geodesy and land surveys, and pedometrics or pedostatistics are also developing. The use of informatics also gave birth to several mixed sciences such as geomatics.
  • Agronomy, Agronomy is one of the applied sciences based on plant biology that studies the influence and manipulation of various biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) components on an individual or a group of individual plants to be utilized for human interests. Agronomic activities include activities in the fields of plant physiology, plant genetics, meteorology and soil science and the application of a combination of biological, ecological, genetic, chemical, topographic, economic and political-economic policies.
  • Plant Breeding, Plant breeding involves selective breeding of plants to produce the best plants in a variety of conditions. Plant breeding has increased the yield and nutritional value of various types of plants grown throughout the world, including corn, soybeans, and wheat. Plant breeding has also developed a new type of plant which is the result of a hybrid called hybrid plants. Fruits and vegetables are also the subjects of plant breeding.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Several reviewers involved in this journal that comes from focused discipline-based. There are some criteria by which reviewers judge the submissions. The criteria present strict surveillance from the editorial board in order to keep the journal content to be more qualified and original. Therefore, it takes several days to read on the reviewers’ biography before recruiting them. It takes at least four weeks to conduct the reviews starting from the invitation to the review report.

Editors will email selected Reviewers the title and abstract of the submission, as well as an invitation to log into the journal web site to complete the review. Reviewers enter the journal web site to agree to do the review, to download submissions, submit their comments, and select a recommendation.

The final decision

The editor ultimately decides whether to accept or reject the article. USN-SJ plays no part in this decision. The editor will weigh all views and may call for a third opinion or ask the author for a revised paper before making a decision.

This Journal process with Blind Peer Review


Publication Frequency

Agrotech Journal (ATJ) publishes the articles for one volume in a year (semester) with two issues that consist of six (6) articles for each issue. This aims to make our published articles more credible especially for the editorial process. We do commit on this since 2016. This is ethically conducted with a reason for keeping all process, policy, and quality run well. The frequency of the publication is two (2) issues a year which is from January to June (Issue 1) and July to December (Issue 2).


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.



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This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors do not pay Article Submission Fees or Free as part of the submission process

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors do not pay Article Publication Fees or Free as part of the publication process 




Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

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

Ethical guidelines for journal publication

The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journals published by Agrotech Journal, Universitas Sembilanbelas November Kolaka is a process of permanent knowledge improvement. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.

Agrotech Journal, Universitas Sembilanbelas November Kolaka takes their duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities.

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors.

Duties of authors

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 behavior and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial 'opinion' works should be clearly identified as such.

Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

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. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

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 behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

Acknowledgment 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 co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

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. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts 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. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

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. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Duties of editors

Publication decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, often working in conjunction with the relevant society (for society-owned or sponsored journals). 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 (or society officers) 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. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or another member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing for interest.



Contact us

Principal Contact

Yolanda Fitria Syahri

Agrotech Journal

Jl. Pemuda, No. 339 Kolaka-93517

Southeast Sulawesi


Phone : +62811402721

Email: editor.atj@usnsj.com

or yolandafitriasyahri@gmail.com


Support Contact

Agrotech Journal

Marlina Mustafa

Phone : +628111072907

Email: linamarlinamus@gmail.com



The following files may be useful for you:

1. Letter of Statment. This file must be filled out, sealed, signed, and submitted prior to publication.

2. Submission Tutorial. This file contains steps of doing registration and manuscript submission.

3. Paper Template.




All work in the manuscript should be free of any plagiarism, falsification, fabrications, or omission of significant material, must have similarity level less than 20%.

Authors are expected to explicitly cite others' work and ideas, even if the work or ideas are not quoted verbatim or paraphrased. This standard applies whether the previous work is published, unpublished, or electronically available. Failure to properly cite the work of others may constitute plagiarism. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

This journal uses Turnitin application to check the plagiarism