Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Advances in Food Science, Sustainable Agriculture and Agroindustrial Engineering is aimed to diseminate the results and the progress in research, science and technology relevant to the area of food sciences, agricultural engineering and agroindustrial engineering. The development of green food production, agricultural and agroindustrial practices  to reduce the ecological footprint to the environment is also the key focus of the journal.

 Topics covered by the journal include (but not limited to):

  • Food Engineering
  • Food Nutrition
  • Food Security and Safety
  • Food Production and Quality
  • Food Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Food Sensory
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Biosystem and Environmental Engineering
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Agroindustrial Engineering
  • Agroindustrial Management and System
  • Agroindustrial Manufacturing System
  • Sustainable and Smart Agroindustry
  • Waste and wastewater treatment
  • Bioenergy and Biorefinery from Agroindustrial Waste


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Advances in Food Science, Sustainable Agriculture and Agro-industrial Engineering (AFSSAAE) operates a double-blind review process. All submitted manuscripts will be initially reviewed by the editors to assess the suitability of the focus and scope of the journal as well as to confirm the guideline requirements are fulfilled. Any manuscripts that do not meet with the journal requirements or template will be sent back to authors for revision. Manuscripts deemed suitable for publication are then sent to two independent reviewers (National or International reviewers) to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The authors should recommend two reviewers, but the editor will choose the reviewers based on their expertise and relevance to the manuscripts assessed. The editor will create an account in OJS for each reviewer. Based on the reviewer’s recommendations, the editor is responsible to provide the final decision regarding acceptance (i.e. without revision, with minor revision, with major revision) or rejection of the manuscripts. The editor decision is final.
All the peer-review process is carried out using OJS and typically a manuscript takes a month for the review process. Prior publication, all manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using Turnitin.


Publication Frequency

Advances in Food Science, Sustainable Agriculture and Agroindustrial Engineering (AFSSAAE) is an international journal published twice a year in July and December.


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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Article Processing Charge

Publication in the Advances in Food Scence, Sustainable Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering (AFSSAAE) is charged IDR 1,250,000  (or USD 80 )  for each accepted manuscript.  The Article Processing Charge (APC) will be collected after the full review process is completed and the editors have accepted the manuscript for publication.

Payment should be made to the following account:


Bank Name: Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI)
Account Name: Publikasi Jurnal Fakultas Teknologi Pertanian
Account Number: 9880516334690000
Since our account in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) currency, the transfer process should be converted to IDR currency.


English Editing and Formatting

Article submitted to AFSSAAE should be in standard English language for academic and scientific publication. Therefore, an English language proof reading and editing  are advisable to a profesional English proof reader and editing service prior to submission.


Statement of Novelty and Research Highlight

Submission to AFSSAAE journal needs to include a short statement novelty  and the research highlight. The information included is to inform why the research was carried out and what are the impact will have, and why is the research significant.


Cover letter

Submission of manuscript to AFSSAAE Journal should be accompanied by a cover letter addressed to the editor.

Cover letter should contain/mention:

Title of the article
Field of research
Declaration of originality and consent statement (please copy the statement below) :
“I declare that this manuscript (including the artwork or graphical image) has not been published previously, it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and it is approved by all authors. If accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder (the Journal publisher).”

Purposes and focus of the article
Research highlight
First author name, position, address and corresponding author


Screening for Plagiarism

The manuscript that submitted into this journal will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin software. All manuscript publish in AFSSAAE has similarity bellow 20%. Any submitted manuscript with indications of plagiarism will be rejected.


Publication Frequency

AFSSAAE will be published two times in a year, in July and December.


Publication Ethics

(based on Elsevier's Policies and Ethics and COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)


Duties of Authors

1.     Reporting Standars: 
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. If the authors have used the work and /or words of others then it has to be 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),and / or to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

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 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.

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 other 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 are 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: 
Editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. The editor should organize 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. 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.

6.     Allegation of misconducts 

AFSSAAE will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of  ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific record. Editors and Editorial Board shall apply the best practices of COPE (https://publicationethics.org/misconduct) to address any misconduct allegations. In cases of the submitted and published papers are confirmed committing misconducts, they will be rejected and retracted, respectively.

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 authorized 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.


Revenue Sources, Advertising, and Direct Marketing

AFSSAAE's revenue sources are from author publication fees and institutional support. We are committed not to accept any advertising/other commercial revenues nor to conduct any direct marketing activities. This is to ensure that the editorial decisions are on the grounds of suitability for the journal scope, impact and overall quality of manuscript.


Withdrawal / Correction / Retraction policy

The article withdrawl,correction and retraction are based on Elsevier's Policies as follows :

Article withdrawal
Only used for Articles in Press which represent early versions of articles and sometimes contain errors, or may have been accidentally submitted twice. Occasionally, but less frequently, the articles may represent infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like. Articles in Press (articles that have been accepted for publication but which have not been formally published and will not yet have the complete volume/issue/page information) that include errors, or are discovered to be accidental duplicates of other published article(s), or are determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors (such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like), may be “Withdrawn” from ScienceDirect. Withdrawn means that the article content (HTML and PDF) is removed and replaced with a HTML page and PDF simply stating that the article has been withdrawn according to the Elsevier Policy on Article in Press Withdrawal with a link to the current policy document.

Article correction (replacement)
In cases where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk, the authors of the original article may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected version. In these circumstances the procedures for retraction will be followed with the difference that the database retraction notice will publish a link to the corrected re-published article and a history of the document.

Article retraction
Infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like. Occasionally a retraction will be used to correct errors in submission or publication.The retraction of an article by its authors or the editor under the advice of members of the scholarly community has long been an occasional feature of the learned world. Standards for dealing with retractions have been developed by a number of library and scholarly bodies, and this best practice is adopted for article retraction by Elsevier:

  • A retraction note titled “Retraction: [article title]” signed by the authors and/or the editor is published in the paginated part of a subsequent issue of the journal and listed in the contents list.
  • In the electronic version, a link is made to the original article.
  • The online article is preceded by a screen containing the retraction note. It is to this screen that the link resolves; the reader can then proceed to the article itself.
  • The original article is retained unchanged save for a watermark on the .pdf indicating on each page that it is “retracted.”
  • The HTML version of the document is removed.