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Author Guidelines


Advances in Food Science, Sustainable Agriculture and Agroindustrial Engineering (AFSSAAE) 



 Prior submission, authors should ensure that:

  • Manuscript is the authentic research result that has not been published yet in other publication media or publishing houses
  • Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'
  • All figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
  • The files uploaded include the manuscript, all figures (include relevant captions), and all tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
  • Referee suggestions and contact details provided, if possible

Manuscript preparation, authors have  to follow these requirement:

  • Strictly follow the author guide, failure to do this may result  the manuscripts to be rejected without review. Editors reserve the right to adjust the style to certain standards of uniformity.
  • Meet the following structure when typing manuscript: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, References
  • Text layout:
  1. Use 1.5 spacing and wide (2 cm) margins on A4 paper (one column)
  2. Use 11 pt font size and Times Roman/Times New Roman
  3. Ensure that each new paragraph is clearly indicated.
  4. Present tables and figure legends on separate pages at the end of the manuscript.
  5. Number all pages consecutively using the automatic page numbering function

If possible, consult a recent issue of the journal to become familiar with layout and conventions.

  • Headings is written in Bold, Sub headings in Bold Italic
  • Use Italics for emphasis.
  • Use the equation editor or MathType for equations
  • Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
  • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).

Page length (including text, references, tables and figures):

  • Maximum page length should be 10 (Short communication), 30 (Research article/case study) and 50 pages (Review paper)
  • Each figure and table must be put separately on a single page.



The Title of the Manuscript

The title should be informative and be written both briefly and clearly. It cannot diverse multi-interpretations. It has to be pinpoint with the issues that will be discussed. The beginning word is written in the capital case and symmetrically. The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviation. The title should be written not more than 12 words, 13pt-sized font, with the bold selection and in the align left text format.


The manuscript has main author and co-authors with a full name (no abbreviation). The full name of each author and co-authors should be followed by each affiliation, address, the city with postal code, and country of affiliation. The e-mail of the corresponding author should also be indicated.


Please provide an abstract of 150 to 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. Use 10 pt Times Roman with 1 line space for text. Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.


Provide an adequate background supported with adequate literature reviews.  State the objectives of the work. This should not be more than three pages in general.

Research Methods

Provide sufficient details research methods to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.

Results and Discussion

Results should be clear and concise, and be part of a single section, discussing the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Discussion should be supported by adequate citation of the published literature.


The main conclusions drawn from results should be presented in a short. Avoid repetion as previously stated in the abstract, for example. (Maximum 250 words).


Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

Conflict of interest

Author to provide statement whether the manuscript has a conflict of interest or not.


Author to provide list of reference cited in text


Reference citations in the text should be identified by author name and publication year in brackets. Some examples:

  1. Food processing is influence by many factors (Albert et al., 2011).
  2. This study results are in agreement with the previous study reported by Adam and Max (2014).
  3. The inclusion of environmental factor in developing green agroindustries are crucial has been widely acknowledged (Smith, 2010;  Adam and Max, 2014).


Reference list

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. The entries in the list should follow Harvard style and listed in alphabetical order. Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal’s name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations. If you are unsure, please use the full journal title. For the reference list and citation it is advised to use online referencing and citation tools/software such as Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote, etc. Articles must have 10 years recent references and 80% is peer-reviewed international journal. The most of references are primary ones (last five years). References consist of minimum 20 references. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.


Example of the reference list is as follows:


McKague, K. and Siddique, M. (2014) Making markets more inclusive: lessons from care and the future of sustainability in agricultural value chain development. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Edited book

Rahman, M.S. (ed.). (2009). Food properties handbook. London: CRC Press

Chapter in edited book

Bilanovic, D. (2015) ‘Carbon footprint - an environmental sustainability indicator of large scale CO2’ in Armon, R.H. and Hänninen, O. (eds.) Environmental Indicators. Dordrecht:  Springer, pp. 51-66


Campbell-Platt, G. (2009) Food science and technology. E-book library [online]. Available at:,%202006)(ISBN%200632064218)(O)(537s)_Ch_.pdf (Accessed: 10 April 2018)

Journal article

Santner, D. (2018) ‘Proximity and modes of innovation–evidence from two agricultural engineering industries in north-west Germany’, European Planning Studies, 26 (5), pp. 877-894

Adams, J.M.M., Ross, A.Á., Anastasakis, K., Hodgson, E.M., Gallagher, J.A., Jones, J.M. and Donnison, I.S. (2011) ‘Seasonal variation in the chemical composition of the bioenergy feedstock Laminaria digitata for thermochemical conversion’, Bioresource Technology, 102, pp. 226-234

Journal article online

Suhartini, S., Hidayat, N., and Rosaliana, E. (2013) ‘Influence of powdered Moringa oleifera seeds and natural filter media on the characteristics of tapioca starch wastewater’, International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture, 2 (12) [online]. Available at (Accessed: 15 April 2018)


United Nations (2013) Yearbook of the United Nations [Online]. Available at (Accessed: 27 May 2017)

Conference proceeding

Wilde, S and Cox, C. (2008) 'Principal factors contributing to the competitiveness of tourism destinations at varying stages of development', in Richardson, S., Fredline, L.,  Patiar, A. and Ternel M. (eds.), CAUTHE 2008: Where the 'bloody hell' are we?, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Qld, pp. 115-118

Conference paper

Julian, C.C. (2011) 'The relationship between industry structure, marketing capabilities, strategy and performance: the empirical link in export ventures', paper presented to The Clute Institute International Academic Conference, Las Vegas, 10-12 October, viewed 9 May 2018, <>.


  • All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables
  • For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.
  • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
  • Maximum  of 8 Tables are included in the manuscript



Electronic Figure Submission

  • Supply all figures electronically.
  • Indicate what graphics program was used to create the artwork.
  • For vector graphics, the preferred format is EPS; for halftones, please use TIFF or JPEG format with minimal 600dpi. MSOffice files are also acceptable.
  • Name your figure files with "Figure" and the figure number, e.g., Figure 1. Figure Numbering
  • All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.).
  • Maximum  of 8 Figures are included in the manuscript

 Figure Captions

  • Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file.
  • Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type.
  • No punctuation is to be included after the number, nor is any punctuation to be placed at the end of the caption.
  • Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.
  • Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.

Figure Placement and Size

  • Figures should be submitted separately as a single file as JPEG or TIFF.
  • When preparing your figures, size figures to fit in the column width.


If you include figures that have already been published elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. Typed at one side of white paper of A4 size, in single column, 1.5 space line, 11 point Times New Roman font and should be given line numbers. Margins on all four sides are 2 cm. All figures and tables are placed at the end of manuscript pages.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication: 1250000.00 (IDR)
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.