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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


An acceptable manuscript will meet the following general criteria:

  • It reports a worthwhile contribution to science,
  • A sound methodology was used and is explained with sufficient detail so that other capable scientists could repeat the experiments,
  • Conclusions are supported by data, manuscripts are concise, well written, and understandable.


The manuscript text general guidelines are as follows:

  1. The manuscript is the authentic research result that has not been published yet in other publication media or publishing houses which are stated on Statement of Originality.
  2. The manuscript does not contain any plagiarism elements. The editorial board will directly reject the text that indicates plagiarism.
  3. The submissions are free. The article publication fee will be charged to the author before the manuscript continues to the review process.
  4. The manuscript is written in Microsoft Word (.doc).
  5. The manuscript that has been written under the guidelines of JPA must be submitted through Online Submission System using Open Journal System (OJS) on the website of Jurnal Pangan dan Agroindustri ( Manuscript submission by email or postal delivery is not recommended. The authors are suggested to read the Online Submission Guidelines and Journal Template for more details.
  6. The manuscript which is inappropriate with the writing guidelines of JPA will be returned to the author before the reviewing process.
  7. The manuscript should contain several aspects of a scientific article as follows (subtitles as the order): (a) the title of the article both in Bahasa Indonesia and in English, (b) the names of authors (no academic title), (c) the affiliations of authors in the standard name (the name of affiliation, address, city, postcode, country) in English, (d) the e-mail of correspondence author, (e) the abstract and the keywords both in Bahasa Indonesia and in English, (f) the introduction, (g) the research method (h) the results and discussion, (i) the conclusion, and (j) the references.
  8. The subtitles (Introduction, Research Methods, Result and Discussion, and Conclusion) are written centered in the bold and uppercase format. The next expanded subtitles should be written in the bold and sentence case format. It should use the left text alignment.
  9. The manuscript is written in Bahasa Indonesia or in English with the standard language. The manuscript is written on A4-sized papers (210x297 mm), with normal margins as follows: inside, outside, bottom, and top each equal to 1 inch.
  10. The manuscript should consist of seven (7) to twelve (12) pages including pictures and tables. The text of the manuscript must be in Arial, 11pt font size, single-spacing, in one column. Each paragraph started 7.5 mm from the left side border while there are no spaces between paragraphs.
  11. The words from uncommon or foreign languages are stated in Italic format. Abbreviations should follow the International System (SI) symbols and those recommended by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). Abbreviations should be defined in brackets after their first mention in the text.
  12. The unit of measurement also should follow the prevailing International System. Standard units of measurements and chemical symbols of elements may be used without definition in the body of the paper. Decimals are represented as periods (.) instead of commas (,).
  13. Each table must be given a table title (Table Caption) and numbered in Arabic numbering format above the table followed by the table title. The table should not contain vertical lines, while horizontal lines are allowed only for the important point. Each figure/chart must be given a caption (Figure Caption) below the figure and be numbered in Arabic numbering format followed by the figure title. The figures should be guaranteed that they can be edited (if it is a chart then upload also the supplementary file of data for drawing the chart) and can be printed well (font size, resolution and line space are clearly seen). The tables and figures/charts should be placed in the center of a page. The figures may be presented in color.


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 abbreviations. The main ideas should be written first and followed then by its explanations.
  • The article title in Bahasa Indonesia should be written within 12-15 words, 12pt-sized font, capital letters with the bold selection, and in the center text format.
  • The article title in English should be written within 12-15 words, 12pt-sized font, uppercase with the bold selection, italicized, and in the center text format.


  • The manuscript has the main author and co-authors with the full name of the author and co-authors (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.


  • The abstract comes after the title page in the manuscript. The abstract must be integrated and independent which is consists of introduction and purpose, methods, results, conclusion, and suggestion. However, the abstract should be written as a single paragraph without any headers. References should be avoided. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations also should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.
  • The abstract must be written within 150 words and accompanied with 3 to 5 keywords or phrases in alphabetical order.
  • The keywords should be avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.


  • The introduction must contain (shortly and consecutively) a general background and a literature review (state of the art) as the basis of the brand new research question, statements of the brand new scientific article, main research problems, and the hypothesis.
  • In the final part of the introduction, the purpose of the article writing should be stated.
  • As you compose the introduction, think of readers who are not experts in this field.


  • The methods used in the problem solving of the research are explained in this part.
  • This should be divided into subsections if several methods are described. All materials and methods that used such chemicals for analysis, treatment, and experimental design must be stated clearly and briefly.
  • 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.

Results and Discussion

  • The result and discussion must be written in the same part.
  • The Results and discussion may be combined into a single section or presented separately.
  • They may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.
  • They should be presented continuously start from the main result to the supporting results and equipped with a discussion.
  • The unit of measurement used should follow the prevailing international system. All figures and tables should be active and editable by the editor.
  • Results and discussion at least include references from 5 references.


  • The conclusion should state clearly the main findings of the research and give a clear explanation of their importance and relevance.
  • They will be the answers to the hypothesis, the research purposes, and the research discoveries.
  • The conclusions should not contain only the repetition of the results and discussions. It should be the summary of the research results as the author expects in the research purposes or the hypothesis. The advice contains suggestions associated with further ideas from the research.


  • Acknowledgment (optional) should not in footnotes. It states the grant source and the person helped the work.


  • All references mentioned should be written down in reference using American Psychological Association (APA) style 7th Edition and ordered alphabetically and chronologically.
  • Articles have 10 recent references or over and 80% is a journal. The most of references are the primary ones (last fifteen 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.
  • The reference list should include only literature actually cited in the manuscripts.
  • Authors are strongly recommended to use reference tools, such as Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote, etc.

Herewith are some of the American Psychological Association (APA) style 7th Edition references format structure:

  • Printed book: Author, A.A. (Year of Publication). Title of the book. Publisher City, State: Publisher.
  • Online book: Author1, A.A., Author2, A.A., & Author3, A.A. (Year of Publication). Title of book [E-Reader Version]. Retrieved from http://xxxx or doi:xxxx
  • Journal article in print: Author1, A.A., & Author2, A.A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume (Issue):pp.-pp.
  • Journal article online: Author, A.A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume (Issue):pp.-pp. doi: xx.xxxx or Retrieved from journal URL
  • Chapter in an Edited Book: Author, A.A. (Year of Publication). Article title. In Editor1, E.E, Editor2, E.E., & Editor3, E.E. (Eds.). Title of book (pp. xx-xx). Publisher City, State: Publisher.
  • Proceeding: Author1, A.A., Author2, A.A., & Author3, A.A. (Year of Publication). Article title. In Editor1, E.E & Editor2, E.E. (Eds.). Proceeding of seminar topic (pp. xx-xx). Presented at Seminar name, City, State: Publisher.
  • Thesis: Author, A.A. (Year of Publication). Title of the thesis. Ph.D. Thesis. Publisher City, State: Publisher.
  • Website article: Author, A.A. (Year, Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL. Accessed: Year, Date of Access.
  • A newspaper in print: Author, A.A. (Year, Date of Publication). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. xx-xx.
  • Newspaper online: Author, A.A. (Year, Date of Publication). Article title. Newspaper Title, Retrieved from newspaper homepage URL
  • Magazine article in print: Author, A.A. (Year, Month of Publication). Article title. Magazine Title, Volume (Issue):pp.-pp.
  • Encyclopedia: Author, A.A. (Publication Year). Entry title. In Encyclopedia title, (Vol. xx, pp. xx). City, State of publication: Publisher.

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