Guide for Author(s)




  A.  Type of Contribution

Journal of the Indonesian Tropical Animal Agriculture (Jurnal Pengembangan Peternakan Tropis) promotes sound development of Indonesian animal agriculture by publication of original research papers.  The papers should not have been previously published or is not being considered for publication elsewhere.  Upon acceptance of an article, the authors will be asked to transfer the copyright of the article.

  B.  Preparation and Submission of a Manuscript

  B.1.  General Rules


Manuscripts should be written in English.  Authors whose native language is not English are strongly advised to have their manuscripts checked by an English specialist colleague prior to submission. Manuscript submitted will be checked by the journal at a nominal cost invoiced to the author(s).


Manuscripts should be written by two or more authors. Manuscripts written by single author will not be processed.


Manuscripts should be typed on one side of the paper and in 1-column format with double spacing throughout.


The lines at all pages should be numbered in the left margin, beginning with number 1 (one) on the top of the page.  Paper size is A4 and a 3.0 cm margin of the page is desirable. Use the font “Times New Roman” 12 pt.


Manuscripts should not occupy more than 6 pages in length of journal sheet (14 pages of manuscript).


All tables and figures should be typed on separate pages and be numbered according to their sequence in the text.


Standard International (SI) units should be used.  Weights and measures should be expressed in the metric system and temperatures in the Celsius scale.


Files should be saved in the format of the word processing software “word for windows” or “open text document” 


Manuscripts should be submitted via post (two hard copies) and via email (soft copy).


Manuscripts that do not fulfill the requirements will not be processed any further.

   B.2. Manuscripts Structure

Manuscripts in general should be organized in the following order: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (optional) and References.  These major headings should be typed in bold-capital letters and set in the center of the page.




Title of paper consists of no more than 20 words.  Abbreviations are not permitted in the title. Title is followed by the name of the authors and complete institution address.  When a paper has several authors from the different institution, contact author should be given as footnote at the bottom of the page.  A running head (an abbreviated title consisting of no more than 55 characters) should also be appeared above the title.





Abstract is written in Indonesian and in English. The abstract consists of no more than 200 words.  It starts with a clear statement of the objectives of the experiment that followed by materials and methods, results and important conclusion. References are never cited in the abstract. Abbreviations that appear in the abstract should be defined when they are first used. At the end of the abstract, list up to 5 (five) keywords in alphabetical order that best describe the nature of the research.





The introduction should provide the readers with information necessary for understanding research presented in the paper.  Previous work on the topic should be summarized and objective of the current research should be clearly stated.





The section of materials and methods should include a discussion of the methods of statistical analysis, and specify equipment source.  All modifications of the methods should be explained. 





Results and discussion sections may be combined, or they may appear in separate section.  In case of being separated, the Results section should contain only the results of the current author’s study. There should be no literature comparisons. Those comparisons should appear in the Discussion section. The discussion should interpret the results clearly.




Conclusion should be written a maximum of 100 words. Recommendation can be added.





All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references in chronological order. Use the following system for arranging the references:

a.    For periodical journals

Lee, J.W., S.B. Choi, Y.H. Jung, J.F. Keown and L.D. Van Vleck. 2000.  Parameter estimates for direct and maternal genetic effects on yearling, eighteen-month, and slaughter weights of Korean native cattle.  J. Anim Sci. 78:1414-1421

b.    For proceedings of seminar, conference, symposia, etc.

Guenter, W and J.S. Sim.  1998.  Production of special and modified eggs.  Proceedings, Symposium Series 2.  The 8th World Conference on Animal Production, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, June 28-July4, 1998. P. 361-370.

c.     For thesis or dissertation

Rao, S. 1997.  Genetic Analysis of Sheep Discrete Reproductive Traits Using Simulation and Field Data.  PhD Thesis. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

d.    For standard books

Steel, R.G.D. and J.H. Torrie.  1980.  Principles and Procedures of Statistics. McGraw-Hill Book Co. Inc. New York.

e.     For multi-author book

Weekes, E.E.C.  1991.  Hormonal control in glucose metabolism. In: Physiological Aspects of Digestion and Metabolism in Ruminants. (T. Tsuda, Y. Sasaki, and R. Kawashima, eds). Academic Press.  San Diego. P.183-200





On tables, no vertical line is used and each term should begin with a capital letter.  Any important explanation to the understanding of the tables should be given as a footnote at the bottom of the table. 







Figures should be drawn on white papers and lines should be less than 1 mm wide.  The left vertical and bottom horizontal lines is used.  All the figures should be numbered in consecutive order.






In the body of the paper, refer to author as follows: Smith and Jones (2005).  If the sentence structure requires the author’s name be include in parentheses, then the proper format (Smith and Jones, 2005; McDonald, 2007) is used.  Use “et al.” following the first author when there are more than two authors but give all authors in the references. More than one article listed in the same sentence of the text should be in chronological order first and alphabetical order for two publications in the same year. Citation from internet is acceptable for references having Digital Object Identifier (d.o.i).




Authors are advised to pay attention to check the proof sheet. Proof must be sent back to the Editorial Office within 1 week of receipt. If this period is exceeded, proofs will be recheck by the Editorial Office without the author's correction.


Authors are required to transfer copyright to the Editorial Office. A form of copyright is sent to the corresponding author when an article is accepted and the article is not published until the complete form has been received by the Editorial Office. The form can be sent by post, fax or email.

C. Miscelenaous


c.1.The author will be charged inthe following expenses:


(1)  Revising English when the Editorial Board regard it necessary.


(2)  Typesetting and printing of the portion of the text exceeding the length prescribed in the Item B.1.e.


(3)  Colour printing.

 c.2. The current charge is IDR 700,000.00 for an article decided to publish.

 c.3. The corresponding authors will received 1 (one) copy of printed journal and 5 (five) copies of reprint.

 c.4. Ordering of each printed journal is IDR 65,000.00 for domestic included mailing cost.

Papers for consideration should be submitted to the following address:



Journal of the Indonesian Tropical Animal Agriculture
Faculty of Animal Agriculture, Diponegoro University
Tembalang Campus, Semarang 50275, Central Java,



Phone/Fax : 024-7474750 ; E-mail:,
Web site:


  List of Abbreviation of Journals 

Acta Agric. Scand.

Appl. Microbiol.

J. Agric. Sci.

Nature (Paris)

Acta Endocrinol.

Arch. Biochem. Biophys.

J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc.

Neth. J. Agric. Res.

Adv. Appl. Microbiol.

Asian-Aust. J. Anim. Sci.

J. Anim. Breed. Genet.


Adv. Carbohydr. Chem.

Aust. J. Agric. Res.

J. Anim. Physiol.

Nutr. Abstr. Rev.

Adv. Biochem.

Aust. J. Exp. Agric.

J. Anim. Nutr.

Nutr. Metab.

Adv. Food Res.

Biochem. J.

J. Anim. Sci.

Nutr. Rep. Int.

Adv. Genet.


J. Clin. Invest.

Nutr. Res.

Adv. Lipid Res.

Biochem. Biophys. Acta

J. Dairy Sci.

Nutr. Rev.

Adv. Protein Chem.

Biol. Reprod.

J. Food Compos. Anal.

Obstet. Gynecol.

Agric. Eng.


J. Gen. Physiol.


Agron. J.


J. Hered.

Pharmacol. Rev.

Am. J. Anat.

Br. J. Nutr.

J. Indonesian Trop. Anim. Agric.

Physiol. Rev.

Am. J. Clin. Nutr.

Br. Poult. Sci.

J. Nutr.

Pig News Info.

Am. J. Clin. Pathol.

Can. J. Anim. Sci.

J. Nutr. Biochem.

Poult. Sci.

Am. J. Hum. Genet.


J. Physiol. (Lond.)

Proc. N. Z. Grassl. Assoc.

Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol

Clin. Toxicol.

J. Physiol. (Paris.)

Proc. Nutr. Soc.

Am. J. Pathol.

Comp. Biochem. Physiol.

J. Range Manage.

Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med.

Am. J. Physiol.

Domest. Anim.

J. Rech. Porcine Fr.

Prof. Anim. Sci.

Am. J. Vet. Res.


J. Reprod. Fertil.

Q. J. Exp. Physiol.

Anal. Biochem.


J. Sci. Food Agric.

Rec. Prog. Horm. Res.

Anal. Chem.

Eur. Assoc. Anim.

Jpn. Poult. Sci.

Reprod. Fertil. Dev.

Anim. Chem.

Eur. Prod. Publ.

Korean J. Poult. Sci.

Residue Rev.

Anim. Behav.

Exp. Anim.

Korean J. Anim. Sci.

S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci.

Anim. Breed. Abstr.

Fed. Proc.

Korean J. Animal Reprod

Sci. Agric.

Anim. Feed Sci. Technol.


Korean J. Dairy Sci.


Anim. Genet.

Fertil. Steril.

Korean J. Nutr.


Anim. Prod.

Food Res.

Lab. Anim.

Theor. Appl. Genet.

Anim. Sci.

Food Technol.



Anim. Sci. Technol. (Jpn.)


Livest. Prod. Sci.

Toxicol. Appl.

Ann. Hum. Genet.


Meat Sci.

Vet. Rec.

Annu. Rev. Biochem.

Grass Forage Sci.


Vet. Res.

Annu. Rev. Nutr.


Methods Enzymol.

Vitam. Horm.

Annu. Rev. Pharmacol.

Horm. Behav.


World Anim. Rev.

Annu. Toxicol.


Mol. Cell. Endocrinol.

World's Poult. Sci. J.

Annu. Rev. Physiol.

Infec. Immun.

N. Z. J. Agric. Res.


Appl. Environ.

J. Agric. Food Chem.

Nature (Lond.)



Note: Journals out the list above should be referred to the official abbreviation

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