Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


Jurnal Rona Teknik Pertanian (JRTP) provides a platform to share technical, engineering knowledge, research findings that represent advances in understanding agricultural and biological systems for sustainable developments in land use and the environment, precision agriculture, bio-production processes, energy conversion and efficiency, computers and electronics application in agriculture. Currently, JRTP publishes articles both in online and print version by The Department of Agricultural Engineering, and PUSMEPTAN Syiah Kuala University.



The scope of this journal covers but is not limited to the following topics:

  1. Agricultural Power and Machinery systems (APMS)
  2. Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM)
  3. Agro-Product Processing Technology (APPT)
  4. Bioprocess Technology (BT)
  5. Renewable Energy (RE)
  6. Information Technology, Control Automatic and Sensor Systems (ITCASS)

Types of articles:

The JRTP journal publishes original research articles, reviews, applications notes, brief communications, mini-reviews, processes and analytical methods, techniques and instrumentation.


Section Policies


  • Darwin PhD. Eng
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Jurnal Rona Teknik Pertanian (JRTP) is a double blind peer-review process to publish articles in the field of Agricultural Engineering, Biosystem Engineering and other related topics.

Reviewers evaluate article submissions to JRTP, based on the requirements of our journal, predefined criteria, and quality, completeness and accuracy of the research presented. Reviewers will provide feedback on the article and the research, suggest improvements and make a recommendation to the editor about whether to accept, reject or request changes to the article. For more details, please refer to Reviewer Guidelines section.


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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement


Rona Teknik Pertanian publication ethics follow with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standards dealing with the looks of publication ethics, specifically how to cope with the issues appearing in research and publication misconduct. This declaration accounts ethics of every side bound in publishing article in this journal. Rona Teknik Pertanian is presented to comply the top practice on ethics, fault and revocation. Every form of misconducts found in the process of article publication is not tolerated.

Rona Teknik Pertanian adjusts the COPE to satisfy the standard and reach high quality publication for authors, publisher, reviewers and editors. The aim of the clarification of publication ethics is to ensure an independent evaluation of the high quality of the published articles.

Authors’ Responsibilities

  1. The author(s) must state that the submitted manuscript has not been previously published and/or is being considered for publication in any other journal.
  2. The author(s) must make sure that the article is original, which is derived from their own work.
  3. The author(s) must properly cite others’ work based on the author guideline and the journal template.
  4. The author(s) must ensure that the article is free from plagiarism.
  5. The author(s) must comply with the authorship criteria accounted in the author agreement.
  6. The author(s) must properly acknowledge the sources of funding, and persons helping the research excluded in the list of co-authors.
  7. The author(s) must state any potential conflict of interest prior to publishing the article.
  8. The author(s) must ensure that all authors contributed actively on the manuscript writing and research activities including data collection, analysis and interpretation.
  9. The author(s) must ensure that all authors have fully read the manuscript, and agreed to submit it the journal.
  10. The author(s) must ensure that all authors have seen and agreed the author agreement to be filled by the corresponding author prior to the article submission.
  11. The author(s) must promptly report to the editor when the data presented in the article has some errors, and should decide to revise or retract the article prior to the publication.
  12. The author(s) must fill and send the author agreement form to the journal editor when the manuscript is submitted.

Originality and plagiarism

Authors should ensure that they have written and submit only entirely original works, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the work reported in the manuscript should also be cited. Plagiarism takes many forms, from "passing off" another's paper as the author's own, 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 behaviour and is unacceptable. Editors will perform plagiarism check to all submitted papers prior to review phase

Multiple, redundant or concurrent submission

Papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal or primary publication. Hence, authors should not submit for consideration a manuscript that has already been published in another journal. Submission of a manuscript concurrently to more than one journal is unethical publishing behaviour and unacceptable.

The publication of some kinds of articles (such as clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided that certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

Peer review process

Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process and cooperate fully by responding promptly to editors’ requests for raw data, clarifications, and proof of ethics approval, patient consents and copyright permissions. In the case of a first decision of "revisions necessary", authors should respond to the reviewers’ comments systematically, point by point, and in a timely manner, revising and re-submitting their manuscript to the journal by the deadline given.

Reviewers’ Responsibilities

  1. The reviewer(s) must promptly notify the editor after receiving the review invitation whether he or she is able to review the assigned manuscript.
  2. The reviewer(s) must notify the editor and the author when he or she finds any indication of plagiarism.
  3. The reviewer(s) must thoroughly read the submitted article prior to giving some comments and/or recommendations of the article.
  4. The reviewer(s) must only agree to review the submitted manuscript if it is fit with his or her expertise.
  5. The reviewer(s) must refuse to review the manuscripts whenever he or she has any potential conflict of interest between them and any one of the authors.
  6. The reviewer(s) must provide critical and constrictive comments for the assigned articles.

Editors’ Responsibilities

  1. The editor in chief has a responsibility and the authority to approve or reject the submitted manuscript.
  2. The editor (both editor in chief and associate editor) must confirm the initial decision after receiving the report from the reviewer(s).
  3. The editor must clearly state the review out come and recommend the modification if the article is still acceptable after the minor and/or major revisions.
  4. The editor must appreciate the intellectual and scientific independence of the author(s).
  5. The editor must assign at least two reviewers for reviewing each manuscript.
  6. The editor must prevent the condition involving conflict of interest.
  7. The editor must promptly respond when ethical issues are found in the submitted manuscript.
  8. The editor must assess thoroughly the submitted manuscript to find out the novelty and significance of the article, and generate a decision without looking to race, seniority, nationality and affiliation of the author(s).

Publication decisions

The editors ensure that all submitted manuscripts being considered for publication undergo peer-review by at least two reviewers who are expert in the field. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published, based on the validation of the work in question, its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments, and such legal requirements as are currently in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.


Declaration of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work


Submission verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint