MEDIA was the first academic bulletin at Faculty of Animal Science and Fisheries, Diponegoro University in 1975. Along with the development of livestock and fisheries field in the faculty, the faculty was splitted into the Faculty of Animal Science and Faculty of Fisheries. Consequently, there was a change of the journal name from MEDIA to Jurnal Pengembangan Peternakan Tropis (JPPT) in 1998.
JPPT awarded accreditation at the first time in 1999 by Directorate General of Higher Education, Republic of Indonesia. The accrediation was obtained every three years until 2011. JPPT is published on March, June, September and December.
JPPT was awarded the internationalization grant from 2009 to 2011. Consequently, JPPT no longer publish’s articles in Indonesian, but all articles have been published in English since September 2009. The name of JPPT, therefore, was changed officially to Journal of the Indonesian Tropical Animal Agriculture (JITAA) in 2009.
JITAA was accredited for a period of five years from 2011 to 2016. JITAA is accredited again by Direktorat Jenderal Penguatan Riset dan Pengembangan-Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education-Republic Indonesia in 2016 for a period of five years since November 15, 2016 with No 60/E/KPT/2016. JITAA as the open access journal has been indexed by Scopus, Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ), Google Scholar, CAB International, EBSCO, Index Copernicus International, SHERPA/RoMEO, Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD), Indonesian Publication Index (IPI), CiteFactor, Feedipedia and Crossref.
JITAA promotes sound development of tropical animal agriculture by publication of original research papers. The topics of research are not only on Indonesian tropical animal agriculture, but also on other tropical regions of the world.