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 split 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 accreditation was obtained every three years until 2011. JPPT is published in March, June, September, and December.
JPPT was awarded the internationalization grant from 2009 to 2011. Consequently, JPPT no longer publishes 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 was accredited again by Directorate General of Strengthening for Research and Development-Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education-Republic of Indonesia in 2016 for a period of five years started from November 18, 2016 with No 60/E/KPT/2016. JITAA as the open access journal has been indexed by Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)-Clarivate Analytics, ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ), Google Scholar, CAB International, EBSCO, SHERPA/RoMEO, Indonesian Publication Index (IPI), Shinta-Science and Technology Index, Feedipedia and Crossref.