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Author Guidelines


A.  Type of Contribution

Journal of the Indonesian Tropical Animal Agriculture (J. Indonesian Trop. Anim. Agric.) is called as JITAA promotes sound development of animal agriculture on Indonesian and other tropical regions of the world 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 first 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 8 pages in length of journal sheet (14-18 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 to web site (



Authors should submit the declaration form. Fill the form and upload the signed form as the additional file. 



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. Manusript should be written according to this template .

TITLE. 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.  A running head (an abbreviated title consisting of no more than 55 characters) should also be appeared above the title.

ABSTRACT. Abstract consists of no more than 200 words.  It starts with a clear statement of the objectives of the experiment and is followed by materials and methods, results and 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.

INTRODUCTION. 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.

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. Individuals or organizations who gave advice or support to the author(s) may be acknowledged. A brief and formal acknowledgment section should come after the conclusion.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST. Authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence their work

REFERENCES. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references in chronological order. Maximum of 35 references, preferably from international journals published within the last ten years, with no more than three self-citations. Use the following system for arranging the references:

a. For periodical journals

Sant’anna, A. C., T. D. Valente, A. F. B. Magalhães, R. Espigolan, M. C. Ceballos, L. G. de Albuquerque and M. J. R. P. da Costa. 2019. Relationship between temperament, meat quality, and carcass traits in Nellore cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 97:4721-4731.

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

Samaraweera, A. M., V. Boerner, H. W. Cyril, J. H. J. van der Werf, S. Hermesch. 2018. Genetic parameters for milk yield, persistency, conductivity and milking efficiency in first lactation Jersey cows in Sri Lanka. Auckland, New Zealand: Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production; 2018

c. For thesis or dissertation

Buchwald, E.  2019. Analysis and prioritization of future efforts for Danish biodiversity. PhD Thesis. University of Copenhagen. Copenhagen.

d. For standard books

Nelson, D. L. and M. M. Cox. 2019. Lehninger Principles of  Biochemistry. 8th Ed. W. H. Freeman, McMillan Learning. New York. P. 176-201.

e. For multi-author book

Monzani, P. S., P. R. Adona, S. A. Long and M. B. Wheeler. 2022. Cows as bioreactors for the poduction of nutritionally and biomedically significant proteins. In: Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition and Metabolism (G. Wu, ed.). Springer Nature, New York. P. 299-314.

TABLES. 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.  All tables should be explained in the text. An example of constructing table:


FIGURES. 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.  Legends should be made outside of figure.

TEXT CITATION RULE. In the body of the paper, refer to author as follows: Smith and Jones (2021). If the sentence structure requires the author’s name be include in parentheses, then the proper format (Smith and Jones, 2020; McDonald, 2022) 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).

PROOF. 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.

COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT. Authors are required to transfer copyright to Editorial Office.  A form of copyright is sent to the corresponding author when article is accepted and article is not published until the complete form has been received by the Editorial Office via fax or email.

C. Miscelenaous

c.1. The author will be charged in the 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 2,000,000.00 or US$ 150.00 for an article decided to publish.

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

c.4.  Ordering of each printed journal is IDR 100,000.00 for domestic included mailing cost.


List of Abbreviation of Journals

Acta Agric. Scand.


J. Agric. Food Chem.

Acta Endocrinol.


J. Agric. Sci.

Adv. Appl. Microbiol.


J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc.

Adv. Carbohydr. Chem.


J. Anim. Breed. Genet.

Adv. Biochem.


J. Anim. Physiol.

Adv. Food Res.


J. Anim. Nutr.

Adv. Genet.


J. Anim. Sci.

Adv. Lipid Res.


J. Clin. Invest.

Adv. Protein Chem.


J. Dairy Sci.

Agric. Eng.


J. Food Compos. Anal.

Agron. J.


J. Gen. Physiol.

Am. J. Anat.


J. Hered.

Am. J. Clin. Nutr.


J. Indonesian Trop. Anim. Agric.

Am. J. Clin. Pathol.


J. Nutr.

Am. J. Hum. Genet.


J. Nutr. Biochem.

Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.


J. Physiol. (Lond.)

Am. J. Pathol.


J. Physiol. (Paris)

Am. J. Physiol.


J. Range Manage.

Am. J. Vet. Res.


J. Rech. Porcine Fr.

Anal. Biochem.


J. Reprod. Fertil.

Anal. Chem.


J. Sci. Food Agric.

Anim. Chem.


Jpn. Poult. Sci.

Anim. Behav.


Korean J. Poult. Sci.

Anim. Breed. Abstr.


Korean J. Anim. Sci.

Anim. Feed Sci. Technol.


Korean J. Animal Reprod

Anim. Genet.


Korean J. Dairy Sci.

Anim. Prod.


Korean J. Nutr.

Anim. Sci.


Lab. Anim.

Anim. Sci. Technol. (Jpn.)



Ann. Hum. Genet.


Livest. Prod. Sci.

Annu. Rev. Biochem.


Meat Sci.

Annu. Rev. Nutr.



Annu. Rev. Pharmacol.


Methods Enzymol.

Annu. Toxicol.



Annu. Rev. Physiol.


Mol. Cell. Endocrinol.

Appl. Environ.


N. Z. J. Agric. Res.

Appl. Microbiol.


Nature (Lond.)

Arch. Biochem. Biophys.


Nature (Paris)

Asian-Aust. J. Anim. Sci.


Neth. J. Agric. Res.

Aust. J. Agric. Res.



Aust. J. Exp. Agric.


Nutr. Abstr. Rev.

Biochem. J.


Nutr. Metab.



Nutr. Rep. Int.

Biochem. Biophys. Acta


Nutr. Res.

Biol. Reprod.


Nutr. Rev.



Obstet. Gynecol.




Br. J. Nutr.


Pharmacol. Rev.

Br. Poult. Sci.


Physiol. Rev.

Can. J. Anim. Sci.


Pig News Info.



Poult. Sci.

Clin. Toxicol.


Proc. N. Z. Grassl. Assoc.

Comp. Biochem. Physiol.


Proc. Nutr. Soc.

Domest. Anim.


Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med.



Prof. Anim. Sci.



Q. J. Exp. Physiol.

Eur. Assoc. Anim.


Rec. Prog. Horm. Res.

Eur. Prod. Publ.


Reprod. Fertil. Dev.

Exp. Anim.


Residue Rev.

Fed. Proc.


S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci.



Sci. Agric.

Fertil. Steril.



Food Res.



Food Technol.


Theor. Appl. Genet.






Toxicol. Appl.

Grass Forage Sci.


Vet. Rec.



Vet. Res.

Horm. Behav.


Vitam. Horm.



World Anim. Rev.

Infec. Immun.


World\'s Poult. Sci. J.

Ir. J. Agric. Res.



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



Journal of the Indonesian Tropical Animal Agriculture

Faculty of Animal and Agricultural Sciences, Diponegoro University

Campus drh. Soejono Koesoemowaedojo

Tembalang - Semarang 50275, Central Java, INDONESIA

Phone/Fax : +62-24-7474750




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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in LibreOffice or Microsoft Word file format.
  3. Before submission of the manuscript, the authors should submit the declaration form.
  4. Where available, URLs or DOI for the references have been provided.
  5. The text is double-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.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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