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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


MITRA SAINS is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Master Program in Agricultural Sciences at the Postgraduate of University of Tadulako. For the issue of Volume 8 No. 1 in 2020, Mitra Sains limits the scope of publications to the fields of agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries, forestry, and agricultural economics.

Manuscripts to be published are the research articles that have never been or not in the process of publishing in other scientific publications (stated with the statement attached). The article is written in Indonesian or English with a Microsoft Word processor on A4 paper size with Times New Roman 12 pt font, two spaces, and one column. The width of the margins on the four edges of the paper is 3 cm. The maximum article length is 18 pages, minimum of 12 pages.

 Manuscripts that contain plagiarism and duplicate (copy-paste) from other sources will not be processed for peer review, and will not be published.


  1. Manuscript Organization


  1. Title (Title of the article written in Indonesian and English. The title must be straightforward and concise (not exceeding 15 words).
  2. Author and affiliation. Write the author's name without a title. The order of the author matches the contribution of the author
  3. Abstract is written in English in one paragraph, complete and concise (maximum 200 words), representing the contents of the manuscript: objectives, materials and methods, results, and conclusions.
  4. Keywords are chosen carefully, a maximum of 5 words that are not in the title, and include the core text to increase online accessibility.
  5. Introduction contains adequate background and problem formulation and is accompanied by references to the literature related to the topic of the article. The introduction should outline the main reasons why the study was carried out and show existing research reviews of the subjects investigated by using literature reviews published in scientific journals and monographs. The scientific questions should be given at the end of the introduction.
  6. Method must state the time and place of the research in the first part. Research methods must include materials used, sampling (survey), research design and design, research implementation methods, and data analysis. All of these parts must be written clearly and briefly.
  7. Results and Discussion are written in an inseparable section. All results must be presented completely and clearly. The discussion is written immediately after the results and discussed with relevant reference materials, up-to-date and primary. Use the latest library (last 5 years). Tables are made in an open form and given a title on it. Graphics or curves must be editable formats, not picture. Pictures must be high resolution (300 dpi). The title of the image is written below the picture (see example).
  8. The conclusion must summarize all findings and concise. Conclusions are written in paragraph format (not points).
  9. Acknowledgments addressed those who have helped in completing activities or funding.
  10. References is written alphabetically based on the first author's last name. The first name (and the middle name, if any) is abbreviated with a period. Literature takes precedence over primary literature (journals or conference papers) and not more than the last five years and at least 80%. References and writing of bibliography use the name and year system (not the serial number). The bibliography follows the following conditions.

Please use Mendeley to cite and build Bibliography with style: Faperta - UNTAD.

To install the style: open Mendeley desktop, click tools, click install plugin MS. Word.

Open MS word, click tab reference, click style, click More Style, choose Get More Style, then paste URL below in download, then click Download.


Examples of writing a bibliography are as follows.

From a scientific journal:

Rahim, A., N. Alam, Haryadi dan U. Santoso. 2011. Karakteristik edibel film dari pati aren amilosa tinggi dan aplikasinya sebagai pengemas bubuk bumbu mie. Jurnal Agroland 18(1):15-21.

Carpenter, J.E., S. Bloem and J. H. Hofmeyr. 2004. Acceptability and suitability of eggs of false codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) from irradiated parents to parasitism by Trichogrammatoidea cryptophlebiae (Hymeno-ptera: Trichogrammatidae). Journal Biological Control 30: 351–359.

From a conference paper:

Ishihara, H. and S. Tsuyumu. 2000. Cloning and Analyses of the Gene from Xanthonomonas citri Involved in Plant Growth. Proceedings of the First Asian Conference of Plant Pathology.August 26-28. Beijing. p.10-12

From a book:

Wilson, C. 2014. Applied Plant Virology. CABI, Wallingford.

From a chapter book:

Melnick, R.L., B.A. Bailey and P.A. Backman. 2013. Bacterial endophytes of perennial crops for management of plant disease. In: Maheshwari DK (Ed.). Bacteria in Agrobiology: Disease Management. pp. 49–76. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.


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