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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

E-Journal Menara Perkebunan


Manuscripts. Manuscript for Menara Perkebunan publication can be an original research result, technology development, reviews on biotechnology and bioindustry and their applications in agriculture, health and environment as well as other aspects of biotechnology.

The manuscript can be written in Indonesian and English, accompanied by abstracts in the two languages. In general, the manuscript is written down in A4 page size, using Times New Roman with 12pt, 1.5 spaces (except abstract 1 space), and each page is numbered on the bottom right. The manuscript consists of: Title, Abstract (in Indonesian and English), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Suggestions (if any), Acknowledgments (If any), and References. Writing template can be downloaded at the following link: ==>> Download MP Writing Template

Title of Manuscript. The title must be concise, factual and informative which accurately reflects the content of the text and not more than fifteen (15) words. If manuscript is written in Indonesia, the main title is in Indonesia (Times New Roman, 14pt, no capital, bold, 1.5 space), followed by the English title under the main title (Times New Roman, 12pt, no capital, italic, 1.5 space), vice versa. Author's name, institution information (name, address, city, and postal code), and e-mail of the corresponding author(s) are put below the title (Times New Roman, 12pt).

Abstract. Consists of Indonesian and English abstracts. The number of words is not more than 250, containing the essence of all writing which includes the objectives, materials and methods, results and conclusions (Times New Roman, 12pt, 1 space). If manuscript is written in Indonesia, write the abstract first in English, vice versa.

Keywords. A minimum of three to five key words consisting of one word or a combination of words that indicate the main subjects in the script, and have not been mentioned in the title. Key words are arranged in alphabetical order according to the language used in manuscript (Times New Roman, 12pt).

Introduction. The introduction contains the background and the objective(s) of your research. In this section, explain the research problem(s) supported by some literature, briefly mention how previous relevant studies have done to address the problem(s), and clearly sate the aim(s) of your study. (Times New Roman, 12pt, 1.5 spaces).

Materials and Methods. Consists of materials and methods used in this research. Time and place of the research should be mentioned only for the research done in field. (Times New Roman, 12pt, 1.5 spaces, and title of sub-chapters are written in italic). 

Results and Discussion. Provide the main results, supporting results, and discussion of each sub-chapters. Some previous relevant studies need to be cited to support the research results. (Times New Roman, 12pt, 1.5 spaces, and title of sub-chapters are written in italic).

Conclusion. Contains the conclusions of the results of the study, answering the objectives of the study. (Times New Roman, 12pt, 1.5 spaces).

Scientific name. For the first time writing, the scientific name is written in full including the name of the inventor. After that it can be shortened to the initial letter. If using a name in Indonesian or regional, for the first time it must be accompanied by a scientific name.

Abbrevation. Abbrevations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter. Long chemical terms are abbreviated in accordance with applicable regulations, for example DNA, RNA, ATP etc. Date cannot be abbreviated. Units of measure are written in full unless, if preceded by a number such as g, mg, mL. Numbers in the text from zero to ten are written with letters, except those followed by units of measure written in Arabic numbers, for example 3 tons, 7 mL, fractional numbers are written in decimal places. Write the unit mg/L not mg.L-1. Numbers with decimal fractions use comma (,) for Indonesian script and period (.) for English script. Number that represents thousands use period (.) for Indonesian script and comma (,) for English script.

Tables and Figures. Table and figure titles are kept concise and clear, written in Indonesian and English. The title of the table is placed on top of the table, the title of the figure is placed below the relevant figure (Times New Roman, 10pt, 1 space). Statistical graphics are accompanied by source data files (Microsoft Excel program) for easy editing. All tables must be referred to in the text. Tables must be written in table format from Microsoft Excel (.xlsx). The table numbering is made sequentially. The title of the table is written briefly but completely. The title and head of the table use capital letter at the beginning of the sentence. Vertical lines are not used. Footnotes use numbers with closing brackets and type superscript. The * or ** sign is used to indicate the real rates at 5% and 1% respectively. If other real levels are used, use additional symbol.

Acknowledgments. All Acknowledgments, including people, grants, funds, and potential conflicts of interest should be included. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

References. References should be arranged alphabetically using CBE Council of Biology Editors 1994 style. The literature used as reference should be actual library sources including journals, patents, theses, proceedings, and textbooks. Unpublished data should not be cited as literature. Literature used as a reference should be at least 80% of recent literature (published in the last 10 years) and maximum 20% of old journals and books. Some examples of references writing in CBE Council of Biology Editors 1994 style are provided below:



Tan KH (2003). Humic Matter in Soil and Environment. New York, Marcel Dekker.



Ahmad N, F Hassan & G Qadir (2007). Effect of subsurface soil compaction and improvement measures on soil properties. Int J Agric & Biol 9(3), 510-513.


Chapters in Book

Patrino GP & W Ansorge-Oades (2005). Moleculer diagnostics: past. present, and future. In: Patrinos GP & W Ansoerge (eds.), Molecular Diagnostic. Amsterdam, Elsevier Academic Press. p. 1-12.



Solichin A & JB Calvin (2007). Utilization of coal material for drying systems in crumb rubber processing. In: Proc Int Rubb Conf & Exhibition. Bali, 13-15 June 2007 p, 265-269


Information from the internet

Dunford N (2002). ADM Launches Fat-Fighting Cooking Oil. Food & Agricultural Products Center. December 17, 2002. Diunduh dari http://www.fapc. oil.pdf. [21 Juli, 2009]

All guidelines for writing scripts can be downloaded at the following link : ==>> Download All guidelines for writing scripts

Submission and Selection Mechanism. The manuscript is uploaded on the e-journal Instructions on uploading the script and reviewing mechanism can be downloaded at the following link : ==>> Download the MP Manuscript Upload Instructions. All articles submitted to Menara Perkebunan must include “Author(s) submission statement form” ==>> Download Author submission statement form which was signed by all authors. The form must be sent to Menara Perkebunan: The submitted manuscript will be assessed by the Editorial Board. If the manuscript is in accordance with the mission of the journal, it will be reviewed by internal reviewer and Peer reviewer. The reviewed manuscript will be returned to the author for revision, and the author must send back the revised manuscript to the Editor within 7 days.

Plagiarism Check. E-Journal Menara Perkebunan verifies the originality of the submitted manuscript and prevents any plagiarism acts by applying a plagiarism check system using Crossref Similarity Check software.

After Acceptance. Accepted manuscript will be processed for publishing, including copyediting, layout editing, and proofreading. The purpose of proofreading is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables, figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g. new results, corrected values, title and authorship are not allowed without the approval of the Editor. The manuscript will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is the official first publication citable with the DOI.

Author Fee. Article submission, processing, and publishing in Menara Perkebunan are free of charge.

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