Please read the IA: Journal of Indigenous Agriculture guidelines and follow these instructions carefully. Manuscripts that do not follow the guidelines will be sent back for revision without being reviewed. Manuscripts that are not written in compliance with these guidelines may be sent back by the Editor in Chief.

Author(s) have to submit the article through online submissions

IA: Journal of Indigenous Agriculture covers research in the following areas: supporting-opposite theory, related method, and best practices of indigenous agriculture. The journal welcomes articles that ground theoretical reflections and discussions in qualitative and quantitative studies, as well as examples of best practice with a focus on indigenous agriculture. While IA has a particular focus on indigenous agriculture in Indonesia and Wallacea, research and community services which explores agriculture contexts and experiences around the world are welcome. IA seeks to foster debate between academician, researchers, company, government, NGO and community groups on the shifting serious paradigms, problems, and practical outcomes of indigenous agriculture.

The submission stages

Every article submitted to journal IA, Full text must be written in good English. The author should upload the article to the submission site.

How to prepare a manuscript?

The focus of every manuscript should be on original research that hasn't been published or submitted elsewhere. Please provide the editorial office both an original and digital copies of the work.

Manuscript Format

The manuscript is written in 12 point Times New Roman font 1.0 space in the A4 paper. Margins on right and left sides are 2.5 cm, top 0.6 cm, bottom 3.0 cm. The following word processor file formats are acceptable for the main manuscript document for all: Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX) and Rich text format (RTF) with size not more than 8MB. The main manuscript document can be saved in any of the following word processor file formats: Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX) and Rich text format (RTF)  files no larger than 8MB.

Figure files can be in the following formats: Please make sure that artwork files are in the right resolution and in a compatible format, such as TIFF, EPS, or MS Word files. A caption should be included with each illustration. Provide captions independently, distinct from the figure. A caption should include the illustration's description and a succinct title that is not on the figure itself. Reduce the amount of text in the drawings themselves, but be sure to define all symbols and abbreviations. While keeping the maximum limit of 6, multiple figures can be stated as one figure (for instance, 1a, 1b, 1c, etc.).

Single-column format should be used for the text. Keep the text's formatting as straightforward as you can. The majority of formatting codes will be removed when the article is processed. Page numbers are located at the right top. Tables and figures are inserted into the manuscript (integrated with a whole manuscript).

Sections of a manuscript are written in the following order:









  1. Title and author

The title is an opportunity to grab the attention of readers who will cite your article, so it should be written clearly, accurately, and concisely describing the content of the research. Avoid abbreviations and formulas where possible.

Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s)

The names of the main and co-authors are listed by writing their full names without abbreviations and titles, including affiliation addresses and email addresses. Each affiliation address should be preceded by a numerical superscript corresponding to the same superscript after the corresponding author's name. Put an asterisk (*) on the correspondence author.

  1. Abstract and Keywords

The abstract should be written as one paragraph using 200 to 300 words that have no references and are accompanied by keywords. It states briefly the issue, research objectives, methods, results, conclusion, and suggestion. Avoid non-standard or uncommon abbreviations, but if they are important, they should be explained the first time they are mentioned in the abstract.


Your manuscript's keywords are crucial for accurate indexing and searching. Keywords are in the range of 3 to 5 words or phrases in alphabetical order that have not been used in the title of the manuscript. Hence, your article's important points and content should be reflected in the keywords.

  1. Introduction

The introduction should explain:

  1. the background of research
  2. research objectives
  3. overview of published researches
  4. significance and novelty of the study

The introduction should be written within 750-1000 words. 

  1. Material and Methods

It should clearly describe:

  1. the time and place of research
  2. research design
  3. types and sources of data
  4. data collection techniques
  5. data analysis techniques


  1. Results and Discussion

It is best to write results and discussions in the same section. Results must be presented sequentially, with an explanation after each set of major and supporting results. The article should place a strong emphasis on arguments that address the issues raised in the background. The discussion section must also demonstrate the clarity of the analysis and synthesis created by comparing the findings of earlier studies.

  1. Conclusion

The conclusion contains concise and clear answer to the research objectives. Conclusions are based on new findings that are stated accurately and thoroughly. In addition, prospects for further research development and application in future research can also be added.  Provide practical suggestions or recommendations after the conclusion. Conclusions and recommendations should be less than 100 words and written in one paragraph.

  1. Acknowledgement

Recognize those who contributed to the study, particularly the funding source. Mention anyone who helped you with your research, such as advisors, financial backers, or other supporters like proofreaders, typists, and suppliers who may have donated resources.

  1. References

The Indigenous Agriculture (IA) uses APA 7th Edition writing style in the References at the end of the manuscript. Use reference management software such as EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. Use earlier publications that have appeared in the same journal as models. To enhance the quality of the thoughts and ideas that served as the foundation for the writing, the primary references to other references ratio must be >80%. The primary reference is a result of direct research and includes articles published in scientific journals, proceedings, dissertations, theses, monographs, and books. The percentage for the references in the last ten years must be >80%. Classical works may be cited, but not in order to compare the subject matter or establish originality. A lot of self-citation should be avoided.

Citation in text

Cite references in the text with the name and year in parentheses. For example:

One of the most prominent subthemes was the usage of social media, which would start a trend in food consumption (Achmad, 2021). For example, Rio and Yusril (2021) observed that Consumers are increasingly engaging in online discussions with their peers regarding food choices and diets to share with their peers on social media platforms. Consumers can utilize interactive communication technologies to communicate with food companies about product issues or ideas (Arsyad and Aswad, 2021; Darwis et al., 2020).

The References section should contain all works that are mentioned in the text, and it should be alphabetized.


Journal Article

Jackowski, M., Niedźwiecki, Ł., Jagiełło, K., Uchańska, O., & Trusek, A. (2020). Brewer’s spent grains—valuable beer industry by-product. Biomolecules, 10(12), 1–18.


North, D. C. (1990). Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance. Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge.

Edited Book

Jenkins, W., Tucker, M. E., & Grim, J. (2016). Routledge handbook of religion and ecology. In Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Dissertation or Thesis

Forgács, G. (2012). Biogas production from citrus wastes and chicken feather : pretreatment and co-digestion (Doctoral Thesis). Göteborg, Sweden: Chalmers University of Technology. Retrieved from


Ministry of Environment and Forestry. 2020. Statistik Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan 2020. Retrieved from

Template file could be downloaded in the website: TEMPLATE

After Acceptance

A copyeditor will be given the task of working on the editing stage, which tries to improve the article's flow, readability, grammar, phrasing, and format. The PDF galleys will then be prepared for online publication by a Layout Editor. We request authors to provide proofreading revisions within three days in order to enable a quick publication process. The editor should get revised proofs as soon as possible. An email with a link to our online proofreading system will be sent to the appropriate author which enables online annotation and proof correction.

Submission Declaration and Verification

When an article is submitted, it is implied that the work being discussed has not already been published and that it is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. The manuscript may not be published in the same form, in English or any other language, or electronically, without the prior permission of the copyright holder, as agreed by the authors.

The "Author Declaration" must be submitted by the authors as supplemental material when submitting their initial manuscript. Without this consent, no manuscript will go through the publication process.

Submission Preparation Checklist

Authors are required to check off each of the following boxes as part of the submission procedure, and submissions that don't meet these rules may be returned to the authors.

  1. The submission hasn't been published before, and it isn't being considered by another journal (unless a justification is given in Comments to the Editor) - See "Author Declaration".
  2. Please refer to the Competing Interest Rules if an author has any competing financial or non-financial interests with respect to the work reported.
  3. Authors must follow IA template and guideline.
  4. The submission file is in WordPerfect, RTF, OpenOffice, or Microsoft Word document file.
  5. Where possible, the references' URLs have been given.
  6. The text is 1.5 spaces, has an 11-point font, and uses italics rather than underlining. Except for URL addresses, all pictures, figures, and tables are inserted into the text at the proper spots rather than at the end.
  7. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines
  8. If the submission is for a peer-reviewed journal section, the guidelines in Assuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors will be required to fill out an "Author Declaration" after their article is accepted.

An "Author Declaration" form or a link to the online version of this agreement will be included in an email addressed to the relevant author confirming receipt of the manuscript. When submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that IA: Journal of Indigenous Agriculture will acquire the article's copyright if it is chosen for publication. According to the "Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0" (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, this journal is open-access. Users are able to:

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