Author Guidelines

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Journal of Agricultural and Food Engineering (MYJAFE) is committed to meeting and upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and therefore, publication malpractice is strictly prohibited by all possible measure. We are dedicated in publishing authentic work of value to the pool of knowledge in the best possible form as well as to the highest possible standards. We expect similar standards from our reviewers and authors. Fairness, objectivity and confidentiality on the part of editors and reviewers, and honesty, originality and fair dealing on the part of authors are some of the essential values enabling us to attain our goal. We endorse and conform to the international standards and codes of conduct established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Therefore, Authors, Reviewers and Editors are obliged to conform to standards of ethical guidelines. The key expectations of editors, peer-reviewers, and authors are as follow.

Author’s Responsibilities

Reporting Standards

Authors are expected to report their results honestly, clearly, and without falsification, fabrication, or inappropriate data manipulation. Authors should provide sufficient details on the method and references to allow others to replicate the work.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must adhere to the requirements of publication by ensuring the work submitted is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere. Appropriate citations or quotations should be used if the authors have used the work and/or words of others.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Authors, in general, should not publish manuscripts that essentially describe the same research in more than one primary or journal publication. Concurrent submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal is deemed as an unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

The sources of funding for the research reported in the manuscript must be disclosed by all authors.

Authorship of the Paper

Authors are responsible ensure that authorship is limited to only those who have made a significant contribution to the research works and reporting, and they should be listed as co-authors. Those who have contributed in specific substantive aspects of the research should be acknowledged.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose any financial or other substantive conflict of interest in their manuscript that could potentially construed to influence the interpretation or results of their manuscript. In addition, all sources of financial support obtained for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

Authors are obliged to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher when a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work have been discovered, and cooperate with the editor to either retract or correct the paper.

Types of manuscript

A. Research manuscript

A research paper is a complete and authentic research document with scientific findings which contribute new knowledge to the journal audience; the community of agriculture and food engineers. All accepted manuscripts undergo full peer review.

B. Part or whole special issues

A cluster of papers on a particular theme or topic that is normally edited by an external editor.

C. Review/Mini review manuscript

A review is a comprehensive, concise and critical summary of research on a certain topic which is determined to be of interest to the journal audience. Publication of a submitted review is at the discretion of the editor.

Language

The language used is English, either UK or US (Compulsory).

Word Count

All submitted manuscript should not exceed 10,000 words; seven Tables/Figures.

Title Page

Information Title – Brief and informative.

Please write in Sentence case.

Author names and Affiliations – Provide the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) without any abbreviations. Indicate all affiliations with number superscripts in front of the last name and in front of the appropriate addresses.

Corresponding author – Indicate one author who will handle correspondence throughout all the stage of publication and post-publication. An asterisk (*) must be placed in front of the author’s name. Ensure that the email address of the corresponding author is given and kept up to date. Strictly only one (1) corresponding author is allowed.

Manuscript Style – All text must be double-spaced with 12pt Times New Roman font. Line and page numbers are mandatory. Section headings are preferred to be bold while subheadings should be given a brief heading and used sparingly. All headings must appear on its own separate line.

The manuscript should include:

Abstract

The abstract should be not more than 250 words. The purpose of research, significant findings and major conclusion must be briefly stated in the abstract.  The abstract must be in one paragraph without any subsection.

Keywords

A minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 keywords which are significant to the research work should be provided. Separate each keyword with the symbol of semi column (;) in a single line and place it immediately after the abstract.

Introduction

State an adequate background of study, summarized literature review and previous relevant study with references. Include the objectives clearly in the final paragraph of the introduction section.

Materials and Methods

Provide accurate and concise steps of the methodology to allow the work to be reproduced by other researcher. A well-established method should be summarized and indicated by a reference. If there is any modifications made, it must be described clearly.

Results and Discussion

Results should be accurate and concise.
Discussion should be made extensively to explore the meaning, importance and relevance of the work. Repetition of results should be avoided.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures must be included in the main text manuscript next to the relevant text. Table must be submitted as text, not image. Captions for each tables and figures should be included in the manuscript.

Conclusions

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of Results and Discussion section.

Conflict of Interest

The authors must disclose any potential conflict of interest that could bias their work.

Acknowledgements

Include any relevant funding sources in the acknowledgments of all submissions.

Author Contributions

The authors are encouraged to submit an author statement file which states their individual contributions to the paper.

References

Style of references should follow 7th APA style which included with date in parentheses.
References should not exceed 100 references.