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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.
  • 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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

General Information

The Journal is published twice a year (sixmonthly) in March and September; the number of the volumes will vary. Journal will be produced after going through reviewing process from the board of editor. Article should be written in English. The article could be based on basic and applied research papers or short communication that have not been published related to plant pests, plant pathogens, plant damage caused by those pests and pathogens and or their management in tropical areas.


Specific Information

Article should be written in A4 paper. The article should be composed as follows : name of the author (s), abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusions, acknowledgment, and bibliography.

Article begins with title using Times New Roman font 14 pt UPPER CASE format. Name of the author is written under the title using font 11 pt, bold, without any academic degree. Apostrophe put under behind the name of the author using superscript format. The name of the institution and its address are written under the name of the author using Times New Roman 10 pt. Email address of corresponding author is placed under the name of institution, using Times New Roman 10 pt. Phone number, fax number, and addres of corresponding author should be written in the bottom of the first page, in the left margin. The title of the article, name of the author, name of the institution and its address, addres of corresponding author and corresponding email are written in the center of the field. Space between title and the name of the author is one single space 12 pt and the space between the name of the author and the name of the institution is one single space 12 pt.


Abstract should be written in English and bahasa Indonesia, ± 200 words. The title of the abstract should be written in the center of the field using Times New Roman 11 pt bold. Title of the manuscript is written in the beginning of the abstract in bold and italic with, each word begins with a capital letter. The space between the title of the abstract and the name of the institution is double single space 12 pt. The space between the text of the abstract and the title is one single space 12 pt. The abstract is written using times new Roman font 10 pt in a single column format. Keywords are written below the text of the abstract, arranged alphabetically and separated by comma. The title of the keywords should be written using font 10 pt bold, while the keywords should be written using Times new Roman font 10 pt.



Content of the article should be written left aligned with the left margin 3 cm, right margin 3 cm, bottom margin 3 cm and top margin 3 cm. The space between header and the adge of the paper is 20 mm, and the space between footer and the edge is 13 mm. The article should be written using MS Word using Times New Roman using 11 pt font, single space 11 pt and in a single column format. Each article should be no more than 20 pages (including pictures and tables) justified.


Sub Heading

Sub Heading should be written in bold letter using UPPER CASE format, aligned to the left, and numbered. Sub sub heading should be written using bold letter, aligned left without number and underline.


Pictures and Tables

Pictures and tables placed in a text with description. Pictures and tables is followed by the title of the picture placed just below the picture and the title of the table placed above the table. The title of the table and picture should be numbered. The picture should be able to be clearly printed. Pictures or diagrams/ schemes placed in the text or if the picture is too big, it can be placed in the middle of the page. The picture should not be framed. For coloured pictures/ graphics, 300 dpi of it should be sent to be printed. The displayed tables are without vertical line, whereas horizontal lines can only display 3 main horizontal lines which are 2 horizontal lines for column title and closing line from the bottom line.



Equation should be written left aligned and numbered in the brackets. The numbers placed at the end of the right margin of the column.


List of Notation

List of Notation arranged alphabetically. Notation of latin alphabet should be written first followed by Arabic alphabet.



Bibliography should be arranged alphabetically without any numbering and the space between each item is double. Please use the JHPT Tropika mendeley style tool[click here]. The rules of the bibliography writing are as follows:

Journal :

Watt TJ & Duan JJ. 2014. Influence of host age on critical fitness parameters ofSpathius galinae(Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a new parasitoid of the emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae).J. Econ. Entomol.107(4): 1320-1329.

Proceeding :

Ofori DA. 2013. Domestication and conservation of pesticidal plants: principles and practices. In: Anjarwalla P, Ofori DA, Jamnadass R, Mowo JG & Stevenson PC (Eds.).Proceedings of the Training Workshop on Sustainable Production, Harvesting and Conservation of Botanical Pesticides. pp. 12-14. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya.


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

Book Chapter:

Melnick RL,Bailey BA,& Backman PA. 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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