Journal of Applied Food Technology • pISSN 2355-9152 • eISSN 2614-7076 • Member of CrossRef®


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Author Guidelines

General Format

  • Submitted manuscript should fulfil the following manuscript writing rules. Please read carefully and follow this guidelines.
  • Fonts: Times New Roman 12 point size only for whole text including font in symbol.
  • Line spacing should be set at 2 (Double).
  • No line space between paragraphs and sections.
  • Manuscripts must be used A4 size
  • Margins of manuscript is 1.5 cm for whole side
  • All pages must be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page as p.1, the text, which begins with p.2, is to be arranged in the following order: abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, acknowledgements, references, figure legends, tables.
  • The first page of the full manuscript must begin with the title of the paper centered on the page and Title Case (title case means first letter of each main word capitalized)
  • The names of the authors should be written completely with the main author’s name mentioned first, the names and locations of the authors’ affiliations (Title Case), and the e-mail address of the main author. All provided address should be in full address including postal address of each authors. 
  • The title page must provide the title in English, a short title of not more than 45 characters (including spaces). Subtitles are not encouraged.

The abstract should not exceed 300 words, should be one paragraph and should be free of references and abbreviations. It should indicate clearly the scope and main conclusions of the paper. At the end of abstract, the keyword is required. Please mention five key words starting from general topic. For example: papaya, leaves, proteinase, activity, denaturation.

The introduction should give the pertinent background to the study and should explain why the work was done. Previous experiment is a must to explain the differences between previous and recent study. The purpose and benefit of research should be exist in the last paragraph.

Materials and Methods
The materials and methods should provide essential details, including experimental design and statistical analysis. All applied equipment for measurement and primary materials should be clearly stated including brand names. All methods should be cited using previous experiments. All citation should be placed within paragraph.

Result and Discussion

  • The results should present the findings of the research. The paragraph for explaining the results should be free from discussion. Results should be written in the past tense.
  • The discussion should written after results and should present the author's results in broader context of other work on the subject interpreting them with a minimum of speculation. This section should be free from table or figure. Table and figure should be written in the end or manuscript.

It should be as brief as possible.

The list of references appears after the acknowledgement and please give the details information in alphabetical order by the author’s surname.
All sources must be referred in a consistent manner. Plese provide DOI number if available.
Please follow the style of reference writing as following example:

Journal Article
Sun, Y., Hayakawa, S., Jiang, H., Ogawa, M., Izumori, K., 2006. Rheological characteristics of heat-induced custard pudding gels with high antioxidative activity. Biosci. Biotech. Biochem. 70, 2859–2867. DOI: 10.1271/bbb.60256

Book or Book Chapter
Bashiardes, G., Carry, J.C., Evers, M, Flioche, B., Mignani, S., 2002. Polyhydroxyalkylpyrazine derivatives, their preparation and medicaments comprising them. In: A.P.S.A. (Ed.), United States Patent, vol. US006392042B1 (pp. 1–12). USA, Aventis Pharma S.A.

Conference Paper
Torrissen, O., Bencze-Rora, A.M., Nortvedt, R., Espe, M., Jorgensen, M., Sorensen, N.K., 2000. Atlantic salmon quality and market responses. In: Program & abstract of the ninth international symposium on nutrition & feeding in fish (p. 75), Miyazaki, Japan.

Abbreviations and Units
Generally, units must be abbreviated according to the International System of Units (SI units). Below you find examples of abbreviations of the most commonly used SI units:
Meter: m, Kilogram: kg, Second: s, Minute: min, Ampere: A, square meter: m2, cubic meter: m3, Hertz: Hz

Tables, figures & illustrations

  • In presenting data, authors should anticipate the limitations set by the size and layout of the journal. Large and complex tables, figures and maps should be avoided in the main paper, but can be included in a data appendix for use by reviewers. The caption should be as clear as possible. Full explanation in the caption is allowed.
  • Figures should be saved in a neutral data format such as PNG, JPEG, TIFF or EPS. Other format is not allowed. Scanned figures should have a resolution of 300 dpi (halftone) or 600 to 1200 dpi (line drawings) in relation to the reproduction size.
  • Any tables and figures that are included in the main text of the paper should be numbered separately, in the sequence that they are mentioned in the text.
  • Each table and figure should be presented on a separate page of the manuscript, with a brief and self-explanatory title. All text should be clearly legible, and all graphics and legends should be easily distinguished when printed in black and white. Tables should use horizontal lines only, with only blank space to separate columns.
  • Notes under each table and figure should be used to explain and specify the source of all data shown.

File Sizes
Manuscripts will be distributed to reviewers via the Web and maximum file size is 5 MB. Do not scan printed Figures unless no original digital document exists. If a scanned figure is unavoidable, please use Adobe PhotoShop or a similar program to edit the file and reduce the file size (not necessarily the image size) as much as possible before submission. For example, crop the picture to exclude surrounding "white space." Do not carelessly use colour. Black and white line drawings or gray-scale figures should not be saved as color documents; this will increase file sizes without increasing the information content of the file. Do not use colour unless absolutely needed to convey information.

Manuscript file format
The allowed format for manuscript is Microsoft Word format (.DOC or .DOCX). Please double check that the submitted file can be opened properly. PDF file or any other text files is not acceptable.

Please see more detail guideline and manuscript template thorugh this link.


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).

  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided (including DOI). Pease do not use web/blog as reference. 

  4. The text is:

    • 1.5-spaced; 
    • uses a 12-point font; 
    • employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); 
    The figures and tables are:
    • placed at the end of the text.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. About metadata: Please fill the metadata carefully, your article will not be proceeded until the correct metadata is submitted. Author should fill 4 column in metadata:

    1. Title (should be Title Case)
    2. Abstract
    3. Keyword (please separate it using ";")
    4. Affiliation (starting from department, example: Departement of Food Technology, Faculty of Animal and Agricultural Sciences, Diponegoro University, Indonesia)

    PLEASE FILL ALL AUTHORS in metadata using feature "ADD AUTHORS"


Copyright Notice

Journal of Applied Food Technology (JAFT) is an academic journal. As such, it is dedicated to the open exchange of information. For this reason, JAFT is freely available to individuals and institutions. Copies of this journal or articles in this journal may be distributed for research or educational purposes free of charge and without permission. However, commercial use of the JAFT website or the articles contained herein is expressly prohibited without the written consent of the editor. Authors who publish in JAFT will release their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd) license. This license allows anyone to copy and distribute the article for non-commercial purposes provided that appropriate attribution is given. For details of the rights authors grants users of their work, see the "human-readable summary" of the license "human-readable summary" of the license, with a link to the full license. (Note that "you" refers to a user, not an author, in the summary.)


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