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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, or RTF 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.

Language: Standard English.

Original Articles Only: Research papers are accepted on the understanding that they have not been and will not be published elsewhere. Papers accepted become the copyright of the Journal.

Manuscript Style: Research papers should be divided into the following sections: (a) Title - Describes the main idea briefly and clearly. When necessary it can be added with a sub-title to clarify the idea.

(b) Abstract - embodying the main conclusion and giving the essential information. It should be intelligible without reference to the paper itself; (c) Introduction – should give the aim of the investigation and a brief statement of previous relevant work with references; (d) Materials and Methods – only new techniques need to be described in detail but known methods must have adequate reference; (e) Results and Discussion – must be presented with tables and figures for clarity, interprets and discuss the results with scientific interpretation; (f) Conclusions - should not merely repeat points made in the preceding sections; (g) Acknowledgement (if necessary) – should be kept to the absolute minimum; and (h) References consist of all cited references.

Manuscript should be typed two spaces on one side of white A4 paper, margins are 4.0 cm from left and 2.5 cm from right and bottom, and 3.0 cm from top side. Times New Roman font 12 shall be used for preparation. Authors should suggest keywords and a short running title for their articles.

Tables, Graphs, Figures And Photographs: Tables, graphs and figures should be displayed on separate pages in the manuscript after the reference section. Tables and figures should be captioned. Scanned or digital photographs should be in high resolution, minimum 300 dpi in the PC format. Title and principal content shall be presented in English.

Footnotes: Footnotes should be hindered; in most cases, it will be possible to incorporate the information in the text. If footnotes must be used, they should be numbered in the text and indicated by superscript numbers and kept as brief as possible.

References: They must >80% from scientific journals and >80% not longer than 10 years where websites are not accepted as references. References should be cited in the text by the author. All references in the text must be listed at the end of the paper, with the names of authors arranged alphabetically, and titles of papers given.

Examples of reference styles are given below:

Journal: Taga, M.S.; E.E. Miller & D.E. Pratt (1984). Chia seed as source of natural lipid antioksidant. Journal of American Oil Chemistry, 61, 928—931.

Monograph: Samuel, T.L. (1998). Soil Fertility and Fertilizer. MacMilan Publishing Company. New York, USA.

Chapter in Book: Tan, G.Y. (1992). Cocoa breeding in Papua New Guinea and its relevance to pest and disease control. In: P.J. Keane & C.A.J. Putter (Eds). Cocoa Pest and Diseases Management in Southeast Asia and Australia, p. 117—128. FAO, Rome.

Proceedings: Muller, S.; C. Rohsius; C. Reisdorff; L. Gasparotto & L. Lieberei (2000). Anatomical and physiological characteristic of Theobroma spec. seeds and their relevance to processing. Proceedings of 13th International Cocoa Research Conference, p. 51-56. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Thesis: Misnawi (2003). Influences of Cocoa Polyphenols and Enzyme Reactivation on The Flavor Development of Unfermented and Under-Fermented Cocoa Beans. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Universiti Putra Malaysia, PhD thesis.

SUBMISSION: Submissions by email are preferred. To submit an article go to Online submissions. New authors (first time in this journal) intending to submit articles for publication may contact the editor for free registration. If authors have any difficulty using the online submission system, please kindly submit via this email: pelita@iccri.net. However, submissions of hard copies by surface, airmail, express mail or courier are also acceptable. If submitting hard copies, two manuscripts printed on one side of white A4 paper should be sent. Manuscripts must be directed to the Secretariat of the Journal at the following address:

Editor- in-Chief, Pelita Perkebunan (Coffee and Cocoa Research Journal)

Indonesian Coffee and Cocoa Research Institute

Jl. P.B. Sudirman 90, Jember 68118, Indonesia.

E-mail:pelita@iccri.net, Tel. (0331) 757130, 757132, 757065. Fax. (0331) 757131.

Author Fee

Pelita Perkebunan carries no page charge either for article submission or article processing. Refer to the latest issue for the format of manuscript preparation. The corresponding author will be provided with PDF copy of the manuscript.