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Author Guidelines

Writing Guidelines


Baselang Journal: Journal of Agricultural, Livestock, Fishery and Environmental Sciences (ISSN 2798-2114; is a journal published by the Faculty of Agriculture, University Muara Bungo. The Baselang Journal is a scientific journal that publishes research results and/or reviews articles in the fields of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Environment. As well as presenting information on research results and scientific articles for sustainable agricultural development in Indonesia which are published electronically. Authors are expected to submit their unpublished work. The scope of the Baselang Journal covers general agriculture and the environment, namely: Cultivation (Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries), Agribusiness/Social Economics (Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries), Technology (Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries), and Environment . Starting in 2021, the Baselang Journal will only accept articles originating from original research results (top priority), and new scientific review articles (not priority) (Bekker et al., 1999; Bezuidenhout et al., 2009). The decision to accept or not to accept a scientific article in this journal is the right of the Editorial Board based on the recommendation of Mitra Bebestari (Bhaktavatsalam and Choudhury, 1995).

Writing Title, Author's Name and Address

The title of the article is written in Indonesian and English, the author's name (without an academic degree), and the author's affiliation address is written centered on the first page below the article title. The distance between the lines between the title and the author's name is 1 space, while the distance between the author's affiliation address and the abstract title is 1 space. Keywords must be written below the abstract text for each language, arranged in alphabetical order and separated by semicolons with a word count of 3-5 words.


The Responsible Author or Corresponding Author must be marked with an asterisk followed by a comma “*)” as in the example above. At the bottom of the left column of the first page/abstract must be written the sign of the Author in Charge or Corresponding Author and the email address (see example). Communication regarding article revisions and final decisions will only be communicated via the Correspondence Author's email.


If there is more than one author, write the names of the authors separated by a comma (,). If the author's name consists of two words, the first word of the author (first name) should not be abbreviated. If the author's name consists of only one word, write the actual name in one word, however in the online version (HTML) it will be written in two words containing the same name (repeated) for metadata indexation purposes (Camdali and Tunc, 2006; Fridman, 2008).

General Guidelines for Writing Manuscripts

Manuscripts that meet the guidelines for writing an Agriculture journal (in MS Word format, use this article template) must be submitted in one of the following ways:

  1. Sending manuscripts via E-mail to the Baselang Journal Editorial email (
  2. Submitting manuscripts using the Online Submission System on the Baselang E-Journal portal ( after registering as an Author and/or Reviewer in the "Register".

Instructions for submitting manuscripts online can be found in the Submit Online Instructions section below. Manuscripts that are not in accordance with the instructions for writing the Baselang Journal will be returned to the author before continuing the review process.

 Manuscripts written must contain the following components of scientific articles (subtitles in order), namely: (a) Article Title, (b) Author Name (without title), (c) Author Affiliation Address, (d) Abstract and Words Key, (e) Introduction, (f) Materials and Methods, (g) Results and Discussion, (h) Conclusion, (i) Acknowledgments (if any), and (j) Bibliography.

 Writing subtitles in the article content (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, and Conclusions) without being numbered in numerical format. Subtitles are written in bold with Title Case format and arranged left aligned without underlines. The subtitles are written in bold with Sentence case format and arranged left aligned.

Manuscripts can be written in Indonesian, specifically for abstracts in two languages, namely Indonesian and English, with a maximum number of 15 pages including pictures and tables. Manuscripts must be written according to this article template in a ready-to-print form (Camera ready). Articles must be written in A4 (210 x 297 mm) writing area and formatted with a left margin of 4 cm, a right margin of 3 cm, a bottom margin of 3 cm, and a top margin of 3 cm. Manuscripts must be written in Times New Roman with a font size of 12 pt. spaced one-spaced, and in two-column format (except the article title, author name, and abstract). The distance between the columns is as far as 1 cm.

Foreign words or terms are used in italics (Italic). It is better to avoid using foreign terms for articles in Indonesian. The new paragraph starts 1 cm from the left border, while between paragraphs there is no space between. All numbers are written with Arabic numerals, except at the beginning of sentences.

Tables and Figures are placed in the text group after the table or figure is referenced. Each picture must be given a picture title (Figure Caption) at the bottom of the picture and numbered in Arabic numerals followed by the picture title. Each table must be given a table title (Table Caption) and numbered in Arabic numerals at the top of the table followed by the table title. Images must be guaranteed to be printed clearly (font size, resolution and line size must be sure printed clearly). Figures and tables and diagrams/schematics should be placed in columns between groups of text or if they are too large they should be placed in the center of the page. Tables may not contain vertical lines, while horizontal lines are allowed but only essential.

Special Instructions for Writing Manuscript Contents

Article Title: Article title must be written briefly and clearly, and must indicate precisely the problem to be raised, does not allow for various interpretations, written entirely in capital letters symmetrically. The title of the article must not contain abbreviations of words that are not commonly used. State the main idea of the new article first, followed by other explanations.

Introduction: The introduction must contain (in order) the general background, the state of the art literature review as the basis for the scientific novelty statement of the article, the scientific novelty statement, and the research problem or hypothesis. At the end of the introduction, the purpose of the study should be stated. In the scientific article format, no literature review is allowed as in the research report, but it is realized in the form of a state of the art literature review to show the scientific novelty of the article.

Research Methods: research methods used in problem solving including analytical methods. Picture captions are placed as part of the picture title (figure caption) not part of the picture. The methods used in completing the research are listed in this section.

 Results and Discussion: The results and discussion contain the results of research findings and scientific discussions. Write down scientific findings (scientific finding) obtained from the results of research that has been carried out but must be supported by adequate data. The scientific findings referred to here are not data obtained from research results. The scientific findings must be explained scientifically including: What are the scientific findings obtained? Why did that happen? Why such a variable trend? All these questions must be explained scientifically, not only descriptively, if necessary supported by adequate scientific basis phenomena. In addition, the comparison with the results of other researchers on the same topic should also be explained. Research results and findings must be able to answer the research hypothesis in the introduction.

Conclusion: Conclusion describes the answer to the hypothesis and/or research objectives or scientific findings obtained. The conclusion does not contain a repetition of the results and discussion, but rather a summary of the findings as expected in the objectives or hypotheses. If necessary, at the end of the conclusion can also be written things that will be done related to the next idea of the research.

Acknowledgments (If Required): Acknowledgments are primarily addressed to research funders or donors. Thanks can also be conveyed to those who helped carry out the research.

Bibliography: All references referred to in the text of the article must be listed in the Bibliography section. The bibliography must contain reference libraries originating from primary sources (scientific journals and a minimum of 80% of the entire bibliography) published in the last 15 (ten) years. Each article contains at least 8 (eight) reference bibliography. Writing a reference system in the text of articles and writing a bibliography should use a reference management application program, for example: Mendeley, EndNote, or Zotero, or others.

Equation Writing Guide: Each equation is written in the center of the column and given a number written in brackets and placed at the end of the right margin. Equations must be written using the Equation Editor in MS Word or Open Office (Primack, 1983).

Guidelines for Writing Quotations/References in Article Text

Every time taking data or citing statements from other libraries, the author must write down the source of the reference. References or citations are written in the description/text by means of the author's name and year (Irwan and Salim, 1998). If there are more than two authors, only the name of the first author is written, followed by “et al” or “et al.” (Bezuidenhout et al., 2009; Roeva, 2012). Everything that is referenced in the text must be listed in the Bibliography section, and vice versa, everything that is written in the Bibliography must be referenced in the text (Wang et al., 2011).

Bibliography Writing Guide

Bibliography writing should use a reference management application such as Mendeley, End Note, Zotero, or others. The writing format used in the journal Agri Sains is in accordance with the APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association) format.

Libraries in the form of scientific magazines/journals:

Bekker, J. G., Craig, I. K., & Pistorius, P. C. (1999). Modeling and Simulation of Arc Furnace Process. ISIJ International, 39(1), 23–32.

Libraries in the form of book titles:

Fridman, A. (2008). Plasma Chemistry (p. 978). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Libraries in the form of Seminar Proceedings:

Roeva, O. (2012). Real-World Applications of Genetic Algorithm. In International Conference on Chemical and Materials Engineering (pp. 25–30). Semarang, Indonesia: Department of Chemical Engineering, Diponegoro University.

Libraries in the form of a dissertation/thesis/thesis:

Istadi, I. (2006). Development of A Hybrid Artificial Neural Network – Genetic Algorithm for Modeling and Optimization of Dielectric-Barrier Discharge Plasma Reactor. PhD Thesis. Malaysian University of Technology.

Libraries in the form of patents:

Primack, H.S. (1983). Method of Stabilizing Polyvalent Metal Solutions. US Patent No. 4,373,104.

Libraries in the form of Handbooks:

Hovmand, S. (1995). Fluidized Bed Drying. In Mujumdar, A.S. (Ed.) Handbook of Industrial Drying (pp.195-248). 2nd Ed. New York: Marcel Dekker.


Instructions for Submitting Manuscripts Online

Manuscripts must be submitted in one of the following ways (the second method is preferred):

  1. The best possible submission of manuscripts is the Online Submission System on the Baselang E-Journal portal (
  2. First, the author registers as an Author and/or Reviewer (checks the role as Author and/or Reviewer) in the “Register” section or at the address: /index.
  3. After the Author is logged in as the Author, click on “New Submission”. The stages of submitting articles consist of 5 stages, namely: (1). Starts, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation.
  4. In the Start section, select Journal Section (Full Article), tick all the checklists.
  5. In the Upload Submission section, please upload the article manuscript file in MS Word in this section.
  6. In the Enter Metadata section, enter the data of all Authors and their affiliates, followed by the title and abstract, and indexing keywords.
  7. In the Upload Supplementary Files section, it is allowed to upload supporting data files or cover letters or other documents.
  8. In the Confirmation section, please click “Finish Submission” if all the data is correct.
  9. If the author has difficulties in the process of sending the manuscript through the online system, the manuscript can also be sent via E-mail to the Agricultural Journal Editorial email (



Each article submitted to the editorial office of the journal Agriculture must follow these writing instructions. If the article does not comply with this guide, the article will be returned before further review.


Thank-you note

Thank you to the Faculty of Agriculture, Muara Bungo University for funding the sustainability of this journal. (if needed)



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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.

  1. 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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  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.

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