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Author Guidelines

Authors submitting manuscripts to this journal must adhere to the following requirements:

Scope of Research

The journal publishes research manuscripts related to agricultural business studies from a macro approach, covering comprehensive and integrated aspects of agricultural economics, including upstream, downstream, and supporting subsystems, as well as their connections to government policies, agricultural trade, international economy, and land resource capitalization, farmers, and society. Micro approaches cover business development issues in the agricultural sector (finance, business policy, and technical functional aspects).

Title Requirements

The title of the manuscript must be accurate, concise, informative, and easy to understand. It should describe the main content of the writing and not exceed 15 words.

Language and Originality

The journal accepts manuscripts in Indonesian and English. It only accepts original research articles that have not been previously published.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be typed using Microsoft Word with an A4 paper size, 1-inch spacing, 3 cm margins on each side, and a maximum of 15 pages. The font should be Times New Roman 12. Each page should have a page number. The manuscript structure should include: title, author name and institution, abstract in English, keywords, abstract in Indonesian, keywords, introduction, research method, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgment (if any), and references.

Title and Author Information

The title should be short, clear, informative, and written in Indonesian, using uppercase letters and consisting of 5 to 15 words. The author's name should be written in full without titles, with the first author being the main author, and subsequent authors listed in full.

Abstract and Keywords

The abstract should be written in both Indonesian and English, not exceeding 250 words, and in a single paragraph. Keywords should be provided in both languages.


This section should include the background, formulation of the problem to be solved, relevant literature citations, and objectives.


This section should describe the research location and time, as well as the research method (research design, treatments, experimental design, and analysis methods) used.

Results and Discussion

The data presented should have been analyzed and relevant, with the discussion explaining its connection to theory/ hypothesis, and explaining the importance of the obtained results for further research development/applications/recommendations.

Tables and Figures

Table titles and contents should be brief so that tables can stand alone. Tables should be numbered according to the text. Table titles should not exceed 12 words. b. Figure and graph titles should be numbered and accompanied by explanations. Figures should be black and white or color photographs with high contrast. The number of table and figure pages should not exceed 30% of the total manuscript pages.


This section should present the most important results obtained (new theory/innovation), and answer the objectives, hypothesis, and other findings during the research.


The number of references should be at least 10, with at least 80% of primary sources. References should be written in the American Psychological Association (APA) style. The journal recommends using Mendeley software for creating references.

Reference Sources

Only recent sources (not more than 15 years old) should be used. It is not recommended to use anonymous sources, theses, or direct quotes.


Manuscripts must adhere to the template format. Click here to download the template. Manuscripts should be submitted online to the website after registering on the website. Click here for submission.


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 editorial board of the Journal Agrifo accepts manuscripts related to agricultural business studies, focusing on the comprehensive and integrated aspects of agricultural economics, including upstream, on-farm, downstream, and supporting subsystems, as well as their connections to government policies, international economy, and land resource capitalization, farmers, and society3. Micro approaches cover business development issues in the agricultural sector (financial, business policy, and technical functional aspects)
  2. Scientific manuscripts do not contain any plagiarized elements. They must also meet the guidelines for writing manuscripts and have not been published or are not in the process of being published in other media, whether in print or electronic form.
  3. The Editorial Board has full authority in selecting manuscripts that are submitted. The selection of scientific manuscripts will be done in writing and objectively.
  4. Manuscripts published in the Agrifo Journal do not automatically reflect the views of the Agribusiness Study Program, Faculty of Agriculture, Malikussaleh University

  5. All submitted manuscripts must follow the manuscript template format available at the end of this guide. Download.

Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication and this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the works authorship and initial publication in this journal.

All articles in this journal may be disseminated by listing valid sources and the title of the article should not be omitted. The content of the article is liable to the author.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

In the dissemination of articles by the author must declare the Agrifo: Jurnal Agribisnis Universitas Malikussaleh as the first party to publish the article.



Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 250000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.