Pertanika
UPM’s flagship scientific journal
Research Management Centre
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Serdang, Selangor
Pertanika’s Vision & Objectives
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Our goal is to bring high quality research to the widest
possible audience.
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Pertanika aims for excellence, sustained by a responsible
and professional approach to journal publishing.
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We value and support our authors in the research
community.
Visit journal's profile at http://www.pertanika2.upm.edu.my/jpertanika/index.htm
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Organisation Chart
University Publications Committee
Jawatankuasa Kerja Penerbitan Universiti (JKPU)
Chairman
Mohd Saleh Jaafar (Professor Dr.) Deputy Vice Chancellor (R&I)
Pertanika Journal Publication Working Committee
Chairman: Nayan Deep S. KANWAL (Dr.) Deputy Director, Journal Division, UPM Press
Secretary: Erica Kwan Lee Yin (Ms.)
3 Chief Editors (JTAS, JST & JSSH)
UPM Press representative
Pertanika Journal Editorial Board Committees
(Pertanika JTAS)
(Pertanika JST)
(Pertanika JSSH)
Editorial Board JTAS
Editorial Board JST
Editor-in-Chief
Editor-in-Chief
Editor-in-Chief
Tan Soon Guan (Professor Dr.)
Faculty of Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences
Mohd. Ali Hassan (Professor Dr.)
Faculty of Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences
Mohd Shahwahid Othman (Professor Dr.)
Faculty of Economics & Management
Editorial Board JSSH
Executive Editor
Executive Editor
Executive Editor
Dr. Nayan Deep S. Kanwal
Research Management Centre
(23 Members)
Dr. Nayan Deep S. Kanwal
Research Management Centre
(29 Members)
Dr. Nayan Deep S. Kanwal
Research Management Centre
(27 Members)
JTAS Editorial Advisory Board
JST Editorial Advisory Board
(10 Members)
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(11 Members)
JSSH Editorial Advisory Board
(15 Members)
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Pertanika’s Origin
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The word Pertanika was derived from Pertanian.
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UPM started as an Agriculture based institution, in line
with this, the first journal to reflect ‘Pertanian’ was
started off under the dynamic leadership of the 1st Vice
Chancellor, Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Mohd.
Rashdan Baba.
– Dr. J.J. Augustine (founder Editor-in-Chief (1978-1982)
– Prof. Chin Hoong Fong (1983-1996).
– Prof. Tan Soon Guan (1997-current).
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Pertanika’s Background
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Pertanika is the only official journal of Universiti Putra
Malaysia.
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It is an international peer-reviewed leading journal in
Malaysia devoted to the publication of original research.
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Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science
(JTAS) began publication in 1978.
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In 1992, a decision was made to streamline Pertanika
into 3 journals— other 2 being; Journal of Science &
Technology (JST) and Journal of Social Sciences &
Humanities (JSSH).
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Pertanika’s Publication Policy
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In its continuous efforts to make Pertanika a highly
regarded academic journal, a Code of Ethics was
recently developed.
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This is primarily intended to specifically address
issues pertaining to publication ethics and conducts
such as plagiarism, authorship and copyright, as well
as other relevant matters which are apparently
becoming visible.
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Pertanika takes plagiarism seriously. Manuscripts
received undergo an ‘Originality check’ using
T u r n I t I n software.
Want to know more? Ask the Executive Editor for Pertanika’s Code of Ethics
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Pertanika’s Market Potential
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Pertanika is an academic
Malaysian-international journal
catering to researchers, authors,
postgraduate students and
scholars from all over the
world.
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To reach out to the widest
possible research community.
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To achieve the citation-index
and impact factor for Pertanika
Journals by 2013!
(Thomson ISI)
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Pertanika is the recipient of the Majlis
Penerbitan Ilmiah Malaysia (MAPIM)
Special Award
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About the Journal JTAS
 JTAS or Pertanika J.
Trop. Agric. Sci. accepts
and publishes articles in
English. It is open to
authors around the world
regardless of their
nationality.
 Currently, JTAS is
published four times a
year, i.e. in February,
May, August and
November
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About the Journal JST
 JST or Pertanika J. Sci.
Technol. accepts and
publishes articles in
English. It is open to
authors around the world
regardless of their
nationality.
 Currently, JST is
published two times a
year, i.e. in January and
July.
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About the Journal JSSH
 JSSH or Pertanika J. Soc.
Sci. Hum. is open to
authors around the world
regardless of their
nationality. It accepts and
publishes papers in
English.
 Currently, JSSH is
published four times a year,
i.e. in March, June,
September and December.
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Scope JTAS
Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science (JTAS)
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Tropical Agricultural
Research
Agricultural Biotechnology
Biochemistry
Biology
Ecology
Entomology
Fisheries
Food sciences
Forestry
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Genetics
Microbiology
Pathology and management
Physiology
Plant and Animal Sciences
Production of Plants &
Animals of Economic
Importance
Veterinary Medicine
Full list available at: www.pertanika.upm.edu.my/
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Scope JST
Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology (JST)
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Bioinformatics
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Bioscience
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Biotechnology and
Biomolecular Sciences
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Environmental Control
and Management
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Mathematics and Statistics
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Medicine and Health
Sciences
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Chemistry
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Computer Science
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Nanotechnology
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Ecology
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Physics
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Engineering
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Engineering Design
Safety and Emergency
Management
Full list available at: www.pertanika.upm.edu.my/
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Scope JSSH
Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (JSSH)
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Accounting
Agricultural & Resource
Economics
Anthropology
Communications
Community and Peace Studies
Consumer Studies
Design and Architecture
Economics
Education
Extension Education
Finance
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Gerontology
Hospitality and Tourism
Human Ecology
Human Resource Development
Language Studies
Language Literature
Legal Studies
Management
Marketing
Psychology
Safety and Environment
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Sociology
Full list available at: www.pertanika.upm.edu.my/
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Why should you Publish in Pertanika?
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Rapid publication of research findings.
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A decision of acceptance of a manuscript is reached with
in 2 to 3 months (average 12 weeks).
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The elapsed time from submission to publication for an
article averages 5-6 months.
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Pertanika’s acceptance rate averaged to about 60% in the
last 6 months. This also means that the Journal’s
rejection rate is about 40%.
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Submission Guidelines
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Manuscript preparation
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Pertanika Journals accept submission of mainly four types of manuscripts:
– Regular or Original articles
 Full-length original empirical investigations, consisting of
introduction, materials and methods, results and discussions.
– Short communications
 Significant new information to readers of the Journal in a short but
complete form.
– Review article
 Critical evaluation of materials about current research that had
already been published by organizing, integrating, and evaluating
previously published materials.
– Special issues
 Usually papers from research presented at conferences, seminars,
congress or a symposium.
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Submission Guidelines
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Format
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Should be type-written on one side of A4 paper.
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One column format with the figures at the end.
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Maximum of eight keywords in alphabetical order.
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At least 4cm margins on all sides & double-line
spacing.
Times New Roman, 12-point font size.
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Submission Guidelines
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Format (contd.)
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Running Title: Not exceeding 50 characters, including
letters and spaces.
Corresponding Author: Provide full address.
Abstract: About 250 words for regular paper, and up
to 100 words for short communications.
Text: Regular papers should comprise of Introduction,
Materials and Methods, Results and Discussions, and
Conclusions.
References: Use the latest version of the Publication
Manual of the American Psychological Association
(APA) style.
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Submission Guidelines
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The format for the 1st four pages is as below:
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1st page: Title of the paper only.
2nd Page: Title of the paper + Authors’ names +
Corresponding author’s name and full address, together
with email and telephone number.
3rd Page: Title of the paper + Abstract + Keywords only.
4th Page: Introduction, etc.
Style of the manuscript
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American Psychological Association (APA).
American or British spelling.
http://www.pertanika.upm.edu.my/
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Submitting your Manuscript
E-mail Submissions
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As of now, you could submit your articles via
email to the Executive Editor to be properly
acknowledged and rapidly processed.
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Manuscript must be in Pertanika style,
(MS WORD file format).
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Include the following submission form and a Cover
letter from the Corresponding Author:
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Manuscript Submission KIT comprising of : Declaration
Form and Referral Form.
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Call for Papers
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Pertanika invites you to explore frontiers from all
fields of Agriculture, Science and Technology to
Social Sciences and Humanities.
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Pertanika welcomes both quantitative and
qualitative research.
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You may contribute your scientific work for
publications in UPM's hallmark journals, either as a
regular article, short communication, or review
article.
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Call for Papers
Further details can
be obtained from the
Executive Editor’s
[email protected]
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Pertanika is the resource
that supports you in
strengthening research and
research management
capacity.
Visit the Journal’s Profile at http://www.pertanika.upm.edu.my/
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Mail Submissions or Get More Information
The Executive Editor (Pertanika Journals)
Journal Division, UPM Press
Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (R&I)
1st Floor, IDEA Tower II,
UPM-MTDC, Technology Centre,
43400 UPM, Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: +603 8947 1622
E-mail: [email protected]
WebSite: http://www.pertanika.upm.edu.my/
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