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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.
  • 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.

Author Guidelines

AUTHOR GUIDELINES


Before you submit you will need:

  • Your manuscript: this can be a single file including text, figures, and tables, or separate files – whichever you prefer. All required sections should be contained in your manuscript, including abstract, introduction, methods, results and discussions, and conclusions. Figures and tables should have legends. References may be submitted in IEEE format. If the manuscript, figures or tables are difficult for you to read, they will also be difficult for the editors and reviewers. If your manuscript is difficult to read, the editorial office may send it back to you for revision.
  • Your co-author details, including affiliation and email address. (Why is this important? We need to keep all co-authors informed of the outcome of the peer review process.)
  • Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the online submission site. Go to the journal home page and click on 'Online Submission'. The use of an online submission and peer review site enables rapid distribution of manuscripts and consequentially speeds up the review process. It also allows authors to track the status of their own manuscripts. Complete instructions for submitting a paper are available online and below.
  • Manuscript submission is a step-by-step process, and little preparation is required beyond having all parts of your manuscript in an electronic format and a computer with an Internet connection and a Web browser. Full help and instructions are provided on-screen. As an author, you will be prompted for author and manuscript details and then to upload your manuscript file(s).

To avoid postal delays, all correspondence is by e-mail. A completed manuscript submission is confirmed by e-mail immediately and your paper enters the editorial process with no postal delay. Your manuscript will have a unique manuscript number and you can check the progress of your manuscript at any time by returning to the online submission site via the journal home page. When a decision is made, revisions can be submitted online, with an opportunity to view and respond to all comments.
Peer review is also handled online. Referees are given full instructions and access to the paper on the online submission site. The review form and comments are completed online and immediately made available to the Editor-in-Chief.


BEFORE SUBMISSION

Getting Started
Contain the information how to make an account and log in in journal’s website.

Submitting Your Manuscript
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. I hereby declare that this submission is my own work.
  2. I hereby stated that this manuscript has no plagiarism matter.
  3. I declare the submission has no potential conflict of interest.
  4. I hereby stated that this manuscript has never been previously published in any other scientific publication and not being under the reviewing process of any other scientific publication.
  5. The submitted manuscript contains no least than 2.000 words and not exceed 10 pages A4 including figures and tables.
  6. The submitted manuscript has been written using Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx).
  7. The submitted manuscript uses references at least 80% from at least 15 sources and had been taken from the late ten year publications.

Blinded Review
All manuscripts submitted to the Communication in Food Science and Technology will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field. The Communication in Food Science and Technology uses double-blinded review. The names of the reviewers will thus not be disclosed to the author submitting a paper.

Suspension of Submission Mid-way in the Submission Process
You may suspend a submission at any phase before clicking the 'Submit' button and save it to submit later. The manuscript can then be located under 'Unsubmitted Manuscripts' and you can click on 'Continue Submission' to continue your submission when you choose to.

E-mail Confirmation of Submission
After submission you will receive an e-mail to confirm receipt of your manuscript. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail after 24 hours, please check your e-mail address carefully in the system. If the e-mail address is correct please contact your IT department. The error may be caused by spam filtering software on your e-mail server.

Manuscript Status
You can access the status of your manuscript. The Journal will inform you by e-mail once a decision has been made.

Submission of Revised Manuscripts
Revised manuscripts must be uploaded within 2 weeks of authors being notified of conditional acceptance pending satisfactory revision. Locate your manuscript under 'Manuscripts with Decisions' and click on 'Submit a Revision' to submit your revised manuscript. Please remember to delete any old files uploaded when you upload your revised manuscript. Please also remember to upload your manuscript document separate from your title page. The submission file is submitted in Microsoft Word file format. Currently our Open Journal System has limited size for uploading files not over 5MB.
When preparing a manuscript, authors should refer to a recent issue of the Journal and follow the detailed instructions given below. Please keep a copy of the original manuscript for reference. An e-mail acknowledging the online submission of a manuscript will be sent by the Journal. Any material sent to the Editorial Office will not be returned.


SUBMISSION

Initial Submissions
Authors should very carefully consider the preparation of papers to ensure that they communicate efficiently. Papers are much more likely to be accepted if they are carefully designed and laid out, have few or no errors, are concise, and conform to the style and instructions. They will also be published with much less delay than those that require much scientific and editorial correction. The Editor reserves the right to make literary corrections and to make suggestions to improve brevity.

Page Charge
Submission and publication are free of charge.

Format
Formatting presents in journal’s template.


AFTER ACCEPTANCE

Upon acceptance of a paper for publication, the manuscript will be forwarded to the Production Editor who is responsible for the production of the journal.

Proof Corrections
The corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert containing a link to a website. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site. Other than in exceptional circumstances, all illustrations are retained by the publisher. Please note that the author is responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made by the copy editor.

Online Publication
Online publication articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the author’s final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

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.


PUBLICATION ETHICS


Communication of Food Science and Technology (CFST) Institut Teknologi Sumatera is a peer-reviewed journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewers¬ and the publisher (Lembaga Penelitian, Pengabdian Masyarakat dan Penjaminan Mutu, Institut Teknologi Sumatera).


Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is, therefore, important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.
• Publisher and Editor
Lembaga Penelitian, Pengabdian Masyarakat dan Penjaminan Mutu, Institut Teknologi Sumatera (LP3 of ITERA) as publisher of Communication in Food Science and Technology takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. In addition, the LP3 ITERA and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary. Journal editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. An editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. Editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
• Reviewers
Peer reviewer assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
• Authors
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Open Access Statement

Communication in Food Science and Technology (CFST) publishes fully open access journals, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Benefits of open access for authors, include:
• Free access for all users worldwide
• Authors retain copyright to their work
• Increased visibility and readership
• Rapid publication
• No spatial constraints


Conflict of Interest Policy

The publication of scientific research in journals is one of the fundamental ways. Central to this service is the responsibility that editors, authors and reviewers maintain the high ethical standard relating to the publication of manuscripts.
Editors, authors and reviewers of a manuscript should inform the relevant journal of any significant financial interest - recent, present or anticipated - in any organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of the piece (for example, employment by such an organization; funds for research; funds for a member of staff; fees for consulting; stock or share holdings; patent interests). If you have such an interest, you may have a conflict of interest, which should be declared. An editor, author or reviewer may wish to disclose to the editor a conflict of interest that would be embarrassing if it became generally known (for example, an academic link or rivalry or a close relationship with, or a strong antipathy to, a person whose interests may be affected by publication of a manuscript).


Conflict of Interest statement

Please note that a Conflicts of interest statement is required for all submitted manuscripts. If no conflicts exist, please state that ˜There are no conflicts to declare' under a Conflicts of interest heading as the last section before your Acknowledgements.


Plagiarism Check Policy

The editors will run plagiarism check using Grammarly for the submitted manuscripts before sending to reviewers. We do not process any plagiarized contents. If a manuscript has over 20% of plagiarism based on the result of Grammarly check, we will send back the manuscript to the author to be revised for the plagiarized contents or even editors has rights to decline the submission of the manuscript.


Copyright Transfer Statement

All rights, title and interest in the copyright to manuscript submitted, if accepted, are hereby transferred to Communication in Food Science and Technology. This includes display of the accepted article in electronic form on the internet before and/or after print publication (if any). The authors must confirm that the manuscript contains no material that would violate the copyright or any other right of any other person. The authors reserve unto themselves the following rights the right to make copies for personal teaching use, and to reproduce reasonable quantities for personal use only; the right to reuse figures and tables in articles published in other books or journals (with bibliographic reference to Communication in Food Science and Technology); any proprietary rights other than copyright, including the right to any patentable subject matter contained in the manuscript and the right to deny any subsequent commercial use.


Disclaimer

No responsibility is assumed by publisher and co-publishers, nor by the editors for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a result of any actual or alleged libelous statements, infringement of intellectual property or privacy rights, or products liability, whether resulting from negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any ideas, instructions, procedures, products or methods contained in the material therein.

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