e-ISSN 2231-8542
ISSN 1511-3701


Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science

Special Issue Submission Guidelines



To invite relevant and reputable researchers from Malaysia or abroad to submit papers on any new and emerging topic within the scope of the related Pertanika Journal.


Targeted Guest Editors

any EBM of Journal/High Performer Researchers from UPM/other local Malaysian Universities /any high performance researchers around the world with the H-index 5 and above.


Number of Papers in one issue

Maximum 10 papers consist of Review/Research/Case Studies.


The authors of the selected articles must reflect diversity and internationalisation, (at least 30% international and 70% local based on the main/corresponding author)


Permits up to a maximum of 3 manuscripts by the same author in one issue; provided the author sequence differs in each manuscript, e.g.:

Manuscript 1 John, Jamal, Vijaya & Chong
  • Same author cannot appear > 2 times as the 1st author.
  • Same author may appear in the 3rd manuscript; provided the authorship’s sequence differs
Manuscript 2 Jamal, John, Vijaya & Chong
Manuscript 3 Jamal, Vijaya, John & Chong


Review Process

It will be carried out by the Pertanika Journal Editorial board using the suggested reviewers’ names provided by the Guest Editor. He / She will decide to decline/change the reviewers; or suggest additional reviewers. After receiving the reviewers’ reports, the Guest Editor will decide to accept or reject the paper. However, the final decision will be decided by the Pertanika Chief Executive Editor (CEE)/Editor in Chief (EIC).


If the Guest Editor submits any paper to his/her own Special Issues, then review process will be carried out by the Editorial board of the Pertanika journal without sharing any information to the Guest Editor.



Paper Format

Scholarly papers intended for publication in the Pertanika Journal must be written in the IMRAD format. The maximum length of a Research article should not exceed 6,000 words and Review article 8,000 words excluding the abstract, references, tables, and/or figures. Please refer to the Instruction to Authors for sample and reference.


The Pertanika Scientific Journals employ a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your paper to this journal, you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works. The Pertanika does NOT accept any paper which similarity index exceeds 20%.


Request a Special Issue

We have a new requirement that will benefit your research. Starting April 2024, conference organizers must publish proceedings with the Pertanika Proceeding Series before applying for Special Issue publications. Kindly go to Pertanika Proceeding Series page for more information.


Papers accepted in the Special Issue can be published with on-going issues of the related Pertanika journal.


Workshop for Authors

If the manuscript submitted by the authors does not follow Pertanika format,every author or representative author for each manuscript must participate in a workshop on how to write a manuscript according to the format of Journal Pertanika. The workshop will cost RM 50.00/ USD 25 per person.

Tentative Program.

No. Activity
1 Scope and Turn-it-In
2 Manuscript writing according to the Pertanika format
3 Question and Answer


Publication Cost

Journal Processing Fee (1 paper)
Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science (JTAS)

RM 1200 - Malaysian
USD 300 - Overseas