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Author Guidelines




This article format is the main guidelines for authors, every manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter declaring that it is not duplicate publication. Article should be written in paper size A4, double space after paragraph, single column, font type Arial, font size 11, and margin 2 cm. Review of article is conducted to review whether the article meets the standard of quality criteria to be published. Manuscript will be directly rejected by editors without giving any formal reviews if: 1) the topic is not suitable to the scope of journal, 2) the results are less beneficial, 3) the scope and purpose are not deeply formulated, 4) the findings do not improve the scientific knowledge, 5) the article is not written completely. Eligible manuscripts will be reviewed by reviewers for 2 weeks then reviewers’ note will be delivered to authors 3 weeks after the first submission. Authors should send the article revision to editor a week after receiving reviewers’ note. Structure of manuscript should have a clear numbering in every section. Mathematics formula should be created by using microsoft equation program. Variables are italicized. Figure caption must be put in every figure/illustration. Caption is written separately, not attached to figure/illustration. Table numbering is adjusted to the location in the article. Tables should be used effectively, so it is not to be used to repeat the result in presentation chapter of result and discussion.

Title length is not more than 16 words, and it should be clear, brief and informative. Abbreviation and formula should be avoided. Authors’ identity should be written completely by giving name, institution address, postal code, telephone number, mobile phone number, fac simile number, and email address. Abstract should be written briefly and factually. Abstract contains of the clear elaboration of research purpose, method, result and conclusion. Abstract should be written separately from the article. Reference should not be written in abstract, but if it is indispensable, authors’ name and publication year should be cited. Nonstandard abbreviation should be avoided, but if it is indispensable, the full name should be specified in its initial mention. The word length is not more than 200 words, written in Bahasa Indonesia and English. Keywords consist of 3-5 words or phrases. Introduction contains of the purpose of article/research that is formulated and presented by adequate introduction and avoids detail references and research result presentation. Method used should be accompanied by references, relevant modification should be explained. Procedure and data analysis techniqu should be emphasized to literature review article. Result and discussion should be presented in the same part, clearly and briefly. Discussion part should contain the benefit of research result, not repeat result part. Result and discussion part can be written in the same part to avoid extensive quotation. Conclusion of the research is presented briefly in conclusion part.

Reference in the article should cite the last name and year. If citing from some authors, it should be ordered based on the most recent reference. If citing from the article written by two authors, then all authors’ name should be cited. Meanwhile, if citing from the article written by three or more authors, then it is cited by writing first author’s name followed by et al. Citation should be written in reference part. Every cited reference should be written completely in reference part. Reference should be written according to the format of reference that is APA style. This journal requires 80% of reference cited from national and international journal.


The examples of reference format are:


Widowati, A., Nurohman, S., & Anjarsari P. 2017. Developing Science Learning Material with Authentic Inquiry Learning Approach to Improve Problem Solving and Scientific Attitude. Jurnal Pendidikan IPA Indonesia, 6 (1), 32-44.



Sukmadinata, N. S. (2005). Metode Penelitian Pendidikan. Bandung: P.T. Remaja Rosdakarya.



Liliasari. (2011). Membangun Masyarakat Melek Sains Berkarakter Bangsa melalui Pembelajaran.

Prosiding Seminar Nasional Pendidikan IPA dengan tema Membangun Masyarakat Melek (Literate) IPA yang Berkarakter Bangsa melalui Pembelajaran. Semarang, 16 April 2011.


Thesis and dissertation:

Parmin. (2005). Kualitas Pembelajaran Biologi melalui Pendekatan Sains Lingkungan Teknologi dan Masyarakat (Salingtemas). (Thesis). Semarang: Program Pascasarjana Universitas Negeri Semarang.

Parmin. (2017). Pengembangan Model Science Integrated Learning (SIL) untuk Meningkatkan Kemandirian Kerja Ilmiah pada Materi Etnosains Program Studi Pendidikan IPA. (Dissertation). Surakarta: Program Pascasarjana Universitas Sebelas Maret.




Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review 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.


Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.

Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.


Acknowledgement of Sources

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.


Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

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.



Reporting standards

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.


Originality and Plagiarism

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.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

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 behaviour and is unacceptable.


Acknowledgement of Sources

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 of the Paper

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.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict 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.


Fundamental errors in published works

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.