Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Penelitian Sains dan Pendidikan (JPSP) publishes original research articles in the fields of:

  1. Biology (Ecology, Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, Biosystematics, Molecular biology, Bioinformatics)
  2. Physics (Materials physics, Instrumentation, Astrophysics, Computing)
  3. Biology Education
  4. Physic education
  5. Chemistry Education
  6. Mathematics education
  7. Science Education.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to this journal must follow focus and scope, and author guidelines of this journal. The submitted manuscripts must address scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the focus and scope. All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. The research article submitted to this journal will be double blind reviewed at least 2 (two) or more expert reviewers. The reviewers give scientific valuable comments improving the contents of the manuscript.

Final decision of articles acceptance will be made by Editors according to reviewers comments. Publication of accepted articles including the sequence of published articles will be made by Editor in Chief by considering sequence of accepted date and geographical distribution of authors as well as thematic issue.


Publication Frequency

Publication is done twice a year in April and October.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

  1. Benefits of open access for the author, include:
  2. Free access for all users worldwide
  3. Authors retain copyright to their work
  4. Increased visibility and readership
  5. Rapid publication
  6. No spatial constraints
  7. Works/articles in this journal as are bound to  Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License


Publication Ethics

The ethics of publication in the Journal of Science Research and Education refers to the Commission on Publication Ethics (COPE). This statement of scientific code of ethics concerns all parties involved in the process of publishing this scientific journal, namely managers, editors, reviewers, and authors. This statement of the code of ethics for scientific publications is based on the Regulation of the Head of LIPI Number 5 of 2014 concerning the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications, namely upholding the three ethical values of publication, namely:

Neutrality - free from conflicts of interest in the management of publications.

Justice - gives authorship rights to those who are entitled as authors/writers.

Honesty - free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism in publications.


Journal Manager Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Determine the name of the journal, scientific scope, periodicity, and accreditation if needed.
  2. Define editor membership.
  3. Defines the relationship between publishers, editorial team, reviewers/bestari partners, and other parties to the contract.
  4. Appreciate things that are confidential, both for contributing researchers, writers, editors, and reviewers/bestari partners.
  5. Implement norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, especially copyright.
  6. Reviewing journal policies and submitting them to authors, editorial team, reviewers/bestari partners, and readers.
  7. Create behavioral code guidelines for editors and reviewers/bestari partners.
  8. Publish journals regularly according to regularity.
  9. Ensuring the availability of funding sources for the sustainability of journal publications.
  10. Building a network of cooperation and marketing.
  11. Prepare permits and other legal aspects.


Editor's Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Meeting the needs of readers and writers.
  2. Strive to improve the quality of publications on an ongoing basis.
  3. Implement processes to ensure the quality of published papers.
  4. Prioritizing freedom of opinion objectively.
  5. Maintain the integrity of the author's academic track record.
  6. Submit corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies when needed.
  7. Responsible for the style and format of the written work, while the content and all statements in the written work are the responsibility of the author.
  8. Actively solicit opinions from writers, readers, reviewers/bestari partners, and members of the editorial team to improve the quality of publications.
  9. Encouraging an assessment of the journal if there are findings.
  10. Support initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by asking authors to attach an Ethics Approval form that has been approved by the Ethics Committee.
  11. Support initiatives to educate researchers about publication ethics.
  12. Review the effect of published policies on the attitudes of authors and reviewers and improve them to increase responsibility and minimize errors.
  13. Be open minded to new opinions or the views of others that may conflict with personal opinions.
  14. Do not defend your own opinion, the author, or any third party that can lead to a non-objective decision.
  15. Encouraging writers to make improvements to their written work so that it is worthy of publication.


Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers

  1. Received an assignment from the editor to review the written work and submit the results of the study to the editor, as material for determining the feasibility of the paper to be published.
  2. The reviewer may not conduct a review of the written work that involves himself, either directly or indirectly.
  3. Maintain the author's privacy by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by providing criticism, suggestions, input, and recommendations.
  4. Encourage writers to make improvements to the writing.
  5. Reviewing the written work that has been corrected in accordance with predetermined standards.
  6. The written work is reviewed in a timely manner according to the style of the publication environment based on scientific principles (data collection methods, author's legality, conclusions, etc.).


Author's Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Ensure that the names included in the list of authors meet the criteria as authors.
  2. Collectively responsible for the work and the content of the article includes methods, analysis of results, calculations and details.
  3. State the origin of resources (including funding), either directly or indirectly.
  4. Explain the limitations of the study
  5. Respond to comments made by reviewers in a professional and timely manner.
  6. Inform the editor if he will withdraw his written work.
  7. Make a statement that the paper submitted for publication is original, has not been published anywhere in any language, and is not in the process of being submitted to another publisher.


Plagiarism Policy

Jurnal Penelitian Sains dan Pendidikan (JPSP) recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable for all authors and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified by JPSP anti-plagiarism software detection using Turnitin software (https://www.turnitin.com) in an article that is submitted for publication.

When plagiarism is identified by the Plagiarism Checker (using Turnitin software),  the Editorial Board is responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the article in agreement with the following guidelines:

1. Minor Plagiarism

A small sentence or short paragraph of another manuscript is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other papers or publications.

Punishment: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the manuscript and properly cite the original sources.

2. Intermediate Plagiarism

A significant data, paragraph, or sentence of an article is plagiarized without proper citation to the original source.

Punishment: The submitted article is automatic rejected.

3. Severe Plagiarism

A large portion of an article is plagiarized that involves many aspects such as reproducing original results (data, formulation, equation, law, statement, etc.), ideas, and methods presented in other publications.

Punishment: The paper is automatic rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles to the journal.


Article Processing Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)


JPSP’s Manuscript Flow

  1. Author(s) register on the JPSP’s website (https://e-journal.iain-palangkaraya.ac.id/index.php/mipa/) for less than 15 minutes.
  2. The Author(s) login to the JPSP’s website (less than 1 minute).
  3. The Author(s) submit an article to the JPSP’s website (less than 30 minutes). The file that should be submitted are: 
  • an article file (doc or docx format); 
  • any other Supplementary Files.


  1. The editor performs the first evaluation in the form of article topic, novelty, article layout, and article originality. If the article is out of the scope and/or has a high plagiarism level, then the article will be rejected. This process can take up to 4 weeks.
  2. The editor assigns at least 2 Peer-reviewer(s) based on the article topic.
  3. Peer-reviewer(s) of JPSP review the article. This process can take up to 2 months.
  4. Peer-reviewer(s) submit the review to the Editor.
  5. The editor performs the second evaluation (related to the revised article based on the reviewer's suggestions) and provides a decision regarding the reviewer's recommendations. The decision can be: accepted without revision, minor revision, major revision, or rejected.
    1. If the decision is "accepted without revision", then the article will be directed to the proofreading process (jump to step 10) after the decision is notified to the author.
    2. If the decision is "minor revisions", then the manuscript and the review results will be given to the Author(s). The Author(s) must revise the manuscript for maximum 3 weeks.
    3. If the decision is "major revisions", then the manuscript and the review results will be given to the Author(s). The Author(s) must revise the manuscript for 2 months (maximum time). For major revision, the manuscript may be resubmitted toward at least 1 Peer-reviewer (if the Editor thinks it is necessary). The process will return to step 6.
    4. If a decision is "rejected", then the review results will be given to the Author(s).
  6. The author(s) revise the manuscript based on the suggestion from the Peer-reviewers before the deadline. If the submission of the revised article exceeds the given time, the manuscript will be treated like "resubmit for review" or "major revisions and need to be reviewed" (back to step 6). If the Author has been given second chance to revise but does not revise the article until the deadline, the Editor will consider changing the decision by rejecting the article for publication at JPSP.
  7. After performing the second evaluation, the Editor will ask the Author to recheck the article layout (based on the Jurnal Kwangsan’s template) and self-proofread (checking on grammar and typos). Author(s) are given the time up to 2 weeks to perform the checks. Note that any significant modification of the manuscript is only allowed if they are connected with the layout and proofreading. This stage is the final opportunity of the Author to make changes to the Article.
  8. Editor assigns Proofreader.
  9. The proofreader reviews the readability of the article. This process can take up to 2 weeks.
  10. The editor provides proofreading result to the author.
  11. After Proofreading process is complete, the Editor will perform third evaluation (related to layout and proofreading). This process can take up to 3 weeks.
The editor publishes Articles that have been accepted and revised to the JPSP’s website. Publication of articles can be directly on a particular Volume and Number or in the "Articles in Press" section. More details can be seen in Article in Press policy.



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