Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The aim of the Jurnal Pendidikan Sains JPS Unimus, ISSN:2339-0786, e ISSN: 2502-1443 is to provide an national forum for the sharing, dissemination and discussion of research, experience and perspectives across a wide range of education, teaching, development, instruction, educational projects and innovations, learning methodologies and new technologies in education and learning. The focus and scope of JPS includes the following topics:

  • Science Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • Biology Education
  • Physics Education
  • Enviromental Education
  • Educational evaluation and measurement

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The articles published by jurnal pendidikan sains Unimus has been peer reviewed by a minimum of two(2) reviewers per article. Decision whether the articles are accepted for publication is determined by the editor based on comments by reviewers.The Editor shall inform you of the results of the review as soon as possible, hopefully Maximun in 30 days.

 

Publication Frequency

1. Volume, March No.1 every Year

2. Volume, October No.2 every Year

 

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.

 

Archiving



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Subscription (Hardcopy Order)

Would you like to receive a hard copy of our publications?

JPS Unimus has a liberal policy to allow the authors and readers to order the hardcopies of any particular number/issue or volume (bundle) of the journal. The hardcopy initiative is a print-on-demand and a not-for-profit initiative. A minimal fees is applied to cover the printing, handling, packaging and postal delivery of the journal volume. To keep the process simple, JPS Unimus pricing is uniformly applicable over all the volumes.

Price of an Issue : IDR 50.000,-
Price of an Volume (Bundle) : IDR 90.000,-

The price included the printing, handling, packaging and postal delivery fees of the hardcopy to the address of the authors or subscribers (with Registered Mail standard).

Available hardcopies:

  • Volume 1 (2013): bundle of issues 1
  • Volume 2 (2014): bundle of issues 1-2
  • Volume 3 (2015): bundle of issues 1-2
  • Volume 4 (2016): bundle of issues 1-2
  • Volume 5 (2017): bundle of issues 1
Request for journal hardcopy can send an email to jps@unimus.ac.id bearing the subject line "Request for hardcopy".


What payment methods can I use?

We can accept payment by T bank transfer 

Bank Account name (please be exact)/Beneficiary: EKO YULIYANTO

Bank Name: BNI KCP UGM
City: Yogyakarta 
Country : Indonesia 
Bank Account # : 024.052.3902
SWIFT Code: BNINIDJA

 

 

The Licenses - Creative Commons

This journal allow reuse and remixing of its content, in accordance with a CC BY. This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.

Creative Commons License 
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. 

Publication decisions
The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
The editor 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 editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality
The 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.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
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.

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed JPS Unimus Journals 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 authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, and the publisher . Publisher of this Journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Unimus Press and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Duties of Editors


The editors of JPS Unimus journals are 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 evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The 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.


Duties of Reviewers

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. 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.


Duties of 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 behaviour and are unacceptable. Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. 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 behaviour 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.

 

CrossMark Applying On Jurnal Pendidikan Sains

CrossMark

Applying the CrossMark icon is a commitment by Jurnal Pendidikan Sains to maintain the content published and alert readers to changes if and when they occur.

What is Crossmark?

CrossMark, a multi-publisher initiative from CrossRef, provides a standard way for readers to locate the authoritative version of a document. Jurnal Pendidikan Sains recognizes the importance of the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record to researchers and librarians and attaches the highest importance to maintaining trust in the authority of its electronic archive. Clicking on the CrossMark icon will inform the reader of the current status of a document and may also provide additional publication record information about the document.

Jurnal Pendidika Sains content and Crossmark
Jurnal Pendidikan Sains content which will display Crossmark is restricted to current and future journal content and is also limited to specific publication types. Articles which are published as Articles in Press or Online First will not have the CrossMark icon at present.

Specific Publication types include:
Addendum: is published if authors have omitted a significant information inadvertently during manuscript submission and would like to add this content to the article after publication.
Corrigendum:  is published when authors realise that errors in the published article could affect the validity of the scientific content or its accuracy.
Erratum: will be published only when mistakes are recognized in the published article which went unnoticed during Editing and Layout setting in Figures, Tables etc. Papers, Preliminary notes, Notes, etc.
Correspondence: Letter to the editor or a reply to the letter.
Book Review: Review of a published book.
Removal: The abstract/text and also the PDF is removed and an explanation is provided for removal.
Replacement: The article will be retracted as per retraction of an article, with the difference that a link to the corrected re-published article will be placed on the PDF versions of the paper and on the page with the retraction notice.
Retraction: The Abstract/text of the article is retracted. The PDF will be retained with a watermark on every page to notify it is retracted.

 

Plagiarism and Retraction

Plagiarism
Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang(JPS) Editorial board recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) upon identification of plagiarism/similarities in articles submitted for publication in JPS. JPS will use Turnitin's originality checking software as the tool in detecting similarities of texts in article manuscripts and the final version articles ready for publication. A maximum of 25% of similarities is allowed for the submitted papers. Should we find more than 25% of the similarity index, the article will be returned to the author for correction and resubmission.

Retraction and/or Corrections

Authors are discouraged from withdrawing submitted manuscripts after it is in the publication process (review, copyedit, layout, etc.,). During the time, JPS had spent valuable resources besides time spent in the process. Should under any circumstances that the author(s) still request for a withdrawal, author(s) should pay back every effort put into the manuscript processes at an amount of IDR 500,000. Paid upon official request from the author(s) in an email sent to JPS's editor using the same email address used in correspondence.

The mechanism follows the guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf. For your convenience, the same document is shown below.