Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA contains research publications in the field of science learning, including chemistry learning, physics learning, biology learning and natural sciences learning


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The suitability of manuscripts for publication Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA is judged by peer reviewers and editorial board. All the review process are conducted in double blind review. Editor in Chief handles all correspondence with the author and makes the final decision as to whether the paper is recommended for acceptance, rejection, or needs to be returned to the author for revision.

Editor in Chief and Editorial Board will evaluate the submitted papers on praqualification step for suitability of further review process. The manuscripts will be evaluated by two qualified peer reviewers selected by Editor in Chief. The peer reviewers should examine the manuscript and return it with their recommendation to the Editor in Chief as soon as possible, usually within 3 weeks. The Editor in Chief decide the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

Papers needing revision will be returned to the authors, and the author must return the revised manuscript to the Editor in Chief via OJS of Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA. Editor in Chief sends the revised manuscript to Editorial Board to check whether the manuscript is revised as suggested by peer reviewers. Editorial Board could give recommendation to Editor in Chief that the manuscript should return to authors, accept, or reject within 1 weeks. Editor in Chief would send an acceptance letter announcing the publication issue attached with manuscript reprint to authors. 


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA is published twice a year, May and November


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.

This journal is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative

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Budapest Open Access Initiative

An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in scholarly journals without payment, for the sake of inquiry and knowledge. The new technology is the internet. The public good they make possible is the world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds. Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.

For various reasons, this kind of free and unrestricted online availability, which we will call open access, has so far been limited to small portions of the journal literature. But even in these limited collections, many different initiatives have shown that open access is economically feasible, that it gives readers extraordinary power to find and make use of relevant literature, and that it gives authors and their works vast and measurable new visibilityreadership, and impact. To secure these benefits for all, we call on all interested institutions and individuals to help open up access to the rest of this literature and remove the barriers, especially the price barriers, that stand in the way. The more who join the effort to advance this cause, the sooner we will all enjoy the benefits of open access.

The literature that should be freely accessible online is that which scholars give to the world without expectation of payment. Primarily, this category encompasses their peer-reviewed journal articles, but it also includes any unreviewed preprints that they might wish to put online for comment or to alert colleagues to important research findings. There are many degrees and kinds of wider and easier access to this literature. By "open access" to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

While the peer-reviewed journal literature should be accessible online without cost to readers, it is not costless to produce. However, experiments show that the overall costs of providing open access to this literature are far lower than the costs of traditional forms of dissemination. With such an opportunity to save money and expand the scope of dissemination at the same time, there is today a strong incentive for professional associations, universities, libraries, foundations, and others to embrace open access as a means of advancing their missions. Achieving open access will require new cost recovery models and financing mechanisms, but the significantly lower overall cost of dissemination is a reason to be confident that the goal is attainable and not merely preferable or utopian.

To achieve open access to scholarly journal literature, we recommend two complementary strategies.

I. Self-Archiving: First, scholars need the tools and assistance to deposit their refereed journal articles in open electronic archives, a practice commonly called, self-archiving. When these archives conform to standards created by the Open Archives Initiative, then search engines and other tools can treat the separate archives as one. Users then need not know which archives exist or where they are located in order to find and make use of their contents.

II. Open-access Journals: Second, scholars need the means to launch a new generation of journals committed to open access, and to help existing journals that elect to make the transition to open access. Because journal articles should be disseminated as widely as possible, these new journals will no longer invoke copyright to restrict access to and use of the material they publish. Instead they will use copyright and other tools to ensure permanent open access to all the articles they publish. Because price is a barrier to access, these new journals will not charge subscription or access fees, and will turn to other methods for covering their expenses. There are many alternative sources of funds for this purpose, including the foundations and governments that fund research, the universities and laboratories that employ researchers, endowments set up by discipline or institution, friends of the cause of open access, profits from the sale of add-ons to the basic texts, funds freed up by the demise or cancellation of journals charging traditional subscription or access fees, or even contributions from the researchers themselves. There is no need to favor one of these solutions over the others for all disciplines or nations, and no need to stop looking for other, creative alternatives.

Open access to peer-reviewed journal literature is the goal. Self-archiving (I.) and a new generation of open-access journals (II.) are the ways to attain this goal. They are not only direct and effective means to this end, they are within the reach of scholars themselves, immediately, and need not wait on changes brought about by markets or legislation. While we endorse the two strategies just outlined, we also encourage experimentation with further ways to make the transition from the present methods of dissemination to open access. Flexibility, experimentation, and adaptation to local circumstances are the best ways to assure that progress in diverse settings will be rapid, secure, and long-lived.

The Open Society Institute, the foundation network founded by philanthropist George Soros, is committed to providing initial help and funding to realize this goal. It will use its resources and influence to extend and promote institutional self-archiving, to launch new open-access journals, and to help an open-access journal system become economically self-sustaining. While the Open Society Institute's commitment and resources are substantial, this initiative is very much in need of other organizations to lend their effort and resources.

We invite governments, universities, libraries, journal editors, publishers, foundations, learned societies, professional associations, and individual scholars who share our vision to join us in the task of removing the barriers to open access and building a future in which research and education in every part of the world are that much more free to flourish.

February 14, 2002
Budapest, Hungary

Leslie Chan: Bioline International
Darius Cuplinskas
: Director, Information Program, Open Society Institute
Michael Eisen
: Public Library of Science
Fred Friend
: Director Scholarly Communication, University College London
Yana Genova
: Next Page Foundation
Jean-Claude Gu don: University of Montreal
Melissa Hagemann
: Program Officer, Information Program, Open Society Institute
Stevan Harnad: Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Southampton, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Rick Johnson
: Director, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
Rima Kupryte: Open Society Institute
Manfredi La Manna
: Electronic Society for Social Scientists 
Istv n R v: Open Society Institute, Open Society Archives
Monika Segbert: eIFL Project consultant 
Sidnei de Souza
: Informatics Director at CRIA, Bioline International
Peter Suber
: Professor of Philosophy, Earlham College & The Free Online Scholarship Newsletter
Jan Velterop
: Publisher, BioMed Central



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Article Processing Charges (APCs) & Article Submission Charges

Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (USD)
Article Publishing: 40.00 (USD)
Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA is an open access journal. As an open access journal with no subscription charges, a fee is payable by the author or research funder to cover the costs associated with publication. This ensures your article will be immediately and permanently free to access by everyone. Since manuscript submission November years 2016, Authors should pay some processing fees.
The open access publication fee for this journal is $40.00 per accepted article. This fee is for article processing once their articles has been accepted.


Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA is a peer-reviewed e-journal. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor in chief, the editor, the peer-reviewer and the publisher (Department of Science Education Faculty of Teacher Training and Education Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa in cooperation with Perkumpulan Pendidik IPA Indonesia (PPII)/ Indonesian Society for Science Educators). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed of Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA 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.

Department of Science Education Faculty of Teacher Training and Education Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa in cooperation with Perkumpulan Pendidik IPA Indonesia (PPII)/ Indonesian Society for Science Educators as publisher of Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA 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, the Department of Science Education Faculty of Teacher Training and Education Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa in cooperation with Perkumpulan Pendidik IPA Indonesia (PPII)/ Indonesian Society for Science Educators and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editor of the Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA 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.

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.


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.

Duties of Reviewers

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.

Duties of Authors

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 behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

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.

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.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

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.


Citedness of Journal Articles in Scopus

Last update February 8, 2019

Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA is cited by articles on SCOPUS database at least 8 times since published in November 2015.

Citation Detail:

1. Rakhmawan, A, Setiabudhi, A, and Mudzakir, A 2015 'Perancangan Pembelajaran Literasi Sains berbasis Inkuiri pada Kegiatan Laboratorium', Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA, vol. 1, no.1, pp. 143-52

Cited by:

a. Aulia, EV, Poedjiastuti, S, and Agustini, R 2018, 'The Effectiveness of Guided Inquiry-based Learning Material on Students' Science Literacy Skills', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 947, pp. 1-7

2. Saefullah, A, Samanhudi, U, Nulhakim, L, Berlian, L, Rakhmawan A, Rohimah, B, & El Islami, RAZ 2017, 'Efforts to Improve Scientific Literacy of Students through Guided Inquiry Learning Based on Local Wisdom of Baduy’s Society' Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA, vol.3, no.2, pp. 84-91

Cited by:

a. Prasart, N, and El Islami, RAZ 2018, 'Comparative study between Indonesian and Thai Novice Science Teacher Students in Content of Science', Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientist, vol.6,no.2, pp. 23-9

3. Milama, B, Bahriah, ES, and Mahmudah, A 2018, 'The Effect of Search, Solve, Create, And Share (SSCS) Learning Model towards Student’s Critical Thinking Skills', Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA, vol.3, no.2, pp. 112-23

Cited by:

a. Saregar, A, Irwandani, I, Abdurrahman, A ,Parmin, P, Septiana, S,Diani R, and Sagala R 2018,'Temperature and Heat Learning Through SSCS Model with Scaffolding: Impact on Students’ Critical Thinking Ability', Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientist, vol. 6, no.3, pp. 39-54

4. Rahayuni, G 2016, 'Hubungan Keterampilan Berpikir Kritis dan Literasi Sains Pada Pembelajaran IPA Terpadu dengan Model PBM dan STM', Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA, vol.2, no.2, pp. 131-46

Cited by:

a. Suryandari, KC, Sajidan, Rahardjo, SB, Prasetyo ZK, and Fatimah, SA 2018,'PROJECT-BASED SCIENCE LEARNING AND PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ SCIENCE LITERACY SKILL AND CREATIVE THINKING', Cakrawala Pendidikan, vol. 38, no.3, pp. 64-78

b. Mungawanah K, Supriyati Y, and Marpaung MA 2018,'The Influence of Contextual Learning Model and Critical Thinking to Science Literacy of High School First Year Students’, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 1108, pp. 1-7

5. Nuangchalerm, P and El Islami, RAZ 2018, 'Context of Science on Environmental Consevation: Comparative Study between Thai and Indonesian Novice Science Teacher Students', Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA, vol. 4, no.1, pp. 66-7

Cited by

a. El Islami, RAZ, Nuangchalerm, P, and Sjaifuddin, S 2018, 'Science Process of Environmental Consercation: A Cross National Study of Thai and Indonesian Pre-Service Science Teachers', Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientist, vol.6, no.4, pp. 72-80.


Cited by

a. Dewi NR, Savitri, EN, Taufik M and Khusniati M 2018,'Using science digital storytelling to increase students' cognitive ability, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 1006, pp. 1-5

7. Ardiansyah, R and Diella, D 2017, 'The Effect of Web Enhanced Course (WEC) and Web Centric Course (WCC) towards Student Learning Results on Reproduction System Concept', Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 143–150 

Cited by

a. Nurtanto, M, et al 2019, 'Information media literacy to improve working concept comprehension of ignition system with contact breaker and problem-based learning' Proceedings of International Conference of Social Science, ICOSS 2018, Denpasar, Indonesia.

Source: Scopus Database


Screening for Plagiarism Policy

Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA has a policy of screening for plagiarism. We use Anti-Plagiarism Software "Turnitin" to check the authenticity article


Journal Scientific Statement

The articles published in Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA are scientifically proved following the code of ethics of scientific publication. The code of ethics itself upholds three values of ethics in publications, namely, (1) Neutrality (free from conflicts of interest in public management), (2) Justice (giving the right of authorship to the beneficiary as the author), and (3) Honesty (free from duplication, fabrication, falsification and plagiarism (DF2P) in the publication. The articles published also follow the certain procedures or orders, such as double blind review and revision process that consistent with the journal’s regular review, to ensure that the quality is maintained properly.



The articles published in Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA will be considered to retract in the publication if:

1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)

2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)

3. it constitutes plagiarism

4. it reports unethical research

The mechanism of retraction follow the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf


Citedness of Journal Articles in Clarivate Analytics

Last Update January 15, 2019

Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA is cited by articles on CLARIVATE ANALYTICS database at least 5 times since published in November 2015.

Citation Detail:

1. Ristiyani, E, and Bahriah ES 2016, 'ANALISIS KESULITAN BELAJAR KIMIA SISWA DI SMAN X KOTA TANGERANG SELATAN', Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA, vol. 2, no.1, pp. 18-29

Cited by:

a. Sari, SA, and Darwiyah, T 2017 'Innovative Magazine Development on Petroleum Materials for Senior High School', Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research vol. 104, pp. 286-91

2. Rakhmawan, A, Setiabudhi, A, and Mudzakir, A 2015, 'Perancangan Pembelajaran Literasi Sains berbasis Inkuiri pada Kegiatan Laboratorium', Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA, vol. 1, no.1, pp. 143-52

Cited by:

a. Puspitasari, RD, Poedjiastoeti, S, and Setiarso, P 2018, 'The Validity Of The Guided Inquiry Learning Model Tool to Train Students' Scientific Literacy Skills', Advances in Engineering Research, vol. 171, pp. 206-10 


Cited by:

a. Setiawati, NK, Ramadhan S, Gani, E 2018,'The Effect of Contextual Teaching and Learning Model and Motivationtowards Skill of Fable Text Writing', Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research vol. 263, pp. 96-100


Cited by:

a. Setiawati, NK, Ramadhan S, Gani, E 2018,'The Effect of Contextual Teaching and Learning Model and Motivationtowards Skill of Fable Text Writing', Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research, vol. 263, pp. 96-100


Cited by:

a. Marantika, AA et al 2018, 'The Profile of Concept Mastery and Scientific Literacy Skills for Senior High School Students in Force Theme', Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research vol. 263, pp. 59-64


Request Indexing (Emerging Sources Citation Index)

  • ESCI (Submission Received : June 27, 2018)


Request Indexing (ERIC)

  • Jurnal Penelitian dan Pembelajaran IPA will be fully reviewed by ERIC during the spring 2019 review cycle