Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA (ISSN 2502 5457 for the electronic version and ISSN 2088 351X for the print version) first published in April 2011 is a double-blind peer-reviewed scientific open access journal. The journal is dedicated to publishing articles concerned with research, theory development, instructional methods, instructional strategy, instructional materials development, experiment, survey, and teacher development in Math and Science (Physic, Biology, and Chemistry) Education. The journal is published by Universitas Indraprasta PGRI

Publication decisions The editors of the Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA 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.

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Disclosure and conflicts of interest Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

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.

Promptness 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.

Confidentiality 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.

Acknowledgment 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 behavior 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 behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment 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 conflicts 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.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA is a double-blind peer-reviewed Journal. This means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away clues to the authors’ identity. Citations that may reveal the authors’ identities (e.g., “in an extension of our previous work [citation of work with authors’ names]”) should be masked (e.g., [“Authors, 2011”]). The authors’ names, positions or titles, places of employment, and mailing addresses should appear on one cover Title Page only, not in an author footnote. Other subsequent pages should include only the manuscript title in the header.

Submitted papers are evaluated by anonymous referees for contribution, originality, and relevance. Reviewer selection is critical to the publication process, and we base our choice on many factors, including expertise, reputation, specific recommendations and our own previous experience of a reviewer's characteristics. We check with potential reviewers before sending them manuscripts to review. Reviewers reserve the right to reject the script if the script review didn't match to the fields/expertise. Reviewers should bear in mind that all correspondences in this journal contain confidential information, which should be treated as such. In general, we need one month to inform you about the results. Totally, peer review process estimated time-consuming up to two months.


Publication Frequency

Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA publishing in Four Three Times for a year. The schedules for publishing are 1. Issue Number 1 in March in each volume. Submission deadline February, 15th. 2. Issue Number 2 in June in each volume. Submission deadline May, 15th. 3. Issue Number 3 in September in each volume. Submission deadline August, 15th. 4. Issue Number 4 in December in each volume. Submission deadline November, 15th.

The author which will submit the manuscript after the deadline for submission will be processed for the next issue.


Open Access Policy

Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA is an open access journal and used licenced CC-BY-NC-ND. In other words, this journal allows users to may copy, distribute, display and perform the work but only verbatim copies of the work, not derivative works and remixes based on it and only for non-commercial purposes and they give the author or licensor the credits (attribution) in the manner specified by these.



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Publication Ethics

Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly referring to Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The present statement is committed to ensuring publication ethics and quality of articles intended for publication in Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA. Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: authors, editors, reviewers, and publishers. Suggested information for COPE: (1) Guidelines for the Board of Directors of Learned Society Journals; (2) Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing; (3) Code of Conduct of Journal Publisher. Detailed information about COPE, please visit http://publicationethics.org/


Witdrawal of Manuscripts

The author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts because the withdrawal is waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted the manuscript, money, and works invested by the publisher. If author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, the author will be punished for paying Rp. 1.000.000 per manuscript, as withdrawal penalty to the publisher. However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal. The withdrawal of manuscript after the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author will be punished by paying Rp. 2.000.000 per manuscript. Withdrawal of manuscript is only allowed after withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the Publisher.


Publication Schedule

Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA will publish 3 times:

1. Vol. 8 No. 1, April 2018 - Deadline 15th March 2018

2. Vol. 8 No. 2, August 2018 - Deadline 15th July 2018

3. Vol. 8 No. 3, December 2018 - Deadline 15th November 2018

The author who sends the article after the deadline will be processed to the next issue.


Journal Publishing Schedule Changes

Start from 2019, Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA will publish 4 times a year.

Vol. 9 No. 1 Maret 2019 - Deadline Submission February 1st, 2019

Vol. 9 No. 2 June 2019 - Deadline Submission May 1st, 2019

Vol. 9 No. 3 September 2019 - Deadline Submission August 1st, 2019

Vol. 9 No. 4 December 2019 - Deadline Submission November 1st, 2019


Article Processing Charges (APCs)

Articles that have passed the review process will be published at no cost.


Article Submission Charges

Authors are welcome to submit the manuscript without submission fees.


Plagiarsm Screening

Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA use Plagiarsm Checker X to screening for plagiarms.