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Disclosure and conflicts of interest Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.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

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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 Two Times for a year. The schedules for publishing are

1. Issue Number 1 in March in each volume. 

2. Issue Number 2 in September in each volume. 

 

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.

 

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...

 

Publication Ethics

Author(s) duties
Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of their research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Authors also must ensure that their work is entirely original, and therefore wherever and whenever the work and/or words of others are used, all instances must be appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication. Some articles (especially Reviews) may contain figures, tables or text taken from other publications, for which Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA does not hold the copyright or the right to re-license the published material. Please note that the author(s) should inquire with the original copyright holder (usually the original publisher or authors), whether or not this material can be re-used.

Editor(s) duties 
Editors evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. The editor does not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Whenever ethical complaints are filed concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, editors must take reasonable action to ensure that proper compliance with ethical standards is restored. 
The editor should evaluate the manuscripts initially without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, citizenship, etc. Submitted information and ideas must be kept confidential and cannot be used for personal advantage or gain. Editors should pass the final acceptance only after discussion with the other managing and co-editors and reviewers based on the compliance, originality, and quality of the article. It is the duty of editors to correct the articles if demand comes from authors. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken at the time of processing of the article. The editor should address and take sufficient steps about ethical complaints to the published data and/or methodologies. Further communications should be made to the corresponding authors.

Reviewer(s) duties
All manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any appointed reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript, or is otherwise aware that a prompt review will be impossible, should notify the editor and step down from the review process. 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.

Others
Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA publication ethics and publication malpractice statement are mainly referring to the 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/

Status submission

We are committed to prompt evaluation and publication of fully accepted papers in Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA. To maintain a high-quality publication, all submissions undergo a rigorous review process. Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal review, typically to two or three reviewers, but sometimes more if special advice is needed (for example on statistics or a particular technique). The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice, from among several possibilities: (1) Accept, with or without editorial revisions; (2) Invite the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached; (3) Reject, but indicate to the authors that further work might justify a resubmission, and; (4) Reject outright, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problems.

Accepted manuscripts

The authors will receive information for submitting a final copy of their manuscript upon acceptance from the Editor. Your article cannot be published until the publisher has received the appropriate signed license agreement. Once the article has been finalized for print production, the corresponding author will receive an e-mail by Editor. Page proofs for review will be sent to the corresponding author via e-mail and/or Open Journal System (OJS).

Copyright without restrictions

Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions and will retain publishing rights without restrictions. The submitted papers are assumed to contain no proprietary material unprotected by patent or patent application; responsibility for technical content and for protection of proprietary material rests solely with the author(s) and their organizations and is not the responsibility of the Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA or it's Editorial Staff. The main (first/corresponding) author is responsible for ensuring that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain all necessary copyright release permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript prior to the submission.

Corrections

In cases of serious errors that affect the article in a material way (but do not fully invalidate its results) or significantly impair the reader’s understanding or evaluation of the article Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA publishes a correction note that is linked to the published article. The published article will be left unchanged.

Retractions (expressions of concern)

If the Journal receives a complaint that any contribution to the Journal infringes the copyright or other intellectual property rights or contains material inaccuracies, libelous materials or otherwise unlawful materials, the Journal will investigate the complaint. The investigation may include a request that the parties involved substantiate their claims.

In accordance with the "Retraction Guidelines" by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA will retract a published article if: (1) there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation); (2) the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication); (3) it constitutes plagiarism; (4) it reports unethical research, and; (5) An article is retracted by publishing a retraction notice that is linked to or replaces the retracted article. Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA will make any effort to clearly identify a retracted article as such. If an investigation is underway that might result in the retraction of an article Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA may choose to alert readers by publishing an expression of concern.

Receipt of final PDF file upon publication

Upon publication of the journal, the corresponding author will be able to download a free PDF offprint of the article through the journal site. Information on the terms and conditions regarding the use of the final article PDF for the corresponding author and/or any coauthors is available on the site.

Policy on Conflicts of Interest

Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA will only publish articles after the author(s) have confirmed that they have disclosed all potential conflicts of interest.

Recommendation software for managing citation and references

We suggest all of you using software MENDELEY, ZOTERO, or ENDNOTE for easy citation. References should be the most recent and pertinent literature available (about 5-10 years ago). Using literature (more than 10 years ago) may be allowed at least 25% of total references using in the manuscript. We provide a concise guideline in using Mendeley as a reference manager.

Copyediting and Proofreading

Every article accepted by Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA shall be an object to WhiteSmoke® writing-enhancement program conducted by Editorial Team.

 

Witdrawal of Manuscripts

The author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, money, and works invested by the publisher. If the author still requests withdrawal of his/her or her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, the author will be punished with paying $85 per manuscript, as a 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 a manuscript after the manuscript is accepted for publication; the author will be punished by paying US$150 per manuscript. Withdrawal of a manuscript is only allowed after the withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the Publisher. If authors don't agree to pay the penalty, the author and his/her or her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal. 

 

Article Processing Charges (APCs)

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This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0,00 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

 

Article Publication: 500.000,00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, the authors will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publication costs.

 

Plagiarism Screening

Plagiarism is presenting the words or ideas of someone else as your own without proper acknowledgment of the source. When you work in a research paper, you will probably find supporting material for your paper from works by others. It's okay to quote people and used their ideas, but you do need to correctly credit them. Even when you summarize or paraphrase information found in books, articles, or Web pages, you must acknowledge the original author (Sources: http://library.ucsc.edu/help/research/what-is-plagiarism).

To uphold the academic honesty and as a way to inform readers that a certain part of our writing is free from acts of plagiarism, then in publishing articles through the examination of anti-plagiarism. Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA using plagiarsmcheckerX to checks academic papers literally on the fly. The engine performs real-time checks against real-time web index ensuring you receive the most accurate similarity results. If it finds the existence of elements of plagiarism in the script, then the article will be rejected and the author and the institution are subject to punishment cannot publish the manuscript in Formatif: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan MIPA for 2 (Two) years.