Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JRKPF focuses on the publication of the results of studies and scientific research, especially in the field of Physics Education. Even though, there are possibilities for result of non-educational research to be published as long as it can be applied in physics learning.


JRKPF publishes scholarly articles in physics education scope covering:

  1. ICT in Physics Education
  2. Physics learning: models and methods of learning
  3. Development of physics teaching materials
  4. Physics experiment (which applicable in physics learning)
  5. Assessment and Evaluation in Physics
  6. Conception and Misconceptions in Physics

 

Section Policies

Frontmatter

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts will be selected, read, and reviewed in a blind peer review by two reviewers who master their fields. Manuscript selection depends on the content validity, originality, clarity of description, and conformity to journal’s goals.

Manuscript can be accepted without revision, accepted with minor revision, accepted with major revision, or rejected. Reviews result will be emailed to author and given 3 weeks to send the revised manuscript.

In order to prevent plagiarism, all submitted manuscript will be checked through anti-plagiarism software.

There are no article processing and submission charges. Published manuscript inside JRKPF will follow Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

 

Publication Frequency

JRKPF is periodically published twice a year, on April and October each year.

Each published journal contains of 8 manuscripts and in total 16 manuscripts each 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...

 

Content Licensing, Copyright and Permissions

Journal of Research and Physics Education Studies CC-BY-NC or an equivalent license as the optimal license for the publication, distribution, use, and reuse of scholarly work.

In developing strategy and setting priorities Journal of Research and Physics Education Studies recognize that free access is better than priced access, and under CC-BY-NC or the equivalent is better than under more restrictive open licenses. We should achieve what we can. We should not delay achieving free in order to achieve libre, and we should not stop with free when we can achieve libre.


Journal of Research and Physics Education Studies is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

 

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

 

Article Submission Charges and Article Processing Charges

This journal doesn't charges any fee to the author.

Your article will be processed immediately after the submission.

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher, namely Universitas Ahmad Dahlan. In general, the publication ethics of the Jurnal Penelitian Fisika dan Aplikasinya (JPFA) refers to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) about Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editor.

Section A: Publication and authorship 

  1. All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.
  2. Review process are double blind peer review.
  3. The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability and language.
  4. The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
  5. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
  6. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
  7. The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  8. No research can be included in more than one publication. 


Section B: Authors’ responsibilities 

  1. Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
  2. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
  3. Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
  4. Authors must participate in the peer review process.
  5. Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  6. All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.
  7. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
  8. Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.
  9. Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
  10. Authors must report any errors they discover in their published paper to the Editors. 


Section C: Reviewers’ responsibilities 

  1. Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
  2. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author.
  3. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
  4. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  5. Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  6. Reviewers should not review 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. 


Section D: Editors’ responsibilities 

  1. Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  2. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
  3. Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
  4. Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
  5. Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
  6. Editors should have a clear picture of a research’s funding sources.
  7. Editors should base their decisions solely one the papers’ importance, originality, clarity and relevance to publication’s scope.
  8. Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason.
  9. Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
  10. Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
  11. Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
  12. Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
  13. Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions, they should have proof of misconduct.
  14. Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.

 

Retraction

The papers published in the JRKPF will be consider 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 orjustification (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.

 

Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

Papers submitted to JRKPF will be screened for plagiarism using CrossCheck/iThenticate plagiarism detection tools. JRKPF will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Before submitting articles to reviewers, those are first checked for similarity/plagiarism tool, by a member of the editorial team. The papers submitted to JRKPF must have similarity level less than 30%.