Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The subject matters can be published in this journal cover a variety of topics listed below.
  • Materials physics : Material Fabrication, Characteristics of Material and Functional Properties of Materials
  • Theoretical & Computational physics :  Elementary particles, Nuclear physics
  • Instrumentation tracks: Instrumentation and measurement techniques, Data acquisition systems and real time measurements. Computational intelligence techniques in instrumentation, Instrumentation and methodologies for medical and healthcare system, Sensor technologies, Signal processing techniques.
  • Geophysics Tracks: Geodynamics, Seismology, Volcanology, G & G Methods, Near Surface, Geophysics, Energy Resources Management


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The articles submitted to IJAP will be processed through a formatting review by the editor and independently reviewed by two peer reviewers. The review process applies Double Blind method. Decisions from reviewers are a top priority for editors to make decisions. The time required by reviewers to complete a round review process is three weeks. Generally, prospective reviewers will be selected based on their reputation in the suitability of their expertise. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based on their reports/recommendation. After being reviewed, there will be four kinds of editor decision based on reviewers’ recommendation:

Accept Submission: The submission will be accepted without revisions.
Revisions Required: The submission will be accepted after minor changes have been made.
Resubmit for Review: The submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. It will require a second round of review, however.
Decline Submission: The submission will not be published in the journal.

Editor applies a plagiarism scanning with Turnitin and Google Scholar before the article is subjected to a substantial review process


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.


Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

IJAP is a peer-reviewed journal published by Physics Department Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Sebelas Maret University. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher. 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 IJAP 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.  

Sebelas Maret University as publisher of IJAP 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,  Sebelas Maret University 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 IJAP 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.

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.

Peer-review process

All submitted papers are reviewed using the double-blind peer review process through which advice is asked on individual manuscripts from expert reviewers, available at https://jurnal.uns.ac.id/ijap/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess. All author names and affiliations are removed before sending the paper out for review. On submission, an article receives a manuscript number. This number should be quoted in all correspondence relating to the article.

New submissions are sent to two independent, anonymous reviewers, selected by the Editor-in-Chief who may be assisted by the appropriate Editorial Board. The recommendations of the reviewers are sent to the authors by the Editor-in-Chief who is responsible for the objectivity of the judgements and findings of the reviews. Revised articles should be sent directly to the Editor-in-Chief. When an article has been accepted, the Editor-in-Chief will inform the author(s) in which issue the paper will be published.

Reviewers have the following responsibilities:

  • Reviewers assists the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board in making editorial decisions and in improving the manuscript;
  • Reviewers who feel unqualified to provide a scientifically correct review in the amount of time given should immediately notify the Editor-in-Chief so that alternative reviewers can be contacted;
  • Reviewers treat all manuscripts as confidential documents;
  • Reviewers must report the Editor-in-Chief if they are aware of any copyright infringement and plagiarism;
  • Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments;
  • Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest.

 Human Subjects Research

IJAP requires that research involving human subjects (e.g., surveys, sensory panels, or other participation) complies with all appropriate laws, regulations, and policies (e.g., the Declaration of Helsinki) governing the use of human subjects in research. The authors should state explicitly that institutional review board (IRB) or equivalent approval was obtained before commencement of the study, including the name of the IRB that granted approval. The human object identity as respondent (information source) is securely protected according to the local authority policy.

Animal Experiments

IJAP requires that all research animal activity to be performed in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The authors should state explicitly that institutional animal care and use (IACUC) or equivalent approval was obtained before commencement of the study. Authors should make it clear that experiments were conducted in a manner that avoided unnecessary discomfort to the animals by the use of proper management and laboratory techniques. The use of 5 freedom (5F) and 3R principles must be take into account in the experimental design. Experiments should be conducted in accordance with the principles and specific guidelines presented in Guidelines for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching, 3rd ed. (available from FASS Inc., 1800 S. Oak St., Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820; https://www.adsa.org/Publications/FASS2010AgGuide.aspx). Methods of killing experimental animals must be described in the text. When describing surgical procedures, the type and dosage of the anesthetic agent must be specified.


“Plagiarism ranges from the unreferenced use of others’ published and unpublished ideas, including research grant applications to submission under “new” authorship of a complete paper, sometimes in a different language” (COPE Guidelines on Good Publication Practice, available at: http://publicationethics.org/).

Examples of plagiarism include using another person’s ideas and/or language as if they were one’s own by quoting or using ideas without citing the source; paraphrasing; cutting and pasting internet-based materials and/or submitting someone else’s work as part of one’s own work.

IJAP do not tolerate plagiarism in any forms and keep the right to check all submissions with appropriate plagiarism check tools. Turnitin software will be used by the Editorial Board to check for similarities of a submitted manuscript with existing literature. Submissions containing plagiarism, in whole or part, are automatically rejected. If plagiarism is discovered post-publication, we will follow the Retractions, Corrections and Expressions of Concern section guidelines of this PEMS document.

The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board will take all the necessary and reasonable steps to identify plagiarism and prevent publishing papers where any research misconduct occur. The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board will, under no circumstances, encourage or knowingly allow such misconducts.

 Retractions, Corrections and Expressions of Concern

The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board will take Retractions, Corrections and Expressions of Concern in line with COPE’s guidelines (http://publicationethics.org/). If an author has made an error, the journal will issue a corrigendum. If the journal has made an error, this will issue an erratum. Retractions are just reserved for articles that are seriously flawed and their findings and conclusions should not be relied upon. The publisher as well as the Editors are always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

If the journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, they will deal with such allegations immediately and inform all parties involved. In all cases raised, the Editors will follow COPE’s associated guidelines.


Guidelines for Reviewers

  1. Please check if the article matches your area of expertise if you feel it does not match, please contact the editor soon.  Suggesting an alternative reviewer which matches the article is very much appreciated.
  2. Please assure you do not have conflict of interest in reviewing the article. If so, please inform the editor immediately.
  3. Please make sure that you have time to review the article since reviewing is a time-consuming work.
  4. After login to the Open Journal System (OJS) of the IJAP Journal, please accept the review request by click “will do” the review. If you find problem to Login to the OJS, please contact: Mr. Mohtar Yunianto, email:  ijap@mipa.uns.ac.id, phone/ SMS/ WA: +62-8562814634
  5. Please pay attention to the due date, which is the deadline of the review period. Please accomplish your review within the due date, but your review soon after the invitation is very much appreciated. The delay of your review decision slows down the review process, this causes waiting for author.  We would be very grateful for your support to speed up the review process.
  6. After you accept the review request in the OJS, you will be able to download the manuscript in word type (.doc). Please download the file.
  7. Please treat the manuscript as a confidential document, do not share it to anyone else, except with the permission of Editor/s for reviewing purposes.
  8. Please use the Microsoft Word to comment on the manuscript using the “Review” tool.
  9. Kindly check the following items:
    1. Title. Does the title clearly describe the article?
    2. Abstract. Does the abstract sufficiently reflect the article? Does the article provide a novelty in the research field? Is the study important to support the knowledge in the research area?
    3. Introduction. Does the introduction provide enough information regarding the previous studies, the gap and the importance of the study?
    4. Materials and Method. Does the article present the complete information on the materials and method, so that anyone can duplicate the experiment? Does the method was appropriate to approach the problem-solving?
    5. Results. Does the results produced from the procedures in the method section? Please be aware if any data emerges without clear information in the method section. If the data is presented in Table or Figure, please check the clarity and appropriateness of data visualization.  Does the Table or Figure easily to understand and interpreted? Please also check the statistical information regarding the data.
      Does the data clearly explain here? Please check if any data has not been interpreted. If possible, please suggest the author to arrange the data from the most important to less important data.
    6. Discussion. Does the author discuss the data comprehensively by referring to the results? Does the author provide sufficient citation to support or explain the results? If possible, please suggest author to discuss from the most important finding to less important (supportive information). That is, by considering that the purpose of the study as the most important finding.
    7. Conclusion. Does the conclusion meets the study purpose/ purposes and constructed based on the results? Does it arrange simply and easy to understand as a “take home” message? Please make sure there is no any statistical statement in conclusion. If possible, please suggest for any possible further study.
  10. After you review, please login to the Open Journal System (OJS) of IJAP Journal, complete the “Reviewer’s Comments” and upload the file with your comments. Finally, decide the status of the article please select one from the following option.
    1. Accept Submission (without revision)
    2. Revisions Required
    3. Resubmit for Review
    4. Resubmit Elsewhere
    5. Decline Submission (Reject)
    6. After selecting the option, kindly click the “Submit Review” button.



Withdrawal of Manuscripts

  1. 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, and works invested by the publisher.
  2. If the author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, the author will be punished with paying 500,000 IDR 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.
  3. The withdrawal of manuscript after the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author will be punished by paying 1,000,000 IDR per manuscript. Withdrawal of manuscript is only allowed after the withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the Publisher. If the author doesn't agree to pay the penalty, the author and his/her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal. Even, his/her previously published articles will be removed from our online system.


Conference Publication Collaboration

Indonesian Journal of Applied Physics has collaborated with the following conference to publish some selected paper after peer-review process:


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees:

  • Article Submission: 0,00 IDR : Authors are NOT required to pay an Article Submission Fee.
  • Article processing charges (APCs) / Article Publication Fee: 1,500,000 IDR

IJAP journal charge the article publication fee for supporting the cost of wide open access dissemination of research results, managing the various costs associated with handling and editing of the submitted manuscripts, and the Journal management and publication in general, the authors or the author's institution is requested to pay a publication fee for each article accepted.

The APCs covers:

  • The standard twelve (12) pages manuscript. For every additional page, an extra fee of 5 USD per page will be charged.
  • DOI registration for each paper.
  • Manuscript copy editing and layout.
  • The payment DOES NOT INCLUDE print version and delivery fees of the hardcopy. Printings and delivery should be by request with the following fees: 250,000 IDR for 3 copies, including domestic delivery.  Delivery to abroad (out of Indonesia) is according to the standard fee by EMS. The printing version is issued some months after the online version, depends on the request.
  • Article Processing Cost is FREE for manuscript submitted by overseas author/s.
  • Manuscript written by Indonesian author/s collaborated with overseas author/s will be charged 50% DISCOUNT of the APC.

If author/s do not have funds to pay such fees, Author/s will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work. The waiver is intended primarily for a high-quality article.

The author/s should clearly declare that he/she asks for a waiver in the author comments box during submission. A waiver of author fees will be decided by the editor, and it will not affect the review result.