Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IJIE (Indonesian Journal of Informatics Education) aims to increase knowledge and understanding of ways in which digital technology can enhance education and vice versa, through the publication of high-quality research, which extends theory and practice. The Editors welcome research papers on the pedagogical uses of digital technology, where the focus is broad enough to be of the interest to a wider education community.

The publication of small-scale evaluations of specific software/systems in specialist domains or particular courses in individual institutions is encouraged for submission. But, the broader relevance findings that are explicitly drawn out in the papers are preferable. Papers that include discussions of the implementation of software and/or hardware should focus on the context of use, the user/system interface, usability issues and evaluations of the user experience and impacts on and implications for learning and teaching.

Detailed information on implementation architecture should NOT be included in the paper but may be provided via hot-links. We welcome review papers that include clear aims (research questions), a framework of analysis, and conclusions that reflect the aims of the paper.
Selection criteria
Papers must:
• align with the aims of the journal
• be within the scope of the journal
• include an appropriate, current and comprehensive literature review
• have a sound research methodology (see additional notes on methodology below)
• evidence a high level of critical analysis
• explicitly indicate how they advance the field
• comply with the author guidelines
• not have been submitted/published elsewhere

IJIE (Indonesian Journal of Informatics Education) welcomes both qualitative and quantitative research of the highest quality. High-quality research is internally consistent, theoretically informed, evidence-based, rigorous and transparent, and ethically informed.


Section Policies

Technology in Education

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Empirical Research

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Review Articles

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Peer Review Process


The peer review practice is intended to ensure that the published materials are of sound quality. It is considered as the heart of good scholarly publication and is carried out by all reputable scientific journals. Our referees play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the Indonesian Journal of Informatics Education and all manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below. The submission and review process will be carried out online through the Online Journal System.

Initial manuscript evaluation 
The Editors first evaluate all papers. It is rare, but it is possible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. The article rejection justification for this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are normally passed on to at least 1 expert for review.

Type of peer review 

This journal employs a double blind review, where the author and referee remain anonymous throughout the process.

How the referee is selected 
Whenever possible, referees are matched to the paper according to their expertise. Our database is constantly being updated. We welcome suggestions for referees from the author though these recommendations are not necessarily used.

Referee reports 
Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:
– Is original.
– Is comply with the focus and scope of the journal.
– Makes a theoretical contribution to the study of informatics education.
– Is methodologically sound.
– Follows appropriate ethical guidelines.
– Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions.
– Correctly references previous relevant work.

Language correction is not part of the peer review process, but referees may, if so wish, suggest corrections to the manuscript.

How long does the review process take? 
The time required for the review process is dependent on the response of the referees. However, the typical time for the IJIE (Indonesian Journal of Informatics Education) is approximately 2-4 weeks. Should the referees' reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed, a further expert opinion will be sought. In rare cases for which it is extremely difficult to find a second referee to review the manuscript, or when the one referee's report has thoroughly convinced the Editor, decisions at this stage to accept, reject or ask the author for a revision are made on the basis of only one referee's report. The Editor's decision will be sent to the author with recommendations made by the referees, which usually includes verbatim comments by the referees. Revised manuscripts might be returned to the initial referees who may then request another revision of a manuscript.

Final report 
A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the referees, and may include verbatim comments by the referees.

Plagiarism Check  
The journal advocates the integrity and credibility of the published papers. Plagiarism is against our policies. We request similarity report of maximum 30%.

The Editor's decision is final 
Referees advise the Editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.

Becoming a referee for the IJIE (Indonesian Journal of Informatics Education). 
If you are not currently a referee for the Indonesian Journal of Informatics Education but would like to be considered as a referee, please contact the editorial office at: cbudiyanto@staff.uns.ac.id. The benefits of refereeing for the Indonesian Journal of Informatics Education include the opportunity to read, see and evaluate the latest work in your research area at an early stage, and to contribute to the overall integrity of academic research and its published documentation.


Publication Frequency

The Indonesian Journal of Informatics Education (IJIE) publishes bi-annually on June and December.


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.



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Plagiarism check

We strongly against plagiarism in our published papers. Despite papers submitted to the system will be checked for similarities from time to time, authors are encouraged to self-assess their papers before submitted to IJIE. 


Paper obtains a similarity level more than 30% will be rejected without further consideration. 


Open Access Policy

The journal provides readers with immediate free access to all published content. The access to the journal's content will be available online once the issue is published. To download the open access papers, however, may be subject to registration into the journal system.


License Term

The IJIE allows adaptations of the published papers to be shared for individual or commercial use. The publisher, however, urges the adopting parties to share their work under the similar licensing term. 

The following sign will be displayed in each article. 

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


Copyright and Permission

IJIE suggests that the authors retain the copyright of their works. It also encourages the publication of the work in any other format by the author or other interested parties. 

IJIE, however, request that the latest version of the publication cites the initial published version in IJIE.   


Publication Ethics

For all parties involved in the publication process (the author, the journal editor(s), the peer reviewer and the publisher) it is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour. The ethics statements for the IJIE (Indonesian Journal of Informatics Education)  are based on the Best Practice Guidelines for Peer-reviewed Publication.


Fair play

The evaluation of submitted manuscripts are concerning papers’ academic content

regardless authors race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. A first come first serve principle is the common norm. 


Information about a submitted manuscript shall not be disclosed by the Editor-in-Chief and any editorial staffs to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, and the publisher.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Material disclosed in a submitted manuscript whether published or unpublished must not be used in an Editor’s own research and publication. Written consent of the author(s) should be sought for further collaboration. In this regard, the correspondence and collaboration beyond the journal’s interest.

Publication decisions

The Editor-in-Chief is the one who responsible for deciding the articles to be published in any issue. The Editor-in-Chief may be guided by the policies of the journal’s Editorial Board and constrained by such legal requirements to enforce the rule against libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.


Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer reviewers contribute to academic discourse by assisting the Editor-in-Chief in making editorial decisions. Peer reviewers also assist the author in improving the submitted manuscript through editorial communication with the author.


Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review a manuscript or knows that timely response will be impossible should immediately notify the Editor-in-Chief. It is the Editor in-Chief’s responsibility to alternate between potential reviewers.


Any manuscripts assigned for review must be treated as confidential documents. The Editor-in-chief’s permission must be sought prior to show or discuss the manuscript with others.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively by expressing their views clearly with the appropriate rationale and supporting arguments. The criticism of the author is unacceptable.

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 data 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 evaluating 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 submission.


Reporting standards

Authors reporting results 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 manuscript. 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.

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. The publisher provides an automated scan for plagiarism when a manuscript is submitted online.

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. Parallel submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of a manuscript

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 named in an Acknowledgement section.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. All co-authors must be clearly indicated as of the moment of manuscript submission. Adding co-authors at a later stage will not be accepted.

Hazards and human or animal subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the authors 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 their interpretation in the 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’s Editor-in-Chief or publisher and cooperate with them to either retract the paper or to publish an appropriate erratum.


In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism the publisher, in close collaboration with the Editors-in-Chief, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum or, in the most severe cases, the complete retraction of the affected works.


Article Processing Cost

The IJIE waives all cost related with submission, processing, and publication of quality research papers from worldwide authors. We encourages all researchers of various field in Informatics and Informatics Education to submit to IJIE for FREE.