Focus and Scope

JIF is available for free (open access) to all readers. The articles in JIF include developments and researches in Classical Physics, and Modern Physics (theoretical studies, experiments, and its applications). Subject areas suitable for publication include, but are not limited to the following fields:

  • Nuclear and Radiation Physics
    • Nuclear physics
    • Medical Physics
    • Reactor physics
    • Radioactive waste
    • Fuel element
    • Radioisotopes and Radiopharmacy
    • Neutron scattering
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Physics
    • Sensor System
    • Control System
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Materials Physics
    • Synthesis and Characteristic Technique
    • Advanced Materials
    • Low Temperature Physics
    • Exotic Material
    • Solar cell
    • Composite
    • Photonics
    • Nano material
  • Theoretical and Computational Physics
    • High Energy Physics
    • Gravitation and Cosmology
    • Astrophysics
    • Nuclear and Particle Phenomenology
    • Computational and Non-Linear Physics
  • Earth and Atmospheric Physics
    • Geophysics
    • Meteorology and Climatology
    • Astronomy

 

Section Policies

Artikel

Editors
  • Dr. Elvaswer
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Fisika

Editors
  • Dr. Elvaswer
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Publication of articles in Jurnal Ilmu Fisika (JIF) is dependent solely on scientific validity and coherence as judged by our editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field. JIF acknowledged the effort and suggestions made by its reviewers. 

Initial evaluation of manuscripts

The Editor will first evaluate all manuscripts submitted. Although rare, yet it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are outside the aims and scope of the JIF. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review. At this stage, editors will check for possible similarities in submitted articles compared to other periodicals, journals, and conference proceedings previously published. The tool used is Turnitin similarity checker.

Type of peer review

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates the already published works, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication.

Review reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

  • Is original by stating the objectives and gap clearly
  • Is methodologically sound
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Has results/findings which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
  • Correctly references previous relevant work
  • Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process.

Decision

Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. Editor’s decision is final.

Becoming a Reviewer

If you are not currently a reviewer for JIF, but would like to be added to the list of reviewers, please contact us. The benefits of reviewing for JIF include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in related research area at an early stage, and to be acknowledged in our list of reviewers. You may also be able to cite your work for JIF as part of your professional development requirements.

 

Publication Frequency

Jurnal Ilmu Fisika (JIF) was first published in 2009 and regularly published twice per year in March and September. For March edition, manuscript is received no later than the beginning of February. The manuscript edition September is received no later than the beginning of August. Each edition consists of 6-7 articles. Thus, JIF publishes about 12-14 articles per 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.

Benefits of open access for the author, include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide
  • Authors retain copyright to their work
  • Increased visibility and readership
  • Rapid publication
  • No spatial constraints

However, works/articles in this journals as are bound to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

Archiving

Jurnal Ilmu Fisika (JIF) stores back issues and current articles following LOCKSS idea of keeping lots of copies of our items on several servers to keep them safe. Archives are stored in Universitas Andalas' repository server, the university's Local Content Collection and all of them are digitally submitted to Indonesian National Library's Indonesia OneSearch. Published issues are also sent to LIPI (Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia) the Indonesian Institute of Sciences to be retained in its repository. JIF also implementing PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PLN) preservation function as can be seen in The Keepers Registry record here.

 

Publication Ethics

Jurnal Ilmu Fisika (JIF) is a peer-reviewed journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior 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 (Jurusan Fisika Universitas Andalas). This statement is based on COPE’s Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (see below).

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Jurnal Dampak journal 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.  

Publisher and Editor

Jurusan Fisika Universitas Andalas as publisher of Jurnal Ilmu Fisika (JIF) 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, the Universitas Andalas 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 Jurnal Dampak journal 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 evaluates 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.

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.

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.

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

 

Article Publication Fees Charges

This journal charges the following author fees.

  1.  Online manuscript submission is free of charge (IDR. 0,-).
  2. Articles that have been submitted online and in the review process, there is no charge (IDR. 0,-).
  3. Articles that have been successful in the review and will be published, the author will be charged amounting to IDR 350,000. This fee includes DOI registration for each paper, checking the article similarity by Turnitin, postage and handling costs of two journal hardcopies to corresponding author address.  

Under these conditions, we give full freedom to authors from developing countries to submit articles to JIF. Please contact us for more information at jif@sci.unand.ac.id.