e-ISSN 2356-0851       print ISSN 2339-1995

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Makara Journal of Science publishes original research or theoretical papers, notes, and minireviews on new knowledge and research or research applications on current issues in basic sciences, namely:

  • physics
  • chemistry
  • biology

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Physics

Editors
  • Terry Mart, Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Indonesia
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Chemistry

Editors
  • Tribidasari Ivandini, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Indonesia
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Biology

Editors
  • Wellyzar Sjamsuridzal, Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Indonesia
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All papers will be critically read by at least two anonymous reviewers, selected for their competences in the subject area of the paper. Acceptance of the paper will depend upon its scientific merit and suitability for the Makara Journal of Science. A paper may be accepted in its original form, subject to revision, or rejection.

The reviewers' (and editor's) suggestions will be conveyed to the author, who will then have an opportunity to revise the paper. A manuscript returned to an author for revision can be held for a maximum of eight weeks.

The accepted paper will be edited by native English speakers. The cost of language editing service is currently free. 

All submitted papers will be checked for their originalities by means of iThenticate.

 

Editorial Policy

I. Originality, authorship, and copyright 
The manuscripts submitted for publication must be research works written in English that have not been previously published and  are not being considered for publication elsewhere. All the authors must have agreed to the submission and to the order of their names on the title page. They must also have agreed that the corresponding author may act on their behalf throughout the editorial review and publication process. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining such agreement. 

Requests for changes in authorship (order of listing or addition or deletion of names) after submission should be accompanied by signed statements of agreement from all the parties involved. To maintain and protect the publisher‘s ownership and rights and to protect the original authors from misappropriations of their published work, author(s) are required to sign a Journal Publishing Agreement and send it to the editorial office (editor_mss@ui.ac.id or makara.jsci@gmail.com).

II. Permission
The author is responsible for acquiring the permission(s) to reproduce any copyrighted figures, tables, data, or text that are being used in the submitted paper. Authors should note that text quotations of more than 250 words from a published or copyrighted work will require grant of permission from the original publisher to reprint. The written permission letter(s) must be submitted together with the manuscript.

III. Editorial review and revision
All papers will be critically read by at least two anonymous reviewers, selected for their competence in the subject area of the paper. Acceptance of the paper will depend upon its scientific merit and suitability for the journal. A paper may be accepted in its original form or subject to revision. 

The reviewers' (and editor's) suggestions will be conveyed to the author, who will then have an opportunity to revise the paper. A manuscript returned to an author for revision can be held for a maximum of eight weeks.

The accepted paper will be edited by native English speakers. The cost of language editing service is currently free. 

IV. Proofs
Galley proofs (PDF format) for an accepted article will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author for copyediting corrections. The core content of an article cannot be changed at this time. It is the author's responsibility to check the entire manuscript, including tables, figure legends, and cited reference numbers, not just the items queried. The proofs should be corrected and mailed to the editorial office within 48 hours of receipt in order to expedite publication. Only one set of corrections will be accepted. In other words, it is important to ensure that all of your corrections are sent to us in one communication.

V. Reprints
Five free reprint copies of the published article will be shipped to the corresponding authors in Indonesia only, approximately two weeks after the issue is printed. Authors, including overseas authors, who wish to purchase reprints, are required to complete the Reprint Order Form, which will be sent with the galley proofs to corresponding authors. This form must be returned together with the corrected galley proofs. Reprints are supplied only in multiples of 30 for a fee of US$50 per 30 copies, inclusive of shipping charges.

 

Publication Ethics

The Editors of Makara Journal of Science issue a set of publication ethics as guidelines for persons engaged in the publication of science research to comply with COPE practices establishes a high quality standard of ethics for journal publication.

I. Authorship

Authors are expected to comply with the following ethical guidelines. Any infringement may lead to a retraction of the article, or even ban the author from journal publication.

  1. Author’s main obligation is to deliver accurate and complete details of the research performed. The research data should contain sufficient information on the related subject.
  2. Authors should ensure the originality of their work and that no fraud nor fabrication is involved in their manuscript
  3. Authors should guarantee that the article has not been published previously or is not being evaluated for publication elsewhere.
  4. Authors should ensure that their works do not contain any unlawful statements and any comment that may violate the law.
  5. Authors are aware and abide by misconduct policy described in the section 6.

II. Editorship

  1. Editors should provide a fair judgment and consideration to all manuscripts based on its quality with no regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).
  2. Editors are responsible to consider all the submitted manuscripts in reasonable time frame.
  3. Editors, with their expertise and fair judgment are responsible to accept or reject the manuscripts. They are to build a good communication with authors in regards to the manuscripts publication. The final decision will be accompanied by the reviewer’s comment
  4. Editors are to make sure no private information of authors are included in the manuscript sent to reviewers
  5. Editors should ensure the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript and not to disclose any information about the manuscript under consideration to other parties
  6. Editors are to respect author’s request to not use certain reviewers – with a well reasoned objection - to consider their manuscript. However, editors can decide to use one or more of these reviewers if their professional input is considered to be important for the manuscript publication
  7. Editors are to comply with COPE practices when considering a manuscript for publication

III. Reviewer Process

All papers will be critically read by at least two anonymous reviewers, selected for their competences in the subject area of the paper. Acceptance of the paper will depend upon its scientific merit and suitability for the Makara Journal of Science. A paper may be accepted in its original form, subject to revision, or rejection.

The reviewers' (and editor's) suggestions will be conveyed to the author, who will then have an opportunity to revise the paper. A manuscript returned to an author for revision can be held for a maximum of eight weeks.

The accepted paper will be edited by native English speakers. The cost of language editing service is currently free. 

All submitted papers will be checked for their originalities by means of iThenticate.

Reviewers are to comply with following ethical guidelines:

  1. The main obligation of a reviewer (referee) is to objectively judge the complete manuscript both scientifically and literally in high standards
  2. Referees should treat the submitted manuscript as confidential documents
  3. Referee’s identity should be remain anonymous – unless if the editors decided otherwise
  4.  Referees should complete the evaluation of a manuscript in a reasonable time frame and directly inform the editors should the work can not be completed within schedule
  5. Reviewers should explain and provide adequate professional judgment for their evaluation on a manuscript.
  6. Reviewers are to promptly notify the editors should they find the manuscript is expected to be misapplied by others to pose a threat to public health and safety.

IV. Conflict of Interest Policy
Authors, Editors and Reviewers are expected to adhere to the following guidelines in compliance with COPE practices.
  1. Authors should clearly inform their source of financial support -institution, private, and/or corporate- for their research
  2. Should the author and editor of MJS have a relationship which may lead to an unfair evaluation another editor will be appointed instead.
  3. Reviewers should be aware for any appearance of conflict of interest when receive a manuscript for evaluation and are required to promptly return the manuscript to editor, informing the conflict of interest issue.
V. Data and Responsibility
Data availability and reporting guidelines are available in section 'Author Guidelines'

VI. Research Misconduct Policy

The purpose of this policy is to prevent any misconduct related to research conducted for the journals and to suggest the fundamental principles and structural procedures in relation to research integrity deliberation required to ensure research ethics.

A.    The range of misconduct policy

Research misconduct suggested in this policy pertains to fraud and refers to data fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, and improper authorship.

  1. "Fabrication" refers to any act involving the creation of false information about non-existing data or findings. 
  2. "Falsification" refers to artificial manipulation of the research materials/equipment/process or randomly modification/deletion of data resulting in distorted research contents or research results. 
  3. "Plagiarism" refers to acts of pirating others’ ideas, research contents, and research results without justifiable approvals or quotations. 
  4. "Improper authorship" refers to cases where the person who has contributed to research contents or research results is scientifically and technically unqualified as an author or where someone who has not contributed to the research contents or research results scientifically and technically but has been listed as an author merely to express gratitude or courtesy.
  5. Intentional acts to disturb a fraud investigation about themselves or others or the acts which can be harmful to informants. 
  6. Unfair evaluation regarding research of others or a disclosure or pirating of research ideas or research results acquired during the evaluation process. 
  7. Severely aberrant acts that cannot be accepted in the community of the field of scientific and technology. 

B.     How does the journal address misconduct

Editors and publishers have an ethical obligation to:

  1. Support the quality and ethics of the review process (pre-publication: weed out;  prevent)
  2. Ensure the correctness of the published literature (post-publication: correct; communicate)
  3. Educate (prevent)

Editors/journals have an ethical obligation to respond to and address ethical allegations that may arise about published papers or papers in review. Systems and procedures are in place for investigating and addressing situations of misconduct, including cooperation with investigations from institutions or funding bodies.

C.     Possible sanction

Should the evidence of misconduct is confirmed the following procedures are to be applied:

  1. Prior to publication (during review): The manuscript can be withdrawn from review
  2. Post-publication (literature correction) The journal may publish Retraction, Note of Editorial Concern, Errata/Correction with the author or authors’ (some or all) signature or editorial of an appropriate statement about the situation. The paper can be “marked” in the literature/PubMed. 
  3. Editors determine whether retract or correct after considering whether the case is fraud or an honest mistake. They consider the intent And then extent to which the data is incorrect/misleading
  4. Author may be banned from submitting to the journal.
  5. Editors may, in some cases, provide information for other editors/publishers.
  6. Editors may publish of an editorial in the journal to discuss the issue generally and raise awareness of the issue.

VII. Ethical Oversight

All submitted articles and exchanging information involving authors and editors in MJS will be considered as confidential. Communications related to publication process should not be disclosed in any website without prior consent from the editors.

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Regarding research involving experiments on animals, the authors should ensure that the object is fully assessed in terms of any harm to the animals. This involves detailed examination of the particular procedures and experiments, and the numbers and types of animals used. The animals subjected to the experiment are to adhere to institutional and national guidelines. The manuscripts are required to declare that all efforts were performed to reduce animal suffering. 

 

VIII. Intellectual Properties

  • Disclaimer

The viewpoint of articles published in MJS are solely the authors’ and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board of the publisher

  • Copyright

The author is responsible for acquiring the permission(s) to reproduce any copyrighted figures, tables, data, or text that are being used in the submitted paper. Authors should note that text quotations of more than 250 words from a published or copyrighted work will require grant of permission from the original publisher to reprint. The written permission letter(s) must be submitted together with the manuscript.

  • Publishing

This journal uses Open Journal Systems 2.3.2.0, which is open source journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project under the GNU General Public License.


IX. Journal Management

  • Flowchart
  • tes_701
  • Online : This Journal is available online and can be accesed for free
  • Charges: Publication in this journal is free of charge and all published papers are available online through open access.

X. Post Publication - Discussion and Correction

Complaints and Appeal
Editor in Chief email's at editor_mss@ui.ac.id is available for contact should the authors have an objection or disagreement pertaining the publication process in MJS. Every complaint will be acknowledged and handled to resolve the issue accordingly.