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.

 

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.

 

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

I. Research Misconduct Policy of MJS
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.

II. The range of research misconduct
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. 
III. How does the journal address misconduct in the publishing process?
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.

IV. How do editors address an allegation of publication misconduct?
  1. The first course of action is usually to contact and discuss the issue with the authors (and reviewers). 
  2. The author’s university, institution, funding agency, and/or government agencies will be notified.
  3. Investigation has typically been seen as the responsibility of research institutions and funding agencies; it is NOT usually the journal’s domain. 
V. Possible sanctions
If there is evidence of misconduct/fraud: 
  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.