Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal ilmiah pendidikan fisika Al-Biruni [Journal of Physics Education Al-Biruni] is a medium of communication for researchers, academicians, and practitioners that provides a means for sustained discussion of relevant issues that fall within the focus and scopes of the journal which examined empirically.

JIPF Al-Biruni covers issues such as the improvement of physics learning techniques including the development of instruments of physics evaluation, the development of physics instructional media, and the development of learning model of physics by considering local wisdom and being enriched with the principle of religion and culture. Theoretical physics and current issue of applied physics are also welcome, However, the article related and integrated to the value of religion and culture will be prioritized. Development and educational psychology in context of learning physics such as: learning physics in early education, learning physics in primary and secondary education, and learning physics in higher education.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to the JIPF Al-Biruni are evaluated by the editors. The manuscripts are critically evaluated based on the journal’s submission criteria:

  • scope of the journal and appropriateness to the field of study
  • evaluation of the similarity with Turnitin
  • appropriateness to the writing rules
  • Publication language

All manuscripts that have passed from pre-assessment of editors are subjected to peer-review at least two anonymous reviewers (double-blind reviewwho are specialized in the field concerned for contribution, originality, relevance, and presentation.

The handling editor sends invitations to individuals who he or she believes would be appropriate reviewers based on expertise, the closeness of research interest, and no conflict of interest consideration.

Potential reviewers consider the invitation against their own expertise, conflicts of interest, and availability. They then decide to accept or decline. In the invitation letter, the editor may ask the potential reviewer for the suggestion of an alternative reviewer, when he or she declines to review.

The reviewers allocate time to read the paper several times. The first read is used to form an initial impression of the work. If major problems are found at this stage, the reviewers may feel comfortable rejecting the paper without further work. Otherwise, they will read the paper several more times, taking notes so as to build a detailed point-by-point review. The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation to accept, or reject it, or else with a request for revision (usually flagged as either major or minor) before it is reconsidered.

The Editor-in-Chief and handling editor considers all the returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews differ widely between both reviewers, the handling editor may invite an additional reviewer so as to obtain an extra opinion before making a decision.

The editor sends a decision email to the author including any relevant reviewer comments. Reviewer comments are sent anonymously to the corresponding author to take the necessary actions and responses. At this point, reviewers are also be sent an email or letter letting them know the outcome of their review.

If accepted, the paper is sent to copy-editing. If the article is rejected or sent back to the author for either major or minor revision, the handling editor will include constructive comments from the reviewers to help the author improve the article. The author should make corrections and revise the paper per the reviewers' comments and instructions.
After revision has been made, the author should resubmit the revised paper to the editor.
If the paper was sent back for revision, the reviewers should expect to receive the revised version, unless they have opted out of further participation. However, where only minor changes were requested this follow-up review might be done by the handling editor.
If the editor is happy with the revised paper, it is considered to be accepted. The accepted papers will be published online and all are freely available as downloadable pdf files.


Publication Frequency

JIPF Al-Biruni is published biannually (issued in April and October).


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.

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.  We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)

Authors and readers can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, but they must give appropriate credit (cite to the article or content), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright of the article shall be assigned to Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Fisika Al-Biruni and Department of Physics Education of Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Intan Lampung as publisher of the journal.



JIPF Al-Biruni strives for the constant availability of published articles. With this in mind, JIPF Al-Biruni content is continually archived and preserved its published articles in the library of Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Intan Lampung.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics and Misconducts

JIPF Al-Biruni 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 as well as allegations of research misconduct, 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 JIPF Al-Biruni 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.  
Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Intan Lampung as the publisher of JIPF Al-Biruni 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.

Allegations of Research Misconduct

Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research and writing the article by authors, or in reporting research results. When authors are found to have been involved with research misconduct or other serious irregularities involving articles that have been published in scientific journals, Editors have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.
In cases of suspected misconduct, the Editors and Editorial Board will use the best practices of COPE to assist them to resolve the complaint and address the misconduct fairly. This will include an investigation of the allegation by the Editors. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published paper is found to contain such misconduct, a retraction can be published and will be linked to the original article.
The first step involves determining the validity of the allegation and an assessment of whether the allegation is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the individuals alleging misconduct have relevant conflicts of interest. 
If scientific misconduct or the presence of other substantial research irregularities is a possibility, the allegations are shared with the corresponding author, who, on behalf of all of the coauthors, is requested to provide a detailed response. After the response is received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be obtained. For cases in which it is unlikely that misconduct has occurred, clarifications, additional analyses, or both, published as letters to the editor, and often including a correction notice and correction to the published article are sufficient. 
Institutions are expected to conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of allegations of scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important obligation to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct, and taking necessary actions based on the evaluation of these concerns, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, and retractions, the JIPF Al-Biruni journal will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific record.

Publication decisions

The editor of the JIPF Al-Biruni 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.

Complaints and Appeals

The JIPF Al-Biruni will have a clear procedure for handling complaints against the journal, Editorial Staff, Editorial Board, or Publisher. The complaints will be clarified to respected personnel concerning the case of a complaint. The scope of complaints includes anything related to the journal business process, i.e., editorial process, found citation manipulation, unfair editor/reviewer, peer-review manipulation, etc. The complaint cases will be processed according to COPE guidelines.


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.


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 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.

Acknowledgment of Sources 

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that 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 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, if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. Authors are responsible for data reproducibility.

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 and Contributorship of the Article

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 work 

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.

Ethical Oversight 

If the research work involves chemicals, humans, animals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript in order to obey the ethical conduct of research using animals and human subjects. If required, Authors must provide legal, ethical clearance from an association or legal organization. 
If the research involves confidential data and business/marketing practices, authors should clearly justify this matter whether the data or information will be hidden securely or not. 



JIPF Al-Biruni is abstracted and indexed in:

9. ISSUU index
10. BASE Index
12. Harvard Library
13. University of Cambridge
14. Kyushu University Library
15. University of Saskatchewan
16. UNSW Sydney Library


Article Processing Charges (APCs)

JIPF Al-Biruni does not charge any submission or publication fees, and no fees are incurred for article processing or for the review process.

Any translation or proofreading costs are paid by the author. Translation and proofreading services are provided by external parties.


Citedness of Journal Articles in Scopus

Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Fisika Al-Biruni is cited by articles on SCOPUS database at least 63 times in 21 source title since published in April 2014.

Citation Detail:

            Authors                                                  Title Year Volume Issue Cited by
Sari, A.M., Gunawan, I.Developing Physics Monopoly Game Learning Media for Light and Optical Devices 2018     7    1     1
Fhadhila, F., Ertikanto, C., Rosidin, U.Developing Student Worksheet of Temperature and Heat Based on Scientific Process Skill 2018     7    1     2
Agustini, R., Suyatna, A.Developing Inquiry-Based Practice Equipment of Heat Conductivity to Foster the Students' Critical Thinking Ability 2018     7    1     6
Siregar, R.N., Kurniawan, W.B.2d Interpretation of Subsurface Hot Spring Geothermal Structure in Nyelanding Village Through Schlumberger Geoelectricity Configuration Method 2018     7    1     1
Chusni, M.M., Zakwandi, R.Trend Analysis of Physics Prospective Teachers' Research: An Efford to Improve the Academic Quality of Physics Study Program 2018     7    1     1
Diani, R., Yuberti, Syarlisjiswan, M.R.Web-Enhanced Course Based on Problem-Based Learning (PBL): Development of Interactive Learning Media for Basic Physics II 2018     7    1     4
Ariyani, F., Nayana, T., Saregar, A., Yuberti, Y., Pricilia, A.Development of Photonovela with character education: As an alternative of physics learning media 2018     7    2     2
Wulandari, A.Y.R., Nurhayati, N.The Relationship Between Verbal Ability and Critical Thinking Skill: The Implementation of Susan Loucks Horsley Model 2018     7    1     4
Utami, I.S., Septiyanto, R.F., Wibowo, F.C., Suryana, A.Pengembangan STEM-A (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematic and Animation) Berbasis Kearifan Lokal dalam Pembelajaran Fisika 2017     6    1     5
Yuliani, H.Pembelajaran Fisika menggunakan Media Animasi Macromedia Flash-MX dan Gambar untuk Meningkatkan Pemahaman Konsep Mahasiswa 2017     6    1     2
Irwandani, Latifah, S., Asyhari, A., Muzannur, WidayantiModul digital interaktif berbasis articulate studio'13 : Pengembangan pada materi gerak melingkar kelas X 2017     6    2     4
Yanti, H., Distrik, I.W., Khasyyatillah, I.Profil of senior high school metacognitive ability in solving a problem of abstraction on physics material 2017     6    2     1
Saregar, A., Marlina, A., Kholid, I.Efektivitas Model Pembelajaran ARIAS ditinjau dari Sikap Ilmiah: Dampak terhadap Pemahaman Konsep Fluida Statis 2017     6    2     3
Alan Deta, U.Peningkatan Pemahaman Materi Kuantisasi Besaran Fisis Pada Calon Guru Fisika Menggunakan Metode Diskusi Kelas dan Scaffolding 2017     6    2     2
Irwandani, I., Juariyah, S.Pengembangan Media Pembelajaran Berupa Komik Fisika Berbantuan Sosial Media Instagram sebagai Alternatif Pembelajaran 2016     5    1     4
Saregar, A., Latifah, S., Sari, M.Efektivitas Model Pembelajaran CUPs: Dampak terhadap Kemampuan Berpikir Tingkat Tinggi Peserta Didik Madrasah Aliyah Mathla'ul Anwar Gisting Lampung 2016     5    2     4
Zulva, R.Hubungan Antara Keterampilan Berpikir Dalam Pembelajaran Kooperatif Menggunakan Constructive Feedback 2016     5    1     1
Saregar, A.Pembelajaran Pengantar Fisika Kuantum dengan Memanfaatkan Media PhET Simulation dan LKM Melalui Pendekatan Saintifik: Dampak pada Minat dan Penguasaan Konsep Mahasiswa 2016     5    1     8
Pangkali, T., Sinon, I.L.S., Widyaningsih, S.W.The application of model cooperative TPS type on cognitive learning results and activities of the students in Class Mechanical Waves XI SMA Negeri 1 District Sorong 2016     5    2     1
Irwandani, I., Rofiah, S.Pengaruh Model Pembelajaran Generatif Terhadap Pemahaman Konsep Fisika Pokok Bahasan Bunyi Peserta Didik MTs Al-Hikmah Bandar Lampung 2015     4    2     6
Asyhari, A., Hartati, R.Profil Peningkatan Kemampuan Literasi Sains Siswa melalui Pembelajaran Saintifik 2015     4    2     1


Correction and Retraction

JIPF Al-Biruni takes its responsibility to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record of our content for all end users very seriously. Changes to articles after they have been published online may only be made under the circumstances outlined below. JIPF Al-Biruni places great importance on the authority of articles after they have been published and our policy is based on best practices in the academic publishing community.
An Erratum is a statement by the authors of the original paper that briefly describes any correction(s) resulting from errors or omissions. Any effects on the conclusions of the paper should be noted. The corrected article is not removed from the online journal, but notice of erratum is given. The Erratum is made freely available to all readers and is linked to the corrected article.
A Retraction is a notice that the paper should not be regarded as part of the scientific literature. Retractions are issued if there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, this can be as a result of misconduct or honest error; if the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper referencing, permission, or justification; if the work is plagiarized; or if the work reports unethical research. To protect the integrity of the record, the retracted article is not removed from the online journal, but notice of retraction is given, is made freely available to all readers, and is linked to the retracted article. Retractions can be published by the authors when they have discovered substantial scientific errors; in other cases, the Editors or Publisher may conclude that retraction is appropriate. In all cases, the retraction indicates the reason for the action and who is responsible for the decision. If a retraction is made without the unanimous agreement of the authors, that is also noted. In rare and extreme cases involving legal infringement, the Publisher may redact or remove an article. Bibliographic information about the article will be retained to ensure the integrity of the scientific record.
A Publisher's Note notifies readers that an article has been corrected subsequent to publication. It is issued by the Publisher and is used in cases where typographical or production errors (which are the fault of the Publisher) affect the integrity of the article metadata (such as title, author list, or byline) or will significantly impact the readers' ability to comprehend the article. The original article is removed and replaced with a corrected version. Publisher's Notes are freely available to all readers. Minor errors that do not affect the integrity of the metadata or a reader's ability to understand an article and that do not involve a scientific error or omission will be corrected at the discretion of the Publisher.
In such a case, the original article is removed and replaced with a corrected version. The date the correction is made is noted on the corrected article. Authors should also be aware that an original article can only be removed and replaced with a corrected version less than one year after the original publication date. Corrections to an article that has a publication date that is older than one year will only be documented by a Publisher's Note.
The following guideline may also be helpful: COPE Guidelines for Retracting Articles


Revenue Sources, Advertising, and Direct Marketing

Revenue Sources

The operations of JIPF Al-Biruni are funded by the State (the Ministry of Religious Affairs Republic of Indonesia), i.e., through Daftar Isian Pelaksanaan Anggaran (DIPA) of Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Intan Lampung, Indonesia.


JIPF Al-Biruni does not accept advertising from any parties.

Direct Marketing

In promoting the journal and the results of publications to the public, JIPF Al-Biruni tries not to do things detrimental to other parties (e.g., spreading spam) and to avoid misleading information between prospective authors and publishers.


Deposit Policy

The submitted version, accepted version, and published version can be deposited in an institutional or other repository of the author’s choice at any time. A few to mention, author(s) may deposit and use the document as follows:

  • on the personal website
  • on the company or institutional repository
  • on subject repositories
  • with individuals requesting personal use for teaching and training within the author's institution, and as part of an author's grant applications or theses/doctorate submissions, etc.

Please visit the journal Copyright Notice make sure that you consult all of related policies on the website to prevent any disputes or doubts. If you have any inquiries, contact Editor jipfalbiruni@radenintan.ac.id.


Digital Preservation

JIPF Albiruni strives for the constant availability of published articles and online accessibility. With this in mind, JIPF Albiruni content is continually archived and preserved in the Internet Archive, please visit the journal membership in archive.org.


Withdrawal of Manuscript

The author is not allowed to withdraw submitted or published manuscripts (unless there are compelling reasons), because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and reviewers spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscripts and works invested by the publisher.
If the author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript the author will be asked to submit an "Article withdrawal Form" signed by all authors (or) the corresponding author of the manuscript stating the reasons for manuscript withdrawal. Authors must not assume that their manuscript has been withdrawn until they have received appropriate notification to this effect from the editorial office. Please contact jipfalbiruni@radenintan.ac.id for the "Article withdrawal Form".
However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted or published manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal.


Screening for Plagiarism

Manuscript submitted to JIPF Albiruni will be screened using Turnitin similarity detection tool. IJIPF Albiruni will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.
JIPF Albiruni wants to ensure that all authors are careful and comply with international standards for academic integrity, particularly on the issue of plagiarism.
Plagiarism occurs when an author takes ideas, information, or words from another source without proper credit to the source. Even when it occurs unintentionally, plagiarism is still a serious academic violation and unacceptable in international academic publications.
When the author learns specific information (a name, date, place, statistical number, or other detailed information) from a specific source, a citation is required. (This is only forgiven in cases of general knowledge, where the data is readily available in more than five sources or is common knowledge, e.g., the fact that Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world.)
When the author takes an idea from another author, a citation is required even if the author then develops the idea further. This might be an idea about how to interpret the data, either what methodology to use or what conclusion to draw. It might be an idea about broad developments in a field or general information. Regardless of the idea, authors should cite their sources. In cases where the author develops the idea further, it is still necessary to cite the original source of the idea, and then in a subsequent sentence, the author can explain her or his more developed idea.
When the author takes words from another author, citation and quotation marks are required. Whenever four or more consecutive words are identical to a source that the author has read, the author must use quotation marks to denote the use of another author's original words; just a citation is no longer enough.
JIPF Albiruni takes academic integrity very seriously, and the editors reserve the right to withdraw acceptance from a paper found to violate any of the standards set out above. For further information, potential authors can contact the editorial office at jipfalbiruni@radenintan.ac.id