Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Fisika Al-Biruni (Al-Biruni Journal of Physics Education), [p-ISSN: 2303-1832, e-ISSN: 2503-023X] is medium of communication for researchers, academicians, and practitioners from all over the world that covers issues such as the improvement of physics learning technic including the development of instruments of physics evaluation, development of physics instructional media, and the development of learning model of physics by considering the local wisdom and enriched with the principle of religion and culture; Theoretical physics and the current issue of applied physics are also welcome, However, the article related and integrated to the value of religion and culture will be prioritized.

Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Fisika Al-Biruni published comprehensive research articles and reviews by leading experts in the field. Selected articles, which has a high scientific achievement, provide important new knowledge, and high benefits to society of physics and physics education.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Studies submitted to the journal management system is evaluated by the editors and field editors within two weeks at the latest. The manuscripts are critically evaluated basing 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 (APA 6 rules )

Studies passed from pre-assessment of editors and fields editors are forwarded to at least two referees anonymous referees who are specialized in the field concerned for contribution, originality, relevance, and presentation (double-blind review).

These referees state their decision whether they take the submitted manuscript into evaluation or not to the publication board within two weeks at the latest. If the referees don’t state an opinion to the publication board, new referees are assigned for the reviewing the manuscript.

The assigned referees evaluate the study by using standard manuscript evaluation form. Moreover the assigned referees may also present their views and thoughts in the full paper and send it to the publication board.  Evaluation of journal reviewers takes 4 weeks to 6 weeks.

Views of the referees serve as a guide to editors and field editors to make final decision. Final decision always belongs to editors and field editors.

Referees can state the following four views for the submitted manuscript:

  • Acceptance for publication
  • Acceptance for publication after minor revision (it is decided after revisions are checked by the editorial board)
  • Reviewing again after the major revision is done. After revision is made by the writers of the study, it is evaluated for the second tour.
  • It is not published (rejection)

After reviewers’ evaluation is completed, views of the referees are examined at least two weeks by editors and field editors.

Editors and field editors give final decision for the study by taking into consideration of views and suggestions of referees. The final decision is sent to the author.


Publication Frequency

The Journal was first published in 2012 and regularly published twice per year in April and October. on april edition, manuscript received no later than the beginning of March. The manuscript edition october received no later than the beginning of September.


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.



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Publication Ethic and Malpractice Statement

The publication process at Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Fisika Al-Biruni is the basis of the improvement and dissemination of information objectively and respectfully. Therefore, the procedures in this process improves the quality of the studies.

Peer-reviewed studies are the ones that support and materialize the scientific method. At this point, it is of utmost importance that all parties included in the publication process (authors, readers, and researchers, publisher, reviewers, and editors) comply with the standards of ethical considerations. Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Fisika Al-Biruni expects all parties to hold the following ethical responsibilities.

Ethical duties and responsibilities are written in the light of the guidelines and policies made by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).



Responsibilities of Editors


The editor and field editors of Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Fisika Al-Biruni should hold the following ethical responsibilities that are based on the guides "COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" and "COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" published as open Access byCommittee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

General duties and responsibilities

Editors are responsible for each study published in Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Fisika Al-Biruni. In this respect, the editors have the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Making efforts to meet the demand for knowledge from readers and authors,
  • Ensuring the continuous development of the journal,
  • Managing the procedures aimed to improve the quality of the studies published in the journal,
  • Supporting freedom of expression,
  • Ensuring academic integrity,
  • Following the procedures without making concessions on intellectual property rights and ethical standards,
  • Being transparent and clear in issues that require correction or explanation.

Relationships with Readers

Editors must make decisions taking into consideration the knowledge, skills, and expectations of all readers, researchers, and practitioners need. They must also ensure that the published studies contribute to the literature and be original. Moreover, they must take notice of the feedback received from researchers and practitioners and provide explanatory and informative feedback.

Relationships with Authors

Editors have the following duties and responsibilities in their relations with authors:

  • Editors must make positive or negative decisions about the studies' importance, originality, validity, clarity in wording and suitability with the journal's aims and objectives.
  • Editors must accept the studies that are within the scope of the publication into pre-review process unless there are serious problems with the study.
  • Editors must not ignore positive suggestions made by reviewers unless there are serious problems with the study.
  • New editors, unless there are serious issues, must not change the previous editor's decisions about the studies.
  • Blind Review and Review Process must be published and editors must prevent possible diversions in the defined processes.
  • Editors must publish an Author's Guide that is comprehensive enough in answering queries by authors. This guide must be updated regularly.
  • Authors should be provided with explanatory and informative feedback.

Relationships with Reviewers

Editors have the following duties and responsibilities in their relations with reviewers:

Editors must

  • choose reviewers according to the subject of the study.
  • provide the information and guidance reviewers may need during the review process.
  • observe whether there are conflicting interests between reviewers and authors.
  • keep the identities of reviewers confidential in blind review.
  • encourage the reviewers to review the manuscript in an unbiased, scientific and objective tone.
  • evaluate reviewers regularly based on criteria like performance and timing.
  • develop practices and policies that increase the performance of reviewers.
  • take the necessary steps to update the reviewer pool dynamically.
  • prevent unkind and unscientific reviews.
  • make an effort to ensure the reviewer pool has a wide range.

Relationships with the Editorial Advisory Board

Editors must make sure that the members of the Editorial Advisory Board follow the procedures in accordance with the publication policies and guidelines, and must inform the members about the publication policies and developments. The editors must also train new members of the Editorial Advisory Board and provide the information they need.

Moreover, editors must

  • ensure that the members of the Editorial Advisory Board review the manuscripts in an unbiased and independent manner.
  • select the new members of the Editorial Advisory Board from those who can contribute to the journal and are qualified enough.
  • send manuscripts for review based on the subject of expertise of the Editorial Advisory Board.
  • regularly communicate with the Editorial Advisory Board.
  • arrange regular meetings with the Editorial Advisory Board for the development of publication policies and the journal.



Ethical Responsibilities of Authors


The authors who submit their manuscripts to Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Fisika Al-Biruni are expected to comply with the following ethical responsibilities:

  • Author(s) must submit original studies to the journal. If they utilize or use other studies, they must make the in-text and end-text references accurately and completely.
  • People who have not contributed to the study at the intellectual level should not be indicated as author.
  • If the manuscripts submitted to be published are subject of conflicting interests or relations, these must be explained.
  • During the review process of their manuscripts, author(s) may be asked to supply raw data. In such a case, author(s) should be ready to submit such data and information to the editorial and scientific boards.
  • Author(s) should document that they have the participants' consent and the necessary permissions related with the sharing and research/analysis of the data that are used.
  • Author(s) bears the responsibility to inform the editor of the journal or publisher if they happen to notice a mistake in their study which is in early release or publication process and to cooperate with the editors during the correction or withdrawal process.
  • Authors cannot submit their studies to multiple journals simultaneously. Each submission can be made only after the previous one is completed. A study published in another journal cannot be submitted to Journal of Early Childhood Studies.
  • Author responsibilities given in a study (e.g.: adding an author, reordering of author names) whose review process has begun cannot be changed.

Please fill in Statement of Ethical clearance to be included as an attachment file when submission (Submit articles) download


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Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Fisika Al-Biruni [Al-Biruni Journal of Physics Education] was abstracted and indexed in:












Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Fisika Al-Biruni, was indexed in:

1. doi Crossref ; 2. DOAJ ; 3. SINTA (Grade 2) ; 4. GARUDA

5. Google Scholar6. Cosmos Impact Factor ; 7. ROAD ; 8. Moraref

10. Scholarsteer: Scholarly Information ; 11. Research Bib: Academic Resource index

12. ISSUU index ; 13. BASE Index ; 14. EBSCO Information Service

15. Harvard Library ; 16. University of Cambridge ; 17. Kyushu University Library

18. University of Saskatchewan ; 19. UNSW Sydney Library


Article Processing Charges (APCs) & Article Submission Charges

Every manuscript submitted to a Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Fisika Al-Biruni is free of charge.

1. Manuscript Processing Fees charged IDR 1.000,000 (in rupiah). This includes peer-review, editing, publishing, and maintaining and archiving.

2. FREE OF CHARGE will be available for paper submission of authors outside the country of Indonesia

3. If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.


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



The articles published in Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Fisika Al-Biruni will be considered to retract in the publication if:

1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)

2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)

3. it constitutes plagiarism

4. it reports unethical research

The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf


Conflicts-of-Interest Statement


According to general publication policy of the Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Fisika Al-Biruni , only the researchers who contributed to the work in a real sense should be considered as an author. Authors should be responsible to disclose all the personal and financial relationships which might bias their work. Financial relationships such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony can be classified as the most easily identifiable conflicts-of-interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal. To clarify conflicts-of-interest issue, authors must submit a letter to the editorial office accompanying the submitted manuscript and explicitly state if any potential conflicts exist or not.

Peer Reviewers

Peer Reviewers should be responsible to decline the review process if any substantial conflicts-of-interest exists. In case of any doubt, they should consult to the Editor to make a decision regarding the review process. Researchers from authors' institutions should not be considered as peer reviewers to prevent any conflicts-of-interest.


Editors should be responsible to manage the review process and have the right of declining any submission in case of any conflict-of-interest. They should not have any direct personal and/or financial conflicts with their assigned manuscripts. They should not be assigned to manuscripts if they are in the author list of them.


Complaints Policy

Complaints regarding any published materials will only be accepted within 12 months from the first publication date. In case of any complaint, the authors are required to submit their complaints along with their reasons to the editorial office via e-mail.