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Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JPFA is available for free (open access) to all readers. The articles in JPFA include developments and researches in Physics Education, Classical Physics, and Modern Physics (theoretical studies, experiments, and its applications), including but not limited to:

  • Physics Education
  • Instrumentation Physics and Measurement
  • Material Sciences
  • Theoretical and Computational Physics
  • Earth Sciences

JPFA also provides a forum for expressing different viewpoints and the correction of misunderstanding regarding topics in published papers. Readers of the journal are earnestly invited to contribute their ideas to this forum. Contributions for the Comments and Criticism section should be relatively brief, normally two to four manuscript pages, written in Indonesian and English, and will be published as rapidly as possible. In addition, the journal regularly carries a Comments and Criticism section, which provides a forum for expressing different viewpoints, comments, and clarification of topics in published papers.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Comments and Criticism

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The author(s) may suggest a list of potential reviewers (title, name, institution, postage address, and email address) maximum 10 reviewers to review their paper. Authors can also propose that someone does not review (maximum 5 researchers) with a reasonable explanation. Reviewers must have the Scopus-ID or Researcher-ID (Thomson Reuters) or recorded as a first author in this journal with (minimum has) a doctoral degree.

Reviewers may also be invited from journals published by major publishers such as Elsevier or Springer. They must come from different institutions with authors; preferably originating from different countries. Reviewers must not be subject to a conflict of interest involving the author(s) or manuscript(s). Nevertheless, the editor is not obligated to use any reviewers suggested by the author(s).

All articles submitted to JPFA will be read and reviewed blindly (double blind peer review) by (minimum) 2 Peer-reviewers who are expert in their field. The Editor may assign the Reviewer(s) from the JPFA's Peer-reviewers, Author(s)' suggestions, other researchers, and/or other JPFA Editorial Member. The acceptance of an article depends on the novelty of research, significance of the article, truth of the content, the degree of originality, the clarity of description, and the conformity with the objective of the journal.

Articles may be accepted without revision, accepted with minor revisions, accepted with major revision, or rejected. The results of reviewed articles by reviewers will be notified to the author via email. The author is given an opportunity to revise his article based on the reviewers' suggestion (and editor) no later than 8 weeks after the email notification.

All incoming articles will be checked for authenticity to prevent plagiarism by using turnitin and/or iThenticateanti-plagiarism software.

The entire processes from submission until publishing of articles is free of charge (no article processing and submission charges). All articles published on JPFA are open access by following the Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. Full license can be found here.

 

Publication Frequency

Jurnal Penelitian Fisika dan Aplikasinya (JPFA) is a peer-reviewed journal that is managed and published by Department of Physics, Universitas Negeri Surabaya in collaboration with Himpunan Fisikawan Indonesia (HFI) cabang Surabaya. JPFA is published periodically (twice a year) in June and December with five articles each time published (10 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. All articles published on JPFA are open access by following the Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. Full license can be found here.

 

Anti-plagiarism Policy

All articles submitted to JPFA must be the original work (free of plagiarism). The submitted article has never existed in any media and/or is not being or will be submitted in any medias. The author is responsible for the authenticity of the submitted manuscript. All incoming articles will be checked for authenticity to prevent plagiarism by using turnitin and/or iThenticateanti-plagiarism software. Any forms of high-level plagiarism will be banned (temporary up to permanent banned).

 

Withdrawal of Manuscripts

General Policy of Article Withdrawal

It is a general principle of scholarly communication that the editor of a journal is solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal shall be published. In making this decision, the editor is guided by policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.  An outcome of this principle is the importance of the scholarly archive as a permanent, historic record of the transactions of scholarship. Articles that have been published shall remain extant, exact, and unaltered as far as is possible. However, very occasionally circumstances may arise where an article is published that must later be retracted or even removed. Such actions must not be undertaken lightly and can only occur under exceptional circumstances. In addition, Author(s) (and/or their institution) will be punished from any kind of article withdrawal in the form of article submission ban (temporary up to permanent banned).

This policy has been designed to address these concerns and to take into account current best practice in the scholarly and library communities.  As standards evolve and change, we will revisit this issue and welcome the input of scholarly and library communities. We believe these issues require international standards. All of the Article Withdrawal Policies in JPFA (including Withdrawal of Manuscripts, Article in Press, Article Retraction, Article Removal, and Article Replacement Policies) is adopted from Elsevier Article Withdrawal Policy.

Article Withdrawal by Author(s)

Author(s) are not allowed to withdraw an article that has been sent to JPFA because the withdrawal of the article wastes the resources, time, and effort that Editor and Peer-reviewer do in processing the article that has been submitted. If the author is still requesting the withdrawal of the article, the author will be punished in the form of ban on the submission of a manuscript for (maximum) 8 number (4 volume or 4 years) for the manuscript withdrawal in the review process. However, it is highly unethical to withdraw the manuscript that has been sent from a journal because another journal received it.

The withdrawal of the Article after the manuscript accepted for publication is extremely unethical. The author will be given a punishment in the form of being banned on the submission of a manuscript for (maximum) 20 numbers (10 Volume or 10 years). Withdrawal of the manuscript in this policy includes the submission of the article revisions that exceed the time limit specified by the Editor and does not immediately notify the Editor and/or revise the manuscript. If the author did not revise the manuscript until the deadline without any confirmations, the Author can be banned for (maximum) 12 number (6 volume or 6 years).

Authors who make more than one manuscripts withdrawal can be banned permanently. This banning may also be applied to the author’s institution. The JPFA Editorial Member can publicly announce through the JPFA page and/or provide information to other journal editors or other publishers when JPFA Editorial Member is performing the banning processes in these cases. 

 

Articles in Press

Articles in Press on JPFA are articles that have been accepted for publication in JPFA but have not yet been assigned to specific issues (volume and number).  Articles in Press can also be the articles that have been assigned to specific issues but the issue has not been published yet. They are a great way to read about the latest developments in a certain research area before articles are officially published. Please note that the DOI in the Article in Press is still not active until the issue is officially published.

There are three types of Articles in Press on JPFA:

  1. Accepted manuscripts (AM) - Accepted manuscripts are articles that have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by JPFA’s Editorial Member, but have not yet been copyedited or formatted in JPFA style.
  2. Uncorrected proofs (UP) - Uncorrected proofs have been copyedited and formatted, but are not finalized and may still be corrected by the authors, so the text could change before final publication.
  3. Corrected proofs (CP) - Corrected proofs contain authors' and proofreaders’ corrections and may or may not have a specific issue and page numbers assigned.
Articles in Press that include errors, or are discovered to be accidental duplicates of other published article(s), or are determined to violate JPFA publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors (such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like), may be “Withdrawn” from JPFA. Withdrawn means that the article content (HTML and PDF) is removed and replaced with a HTML page and PDF simply stating that the article has been withdrawn according to the JPFA Policy on Article in Press Withdrawal with a link to the current policy document. Articles that are "withdrawn" in Articles in Press will not be published in JPFA.

 

Article Retraction

Infringements of professional ethical codes (such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or the like) is forbidden in JPFA. Occasionally, a retraction will be used to correct errors in submission or publication. The retraction of an article by its authors or the editor under the advice of members of the scholarly community has long been an occasional feature of the learned world. Standards for dealing with retractions have been developed by a number of library and scholarly bodies, and this best practice is adopted for article retraction by JPFA.

The editor will investigate deeply about the infringements of professional ethical codes. The JPFA Editorial Member will notify the Author(s) about the alleged violation along with its proof and offer the options that can be executed by the Author(s). If the Editor is unable to contact the author within the prescribed period, the Editor will discuss with other Editor and Editorial Advisory Board about this problem.

The standard of article retraction in JPFA are:

  1. A statement (letter) of article retraction, entitled "Retraction: (article title)", signed by the Author(s) and/or Editors and (minimum 1) Editorial Advisory Board.
  2. The retracted letter will be issued by the JPFA Editorial Member in two languages (Indonesian and English).
  3. The letter of this article (along with evidence, comments, criticism, or request from the member(s) of the scientific community) is placed on the previous page of the article with the same page number as the first page of the article and given the additional code "ed-1" for the first page of the letter and so on (e.g., 56-ed-1, 56-ed-2, etc.).
  4. The original version of the article will be given a "Retracted" watermark or stamp and placed after the letter. This new PDF file is made to replace the original PDF file article.
  5. The abstract of the article on the JPFA's website is replaced with a statement about retracted of the article because violating the ethical code and/or JPFA policy while the keyword of the article is deleted.
  6. The retracted letter of the article will also be published in JPFA on the edition when the letter issued as part of the Front Matter.

 

Article Removal: Legal Limitations

In an extremely limited number of cases, it may be necessary to remove an article from the online database. This will only occur where the article is clearly defamatory, or infringes others’ legal rights, or where the article is, or the Editor have good reason to expect it will be, the subject of a court order, or where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk. In these circumstances, while the metadata (Title and Authors) will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating the article has been removed for legal reasons.

 

Article Replacement

In cases where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk, the authors of the original article may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected version. In these circumstances the procedures for retraction will be followed with the difference that the database retraction notice will publish a link to the corrected re-published article and a history of the document.

 

Internal Policy

Editors, Peer-reviewers, and Proofreaders of JPFA are permitted to submit an article in this journal with the following conditions:

  1. Editors, Peer-reviewers, and Proofreaders of JPFA who submit an article to this journal will be released temporarily from the editorial processes starting from the time of submitting the article. This policy goes into the publication decision of the article (received without revision, received with minor revision, received with major revision, or rejected) at least 1 issue/number.
  2. Editors, Peer-reviewers, and Proofreaders of JPFA who submit an article are not allowed to intervene the editorial process on editions/numbers when the article is sent to JPFA.
  3. Any editorial process will be performed by other Editors, Peer-reviewers, and Proofreaders so that the process continues without any problems.
  4. There is no special treatment for Editors, Peer-reviewers, and Proofreaders of JPFA who submit an article to JPFA.

 

Journal Scientific Statement

The articles published in Jurnal Penelitian Fisika dan Aplikasinya (JPFA) are scientifically proved the following the ethics code of scientific publication. The ethics code itself upholds three values of ethics in publications, namely, (1) Neutrality (free from conflicts of interest in the management of publications); (2) Justice (giving the right of authorship to the beneficiary as the author); and (3) Honesty (free from duplication, fabrication, falsification and plagiarism) in the publication. The articles published also follow the certain procedures or orders, such as double blind review and revision process that consistent with the journal’s regular review, to ensure that the quality is maintained properly.

 

Citation Style

The references must be (minimum 75%) the latest reference (less than 10 years) and consists of 75% of scientific journal articles. The Bibliography is written in numeric, font size: 11 pt, and sorted in order of the usage in the article. If possible, a link to the online article must be given in references (e.g., 4, 5, 6, and 9). In the article body, the citation uses square brackets containing the sequence number of the references (for example [1]).

The bibliography uses Vancouver format (a complete guide attached in file "vancouver.pdf"). References is strongly recommended to use references manager software (e.g., Mendeley, EndNote, or Zotero) with citation style: Elsevier Vancouver.

Examples:

[1]    Arrami M, Garner H. A tale of two citations. Nature. 2008; 451(7177): 397–399.

[2]    Watkins PJ. ABC of Diabetes. 5th ed. London: Blackwell Publishing; 2003.

[3]    Simons NE, Menzies B, Matthews M. A Short Course in Soil and Rock Slope Engineering. London: Thomas Telford Publishing; 2001.

[4]    Goldacre B. Dore – the media’s miracle cure for dyslexia. Bad Science. Weblog. Available from: http://www.badscience.net/2008/05/dore-the-medias-miracle-cure-for-dyslexia/#more-705 [Accessed 19th June 2015].

[5]    Goldacre B. Trivial Disputes. Bad Science. Weblog. Available from: http://www.badscience.net/2008/02/trivial-disputes-2/ [Accessed 19th June 2015].

[6]    Department of Health. Living well with dementia: a national dementia strategy. Available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/living-well-with-dementia-strategy [Accessed 4th June 2015].

[7]    Smith A. Making mathematics count: the report of Professor Adrian Smith’s inquiry into post‑14 mathematics education. London: The Stationery Office; 2004.

[8]    Pears R, Shields G. Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. 3rd ed. Durham: Pear Tree Books; 2008.

[9]    Ramalho R, Helffrich G, Schmidt DN, Vance D. Tracers of uplift and subsidence in the Cape Verde archipelago. Journal of the Geological Society. 2010; 167(3): 519–538. DOI: 10.1144/0016-76492009-056.

 

Reference Management Software

All articles submitted to Jurnal Penelitian Fisika dan Aplikasinya (JPFA) should use the reference management software (e.g., Mendeley, EndNote, and Zotero) with the citation style is Elsevier Vancouver.

 

Print Version

Starting from Vol 5. No. 2 December 2016, the JPFA Editor Team performs a limited print version of JPFA. Authors and Readers can order print version of JPFA by filling out the following form and send it via email to jpfa@unesa.ac.id. The cost of print version (excluding postage) is Rp 150.000,00 per copy for a domestic Author (or Reader) and USD 20 per copy for a non-Indonesian Author (or Reader).

 

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