Information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


  1. Journal Title: Jurnal Penelitian Fisika dan Aplikasinya (JPFA)
  2. Journal Title (English): Journal of Physics Research and Its Application
  3. Initials: JPFA
  4. Abbreviation: J. Penelit. Fis. Apl.
  5. Frequency: 2 issues per year
  6. DOI: 10.26740/jpfa
  7. Print ISSN: 2087-9946
  8. Online ISSN: 2477-1775
  9. Focus and Scope: Physics Education, Classical Physics, and Modern Physics (theoretical studies, experiments, and its applications). More details...
  10. Editor in Chief: Prof. Dr. Budi Jatmiko, M.Pd.
  11. Email:
  12. Website:
  13. Short URL:
  14. Publisher: Universitas Negeri Surabaya or the State University of Surabaya in collaboration with Perkumpulan Pendidik IPA Indonesia (PPII) or Indonesian Society for Science Educators and Physical Society Indonesia (PSI)
  15. Country of Publisher: Indonesia
  16. Status: Accredited nationally (2nd Grade or SINTA 2) and indexed internationally (DOAJ, Index Copernicus International, Open AIRE, Google Scholar, etc)
  17. Type of Publication: Research Article, Review Article (max 1 article per issue), and Comments and Criticism
  18. Language of Fulltext: Indonesian and English. Started from June 2018, JPFA published all articles in English.
  19. Open Access: Yes
  20. Articles License: Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC)
  21. Article Processing Charges (APCs) or Publication Fees (in general): Free
  22. Submission Charges: No
  23. Waiver Policy for Charges: Yes, for undergraduate student as the first and corresponding author or the authors which have a lack of funding especially from a developing country
  24. Review Policy: Double Blind Peer Review
  25. Checks for Plagiarism: Yes, using Turnitin and/or iThenticate
  26. Time From Submission to Publication: at least 4 weeks



  1. Why should I publish my manuscript in JPFA? JPFA offers many benefits, such as its nationally-accredited reputation, peer reviewed journal, open access, no additional page charges, high visibility (indexed internationally), fast publication (in Articles in Press), published by reputable public University in Indonesia, and authors retain rights (CC BY-NC license).
  2. Is JPFA indexed by Scopus or Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thompson Reuters)? No.
  3. Is JPFA indexed internationally? Yes, namely DOAJ (Directory of the Open Access Journal), Index Copernicus, OpenAIRE, Google Scholar, and more...
  4. Is the JPFA accredited nationally? Yes, JPFA is Nationally Accredited Journal by Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemristekdikti). Started from July 9, 2018, the journal is classified into national's 2nd highest cluster for reputable journal in Indonesia.
  5. Must manuscripts be written in English (U.S)? Yes.
  6. How much the maximum point of "Angka Kredit" for Indonesian Lecturer in JPFA? JPFA is accredited nationally (Sinta 2) and indexed by ICI Copernicus, DOAJ, etc. We do not consider about the maximum point in Credit Point Assessment (PAK) for Lecturer in Indonesia. Please ask PAK assessor in your institution for comprehensive answer or read the PAK guidance book.
  7. How much the charges for each manuscript publication is? In general, Free
  8. How do I submit my article? Please see Author Pack.
  9. Does JPFA provide templates and styled files for preparing a journal article? Yes, please see Author Pack.
  10. Can I submit supplementary files to be published online along with my article? Yes. If the file is too large, we will upload it to the Google Drive.
  11. How long the review and editing process in JPFA is? At least 4 weeks, the full description of the review and editing processes can be seen in Manuscript Flow.
  12. Do JPFA provide fast-track publication? No, but we offer Articles in Press to pre-publish accepted manuscript as soon as possible (by request). Please see Articles in Press Policy.
  13. What happens if my paper gets rejected? If your research is good quality, then it may be suitable to be submitted to another journal. We will deliver the reviewer's comments to improve the quality of your manuscript.
  14. What happens after my article has been accepted? While the manuscript files are handed over to production for data processing and typesetting, you (being the corresponding author) will stay in touch with us to edit and proofread the article. You may request to pre-publish the article in "Articles in Press" section.
  15. Can I ask a formal submission letter and acceptance letter? You may ask a formal submission letter to JPFA via email after you submit your manuscript. You may also ask a letter of acceptance after your manuscript has been accepted by JPFA Editor for publication. JPFA Editor will not deliver the letter of acceptance before your manuscript is being accepted by JPFA Editor for publication.
  16. Can you give me more information about Copyright? Authors will be asked to agree to the publication terms of their article to the publisher by signing "Surat Transfer Hak Cipta dan Pernyataan Open Access". All articles in JPFA are published with CC BY-NC license. Authors retain copyright and grant journal right of first publication.
  17. How can I find out about the status of my journal manuscript? In the Open Journal System (OJS) login page. You may ask your manuscript status via email.
  18. How can I order offprints? Please see Request Print Version.
  19. How can I request permission to re-use material? You can re-use the material for non-commercial purposes. If you want to use it for commercial purposes, you must contact the Author(s) to make the agreement.