Indonesian Journal of Chemistry

Indonesian Journal of Chemistry is an International, peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and short communication in all chemistry areas, including applied chemistry. The journal is accredited by The Ministry of Research and Technology/National Agency for Research and Innovation (RISTEK-BRIN) No.: 85/M/KPT/2020 (in First Rank) and indexed Scopus since 2012. In 2018 and 2019 (Volumes 18 and 19, respectively) Indonesian Journal of Chemistry publish four issues (numbers) annually (February, May, August, and November). Due to the large number of qualified papers accepted, to speed up the publication of the scientific and valuable research results, since 2020 (Volume 20) Indonesian Journal of Chemistry increase the frequency of issues to be six numbers annually (February, April, June, August, October, and December).

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What have we done to improve the quality of our journals?


As a consequence of being indexed on Scopus and ESCI, the manuscripts we received increased during the 2010-2019 period. Details were given in Fig. 1. This increase is a formidable challenge. On the one hand, we are under pressure from authors who demand short review times and short waiting times for publication. On the other hand, we must strictly maintain the quality of the articles we publish (Fig. 2).


Figure 1. Number of Manuscript Received vs Accepted (2010-2019)


Figure 2. Rate of Article Acceptance (%) (2010-2019)

The following are the steps we have taken to guarantee and improve the quality of the published article:

  1. Since 2017 we have used the Open Journal System (OJS) on all article management functions and facilities to manage articles more conveniently. The editors can supervise each other through the system. Also, editors can quickly monitor the performance of reviewers and authors.
  2. We implement a more stringent filter at an early stage to reject inappropriate manuscripts to proceed to the review process. We have determined a minimum standard for articles to continue the review process.
  3. We conduct strict plagiarism checks on manuscripts that we deem appropriate to proceed to the review process using professional software.
  4. We hold editor training and discussion forums to improve editors' ability to handle manuscripts and synchronize mindsets in decision-making.
  5. We invite editors with proven expertise from various countries and they are willing to help us voluntarily
  6. We invite scientists from various countries as reviewers. Therefore, we really thank you for their commitment to voluntarily reviewing the articles.
  7. We evaluate the review results from reviewers. As a result, our review time is relatively long; the average for the 2015-2019 period is 4-5 months (Fig. 3).
  8. We do the copyediting stage carefully for articles that have been accepted. This step is needed to prevent substantial errors that are missed in the review process. Copyediting is also very useful to improve the readability of articles, the feasibility of illustrations, the suitability of citations and references, etc. This process takes an average of 3-4 weeks.
  9. We improve the quality of the layout of articles with stringent standards so that the appearance of each article in each volume becomes uniform. We always try to shorten the time for article layout while maintaining quality.
  10. We carry out the proofreading stage by the author and editor as a final check uploading the article in an online system —the time required at this stage is, on average, 2-3 weeks.
  11. Finally, we post it in the "articles in press" section. Author and editor still have a chance to make revisions if they find unnecessary errors.
  12. We are taking into account the waiting time between articles accepted to publish, which is sharply increased in the 2015-2019 period (from 4.3 to 8.8 months), see Fig 2. Through careful calculation, we manage the number of articles for each year's publication. Therefore, we increased the number of articles gradually from 43, 51, 68, 100, and 120. In 2020, we plan to publish 150 articles, which is distributed into 6 issues. The distribution of countries of origin of the authors for the 2015-2019 period is shown in Fig. 5


Figure 3. Average review time in the period of 2015-2019 (in weeks)


Figure 4. Average of waiting time from accepted to published (in months)


Figure 5. Distribution of Authors' Countries of Origin (2015-2019)
Posted: 2020-07-08

Publication Frequency and call for paper

After publishing four issues since volume 18 (2018), the number of submitted papers increases significantly.  Therefore, to speed up qualified articles to be published internationally, Indonesian Journal of Chemistry publishes six issues (numbers) annually (February, April, June, August, October, and December) since 2020 (Volume 20). Therefore, we invite all authors to submit your qualified manuscripts of original research articles, reviews, short communication in our Journal. Within two months (longest) from submission, the decision of acceptance or rejection has been made. Submission is only via online.
Posted: 2019-12-17
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Vol 21, No 4 (2021)

Accredited by RISTEK-BRIN No.: 85/M/KPT/2020 (April 1, 2020)

Table of Contents


Jason Mandela, Wega Trisunaryanti, Triyono Triyono, Mamoru Koketsu, Dyah Ayu Fatmawati
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Bohari Yusuf, Selvi Jumiatul Astati, Mirhansyah Ardana, Herman Herman, Arsyik Ibrahim, Laode Rijai, Firzan Nainu, Islamudin Ahmad
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Orchidea Rachmaniah, Muhammad Rifqy Muhsin, Angga Widya Putra, Muhammad Rachimoellah
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Muhammad Cholid Djunaidi, Mei Dian Risda Afriani, Gunawan Gunawan, Miratul Khasanah
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Adekeye Damilola Kayode, Asaolu Samuel Sunday, Adefemi Samuel Oluyemi, Ibigbami Olayinka Abidemi, Akinsola Abiodun Folasade, Awoniyi Marcus Gbolahan, Popoola Olugbenga Kayode
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Rahmatika Alfia Amliliana, Muzakky Muzakky
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Nina Salamah, Yuny Erwanto, Sudibyo Martono, Abdul Rohman
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Suci Wulan Sari, Ratna Djamil, Faizatun Faizatun
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Atmanto Heru Wibowo, Anggit Pradifta, Abu Masykur, Ken-ichi Yamashita, Yosuke Tani, Ari Yustisia Akbar, Takuji Ogawa
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Muhamad Imam Muslim, Rian Kurniawan, Mokhammad Fajar Pradipta, Wega Trisunaryanti, Akhmad Syoufian
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Muflikhah Muflikhah, Ahmad Marzuki Ramadhan, Maria Christina Prihatiningsih, Mujamilah Mujamilah, Aloma Karo Karo
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Muhammad Zulfri, Nurdin Ali, Husaini Husaini, Sri Mulyati, Iskandar Hasanuddin
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Bayader Fathil Abass, Taghreed Mohy Al-Deen Musa, Mahmoud Najim Aljibouri
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Muhammad Adlim, Ratu Fazlia Inda Rahmayani, Fitri Zarlaida, Latifah Hanum, Maily Rizki, Nurul Ummi Manatillah, Omar Muktaridha
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Salfauqi Nurman, Saiful Saiful, Binawati Ginting, Rahmi Rahmi, Marlina Marlina
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Retno Ariadi Lusiana, Ayub Indra, Nor Basid Adiwibawa Prasetya, Nurwarrohman Andre Sasongko, Parsaoran Siahaan, Choiril Azmiyawati, Nanik Wijayanti, Anugrah Ricky Wijaya, Mohd Hafiz Dzarfan Othman
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Muhamad Jalil Baari, Bunbun Bundjali, Deana Wahyuningrum
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Ayu Tri Agustin, Anna Safitri, Fatchiyah Fatchiyah
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Vivi Sisca, Aju Deska, Syukri Syukri, Zilfa Zilfa, Novesar Jamarun
10.22146/ijc.64675 Abstract views : 742 | views : 351
Henry Fonda Aritonang, Talita Kojong, Harry Koleangan, Audy Denny Wuntu
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Redi Kristian Pingak, Atika Ahab, Utama Alan Deta
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Short Communication

Antonius Rolling Basa Ola, Titus Lapailaka, Hermania Em Wogo, Julinda Bendalina Dengga Henuk, Agnes Simamora, Lince Mukkun, Peter Proksch, Chong Dat Pham
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Jumina Jumina, Yehezkiel Steven Kurniawan, Dwi Siswanta, Bambang Purwono, Abdul Karim Zulkarnain, Agustinus Winarno, Joko Waluyo, Johan Syafri Mahathir Ahmad
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Zainab Mohammad Saigl
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Siti Susanti, Anang Mohamad Legowo, Nurwantoro Nurwantoro, Silviana Silviana, Fahmi Arifan
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