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 by 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 22, No 2 (2022)

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

Table of Contents


Aji Prasetyaningrum, Bakti Jos, Ratnawati Ratnawati, Nur Rokhati, Teguh Riyanto, Gian Restu Prinanda
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Adhitasari Suratman, Desi Nur Astuti, Ryan Jonathan, Agus Kuncaka, Yusril Yusuf
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Yuli Arif Tribudi, Ayu Tri Agustin, Dian Eka Setyaningtyas, Dwi Gusmalawati
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Edia Rahayuningsih, Wachid Siti Fatimah, Mukmin Sapto Pamungkas, Taranipa Marfitania
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Dien Atin Boritnaban, Alfi Hudatul Karomah, Dewi Anggraini Septaningsih, Muhammad Majiidu, Fifi Gus Dwiyanti, Iskandar Zulkarnaen Siregar, Mohamad Rafi
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Nur Najwa-Alyani Mohd Nabil, Lee Sin Ang
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Ifwarisan Defri, Nurheni Sri Palupi, Setyanto Tri Wahyudi, Nancy Dewi Yuliana
10.22146/ijc.69422 Abstract views : 1063 | views : 594
Nor Harisah, Dwi Siswanta, Mudasir Mudasir, Suyanta Suyanta
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Nawwal Hikmah, Dewi Agustiningsih, Nuryono Nuryono, Eko Sri Kunarti
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Saprizal Hadisaputra, Agus Abhi Purwoko, Saprini Hamdiani
10.22146/ijc.69530 Abstract views : 1008 | views : 431
Hong Tham Thi Nguyen, Kim Ngan Thi Tran, Thuy Bich Tran, Thanh Trung Nguyen, Sy Trung Do, Kim Oanh Thi Nguyen
10.22146/ijc.69765 Abstract views : 1254 | views : 387
Nuha Hussain Al-Saadawy
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Anh Tram Ngoc Mai, Nguyen Khanh Pham, Kim Ngan Thi Tran, Van Thi Thanh Ho
10.22146/ijc.69928 Abstract views : 1075 | views : 396
Wega Trisunaryanti, Safa Annissa Novianti, Dyah Ayu Fatmawati, Triyono Triyono, Maria Ulfa, Didik Prasetyoko
10.22146/ijc.69938 Abstract views : 1138 | views : 610
Abdul Raheem Shar, Ghulam Qadir Shar, Zulfiqar Ali Jumani, Aslam Khan Pathan, Zubeda Bhatti, Ali Raza Rind, Ghulam Mujtaba Jogi
10.22146/ijc.70345 Abstract views : 1067 | views : 481
Dolih Gozali, Iyan Sopyan, Hairunnisa Hairunnisa, Siska Sari Marvita
10.22146/ijc.70891 Abstract views : 1037 | views : 409
Moraida Hasanah, Timbangen Sembiring, Zuriah Sitorus, Syahrul Humaidi, Fynnisa Zebua, Rahmadsyah Rahmadsyah
10.22146/ijc.70989 Abstract views : 983 | views : 517
Faizal Maulana, Alfari Andiqa Muhammad, Ali Umar, Fachrur Rizal Mahendra, Muhammad Musthofa, Waras Nurcholis
10.22146/ijc.71334 Abstract views : 2263 | views : 988
Umi Baroroh, Nur Asni Setiani, Irma Mardiah, Dewi Astriany, Muhammad Yusuf
10.22146/ijc.71480 Abstract views : 1124 | views : 503 | views : 284
Norainny Yunitasari, Tri Joko Raharjo, Respati Tri Swasono, Harno Dwi Pranowo
10.22146/ijc.71499 Abstract views : 1098 | views : 432
Ammar Zeidan Alshemary, Huda Basim Qasim, Ali Taha Saleh
10.22146/ijc.72286 Abstract views : 1181 | views : 565

Short Communication

Fiqhi Fauzi, Alfian Noviyanto, Pipit Fitriani, Amirudin Wibowo, Toto Sudiro, Didik Aryanto, Nurul Taufiqu Rochman
10.22146/ijc.69118 Abstract views : 1100 | views : 660
Adi Setyo Purnomo, Hamdan Dwi Rizqi, Aulia Ulfi, Refdinal Nawfa, Herdayanto Sulistyo Putro
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Kim Ngan Thi Tran, Bich Ngoc Hoang, Kim Oanh Thi Nguyen, Hong Tham Thi Nguyen, Sy Chi Phung, Huong Tra Do, Cam Quyen Thi Ngo
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Aprilia Permata Sari, Unang Supratman
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