Indonesian Journal of Chemistry

Indonesian Journal of Chemistry is an International, peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, as well as short communication in all areas of chemistry 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 in Scopus since 2012. In 2018 and 2019 (Volume 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 20, No 6 (2020)

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

Table of Contents


Samin Samin, Suyanti Suyanti, Susanna Tuning Sunanti, Wisnu Ari Adi
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Rudy Syah Putra, Aprilia Dwi Annisa, Sigit Budiarjo
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Wan Zairani Wan Bakar, Ismail Mohd Saaid, Mohd Riduan Ahmad, Husna Hayati Jarni, Siti Qurratu’ Aini Mahat
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Siti Fatma Abd Karim, Nur Aliah Adilla Mohammad Asri, Rabiatul Adawiyah Abdol Aziz, Ummi Kalthum Ibrahim
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Nizar Happyana, Oliver Kayser
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Zulfahmi Lukman, Nornizar Anuar, Noor Fitrah Abu Bakar, Norazah Abdul Rahman
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Lia Destiarti, Risya Sasri
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Seyed Hassan Mortazavi, Mohammad Reza Bozorgmehr, Mohammad Momen Heravi
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Soraya Ulfa Muzayanha, Cornelius Satria Yudha, Luthfi Mufidatul Hasanah, Linggar Tungga Gupita, Hendri Widiyandari, Agus Purwanto
10.22146/ijc.49412 Abstract views : 335 | views : 314
Miratul Khasanah, Alfa Akustia Widati, Usreg Sri Handajani, Muji Harsini, Bahrotul Ilmiah, Irene Dinda Oktavia
10.22146/ijc.49820 Abstract views : 328 | views : 157
Shatha Mohammed Hassan Obaid, Jasim Shihab Sultan, Abbas Ali Salih Al-Hamdani
10.22146/ijc.49842 Abstract views : 255 | views : 186
Muhammad Cholid Djunaidi, Pardoyo Pardoyo, Didik Setiyo Widodo, Retno Ariadi Lusiana, Anggun Yuliani
10.22146/ijc.49941 Abstract views : 345 | views : 253
Yaung Kwee, Alfinda Novi Kristanti, Nanik Siti Aminah, Mochamad Zakki Fahmi
10.22146/ijc.50327 Abstract views : 402 | views : 285 | views : 106
Satrio Satrio, Rasi Prasetio, Boy Yoseph Cahya Sunan Sakti Syah Alam, Teuku Yan Waliyana Muda Iskandarsyah, Faizal Muhammadsyah, Mohamad Sapari Dwi Hadian, Hendarmawan Hendarmawan
10.22146/ijc.50790 Abstract views : 317 | views : 282
Evarista Ristin Pujiindiyati, Paston Sidauruk, Tantowi Eko Prayogi, Faizal Abdillah
10.22146/ijc.50962 Abstract views : 192 | views : 228
Azizia Alifi, Rian Kurniawan, Akhmad Syoufian
10.22146/ijc.51172 Abstract views : 542 | views : 252
Tengku Amran Tengku Mohd, Shareena Fairuz Abdul Manaf, Munawirah Abd Naim, Muhammad Shafiq Mat Shayuti, Mohd Zaidi Jaafar
10.22146/ijc.52254 Abstract views : 231 | views : 163
Leny Yuliati, Mohd Hayrie Mohd Hatta, Siew Ling Lee, Hendrik Oktendy Lintang
10.22146/ijc.52345 Abstract views : 343 | views : 141
Zahid Raza
10.22146/ijc.53393 Abstract views : 277 | views : 200
Adhitasari Suratman, Dwi Ratih Purwaningsih, Eko Sri Kunarti, Agus Kuncaka
10.22146/ijc.55133 Abstract views : 319 | views : 177
Kristian Handoyo Sugiyarto, Isti Yunita, Harold Andrew Goodwin
10.22146/ijc.55600 Abstract views : 161 | views : 141
Muhammad Arba, Andry Nur-Hidayat, Ida Usman, Arry Yanuar, Setyanto Tri Wahyudi, Gilbert Fleischer, Dylan James Brunt, Chun Wu
10.22146/ijc.56120 Abstract views : 748 | views : 340 | views : 97

Short Communication

Uyi Sulaeman, Suhendar Suhendar, Hartiwi Diastuti, Roy Andreas, Shu Yin
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Hersa Milawati, Winda Sukmawati, Desi Harneti, Rani Maharani, Nurlelasari Nurlelasari, Ace Tatang Hidayat, Darwati Darwati, Unang Supratman, Yoshihito Shiono
10.22146/ijc.47808 Abstract views : 406 | views : 270 | views : 148
Radite Yogaswara, Maria Ludya Pulung, Sri Hartati Yuliani, Enade Perdana Istyastono
10.22146/ijc.50674 Abstract views : 345 | views : 218