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 4 (2020)

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

Table of Contents


Nur Husna Zainal Abidin, Wan Nazihah Wan Ibrahim, Nor Suhaila Mohamad Hanapi, Nor’ashikin Saim
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Siti Nurliyana Che Mohamed Hussein, Fatin Syahirah Mohamed Fuad, Marina Ismail
10.22146/ijc.43317 Abstract views : 649 | views : 448
Nurul Ain Safiqah Md Sandollah, Sheikh Ahmad Izaddin Sheikh Mohd Ghazali, Wan Nazihah Wan Ibrahim, Ruhaida Rusmin
10.22146/ijc.43552 Abstract views : 794 | views : 569
Muhammad Sulaiman Zubair, Walied Mohamed Alarif, Mohamed Ali Ghandourah, Syariful Anam, Ibrahim Jantan
10.22146/ijc.43626 Abstract views : 1005 | views : 649
Neneng Siti Silfi Ambarwati, Berna Elya, Amarila Malik, Yuditya Artha, Islamudin Ahmad, Azminah Azminah, Muhammad Hanafi, Hanita Omar
10.22146/ijc.43641 Abstract views : 974 | views : 705
Istikamah Subuki, Mimi Fazzlinda Mohsin, Muhammad Hussain Ismail, Fazira Suriani Mohamed Fadzil
10.22146/ijc.43936 Abstract views : 540 | views : 413
Winda Rahmalia, Jean-Francois Fabre, Thamrin Usman, Zéphirin Mouloungui
10.22146/ijc.44706 Abstract views : 1316 | views : 902
Vivi Purwandari, Saharman Gea, Basuki Wirjosentono, Agus Haryono, I Putu Mahendra, Yasir Arafat Hutapea
10.22146/ijc.44791 Abstract views : 1009 | views : 810
Serafica Btari Christiyani Kusumaningrum, I Wayan Warmada, Wahyu Wilopo, Endah Retnaningrum
10.22146/ijc.44810 Abstract views : 961 | views : 957
Erwin Abdul Rahim
10.22146/ijc.45603 Abstract views : 659 | views : 450
Hasan Ashari Oramahi, Tsuyoshi Yoshimura, Elvi Rusmiyanto, Kustiati Kustiati
10.22146/ijc.45783 Abstract views : 927 | views : 744
Kristian Handoyo Sugiyarto, Isana Supiah Yosephine Louise, Shinta Setya Wilujeng
10.22146/ijc.46483 Abstract views : 663 | views : 489
Widiyastuti Widiyastuti, Mahardika Fahrudin Rois, Heru Setyawan, Siti Machmudah, Diky Anggoro
10.22146/ijc.46484 Abstract views : 749 | views : 438
Nizar Happyana, Elvira Hermawati, Yana Maolana Syah, Euis Holisotan Hakim
10.22146/ijc.46492 Abstract views : 1057 | views : 474
Nurul Hazirah Aina Hasnan, Najmiddin Yaakob, Muhammad Nadzmi Abu Kassim, Umie Amira Mohd Noh
10.22146/ijc.46619 Abstract views : 983 | views : 902
Diana Vanda Wellia, Wulandari Wulandari, Arifah Mustaqimah, Nurul Pratiwi, Yulia Eka Putri
10.22146/ijc.46740 Abstract views : 580 | views : 338
Zuhair Ali Abdulnabi
10.22146/ijc.47369 Abstract views : 885 | views : 706
Nor Faeqah Idrus, Robiah Yunus, Zurina Zainal Abidin, Umer Rashid, Norazah Abd Rahman
10.22146/ijc.47891 Abstract views : 852 | views : 841
Sophi Damayanti, Nadiyah Athifah Salim Martak, Benny Permana, Adi Suwandi, Rika Hartati, Indra Wibowo
10.22146/ijc.48570 Abstract views : 854 | views : 687
Emilya Faridatul Sulaikhah, Rian Kurniawan, Mokhammad Fajar Pradipta, Wega Trisunaryanti, Akhmad Syoufian
10.22146/ijc.49459 Abstract views : 671 | views : 543
Heri Budi Wibowo, Widhi Cahya Dharmawan, Ratih Sanggra Murti Wibowo, Adi Yulianto
10.22146/ijc.49863 Abstract views : 754 | views : 1326
Agnes Dyah Novitasari Lestari, Dwi Siswanta, Ronny Martien, Mudasir Mudasir
10.22146/ijc.50449 Abstract views : 909 | views : 714
Dewi Eviane, Dwi Siswanta, Sri Juari Santosa
10.22146/ijc.51824 Abstract views : 609 | views : 404

Short Communication

Vivitri Dewi Prasasty, Enade Perdana Istyastono
10.22146/ijc.46329 Abstract views : 808 | views : 528


Nurhaslina Che Radzi, Filzah Anati Kasim
10.22146/ijc.43191 Abstract views : 498 | views : 297