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 23, No 2 (2023)

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

Table of Contents


Ahmad Suseno, Karna Wijaya, Edy Heraldy, Lukman Hakim, Wahyu Dita Saputri, Gunawan Gunawan
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Triyono Triyono, Wega Trisunaryanti, Iip Izul Falah, Lailatul Rahmi
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Hayat Hamza Abbas, Majeed Yacoob Al-Luaibi, Mohammed Jassem Al-Assadi
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Andriana Kusuma Pertiwi, Choirin Annisa, Zubaidah Ningsih, Anna Safitri
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Fattima Al-Zahra Gabar Gassim, Ali Jabbar Jasim Makkawi
10.22146/ijc.76872 Abstract views : 622 | views : 351
Dhamiaa Abdul-Shaheed Issa, Hayder Baqer Abdullah, Faeza Abdulkareem Al-Mashal
10.22146/ijc.77276 Abstract views : 748 | views : 345 | views : 222
Iyan Sopyan, Nurdiani Adiningsih, Sandra Megantara, Siska Sari Marvita
10.22146/ijc.77698 Abstract views : 800 | views : 485
Fitriari Izzatunnisa Muhaimin, Sari Edi Cahyaningrum, Riska Amelia Lawarti, Dina Kartika Maharani
10.22146/ijc.77853 Abstract views : 730 | views : 358
Arum Kurnia Sari, Ghina Nur Fadhilah, Irkham Irkham, Muhammad Yusuf, Shabarni Gaffar, Yeni Wahyuni Hartati
10.22146/ijc.77887 Abstract views : 666 | views : 338
Saja Abdulhadi Alattar, Khalid Ajmi Sukkar, May Ali Alsaffar
10.22146/ijc.78271 Abstract views : 526 | views : 348
Muhammad Bagas Ananda, Fathan Aditya Sanjaya, Tami Bachrurozy, Helmi Majid Ar Rasyid, Anggraini Barlian, Akfiny Hasdi Aimon, Fitriyatul Qulub, Prihartini Widiyanti, Arie Wibowo
10.22146/ijc.78545 Abstract views : 795 | views : 368
Atmanto Heru Wibowo, Annisa Nur Buana Wati, Anas Santria, Abu Masykur, Maulidan Firdaus
10.22146/ijc.78807 Abstract views : 663 | views : 340
Lenny Rahmawati, Rian Kurniawan, Niko Prasetyo, Sri Sudiono, Akhmad Syoufian
10.22146/ijc.78908 Abstract views : 716 | views : 500
Edi Pramono, Gadis Prihatin Wahyu Sejati, Sayekti Wahyuningsih, Candra Purnawan
10.22146/ijc.78979 Abstract views : 566 | views : 281
Maria Ulfa, Windi Apriliani
10.22146/ijc.79098 Abstract views : 473 | views : 221
Noverra Mardhatillah Nizardo, Rida Hasna Fadhilah, Ivandini Tribidasari Anggraningrum
10.22146/ijc.79264 Abstract views : 588 | views : 395
Akhmad Masykur Hadi Musthofa, Mindriany Syafila, Qomarudin Helmy
10.22146/ijc.79784 Abstract views : 675 | views : 412
Ernanin Dyah Wijayanti, Anna Safitri, Dian Siswanto, Fatchiyah Fatchiyah
10.22146/ijc.79819 Abstract views : 760 | views : 379
Harry Supriadi, Iga Trisnawati, Tri Handini, Sri Rinanti Susilowati, Vincent Sutresno Hadi Sujoto, Panut Mulyono, Himawan Tri Bayu Murti Petrus
10.22146/ijc.79966 Abstract views : 606 | views : 290
Tri Windarti, Nor Basid Adiwibawa Prasetya, Ngadiwiyana Ngadiwiyana, Limpat Nulandaya
10.22146/ijc.80298 Abstract views : 503 | views : 240
Naseer Ahmed, Garnis Putri Erlista, Tri Joko Raharjo, Respati Tri Swasono, Slamet Raharjo
10.22146/ijc.80720 Abstract views : 936 | views : 503
Kusuma Putri Suwondo, Nurul Hidayat Aprilita, Endang Tri Wahyuni
10.22146/ijc.81387 Abstract views : 531 | views : 302

Short Communication

Kim Ngan Thi Tran, Cao Phuong Khanh Phan, Vuong Thinh Ho, Hung Dung Chau, Thi Nhu Dung Nguyen
10.22146/ijc.75636 Abstract views : 633 | views : 334


Laela Hayu Nurani, Citra Ariani Edityaningrum, Irnawati Irnawati, Anggita Rosiana Putri, Anjar Windarsih, Any Guntarti, Abdul Rohman
10.22146/ijc.74329 Abstract views : 1315 | views : 551
Hasim Hasim, Didah Nur Faridah, Eka Nurul Qomaliyah, Frendy Ahmad Afandi
10.22146/ijc.76873 Abstract views : 696 | views : 307 | views : 221