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 5 (2021)

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

Table of Contents


Nur Hayati, Hanik Humaida, Dwi Siswanta
10.22146/ijc.49248 Abstract views : 1281 | views : 828
Mokhammad Fajar Pradipta, Harno Dwi Pranowo, Viny Alfiyah, Aulia Sukma Hutama
10.22146/ijc.53583 Abstract views : 994 | views : 583
Dyah Ayu Fatmawati, Triyono Triyono, Wega Trisunaryanti, Haryo Satriya Oktaviano, Uswatul Chasanah
10.22146/ijc.57423 Abstract views : 1600 | views : 1087
Bayu Mahdi Kartika, Harsojo Harsojo, Eriawan Rismana
10.22146/ijc.60095 Abstract views : 968 | views : 568
Renita Manurung, Rosdanelli Hasibuan, Fatimah Batubara, Handy Inarto, Alwi Gery Agustan Siregar, Auryn Saputra
10.22146/ijc.60559 Abstract views : 915 | views : 487
Khabibi Khabibi, Dwi Siswanta, Mudasir Mudasir
10.22146/ijc.61704 Abstract views : 1125 | views : 881
Wan Zuraida Wan Mohd Zain, Liliwirianis Nawi, Norizan Ahmat, Che Puteh Osman, Yaya Rukayadi
10.22146/ijc.61800 Abstract views : 952 | views : 713
Dewi Anggraini Septaningsih, Amalia Yunita, Cecep Abdurohman Putra, Irma Herawati Suparto, Suminar Setiati Achmadi, Rudi Heryanto, Mohamad Rafi
10.22146/ijc.62124 Abstract views : 951 | views : 586
Hawraa Kassem Hami, Ruba Fahmi Abbas, Shireen Abdulmohsin Azeez, Nedaa Ibrahim Mahdi
10.22146/ijc.62326 Abstract views : 1141 | views : 551
Budiawan Budiawan, Mariska Winda Asrini, Wahyu Retno Prihatiningsih, Heny Suseno
10.22146/ijc.63502 Abstract views : 923 | views : 561
Lasmaryna Sirumapea, Mohammad Ali Zulfikar, Muhammad Bachri Amran, Anita Alni
10.22146/ijc.64025 Abstract views : 948 | views : 554
Sekar Ayu Pawestri, Akhmad Kharis Nugroho, Endang Lukitaningsih, Purwantiningsih Purwantiningsih
10.22146/ijc.64253 Abstract views : 1045 | views : 644
Khalid Abdelazez Mohamed Ahmed
10.22146/ijc.64392 Abstract views : 1095 | views : 517
Ungku Amirul Arif Ungku Abdullah, Nor Suhaila Mohamad Hanapi, Wan Nazihah Wan Ibrahim, Nursyamsyila Mat Hadzir, Nurzaimah Zaini, Ahmad Lutfi Anis, Noorfatimah Yahaya
10.22146/ijc.64414 Abstract views : 998 | views : 521
Hawraa Kareem Dhaef, Rafid Humaidan Al-Asadi, Ashwaq Abood Shenta, Mohammed Khalaf Mohammed
10.22146/ijc.64614 Abstract views : 1045 | views : 680
Fahmi Arifan, Abdullah Abdullah, Siswo Sumardiono
10.22146/ijc.65056 Abstract views : 1278 | views : 618
Zuhair Ali Abdulnabi, Faris Abdulridhah Jassim Al-doghachi, Hassan Thamir Abdulsahib
10.22146/ijc.65763 Abstract views : 1130 | views : 790
Teotone Inas Mariano Vaz, Sridhar Maruti Gurav, Arun Vithal Salker
10.22146/ijc.65766 Abstract views : 1189 | views : 568
Ari Hardianto, Muhammad Yusuf, Ika Wiani Hidayat, Safri Ishmayana, Ukun Mochammad Syukur Soedjanaatmadja
10.22146/ijc.65951 Abstract views : 1471 | views : 582 | views : 530
Dewi Isadiartuti, Noorma Rosita, Esti Hendradi, Firdausiah Fania Dwi Putri Putri, Frida Magdalena
10.22146/ijc.66411 Abstract views : 1109 | views : 650
Nguyen Quoc Thang, Tran Nguyen Minh An, Le Thi Thanh Tran, Do Tam Nhan, Mai Ngoc Tan, Le Van Tan
10.22146/ijc.66990 Abstract views : 1126 | views : 814

Short Communication

Michael Raharja Gani, Enade Perdana Istyastono
10.22146/ijc.61462 Abstract views : 1208 | views : 575
Christofori Maria Ratna Rini Nastiti, Florentinus Dika Octa Riswanto
10.22146/ijc.63730 Abstract views : 1237 | views : 765


Eva Oktavia Ningrum, Eva Lestiana Pratiwi, Isyarah Labbaika Shaffitri, Suprapto Suprapto, Mentari Rachmatika Mukti, Ely Agustiani, Niniek Fajar Puspita, Achmad Dwitama Karisma
10.22146/ijc.61128 Abstract views : 1219 | views : 787
Muhamad Jalil Baari, Carla Wulandari Sabandar
10.22146/ijc.64048 Abstract views : 1949 | views : 1331