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 3 (2022)

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

Table of Contents


Erianti Siska Purnamasari, Linda Septiana, Ari Hardianto, Ukun Mochammad Syukur Soedjanaatmadja, Anni Anggraeni, Husein Hernadi Bahti
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Nadia Salih, Jumat Salimon
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Annisa Afra Martha, Defia Indah Permatasari, Elma Retna Dewi, Nikho Asyoka Wijaya, Eko Sri Kunarti, Bambang Rusdiarso, Nuryono Nuryono
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Muhammad Syukri Surbakti, Muhammad Farhan, Zakaria Zakaria, Muhammad Isa, Elly Sufriadi, Sagir Alva, Elin Yusibani, Leni Heliawati, Muhammad Iqhrammullah, Khairi Suhud
10.22146/ijc.69214 Abstract views : 723 | views : 355
Asmahane Fasla, Zoubida Seghier, Abdelkader Iddou, Laura Caserta
10.22146/ijc.69548 Abstract views : 766 | views : 408
Muhammad Aliyu, Abdul Halim Abdullah, Mohamed Ibrahim bin Mohamed Tahir
10.22146/ijc.69674 Abstract views : 528 | views : 258
Sri Murniasih, Sri Juari Santosa, Roto Roto
10.22146/ijc.69908 Abstract views : 553 | views : 279
Eti Meirina Brahmana, Jamaran Kaban, Ginda Haro, Mimpin Ginting
10.22146/ijc.69991 Abstract views : 592 | views : 332
Rizka Hayati, Rian Kurniawan, Niko Prasetyo, Sri Sudiono, Akhmad Syoufian
10.22146/ijc.70146 Abstract views : 438 | views : 225
Kok Tong Wong, Hasnah Osman, Thaigarajan Parumasivam, Muhammad Solehin Abd Ghani, Mohd. Zaheen Hassan, Unang Supratman, Mohamad Nurul Azmi Mohamad Taib
10.22146/ijc.70243 Abstract views : 580 | views : 323
Indah Kusmartini, Diah Dwiana Lestiani, Syukria Kurniawati, Endah Damastuti, Natalia Adventini, Woro Yatu Niken Syahfitri, Dyah Kumala Sari, Djoko Prakoso Dwi Atmodjo, Muhayatun Santoso
10.22146/ijc.70294 Abstract views : 683 | views : 387
Siti Salamah, Wega Trisunaryanti, Indriana Kartini, Suryo Purwono
10.22146/ijc.70415 Abstract views : 651 | views : 313
Tran Thien Hien, Hoang Quang Binh, Huynh Bao Long, Xuan Tien Le
10.22146/ijc.70467 Abstract views : 458 | views : 268
Bagaskoro Tuwalaid, Dyah Iswantini, Setyanto Tri Wahyudi
10.22146/ijc.70794 Abstract views : 595 | views : 280 | views : 187
Ahmed Saleh Farhood, Dakhil Nassir Taha
10.22146/ijc.70799 Abstract views : 718 | views : 369
Abdulloh Abdulloh, Ulfa Rahmah, Satya Candra Wibawa Sakti, Alfa Akustia Widati, Ahmadi Jaya Permana, Rochadi Prasetya, Musbahu Adam Ahmad, Mochamad Zakki Fahmi
10.22146/ijc.71126 Abstract views : 471 | views : 271
Maudy Pratiwi Novia Matovanni, Sperisa Distantina, Mujtahid Kaavessina
10.22146/ijc.71343 Abstract views : 481 | views : 295
Nur Syafiqa Hazirah Razali, Hayati Mohamad Mukhair, Kian Mun Lee, Mohd Izham Saiman, Abdul Halim Abdullah
10.22146/ijc.71763 Abstract views : 483 | views : 219
Farah Nurlidar, Mime Kobayashi, Ade Lestari Yunus, Rika Heryani, Muhamad Yasin Yunus, Tita Puspitasari, Darmawan Darwis
10.22146/ijc.71823 Abstract views : 628 | views : 344
Elvi Kustiyah, Achmad Nandang Roziafanto, Majid Amrullah, Dedi Priadi, Mochamad Chalid
10.22146/ijc.72135 Abstract views : 486 | views : 292
Rizky Ibnufaatih Arvianto, Anatta Wahyu Budiman, Khoirina Dwi Nugrahaningtyas
10.22146/ijc.72255 Abstract views : 497 | views : 254
Arizal Firmansyah, Yulfi Zetra, Rafwan Year Perry Burhan, Didik Prasetyoko, Novesar Jamarun
10.22146/ijc.73038 Abstract views : 620 | views : 291
Indah Miftakhul Janah, Roto Roto, Dwi Siswanta
10.22146/ijc.73196 Abstract views : 484 | views : 275
Alvina Nur Aini, Claude Mona Airin, Tri Joko Raharjo
10.22146/ijc.73656 Abstract views : 530 | views : 299

Short Communication

La Harimu, Sri Wahyuni, Nasrudin Nasrudin, Muhamad Jalil Baari, Dian Permana
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