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 1 (2021)

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

Table of Contents


Siti Machmudah, Widiyastuti Widiyastuti, Wahyudiono Wahyudiono, Sugeng Winardi, Hideki Kanda, Motonobu Goto
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Nahzim Rahmat, Endang Tri Wahyuni, Adhitasari Suratman
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Nahar Cahyandaru, Endang Tri Wahyuni, Nuryono Nuryono
10.22146/ijc.49786 Abstract views : 338 | views : 268
Febi Yusniyanti, Wega Trisunaryanti, Triyono Triyono
10.22146/ijc.51496 Abstract views : 524 | views : 476
Siti Wahidah Puasa, Kamariah Noor Ismail, Muhammad Amarul Aliff Bin Mahadi, Nur Ain Zainuddin, Mohd Nazmi Mohd Mukelas
10.22146/ijc.52251 Abstract views : 384 | views : 325
Yehezkiel Steven Kurniawan, Hendrik Oktendy Lintang, Leny Yuliati
10.22146/ijc.52351 Abstract views : 735 | views : 391
Isman Kurniawan, Muhammad Salman Fareza, Ponco Iswanto
10.22146/ijc.52388 Abstract views : 490 | views : 553
Putri Nurul Amalia, Iman Abdullah, Dyah Utami Cahyaning Rahayu, Yuni Krisyuningsih Krisnandi
10.22146/ijc.52778 Abstract views : 506 | views : 389
Alwi Gery Agustan Siregar, Renita Manurung, Taslim Taslim
10.22146/ijc.53057 Abstract views : 1426 | views : 560
Gunawan Gunawan, Abdul Haris, Didik Setiyo Widodo, Linda Suyati, Wilman Septina
10.22146/ijc.53131 Abstract views : 664 | views : 304
Yayuk Astuti, Brigita Maria Listyani, Linda Suyati, Adi Darmawan
10.22146/ijc.53144 Abstract views : 673 | views : 404
Rudy Syah Putra, Alfi Ihda Amalia, Naila Zahrotul Jannah
10.22146/ijc.53283 Abstract views : 358 | views : 298
Eti Rohaeti, Fadila Karunina, Mohamad Rafi
10.22146/ijc.54577 Abstract views : 482 | views : 449
Hariyanti Hariyanti, Kusmadi Kurmardi, Arry Yanuar, Hayun Hayun
10.22146/ijc.54745 Abstract views : 483 | views : 457 | views : 194
Muhammad Al Rizqi Dharma Fauzi, Esti Hendradi, Pratiwi Pudjiastuti, Riyanto Teguh Widodo
10.22146/ijc.55047 Abstract views : 450 | views : 616
Muhamad Faid A Kadir, Agustono Wibowo, Fatimah Salim, El Hassane Anouar, Khalijah Awang, Moses Kiprotich Langat, Rohaya Ahmad
10.22146/ijc.55206 Abstract views : 351 | views : 313 | views : 193
Ngadiwiyana Ngadiwiyana, Nor Basid Adiwibawa Prasetya, Gunawan Gunawan, Tutuk Djoko Kusworo, Heru Susanto
10.22146/ijc.55353 Abstract views : 471 | views : 356
Anuoluwa Abimbola Akinsiku, Joseph Adeyemi Adekoya, Enock Olugbenga Dare
10.22146/ijc.56072 Abstract views : 634 | views : 391 | views : 184
Bahaa Malik Altahir, Omar Abdulazeez, Sarmad Bahjat Dikran, Keith Edward Taylor
10.22146/ijc.56198 Abstract views : 497 | views : 223 | views : 200
Herlina Rasyid, Bambang Purwono, Harno Dwi Pranowo
10.22146/ijc.57012 Abstract views : 339 | views : 297
Zainab Mohammad Saigl, Arwa Mohammed Ahmed
10.22146/ijc.58592 Abstract views : 399 | views : 283

Short Communication

Abdul Rohman, Wiranti Sri Rahayu, Sudjadi Sudjadi, Sudibyo Martono
10.22146/ijc.48930 Abstract views : 242 | views : 333
Farah Hafidzah, Mohd Bijarimi, Waleed Alhadadi, Suriyati Salleh, Mohammad Norazmi, Erna Normaya
10.22146/ijc.54036 Abstract views : 332 | views : 370
Enade Perdana Istyastono, Vivitri Dewi Prasasty
10.22146/ijc.55447 Abstract views : 226 | views : 266
Mellia Harumi, Rian Kurniawan, Agustiwandina Saputri, Dian Hanna Saraswati, Meissha Ayu Ardini, Sri Sudiono
10.22146/ijc.57670 Abstract views : 384 | views : 332