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 6 (2021)

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

Table of Contents


Nur Masyittah Irmi, Bambang Purwono, Chairil Anwar
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Rosnani Nasution, Cut Nyak Candein, Nurdin Saidi, Muhammad Bahi, Marianne Marianne
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Haqqyana Haqqyana, Ali Altway, Mahfud Mahfud
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Meidita Kemala Sari, Rahmat Basuki, Bambang Rusdiarso
10.22146/ijc.64600 Abstract views : 668 | views : 588
Sophi Damayanti, Samuel Gunadi Tanusondjaja, Benny Permana, Rika Hartati, Dian Ayu Eka Pitaloka, Indra Wibowo
10.22146/ijc.64701 Abstract views : 593 | views : 516
Gunawan Gunawan, Abdul Haris, Nor Basid Adiwibawa Prasetya, Eka Pratista, Azis Amrullah
10.22146/ijc.64824 Abstract views : 759 | views : 473
Fahmi Arifan, Muhammad Kelvin Nandita, Enrico Fendy Sapatra, Salsabila Salsabila
10.22146/ijc.65195 Abstract views : 714 | views : 499
Adi Setyo Purnomo, Asranudin Asranudin, Didik Prasetyoko, Yulinar Dwi Nur Azizah
10.22146/ijc.65806 Abstract views : 985 | views : 641
Nadia Mohamed Yusoff, Hasnah Osman, Mohd. Zaheen Hassan, Mohamed Ashraf Ali, Yeong Keng Yoon, Ezatul Ezleen Kamarulzaman, Muhammad Solehin Abd Ghani, Unang Supratman, Mohamad Nurul Azmi Mohamad Taib
10.22146/ijc.66017 Abstract views : 573 | views : 750
Nuha Hussain Al-Saadawy
10.22146/ijc.66143 Abstract views : 860 | views : 557
Novi Sylvia, Fitriani Fitriani, Rozanna Dewi, Rizka Mulyawan, Abrar Muslim, Husni Husin, Yunardi Yunardi, Mutia Reza
10.22146/ijc.66509 Abstract views : 544 | views : 632
Amir Hamzah Siregar, Aditia Warman, Mahyuni Harahap, Grace Nainggolan, Dellyansyah Dellyansyah, Saharman Gea
10.22146/ijc.66606 Abstract views : 579 | views : 515
Poedji Loekitowati Hariani, Addy Rachmat, Muhammad Said, Salni Salni
10.22146/ijc.66888 Abstract views : 645 | views : 741
Muhammad Rifqi Al Fauzan, Trias Prima Satya, Galih Setyawan, Imam Fahrurrozi, Fitri Puspasari, Juliasih Partini, Sholihun Sholihun
10.22146/ijc.66902 Abstract views : 596 | views : 559
Gamal Abdel-Hafiz Mostafa, Hazem Mohamed Abu Shawish, Salman Mustafa Saadeh, Essam Ezzeldin
10.22146/ijc.66938 Abstract views : 497 | views : 474
Muhammed Emad Abood, Sumayha Muhammed Abbas
10.22146/ijc.66997 Abstract views : 659 | views : 589
Waleed Abbas Jawad, Asim Alaa Abd Al-Hussein Balakit, Mahmoud Najim Abid Al-Jibouri
10.22146/ijc.67021 Abstract views : 770 | views : 736 | views : 395
Yeni Wahyuni Hartati, Sari Syahruni, Shabarni Gaffar, Santhy Wyantuti, Muhammad Yusuf, Toto Subroto
10.22146/ijc.67124 Abstract views : 675 | views : 850 | views : 353
Daru Seto Bagus Anugrah, Laura Virdy Darmalim, Permono Adi Putro, Liana Dewi Nuratikah, Nurwarrohman Andre Sasongko, Parsaoran Siahaan, Adi Yulandi
10.22146/ijc.67961 Abstract views : 1630 | views : 730 | views : 552
Siti Nurhazlin Jaluddin, Zainiharyati Mohd Zain, Mohamed Izzharif Abdul Halim, Muhd Fauzi Safian, Mohd Azri Abdul Rani, Mohamed Sazif Mohamed Subri
10.22146/ijc.68265 Abstract views : 613 | views : 534
Ghina Izdihar, Al Arofatus Naini, Desi Harneti, Rani Maharani, Nurlelasari Nurlelasari, Tri Mayanti, Agus Safari, Kindi Farabi, Unang Supratman, Mohamad Nurul Azmi, Yoshihito Shiono
10.22146/ijc.68383 Abstract views : 627 | views : 449 | views : 324

Short Communication

Abdul Rohman, Asefin Nurul Ikhtiarini, Widiastuti Setyaningsih, Mohamad Rafi, Nanik Siti Aminah, Muhamad Insanu, Irnawati Irnawati, Djoko Santosa
10.22146/ijc.64360 Abstract views : 867 | views : 962
Nurul Husna As Saedah Bain, Noorshida Mohd Ali, Yusnita Juahir, Norhayati Hashim, Illyas Md Isa, Azmi Mohamed, Azlan Kamari, Bohari Mohd Yamin
10.22146/ijc.66471 Abstract views : 660 | views : 457 | views : 378


Kindi Farabi, Unang Supratman
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Isnaini Rahmawati, Irkham Irkham, Rahmat Wibowo, Jarnuzi Gunlazuardi, Yasuaki Einaga, Tribidasari Anggraningrum Ivandini
10.22146/ijc.64596 Abstract views : 778 | views : 649