Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Ilmu Kehutanan (Journal of Forest Science, JIK) is a biannual open access journal by the Faculty of Forestry, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia, in cooperation with Indonesia Forestry Scholar Association (PERSAKI).  JIK publishes peer-reviewed scientific articles focusing on aspects of forestry and environments, both basic and applied. The Journal intended as a medium for communicating and motivating research activities through scientific papers, including research papers, short communications, and reviews written in either Bahasa Indonesia or English. Jurnal Ilmu Kehutanan (printed version) is accredited by Directorate General of Research Enhancement and Development, Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education No. 85/M/KPT/2020, valid from Vol. 13 No. 2 (2019) until Vol. 18 No. 1 (2024).


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Peer Review Process

Jurnal Ilmu Kehutanan (JIK) is a peer review journal. All manuscripts are double-blind peer reviewed by reviewers and the reviewers' comments will be forwarded to the authors. After finishing the evaluation, the paper will be either accepted or declined. However, a submission may be declined by the Editor-in-Chief without review, if deemed inappropriate for reasons other than scientific merit. Criteria used in evaluating the papers are the novelty and interest for a broad audience, the quality of the paper, the adequate methodology, and interpretation of the results provided by the authors. While submitting the revised manuscript, the authors should explain how the reviewers' comments have been addressed. If the authors disagree with the reviewers' comments, the reason(s) should be explained.

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the overall editorial process and coordination. He is assisted by Associate Editors, who will coordinate the review process of manuscripts dealing with subjects of their respective expertise. The final decision whether to accept or reject a paper rests with them. The Editor reserves the right to make some corrections (without altering the essence of the work) to style, phraseology, arrangement figures, etc., without communicating with the author. If the Editor decides that the manuscript requires essential changes, the author will then be asked to accept those changes.


Open Access Policy

Articles published under Jurnal Ilmu Kehutanan (JIK) are made freely available online immediately upon publication, without subscription barriers to access. In addition, it will also allow readers to reuse, republish, and distribute the article in a variety of ways, or use them for any other lawful purpose,



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...



Publication and Author Rights

By submitting the manuscript, authors give up all publishing rights to the publisher of the Jurnal Ilmu Kehutanan (JIK) including online (Internet) publishing rights. Parts of the journal’s content, such as figures and tables, may be reproduced without prior permission, provided reference is made to their source.


Authors have the right to share their article for personal use, internal instittional use and scholarly sharing purposes. Further, to retain patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including raw research data) as well as proper attribution and credit for the published work.


Publication Ethics

As a peer-reviwed journal, this statement clarifies ethical conduct to all parties involved in manuscript publication Jurnal Ilmu Kehutanan, including the author(s), editors (editor-in chief and associate editor), and the peer-reviewer. This statement is relied on Practice Guidelines for publication as in Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE’s Best).

 In general, all parties should :

  • promote fairness and equality and oppose discrimination
  • promote the transparency of and respect for the academic record
  • respect the confidentiality of others
  • be transparent about real or apparent competing interests.


Authors should ensure that :

  • their work is original and written by them
  • their work has not been previously published and has been submitted only to the journal 
  • where material is taken from other sources (including their own published writing) the source is clearly cited and that where appropriate permission is obtained
  • their work does not infringe on any rights of others, including privacy rights and intellectual property rights
  • their data is true and not manipulated
  • their data is their own or that they have permission to use data reproduced in their paper
  • any real or apparent conflicting or competing interest is clearly stated on submission of their paper (this would include funding assistance)
  • they adhere to all research ethics guidelines of their discipline, particularly where human or animal subjects are involved
  • they contact the Editor to identify and correct any material errors upon discovery, whether prior or subsequent to publication of their work
  • authorship of the paper is accurately represented, including ensuring that all individuals credited as authors participated in the actual authorship of the work and that all who participated are credited and have given consent for publication.


Reviewers must :

  • maintain the confidentiality of the review process
  • immediately alert their journal editor of any real or potential competing interest that could affect the impartiality of their reviewing and decline to review where appropriate
  • conduct themselves fairly and impartially.


Editors should :

  • maintain and promote consistent ethical policies for their journals
  • oversee and act to enforce those policies as needed in a fair and consistent manner
  • ensure the confidentiality of the review process
  • exercise the highest standards of personality integrity in their work as editor of the journal, recognising and planning for instances where they could have a competing interest or the appearance of a competing interest
  • work with authors, reviewers, and Editorial Board members as necessary to ensure they are sufficiently advised regarding their journals’ ethics and publishing policies and that the journal’s stewardship on ethical matters is fair, unbiased, and timely.



Screening for Plagiarism

During submission, Authors are also required to submit a statement of plagiarism-free using this form.  During reviewing processes, the manuscript submitted into this journal will be screened for its originality using Turnitin software; the acceptable maximum similarity index is 30% in total, with a maximum of 5% from each source, excluding quotes and bibliography.