Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Pembelajaran Fisika (JPF) is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal that publishes scholarly articles from researchers, lecturers, teachers, educational practitioners, and students, in the area of physics teaching and learning at all levels of education. This covers:

  • Assessment and evaluation;
  • Model and strategy for physics learning;
  • Development of learning media and materials;
  • ICT-based teaching and learning, and;
  • Blended and mobile learning.

JPF publishes conceptual, theoretical and empirical papers that have a significant contribution to improving the quality of physics instruction.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Upon submission, the editor assesses the article's scope and quality to determine whether it meets the journal's criteria for acceptance or rejection. Accepted articles are then sent to two reviewers for a double-blind peer review process to evaluate their substance. During this process, the editor makes decisions regarding the acceptance or rejection of the article based on the peer reviewers' evaluations. Once the peer review process is complete, the final accepted article undergoes layout formatting before publication online.




Publication Frequency

The Journal was first published in 2012, and regularly published twice a year in June and December started from 2018. Since 2019, the journal's language is full in English. For the June edition, the manuscript submission is no later than early April, and for December edition, it is no later than early October.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Screening for Plagiarism

Plagiarism, defined as the unethical act of utilizing another individual's ideas, methods, findings, or language without appropriately acknowledging the original source, is strictly condemned by JPF. It encompasses instances where a significant portion of previously published work is incorporated into a manuscript without proper citation, whether it involves updating existing material or submitting identical content to multiple journals.

JPF upholds a zero-tolerance policy towards all forms of unethical copying or plagiarism. Any instance where a substantial portion of the manuscript is directly copied from a prior publication constitutes plagiarism. Authors are required to assert that their submission is original, has not been previously published, and is not under consideration elsewhere.

Additionally, JPF prohibits self-plagiarism, which involves duplicating one's own work, whether in full or in part, without appropriate referencing. To detect plagiarism, JPF utilizes the Turnitin similarity checker program for every submitted paper. Authors are encouraged to utilize Turnitin to cross-check their manuscripts for plagiarism before submission, with the software's results to be provided either as an attachment or mentioned in the supplemental file.

Upon identification of plagiarism, the severity of the offense, as indicated by the percentage of plagiarized content, determines the course of action:

- If the plagiarism falls within the range of 5-20%, the manuscript will be returned to the author for revision without being assigned an ID.
- Plagiarism exceeding 20% will result in immediate rejection of the manuscript without undergoing review.


Publication Ethics Statement

Ethics Statement

Our ethical statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Publication decisions

The decision of which articles to be published in the JPF is entirely editorial responsibility. In this case, the editorial team was guided by the policy of the editorial board of the journal and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editorial team can negotiate with reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

In evaluating each article submitted to JPF, the editorial team will be fair and continue to prioritize the assessment of intellectual content, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or the political philosophy of the author.


All articles that submit to JPF will be kept confidential. Therefore, editors and editorial staff may not disclose any information from these submitted articles to other parties other than relevant authors, reviewers, prospective reviewers, advisors and other editorial publishers, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Without the express written consent of the author, the editor in his research is prohibited to use the unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript to the JPF.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer reviewers assist editors to make editorial decisions on all manuscripts submitted to JPF. In addition, peer reviewers may also assist the authors to improve the papers through editorial communication with the author.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Peer reviewers must keep the confidentiality of each received manuscript and they are not allowed to display or discuss either part or all of the text except as permitted by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Author Fees

JPF charges the following author fees:

Article Submission Fee: 0 (IDR)
There are no fees required for submitting articles to this journal.

If the paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay the following publication fee.

Article Publication Fee:

a. Author(s) from Indonesia: IDR 400,000.-

b. Author(s) from Indonesia and other country or all authors from other country: IDR 0,-