Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

ORBITA: Jurnal Kajian, Inovasi, dan Aplikasi Pendidikan Fisika invites and welcomes the submission of advanced research and review papers, innovations and developed selected conference papers that have never been previously publicized. This journal provides publications and a forum to the academics, scholars and advanced level students for exchanging significant information and productive ideas associated with all these disciplines.

The relevant topics of the latest progressive findings or developments will be taken seriously into consideration, the topics covered by the journals include:

Physics Education :

  1. Physics learning innovation;
  2. Physics learning methods, models, and approaches;
  3. Physics learning media;
  4. ICT in Physics learning;
  5. Physics learning evaluation and assesment;
  6. Etnophysics.
  7. Ecophysics

Applied Physics :

  1. Theoretical and computational physics;
  2. Instrumentation physics;
  3. Geophysics;
  4. Material Physics;
  5. Biophysics and Medical Physics.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The research article submitted to this online journal will be blind peer-reviewed. The accepted research articles will be available online following the journal peer-reviewing process. Language used in this journal is Indonesian.

For plagiarism checking, Editor will screen plagiarism manually (offline and online database) on the Title, Abstract, and Body Text of the manuscript, and by using Turnitin/iThenticate. If signs of plagiarism are found, the editor will immediately reject the manuscript.

Review Process:

  1. Editor recieve manuscript from authors;
  2. Editor evaluate manuscript (journal focus and scope, in its own style, supplemental data); (reject if criteria are not met)
  3. Editors manually check offline and online databases for plagiarism; (reject if serious plagiarism is found, contact the author for clarification if redundant or minor plagiarism is found)
  4. The editor sends the manuscript along with the evaluation form to the reviewers (blind review); 
  5. Reviewers return their evaluation form to the editor (possibly with a revised manuscript); 
  6. Editor's decision (rejection, major revision required, minor revision required, or acceptance); 
  7. Confirm with the author;
  8. In case of revision, the authors will make revisions to the manuscript and should return it to the editor immediately. Submissions returned after more than three months will be considered new submissions.

 

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.

 

Archiving

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 Ethics

Orbita: Jurnal Kajian, Inovasi dan Aplikasi Pendidikan Fisika is a peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Muhammadiyah Mataram. Available in print and online, the journal respects publication ethics and avoids any form of plagiarism. This statement explains the ethical conduct of all parties involved in publishing in this journal, including authors, editor-in-chief, editorial boards, peer reviewers and the publisher (University of Muhammadiyah Mataram). This statement is based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Journal Publishing Ethics Code. Publishing in Orbita: Jurnal Kajian, Inovasi dan Aplikasi Pendidikan Fisika peer-reviewed journals is an important part of developing a coherent and respected knowledge network. It directly reflects the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. Therefore, it is important to agree on the expected standard of ethical conduct for all parties involved in publishing: authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers and society.

As publishers of intellectual property, the University of Muhammadiyah Mataram takes seriously its responsibilities of guardianship at all stages of publication and we acknowledge our ethical conduct and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising revenue, reprints or other commercial revenue does not influence or influence editorial decisions. In addition University of Muhammadiyah Mataram and the editorial board will assist in communication with other journals and/or publishers where useful and necessary.

Publication decision. The editors of the Orbita: Jurnal Kajian, Inovasi dan Aplikasi Pendidikan Fisika decide which articles should be published. Validation of relevant work and its relevance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. Publishers may be guided by journal editorial boards and subject to then-current legal requirements for defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors may consult other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair Play. Editors will always evaluate manuscripts for intellectual content regardless of the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, national origin, citizenship, or political ideology.

Confidential. Editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the relevant authors, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors, and editors (if applicable).

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest. Unpublished material disclosed in submissions must not be used to edit their own research without the express written consent of the authors.

 

Duties of Reviewers.

Contribution to Editorial Decision- Making. Peer review supports editors in making editorial decisions and can also support authors in improving articles by communicating with their editors.

Promptness. Any selected reviewer who believes that they are not qualified to review the research reported in the manuscript, or knows that reviewing the manuscript cannot be done immediately, should notify the editor and apologize during the review process.

Confidential. All manuscripts submitted for review will be treated confidentially. They may not be shown or discussed with others without the permission of the publisher.

Objectivity Criteria. The review should be done objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should state their views clearly and include supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources. Reviewers should identify relevant published work not cited by the authors. Any statement of observation, derivation, or argument should be accompanied by appropriate citations. The reviewer should also alert the editor to any substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript in question and other published work of which he is personally aware.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts that create a conflict of interest due to a competitive, collaborative or other relationship or affiliation with any author, company or institution related to the article.

 

Duties of Authors.

Reporting standards. The authors of the original research report should accurately describe the work done and discuss its significance objectively. The underlying data should be presented accurately at work. A paper should contain enough detail and references for others to reproduce the work. Fraudulent or willfully inaccurate representations constitute unethical conduct and are not acceptable.

Data Access and Retention. Authors are required to provide raw data with the article for editorial review and should be prepared to allow public access to such data when feasible (in accordance with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases) and in any event should Retain such data for a reasonable period of time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism. Authors should ensure that they have only written original works, and if authors have used the work and/or words of others, they should have been properly cited or cited.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication. Authors should generally not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in multiple journals or first-time publications. Submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals at the same time constitutes unethical publishing practice and is not acceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources. Proper recognition of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that were influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper. Authorship should be limited to persons who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, conduct or interpretation of the reported research. All individuals who have made significant contributions should be considered co-authors. If others are involved in some important aspect of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. Corresponding authors should ensure that all appropriate and inappropriate co-authors are included in the work, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the work and agree to their submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest. All authors are expected to disclose in their manuscript any financial or other material conflict of interest that may be interpreted as affecting the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Basic Errors in Published Work. Authors are obliged to notify journal editors or publishers immediately if they discover material errors or inaccuracies in their published work, and to cooperate with publishers in withdrawing or correcting the article.

 

Publication Frequency

ORBITA: Jurnal Kajian, Inovasi, dan Aplikasi Pendidikan Fisika is published twice a year, every May and November.

 

Article Processing Charges

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0,00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 300.000,00 (IDR)

 

Jurnal History

ORBITA: Jurnal Kajian, Inovasi, dan Aplikasi Pendidikan Fisika is published by Universitas Muhammadiyah Mataram. It is published twice a year, every May and November. First published in November 2015 for volume 1 number 2, November 2015.

 

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism screening will be conducted by the editors twice. First, before the review and secondly after the review prior to publication using TURNITIN Similarity Check. Article manuscripts must obtain a similarity index of less than 20%. We will return the manuscripts to authors should the similarity index is more than 20%. Authors may rewrite the manuscripts to meet our requirements in this regard and resubmit the rewritten manuscripts. The resubmitted manuscripts will go into the new screening process, and if for any reason the similarity index is still above 20%, the editors will reject the manuscripts.