Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The scope of al Kimiya: Jurnal Ilmu Kimia dan Terapan's publication included general studies and special studies. The general studies are pure chemistry in general and in specific fields as follows:

  • Study of inorganic, organic, and biochemical substances / materials that have traditionally been successively entered into studies of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Some examples of specific topics from the study of these substances are bioanorganic, bioorganic, organometallic, heterogeneous catalysts, transition metal chemistry and coordination chemistry (complex), metabolism, enzymology, natural material chemistry, and solids.
  • Study of the physical and chemical properties of matter and their changes that have traditionally entered into the study of physical chemistry. Some examples of specific topics from this study are reaction kinetics and mechanisms, surface chemistry, polymers, dyes, thermo (dynamics) chemistry, theoretical chemistry and computation, membrane, catalysis, radiochemistry, electrochemistry, photochemistry and spectroscopy.
  • Experimental studies and chemical instrumentation that have traditionally entered into analytic chemistry studies. Some examples of specific topics from this study are spectroscopy, microscopy, and chromatography.


Specific studies that can be raised in the publication of al-Kimiya in general are as follows:

  • Study of applied chemistry in the field of food. Some examples of specific topics from this study are proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, additives, food coloring agents, and food chemical technologies related to these topics.
  • Study of applied chemistry in the energy field. Some examples of specific topics from this study are photochemistry, cell chemistry fuel, biomass, petroleum and natural gas fuels, renewable chemical energy sources, and chemical energy conversion;
  • Study of applied chemistry in the field of environment. Some examples of specific topics from this study are soil chemistry, aquatic chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, green chemistry, toxicology, and water treatment.
  • Pure chemistry studies as well as applied in the problem of local wisdom. This study was inspired by the lack of habits (traditions) in local tribe customs or culture related to the use of substances from nature. "Back to Nature" can be the ultimate term to describe the contribution of culture to modern traditions that are more prudent in managing nature.
  • Pure and applied chemistry studies to understand the universality values of Islam rahmatan lil alamin.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Every article that goes to the editorial staff will be selected through Initial Review processes by Editorial Board. Then, the articles will be sent to the peer reviewer and will go to the next selection by double-blind Preview Process. After that, the articles will be returned to the authors to revise. These processes take a month for a maximum time. In each manuscript, peer reviewers will be rated from the substantial and technical aspects.

All submitted manuscripts are evaluated by editorial staff. Those Manuscripts evaluated by editors to be inappropriate to journal criteria are rejected promptly without external review. Manuscript evaluated to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to double-bilnd reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewer's recommendation from among several possibilities : rejected, revision required, or accepted.

The editor has the right to decide which manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published. Review Process :

  1. The author submits the manuscript 
  2. Editor Evaluation (some manuscript are rejected or returned before the review process) 
  3. Double Bind peer review process 
  4. Editor Decision 
  5. Confirmation to the author


Publication Frequency

Journal published on June and December each years (biannually)


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.


Publication Ethic and Malpractice Statement


al Kimiya: Jurnal Ilmu Kimia dan Terapan is a peer-reviewed international journal, available in print and online and published three times a year. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher (UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed al kimiya is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.  

UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung as publisher of al kimiya: Jurnal Ilmu Kimia dan Terapan takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. 

Publication decisions

The editor of the al kimiya is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


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.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized 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 acknowledgment 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 on 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 conflict 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.


Screening Plagiarism

Every submitted paper will go through plagiarism screening by Turnitin.


Retraction, Withdrawal and Correction Policy


The papers published in the al Kimiya: Jurnal Ilmu Kimia dan Terapan will be considered retracted in the publication if :

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)

  2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission, or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)

  3. it constitutes plagiarism

  4. it reports unethical research

The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://journal.uinsgd.ac.id/index.php/ak/about/editorialPolicies#custom-0


The Author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscripts and works invested by the publisher.

If author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, author will be punished with paying IDR 500.000 per manuscript, as a withdrawal penalty to the publisher. However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal.

Email for requesting withdrawal: alkimiya@uinsgd.ac.id


al Kimiya: Jurnal Ilmu Kimia dan Terapan should consider issuing a correction if:

  • A small part of an otherwise reliable publication reports flawed data or proves to be misleading, especially if this is the result of honest error.
  • The Authors list is incorrect (e.g., a contributor has been omitted or someone who does not meet authorship criteria has been included).

Corrections to peer-reviewed content fall into one of three categories:

  • Publisher correction (erratum): to notify readers of a critical error made by journal staff (usually a production error) that negatively impacts the publication record or the scientific integrity of the article, or the reputation of the authors of the journal.
  • Author correction (corrigendum): to notify readers of a critical error made by the authors, which has a negative impact on the publication record or the scientific integrity of the article, or on the reputation of the authors or the journal.
  • Addendum: an addition to the article by its authors to explain inconsistencies, expand the existing work, or otherwise explain or update the information in the main work.

The Editor-in-Chief decides whether a correction should be issued, sometimes with advice from reviewers or editorial board members. Handling editors will contact the authors of the paper concerned with a request for clarification, but the final decision about whether a correction is required and which type rests with the Editor-in-Chief.