Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JTK (Jurnal Tadris Kimiya) is a chemistry education journal published by the Department of Chemistry Education, Faculty of Education and Teacher Training. UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung collaborates with Perkumpulan Pendidik IPA Indonesia. This journal provides readers with present developments in chemistry education through the publication of articles and research reports. All articles will be reviewed (double-blind) by experts before accepted for publication. Each author is responsible for the content of published articles.


JTK (Jurnal Tadris Kimiya) focused on the study results in the field of chemistry education. This journal encompasses original research articles, including:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Material Learning
  • Learning Media/Multimedia
  • Evaluation & Assessment
  • Higher Order Thinking Skills
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education
  • Chemical Content Learning Strategy
  • School Laboratory Experiment
  • Integrating Islamic Values with Chemistry


Section Policies


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  • Efa Asyiah
  • Yulia Sukmawardani
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Peer Review Process

JTK (Jurnal Tadris Kimiya) published two times a year since 2016. Articles should be written in English (abstract only) and Indonesian, peer-reviewed journal, and specializes on chemistry education. 

All the review process are conducted in double-blind review. Editor in Chief handles all correspondence with the author and makes the final decision as to whether the paper is recommended for The editors then make a decision based on the reviewer’s recommendation from among several possibilities: rejected, require major revision, need minor revision, or accepted.

Editor in Chief and Editorial Board will evaluate the submitted papers on a prequalification step for suitability of further review process. The manuscripts will be evaluated by two qualified peer reviewers selected by Editor in Chief. The peer reviewers should examine the manuscript and return it with their recommendation to the Editor in Chief as soon as possible, usually within 3 weeks. The Editor in Chief decide the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

Papers needing revision will be returned to the authors, and the author must return the revised manuscript to the Editor in Chief via OJS of JTK (Jurnal Tadris Kimiya). Editor in Chief sends the revised manuscript to the Editorial Board to check whether the manuscript is revised as suggested by peer reviewers. Editorial Board could give a recommendation to Editor in Chief that the manuscript should return to authors, accept, or reject within 1 week. Editor in Chief would send an acceptance letter announcing the publication issue attached with manuscript reprint to authors. 


Publication Frequency

JTK (Jurnal Tadris Kimiya) is published twice a year in June and December


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.

This journal is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative.

Budapest Open Access Initiative

An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in scholarly journals without payment, for the sake of inquiry and knowledge. The new technology is the internet. The public good they make possible is the world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds. Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.

For various reasons, this kind of free and unrestricted online availability, which we will call open access, has so far been limited to small portions of the journal literature. But even in these limited collections, many different initiatives have shown that open access is economically feasible, that it gives readers extraordinary power to find and make use of relevant literature, and that it gives authors and their works vast and measurable new visibilityreadership, and impact. To secure these benefits for all, we call on all interested institutions and individuals to help open up access to the rest of this literature and remove the barriers, especially the price barriers, that stand in the way. The more who join the effort to advance this cause, the sooner we will all enjoy the benefits of open access.

The literature that should be freely accessible online is that which scholars give to the world without expectation of payment. Primarily, this category encompasses their peer-reviewed journal articles, but it also includes any unreviewed preprints that they might wish to put online for comment or to alert colleagues to important research findings. There are many degrees and kinds of wider and easier access to this literature. By "open access" to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

While  the peer-reviewed journal literature should be accessible online without cost to readers, it is not costless to produce. However, experiments show that the overall costs of providing open access to this literature are far lower than the costs of traditional forms of dissemination. With such an opportunity to save money and expand the scope of dissemination at the same time, there is today a strong incentive for professional associations, universities, libraries, foundations, and others to embrace open access as a means of advancing their missions. Achieving open access will require new cost recovery models and financing mechanisms, but the significantly lower overall cost of dissemination is a reason to be confident that the goal is attainable and not merely preferable or utopian.

To achieve open access to scholarly journal literature, we recommend two complementary strategies.

I. Self-Archiving: First, scholars need the tools and assistance to deposit their refereed journal articles in open electronic archives, a practice commonly called, self-archiving. When these archives conform to standards created by the Open Archives Initiative, then search engines and other tools can treat the separate archives as one. Users then need not know which archives exist or where they are located in order to find and make use of their contents.

II. Open-access Journals: Second, scholars need the means to launch a new generation of journals committed to open access, and to help existing journals that elect to make the transition to open access. Because journal articles should be disseminated as widely as possible, these new journals will no longer invoke copyright to restrict access to and use of the material they publish. Instead they will use copyright and other tools to ensure permanent open access to all the articles they publish. Because price is a barrier to access, these new journals will not charge subscription or access fees, and will turn to other methods for covering their expenses. There are many alternative sources of funds for this purpose, including the foundations and governments that fund research, the universities and laboratories that employ researchers, endowments set up by discipline or institution, friends of the cause of open access, profits from the sale of add-ons to the basic texts, funds freed up by the demise or cancellation of journals charging traditional subscription or access fees, or even contributions from the researchers themselves. There is no need to favor one of these solutions over the others for all disciplines or nations, and no need to stop looking for other, creative alternatives.



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 Ethic

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

Publication decisions
The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
The editor 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 editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play
An editor at any time evaluates 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.

Acknowledgment 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 behavior 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.

Acknowledgment 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 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 Ethics

1) Reporting; the author must provide information about the process and the results of his research to the editorial in an honest, clear, and comprehensive, and still keep the research data well and safely.

2) Originality and plagiarism; the author must ensure that the manuscript that has been submitted to the editor is the original, written by himself, sourced from his own ideas and ideas, rather than plagiarizing the writings or ideas of others. Authors are strictly prohibited from passing the name of the reference source cited to someone else's name.

3) Repetition of delivery; the author must inform that the manuscript submitted/submitted to the editor is a script that has never been submitted/submitted to other journal publishers/publications. If there is any redundancy in the submission of a manuscript to another publisher, then the editor will reject the submitted manuscript.

4) Author status; the author should inform the editor that the author has the competence or qualifications in a particular field of expertise in accordance with the field of publication, namely librarianship. The author who submits the manuscript to the editor is the first author (co-author) so that if found the problem in the process of publishing the script can be completed.

5) Error writing script; the author should immediately inform the editor if found errors in the script writing, both the results of reviews and edits. Writing errors include the writing of


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Citedness in Scopus

Jurnal Tadris Kimiya is cited by articles on SCOPUS database at least 3 times in 3 source title since published in Juni 2016.

  • Irmita, L.U., Atun, S. Pengembangan Perangkat Pembelajaran Menggunakan Pendekatan TPACK Untuk Meningkatkan Literasi Sains (2017) Jurnal Tadris Kimiya, 2 (1), pp. 84-90. Cited 1 time. Document Type: Article Publication Stage: Final Source: Scopus
  • Sari, S., Hidayat, R. Pengembangan Keterampilan Berpikir Kreatif Siswa Pada Praktikum Jenis-Jenis Koloid: Pendekatan Saintifik (2017) J Tadris Kimiya, 1 (1), pp. 27-32. Cited 1 time. Document Type: Article Publication Stage: Final Source: Scopus
  • Pitasari, R., Yunaningsih, A. Peningkatan Keterampilan Generik Sains Siswa melalui Task Based Learning pada Larutan Buffer (2016) Jurnal Tadris Kimiya, pp. 1-7. Cited 1 time. Document Type: Article Publication Stage: Final Source: Scopus
  • Helsy, I., Andriyani, L. Pengembangan Bahan Ajar pada Materi Kesetimbangan Kimia Berorientasi Multipel Representasi Kimia (2017) Jurnal Tadris Kimiya, 2(1), pp. 104-108. Cited 1 time. Document Type: Article Publication Stage: Final Source: Scopus
  • Khairunnisa, Wisudawati A.W. Pengaruh Model Pembelajaran Treffinger Terhadap Kreativitas Berpikir Kimia pada Peserta Didik Kelas XI di SMAN 1 Sewon ( 2018) Jurnal Tadris Kimiya,3(1), pp. 52-61. Cited 1 time. Document Type: Article Publication Stage: Final Source: Scopus 
  • Amalia R, Rahmawati Y, Budi S. Pengembangan
    Keterampilan Argumentasi Calon Guru Kimia Melalui
    Pendekatan Socio Critical and Problem Oriented (2019) Jurnal Tadris Kimiya, 1, pp. 91–104. Cited 1 time. Document Type: Article Publication Stage: Final Source: Scopus



The articles published in Jurnal Tadris Kimiya will be considered to retract 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 Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf




Conflicts-of-Interest Statement


According to general publication policy of the JTK (Jurnal Tadris Kimiya) only the researchers who contributed to the work in a real sense should be considered as an author. Authors should be responsible to disclose all the personal and financial relationships, which might bias their work. Financial relationships such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony can be classified as the most easily identifiable conflicts-of-interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal. To clarify conflicts-of-interest issue, authors must submit a letter to the editorial office accompanying the submitted manuscript and explicitly state if any potential conflicts exist or not.

Peer Reviewers

Peer Reviewers should be responsible to decline the review process if any substantial conflicts-of-interest exists. In case of any doubt, they should consult to the Editor to make a decision regarding the review process. Researchers from authors' institutions should not be considered as peer reviewers to prevent any conflicts-of-interest.


Editors should be responsible to manage the review process and have the right of declining any submission in case of any conflict-of-interest. They should not have any direct personal and/or financial conflicts with their assigned manuscripts. They should not be assigned to manuscripts if they are in the author list of them.