Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The objective of this journal is to publish original, fully peer-reviewed articles on a variety of topics and research methods in sciences, mathematics, statistics, education, and applied science. The journal welcomes articles that address common issues in mathematics, sciences, statistics, education, applied science, and cross-curricular dimensions more widely.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Submitted papers are evaluated by anonymous referees by double blind peer review for contribution, originality, relevance, and presentation. The Editor shall inform you of the results of the review as soon as possible, hopefully between 1 - 2 months. Please notice that may be paper submissions to SAINSMAT the duration of the review process can be up to 3 months.

Reviewers examine the text of the aspects of quality and substance of the writing (not grammar texts), which includes the freshness, originality, usefulness and validity of citations and bibliography.

Reviewers received the manuscript double-blind review (anonymous author) of section editor or editorial secretariat. If it is not according to their competencies, the reviewer is entitled to refuse the manuscript and recommend it to others more competent reviewer.

One person minimum reviewer reviewing the articles and one article at least reviewed by a single reviewer.

After being reviewed, there will be four kinds of editor decision based on reviewers’ recommendation:

  1. Accept Submission: The submission will be accepted without revisions.
  2. Revisions Required: The submission will be accepted after minor changes have been made.
  3. Resubmit for Review: The submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. It will require a second round of review, however.
  4. Decline Submission: The submission will not be published in the journal.


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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Publication Ethics

SAINSMAT Journal focuses on the research of a study on a variety of topics and research methods in both sciences, mathematics, its education, and applied science. The journal welcomes articles that address common issues in mathematics, sciences, education, applied science and cross-curricular dimensions more widely. SAINSMAT Journal is published twice a year, every March and September, containing papers/articles about the ideas and the research written by experts, educator, scientist, practitioners, and reviewers in sciences, mathematics, statistics, education, and applied science discipline/study.

The statement of scientific publication code ethics is based on the LIPI Regulation Number 5 in 2014 about Scientific Publication Code Ethics, which uphold 3 ethic values in publication, they are: (i) neutrality, it is clear from conflict of interest in the publication processing; (ii) justice, it gives right to the writer to claim his/her papers; and (iii) Honesty, it is clear from duplicating, fabricating, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in publication.       

Duties and Responsibilities of the journal processor 

  1. Deciding the title of the journal, the study scope, the period, and accreditation if it is necessary.
  2. Arranging the membership of editor committee.
  3. Defining the relationship between the publisher, editor, experts, and other participants in the agreement.    
  4. Respecting to the confidential things, whether it is for the contributed researchers, writers/authors, editors, and experts.
  5. Applying norms and conditions about the rights of intellectual properties, especially the copyrights.
  6. Studying the journal policies and deliver them to the authors/writers.
  7. Creating code ethics guidance for editors and experts.
  8. Publishing the journal regularly.
  9. Giving guarantee the availability of funding sources for the continuity of journal publication.
  10. Setting networks and marketing.
  11.   Preparing the license and other legalizing things.

Duties and Responsibilities of editors

  1. Meeting the readers and authors/writers requirements.
  2.  Attempting to the increasing of publication quality continuously.
  3.  Applying the process to assuring the quality of published papers/articles.
  4. Promoting freedom of ideas objectively.
  5. Maintaining the integrity of academic track record of the authors/writers.
  6.  Submitting corrections, clarifications, returning, apologizing if necessary.
  7. Responsible for the style and form the writing, whilst the content and any statements written in the writing is the responsibility of the writers/authors.
  8. Actively asking the writer/authors, readers, experts, and the editors committee about their opinion and suggestion to increase the publication quality.
  9. Promoting the assessment to the journal for each finding.
  10. Supporting the ideas to decrease the research and publication errors by having the authors/writers to enclose their Ethic Clearance forms that have been approved by the Ethic Clearance Commission.
  11. Participating ideas to educate the researchers about publication ethics.
  12. Studying the effects of publication policies on the writers/authors and experts and fixing it in order to increase the responsibilities and minimize the errors.
  13. Having open-minded attitude toward the new or others ideas which possibly oppose personal view. 
  14. Do not force on his/her own view, authors/writers or third parties view that can cause in giving subjective decision.
  15. Motivate the authors/writers in order to do constructive improvement to have the proper publications.

Duties and responsibilities of experts

  1. Commanding duties from the editors committee to review the papers and deliver the results to the editors to determine a proper published paper.
  2. The reviewers cannot review a paper which involves him/her self directly or indirectly.
  3. Keeping the privacy of the authors to not publish the corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by giving critics, suggestions, and recommendations.
  4. Encourage the authors/writers to do improvement to their papers.
  5. Review again the papers that have been reviewed based on the standards.
  6. The papers are reviewed in time based on the scientific standard form determined (Data collection method, the authorization of the author, conclusion, etc).

Duties and Responsibilities of the authors/writers

  1. Ensure that the author who registers has met the requirements as an author.
  2. Collectively responsible for his profession and the content of the article including the method, analysis, calculation/measurement, and details.
  3. State the sources (including fund) directly or indirectly.
  4. Explain the limits in his/her writing.
  5. Give response to the correction given by the expert professionally and on time.
  6. Inform to the editor if she/he wants to cancel his/her participation.
  7.   Make a statement letter stated that the paper is genuine, never published in other publishers and in any other languages, and not in process of proposing to the other publishers.


Copyright Notice

The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright of the article shall be assigned to SAINSMAT publisher of the journal.

Copyright encompasses exclusive rights to reproduce and deliver the article in all form and media, including reprints, photographs, microfilms and any other similar reproductions, as well as translations. The reproduction of any part of this journal, its storage in databases and its transmission by any form or media, such as electronic, electrostatic and mechanical copies, photocopies, recordings, magnetic media, etc., will be allowed only with a written permission from SAINSMAT Journal.

SAINSMAT Journal, the Editors make every effort to ensure that no wrong or misleading data, opinions or statements be published in the journal.

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The editor will run plagiarism check using Plagiarism Checker X for the submitted articles before sending to the reviewers. We do not process any plagiarised contents. If a manuscript has over 20% of plagiarism based on the result of check, we will send back the manuscript to the author to be revised for the plagiarised contents


Article Submission and Processing Charges

We do not charge authors any fee for submitting, processing but there are Fee for publishing (IDR 500.000,-) and withdrawn the accepted paper (IDR 300.000,-). Readers can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge.

However, for authors who want to have print-out of the journal are charged for printing and shipment fee.  The authors must pay IDR 100.000 per exp. Shipment fee complies the location (http://www.jne.co.id/tarif.php)


SCOPUS Citation Analysis

SCOPUS Citation Analysis

Source: Scopus.com

last update: October 31, 2017

SAINSMAT (J. Sainsmat) is cited by articles on SCOPUS databse at least 5 times since published in March 2012. The number citation calculation for each year is:











Citation details:

Amin, A. (2012). Pengembangan Perangkat Pembelajaran Biologi Berbasis Konstruktivisme Berdasar Teori Sosial Vygotsky di Sekolah Menengah Atas. Sainsmat, 1(2), 109-124. Retrieved from http://ojs.unm.ac.id/index.php/sainsmat/article/view/552

cited by:

  1. Yustina, & Kapsin. (2017). The implementation of constructivism-based student worksheets within the theme ‘the prevention of land and forest fire’ in science education for seventh graders in riau. Jurnal Pendidikan IPA Indonesia, 6(2), 298-305. doi:10.15294/jpii.v6i2.10573

Husain, H., Risal, M., & Sujiono, E. (2015). Struktur Kristal dan Konduktivitas Paduan Oksida Nd1+xBa2-xCu3O7 yang disintesis dengan Metode Reaksi Padatan. Sainsmat, 4(1). Retrieved from http://ojs.unm.ac.id/index.php/sainsmat/article/view/1279

cited by:

  1. Zharvan, V., Kamaruddin, Y. N. I., Samnur, S., & Sujiono, E. H. (2017). The effect of molar ratio on crystal structure and morphology of Nd1+XFeO3 (X=0.1, 0.2, and 0.3) oxide alloy material synthesized by solid state reaction method. Paper presented at the IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, , 202(1) doi:10.1088/1757-899X/202/1/012072

Mustika, A., Hala, Y., & Arsal, A. (2015). Identifikasi Miskonsepsi Mahasiswa Biologi Universitas Negeri Makassar pada Konsep Genetika dengan Metode CRI. Sainsmat, 3(2). Retrieved from http://ojs.unm.ac.id/index.php/sainsmat/article/view/1119

cited by:

  1. Putri, L. O. L., Rahman, T., & Priyandoko, D. (2017). Analyzing concepts mastery and misconceptions about evolution of biology major students. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 812(1) doi:10.1088/1742-6596/812/1/012083

Masakke, Y., Sulfikar, .., & Rasyid, M. (2015). Biosintesis Partikel-nano Perak Menggunakan Ekstrak Metanol Daun Manggis (Garcinia mangostana L.). Sainsmat, 4(1). Retrieved from http://ojs.unm.ac.id/index.php/sainsmat/article/view/1286

cited by:

  1. Armayani, M., Pratama, M. A., & Subaer. (2017). The properties of nano silver (ag)-geopolymer as antibacterial composite for functional surface materials. Paper presented at the MATEC Web of Conferences, , 97 doi:10.1051/matecconf/20179701010

Jumadi, O., Hala, Y. Penekanan Laju Nitrifikasi dengan Penambahan Neem (Azardirachta indica) dan Efeknya Terhadap Mikroba Tanah. (2013) Sainsmat., 2 (2), pp. 108-115.

cited by:

  1. Hala, Y., Jumad, O., Muis, A., Hartati, & Inubushi, K. (2014). Development of urea coated with neem (azadirachta indica) to increase fertilizer efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases emission. Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences and Engineering), 69(5), 11-15. doi:10.11113/jt.v69.3195

Amir, L., Puspita Sari, A., Hiola, S., & Jumadi, O. (2014). Ketersediaan Nitrogen Tanah dan Pertumbuhan Tanaman Bayam (Amaranthus tricolor L.) yang Diperlakukan dengan Pemberian Pupuk Kompos Azolla. Sainsmat, 1(2), 167-180. Retrieved from http://ojs.unm.ac.id/index.php/sainsmat/article/view/741

cited by:

  1. Jumadi, O., Hiola, S. F., Hala, Y., Norton, J., & Inubushi, K. (2014). Influence of azolla (azolla microphylla kaulf.) compost on biogenic gas production, inorganic nitrogen and growth of upland kangkong (ipomoea aquatica forsk.) in a silt loam soil. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 60(5), 722-730. doi:10.1080/00380768.2014.942879