Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Fisika Unand (JFU) is free (open access) to all readers. We publish original research papers in Classical Physics, and Modern Physics (theoretical studies, experiments, and its applications). Subject areas suitable for publication include, but are not limited to, the following fields:

  • Nuclear and Medical Physics
    • Nuclear physics
    • Medical Physics
    • Reactor physics
    • Radioactive Waste
    • Fuel Element
    • Neutron scattering
    • Medical Imaging
    • Biophysics
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Physics
    • Sensor System
    • Control System
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Materials Physics
    • Synthesis and Characterization
    • Advanced Materials
    • Low Temperature Physics
    • Smart Materials
    • Solar cells
    • Composites
    • Photonics
    • Nanomaterials
    • Biomaterials
  • Theoretical and Computational Physics
    • High Energy Physics
    • Gravitation and Cosmology
    • Astrophysics
    • Particle Physics
    • Computational and Non-Linear Physics
  • Earth and Atmospheric Physics
    • Geophysics
    • Meteorology and Climatology
    • Astronomy
    • Enviromental Physics
    • Disaster Mitigation


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Publication of articles in Jurnal Fisika Unand (JFU) is dependent solely on scientific validity and coherence as judged by our editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a valuable contribution to the field. JFU acknowledged the effort and suggestions made by its reviewers. 

Initial evaluation of manuscripts

The Editor will first evaluate all manuscripts submitted. Although rare, it is feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are outside the aims and scope of the JFU. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review. At this stage, editors will check for possible similarities in submitted articles compared to other periodicals, journals, and conference proceedings previously published. The tool used is the Turnitin similarity checker.

Type of peer review

At least two expert will generally review submitted manuscripts for double-blind peer review, who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates the already published works, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication.

Review reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

  • Is original by stating the objectives and gap clearly
  • Is methodologically sound
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Has results/findings which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
  • Correctly references previous relevant work
  • Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process.


Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports, and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. The editor’s decision is final.

Becoming a Reviewer

If you are not a reviewer for JFU but would like to be added to the list of reviewers, please get in touch with us. The benefits of reviewing for JFU include seeing and evaluating the latest work in the related research area at an early stage and being acknowledged in our list of reviewers. You may also cite your work for JFU as part of your professional development requirements.



Publication Frequency

Jurnal Fisika Unand (JFU) was first published in 2012 and regularly and is published four times a year in January, April, July, and October. For each edition, the manuscript is received by the beginning of December, March, June, and September. Each edition consists of 20 articles. Thus, JFU publishes about 80 articles per year. In 2023, start on Vol 12 No 1; each edition consists of 25 articles. Thus, JFU publishes about 100 articles per year.


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.

Benefits of open access for the author, include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide
  • Authors retain copyright to their work
  • Increased visibility and readership
  • Rapid publication
  • No spatial constraints

However, works/articles in this journals as are bound to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.



Jurnal Fisika Unand (JFU) stores back issues and current articles following LOCKSS idea of keeping lots of copies of our items on several servers to keep them safe. Archives are stored in Universitas Andalas' repository server, the university's Local Content Collection and all of them are digitally submitted to Indonesian National Library's Indonesia OneSearch. Published issues are also sent to LIPI (Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia) the Indonesian Institute of Sciences to be retained in its repository. 


Publication Ethics

Jurnal Fisika Unand (JFU) is a peer-reviewed journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior 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 (Departemen Fisika, Universitas Andalas). This statement is based on COPE’s Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (see below).

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed JFU journal is an essential building block in developing a coherent and respected knowledge network. It directly reflects the quality of the authors' work and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles help and embody the scientific method. It is, therefore, necessary 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.  

Publisher and Editor

Departemen Fisika Universitas Andalas as the publisher of JFU, takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously, and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or additional commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Universitas Andalas and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions: The editor of the JFU journal 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 evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose 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 author's express written consent.


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.

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

Confidentiality: AAny manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or talked about with others except as the editor has authorized.

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 the authors have not cited. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be followed by the appropriate citation. A reviewer should also be aware of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper they have personal knowledge of.

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


Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed and 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.

Data Access and Retention: Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

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

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should only generally publish manuscripts describing the same research in one journal or primary publication.Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unacceptable publishing behavior.

Acknowledgment of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have influenced 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 their published work, the author must promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. 



Article Publication Fees Charges

This journal charges the following author fees.

  1.  Online manuscript submission is free of charge (IDR. 0,-).
  2. There is no charge for articles submitted online and in the review process (IDR. 0,-).
  3. For articles that have been successful in the review and will be published, the author will be charged IDR 1,000,000 for Article Processing Charge (APC). This fee includes DOI registration for each paper and checking the article similarity by Turnitin. 
  4. For Fast-track review the author will be charged IDR 1,500,000 With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs. Payment of Article Publication Charge is made through a Mandiri Bank sent via Email.

JFU offers waivers (max 50% discountfor article processing charges (APCs) for papers whose corresponding authors have a financial shortage. To claim this discount, authors must request the waiver or discount by email to the journal office within two days of submitting their manuscript (not after acceptance).


Rights and Licenses

Please find the rights and licenses in JFU (Jurnal Fisika Unand).


1. License

The non-commercial use of the article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution license as currently displayed on Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.


2. Author(s)’ Warranties

The author(s) warrants that the article is original, written by the stated author(s), has not been published before, contains no unlawful statements, does not infringe the rights of others, is subject to copyright that is vested exclusively in the author and free of any third party rights, and that any necessary permissions to quote from other sources have been obtained by the author(s).


3. User Rights

JFU adopts the spirit of open access and open science and disseminates articles published as accessible as possible under the Creative Commons license. JFU permits users to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work for non-commercial purposes only. Users will also need to attribute authors and JFU to distributing works in the journal.


4. Rights of Authors

Authors retain the following rights, but not limited to:

  • Copyright and other proprietary rights relating to the article, such as patent rights,
  • tthe right to use the substance of the article in own future works, including lectures and books,
  • the right to reproduce the article  for your purposes,
  • the right to self-archive the article.

5. Co-Authorship

If the article was jointly prepared by other authors; upon submitting the article, the author is agreed on this form and warrants that he/she has been authorized by all co-authors on their behalf, and agrees to inform his/her co-authors. JFU will be freed on any disputes that will occur regarding this issue.

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7. Royalties

By submitting the articles, the authors agreed that no fees are payable from JFU.


8. Miscellaneous

JFU will publish the article (or have it published) in the journal if the editorial process is completed and JFU or its sublicensee has become obligated to publish the article. JFU may adjust the paper to a style of punctuation, spelling, capitalization, referencing, and usage that it deems appropriate. The author acknowledges that the article may be published so that it will be publicly accessible, and such access will be free of charge for the readers.


Plagiarism & Retraction

Jurnal Fisika Unand (JFU) editorial board recognizes that plagiarism is unacceptable and establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article submitted for publication in JFU. JFU will use Turnitin's originality-checking software as our tool for detecting similarities of texts in articles. JFU limits the acceptable similarity score of the manuscript to 25%. Should we find more than 25% of the similarity index, the article will be returned to the author for correction and resubmission.


Plagiarism involves the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's original work."


Papers must be original, unpublished, and not pending publication elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from another source needs to be identified as different from the present original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.

Any text of an amount exceeding fair use standards (herein defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent thereof) or any graphic material reproduced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, if feasible, the original author(s) and also involves identification of the source; e.g., previous publication.

When plagiarism is identified, the Editor in Chief is responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the article in agreement with the following guidelines:

Level of Plagiarism


A short section of another article is plagiarized without any significant data or ideas taken from the other paper.

Action: A warning is given to the authors, and a request to change the text and properly cite the original article is made

Intermediate: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized without proper citation to the original paper

Action: The submitted article is rejected, and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for one year

Severe: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized that involves reproducing original results or ideas presented in another publication

Action: The paper is rejected, and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for five years.

It is understood that all authors are responsible for the content of their submitted paper as they all read and understand JFU's Copyright and Licensing Terms. All authors will be subject to the same penalty if a penalty is imposed for plagiarism.

Suppose the second case of plagiarism by the same author(s) is identified. In that case, a decision on the measures to be enforced will be made by the Editorial board (Editor-in-Chief and Editorial members) with the Chair of the Editor in Chief. The author(s) might be forbidden to submit further articles forever.

This policy applies to material reproduced from another publication by the same author(s). If an author uses text or figures that have previously been published, the corresponding paragraphs or figures should be identified and the previous publication referenced. It is understood that much of the material was previously published in the case of a review paper or a paper of a tutorial nature.

The author should identify the source of the previously published material and obtain permission from the original author and the publisher. If an author submits a manuscript to JFU with significant overlap with a manuscript submitted to another journal simultaneously, and this overlap is discovered during the review process or after the publication of both papers, the editor of the other journal is notified. The case is treated as a severe plagiarism case. Significant overlap means using identical or almost identical figures and identical or slightly modified text for one-half or more of the paper. For self-plagiarism of less than one-half of the paper but more than one-tenth of the paper, the case shall be treated as intermediate plagiarism. If self-plagiarism is confined to the methods section, the case shall be considered minor plagiarism.

Suppose an author uses some of his previously published material to clarify the presentation of new results. In that case, the previously published material shall be identified, and the difference to the present publication shall be mentioned. Permission to republish must be obtained from the copyright holder. In the case of a manuscript initially published in conference proceedings and then submitted for publication in JFU either in identical or in expanded form, the authors must identify the name of the conference proceedings and the date of the publication and obtain permission to republish from the copyright holder. The editor may decide not to accept this paper for publication.

However, an author shall be permitted to use material from an unpublished presentation, including visual displays, in a subsequent journal publication. In the case of a publication being submitted that was originally published in another language, the original publication's title, date, and journal must be identified by the authors, and the copyright must be obtained. The editor may accept such a translated publication to bring it to the attention of a wider audience. The editor may select a specific paper published (e.g., a “historic” paper) for republication to provide a better perspective of a series of articles published in one issue of JFU. This republication shall be identified as such, and the date and journal of the original publication shall be given. The permission of the authors and the publisher shall be obtained.

The JFU layout editor for the Journal is responsible for maintaining the list of authors subjected to penalties and will check that no authors of a submitted paper are on this list. If a banned author is identified, the layout editor will inform the Editor-in-Chief, who will take appropriate measures. This policy will be posted on the website with the instructions for submitting a manuscript. A copy will be sent to the authors with the confirmation email upon initial receipt of their original manuscript.

The papers published in JFU will be considered for a retraction if :

  • 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)
  • The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)
  • It constitutes plagiarism
  • It reports unethical research
  • The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) 




Jurnal Fisika Unand (JFU) stores back issues and current articles following LOCKSS idea of keeping lots of copies of our items on several servers to keep them safe. Archives are stored in Universitas Andalas' repository server, the university's Local Content Collection and all of them are digitally submitted to Indonesian National Library's Indonesia OneSearch. Published issues are also sent to LIPI (Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia) the Indonesian Institute of Sciences to be retained in its repository.