Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Natural Science and Integration publishes a scientific paper on the results of the study and review of the literature in the sphere of natural science education (chemistry learning, physics learning, biology learning, natural science learning) in primary education, secondary education and higher education. Additionally, this journal also covers issues of the integration of science and Islam. 

 

 

 

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Publication Frequency

This journal is published twice a year, in April and October

 

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...

 

Author Guidelines

A. TITLE

Title of articles in English should describe the main content of manuscripts, be informative, concise, and not too wordy (12-15 words only), and does not contain formulas.

B. ABSTRACT

The abstract use Garamond 10pt with one space between the lines. The left indent is 2.5 cm and the right indent is 0 cm. Written briefly in English in one paragraph of 150-200 words. The abstract must cover the research  objectives, methodology, data collection and analysis techniques, main findings and conclusions.

C. KEYWORDS

Use Garamond, 10pt, lower case; within 3 - 5 words/phrases. Keyword should describe about the topic, subtopic, theme, research design and research context.

D. INTRODUCTION

In the heading section, use Garamond, 12 pt, thick, with a distance of 6 pt spacing to the body of the text. Next, for content, use Garamond, 12 pt, normal using one space between lines and 6 pt spacing for paragraphs. The introduction is presented in the form of paragraphs of approximately 1000 words. Make sure your article template fits the style used by Journal of Natural Science and Integration.  

As for the content, in the introduction must contain: First, presenting the main research topic and research urgency. Second, include the research novelty by citing the latest research literature related to the reviewed article. Third, it must cover research gaps that have not been filled by research/literature, inconsistencies and controversies between existing literature and the actual situation that is seen in the practical fields. Fourth, it contains the problems, the purpose of the study, research context, and the unit of analysis used. Fifth, displays what is discussed in the structure of the article. "If you use quotation (direct quotation), you should write it by using italic (italic) and quotation marks at the beginning and end of the quotation".

E. METHODOLOGY

The methodology is written in at least five paragraphs. The procedure must contain: (1) A detailed description of the research methods should be emphasized to literature review article and research stages should be clearly stated, (2) Explanation of the research objectives, research subjects, and research objects as well as research populations and samples by describing in detail their characteristics;  (3) explanation of the main and supporting data is used as well as an explanation of why the data is essential to be used in the research; (4) explanation related to the research instrument used in the form of validity, reliability, and how the instrument was developed and used as a data collection tool; (5) Explanation of the data collection and analysis techniques used.

F. RESULT AND DISCUSSION

The main provisions in writing research findings are as follows: (1) Present the findings briefly but provide sufficient detail to support the conclusions. (2) Can use tables or figures but not repeat the data collection. (3) Each finding must be interpreted properly.

This discussion section should be written between 1000 - 1500 words. This section is the most crucial part of a scientific article. Therefore, this section must: (1) Restate the main objectives of the study; (2) Reaffirming the importance of research by stating its main contribution; (3) Summarize the findings related to the research objectives or hypotheses; (4) Reconnecting findings with literature and results found by other researchers; (5) Provide possible explanations for unexpected findings; (6) Discuss the implications of the study; (7) Addressing the limitations of research; (8) Discuss the continuation of research (Kotzé, 2007)

G. WRITING OF FORMULA, TABLES AND IMAGES

Writing rules for formulas, must use Equation with indent 1.27 pt, and numbers begin with (1). All images must be centred and numbered consecutively. All tables must be centred and numbered consecutively. Writing the verses of the Qur'an and the hadith are written in full with the meaning. The length of the article is between 10-15 pages including pictures, tables, nomenclature, references and others.

H. CONCLUSION

Conclusions are answers from the problem formulation.

The research conclusion is presented briefly, narrative and conceptual which describes the answer of research problems. Please avoid using bullets. This section also contains suggestions based on research results. Writing conclusions and suggestions consists of one paragraph.

I. ACKNOWLEDMENT

you can add appreciation to this section to express gratitude to those who have sponsored your research or those who have contributed to your research.

J. SITATION AND REFERENCES

Writing is recommended to use Mendeley for citation and APA 6 (American Psychological Association version 6) as a reference style ("APA Format - 6 th Edition," n.d.). 

Examples of citation:

citation 1 (Rahman, et.al., 2012)

citation 2 (Ahmad, 2012)

citation 3 (Hanapi, 2013)

K. REFERECES

Minimum number of references in articles is 20 which consists of 80% of journal articles and 20% of books and others. Maximum reference of the last 10 years.

Ahmad, F. A. (2012). Philosophical Underpinnings of Islamic Management Method: Worldview , Epistemology and Ontology. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2(20), 150–161.

APA Format – 6 th Edition. (n.d.).

Hanapi, M. S. (2013). The Conceptual Elements of the Development Worldview in the Qur’an: A Study of Thematic Exegesis. American International Journal of Social Science, 2(3), 40–55.

Kotzé, T. (2007). Guidelines on Writing a First Quantitative Academic Article. Pretoria: University of Pretoria.

Rahman, R.A., Yusof, Y.M., Kashefi, H., & Baharum, S. (2012). Developing mathematical communication skills of engineering students. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 46, 5541–5547. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.472.

 *For More Details, Please Download the Template

 

Peer Review Process

Journal of Natural Science and Integration applies double blind peer review process. Each submission of the manuscript will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers, followed by editorial comments. Editor-in-Chief or editor in accordance with the field of research will provide a decision of acceptance / rejection. The journal follows a systematic peer review and publication policy:

Step - 1: The submitted manuscript is acknowledged within 12-24 hours upon receipt.

Step - 2: The editor checks the manuscript related to the suitability of the theme with the focus and the scope of the journal.

Step - 3: The manuscript is sent to a reviewer. The practice of peer review is to ensure that only good article is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out by all reputable journals. The peer review process takes maximum two weeks.

Step - 4: The review reports are collected from the reviewer and the editor will send the review reports to the authors including all terms and conditions of the publication.

Step - 5: If the paper is accepted subject to modification, the editor will send the review reports to the author/corresponding author including a formal request to modify the paper by seven days as per the suggestions of the reviewers. The author will send the modified paper to the same reviewer of the said paper to justify the modifications. If the paper is again returned by the reviewer, the paper is said to be finally rejected. The journal will not proceed with the said paper. However, in case of very minor changes, the editorial board may consider the paper for further modifications.

Step - 6: The accepted paper is processed for publication (soft copy) upon the successful completion of the journal’s terms and conditions.  

Step - 7: Proof Reading. The editor will send the processed paper for publication (MS Word) to the author/corresponding author for proof reading.

Step - 8: The paper is published online first. The editor will notify the author/corresponding author about online publication with necessary download link. The author/corresponding author may request for any correction in published paper (in case of extremely important changes) within one week of online publication.

Step - 9: The journal is published in print within one until two weeks of online publication.

Step - 10: The editor will ask the authors of the published papers to send their correct and complete mailing address (with proper ZIP Code and postal code) by one week after print publication.

Step - 11: The editor will send the hard copy of Journal of Natural Science and Integration if possible to the authors within one or two months after print publication.

 

Publication Fee

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)

No fees incurred for article processing, submission, neither reviewing the articles.



 

Scanning Plagiarism

Manuscripts submitted in this journal will be checked for plagiarism by the editor using the turnitin application with a maximum similiarity of 25%

 

Copyrights Notice

The copyright of the received article shall be assigned to the journal as the publisher of the journal. The intended copyright includes the right to publish the article in various forms (including reprints). The journal maintains the publishing rights to the published articles.

Authors are permitted to disseminate published articles by sharing the link/DOI of the article at the journal. Authors are allowed to use their articles for any legal purposes deemed necessary without written permission from the journal with an acknowledgment of initial publication to this journal.

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal as follows:

Creative Commons License
Journal of Natural Science and Integration is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

you are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

for any purpose, even commercially.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

 

Publication Ethics

The Journal of Natural Science and Integration is an international peer-reviewed journal, available in print and online and published twice a year. Ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing articles in this journal, including authors, chief editors, Editorial Board, peer reviewers, and publishers is regulated in this provision. This provision is based on the Best Practice Guidelines for the COPE Journal Editor.

 

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.

 

Confidentiality

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.

Promptness

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.

Confidentiality

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.

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 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.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

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.