Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal Pendidikan Fisika publishes scientific papers on the results of studies and literature reviews in the field of physics education. This journal covers the following topics:

Physics Learning and Teaching: Strategies to promote conceptual development, design of teaching interventions; pedagogical content knowledge; and relations between teaching practices and students’ cognitive, psychomotor, and affective development.

History, Philosophy, and Nature of Science. The implications of the nature of science, its history, philosophy, and epistemology for physics education.

Discourse and Argumentation in Physics Education. Discourse analysis, promoting the use of evidence and argumentation discourse in physics education.

Scientific Literacy and Socio-scientific Issues. Teaching about scientific literacy; physics and citizenship education; debates on socio-scientific issues (SSI).

Evaluation and Assessment of Physics Education. Development, validation, and use of standardized tests, instruments for measuring attitudes, interests, beliefs, self-efficacy, etc., and monitoring student learning and implications for teaching physics.

Pre-service and In-Service Physics Teacher Education. Professional knowledge of teachers, instructional methods in pre-service teacher education, and issues related to pre-service teacher education reform.

Physics textbook analysis. Analysis of physics textbooks in school and university.


Section Policies


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Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher, Society or the author, provided that the purpose is non commercial, the content is not modified and the original work is cited appropriately. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.



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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar. 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 Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika 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 authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher and the society.

Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar (Unismuh Makassar) and Department of Physics Educations as publisher of this Journal 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 other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editors of the Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika are 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.

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.


Peer Review Process

Every manuscript submitted to the editor will be selected through an initial review process by the Editorial Board. Then, the article will be given to the peer reviewers and will continue to the double-blind peer-review process. After that, the article will be returned to the author for revision. Each article will be reviewed by a reviewerIt takes 4 to 8 weeks before publishing a quality article.

Peer Reviewers will assess the substantial and technical aspects of the article. Peer Reviewers working for Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika are experts in the field of physics education and physics science issues. They are vastly experienced in managing prestigious journals and have a broad track record of publications in reputable international journals.


Screening for Plagiarism

The manuscript submitted into this journal will be screened for plagiarism by OJS Editorial Board using Grammarly Plagiarism Checker and CrossCheck plagiarism screening service powered by using Turnitin.


Complaints Policy

Complaints regarding any published materials will only be accepted within 12 months from the first publication date. In case of any complaint, the authors are required to submit their complaints along with their reasons to the editorial office via e-mail.


Journal History

  • The first issue (Vol. 1 No. 1, 2013), Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika has been published in Print version charged by Mr. Ishaq Madeamin as Editor in Chief.
  • The next issue (Vol. 4 No. 1, 2016), Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika published in online version and charged by Mr. Muhammad Amin Said as Editor in Chief.
  • Since July 2018, Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika has been accredited SINTA Grade 6 by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia.
  • The Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika start the double-blind peer-reviewed since Vol. 7 No. 1, 2019.
  • The next issue (Vol. 8 No. 3, 2020) to present, Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika charged by Dr. Hartono Bancong as Editor in Chief.
  • Since 2021, Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika has started defining the latest template in Vol. 9 No. 1, 2021 on the Manuscript Template.
  • Since Vol. 9 No. 1, 2021, manuscript published in  Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika is written in standard English.