Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Biologi Edukasi: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi (JBioEd) accepts and publishes articles in the form of research and studies (review of scientific articles) in the fields of biology and biology education. It aims to display the latest information in both fields, so that it can be utilized by researchers and biology teachers. The scope, but not limited to, this journal includes:

  • Biological Research
  • Biology learning at all levels of education
  • Biology Education Curriculum at all levels of education
  • Quasi experiment, Classroom Action Research (CAR), and Lesson Study in Biology learning
  • Biology Learning Evaluation/Assessment
  • Environmental education
  • Other Qualitative Research related to Biology Education


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Biological Research

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Biology Education Research

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All papers are thoroughly peer-reviewed. We only publish peer-reviewed and approved articles by researchers with expertise in a field appropriate for the article. We used a double-blind peer-reviewing process. The following figure shows detailed information about the flow from the manuscript submission (author) to the editor's acceptance.

 Peer-review process

Briefly, the steps of the peer review process are as follows:

  1. The author submits the article.
  2. Editor-in-Chief and the handling editor will check the article and determine the appropriate editor.
  3. The editor will check the article's suitability with the journal. The editor will determine and send the article to the reviewer if appropriate.
  4. Reviewers assess the article and then send it back to the editor.
  5. The editor will take action according to the results of the review.
    1. If the reviewer rejects the article, the editor will consider the results of the two reviewers and will determine the following result with the Editor-in-Chief.
    2. If revisions are required, the article will be sent to the author
    3. If no revisions are required, the editor will continue the process to the handling editor
  6. The editor checks the revision results from the author. If appropriate, the editor will continue the process to the handling editor.
  7. The Handling editor will adjust the article to the template and then send a sample article to the author to check the suitability of the author's name, affiliation, and email address information. The article will enter the publication process if all the information is correct.
  8. Article published


The journal editor or editorial board considers the feedback provided by the peer reviewers and arrives at a decision. The following are the most common decisions:

  • Accept without any changes (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper in its original form.
  • Accept with minor revisions (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper and asks the author to make minor corrections.
  • Accept after major revisions (conditional acceptance): the journal will publish the paper provided the authors make the changes suggested by the reviewers and editors.
  • Revise and resubmit (conditional rejection): the journal will reconsider the paper in another round of decision-making after the authors make significant changes.
  • Reject the paper (outright rejection): the journal will not publish or reconsider it even if the authors make major revisions.


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 Ethic

Biologi Edukasi : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi or abbreviated as JBioEd (pISSN: 2085-6725e-ISSN: 2502-1532is a peer-reviewed electronic journal. To that extent, it clarifies the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the article publication of JBioEd including the authors, the chief editors, the Editorial Boards, the peer-reviewers­­­­­ and the publishers (Universitas Syiah Kuala). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.



The publication of an article in this peer-reviewed 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 authors’ work and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific methods. It is, therefore, important to agree with the standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the publishing process: the authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publishers and the society.  

Universitas Syiah Kuala as publisher of Biologi Edukasi : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi (JBioEd) takes it's duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously. We recognize our ethical and other responsibilities in ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, thFaculty of Teacher Training and Education - Universitas Syiah Kuala and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers if necessary.


Publication Decisions

The editor of the Biologi Edukasi: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi is responsible for deciding which of articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work and it's importance to researchers and readers must always drive for publishing process. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as it shall than be in force at libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making dis decision.

Process Control

Editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so. After passing this test, the manuscript is forwarded to one reviewer or more for double-blind peer review, each of whom will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript. The review period will be given up to 21 days at least but can last up to a month and a half.

Fair Play

Editors at any time evaluate manuscripts for there intellectual content regardless to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editors and any editorial board members must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding authors, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without a written consent of the author.



Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer reviewers assist the editors in making editorial decisions and the editorial communications with the authors may also assist the authors in improving there papers.


Any selected referees who feel unqualified to review the research or no that it's prompt review will be impossible should notify the editors and excuse themselves 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 editors.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express there views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have 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. Reviewers should also call the editor's attention about any substantial similarity or overlapping manuscript under consideration and any other published papers of which they have personal noledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer reviews must be kept confidentially and not used for personal interest. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts which have conflicts of interest resulting from competition, collaboration, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions corresponded to the papers.



Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of it's significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient details and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or noingly inaccurate statements constituting unethical behaviour are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data of the paper for editorial review and should prepare to provide public access to the data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases). If practicable, they should in any event prepare to retain the data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and that the authors have used the work and/or words of others that are appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Authors 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 such behaviour is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acnoledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported works.

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. If there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they shall be acnoledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding authors should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the papers and have agreed with it's submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, human, animals, and microbes, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in there use, the authors must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in there manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of there manuscript. All sources of financial supports for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published work

When authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editors or publishers and cooperate with the editors to retract or correct the paper.


Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking. Policy of screening for plagiarism with maximum similarity score 20%. The Journal use Anti-Plagiarism Software "Turnitin" to check the authenticity of the article.