The Manuscripts

The JIPI (Jurnal IPA dan Pembelajaran IPA) has a policy that all editorial workflows are carried out using the Open Journal System (OJS). The editorial workflow gives the Editor the authority to reject any manuscript because it is inappropriate in subject matter, lacks quality, or results are incorrect. Editors cannot assign themselves as external reviewers of manuscripts. This is to ensure a high-quality, fair and impartial peer-review process for every manuscript submitted to the journal because any manuscript to be published must be recommended by a minimum of two external reviewers together with the Editor responsible for the manuscript. Editors can reject manuscripts without a peer-review process if the manuscript is assessed based on the results of the initial review as not meeting the minimum journal qualifications required. All manuscripts submitted to this journal must meet the focus and scope, as well as the author's guidelines of this journal.


Some minimum qualification that must be met are as follows: 

1. Submitted manuscripts must be in English and adapted to the template, prepared in Word.doc version, and is an original work. This journal Template file has been provided and can be downloaded HERE.

2. Manuscripts must be accompanied by a minimum of 20 up-to-date library references and more than 80% of primary source references or journal articles (90% of references must be in English).

3. Manuscripts are written by a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 6 people, and the publication process is prioritized for manuscripts whose authors and affiliates are international.

4. The first author and/or corresponding author must be sign a statement of authenticity or Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) of his work and upload it to the OJS system in add supplementary files. The CTA form file is provided and can be downloaded HERE.

5. Manuscripts that can be accepted for publication in this journal with a tolerance limit for plagiarism checking results using standard applications, have a maximum of 20% similarity.


6. The paper manuscript can be processed quickly, if the provisions of points 1 to. 5 are confirmed to be fulfilled when submitted to this journal. If the paper manuscript has not been completed, it cannot be forwarded to reviewers or it will be rejected and cannot be resubmitted.



Structure of the manuscripts

1. Title. The title should be clear and informative, and not more than 20 words.

2. Author's names and institutions. The author's names should be accompanied by the author's institutions and email addresses, without any academic title. For a joint paper, one of the authors should be notified as the corresponding author.

3. Abstract and keywords. The abstract should be less than 250 words. Abstract contains of the clear elaboration of research purpose, method, and result. Please provide the abstract in both English and Indonesian versions. The keywords should be of 3-5 words or phrases.

4. Introduction. This section explains the background of the study, a review of the previous researches in the area, and aims of the manuscripts. Importantly it should also show the significance and novelty of the research.

5. Methods. This section describes the appropriate tools of analysis along with the data and their sources.

6. Results and Discussion. This section explains the results of the study. It should be presented clearly and concisely. Author(s) should explore the novelty or the contribution of the work to the science education literature.

7. Conclusion. This section concludes and provides policy implications, if any, of the study. The conclusion(s) should be at the same order with ones discussed in the body of the manuscript.

8. References. This section only lists all the references quoted or referred to in the paper manuscript, with a minimum requirement of 20 and 90% must be English language references, of which at least 80% are journal articles and the rest can be books, and/or other types of scientific references.

General Writing Format

1. The manuscript is prepared in an A4 paper, single sided, and single line spacing format. A new paragraph should start 5 characters from the left margin, using 9-size, Verdana font type.

2. The manuscript is written in Indonesian or English.

3. The manuscript should be between 5 to 20 pages long (4000-10000 words).

4. The top and bottom margins are 1,5 and 0,8 cm.

5. The title is written using capital letters only at first word or special name (example: location name), 13 font size, center position.

6. Subtitles are written using UPPERCASE BOLD style, 9 font size, starting from the left margin.

7. Sub of subtitles, if any, are written using capital letters only at first word or special name. They should be started from the left margin.

8. Sub of the sub of subtitles, if any, are written using capital letters only at the beginning of each word except for connecting words, all in italics. They should be started from the left margin.

9. References should be those of the last ten years publication (>90%), except for key references (90%). Referring to any textbook should be maximized (<10%).

Specific Writing Format

1. Equations and formula should be numbered as (1), (2)...etc appearing to their right.

2.  Estimation results from a software package are not allowed to be directly presented in the paper. They should be presented in summary tables.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be presented as follows:

1. The name of tables and figures should follow a numbering system (Arabic numbering system). The title of the tables and figures are placed at the top and the bottom respectively.

2. The tables and figures should provide the source of information, if any, at the bottom. 

3. Any table should contain only heading and contents. The table contains row lines only without column lines. Note(s) and source(s) should be included underneath the table where appropriate. 


Acknowledgment, if any, should be written as the foot-note of the manuscript's title.

Subjects and Authors Index

The authors should provide an index of subject, namely the specific terms in the manuscript. The authors should also provide the index of authors, namely the key authors of papers referred in the manuscript. Please write the family name followed by the given name.


Citation in the text body should be written using the family name and years of publication. Example:

a. Hill (2001) suggests that the objective of depreciation is ....

b. Inflation targeting would be sufficient (McCain, 1982).

c. The definition of contagion is ... (Wagner, 1976; Rhonda 2009).

d. The Authors are recommended to use Mendeley Reference software.


The manuscript is expected to involve approximately 20-25 primary and up-to-date references to assert high quality contributions to the knowledge development. Citations and references must strictly follow the APA (American Psychological Association) style.  References should include only works that are cited within the text of the manuscript.  Consulting the APA style manual ( is strongly recommended for completing manuscript submissions.

References should appear as:

Book with one author:

Author, A.A. 2015. Title of Work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Book with two authors:

Author, A.A. & Author, B.B. 2015. Title of Work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Book with more than two authors:

Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C. 2015. Title of Work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Journal article:

Ramadani, M.K, Supahar, S., & Rosana, D. 2021. Validity of evaluation instrument on the implementation of performance assessment to measure science process skills. Jurnal Inovasi Pendidikan IPA, 3(2):180-188. jipi.v5i4.23150     

Edited book:

Author, A.A. (Ed.). 2019. Title of Work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Unpublished doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis:

Author, A.A. 2019. Title of work. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University.

Manuscript Template

Manuscript should be prepared according to the following MS Word template: 

How to send the manuscript

1. The manuscript in microsoft word should be sent to the editor by clicking Online Submission tab on our Website.
2. A brief bio that contains full name, academic title, institution, telephone, mobile number, and others should be written in the fields of data when registering online in the website submission.

Final Decision

Taking into account the results of the peer reviewing process, the decision as to the acceptability of each manuscript for publication will be notified to the author(s) through the website system in the following alternative conclusions:
a. Accepted without revision, or
b. Accepted with minor revision, or
c. Accepted with major revision, or
d. Rejected.