Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Chemical Engineering and Environment is an open access journal that publishes papers on chemical engineering and environmental engineering. The following topics are included in these sciences:

  • Food and biochemical engineering
  • Catalytic reaction engineering
  • Clean energy technology
  • Environmental and safety technology
  • Fundamentals of chemical engineering and applied industrial engineering
  • Industrial chemical engineering
  • Material science engineering
  • Process and control engineering
  • Polymer and petrochemical technology
  • Membrane technology
  • Agro-industrial technology
  • Separation and purification technology
  • Environmental modelling
  • Environmental and information sciences
  • Water and waste water treatment and management
  • Material flow analysis
  • Mechanisms of clean development


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Papers will only be sent to review if the Editor determines that the paper meets the appropriate quality and relevance requirements. Journal of Chemical Engineering and Environment operates a double-blind review process. All contributions are typically sent to two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. Reviewers may be from the academic community of the Universitas Syiah Kuala or elsewhere. Neither the identity of the reviewer nor any other details of the review process may be revealed to third parties. Editor should remove any identifying information, such as authors’ names or affiliations, from authors’ manuscript before submission. Make sure that figures and tables do not contain any reference to author affiliations.

The reviewers will be invited to advise the editor whether an article is suitable for publication in the journal. The time required to review a manuscript is usually one month. The review process is thorough and may take several weeks to ensure quality and academic integrity. To evaluate the work (including the Supporting Information) carefully and objectively, reviewers should explain and support their judgements, providing reference to published work where appropriate. To ensure impartiality and transparency, the editorial team does not participate in the peer review process.

Once the editor has received and considered the reviewer reports, as well as making their own assessment of author’s work, they will let the author know their decision. During this stage of the process authors will have time to amend their article based on the reviewer’s comments, resubmitting it with any or all changes made. Authors are reminded that the acceptance of manuscripts is contingent upon rigorous peer review and does not imply a guarantee of publication. When authors receive the reviewer’s comments, they should try not to take personal offence to any criticism of your article (even though that can be hard).

Editors have to make every effort to ensure a fair and timely evaluation/review process for submitted manuscript, and must follow up on all allegations of scientific misconduct, including requests from third parties anonymous or otherwise when clear evidence is presented. Reviewers or editorial board members may be consulted if appropriate. The author/reviewer in question should be informed and given the chance to respond. If there’s a review comment that authors don’t agree with, it is important that authors don’t ignore it. The editor can then make an assessment and include author explanation when the amended article is sent back to the reviewers.

Editors have to give fair and careful consideration to appeals against editorial decisions. The final editorial decision on a paper and the choice of who to invite to review is always the editor’s decision. Upon publication, each article includes a detailed recorded history of its journey from initial submission to acceptance. This history includes information on revisions made, dates of acceptance, and any other pertinent editorial decisions, providing transparency and accountability in the publication process.


Publication Frequency

Journal of Rekayasa Kimia dan Lingkungan is scheduled for publication two times a year, in June and December. Since issue Volume 17 Number 1 in 2022, JRKL moves to a continuous publishing model. With this policy, articles in the June edition will be available online more quickly between January and June, and articles in the December issue will be accessible between July and December.


Open Access Policy

Journal of Chemical Engineering and Environment is managed by open journal system (OJS). This journal provides open access directly on all available contents in journal website. It means all people both authors and readers can freely access all manuscripts contained in the RKL journal website.

All accepted articles after going through review process and revision are suitable to be published both in printing and online. Articles will be available in the website permanently in particular range of time. By such method, all scientific information contained in the journal such as finding result in the laboratory, case study, or review will be hopefully beneficial for science development in community.



This journal utilizes the PKP Private LOCKSS Network and LOCKSS systems 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.



All material published in this journal are copyrighted by the author(s) and are licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-SA 4.0). Under this 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.


Publication Ethics

Publication Policy and Malpractice Statement

Jurnal Rekayasa Kimia dan Lingkungan (Journal of Chemical Engineering and Environment) is revognized by ISSN. 1412-5064, E-ISSN. 2356-1661, and since Volume 19 by a DOI number for each published article. Each article is evaluated by at least two Peer Reviewers before publication. JRKL is known for the publication of research articles which considers the copyright guidelines to protect the rights of our authors.

Our dedicated team of scientists improve research work with innovations by avoiding plagiarism. Most of the authors represent some institutions and their original research work are the groundwork for further studies. All submitted research articles are assessed by our Reviewer Board and Editorial Board members exploiting evaluation process to avoid plagiarism. JRKL set quality standards for the acceptance of suitable articles. Authors are expected to check their articles for a written falsification test. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors.

Duties of Editors

Publication Decisions

The editors of a peer-reviewed journal are responsible for deciding publication of suitable articles submitted to the journal. The validations of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive decisions. The editor 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 of the journal or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair Play

An editor should evaluate articles for their intellectual content without regard of the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.


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

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research, expressed in a written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editors in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the authors may also assist the authors in improving the paper.


Any selected referees who feel unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that their prompt review are not impossible should notify the editors and excuse themselves from the review process.


Any manuscript 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 authors 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 of observation, derivation, or argument that have been previously reported should be accompanied by relevant citations. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the article under consideration and any other published article 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 articles in which they have conflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationship or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated to the articles.

Duties of Authors

Reporting Standards

Authors of original research should present accurate accounts of the work performed as well as objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the article. An article should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to judge the validity of the contributions to knowledge. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements that constitute unethical behavior are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work. Relevant previous work and publication, both by authors’ own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications

Authors should not in general submit the same article to more than one journal concurrently. Submitting the same article to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgement 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 significant contributions to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. If major contributors are listed as authors while those who made less substantial, or purely technical, contributions to the research or to the publication are listed in an acknowledgement section. Authors also ensure that all authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the article and their inclusion of names as co-authors.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

The authors should clearly identify in the manuscript if the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should clearly disclose in their articles of any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their articles. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

If the authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted article, then the authors should promptly notify the journal editors or publisher and cooperate with the editors to retract or correct the paper.


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Shift to Continuous Publishing

In 2022, Jurnal Rekayasa Kimia dan Lingkungan will transition to a continuous publishing model. This means that as soon as an article is finished, it will be published online, resulting in a steady stream of topical, high-quality content. When an issue cycle ends, the articles go to print, and the next issue begins online.

Because the publication of articles is no longer dictated by our print schedule, your readers, students, and colleagues can access and cite articles much more quickly.