Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Natural (J. Natural) is a premier, multidisciplinary, open-access journal dedicated to the rapid publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed research in the fields of mathematics, biological sciences, physics, chemistry, pharmacy, statistics, and informatics. Published by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Universitas Syiah Kuala, Indonesia, J. Natural is committed to fostering the global exchange of scientific knowledge and ideas.

J. Natural collaborate with some academic associations in Indonesia including IndoMS (Mathematics), HKI (Chemistry), PHI (Physics) and HAGI (Geophysics). The journal publishes three issues per year (February, June, and October) and welcomes submissions from researchers, scholars, and professionals worldwide. J. Natural focuses on a wide range of scientific scopes, including, but not limited to:

  • Mathematics: Algebra, analysis, geometry, topology, and applied mathematics
  • Biological Sciences: Cell biology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, ecology, and evolution
  • Physics: Classical and quantum mechanics, geophysics, statistical mechanics, electromagnetism, optics, and condensed matter physics
  • Chemistry: Organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, and theoretical chemistry
  • Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacognosy, pharmaceutics, and clinical pharmacy
  • Statistics: Mathematical statistics, biostatistics, statistical theory, and statistical methods
  • Informatics: Computer science, artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, and cybersecurity

Section Policies


  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed


contains review papers

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Jurnal Natural (J. Natural) is applying the peer review process with in single-blind system for peer review; reviewers’ identities remain anonymous. The authors are welcome to suggest at least two potential reviewers along with name and their email address. However, the decision to determine the appropriate reviewers is right of editor. The approved gallery proof of manuscript will early view online as early as possible upon recieved from author and final proof reading by editor in chief.

The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts in relevant subject areas: one editorial member as well as one external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks.

Publication Frequency

Publish three times in a year:February, June 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.


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Publication Ethics


Jurnal Natural encourages submission of original and unpublished accounting articles by means of all research methods including qualitative, quantitative, or combination methods. Due to various issues involving journal publication therefore it is very important to establish an ethical standard for all entities involved in the publication of the articles at Jurnal Natural .

Ethical Principles

Our journal is committed to adhere to the ethical principles based on Core Practices issued by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as follows:

1. Allegations of misconduct

Our journal welcomes any valid allegation made against authors, reviewers and editors. The handling of allegations of misconduct at our journal can be divided into two situations. First is allegation against author and second is an allegation against a reviewer or editor. If an author has been alleged of potential misconduct such as plagiarism or its article has already been published elsewhere hence independent investigation will be conducted towards the allegation. Shall the allegation is found to be valid, the alleged author will be blacklisted and his/her article will be withdrawn from our publication. The alleged author will also be required to provide a formally-written statement of apology which will be posted in our announcement platform on our website.

Similarly in the case of allegation against a reviewer or editor, an independent investigation will also be performed accordingly. Shall the allegation against the reviewer and editor is found to be true and valid, the said reviewer and editor will no longer be participating in any of our journal activities.

2. Authorship and contributorship

Authors are responsible to provide original research, which have not been submitted or published elsewhere. Authors are also responsible to provide accurate and detailed data when they are requested. To ensure originality, the authors need to check the originality of article using plagiarism checker before the article submission. The authors have to fill and submit copyright transfer form available in the website when submitting their manuscript. When reproducing data from other sources, proper citation and permission are required.

3. Complaints and appeals

Our journal are committed to treat any complaints and appeals fairly, promptly and independently. For instance, reasonable complaints against reviewer will be handled by chief editor and any complaint against chief editor will be handled by publisher.

4. Conflicts of interest / Competing interests

A conflict of interest is possible to occur when author has a financial, commercial, legal, or professional relationship with other organizations, or with the people working with them, that could influence their research. Therefore authors are required to provide full disclosure about any potential conflicts of interest in a covering letter. Detailed financial sources supporting the work should also be fully acknowledged. The editor may decide not to publish your article on the basis of any declared conflict. The conflict of interest can be declared on your cover letter or on the manuscript submission form in the journal’s online peer-review system.

5. Data and reproducibility

Authors are responsible to provide accurate and detailed data when they are requested.

6. Ethical oversight

Authors are required to maintain the confidentiality of data published in their papers. The journal also upholds the utmost importance of data confidentiality and ethical conduct of research subjects either human, business, or marketing practices. 

7. Intellectual property

Jurnal Natural is an open access journal which appears on DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals). 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 or the author.

8. Journal management

Jurnal Natural is operated using Open Journal System (OJS) platform. It is managed and published by Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Jurnal Natural editorial team is headed by Chief Editor and assisted by managing editors and associate editors with the advice and supervision of independent Editorial Advisory Board coming from Indonesia and several other countries. To ensure the efficient journal management and its continuous improvement, members of Jurnal Natural editorial team occasionally attend relevant training and programs held in relation to journal management.

The responsibilities of the editorial team as follows: 

    • Chief Editor and managing editors have a fully responsibility and authority to accept or reject an article. Article submitted by the authors to  Jurnal Natural are distributed by editor in chief or managing editors to editor in board or external reviewers. Jurnal Natural relies on the single-blind peer-review process to uphold the quality and validity of individual articles and the journals that publish them.
    • A decision to publish an article, editors should be objective and fair when conducting their duties without making any discrimination on gender, ethnic, religion, political view or geographical origin of the authors. Editor has the right to do editorial revision of the accepted manuscript. Editors should also accept article based on quality of an article on academic merit. Responsibilities of reviewers are requested to assist in improving the quality of an article within a scheduled period of time set by editor in chief or managing editor. Reviewers contribute to the decision-making process on the article. If reviewers find any published or submitted content similar to article that under review, the editor has to be informed. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Any confidentiality of information supplied by the editor or author should be maintained.

9. Peer review processes

All submitted articles will be reviewed in single-blind system for peer review; reviewers’ identities remain anonymous.  The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial member as well as one external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks.

10. Post-publication discussions and corrections

Our journal allows debate post publication through letters to the editor and mechanisms for correcting, revising or retracting articles after publication is through announcement feature on our website.

11. Article Submission and Publication Charges

No charge for every article submission and if the paper is accepted for publication, it will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.