The Indonesian Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IJoPAC) is a scientific journal that accommodates researchers and education practitioners to publish scientific work and research results which are the results of experiments or literature studies in the field of chemistry. Publications are carried out periodically with three issues in one volume per year. Published scientific work can be in the form of original articles, short communications and review results covering the fields of Physical chemistry, Organic chemistry, Analytical chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Biochemistry / Biological Chemistry, Applied Chemistry.

Ethical Publication Guideline of Indonesian Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IJoPAC)

The IJoPAC Editors Team provides a new ethic for anyone involved in the publication process in IJoPAC journals either as writers, reviewers, and editors. These ethical guidelines will continue to be evaluated and developed to ensure the validity and high quality of publications that meet applicable ethical standards.


Reporting Standards

Authors must present an original and accurate report about the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be presented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to copy the work. Statements that are deceptive or intentionally inaccurate are unethical behavior.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must ensure that the scientific work reported is original and free from plagiarism.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

Authors may not submit the same manuscript or similar substance to other journals at the same time. This action constitutes unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.

Statement of Acknowledgment

A statement of acknowledgment of a job and whoever contributes to a research result must always be given. Authors should also cite publications that were influential in determining the process of work being reported.

Paper authorship

Authorship should be given to them to contribute significantly to the substance of the report which includes the concept, design, interpretation and process of conducting research. All persons involved in the manuscript writing process must be registered as co-authors and they have viewed, approved the manuscript for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

In the manuscript, all authors must disclose conflicts of interest, both substance and financial, that support the research process and the making of the manuscript.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

Authors are obliged to convey errors or inaccuracies in articles that have been published to the journal editor or publisher and work with the editor to revoke or correct the paper.


All the articles published in the Indonesian Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IJoPAC) will be considered to retract publication if:
1.    The article has contents of data fabrication, miscalculation, or experimental error.
2.    the contents and substance of the article have been previously published elsewhere without proper reference, permission, or cross-justification
3.    An article has indicated plagiarism
4.    An article reports unethical research


Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review is assigned by the editor to review a manuscript as a reference for making decisions for editors regarding the eligibility of the manuscript to be accepted and published or rejected.

Willingness to review

Selected reviewers who feel ineligible or do not have time to review the manuscript must notify the editor and request resignation from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They may not be shown or discussed with others except as permitted by the editor.


Reviews should be conducted in an objective manner and not engage in inappropriate personal criticism. Reviewers should clearly express suggestions and corrections to the manuscript with supporting arguments.

Identification of Acknowledgement

The reviewer must identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the author. Each previously reported statement of observation, derivation, or argument must be accompanied by a relevant quote. Reviewers should also call the editor's attention for any similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and other published papers that they are personally aware of.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts that have a conflict of interest due to competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions the paper is associated with.


The editor of Indonesian Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry is responsible for deciding which of the articles 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. Editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also assist authors in refining papers. The editor conducts an initial review of the suitability of the manuscript with the scope of the journal publication so that the in-depth review process can be forwarded to reviewers. Editors are tasked with meeting the needs of readers and writers, implementing a review process to ensure the quality of published papers. Editors need to prioritize freedom of opinion in an objective manner, maintain the integrity and academic track record of the author. The editor submits corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies if necessary and is responsible for the format and style of writing, while the contents and all statements in the manuscript are the responsibility of the author. Editors support authors to comply with publication ethics, have an open mind to the opinions of others which may result in non-objective decisions, and encourage writers to make improvements to their written work to meet the requirements for publication.