Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia) receiving and publishing article in the form of research (scientific article) in the field of biology education and utilization of biological research in learning. Moreover, this journal bridges the gap between research and practice, providing information, ideas and opinion, in addition to critical examinations of biology research and teaching. Through the coverage of policy and curriculum developments, the latest results of research into the teaching, learning and assessment of biology are brought to the fore. Special emphasize are as follow:

  1. Research on Learning Biology/Science (Biology learning materials at all education levels).
  2. Pure Research of Biology developed or studied to the sources, materials, or instructional media Biology/Science (Biology learning materials at all education levels and application in society). 
  3. Curriculum of Biology Education at all education levels.
  4. Class Action Research (CAR) and Lesson Study.
  5. Other Qualitative Research of Biology Education.
  6. The school management and Biology/science laboratory management.
  7. Biology/Science Learning Evaluation
  8. Teacher Professional Issues/Trends in Biology Education.
  9. Another study for the scope of Biology Education.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymised refereeing by at least two anonymous referees. Language used in this journal is English. The Editor shall inform you of the results of the review as soon as possible, approximately in 30 to 60 days.

Peer review is designed to assess the contribution, validity, relevance, quality and often the originality of articles for publication. Its ultimate purpose is to maintain the integrity of science by filtering out invalid or poor quality articles.

From a publisher’s perspective, peer review functions as a filter for content, directing better quality articles to better quality journals and so creating journal brands.

Running articles through the process of peer review adds value to them. For this reason publishers need to make sure that peer review is robust.

Editor Feedback

"Pointing out the specifics about flaws in the paper’s structure is paramount. Are methods valid, is data clearly presented, and are conclusions supported by data?” (Editor feedback)

“If an editor can read your comments and understand clearly the basis for your recommendation, then you have written a helpful review.” (Editor feedback)

Peer Review at Its Best

What peer review does best is improve the quality of published papers by motivating authors to submit good quality work – and helping to improve that work through the peer review process. 

In fact, 90% of researchers feel that peer review improves the quality of their published paper (University of Tennessee and CIBER Research Ltd, 2013).


Publication Frequency

March, July, November


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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system 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. More...



  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maria Salih, Scopus ID: 56574813200; Fakulti Pendidikan & Pembangunan Manusia, Sultan Idris University of Education, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
  • Prof. Dr. Nuryani Y Rustaman, Scopus ID: 55872695700; Science Education Departement, Indonesia University of Education, West Java, Indonesia
  • Dr. Agus Sutanto, Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Metro, Lampung, Indonesia
  • Dr. Ahmad Muhlisin, Natural Science Education Program, Tidar University, Magelang Central Java, Indonesia
  • Dr. Ainur Rofieq, Scopus ID: 57188989237; Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, East Java, Indonesia
  • Dr Akhmad Sukri, Department of Biology Education, Institute of Teacher Training and Education (IKIP) Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
  • Dr. Anggi Tias Pratama, Scopus ID: 57191420208; Department of Biology Education, Islamic State University of North Sumatera, North Sumatera, Indonesia
  • Dr Baiq Fatmawati, Scopus ID: 57200103296; Department of Biology Education, University of Hamzanwadi, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
  • Dr. Bonita Hirza, Department of Mathematics Education, University of Muhammadiyah Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia
  • Dr. Didimus Tanah Boleng, Scopus ID: 57194721482; Department of Biology Education, University of Mulawarman, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Dr. Eko Susetyarini, Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, East Java, Indonesia
  • Dr. Handoko Santoso, Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Metro, Lampung, Indonesia
  • Dr. Iin Hindun, Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, East Java, Indonesia
  • Dr. Lina Listiana, Scopus ID: 57190276357; Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
  • Dr. Lud Waluyo, Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, East Java, Indonesia
  • Dr Marhamah Marhamah, Department of Biology Education, Hamzanwadi University, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
  • Dr. Mia Nurkanti, Department of Biology Education, Pasundan University, West Java, Indonesia
  • Dr. Murni Ramli, Scopus ID: 57193454536; Department of Biology Teacher Education, Sebelas Maret University, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Dr. Nurul Mahmudati, Scopus ID: 57188981985; Department of Biologi Education, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, East Java, Indonesia
  • Dr. Poncojari Wahyono, Scopus ID: 57188978455; Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, East Java, Indonesia
  • Dr. Rusdy A. Siroj, Department of Mathematics Education, University of Muhammadiyah Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia
  • Dr. Saleh Hidayat, Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia
  • Dr. Siti Sriyati, Scopus ID: 57193863534; Science Education Department, Indonesia University of Education, West Java, Indonesia
  • Dr. Siti Ramdiah, Biology Education Study Program, STKIP PGRI Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Dr. Sri Wardhani, Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia
  • Dr. Suhirman Suhirman, Department of Biology Education (Tadris), Islamic State University of Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
  • Dr. Sumar Hendayana, Scopus ID: 15753460100; Department of Science Education, Indonesia University of Education, and Head of Asosiasi Lesson Study Indonesia (Indonesian Association of Lesson Study), West Java, Indonesia
  • Dr. Yetty Hastiana, Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia
  • Dr. Yuni Pantiwati, Scopus ID: 57190660805; Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, East Java, Indonesia


Screening for Plagiarism Policy

JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia)  have a policy of screening for plagiarism. We use Anti-Plagiarism Software "Turnitin" to check the authenticity article



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.

This journal is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative

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Budapest Open Access Initiative

 An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in scholarly journals without payment, for the sake of inquiry and knowledge. The new technology is the internet. The public good they make possible is the world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds. Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.

For various reasons, this kind of free and unrestricted online availability, which we will call open access, has so far been limited to small portions of the journal literature. But even in these limited collections, many different initiatives have shown that open access is economically feasible, that it gives readers extraordinary power to find and make use of relevant literature, and that it gives authors and their works vast and measurable new visibilityreadership, and impact. To secure these benefits for all, we call on all interested institutions and individuals to help open up access to the rest of this literature and remove the barriers, especially the price barriers, that stand in the way. The more who join the effort to advance this cause, the sooner we will all enjoy the benefits of open access.

The literature that should be freely accessible online is that which scholars give to the world without expectation of payment. Primarily, this category encompasses their peer-reviewed journal articles, but it also includes any unreviewed preprints that they might wish to put online for comment or to alert colleagues to important research findings. There are many degrees and kinds of wider and easier access to this literature. By "open access" to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

While  the peer-reviewed journal literature should be accessible online without cost to readers, it is not costless to produce. However, experiments show that the overall costs of providing open access to this literature are far lower than the costs of traditional forms of dissemination. With such an opportunity to save money and expand the scope of dissemination at the same time, there is today a strong incentive for professional associations, universities, libraries, foundations, and others to embrace open access as a means of advancing their missions. Achieving open access will require new cost recovery models and financing mechanisms, but the significantly lower overall cost of dissemination is a reason to be confident that the goal is attainable and not merely preferable or utopian.

To achieve open access to scholarly journal literature, we recommend two complementary strategies. 

I.  Self-Archiving: First, scholars need the tools and assistance to deposit their refereed journal articles in open electronic archives, a practice commonly called, self-archiving. When these archives conform to standards created by the Open Archives Initiative, then search engines and other tools can treat the separate archives as one. Users then need not know which archives exist or where they are located in order to find and make use of their contents.

II. Open-access Journals: Second, scholars need the means to launch a new generation of journals committed to open access, and to help existing journals that elect to make the transition to open access. Because journal articles should be disseminated as widely as possible, these new journals will no longer invoke copyright to restrict access to and use of the material they publish. Instead they will use copyright and other tools to ensure permanent open access to all the articles they publish. Because price is a barrier to access, these new journals will not charge subscription or access fees, and will turn to other methods for covering their expenses. There are many alternative sources of funds for this purpose, including the foundations and governments that fund research, the universities and laboratories that employ researchers, endowments set up by discipline or institution, friends of the cause of open access, profits from the sale of add-ons to the basic texts, funds freed up by the demise or cancellation of journals charging traditional subscription or access fees, or even contributions from the researchers themselves. There is no need to favor one of these solutions over the others for all disciplines or nations, and no need to stop looking for other, creative alternatives.

Open access to peer-reviewed journal literature is the goal. Self-archiving (I.) and a new generation of open-access journals (II.) are the ways to attain this goal. They are not only direct and effective means to this end, they are within the reach of scholars themselves, immediately, and need not wait on changes brought about by markets or legislation. While we endorse the two strategies just outlined, we also encourage experimentation with further ways to make the transition from the present methods of dissemination to open access. Flexibility, experimentation, and adaptation to local circumstances are the best ways to assure that progress in diverse settings will be rapid, secure, and long-lived.

The Open Society Institute, the foundation network founded by philanthropist George Soros, is committed to providing initial help and funding to realize this goal. It will use its resources and influence to extend and promote institutional self-archiving, to launch new open-access journals, and to help an open-access journal system become economically self-sustaining. While the Open Society Institute's commitment and resources are substantial, this initiative is very much in need of other organizations to lend their effort and resources.

We invite governments, universities, libraries, journal editors, publishers, foundations, learned societies, professional associations, and individual scholars who share our vision to join us in the task of removing the barriers to open access and building a future in which research and education in every part of the world are that much more free to flourish.

February 14, 2002
Budapest, Hungary

Leslie Chan: Bioline International
Darius Cuplinskas
: Director, Information Program, Open Society Institute
Michael Eisen
: Public Library of Science
Fred Friend
: Director Scholarly Communication, University College London
Yana Genova
: Next Page Foundation
Jean-Claude Guédon: University of Montreal
Melissa Hagemann
: Program Officer, Information Program, Open Society Institute
Stevan Harnad: Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Southampton, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Rick Johnson
: Director, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
Rima Kupryte: Open Society Institute
Manfredi La Manna
: Electronic Society for Social Scientists 
István Rév: Open Society Institute, Open Society Archives
Monika Segbert: eIFL Project consultant 
Sidnei de Souza
: Informatics Director at CRIA, Bioline International
Peter Suber
: Professor of Philosophy, Earlham College & The Free Online Scholarship Newsletter
Jan Velterop
: Publisher, BioMed Central



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Scopus Citation Analysis


  1. Yuhanna, W. L., & Retno, R. S. (2016). The learning of science basic concept by using scientific inquiry to improve student’s thinking, working, and scientific attitude abilities. JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia), 2(1), 1-9. doi: https://doi.org/10.22219/jpbi.v2i1.2703   Cited 1 time by Cahyani, R., & Hendriani, Y. (2017). Students’ multimedia-assisted scientific inquiry ability on the material of reproductive cells. Jurnal Pendidikan IPA Indonesia, 6(2), 265-270. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.15294/jpii.v6i2.9484.
  2. Hudha, A., Amin, M., Bambang, S., & Akbar, S. (2017). Study of instructional models and syntax as an effort for developing "OIDDE" instructional model. JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia), 2(2), 109-124. doi:https://doi.org/10.22219/jpbi.v2i2.3448 Cited 1 time by  Husamah, Fatmawati, D., & Setyawan, D. (2018). OIDDE Learning Model: Improving Higher Order Thinking Skills of Biology Teacher Candidates. International Journal of Instruction, 11(2), 249-264. https://doi.org/10.12973/iji.2018.11217a


Publication Ethics

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JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia) is a peer-reviewed journal. This journal follows guidelines from Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)  facing all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher (University of Muhammadiyah Malang). JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia) are dedicated to following best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and the journals do not tolerate plagiarism in any form.

JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia) adapts COPE to meet high quality standard of ethics for publisher, editors, authors, and reviewers. As an essential issue, publication ethics needs to be explained clearly to improve the quality of the research worldwide. In this part, we explain the standard for editors, authors, and reviewers. Publisher don’t have right to interfere with the integrity of the contents and only support to publish in timely manner.

For Editors

  1. Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.
  2. Editors should be responsible for every articles published in JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia).
  3. The editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making the final decision.
  4. An editor has to evaluate the manuscript objectively for publication, judging each on its quality without looking to nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors. He/she should decline his/her assignment when there is a potential of conflict of interest.
  5. Editors need to ensure the document sent to the reviewer does not contain the information of the author, vice versa.
  6. Editors’ decision should be informed to authors accompanied by reviewers’ comments unless they contain offensive or libelous remarks.
  7. Editors should respect requests from authors that an individual should not review the submission, if these are well-reasoned and practicable.
  8. Editors and all staffs should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
  9. Editors will be guided by COPE flowcharts if there is a suspected misconduct or disputed authorship.

 For Reviewers

  1. Reviewers need to comment on ethical questions and possible research and publication misconduct.
  2. Reviewers will do the work in timely manner and should notify editor if they can not complete the work.
  3. Reviewers need to keep the confidentiality of the manuscript.
  4. Reviewers should not accept to review the manuscripts in which there is potential conflict of interest between them and any of the authors.

For Authors

  1. Author(s) affirm that the material has not been previously published and that they have not trans­ferred elsewhere any rights to the article.
  2. Author(s) should ensure the originality of the work and they have properly cited others’ work in accordance of the references format.
  3. Author(s) should not engage in plagiarism nor self-plagiarism.
  4. Author(s) should ensure that they follow the authorship criteria that are taken from JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia) that is explained in instruction for author of JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia).
  5. Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.
  6. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
  7. The author(s) haven’t suggested any personal information that may make the identity of the patient recognizable in any forms of description part, photograph or pedigree.
  8. Author(s) should give the editor the data and details of the work, if there are suspicions of data falsification or fabrication.
  9. If at any point of time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.
  10. Authors of the journal should clarify everything that may cause conflict of interests such as work, research expenses, consul­tant expenses, and intellectual property on the document of  JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia) form disclosure.



The Editors of JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia)  make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information (the “Content”) contained in its publications. However, the  Editors of JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia) make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the Content and disclaim all such representations and warranties whether express or implied to the maximum extent permitted by law. Any views expressed in this publication are the views of the authors and are not necessarily the views of the Editors of JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia).