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.


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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.



  • Dr. Shahin Gavanji, Scopus ID: 54883969200; Chairman of World Academy of Medical Sciences (WAMS); Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Advanced Sciences and Technologies, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Dr. Evi Suryawati, Scopus ID: 36992687900; Biology Education Study Program, Faculty of Teachers Training and Education Universitas Riau, Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia
  • Dr. Murni Ramli, Scopus ID: 57193454536; Department of Biology Teacher Education, Sebelas Maret University (UNS), Central Java, Indonesia
  • Dr. Puguh Karyanto, Scopus ID: 57202219619, Department of Biology Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia.
  • Dr. Siti Alimah, Scopus ID: 57190685084, Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Dr. Siti Ramdiah, Scopus ID: 57205352013; Biology Education Study Program, School of Teacher Training and Education (STKIP) of PGRI Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Dr. Sumar Hendayana, Scopus ID: 15753460100; Department of Science Education, Indonesia University of Education (UPI), and Head of Asosiasi Lesson Study Indonesia/ALSI (Indonesian Association of Lesson Study), West Java, Indonesia
  • Dr. Agus Sutanto, Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Metro, Lampung, Indonesia
  • Dr Akhmad Sukri, Department of Biology Education, Institute of Teacher Training and Education (IKIP) Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, 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. Lud Waluyo, Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, East Java, Indonesia
  • Dr. Suhirman, Department of Biology Education (Tadris), Islamic State University (UIN) of Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
  • Dr. Sukarsono, Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, East Java, Indonesia


Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia) is a peer-reviewed electronic international journal. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer and the publisher (University of Muhammadiyah Malang).

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed of JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia) is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

University of Muhammadiyah Malang as publisher of JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia) takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Malang and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

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Publication decisions
The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
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 editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

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

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

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

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author 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 that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper 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 manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment 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 a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

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

Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Screening for Plagiarism

Papers submitted to JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia) will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin plagiarism detection tool. 

Apart from that we check with Copyscape for plagiarism. JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia) will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.


Adapted from Bella H. Plagiarism. Saudi J Med Med Sci 2014;2:127

Available from: http://www.sjmms.net/text.asp?2014/2/2/127/137015

"Plagiarism is the use of others' published and unpublished ideas or words (or other intellectual property) without attribution or permission, and presenting them as new and original rather than derived from an existing source. The intent and effect of plagiarism is to mislead the reader as to the contributions of the plagiarizer. This applies whether the ideas or words are taken from abstracts, research grant applications, Institutional Review Board applications, or unpublished or published manuscripts in any publication format. Plagiarism is scientific misconduct and should be addressed as such.

Self-plagiarism refers to the practice of an author using portions of their previous writings on the same topic in another of their publications, without specifically citing it formally in quotes. This practice is widespread and sometimes unintentional, as there are only so many ways to say the same thing on many occasions, particularly when writing the methods section of an article. Although this usually violates the copyright that has been assigned to the publisher, there is no consensus as to whether this is a form of scientific misconduct, or how many of one's own words one can sue before it is truly "plagiarism." Probably for this reason self-plagiarism is not regarded in the same light as plagiarism of ideas and words of other individuals. If journals have developed a policy on this matter, it should be clearly stated for authors."

Direct plagiarism is the plagiarism of the text. Mosaic plagiarism is the borrowing of ideas and opinions from an original source and a few verbatim words or phrases without crediting the author. 

Authors can adhere to the following steps to report plagiarism: 

  1. Inform the editor of the journal where a plagiarized article is published.
  2. Send original and plagiarized articles with plagiarized part highlighted.
  3. If evidence of plagiarism is convincing, editor should arrange for a disciplinary meeting.
  4. Editor of the journal where the plagiarized article should communicate with the editor of the journal containing the original article to rectify the matter.
  5. The plagiarist should be asked to provide an explanation.
  6. In case of nonresponse in the stipulated time or an unsatisfactory explanation, the article should be permanently retracted.
  7. Author should be blacklisted and debarred for submitted an article to a particular journal for at least 5 years.
  8. The concerned head of the institution has to be notified.


Citedness of Journal Articles in Scopus

Last update: July 30, 2018

JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia) is cited by articles on SCOPUS database at least 2 times since published on March 2015.

Citation Detail:

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(10), 1-9. doi: https://doi.org/10.22219/jpbi.v2i1.2703

Cited by:

  1. 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: https://doi.org/10.15294/jpii.v6i2.9484

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 by:

  1. 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. doi: https://doi.org/10.12973/iji.2018.11217a

Fomichova, K., & Misonou, T. (2018). Parents’ Perceptions on Previous and Current Science Education System in Japan. JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia), 4(2), 113–122. https://doi.org/10.22219/jpbi.v4i2.5702

Cited by:

  1. Ramdiah, S., Abidinsyah, Royani, M., & Husamah (2019). Understanding, Planning, and Implementation of HOTS by Senior High School Biology Teachers in Banjarmasin-Indonesia. International Journal of Instruction, 12(1), 425-440. https://doi.org/10.29333/iji.2019.12128a

Fauzi, A., & Ramadani, S. D. (2017). Learning the Genetics Concepts through Project Activities Using Drosophila Melanogaster: A Qualitative Descriptive Study. JPBI (Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia), 3(3), 238–247. https://doi.org/10.22219/jpbi.v3i3.4540

Cited by:

  1. Ramdiah, S., Abidinsyah, Royani, M., & Husamah (2019). Understanding, Planning, and Implementation of HOTS by Senior High School Biology Teachers in Banjarmasin-Indonesia. International Journal of Instruction, 12(1), 425-440. https://doi.org/10.29333/iji.2019.12128a