Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Sains Materi Indonesia (Indonesian Journal of Materials Science, JUSAMI) is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes significant and important research from all areas of materials science and engineering.

The topics discussed in JUSAMI are research & development results in materials science and engineering, technological innovations and applications in industry based on materials such as polymers, ceramics, composites, metals, noble metals, metal alloys, oxides, or carbon, which are related to mechanical, magnetic, physical, optical, dielectric or electronic properties (superconductivity, semiconductivity, superionic conductivity, etc.) with discussion including synthesis, modification and development of methods; testing and characterization; simulation and modeling; nuclear engineering and its applications in materials science, etc.

Section Policies


  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Keywords Index

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Unchecked Indexed
  • Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Author Index

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Unchecked Indexed
  • Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Indonesian Journal of Materials Science (JUSAMI) is an international journal published by Center for Science & Technology of Advanced Materials - National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia. The research article submitted to this online journal will be double blind peer-reviewed (Both reviewer and author remain anonymous to each other) at least 2 (two) reviewers. The accepted research articles will be available online following the journal peer-reviewing process. Language used in this journal is English (starting in 2019).

For checking Plagiarism, Editor of JUSAMI will screen plagiarism manually by using several plagiarism detection software (Plagiarism Checker X and Grammarly). If it is found major plagiarism indication, editorial board will reject manuscript immediately.

Review Process:

  • Editor recieves manuscript from author;
  • Editor evaluates manuscript (journal aim and scope, in house style, supplementary data); (Rejected if not meet criteria)
  • Editor screens for plagiarism on online database manually; (Rejected if found major plagiarism, contacted author if found redunancy or minor plagiarism for clarification)
  • Editor sends manuscript to reviewer along with review form (double blind review, Both reviewer and author remain anonymous to each other);
  • Reviewers send back their review form to Editor (with revised manuscript if necessary);
  • Editor gives decision (rejected, require major revision, need minor revision, or accepted);
  • Editor sends confirmation to the Author. If revision, author revised manuscripts and should be returned to the editor without delay. Returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.
  • The author meets the editor's request as soon as possible.

Publication Frequency

JUSAMI journal is published periodically every 6 months, i.e. April 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.

References Management

In writing Citation and Bibliography, JUSAMI uses the Mendeley Reference Management Software and follows IEEE Citation Style (in here).

Plagiarism and Retraction

Plagiarism is when an author attempts to pass off someone else work as his or her own. Duplicate publication, sometimes called self-plagiarism, occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate references. This can range from getting an identical paper published in multiple journals, to salami-slicing, where authors add small amounts of new data to a previous paper.

Plagiarism Prior Publishing:

JUSAMI will judge any case of plagiarism on its limits. If plagiarism is detected by the editorial board member, reviewer, editor etc., in any stage of article process- before or after acceptance then we will alert the same to the author(s) and will ask them to rewrite the content or the to cite the references from where the content has been taken. If more than 30% of the paper is plagiarized then article may be rejected and the same is notified to the author.

When Does The Plagiarism Check Done?

All the submitted manuscripts for publication are checked for plagiarism after submission and before starting review.

How Is Plagiarism Handled?

The manuscripts will be checked using a plagiarism checker tools such as Grammarly and Plagiarism Checker X. Based on the level of plagiarism, the manuscripts are divided into 3 types. The manuscripts in which the plagiarism is detected are handled based on the extent of the plagiarism.

  • >5% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be given an ID and the manuscript is sent to author for content revision.
  • 5- 30% Plagiarism: The manuscript will not be given an ID and the manuscript is sent back to author for content revision.
  • >30% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be rejected without the review. The authors are advised to revise the manuscript and resubmit the manuscript.

Why Manuscripts With >30% Plagiarism Is Rejected?

If the plagiarism is detected more than 30%, it is found that the authors are very unlikely to revise the manuscript and submit the revised version. However, authors are welcome to do the required revisions and submit the manuscript as a new submission.

What If Plagiarism Detected After Publication?

If a case of plagiarism comes to light after a paper is published in a JUSAMI journal, the journal will conduct a preliminary investigation. If plagiarism is found, the journal will contact the author's institute and funding agencies. A determination of misconduct will lead the JUSAMI journal to run a statement, bidirectionally linked online to and from the original paper, to note the plagiarism and to provide a reference to the plagiarised material. The paper containing the plagiarism will also be obviously marked on each page of the PDF. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.


By submitting Author(s) manuscript to the journal it is understood that it is an original manuscript and is unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author's own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal. Manuscripts submitted to the journal may be checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software.

  • Plagiarism misrepresents ideas, words, and other creative expression as one's own. Plagiarism represents the violation of copyright law. Plagiarism appears in various forms.
  • Copying the exact content from the other source. Purposely using portions of another author's paper.
  • Copying elements of another author's paper, such as figures, tables, equations or illustrations that are not common knowledge, or copying or purposely using sentences without citing the source.
  • Using text downloaded from the internet.
  • Copying or downloading figures, photographs, pictures or diagrams without acknowledging your sources.
  • In the case of a publication being submitted that was originally published in another language, the title, date and journal of the original publication must be identified by the authors, and the copyright must be obtained. The editor may accept such a translated publication to bring it to the attention of a wider audience.

In case author wants to use material from the other work then it is mandatory to cite the same in references. Else the author needs to change the language completely and use his/her own language.


This journal utilizes the BATAN 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.

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will not be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.