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Author Guidelines

The template for research article can be downloaded here

The template for non-research article can be downloaded here


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Instructions for author

    A. General guidelines

    1. J-PEK (Jurnal Pembelajaran Kimia) publishes articles (research-based and conceptual articles) in the area of chemistry education.
    2. The article must not be submitted for publication elsewhere or extended version of previously published papers in conferences and/ or journals.

    3. The author is allowed to withdraw his/her submission only before the review process. 

    4. The article can be written in English or in the Indonesian language.

    5. The manuscript must be submitted online via the journal website on If you encountered any difficulties, don't be hesitate to contact us through the following email:

    B. Manuscript Text

    1. Manuscript should be formatted in one column using 12 pt Times New Roman font type, 1.5 space in the A4 paper and justify alignment in Microsoft Word at least 2007 version. 

    2. The title should be accurate, unambiguous and in the form of specific words and not a sentence. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations. The title must be written in title case and should be in 16 pt font size, single space, centre alignment, and maximum 20 words. 

    3. Author’s name should be in 11 pt font size, centred alignment, and without any academic degree. The affiliation of all authors should be provided underneath in 10 pt font size and centred alignment and indicated in order number for each different affiliation.

    4. The corresponding author should be indicated using Asterix sign.

    5. Abstracts should be written in both English and Indonesian language (for the manuscript written in Indonesian language) and in English only (for the manuscript written in English). The abstract describes the purpose, method, and the result of the research concisely and is no more than 150 words.

    6. Keywords are any terms related to the general issue(s) of the articles and written maximumly 5 keywords, separated by a semicolon (;)

    7. Systematic for research article are:

    • Introduction explains the background of the study, literature review as a basis of the research issue and implicitly demonstrate the purpose of the study and/or the problem statement. 
    • Method explains the design of the research, subject, instrument, data collection procedure, and data analysis
    • Result and Discussion are provided in the same section. The result exposes the findings obtained from research data which is related to study objectives and summarizes (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. The discussion explains the findings obtained from research data corresponding to theory and similar previous studies for justification. Do not reiterate the results in detail within this section. The following components should be demonstrated in the discussion: How do your results relate to the problem statements or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what/how)? Do you provide scientific interpretation for each of your findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other authors have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences? if any how you justify the differences
    • Conclusion answers the aforementioned research purpose, findings, and discussion as well as any suggestions for future research. Conclusion should be written in a paragraph. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results.
    • Acknowledgement (Optional) Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or may another supporter, i.e. Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers, who may have given materials. Do not acknowledge one of the authors' names.
    • References, all the references used in the article must be listed in this part. All the references must be taken from primary sources (scientific journals at least 60% from all the references) published in the last ten years. Avoid excessive self‐citations. Each article should have at least 10 references.

    8. Systematic for review article are title; author’s name including affiliation; abstract; keywords; introduction; discussion (could be divided into several sub-discussions); conclusion; acknowledgement (optional); references (should have at least 20 references).

    9. Each title part should be written in different types and not in numbering format:

    • Heading 2 (Title case, bold, left-alignment, 12 pts)
    • Heading 3 (Title case, italic bold, left-alignment, 12 pts)

    10. Table: table should be clearly identified using number and title above the table in 10 pt font, single space, left alignment, Sentence case except for phrases, and positioned in left-right alignment. The table should be presented only in horizontal line and should be explained/mentioned in the paragraph.

    11. Figure: Figure should be presented in average to high resolution and identified using number and title above the table and written in single space and 10 pt left alignment. Figure should be explained/mentioned in the paragraph.

    12. Citation and Reference are written according to the APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition style. Using a reference manager application such as MendeleyEnd Note, or Zotero is preferable. Below are the examples of References written according to the APA 6th edition style.

    • Gabel, D. (1999). Improving teaching and learning through chemistry education research: A look to the future. Journal of Chemical Education, 76(4), 548–554 →Journal
    • Gilbert, J. K., & Treagust, D. F. (2009). Macro, Submicro and Symbolic Representations and The Relationships Between Them: Key Models in Chemical Education. In J. K. Gilbert & D. F. Treagust (Eds.), Multiple Representations in Chemical Education (pp. 1–8). Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. →Book Chapter
    • Brown, T. E., Bursten, B. E., Murphy, C., Woodward, P., Stoltzfus, M. E., & LeMay, H. E. (2014). Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition). United States of America: Pearson Education, Inc. →Book

    13. All issues regarding permission of citation or software utilization during the process of paper or any issues regarding Intellectual Property Rights related to the author including its legal consequences will be the responsibility of the author.

    14. The Board is authorized to make necessary changes or adjustment related to language properties without altering the substance. Substance editing would be consulted with the author first.

    15. All manuscripts submitted will not be free of charge. All publication process fund will be disbursed by J-PEK (Jurnal Pembelajaran Kimia)


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (USD)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication: 0.00 (USD)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.