Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

ChemEr: Journal of Chemistry and Education Research is a scientific journal of research, teaching, philosophy, and curriculum development of Chemistry Education published by the Department of Chemistry Education, Teachers College, Universitas Pelita Harapan. The journal aims to publish original articles of research, teaching practice, philosophy review, or curriculum development of Chemistry Education. ChemEr is published two times annually in February and August.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted will go through the evaluation process with a system of double-blind peer review by reviewers selected by the Editorial Board with at least one of whom is a member of the Editorial Board. Reviewers are appointed under consideration of expertise and suitability to the subject. Results of the evaluation will be communicated within 1-2 months. On the basis of reviewers’ comments and recommendations, the Editorial Board will decide whether the manuscript is accepted without revision, accepted with revisions required, or rejected. The revised manuscript should be returned to the Editorial Board within a predetermined time.

 

Publication Frequency

February & August

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.  This access is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

 

Author Fees and Publication Charges Policy

There are no author fees or author processing charges required for publication in ChemEr

 

Author Self-Archiving Policy

This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites and institutional or funder repositories after publication. The final published PDF version should be used and bibliographic details that credit the publication in this journal should be included.

 

Competing Interest Policy

A competing interest is anything that interferes with, or could reasonably be perceived as interfering with, the full and objective presentation, peer review, editorial decision-making, or publication of research or non-research articles (with acknowledgement and thanks to PLoS).  Competing interests can be financial or non-financial, professional, or personal. Competing interests can arise in relationship to an organization or another person. Declaring all potential competing interests is a requirement and is integral to the transparent reporting of research.
1) Authors must declare all relevant competing interests for consideration during the review process.
2) Editors (professional or academic, paid or unpaid) and reviewers must declare their own competing interests and if necessary recuse themselves from involvement in the assessment of a paper.
3) Anyone who comments on or rates published papers in ChemEr must declare their competing interests at the time of posting their comments and/or rating.

 

Complaints Policy

Complaints should be sent via e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief at editor.chemer@uph.edu.  In your complaint, please clearly describe the nature, circumstances, and subject of the complaint.  All complaints will be addressed promptly following the best practice in the ethics of scholarly journal publishing.

 

Copyright Policy

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
1) Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
2) Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
3) Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website). The final published PDF should be used and bibliographic details that credit the publication in this journal should be included.”

 

Ethics and Misconduct Policy

ChemEr and its editors will take reasonable "steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others." In no case shall ChemEr or its editors "encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place." In the event that we are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article, we will follow COPE's Guidelines for dealing with allegations. [With acknowledgement and thanks to DOAJ.

 

Plagiarism Policy

As already stated in the above Ethics and Misconduct Policy, ChemEr and its editors will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where plagiarism has occurred. Editors and reviewers will use free plagiarism screening tools such as the below to assist in this.

In no case shall ChemEr or its editors "encourage such misconduct, or knowing allow such misconduct to take place." In the event that we are made aware of any allegation of plagiarism relating to a published article, we will follow COPE's Guidelines for dealing with allegations. [With acknowledgement and thanks to DOAJ.