Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Innovation in Research, Education and Culture (JIREC) promotes research in the fields of Education, mathematics and science. Contributions are expected from scientists, educators, early researchers, senior researchers, research administrators and students at an advanced stage, to be published in the Journal of Innovation in Research, Education and Culture (JIREC), a rigorous review process will be carried out. The editorial content and elements published by the journal include:

  1. Theoretical Articles
  2. Case Study
  3. Action Research
  4. Literature Review
  5. Innovative Works

The Editors warmly welcome the manuscripts sent to Journal of Innovation in Research, Education and Culture (JIREC). The Scope of this Journal is:

  1. General Education
  2. Mathematics Education
  3. Religious Education
  4. Applied Mathematics
  5. Social Society
  6. Computer Engineering
  7. Science and Technology
  8. Culture
  9. Education


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Journal of Innovation in Research, Education and Culture (JIREC) accepts articles by going through a review process in three stages, namely:

The first stage:
The editor performs a preliminary plagiarism check by Turnitin. Manuscripts with a similarity of 25% and above will automatically be rejected. Meanwhile, manuscripts free of plagiarism or similarity below or equal to 25% will proceed to the research design examination stage. Manuscripts that present a good research design will be immediately preceded to the peer-review stage. On the other hand, manuscripts that do not present a good research design will be immediately rejected.

Second stage:
Editors distribute manuscripts to reviewers. Indonesian Journal of Education and Mathematical Science (IJEMS) uses Double-Blind Peer Review. Therefore, before submitting to reviewers, the editor removes the author's identity, such as name, email, and affiliation. Reviewers check the contents of the manuscript using the review form provided on the journal website through a special login for reviewers. They provide recommendations on the results of the manuscript to the editor in the type of decision, namely the manuscript is accepted, revised, or rejected which must be accompanied by reasons.

Third phase:
The editor sends the results of the reviewer's review to the author. If the manuscript must be revised, but the author does not revise and provide feedback, the manuscript will be rejected. On the other hand, if the manuscript is accepted, the authors must be willing to have their article proceed to the final proofreading stage. If the revised manuscript still contains major revisions, it will be returned to the reviewer; if it contains minor revisions, the editor will review and make a final decision. For every decision made, the author is entitled to a clear rationalization.


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.


Publication Ethics

Journal of Innovation in Research, Education and Culture (JIREC) follows the guidelines set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE-) in all matters relating to publication ethics, particularly in research and publication error protocols. JIREC adapts COPE to meet high ethical standards aimed at editors, writers, and peer review. The publisher has no right to interfere with the integrity of the content of the article and is only responsible for periodic and proper time publication.

For Editor

  1. The Editor is responsible for every manuscript published in theJournal of Innovation in Research, Education and Culture (JIREC).
  2. The Editor must ensure that the author follows the writing procedures in the Journal of Innovation in Research, Education and Culture (JIREC).
  3. The Editor can communicate with the Journal Manager, other Editors, and Peer Review in making the Final Decision.
  4. The Editor must provide an objective evaluation of the manuscript without considering the aspects of citizenship, ethnicity, political affiliation, ethnic group, nation, religion, gender, seniority, or the author's institutional affiliation.
  5. Editors must decline assignments when there is a potential conflict of interest
  6. Editors must ensure that manuscripts sent to peer reviewers do not contain information about the author, and vice versa.
  7. The editor's decision must be submitted to the author accompanied by the reviewer's response, except for comments that are personal or defamatory.
  8. Editors should respect requests from authors who refuse the individuals to evaluate their manuscripts as long as the reasons are acceptable.
  9. If the Editor finds or suspects a violation in writing and authorship conflicts, editors can follow the guidelines in the COPE flowchart in dealing with authorship conflicts.
  10. Editors and all staff must ensure the confidentiality of all submitted manuscripts.

For Peer Review

  1. Peer reviews are asked to provide possible comments on research manuscripts if they suspect finding errors in writing procedures, publication ethics, and publishing.
  2. Peer reviews are expected to complete the work at a specified time and provide information to the Editor if they are unable to meet the specified deadline.
  3. Peer reviews must be able to keep the author's manuscript confidential.
  4. Peer reviews may not accept manuscripts for evaluation if there is a potential conflict of interest or competitive, collaborative, or other relationship with the author, company, or any institution.
  5. Peer reviews must ask the Editor for consideration/attention to the similarities in substance or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and other published papers with the same author.
  6. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.

For Author

  1. The author must be able to ensure that the manuscript has never been published before or has never transferred the rights of the article to another party.
  2. The author ensures the authenticity of the manuscript of the work and follows the rules of citation in accordance with the appropriate reference format.
  3. The author may not engage in plagiarism or auto plagiarism.
  4. The author must follow the procedures/rules for writing the JIREC that have been determined
  5. The author does not submit manuscripts simultaneously with the same topic and title to other journals.
  6. The author must be able to provide information and make details of related research data if the editor finds any suspicion of doubt or forgery, or plagiarism in the manuscript.
  7. If an author finds an error or inaccuracy that affects the submitted manuscript, the author must immediately notify the Editor or Journal manager to immediately withdraw the article and correct the manuscript.
  8. Authors are not allowed to withdraw articles that are being reviewed by the reviewer before being returned by the reviewer to the editor.


Author Guidelines

Journal of Innovation in Research, Education and Culture (JIREC) is a scientific publication journal in the fields of Education, Mathematics, and Science which is intended for novice writers and researchers, young lecturers, students, business people in the field of science, and activists in the field of education. It is published every two months using a peer review system for the selection of articles in each publishing edition. Journal of Innovation in Research, Education and Culture (JIREC) accepts original research articles relevant to the field and Scope of the Journal and also accepts meta-analyses, case reports, literature reviews, editorials, letters to the editor. Articles can be sent to the editorial board with the following conditions:

1. Research Article

Research article format consists of:

  • Title page.
  • Abstract (Indonesian and English).
  • Introduction.
  • Method.
  • Result.
  • Discussion.
  • Conclusion.
  • References.

2. Meta-analysis

This is a review of articles on issues of Educational Science, Mathematics, and Science with the same topic.

Meta-analysis format consists of:

  • Title.
  • Abstract (Indonesian or English).
  • Introduction.
  • Method.
  • Result.
  • Discussion.
  • Conclusion.
  • Reference

3. Literature Review

This is the article that covers the latest issues.

The format used consists of:

  • Title.
  • Abstract (Indonesian or English).
  • Introduction.
  • Method.
  • Result.
  • Discussion.
  • Conclusion.
  • References

4. Editorial

It discusses various issues of Education, Mathematics, and Science which are trending in education circles.

The format used consists of :

  • Title.
  • Introduction.
  • Content.
  • Reference.

General Instruction

  • The author lists the form of writing submitted whether in the form of research articles, meta-analyses, case reports, literature reviews, editorials, or letters to the editor in the upper right corner of the submitted articles.
  • Articles submitted are original articles (not a duplication of other articles)
  • It has never been published or is being submitted in another journal by signing a statement letter.
  • The author must ensure that all co-authors have approved the article. If it is known that the submitted article is a duplicate of another article or has been published in another journal, the article will be disqualified.
  • All articles will be discussed by experts in the appropriate scientific field (peer review) and the editorial board.
  • Articles that do not follow the format determined and need to be corrected will be returned back to the author.
  • Research articles must obtain ethics committee approval or consider ethical aspects of research that can be accounted for.
  • Articles and images that are submitted to the editor of the IJEMS will not be returned to the author.
  • The author is obliged to make a statement of approval following the rules set by the editorial of the IJEMS and a statement of the originality of the writing.
  • In the process of submitting articles to the IJEMS Journal, the author will be given a notification about the stages and progress of the submitted article starting from: Article submission statement (submitted) if the article has been received by the editor and the form is declared as completed and then a peer review and review process will be carried out (review); Declaration of eligibility and completion of the peer review process has been completed and is declared eligible, the initial article review process has been completed and orders for payment of administrative and investment fees; A statement of approval of the article (accepted) when the review process has been completed and the author has made improvements to the article that has changed and proof of payment has been received by the editor of the IJEMS, the publication of the article (published) states that the article will be published in the edition that has been determined by the editor of theJournal of Innovation in Research, Education and Culture (JIREC).
  • Each article that has received a statement of eligibility and is complete (finished), then the author will be charged an investment and administration fee of Rp. 250,000, - (two hundred and fifty thousand rupiah) per article, if the author sends/submits articles via email, an additional administrative fee of Rp. 100.000,- and transferred to the account of Bank Mandiri Syariah KCP ............ on behalf of Asrar Aspia Manurung, then the proof of transfer is scanned.


Writing Format

  • Articles must use proper and correct Indonesian.
  • Articles are typed in 1 space on A4 paper.
  • The left and top margins are 4cm and the right and bottom are 3cm.
  • The maximum number of pages is 10 pages.
  • The font style is Times New Roman and the font size is 12.
  • Each page is numbered sequentially starting from the title page to the last page in the lower right corner of the page.
  • Articles submitted must be in Microsoft Word (MS-Word) format.

Abstract and Keyword

  • The abstract is written in Indonesian and English for research articles while others can be written in Indonesian only or in English.
  • The abstract is written in one paragraph with a maximum number of 200 words.
  • The abstract is written concisely and clearly so that it allows the reader to understand new or important aspects without having to read the entire paper according to the introduction, methods, result, and discussion (IMRAD) format.
  • Choose 3-5 keywords that can help with indexing and sort them alphabetically. Keywords are placed on the same page as the abstract


  • Include measurements in International System units (SI units).
  • Do not use non-standard abbreviations.
  • Contents must be in metric units (meters, kilograms, or liters).
  • Do not start sentences with numeric numbers; For sentences starting with a number, write them with letters.
  • Each reference, figure, and table obtained from the reference source is marked with a number in superscript form according to the Vancouver style.



  • Each table must be typed with 1.5 spaces.
  • The table numbers are sequential according to the order in which they are mentioned in the text.
  • Each table is given a short title.
  • Each column is given a short subtitle.
  • Place the explanation in the footnote, not in the title. Explain in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations in the table.
  • The maximum number of tables is 6 (every 1000 words in the article can be made 1 table)


  • Photos/images are placed separately in the form of attachments.
  • Images must be numbered in the order they appear in the text.
  • Each image is labeled on the back and written with the image number, author's name, and a sign indicating the 'top' of the image.
  • Photographs of potentially identifiable persons must be accompanied by written permission.
  • Images that have been published must be accompanied by written permission.
  • The maximum number of photos/images is 6 pieces.

Statistical Method

Statistical methods should be described in detail in the methods chapter and supported by references. Unusual methods are written in detail with references to these methods.


Acknowledgments may be given to research contributors without writing a degree. Acknowledgments are addressed to professionals who have contributed to the preparation of the journal, including providing technical support, financial support, and general support from an institution.


  • References are written according to the Vancouver writing rules.
  • Numbers are sequentially given according to the appearance in the article, not alphabetically.
  • Include the names of the authors maximum of 6 people, if more, write the names of the first 6 people, then et al.
  • The maximum number of references is 20 from the last 10 years
  • References are sought from journals (at least 80%) and from textbooks
  • References from journals that have been submitted for publication but have not yet been published must be written as unpublished observations with the permission of the source. Papers that have been accepted and are awaiting publication in certain magazines must be written “in press

Example :

Leshner Al. Molecular mechanism of cocaine addiction. N Engl J Med. In press 2011.

  • Avoid reference in the form of personal communication except for the information that is impossible to obtain from public sources
  • Include source name and date of the communication. Write the permission and confirmation of the accuracy of the source of the communication.

Example of how to write a reference:

1. Standard Article Journal

Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med.2002 Jul 25;347(4):284-7. 

More than 6 authors:

Write the six authors' followed et al.

Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitaory amino acid concentrations after cortial contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.

2.  Organization as the Authors

Diabetes Prevention Program Reasearch Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002;40(5):679-86

3.  No Authors

21st century heart solution may have a sting in the tail. BMJ. 2002;325(7357):184.

4.   Articles that is not in English

Ellingseng AE, Wilhelmsen I. Sykdomsangst blant medisin-og jusstudenter. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2002;122(8):785-7.

5.  Volume with supplement

Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C. Tolerability and safety of rovatripan with short-and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in comparison with sumatripan. Headache. 2002;42 Suppl 2:S93-9.

6.   Edition with supplement

Glauser TA. Integrating clinical trial data into clinical practice. Neurology. 2002;58(12 Suppl 7):S6-12

7.  Volume with Parts

Abend SM, Kulish N. The psychonalytic method from an epistemological viewpoint. Int J Psychoanal. 2002;83(Pt 2):491-5.

8.  Edition with Parts

Ahrar K, Madoff DC, Gupta S, Wallace MJ, Price RE, Wright KC. Development of a large animal model for lung tumors. J Vass Interv Radiol. 2002;13(9 Pt 1):923-8.

9.  Edition without Volume

Banit DM, Kaufer H, Hartford JM. Intraoperative frozen section analysis in revsion total joint arthroplasty. Clin Orthop. 2002;(401):230-8.

10.  Without Edition and Volume

Outreach: bringing HIV-positive individuals into care. HRSA Careaction. 2002 Jun:1-6.

11.  Pages in Roman Letters

Chadwick R, Schuklenk U. The politics of ethical consensus finding. Bioethics. 2002;16(2):iii-v.


Books and Other Monographs

12. Individual Author

Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfller M. Mediccal mircobiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby;2002.

13.  Editor, compiler as author

Glistrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, VanDorsten JP, editors. Operative obstetrics. 2nd ed. New York: McGrw-Hill;2002.

14.  Organisation as Authors

Royal Adelaide Hospital; University of Adelaide, Departement of Clinical Nursing. Compendium of nursing research and practice development, 1999-2000. Adelaide (Australia): Adelaide University; 2001.

15.  Chapters in Book

Note: Previous Vancouver style had a color rather than a “p” before pagination.

Meltzer PS, kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

16.  Conference Proceedings

Harndem P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference;2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Spinger; 2002.

17.  Papers in Conference

Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza`s compulational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of 5th European Cnference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.

18.  Scientific or technical reports

Issued by funding/ sponsoring agency:

Yen GG(Oklahoma State University, School of  Electical and Computer Engineering, Stillwater, OK). Health monitoring on vibration signatures. Final report. Arlington (VA): Air Force Office of Scientific Research (US), Air Force Research Laboratory; 2002 Feb. Report No.: AFRLSRBLTR020123. Contract No.: F496209810049.

Issued by performing agency:

Russel ML, Goth-Goldstein R, Apte MG, Fisk WJ. Methode for measuring the size ditrbution of airbone Rhinovirus. Berkeley (CA): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Environmental Energy Technologies Division; 2002 Jan. Report No.: LBNL49574. Contract No.: DEAC0376SF00098. Sponsored by the Departement of Energy.

19.  Dissertation

Borkowsi MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [disssertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.

20.  Article in Newspaper

Tynan T. Medical improvements lower homicida rate: study sees drop in assault rate. The Washington ost. 2002 Aug 12;Sect. A:2 (col. 4).

21.  Audiovisual Material

Chason KW, Sallustio S. Hospital preparedness for bioterrorism [videocassette]. Secaucus (NJ): Network for Continuing Medical Education; 2002.

Electronic Material

22.  CD-ROM

Anderson SC, Poulsen KB. Anderson`s lectronic atlas of hematology [CD-ROM]. Philadelphia: Lippincolt Williams&Wilkins: 2002.

23.  Journal Article in Internet

Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug];102(6):[about 3 p.]. Avaliable from: http://www.nursingworld.org/AJN/2002/june/awatch.htm

24.  Monograph in Internet

Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Avaliable from: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074029/html/.

25. Website

Cancer-pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Assosiation of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [update 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Avaliable from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/.

26.  Part of a Website

American Medical Association [homepage on the Internet]. Chicago: The Associaton; c1995-2002 [update 2001 Aug 23; cited 2002 Aug 12]. AMA Office of group Practice Liaison; [about 2 screens]. Avaliable from: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/1736.html

27.  Databases on the internet

Open database:

Who`s Certified [database on the Internet]. Evanston (IL): The American Board of Medical Specialists. C2000 – [cited2001 Mar 8]. Avaliable from: http://www.abms.org/newsearch.asp

Closed database:

Jablonski S. Online Multiple Congenital Anomaly/ Mental Retardation (MCA/MR) Syndromes [database on the internet]. Bethesda (MD): Nasional Library of Medicine (US). c1999 [updated 2001 Nov 20; cited 2002 Aug 12]. Avaliable from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/archive//20061212/mesh/jablonski/syndrometittle.html

28.  Part of a database on the internet

MeSH Browser [database on the inernet]. Bethesda (MD): Nasional Library of Medicine (US); 2002 – [cited 2002 Jun 10]. Meta-analysis; unique ID: D015201; [about 3 p.]. Avaliable from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html files update weekly.

Each reference, figure, and table obtained from the reference source is marked with a number in superscript form according to the Vancouver style.


Plagiarisme Check

Before going to review process, all manuscripts will be checked that they are free from plagiarism practice (less than 20% similarities). If there an indication of plagiarism (higher than 20% similarities), the manuscript will instantly be rejected.


Author Fee

To improve the quality of the articles produced by the Journal of Innovation in Research, Education and Culture (JIREC), the journal charges the author fees as follows (Article Publication Fee)

  • Indonesian writer: Rp. 250,000 per article
  • International writers: 30 USD per article

Authors can apply for a waiver. But, it needs verification and should be applied before submission (not after receipt).