Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal IPTEK - Media Komunikasi Teknologi is a journal that publishes scientific articles on technological and science fields, such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, architecture, naval engineering, computer science, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, mining engineering, geological engineering, product design, information systems, computer systems and engineering as well as related topics.

The scopes of Jurnal IPTEK are:

  • Civil Engineering
    Including coastal engineering and management, construction engineering, earthquake engineering, forensic engineering, geotechnical engineering, materials science and engineering, outside plant engineering, structural engineering, construction surveying.
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Including micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), friction stir welding (FSW), composite materials, mechatronics, nanotechnology, finite element analysis, biomechanics, computational fluid dynamics, acoustical engineering.
  • Electrical Engineering
    Including electrical power engineering, electrical machinery and energy conversion systems, electrophysics and applications, information and controls.
  • Architecture
    Including urban design and planning, sustainable development of regional structures, history and theory of architecture and urban planning, history and theory of landscape architecture, protection of architecture and urban heritage, technologies of architecture and urban design, architectural education.
  • Naval Engineering
    Including related arts, sciences and use of technology in the design, systems integration, interoperability, construction, operation, maintenance, disposal and logistics support to ships, submarines, aircraft small boats and craft, and vehicles.
  • Computer Science
    Including programming language theory, complex systems, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, computer-generated imagery, cryptography, scientific computing, algorithms, software engineering, computer networking and communication, database systems, parallel computation, distributed computation,  operating systems, numerical and symbolic computation, cybernetics, computer programming.
  • Industrial Engineering
    Including supply chain, lean manufacturing, operations improvement, innovation management in operations, operations in service industry, operational research, total quality management, total productive maintenance, workforce management in operations, logistic in general.
  • Chemical Engineering
    Including biotechnology and bio-systems engineering, catalysis and reaction engineering, energy and environment, materials engineering, process systems engineering, transport, colloids, and interface science.
  • Environmental Engineering
    Including natural environmental systems, water/wastewater, environmental management, subsurface contaminant transport, hazardous wastes/remediation.
  • Mining Engineering
    Including caverns, dams, geothermal energy, hydro-electric stations, metro systems, open-pit mines, petroleum engineering, quarries, radioactive waste disposal, rock testing, site investigation, shafts, slopes, tunnels, underground mines.
  • Geological Engineering
    Including applied geomorphology and structural geology, applied geophysics and geochemistry, environmental geology and hydrogeology, land use planning, natural hazards, remote sensing techniques, soil and rock mechanics, applied geotechnical engineering.
  • Product Design
    Including design history, art history, visual culture, design methodology, design process, design discourse, design and culture, sociology design, design management, art critism, anthropology of art, artifact design, industrial design, visual communication design, photography, interior design, craft, film, multimedia, creative industry, design policy, and other historical, critical, cultural, psychological, educational and conceptual research in visual art and design.
  • Information System
    Including operations research/decision theory, business and management, information systems and communication service, innovation/technology management, business information systems.
  • Computer Systems and Engineering
    Including multimedia, microprocessors and microcontrollers, embedded systems, assembly language programming, network optimization.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Each submitted paper will be reviewed through a blind peer-review process for its contributions, originality, and presentations (including abstract and keyword, conformity with the journal style, systematics of writing and discussion, accuracy of language usage, and references used).
The final decision of manuscript acceptance is solely made by the Editor in Chief (together with Editorial Board, if required for consideration) according to reviewers' critical comments. The final decision of the manuscript is solely based on the Editor and Editorial Board's final review which considers peer-reviewers comments (but not solely by the Reviewer).


Open Access Policy

This is an Open Access journal which means that all content 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, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.

Creative Commons License



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS 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. More...

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Similarity Check

Jurnal IPTEK Editorial Board will ensure that the similarity index of each published article will not be more than 15%. The similarity screening will be conducted by Jurnal IPTEK Editorial Board using Plagiarism Checker X-Pro.


Reference Management

Jurnal IPTEK uses Zotero and Mendeley for reference management purposes.


Publication Ethics

Jurnal IPTEK is a peer-reviewed international journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal as well as allegations of research misconduct, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher (Institut Teknologi Adhi Tama Surabaya). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Jurnal IPTEK 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.

Institut Teknologi Adhi Tama Surabaya as the publisher of Jurnal IPTEK 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. Also, the Institut Teknologi Adhi Tama Surabaya and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Allegations of Research Misconduct

Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research and writing the article by authors, or in reporting research results. When authors are found to have been involved with research misconduct or other serious irregularities involving articles that have been published in scientific journals, Editors have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.

In cases of suspected misconduct, the Editors and Editorial Board will use the best practices of COPE to assist them to resolve the complaint and address the misconduct fairly. This will include an investigation of the allegation by the Editors. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published paper is found to contain such misconduct, a retraction can be published and will be linked to the original article.

The first step involves determining the validity of the allegation and an assessment of whether the allegation is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the individuals alleging misconduct have relevant conflicts of interest.

If scientific misconduct or the presence of other substantial research irregularities is a possibility, the allegations are shared with the corresponding author, who, on behalf of all of the coauthors, is requested to provide a detailed response. After the response is received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be obtained. For cases in which it is unlikely that misconduct has occurred, clarifications, additional analyses, or both, published as letters to the editor, and often including a correction notice and correction to the published article are sufficient.

Institutions are expected to conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of allegations of scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important obligation to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct, and taking necessary actions based on evaluation of these concerns, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, and retractions, Jurnal IPTEK will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific record.

Publication Decisions

The editor of the Jurnal IPTEK is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors 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 editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Complaints and Appeals

Jurnal IPTEK will have a clear procedure for handling complaints against the journal, Editorial Staff, Editorial Board or Publisher. The complaints will be clarified to respected personal with respect to the case of complaint. The scope of complaints include anything related to the journal business process, i.e. editorial process, found citation manipulation, unfair editor/reviewer, peer-review manipulation, etc. The complaint cases will be processed according to COPE guideline.

Fair Play

An editor at any time evaluates 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.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that 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 behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. Authors are responsible for data reproducibility.

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 behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Proper acknowledgement 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 and Contributorship of the Article

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 conflicts 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 work

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.

Ethical Oversight

If the research work involves chemicals, human, animals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript in order to obey ethical conduct of research using animals and human subjects. If required, Authors must provide legal ethical clearance from the association or legal organization.

If the research involves confidential data and of business/marketing practices, authors should clearly justify this matter whether the data or information will be hidden securely or not.