Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


Al-Alam: Islamic Natural Science Education Journal (INSEJ) publishes papers from empirical studies (experiment papers) and literature review papers. This journal has accepted and published papers for integrated science studies of both islamic and common values.


Al-Alam: Islamic Natural Science Education Journal (INSEJ) specializes in studying the theories and practices of natural science education and is intended to express original researches and current issues. This journal welcomes the contributions of scholars from related fields warmly that consider the following general topics:

  • Development of Teaching and Learning Natural Science Education
  • Innovation of Natural Science Learning
  • Assessment and evaluation of Natural Science Learning
  • Biology Learning
  • Chemistry Learning
  • Physics Learning


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Each article sent to the editor will be selected through an initial review process by the Editorial Board. Next, a plagiarism check will be carried out using the existing plagiarism tool. Some policies in the review of Al-Alam: Islamic Natural Science Education Journal (INSEJ):

  1. Reviewers will review any submitted paper.
  2. Review process employs a double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa.
  3. In the review process, reviewers consider the correspondence of title, abstract, discussion (findings) and conclusions. Beside, reviewers also examine the novelty, scientific impact, and references used in the paper.


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.



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Publication Ethics

Al-Alam: Islamic Natural Science Education Journal with registered numbers E-ISSN 2962-7337 is a peer-reviewed journal, available in print and online and published twice a year. The code of conduct is designed to provide a set of minimum standards to which all parties involved are expected to adhere. It applies for those who involved in the process of publication, including the author, the editor in chief, the editorial board, the reviewer, and the journal manager/publisher. This statement is based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Editor Ethics

  1. The entry script shall be the responsibility of the editor to review thoroughly, transparently, objectively and fairly. The editor also has the authority to decide whether or not a text is to be published, subject to the board meeting. The editorial board's policies and various applicable laws on copyright, good name and plagiarism are absolute and inviolable.
  2. The editor is responsible for providing information regarding the terms and guidelines for writing clearly and easily accessible to potential authors.
  3. The editor must also ensure that all manuscripts can be reviewed by the reviewers and all the requirements are read clearly.
  4. The editor must be objective, impartial, and honest in editing the manuscripts, regardless of gender, business side, ethnicity, religion, race, inter-group, and author's citizenship.
  5. The editor and editorial team are obliged to maintain the confidentiality of the authors and are prohibited from disclosing any information about the submitted manuscript or articles except with the authors’ permission.
  6. The entry text shall be the responsibility of the editor and editorial team and shall not be misused, either wholly or partly for personal gain. Unpublished manuscripts will be returned to the authors.

Reviewer Ethics

  1. The reviewer is responsible for giving various considerations and recommendations that are clear, measurable and comprehensive. The reviewer must respond to the manuscript within a specified time (5 weeks).
  2. Reviewers must be honest, objective, unbiased, independent, and only in favor of scientific truth. The process of reviewing the manuscript is conducted professionally regardless of gender, business side, ethnicity, religion, race, inter-group, and author's citizenship.
  3. Reviewers shall ensure that references and script quotations are appropriate and accountable.
  4. Reviewers are required to always maintain the confidentiality of script-related information and authors for personal gain.

Author Ethics

  1. The author is responsible for the manuscript submitted to the Al-Alam: Islamic Natural Science Education Journal and declares that the manuscript is the correct manuscript as the result of his/her own research or his/her thought, original as his/her own work and does not manipulate data, honestly and freely plagiarism.
  2. The author should inform that the manuscript is a script that has never been submitted / submitted to the publisher of another journal/publication. If there is any redundancy in the submission of a manuscript to another publisher, then the editor will reject the submitted manuscript.
  3. The author shall indicate quotations and references obtained from the work of others and may not alter or alter the source.
  4. The author will not object if the script is edited without changing the substance or main idea of writing.
  5. The author must understand the ethics of scientific publications above to avoid any conflict of interest with other parties, so the script can be processed smoothly and safely

Journal Manager Ethics

  1. The journal manager/publisher is responsible for publishing articles after going through the process of editing, peer review, layout in accordance with the rules of publishing Scientific Journal.
  2. The Journal manager/publisher is responsible for ensuring academic freedom for editors and reviewers in performing their duties.
  3. The Journal manager/publisher is responsible for maintaining privacy and protecting intellectual property and copyright, and editorial freedom.


Article-Processing Charge

To publish open access in Al-Alam: Islamic Natural Science Education Journal, authors are not required to pay an article-processing charge. LP2M IAIN Ambon covers Article-Processing Charge for every article published.


Screening for Plagiarism

To check the possibility of plagiarism, using the application Turnitin and Grammarly.

The article must below 25% of plagiarism.

Plagiarism include:

  1. Word for word Plagiarism. The author uses the words of other authors (exactly) without mentioning the source.
  2. Plagiarism over the source. The author uses the idea of others without giving enough recognition (without mentioning the source expressly).
  3. Plagiarism of Authorship. The author acknowledged as the author of the paperwork of others.
  4. Self Plagiarism. Included in this type are authors publish one article in more than one editor of the publication. And recycle paper/papers. That is important in self-plagiarism is that when taking his own works, then the creation of new works produced must have a meaningful change. This means that the old Works is a small part of the new works were produced. So readers will get new stuff, which is really the author of pour on the paper using the old paper.


Correction and Retraction Policies

The papers published in Al-Alam: Islamic Natural Science Education Journal will be considered to retract in the publication if:

  1. they have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g., data fabrication) or honest error (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error).
  2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission, or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication).
  3. it constitutes plagiarism.
  4. it reports unethical research.

The retraction mechanism follows the Retraction Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which can be accessed https://publicationethics.org/files/cope-retraction-guidelines-v2.pdf.