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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines for Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan IPA

  • The article must be typed in 1 (one) spaced, TNR font with size 11 pts except for abstract and on A4 paper size.
  • The article must be 20 pages maximum including the bibliography and appendix.
  • The article in English must include abstracts in English and be following by the keywords (3-5 words). Abstract and keywords are typed in 1 spaced and TNR 10 PTA
  • If the article in the Indonesian Language, must include abstract in English and Indonesian Language and be following by the keywords (3-5 words). Abstract and keywords are typed in 1.0 spaced and TNR 10 PTA
  • Foreign and regional words that are not standardized in KBBI (Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia) should be written italic.
  • The citation must be in the form of in-text and bibliography are based on APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association)
  • References are typed in single-spaced and TNR 11 PTA. The authors are encouraged to use journals as the main references and avoid using web articles. The bibliography must be the last 10 years' publication except for any foundational works e.g. learning theories, framework, etc.


Article Template

To help authors in fulfilling the requirement of article organization in the journal, Author Template is available. It can be used directly to write articles.



Article Format

Author guideline for article in Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan IPA

(Title, TNR, 14pt Bold, Space 1, Justify)

Author’s Name1*, Author’s Name2, Author’s Name3

(TNR, 11pt Bold, left alignment)

  • 1 Institution, Address, City, Country,                 (TNR, 9 pts)
  • 2 Institution, Address, City, Country
  • 3 Institution, Address, City, Country

NB: Email address is only for correspondent author

Abstrak: Abstrak harus memberikan gambaran yang jelas terkait konten artikel. Isi abstrak harus memuat tujuan penelitian/penulisan, metode yang digunakan, hasil penelitian dan simpulan. Abstrak ditulis dengan huruf tegak (Normal font). Jenis huruf yang digunakan dalam abstrak adalah TNR dengan ukuran 11 dan spasi 1. Abstrak ditulis dalam bahasa Inggris dan Indonesia. Dalam abstrak berbahasa Indonesia, istilah atau kata-kata dalam bahasa Inggris atau bahasa asing lainnya ditulis dalam cetak miring (italic).

 Kata kunci : Panduan abstrak, Pemahaman konsep, Matematika (Italic, 3-5 kata)

Abstract: The abstract should describe clearly the content of the article. It includes the aims of research, methods, findings, and conclusion. The abstract is written in normal font. The font used for the abstract is TNR 11 pts with 1 spacing. The abstract must be in Bahasa and English. If it is in Bahasa, the terms or words in English or other foreign languages should be italic.

Keywords: Abstract guideline, Conceptual understanding, Mathematics (Italic, 3-5 words

A.    Introduction  --> 12pts, TNR bold

(11 pts TNR; space 1.0)

Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan IPA (JPPIPA) - Journal of Research in Science Education published by Master Program of Science Education, Graduate Program, Mataram University, contains scientific articles form of research results that include Science Education; Science (Chemistry, Physics, and Biology); Education Technology; Model, Methods, and Strategies of Learning; and Environmental Science. Authors across the globe are welcome to submit their research papers in the prestigious journal fulfilling the requisite criterion

B.    Methods  --> 12pts, TNR bold

(11 pts TNR; space 1.0)

This part addresses the methods employed in the research. It includes types of research (classroom action research, design research, etc.), research subjects, research instruments (developed by the researcher/s or adapt the existing instrument), data sources, data collections, and data analysis.

Numbering format in this journal article should be as follows:

1. Figures and graphs

a. Figures

The figures must be arranged as an example below:



Figure 1. Attached figure in article

b. Graphs

The graphs must be like the following format


2. Equations

The equations must use equation feature in Microsoft Word, not an image. The equation should be numbered as follows  


3. Tables

The tables must be written in space 1 and 10 pts. The table format used in this journal article is as below:

Tabel 1: Format of Table  ß (11 pts TNR; space 1.0)

C. Result and Discussion --> 12pts, TNR bold(11pts TNR; space 1.0)

Result and discussion address the result in current research and the discussion about the result scientifically.  The author/s should write the result which is supported by reasonable data. The discussion should consider questions; What are the Result?  Why the result is like that? The answers to the questions should be scientific, not just descriptive. In addition, the discussion of the result must compare to prior relevant researches. This part ends with suggestions for further research or implications for science learning theoretically or empirically.

D.    Conclusion --> 12pts, TNR bold

(11pts TNR; space 1.0) The conclusion answers the research hypothesis or purposes. It is not the replication of findings and discussion but a summary of the findings which refer to research purposes. The conclusion is written in the form of a descriptive paragraph (one paragraph is enough), not numbering.

E.  Acknowledgment  --> 12pts, TNR bold(11pts TNR; space 1.125)Acknowledgment is optional. The author/s is encouraged to acknowledge any parties that give a contribution to the research. It is not the same as dedication chapter in thesis/dissertation. 

F. References --> 12pts, TNR bold

(11 pts, TNR, space 1)Guideline for bibliography in Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan IPA is as follows:
  • References must be the same as citations
  • Minimum 10 references for each article, 80% of them are primary references such as journal articles, conference proceedings, and thesis/dissertation.
  • The references must be the last 10 years
  • The authors are highly encouraged to use reference managers such as Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote, and others
  • The references apply APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association). Further read about APA is available here:


Examples of bibliography and citation

More than 3 authors

First citation à (Bishop, FitzSimons, Seah, & Clarkson, 1999) or Bishop, FitzSimons, Seah, & Clarkson (1999)

After first citation à (Bishop et al., 1999) atau Bishop et al. (1999)

Bishop, A., FitzSimons, G., Seah, W. T., & Clarkson, P. 1999. Values in mathematics education: Making values teaching explicit in the mathematics classroom. Paper presented at the AARE Annual Conference, Melbourne.

Conference Proceedings

Citation à (Clark, 2011) or Clark (2011)

Clark, K.M. 2011. Voices from the field: incorporating a history of mathematics in teaching. Proceedings of the Seventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (7th CERME), Rzeszow – Poland, 1640-1649.

Translated Books

First citation à (Marks, Hiatt, & Neufeld, 1985) or Marks, Hiatt dan Neufeld (1985)

After first citation à (Marks et al., 1985) atau Marks et al. (1985)

Marks, J.L., Hiatt, A.A.  & Neufeld, E.M. 1985. Metode mengajar matematika untuk sekolah dasar (Terjemahan oleh Bambang Sumantri). Jakarta, Indonesia: Penerbit Erlangga.

Books with Editor/s

Fauvel, J., & Maanen, J.v. (Eds.). 2000. History in mathematics education: The ICMI study. Dordrecht, Netherland: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Books with Three Authors

Riedesel, C.A., Schwartz, J.E. & Clements, D.H. 1996. Teaching elementary school mathematics. Boston, USA: Allyn & Bacon.

Book Chapters

Tzanakis, C., & Arcavi, A. 2000. Integrating the history of mathematics in the classroom: An analytic survey. In J. Fauvel, & J. van Maanen (Eds.), History in mathematics education (pp. 201–240). The ICMI Study. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Web Articles

Fauvel, J. 2000. The role of history of mathematics within a university mathematics curriculum for the 21st century (Artikel web). Diakses di, B. (2011, Agustus). Completing the Square- Quadratic using addition (Artikel web). Diakses di

History of Mathematics. (t.t). dalam Wikipedia. Diakses di

Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi. (t.t). dalam Wikipedia. Diakses di

O'Connor, J.J. & Robertson, E.F. (1999, Juli). Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi (Artikel web). Diaskes di

Journal with Online Access

Goodwin, D.M. (2010). The importance of mathematics teachers knowing their mathematics history. The Journal for Liberal Art and Science, 14(2), 86-90. Diakses di

Panasuk, R.M & Horton, L.B. 2012. Integrating the history of mathematics into curriculum: what are the chances and constraints? IEJME, 7(1), 3-20. Diakses di

Journal with DOI

Jankvist, U.Th. 2009b. A categorization of the ‘whys‘ and ‘hows‘ of using history in mathematics education. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 71(3), 235-261. DOI:10.1007/s10649-008-9174-9

Sembiring, R.K., Hadi, S., & Dolk, M. 2008. Reforming mathematics learning in Indonesian classroom through RME. ZDM: The international journal on mathematics education,40(6), 927-939. DOI: 10.1007/s11858-008-0125-9


Jankvist, U.Th. 2009a. Using history as a goal in mathematics education (Master thesis). Diakses di

Wahyu, K. 2014. Developing conceptual understanding on division of fraction through multiple models (Unpublished master thesis). Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya.

Conference/Seminary Papers

Lawrence, S. 2008. History of mathematics making its way through the teacher networks: professional learning environment and the history of mathematics in the mathematics curriculum. Paper presented at 10th ICME, Mexico. 

Wahyu, K. (2015, November). Changing a mathematics classroom setting: looking into students’ response and performance in learning. Paper presented at International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Education Mataram University, Mataram - Indonesia.


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. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. The Article is an original manuscript (plagiarism-free), written by the author listed in the manuscript with the correct order, and has not been published in any scientific publication media (national journals, international journals, national proceedings and/or international proceedings) either online or print version. 
  6. I am willing to follow peer-review processes based on the JPPIPA standard (including to revise the Article based on the advice from JPPIPA's Peer-reviewer) and will not withdraw the Article that have been sent to JPPIPA before any decision by the JPPIPA Editorial Member. If the JPPIPA Editorial Member accepts my Article for publication in JPPIPA, I will not retract the Article for any reason except with the approval of the JPPIPA Editorial Member.

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Authors who publish with Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan IPA, 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 ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This license allows authors to use all articles, data sets, graphics and appendices in data mining applications, search engines, web sites, blogs, and other platforms by providing an appropriate reference. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions and will retain publishing rights without restrictions.
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  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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