Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Pembelajaran dan Biologi NUKLEUS (JPBN) has focus on 2 scope field: (1) Biology education (Scope covering Curriculum to studies biology, teaching and learning biology, media for learning biology, assessment learning biology, biology learning resources with coverage biology education in elementary school, more preferred in Senior high school, university, etc.) and (2) Biology (Scope covering: Ecology, Genetic, Botani, Physiology etc). Article published is the results of research and systematic literature review.



Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All texts sent are read by the editorial team. Manuscripts that are evaluated by editors that do not match the criteria of the journal are rejected immediately without a reviewer review. Whether it is suitable for Jurnal Pembelajaran dan Biologi NUKLEUS (JPBN) focus and scope or has a major methodological flaw and screening for plagiarism using Turnitin as the tools, if similarity more than 25% the author get a chance to reduce it (Policy of screening for plagiarism). The script that was considered potentially interesting for our readers was sent to 2 reviewers with double-blind peer review type. Reviewers' comments are then sent to the corresponding author for necessary actions and responses. The reviewers suggested will be evaluated in an editorial board meeting. Afterwards, the editor will send the final decision to the corresponding author. The editors then make decisions based on reviewers' recommendations of several possibilities: Rejected/Require major revision/Require minor revision/Accepted. The review process normally will take approximately max ±3 months from the date of receipt.


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.



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...


Plagiarism Check

Plagiarism screening will be conducted by OJS Editorial Board using Grammarly Plagiarism Checker and CrossCheck plagiarism screening service powered by Turnitin.Com


Licensing (Creative Commons) and Archiving

Jurnal Pembelajaran dan Biologi Nukleus uses an exclusive license agreement. The author will retain copyright along with scientific use rights and will be granted publishing and distribution rights. Open author access retains the copyright of their papers, and all open articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY - NC - SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal


Publication Ethics

This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher.

Section A: Publication and authorship 

  1. All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two International Reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.
  2. Review processes are blind peer review.
  3. The factors taken into account in the review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability, and language.
  4. The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
  5. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
  6. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
  7. The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.
  8. No research can be included in more than one publication. 

Section B: Authors’ responsibilities

  1. Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
  2. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
  3. Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. 
  4. Authors must participate in the peer review process. 
  5. Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  6. All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.
  7. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
  8. Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.
  9. Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
  10. Authors must report any errors they discover in their published paper to the Editors. 

Section C: Reviewers’ responsibilities

  1. Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information. 
  2. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author
  3. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
  4. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  5. Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  6. Reviewers should not review 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. 

Section D: Editors’ responsibilities

  1. Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  2. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
  3. Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
  4. Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
  5. Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
  6. Editors should have a clear picture of research funding sources.
  7. Editors should base their decisions solely on the papers’ importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to the publication’s scope.
  8. Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason. 
  9. Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers. 
  10. Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
  11. Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
  12. Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
  13. Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions; they should have proof of misconduct.
  14. Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers, and board members.


Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/


Article Processing Charges (APCs)

The following fees charged for the Author of Jurnal Pembelajaran dan Biologi Nukleus,

**Article Submission: Rp. 0.00 (IDR)

Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to publication costs.

*Article Publication: Rp. 600.000 (IDR 600k)

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an APC to cover publications costs. The amount is IDR 600 000 (USD 50 for foreign authors (can be waived). If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.

APC includes manuscript management, editing, layout, and other publication services. The APC does not cover printing costs and we do not provide printed publications.




Citation by Scopus Journals

Total of 2 documents with 6 citations by Scopus journals:

1. Dimenta, RH., Khairul K., Machrizal R. (2018).
Studi keanekaragaman plankton sebagai pakan alami udang pada perairan
ekosistem mangrove Belawan,
Sumatera Utara. Jurnal Pembelajaran dan Biologi
Nukleus 4(2), pp 18-23. Cited 5 times.

2. Manullang, HM. (2019).
Pengaruh Pencemaran Limbah Deterjen Terhadap Derajat
Kelulusan Hidup Benih Ikan Mas
(Cyprinus carpio Linn). Jurnal Pembelajaran
dan Biologi Nukleus 5(1), pp 1-7. Cited 1 times.