Peer Review Process
The suitability of manuscripts for publication in Buletin Fisika is judged by peer reviewers and editorial board. All the review process is conducted in a double-blind review online. The Editor In Chief (Journal Manager) handles all correspondence with the author and makes the final decision as to whether the manuscript is recommended for acceptance, rejection, or needs to be returned to the author for revision.
The Editor In Chief, Journal Editor and Section Editors will evaluate the submitted manuscripts on the prequalification step for the suitability of further review process. The manuscripts will be evaluated by two or three qualified peer reviewers selected by the Editor In Chief, Journal Editor, and Section Editors. The peer reviewers should review the manuscript and return it with their recommendation to the Editor In Chief, Journal Editor, or Section Editors as soon as possible, usually within 2 weeks. If one of the peer reviewers recommends rejection, the Editor In Chief will ask a third reviewer or Section Editors to decide the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript.
Manuscripts needing revision will be returned to the authors, and the authors must return the revised manuscript to the Editor In Chief via OJS of Buletin Fisika. The Editor In Chief sends the revised manuscript to Journal Editor or Section Editors to check whether the manuscript is revised as suggested by peer reviewers. Sections Editors could give recommendations to Editor In Chief that the manuscript should return to authors, accept, or reject within 2 weeks. After acceptance letter sent by Editor In Chief, the manuscript is forwarded to the technical editor for editing and layout process. Editor In Chief would send a letter announcing the publication issue and invoice attached with PROOF to authors.
There are three steps of revision process by authors: 1) revision manuscript to accommodate Section Editors suggestions (prequalification step) within 1 week (if any); 2) revision manuscript to accommodate peer reviewer suggestions within 2-3 weeks; and 3) revision to accommodate Section Editors suggestions within 1 week (if any). Manuscripts that exceed the revision deadline will be withdrawn. The authors may request an extension to the Editor In Chief before the revision expires. The time interval from the date the manuscript is submitted to the acceptance for publication varies, depending on the time required for the review and revision process.
Manuscripts are rejected usually for 3 general reasons: 1) the topic of the manuscript does not fit in the journal scope. 2) The substance of the manuscripts does not meet Buletin Fisika standards; the data may be incomplete; the methodology used is not appropriate; lack of novelties and no advancement of the existing knowledge; or there are no consistency among objectives, research design/method, evidence, and conclusion. 3) The manuscript is not written following Buletin Fisika guidelines in Authors Guidelines. These manuscripts may be rejected without review process. Manuscripts could also be rejected in the review process if Authors do not revise the manuscripts as suggested by reviewers and editorial board, also do not give response/rebuttal against the suggestions.
If the manuscript is rejected, the author will be notified by the Editor In Chief with a statement of reasons for rejection. The author may appeal to the Editor In Chief if he or she believes an unfair judgment has been made which encloses the author’s reasons. Editor In Chief will review and discuss the reasons with Section Editors responsible for the manuscript, and then decide whether to accept or refuse the appeal. The author(s) will receive the final version of the manuscript as a PDF file. PROOF of all manuscripts will be provided to the corresponding author. The PROOF should be read carefully, checked against the typed manuscript, and the corrections may be returned within 7 days.
Authors submitting manuscripts should understand and agree that copyright of manuscripts of the article shall be assigned/transferred to by Buletin Fisika. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal. 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.