Editorial Policies



Indonesian Applied Physics Letter is an multi-disciplinary international journal which publishes high quality scientific and engineering papers on all aspects of research in the area of applied physics and wide practical application of achieved results. The field of IAPL, which can be described as encounter of material science, theoretical science, computational, instrumentation, biomedical, geophysics and applied physics, has become distinguishable integrated discipline of research-based endeavor. The scope of Indonesian Applied Physics Letter is represented by, but not restricted to, the following categories subtitles:

  • Material synthesis and characterization
  • Condensed matter, magnetic material, superconductivity, tin films, sensor material, biomaterial and nanomaterial interfaces: Application and properties characterization.
  • Photonics application such as visible spectrum including infrared, far- infrared, millimeter wave, microwave, radar, and synthetic aperture radar sensors.
  • Signal processing, computer vision, and pattern recognition. 
  • Advanced photonics, including fundamental and applied research:
    • photonic devices and system for communication
    • photonics for clean energy
    • photonics for data storage, data manipulation, and displays
    • photonics in chemistry, biology and medicine
    • optoelectronics and optical information processing
  • Biophysics: fundamental and applied research that defines the important of biological, chemical or physical mechanism.
  • Scientific analysis in term of fundamental problems at the molecular, cellular and system whole-organism (bacterial etc.) levels.
  • Photodynamic therapy mechanism.
  • Radioactivity, radiation and advanced application.
  • Geophysics: fundamental and applied studies such as:
    • Atmospheric sciences including waves and earthquake
    • Various geophysical methods including gravity, electromagnetic, induced polarization, seismic rotation, etc.
    • Geomagnetism, geodynamics, mineral physics, geophysical fluid dynamics, biogeophysics etc.
  • Design, development and evaluation of instrumentation and measurement systems and components used in generating, acquiring, conditioning and processing signals.
  • Scientific and technical support to establishment and maintenance of technical standards in the field of Instrumentation and Measurement.
  • Theoretical computer science, ranging from fundamental areas such as:
    • Computational complexity.
    • Algorithms and data structures to focused areas such as parallel and distributed algorithms and architectures. 
    • Computational model: molecular, biology, geometry, data mining etc.
  • Communication in theoretical physics such as:
    • Mathematical physics, statistical physics and nuclear physics.
    • Gravitation theory, astrophysics and cosmology.
    • Quantum physics, particle physics and quantum field theory
    • Atomic, molecular, optical (AMO) and plasma physics, chemical physics
  • Biomedical engineering field covers materials, therapies, devices, technology, systems, methods.
  •  The scientific knowledge-based of human disease, or its prevention, diagnosis, treatment, alleviation or monitoring.
  • Biomedical instrumentation , biomedical imaging and biomechanic.
  • Robotic process automation: design, improvement, tools and future application.
  • Artificial intelligence advanced research.
  • Language programing (syntax) and modelling applied research



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Indonesian Applied Physics Letters uses a double-blind review method, which means that both reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process by at least two independent peer-reviewers. The article review process usually takes an average of 16 weeks. This review period depends on the editors' and reviewers' duration in reviewing the manuscript.

When two independent peer reviewers have opposing decisions, the Editor-in-Chief will make the final decision.

The practice of peer review ensures that only good manuscripts are published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is performed by all reputable scientific journals.



IAPL be published 2 times a year in June and December.



This is an open-access journal where all content is available to other users. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, search, print, or link to the full texts of the articles without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that it makes research available freely to the public and supports a greater global knowledge exchange.



This journal utilizes the CLOCKSS 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.




This journal can not accept any plagiarism in any manuscripts or it will be rejected immediately. This journal uses Turnitin to detect plagiarism. The manuscript is passed if the similarity is less than 25%.



Indonesian Applied Physics Letters is strongly committed to upholding the ethical standards of publications and taking all actions for any authors who commit publication malpractice. All authors who submit their work to IAPL journals for publication as original articles prove that the submitted works represent their authors' contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works.

The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. Similarly, the journal is committed to objective and fair-single blind peer-review of the submitted for publication works and preventing any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material. Any departures from the above-defined rules should be reported directly to the Editors-in-Chief who are unequivocally committed to providing swift resolutions to any such types of problems.


Duties of Authors

1.   Reporting  Standards: Authors should present an accurate account of the original research performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Researchers should present their results honestly and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. Manuscripts should follow the submission guidelines of the journal.

2.   Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work. The manuscript should not be submitted concurrently to more than one publication unless the editors have agreed to co-publication. Relevant previous work and publications, both by other researchers and the authors’ own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced. The primary literature should be cited where possible. Original wording taken directly from publications by other researchers should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citations.

3.   Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: The author should not, in general, submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. Multiple publications arising from a single research project should be clearly identified as such, and the primary publication should be referenced

4.   Acknowledgement of Sources: Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given.

5.   Authorship of the Paper: The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors in cases where major contributors are listed as authors. In contrast, those who made less substantial or purely technical contributions to the research or the publication are listed in an acknowledgement section. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.

6.   Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should clearly 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.

7.   Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript, then the author should promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

8.   Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: The author should clearly identify in the manuscript if the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use.


Duties of Editor

1.   Publication Decisions: Based on the review report of the editorial board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript. 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. Editors have to take responsibility for everything they publish and have procedures and policies in place to ensure the quality of the material they publish and maintain the integrity of the published record.

2.   Review of Manuscripts: Editor must ensure that the editor for originality initially evaluates each manuscript. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the authors' information and indicate which parts of the journal are peer-reviewed. The editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.

3.   Fair Play: The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by the journal is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. An important part of the responsibility to make fair and unbiased decisions is upholding the principle of editorial independence and integrity. Editors are in a powerful position by making decisions on publications, making it very important that this process is as fair and unbiased as possible.

4.   Confidentiality: The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential. Editors should critically assess any potential breaches of data protection and patient confidentiality. This includes requiring properly informed consent for the actual research presented, consent for publication where applicable.

5.   Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editor of the Journal will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his own research without the author's written consent. Editors should not be involved in decisions about papers in which they have a conflict of interest.


Duties of Reviewers

1.   Confidentiality: Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

2.   Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all data sources used in the research. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that the authors have not cited. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. The reviewers should notify the journal immediately if they come across any irregularities, have concerns about ethical aspects of the work, are aware of substantial similarity between the manuscript and a concurrent submission to another journal or a published article, or suspect that misconduct may have occurred during either the research or the writing and submission of the manuscript; reviewers should, however, keep their concerns confidential and not personally investigate further unless the journal asks for further information or advice.

3.   Standards of Objectivity: Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively, and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. The reviewers should follow journals’ instructions on the specific feedback required of them unless there are good reasons not to. The reviewers should be constructive in their reviews and provide feedback to help the authors improve their manuscript. The reviewer should make clear which suggested additional investigations are essential to support claims made in the manuscript under consideration and which will strengthen or extend the work

4.   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 authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. In the case of double-blind review, if they suspect the author's identity (s), notify the journal if this knowledge raises any potential conflict of interest.

5.   Promptness: The reviewers should respond in a reasonable time frame. The reviewers only agree to review a manuscript if they are fairly confident they can return a review within the proposed or mutually agreed time frame, informing the journal promptly if they require an extension. If a reviewer feels they can't complete a review of the manuscript within the stipulated time, then this information must be communicated to the editor so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.



1. Copyright of the article is transferred to the journal by the author's knowledge, while the publication's moral right belongs to the author.

2. The legal formal aspect of journal publication accessibility refers to Creative Commons Atribusi-Non Commercial-Share alike (CC BY-NC-SA),  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)

3. The articles published in the journal are open-access and can be used for non-commercial purposes. Other than the aims mentioned above, the editorial board is not responsible for copyright violation

The manuscript's authentic and the copyright statement submission can be downloaded from this form.



a. Article Submission Fee: IDR 0 / USD 0

No charge for manuscript submission.

b. Article Processing Charge: IDR 0 / USD 0

No charge for processing the manuscript.