About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Omega: Jurnal Fisika dan Pendidikan Fisika (p-ISSN 2443-2911, e-ISSN 2502-2318) aims to publish high-quality articles with a specific focus on the latest research in the field of physics and physics education. It will provide a platform for academicians, researchers, and teachers to share their experience and solution to problems in different areas of physics and physics education.
The journal's scope includes, but are not limited to, the following:
- Theoretical and computational physics
- Nuclear and particle physics
- Materials physics
- Electronics, instrumentation, and medical physics
- Geophysics and environmental physics
- Model of physics learning
- Media of physics learning
- Evaluation of physics learning
Peer Review Process
All manuscripts submitted to Omega will be read and reviewed blindly (double-blind peer review) by (a minimum of) 2 peer reviewers who are experts in their field. Manuscript Service Flow can be seen on this page. The Editor may assign the Reviewer(s) from the Omega peer reviewers, Author(s)’ suggestions, other researchers, and/or other Omega Editorial Member. The acceptance of a manuscript depends on the novelty of the research, significance of the article, the truth of the content, the degree of originality, the clarity of description, and the conformity with the objective of the journal.
The manuscript may be accepted without revision, minor revisions, major revision, or even rejected. The final decision of manuscript acceptance shall be made by the Editorial Board according to reviewers’ critical comments. The results of reviewed articles by reviewers will be notified to the author via email. The author is given an opportunity to revise his article based on the reviewers' (and editors’) suggestion no later than 8 weeks after the email notification.
Open Access Policy
Omega: Jurnal Fisika dan Pendidikan Fisika 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.
Article Processing Charges
Every article submitted to Omega: Jurnal Fisika dan Pendidikan Fisika will not have any 'Article Processing Charges'. This includes submitting, peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full-text versions of the articles.
Plagiarism screening will be conducted by Omega: Jurnal Fisika dan Pendidikan Fisika Editorial Board. The Omega uses of Anti-Plagiarism Software "Turnitin" to check the authenticity of the article with a maximum similarity score of 20%.
Article Typesetting System
By the editors, every article submitted to Omega: Jurnal Fisika dan Pendidikan Fisika will be typed by using TeX/LaTeX typesetting system.
Omega: Jurnal Fisika dan Pendidikan Fisika uses the Bibliography Management System with Bibtex. This process will be managed entirely by the editors.
All articles published are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
Omega: Jurnal Fisika dan Pendidikan Fisika is a journal published online twice a year.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Omega: Jurnal Fisika dan Pendidikan Fisika is a peer-reviewed open-access journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the Editor in Chief, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewers, and the publisher (Program Studi Pendidikan Fisika UHAMKA). This statement is based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
Omega Journal: Journal of Physics and Physics Education is a journal that contains the development of science in the field of physics as well as the development of learning.
This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them.
Articles reviewed by colleagues support and realize the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree on standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: author, journal editor, peer reviewer, publisher, and the public.
Department of Physics Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Prof.DR. HAMKA, as the publisher of Omega: Journal of Physics and Physics Education, takes trusteeship tasks at all stages of publishing very seriously and we recognize ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertisements, reprints, or other commercial revenues do not impact or influence editorial decisions. In addition, the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Prof.DR. HAMKA.
Editor Omega: The Journal of Physics and Physics Education is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal must be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance for researchers and readers must always drive the decision. The editors can be guided by the policies of the journal editorial board and are limited by the legal requirements that will apply regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors can negotiate with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgment of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
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 of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Duties of Authors
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgment of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or another substantive conflict 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.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.