Focus and Scope

Jurnal Sains Natural is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, as well as short communication with the objectives to explore the knowledge about natural sciences. This journal incorporates not only all branches of chemistry and biology, but also sub-disciplines like Biochemistry, Polymer, Agricultural chemistry, Environmental chemistry, etc.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts will be critically read by at least two anonymous reviewers, selected for their competences in the subject area of the paper.  The review proccess uses double blind review system. Acceptance of the manuscript will depend upon its scientific merit and suitability for the SAINS NATURAL. A manuscript may be accepted in its original form, subject to revision, or rejection.
The reviewers' (and editor's) suggestions will be conveyed to the author, who will then have an opportunity to revise the paper. A manuscript returned to an author for revision can be held for a maximum of eight weeks.

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.

Publication Ethics

I.Research Misconduct Policy of JSN
The purpose of this policy is to prevent any misconduct related to research conducted for the journals and to suggest the fundamental principles and structural procedures in relation to research integrity deliberation required to ensure research ethics.
II.The range of research misconduct
Research misconduct suggested in this policy pertains to fraud and refers to data fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, and improper authorship.
  1. "Fabrication" refers to any act involving the creation of false information about non-existing data or findings.
  2. "Falsification" refers to artificial manipulation of the research materials/equipment/process or randomly modification/deletion of data resulting in distorted research contents or research results.
  3. "Plagiarism" refers to acts of pirating others ideas, research contents, and research results without justifiable approvals or quotations.
  4. "Improper authorship" refers to cases where the person who has contributed to research contents or research results is scientifically and technically unqualified as an author or where someone who has not contributed to the research contents or research results scientifically and technically but has been listed as an author merely to express gratitude or courtesy.
  5. Intentional acts to disturb a fraud investigation about themselves or others or the acts which can be harmful to informants.
  6. Unfair evaluation regarding research of others or a disclosure or pirating of research ideas or research results acquired during the evaluation process.
  7. Severely aberrant acts that cannot be accepted in the community of the field of scientific and technology.
III.How does the journal address misconduct in the publishing process?
Editors and publishers have an ethical obligation to:
  1. Support the quality and ethics of the review process (pre-publication: weed out;  prevent)
  2. Ensure the correctness of the published literature (post-publication: correct; communicate)
  3. Educate (prevent)
Editors/journals have an ethical obligation to respond to and address ethical allegations that may arise about published papers or papers in review. Systems and procedures are in place for investigating and addressing situations of misconduct, including cooperation with investigations from institutions or funding bodies.
IV.How do editors address an allegation of publication misconduct?
  1. The first course of action is usually to contact and discuss the issue with the authors (and reviewers).
  2. The author university, institution, funding agency, and/or government agencies will be notified.
  3. Investigation has typically been seen as the responsibility of research institutions and funding agencies; it is NOT usually the journals domain.
V.Possible sanctions
If there is evidence of misconduct/fraud:
  1. Prior to publication (during review): The manuscript can be withdrawn from review
  2. Post-publication (literature correction) The journal may publish Retraction, Note of Editorial Concern, Errata/Correction with the author or authors (some or all) signature or editorial of an appropriate statement about the situation. The paper can be marked in the literature/PubMed.
  3. Editors determine whether retract or correct after considering whether the case is fraud or an honest mistake. They consider the intent And then extent to which the data is incorrect/misleading
  4. Author may be banned from submitting to the journal.
  5. Editors may, in some cases, provide information for other editors/publishers.
  6. Editors may publish of an editorial in the journal to discuss the issue generally and raise awareness of the issue.

Copyright Notice

Jurnal Sains Natural (JSN) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at By submitting articles/ article manuscripts, the author agrees to this policy.

The Creative Commons Attribution will govern license Use of articles - ShareAlike license as currently displayed on Creative Commons Attribution - ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA)

Author(s) Warranties The author warrants that the article is original, written by the stated author(s), has not been published before, contains no unlawful statements, does not infringe the rights of others, is subject to copyright that is vested exclusively in the author and free of any third party rights, and that any necessary written permissions to quote from other sources have been obtained by the author(s).

User Rights JSN disseminates articles published as accessible as possible. Under the Creative Commons license, JSN permits users to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work. Users will also need to attribute authors and the JSN to distribute works in the journal and other media of publications.

Rights of Authors retain all their rights to the published works, such as (but not limited to) the following rights;a. Copyright and other proprietary rights relating to the article, such as patent rights,b. The right to use the substance of the article in own future works, including lectures and books,c. The right to reproduce the article for own purposes,d. The right to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the article's published version (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book) with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.

Co-Authorship If the article was jointly prepared by more than one author, any author submitting the manuscript warrants that he/she has been authorized by all co-authors to be agreed on this copyright and license notice (agreement) on their behalf and agrees to inform his/her co-authors of the terms of this policy.

JSN will not be held liable for anything that may arise due to the author(s) internal dispute. JSN will only communicate with the corresponding author.

Digital Archiving

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...

Screening Plagiarism

Jurnal Sains Natural state that plagiarism is not acceptable for all author and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified by plagiarism cheker software in an article that is submitted for publication. We are using Turnitin  as the plagiarism checker software.

When plagiarism is identified by the Plagiarism Checker software, the Editorial Board responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the article in agreement.

Journal History

Jurnal Sains Natural is an accredited journal in the nation as listed the Ministry of Research and Technology /National Agency for Research and Innovation No. 200/M/KPT/2020 about Accreditation Results of Scientific Journal.

Jurnal Sains Natural was founded in 2001. The name of the journal has changed once:



2001 - 2010

Nusa Kimia

2011 -

Jurnal Sains Natural

Editors-in-Chief from its beginnings in 2001



2001 - 2017

Supriyono Eko Wardoyo

2018 -

Febi Nurilmala

Jurnal Sains Natural, with Printed ISSN (p-ISSN): 2086-3446, was first published in January 2011 by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Nusa Bangsa.

Since 2011, Jurnal Sains Natural is providing a platform for the researchers, academicians, professional, practitioners and students to impart and share knowledge in the form of high quality empirical and theoretical research papers, case studies, literature reviews on Biology and Chemistry. Starting from January 2018, Jurnal Sains Natural is assigned Electronic ISSN: 2621-508X.

Jurnal Sains Natural has been currently indexed by both national and international indexer institutions such as Google Scholar (International), The Garba Rujukan Digital (Garuda - National), Science and Technology Index (SINTA - National), Indonesian Publication Index (IPI - National), Indonesia One Search (National), and other citation databases of peer-reviewed scientific literature.


Due to the rising costs of academic publications, starting 2020, publication fees shall be implemented to all accepted papers (submission paper is free). This journal charges the following author fees (Article Publication Fee):
- Indonesian authors: 300.000 IDR per article
Authors can apply waiver. But, it needs verification and it should be applied before submission (not after acceptance).