Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Prima: Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika is scientific, peer-reviewed and open access journal managed and published by Program Studi Pendidikan Matematika Universitas Muhammadiyah Tangerang, half-yearly on January and July. It aims to be open access journal platform which publishes and disseminates the ideas and researches on mathematics learning*. Its focus is to publish original research (qualitative research, classroom action research, development/design research are top priorities) and/or library analysis on how students learn mathematics and how mathematics is taught in primary, secondary or undergraduate level.

To maintain the focus, the scope of the published articles will be as follows:

  1. Developing mathematics learning integrated with values or character
    This scope deals with researches to explore mathematics learning from affective if we refer to the view of Markku. S. Hanula or socio-cultural perspective from the works of Alan J. Bishop and Third Wave Project.
  2. Developing mathematics learning based on the constructivist perspective
    Learning mathematics is not the transfer of knowledge but the construction of knowledge.  This scope refers to researches on the teachers' effort from primary until undergraduate to support and enhance students' roles and engagement in constructing mathematics knowledges and skills. It is not only about the achievement of students but also the process of learning which develop problem solving, reasoning and proof, representations, connections, communications, and high order thinking.
  3. The development of technological-based mathematics learning tools and its use in mathematics classroom
    The product of technology can be employed to support mathematics learning. Thus, researches on the development of mathematics learning tools using technology especially digital technology and its practices in mathematics classrooms are important part of journal scopes.
  4. The development of pedagogical content knowledge for in-service and prospective mathematics teachers
    One of mathematics education research focuses nowadays is prospective mathematics teachers. This scope includes all attempts to prepare and support prospective mathematics teachers on pedagogical content knowledge.

*The term 'mathematics learning' involves both teaching and learning of mathematics

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Every submitted article is independently reviewed by at least two peer-reviewers. The review process conducted by Double Blind Peer Review Process.The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation.  After being reviewed, there will be four kinds of editor decision based on reviewers’ recommendation:

  1. Accept Submission: The submission will be accepted without revisions.
  2. Revisions Required: The submission will be accepted after minor changes have been made.
  3. Resubmit for Review: The submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. It will require a second round of review, however.
  4. Decline Submission: The submission will not be published in the journal.

Plagiarism detection of articles in this journal is carried out by using plagiarismcheckerx.com (Web Checker) and Mendeley as a Tool Reference Manager. Language used in this journal is English.

 

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.

 

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...

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Prima: Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika is a peer-reviewed national journal, available in print and online and published two times a year. This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­s and the publisher (Program Studi Pendidikan Matematika Universitas Muhammadiyah Tangerang). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
 
Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed PRIMA is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is, therefore, important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.  
Program Studi Pendidikan Matematika Universitas Muhammadiyah Tangerang as publisher of PRIMA takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. 
 
Publication decisions
The editor of the PRIMA is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. 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.
 
Fair play
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.
 
Confidentiality
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.
 
Promptness
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.
 
Confidentiality
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
 
Reporting standards
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.
 
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.
 
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should 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.
 
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.

 

Publication Frequency

Prima: Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika (p-ISSN:2579-9827 and e-ISSN:2580-2216).

Short journal title: PRIMA

For year 2017, Volume 1, Number 1-2 are scheduled for publication (January & July).

Prima: Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika is electronically published via journal website (http://jurnal.umt.ac.id/index.php/prima).

Prima: Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika is published by Program Studi Pendidikan Matematika, Universitas Muhammadiyah Tangerang.

 

Witdrawal of Manuscripts

Author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, money and works invested by the publisher. If author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, author will be punished with paying $250 per manuscript, as withdrawal penalty to the publisher. However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal. The withdrawal of manuscript after the manuscript is accepted for publication, author will be punished by paying US$550 per manuscript. Withdrawal of manuscript is only allowed after withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the Publisher.

If author don't agree to pay the penalty, the author and his/her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal. Even, his/her previously published articles will be removed from our online system.

 

Licensing (Creative Commons) and Archiving

This journal allow reuse and remixing of its content, in accordance with a CC BY SA. This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. Furthermore, Prima: Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika is archieved in LOCKSS.

 

Hardcopy Order

Authors who want to have print-out of the journal are charged for printing and shipment fee.  The authors must pay IDR 100,000 for 1 exemplar. Shipment fee complies the location (http://www.jne.co.id/tarif.php)

Request for journal hardcopy can send an email to primajpm@gmail.com bearing the subject line "Request for hardcopy".

 

Retraction

The papers published in Prima: Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika will be considered to be retracted in the publication if:

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabri-cation) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error).
  2. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing and permission orjustification (i.e. cases of redundant publication).
  3. It constitutes plagiarism.
  4. It reports unethical research.

The mechanism of retraction follow the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org.