About the Journal

Biodik : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi facilitates a scientific forum for exchanging ideas to enrich the theory, policy, and practice of Biology education. Biodik : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi publishes high quality, original, and open access articles in Biology Education; qualitative, quantitative and mix method. Biodik : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi is quarterly published in March, June, September and December by Biology Education Program, Jambi University. Biodik publishes articles of Biology education, Curriculum and Instruction of Biology education, Management of Biology teaching lab, Evaluation of Biology education, and Educational profession of Biology teachers.

  1. P-ISSN                              : 2460-2612
  2. E-ISSN                              : 2580-0922
  3. Publication frequency      : Quarterly
  4. Subject                             : Biology Education

Focus and Scope

Biodik : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi receiving and publishing article in the form of research (scientific article) in the field of biology education and utilization of biological research in learning. Moreover, this journal bridges the gap between research and practice, providing information, ideas and opinion, in addition to critical examinations of biology research and teaching. Through the coverage of policy and curriculum developments, the latest results of research into the teaching, learning and assessment of biology are brought to the fore. Special emphasize are as follow:

  1. Research on Learning Biology/Science (Biology learning materials at all education levels, learning planning, learning models, biology teaching skills).).
  2. Pure Research of Biology developed or studied to the sources, materials, or instructional media Biology/Science(Biology learning materials at all education levels and application in society, learning media, application of information technology for biology learning). 
  3. Curriculum of Biology Education at all education levels (learning design, competency analysis, syllabus and learning planning)
  4. Class Action Research (CAR) and Lesson Study (material analysis, methods, student needs, student personality, student problems)
  5. Other Qualitative Research, Quantitative, Research & Development and Mixedof Biology Education.
  6. The school management and Biology/science laboratory management.
  7. Biology/Science Learning Evaluation
  8. Teacher Professional Issues/Trends in Biology Education.
  9. Another study for the scope of Biology Education.


Biodik : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi is indexed in; Sinta, Indonesia One Search, Crossref, Google Scholar, ISJD, Index Copernicus, BASE

Peer review process

Research articles submitted to Biodik : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi are initially reviewed by the editors for general fit with the the focus and scope of the Biodik : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi. Only articles fit the focus and scope will be forwarded to reviewers for a blind review. Two reviewers will be assigned to review and evaluate the articles in sync with their expertise. An additional reviewer will be appointed in case one of the reviewers disagrees upon the quality of the research articles for publication. They are required to treat all the information in the research articles as confidential. Views of the assigned reviewers serve as a guide to Biodik editors to make a final decision on the research articles. Final decision always belongs to Biodik : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi editors. Those manuscripts that are judged by the editors and assigned editors to be inappropriate are rejected promptly without external reviews. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice, from among several possibilities: Accept as written without any revisions, Accept with minor revisions (a second round of review is not necessary), Accept with major revisions (a second round of review will be necessary), Reject (the paper is not suitable for publication).

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. This journal is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative

An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in scholarly journals without payment, for the sake of inquiry and knowledge. The new technology is the internet. The public good they make possible is the world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds. Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.

For various reasons, this kind of free and unrestricted online availability, which we will call open access, has so far been limited to small portions of the journal literature. But even in these limited collections, many different initiatives have shown that open access is economically feasible, that it gives readers extraordinary power to find and make use of relevant literature, and that it gives authors and their works vast and measurable new visibilityreadership, and impact. To secure these benefits for all, we call on all interested institutions and individuals to help open up access to the rest of this literature and remove the barriers, especially the price barriers, that stand in the way. The more who join the effort to advance this cause, the sooner we will all enjoy the benefits of open access.

The literature that should be freely accessible online is that which scholars give to the world without expectation of payment. Primarily, this category encompasses their peer-reviewed journal articles, but it also includes any unreviewed preprints that they might wish to put online for comment or to alert colleagues to important research findings. There are many degrees and kinds of wider and easier access to this literature. By "open access" to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

While  the peer-reviewed journal literature should be accessible online without cost to readers, it is not costless to produce. However, experiments show that the overall costs of providing open access to this literature are far lower than the costs of traditional forms of dissemination. With such an opportunity to save money and expand the scope of dissemination at the same time, there is today a strong incentive for professional associations, universities, libraries, foundations, and others to embrace open access as a means of advancing their missions. Achieving open access will require new cost recovery models and financing mechanisms, but the significantly lower overall cost of dissemination is a reason to be confident that the goal is attainable and not merely preferable or utopian.

To achieve open access to scholarly journal literature, we recommend two complementary strategies. 

I.  Self-Archiving: First, scholars need the tools and assistance to deposit their refereed journal articles in open electronic archives, a practice commonly called, self-archiving. When these archives conform to standards created by the Open Archives Initiative, then search engines and other tools can treat the separate archives as one. Users then need not know which archives exist or where they are located in order to find and make use of their contents.

II. Open-access Journals: Second, scholars need the means to launch a new generation of journals committed to open access, and to help existing journals that elect to make the transition to open access. Because journal articles should be disseminated as widely as possible, these new journals will no longer invoke copyright to restrict access to and use of the material they publish. Instead they will use copyright and other tools to ensure permanent open access to all the articles they publish. Because price is a barrier to access, these new journals will not charge subscription or access fees, and will turn to other methods for covering their expenses. There are many alternative sources of funds for this purpose, including the foundations and governments that fund research, the universities and laboratories that employ researchers, endowments set up by discipline or institution, friends of the cause of open access, profits from the sale of add-ons to the basic texts, funds freed up by the demise or cancellation of journals charging traditional subscription or access fees, or even contributions from the researchers themselves. There is no need to favor one of these solutions over the others for all disciplines or nations, and no need to stop looking for other, creative alternatives.

Open access to peer-reviewed journal literature is the goal. Self-archiving (I.) and a new generation of open-access journals (II.) are the ways to attain this goal. They are not only direct and effective means to this end, they are within the reach of scholars themselves, immediately, and need not wait on changes brought about by markets or legislation. While we endorse the two strategies just outlined, we also encourage experimentation with further ways to make the transition from the present methods of dissemination to open access. Flexibility, experimentation, and adaptation to local circumstances are the best ways to assure that progress in diverse settings will be rapid, secure, and long-lived.

The Open Society Institute, the foundation network founded by philanthropist George Soros, is committed to providing initial help and funding to realize this goal. It will use its resources and influence to extend and promote institutional self-archiving, to launch new open-access journals, and to help an open-access journal system become economically self-sustaining. While the Open Society Institute's commitment and resources are substantial, this initiative is very much in need of other organizations to lend their effort and resources.

We invite governments, universities, libraries, journal editors, publishers, foundations, learned societies, professional associations, and individual scholars who share our vision to join us in the task of removing the barriers to open access and building a future in which research and education in every part of the world are that much more free to flourish.

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All articles published by Biodik: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

  1. License

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  1. Author(s)' Warranties

The author warrants that the article is original, written by 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).

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Biodik : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi is to disseminate/published articles are as free as possible. Under the Creative Commons license, Biodik: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi permits users to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work for non-commercial purposes only. Users will also need to attribute authors and Biodik: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi on distributing works in the journal and other media of publications.

  1. Rights of Authors

Authors retain all their rights to the published works, such as (but not limited to) the following rights;

  • Copyright and other proprietary rights relating to the article, such as patent rights,
  • The right to use the substance of the article in own future works, including lectures and books,
  • The right to reproduce the article for own purposes,
  • The right to self-archive the article,
  • 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 (Biodik: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi).
  1. Co-Authorship

If the article was jointly prepared by more than one author, any authors 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. Biodik: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi will not be held liable for anything that may arise due to the author(s) internal dispute. Biodik: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi will only communicate with the corresponding author.

  1. Royalties

Being an open accessed journal and disseminating articles for free under the Creative Commons license term mentioned, author(s) aware that Biodik: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi entitles the author(s) to no royalties or other fees. 

New Features of Biodik: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi strating from Volume 4 Number 2 2018 (12-03-2018)

Starting from volume 4 number 2 2018, Biodik: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi will come up with new features:

  1. New Cover design
  2. 8 articles publication for each edition
  3. Additional internatonal reviewers
  4. Bilingual system (English and Indonesian)
  5. New logo
  6. Page lay out one column

Starting from volume 5 number 2 2019, Biodik: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi is published Triannual june, september and december.

Strarting in 2020 published every March, June, September and December.