Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Zero: Jurnal Sains Matematika dan Terapan is a mathematical journal published twice a year in June and January by the Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, State Islamic University of Sumatera Utara.

We welcome authors for original articles (research), review articles, interesting case reports, special articles illustrations that focus on the Pure and Applied Mathematics.

Subjects suitable for publication include, but are not limited to, the following fields of:

  • Fuzzy Systems and its Applications
  • Geometry Theories and its Applications
  • Graph Theories and its Applications
  • Real Analysis and its Applications 
  • Operation Research and its Applications
  • Statistical Theories and its Applications
  • Dinamical Systems and its Applications
  • Mathematics Modeling and its Applications
  • Discrete Mathematics and its Applications
  • Computer Mathematics and its Applications
  • Mathematics Actuaria and its Applications
  • Mathematic financial
  • General Science

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Publication Frequency

Publish twice in year (biannually) on January and June.

 

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.

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.  We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal as follows:
• Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA)

 

Plagiarsm

ZERO: Jurnal Sains, Matematika dan Terapan, as a respected national journal, wants to ensure that all authors are careful and comply with international standards for academic integrity, particularly on the issue of plagiarism.

ZERO: Jurnal Sains, Matematika dan Terapan, recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article that is submitted for publication in ZERO: Jurnal Sains, Matematika dan Terapan.  ZERO: Jurnal Sains, Matematika dan Terapan will use Turnitin's originality checking software as our tool in detecting similarities of texts in articles. A maximum of 25% of similarities is allowed.

Plagiarism occurs when an author takes ideas, information, or words from another source without proper credit to the source. Even when it occurs unintentionally, plagiarism is still a serious academic violation, and unacceptable in international academic publications.

When the author learns specific information (a name, date, place, statistical number, or other detailed information) from a specific source, a citation is required. (This is only forgiven in cases of general knowledge, where the data is readily available in more than five sources or is common knowledge

When the author takes an idea from another author, a citation is required—even if the author then develops the idea further. This might be an idea about how to interpret the data, either what methodology to use or what conclusion to draw. It might be an idea about broad developments in a field or general information. Regardless of the idea, authors should cite their sources. In cases where the author develops the idea further, it is still necessary to cite the original source of the idea, and then in a subsequent sentence the author can explain her or his more developed idea.

 

Journal 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...

 

Peer Review Process

Zero: Jurnal Sains Matematika dan Terapan is a mathematical journal published twice a year in June and January by the Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, State Islamic University of Sumatera Utara.

  1. Any submitted paper will be reviewed by two reviewers appointed by the editorial board.
  2. Review process employs blind Review, namely, the reviewer does not know the identity of the author, and the author does not know the identity of the reviewer.
  3. In the review process, reviewers consider the correspondence of title, abstract, discussion (findings) and conclusions. In addition, reviewers also consider the novelty, scientific impact, and references used in the paper.

 

Author Fees

No fees incurred for article submission, processing, neither reviewing the articles.

Under the aforementioned condition, we are waiving in full for authors from developing countries should they need to submit papers to Zero: Jurnal Sains Matematika dan Terapan.

However, should authors or other parties needed print/hard copies of the journal, an IDR 400,000/copy should be paid for the printing, binding, and post.

Please send us an email stating your interest in printed copies and receive further details.

 

Publication Ethics

  1. Zero: Jurnal Sains Matematika dan Terapan adheres to the prevailing industry standards and procedures for investigating publication ethics.
  2. Zero: Jurnal Sains Matematika dan Terapan does not allow dual publication (the same material published twice in the peer reviewed literature), or dual submission (the same material simultaneously submitted to more than one journal).
  3. Specifically, Zero: Jurnal Sains Matematika dan Terapan does not tolerate plagiarism, data or figure manipulation, knowingly providing incorrect information, copyright infringement, inaccurate author attributions, attempts to inappropriately manipulate the peer review process, failures to declare conflicts of interest, fraud, and libel. This list is not exhaustive - if there is uncertainty of what constitutes such actions, then more resources may be found at the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Council of Science Editors (CSE), or the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).
  4. Zero: Jurnal Sains Matematika dan Terapan will rigorously enforce our standards, and follow up on any transgressions. In extreme cases, this may call for individuals to be reported to their institutions and/or for manuscripts to be retracted.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.