Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Indonesian Journal of Energy (IJE) is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on energy economics, energy analysis, energy modeling, and prediction, integrated energy systems, energy planning, and energy management. Our editorial board consists of people with many disciplines who are recognized in their respective fields. The members of the Editorial Board of IJE hail from both Indonesia and abroad. More information on the Editorial Board of IJE can be found on this page

The Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement may be downloaded here.

IJE is published by the Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). Every publication process, journal management, peer-review process, dissemination of journal and website is supervised by the PYC. 

The followings describe Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement involved in the manuscript publishing process for Indonesian Journal of Energy (IJE). The following statements are developed following the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).



Submission Fee

IJE does not charge any fee for Author(s) to submit and publish their manuscript in IJE. IJE will never request for any form of payment as part of the submission process. Therefore, please be vigilant of fraudulent activity if you receive a communication or email regarding IJE. In addition, the IJE also provides free access (free download) for everyone.

Copyright and Access

If the Author(s)’s paper is selected for publication, the Author(s) will be expected to sign our Submission and Publication Agreement form, which can be found here. Author(s) will retain the copyright of the manuscript and grant IJE the right to publish the manuscript. Where necessary, Author(s) must obtain permission to publish material protected by copyright.


The authorship of the article must be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the manuscript. Those parties must be included as the co-Author(s) and the others must be recognized accordingly. There are no limit to the numbers of the co-Author(s). In addition, the Corresponding Author(s) must ensure that the other co-Author(s) has read and agreed on the final version of the manuscript before sending it to IJE for publication.

Revision and Correction

The Author(s) should always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed. The Author(s) is obliged to participate in the peer-review process, in the sense that the Author(s) must cooperate to revise their manuscript accordingly.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works 

If the Author(s) finds any fundamental errors in the manuscript that has been published, the Author(s) must notify the Editorial Team of IJE and cooperate to retract or revise the manuscript accordingly.

Acknowledgment of Sources

The Author(s) must cite all publications used in the article using the APA style. Information obtained from a third party (interview, discussion, etc.) cannot be used without the third party’s consent. Please follow the Author’s guidelines here.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

The Author(s) is not allowed to publish manuscript that presents the same research results to other publishers.

Reporting Standards

The Author(s) must present a manuscript that can be accounted for. The data presented in the manuscript must be accurate. The manuscript has to be equipped with detailed data and relevant sources.

Originality and Plagiarism

The Author(s) has to ensure that the manuscript written is original. If The Author(s) have used work and/or words of others, this must be cited or quoted appropriately. Please refer to the Author’s guidelines on how to cite other people’s work here.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

The Author(s) should disclose in the manuscript if there are any conflicts of interest that could affect the results or interpretation in the article, including any financial support.



Fair Play

The Editorial Team has to evaluate the received manuscript based on the intellectual content of the article without considering the race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, or political views of the Author(s).


The Editorial Team must not disclose any information of the submitted manuscript to other parties, except the Corresponding Author(s), Reviewers, potential Reviewers, Editorial staffs, and publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

The Editorial Team is prohibited from using the unpublished material in the article without any written consent from the Author(s). The Editorial Team who has the potential of conflicts of interest, for example, competition, family relationship, or other relationships, should not be involved in the editorial process.

Publication Decisions

The Editor-in-Chief/Deputy Editor-in-Chief with the input from the Associate Editor is responsible for deciding which manuscript submitted to IJE will be published. This decision is a joint decision between any parties that worked with IJE Editorial Team. The decision must be based on the validity of work and its contribution to the research and readers.

Review of Manuscripts

The Editor-in-Chief/Deputy Editor-in-Chief/Editorial Assistant of IJE has to ensure that the manuscripts have been evaluated for their originality. The Editorial Assistants have to inform the Author(s) regarding the peer review process. The Editorial Assistants will give the manuscript to the appropriate Associate Editor. Then, the Associate Editor will assign the appropriate peer-Reviewers based on their expertise and avoid those with any conflicts of interest. Finally, the Editorial Assistants will notify the Author(s) for any revisions needed and the Author(s) must cooperate with the process.



Contribution to Editorial Decisions

The Reviewer(s) assists the Editorial Team in making editorial decisions and to improve the quality of the manuscript.


The Reviewer(s) should contact the Editorial Team immediately if the Reviewer(s) feels unqualified and/or could not examine the manuscript promptly.

Standards of Objectivity 

The Reviewer(s) must express his/her comments clearly, with supporting arguments. Personal criticism of the Author(s) is not allowed.

Fair Play

The Reviewers have to evaluate the received manuscript based on the intellectual content of the article without considering the race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, or political views of the Author(s).

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished material in the manuscript is prohibited from being used by the Reviewer for his/her own research/personal advantage without permission from the Author(s). Reviewers should not review manuscript in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the Author(s), companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Acknowledgment of Sources

The Reviewer should identify relevant sources that have not been cited properly by the Author(s). Reviewers should also inform the Editorial Team if there are any similarities with the other manuscript/works of which they know.


Any manuscript to be reviewed must be treated as confidential. Reviewer is not allowed to show or discuss the manuscript with other parties, except with the Editorial Team. Any information obtained during the peer-review process must be kept confidential.