Focus and Scope

Magister Scientiae is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research reports and critical-review articles on education practices in its widest sense, including math & science education, literacy & language education, civics and character education, early childhood education, technology in education, as well as education evaluation and policies. This journal is published by the Faculty of Teacher Education, Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Peer-review process is the process to take a closer look to the manuscript to determine the suitability and compliancy with the pre-determined journal guidelines and quality standards. This is done by following these steps:

  1. The Managing Editor along with other journal editors read the manuscript and decide whether the manuscript has been in compliance with the guidelines or not.
  2. The Editorial Board holds the rights to check the manuscript for similarities checking using TURNITIN to ensure the submitted manuscripts do not violate any originality issues.
  3. Manuscripts that are considered to not be under the teaching, learning, assessment and education fields will be rejected and returned to the author. This is the internal review phase.
  4. However, those that are already suitable will be sent to the reviewers according to the topics and expertise of the reviewers. The external review phase is then undergone.
  5. The reviewers are given some time to review the manuscripts and the right to accept or reject the manuscripts, and with major or minor revisions.
  6. The reviewers send back the manuscripts to the authors containing the comments and feedbacks from the reviewers.
  7. The authors are given some time to revise their manuscripts (2 weeks at the most) with their responses towards the comments and feedbacks given.
  8. The Managing Editor of the journal resends the manuscripts to the reviewer once more to ensure that the revised manuscripts are already satisfactorily improved and ready to be published.
  9. The Managing Editor will resend the manuscripts if the revisions made do not meet the reviewers’ requests, until the manuscripts are ready to be published.


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.


Publication Ethics

Magister Scientiae is an open access academic journal organized by Faculty of Teacher  Education – Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University. It publishes manuscripts that have not been published elsewhere, including (1) research reports, (2) critical analyses on latest teaching and learning issues of any disciplines, or (3) book review in the field of education and teaching.
To ensure its quality and reputation, a description of the publication ethics is established. They involve (1) using appropriate academic English, (2) signing a letter of statement that the submitted manuscript is the author’s original work with adequate references and appropriate citations, and (3) acknowledgments on others’ work if used as a reference to avoid plagiarism– including self-plagiarism and duplication. It is strongly not advised to submit the already submitted manuscript to other journals unless a decision has been made on the manuscript sent by the Editorial Boards of this Magister Scientiae journal.
Publication ethics for the writer

  1. The authors (and co-authors) should only submit their original work by providing adequate sources and references and by any means being committed to avoid plagiarism or duplication
  2. The authors (and co-authors) should declare that their work does not violate others’ work
  3. All the authors (and co-authors) should have agreed upon the ranking or positioning of first, second, and third author as put in the final manuscript submitted to the Editorial Board.
  4. All the authors (and co-authors) may not submit any manuscript that is under reviewed by readily providing necessary evidence when required by the editor.

Publication ethics for the editor

  1. All the editors (especially the Editor-in-chief, and Managing Editor, as well as the assigned manuscript editors) of Magister Scientiae Journal are considered to be accountable for the published journal articles, ensuring that they are of the determined quality standard; any comments and feedbacks are readily given when required.
  2. All the editors (especially the Editor-in-chief, and Managing Editor, as well as the assigned manuscript editors) must not make any decisions based on any discrimination issues (sex, gender, ethnicity, religion, political views, etc.).
  3. All the editors (especially the Editor-in-chief, and Managing Editor, as well as the assigned manuscript editors) must provide any support needed by the author in writing and revising the manuscripts as expected by the Magister Scientiae Journal.

Publication ethics for the reviewer

  1. All the reviewers should be determined in improving the quality of the manuscript with extensive consideration and objectivity within an agreed time limit for reviewing.
  2. All the reviewers should inform the journal editor(s) if there is any suspicion of plagiarism of any kinds.
  3. All the reviewers should respect confidentiality of the manuscripts and supporting documents by any means


Plagiarism Policy

Magister Scientiae journal recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable for all authors and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified by Magister Scientiae journal  anti-plagiarism software detection in an article that is submitted for publication.

Every full paper submitted to Magister Scientiae journal  will first be screened for similarity or plagiarism or originality using Turnitin (an Internet-based similarity check/plagiarism-prevention service). Magister Scientiae journal will not publish any papers containing similarities or (self-plagiarism over 20 per cent (maximum 20 per cent).

 “Plagiarism is copying another person’s text or ideas and passing the copied material as your own work. You must both delineate (i.e., separate and identify) the copied text from your text and give credit to (i.e., cite the source) the source of the copied text to avoid accusations of plagiarism.  Plagiarism is considered fraud and has potentially harsh consequences including loss of job, loss of reputation, and the assignation of reduced or failing grade in a course."


Article Processing Charge

No Processing Charge for submitting, processing, and publishing the Article in Magister Scientiae