Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

OPSI is a journal that publishes scientific articles from the Industrial Engineering discipline. OPSI is published by the Industrial Engineering Study Program of UPN "Veteran" Yogyakarta. OPSI accepts manuscripts or articles in industrial engineering from various academics and researchers, both nationally and internationally. The articles published in OPSI include the results of scientific research covering fields of study, including:

  • Production System
  • Work system design and ergonomics
  • Industrial Management
  • Supply Chain
  • Inventory System
  • Scheduling System
  • Performance measurement
  • Industrial Automation System
  • Optimization
  • Simulation 
  • Reliability
  • Maintenance management
  • Economics Engineering
  • Manufacturing process and
  • other relevant fields of study


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The review process is carried out in a single-blind review.

First Rejection, a review process will be carried out by another reviewer. If it is rejected twice, the manuscript will be rejected. However, if the second reviewer recommends revision/accepts, then the editorial board may consider revision according to the editorial board meeting decision results.

Articles submitted to OPSI will be reviewed by a reviewer appointed by the editor according to their field of expertise.

Confirmation of acceptance/rejection of the manuscript will be notified via email.

The review results are scheduled for no later than one month after being sent to the reviewer. If the reviewer has not submitted the review results within one month, the editorial board will ask another reviewer to review the submitted paper.

Authors are given the opportunity for two weeks to make improvements (revisions) to the manuscript according to reviewers' and editors' suggestions.

The decision to accept or reject the manuscript is the authority of the Chief Editor/Editor/Editor.

The decision to accept or reject the manuscripts is made by the editorial board once a month.

The review process is based on 10 variables, these are:

  1.  Relevance
  2. Novelty
  3. Contribution
  4. Writing presentation
  5. Background
  6. Method
  7. Analysis
  8. Conclusion
  9. Sustainability
  10. Reference
The LOA will be sent to the author if the manuscript has been accepted by the editor. Please be noted that the review process may take some period of time. 
The review process is according to the reviewer's time to review the manuscript and the author's time to revise the manuscript.


Publication Frequency

The OPSI journal is published twice a year in June and December since 2007.


Open Access Policy

OPSI provides readers with open access to download and read the contents of the journal. This journal fully supports the commitment to exchange information and knowledge to the public. All articles are open access, yet, readers are not allowed to change the contents of the article without the permission of the publisher.


Plagiarism Screening

OPSI journal performs a plagiarism checking process using Turnitin. The submitted paper must have plagiarism checking value below 25%. In addition, the authors are also asked to include supplementary files in the form of a plagiarism-free statement


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement


The code of ethics of researchers is a moral reference for researchers in researching the development of science and technology for humanity. This is a form of devotion and social responsibility, and devotion to God Almighty under the regulation of the Head of LIPI Number 06/E/2013 concerning the Code of Ethics for Researchers. Researchers who are legally proven to have violated the ethics of researchers are dismissed from their research positions. Provisions regarding violations of researcher ethics are further regulated through the Regulation of the Head of LIPI Number 06/E/2013 concerning the Code of Ethics of Researchers and the Regulation of the Head of LIPI Number 08/E/2013 concerning Clearance Guidelines for Research Ethics and Scientific Publications.

The code of ethics for publication is a statement of the code of ethics of all parties involved in the publication process in scientific journals, namely managers, editors, review partners, and authors. This statement of the code of ethics for scientific publications is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics adopted in the Regulation of the Head of LIPI Number 5 of 2014 concerning the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications. In essence, the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications is to uphold three ethical values in publications, namely (i) neutrality, which is free from conflicts of interest in the management of publications; (ii) justice, namely granting authorship rights to those entitled as writers; and (iii) honesty, which is free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in publications.

Journal Manager Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Determine the name of the journal, scientific scope, periodicity, and accreditation if needed.
  2. Determine the membership of the editorial board.
  3. Defines the relationship between publishers, editors, review partners, and other parties to a contract.
  4. Appreciate confidential things, both for contributing researchers, authors/writers, editors, and review partners.
  5. Implement norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, especially copyright. Conduct a review of the journal's policy and submit it to the authors/authors, the editorial board, reviewers, and readers.
  6. Create behavioural code guides for editors and review partners.
  7. Publish journals regularly.
  8. Ensuring the availability of funding sources for the sustainability of journal publications.
  9. Building a network of cooperation and marketing.
  10. Prepare permits and other legal aspects.


Editor's Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Meeting the needs of readers and authors/writers,
  2. Strive to improve the quality of publications on an ongoing basis,
  3. Implement processes to ensure the quality of published papers,
  4. Prioritizing freedom of opinion objectively,
  5. Maintain the integrity of the author's academic track record,
  6. Submit corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies when necessary,
  7. Responsible for the style and format of the written word, while the content and all statements in the written work are the responsibility of the author/writer.
  8. Actively solicit the opinion of authors, readers, review partners, and members of the editorial board to improve the quality of publications,
  9. Encouraging an assessment of the journal if there are findings,
  10. Support initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by asking authors to attach an Ethics Clearance form that has been approved by the Ethics Clearance Commission,
  11. Support initiatives to educate researchers on publication ethics,
  12. Reviewing the effect of publication policies on the attitudes of authors/writers and peer reviewers and improving them to increase responsibility and minimize errors,
  13. Have an open mind to new opinions or the views of others that may conflict with personal opinions,
  14. Not defending one's own opinion, the author or a third party that may result in an unobjective decision,
  15. Encouraging authors/writers to improve their written work so that it is worthy of publication.


Reviewers Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Received an assignment from the editor to review the paper and submit the study results to the editor as material for determining the feasibility of a written work to be published.
  2. The reviewer may not conduct a review of the written work that involves himself, either directly or indirectly.
  3. Maintain the author's privacy by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by providing criticism, suggestions, input, and recommendations
  4. Encouraging writers to make improvements to their writings
  5. Reviewing the written work that has been corrected according to predetermined standards.
  6. According to the style of the publication environment, the written work is reviewed on time based on scientific principles (data collection methods, author's legality, conclusions, etc.).


Author's Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Ensure that those who are included in the list of authors meet the criteria as authors.
  2. Collectively responsible for the work and the article's content includes methods, analysis, calculations and details.
  3. State the origin of resources (including funding), either directly or indirectly.
  4. Explain the limitations of the research Respond to comments made by reviewers in a professional and timely manner.
  5. Inform the editor if he will withdraw his written work.
  6. Make a statement that the paper submitted for publication is original, has not been published anywhere in any language, and is not in the process of being submitted to another publisher.