History of The Journal

History of Journal

JEP was created from the result of the development of the Jurnal Eksakta which began in February 2000. The scientific periodical of the Jurnal Eksakta in the Mathematics and Natural Science (MNS ) field publishes scientific articles in both the pure MNS field and the MNS Education field. Articles in the field of pure MNS can come from Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and other fields of science relevant to MNS. On the other hand, articles in the field of MNS Education can come from Mathematics Education, Biology Education, Physics Education, Chemistry Education, and Science Education. At first, the exact journal was only published in small print with a period of twice a year. This version of the Jurnal Eksakta was published twice a year consistently from 1996 to 2005. From 2006 to 2009 the Jurnal Eksakta couldn’t be published due to management problems.

In 2010 the Jurnal Eksakta was republished in print and online versions. The print version is made larger with the article written in two columns. On the other hand, the online version of the Jurnal Eksakta was developed using OJS version 2.0. This periodical is a scientific journal managed by the Center for the Study of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in collaboration with FMIPA, Universitas Negeri Padang. Jurnal Eksakta is a forum for both lecturers and researchers of the MNS to improve their ability to write and publish their scientific articles. This Jurnal Eksakta in the MNS field contains articles on MNS pure and MNS education in the form of research results, review articles, and case reports. Journals are published twice a year, in February and July. The focus of writing articles in the Jurnal Eksakta was still on the branches of MNS pure and MNS education.

In 2017, the Jurnal Eksakta was divided into two journals, namely the Jurnal Eksakta and the Jurnal Eksakta Pendidikan (JEP). The Jurnal Eksakta only focuses on publishing scientific articles in the MNS branches. Meanwhile, JEP only focuses on publishing scientific articles in the branches of MNS education such as Mathematics Education, Physics Education, Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Natural Science Education, and other topics relevant to MNS education. The first publication of JEP began in May 2017. JEP has fully implemented OJS version 3.0 and strives to consistently publish scientific articles twice a year, in May and November. The number of articles in each issue is 12 to 14 articles with the number of pages per article about eight pages. Authors of scientific articles in the field of MNS education come from various universities in Indonesia such as Universitas Negeri Padang, Universitas Jambi, Universitas Riau, Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau, Universitas Universitas Sriwijaya, Untirta Serang, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purworejo, Universitas Suryakencana Cianjur, Universitas Negeri Malang, Universitas Papua, and so on.

 In 2019, JEP has been accredited to Sinta-4. JEP quality improvement is still carried out in two components. In the management component, Activities to improve the quality of the Jurnal Eksakta is carried out by adding editorial board and reviewers from outside the Universitas Negeri Padang. In the substance component of the article, activities to improve the quality of this journal include: the sharpness of the problem, the uniqueness of the solution, the depth of the research method, and the depth of the discussion. In addition, JEP promotion is still carried out through brochures to increase the number of authors from outside the Universitas Negeri Padang.