All manuscripts submitted to this journal should follow focus and scope, and author guidelines of this journal. The submitted manuscripts must address scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the focus and scope (Route 1). Every article that goes to the editorial staff will be selected through Initial Review processes by the manager and editor (Route 2). Editors have a right to directly accept, reject, or review. Prior to further processing steps, plagiarism check using Turnitin or Plagiarism Checker X is applied for each manuscript. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking before submitting the draft. The articles will be sent to the Reviewer and will go to the next selection by single-blind peer review (Route 3). In each manuscript, the Reviewer will be rated from the substantial and technical aspects. All articles will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 (two) or more reviewers. After that, the articles will be returned to the editor (route 4) and the editor will send notification of manuscript acceptance, revision, or rejection to the author (Route 5).  The author submitted the revision version based on the reviewer's suggestion (Route 6). If the reviewer seems to be satisfied with revision, the editor will send a notification for acceptance.  The next step is copyediting, galley proof process, and proofreading (route 7-9). Publication of accepted articles including the sequence of published articles will be made by Journal Manager by considering sequence of accepted date (Route 10).


KOVALEN: Jurnal Riset Kimia is a peer-reviewed electronic journal published by Tadulako University. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Kovalen journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is, therefore, important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

Tadulako University as publisher Kovalen takes responsibility to supervise and monitor all stages of publication, and we recognise our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. Department of Chemistry as home of Kovalen has responnsiblitity to provide communication and build partnership with other journal and/or publisher where this is useful and necessary. All the publication decision is under responsibility of Editorial Board with fair and confidential.

The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Duties of Editors

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorised by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published work

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

The copyright for any article in Kovalen: Jurnal Riset Kimia is held by the author under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The author acknowledges that Kovalen: Jurnal Riset Kimia has the right to be the first to publish under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License - CC BY-SA. Authors can submit articles separately, arrange for the non-exclusive distribution of manuscripts that have been published in this journal into other versions (e.g. sent to the author's institutional repository, publication into books, etc.), acknowledging that the manuscript was first published in Kovalen: Jurnal Riset Kimia.

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KOVALEN: Jurnal Riset Kimia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Internasional License.


This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 500,000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publication costs.


The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


KOVALEN: Jurnal Riset Kimia is a scientific journal published by the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Tadulako University, Palu. The journal was formed by the chairman of the Chemistry department in 2015, Dr. Ruslan, S.Si., M.Si. This journal began to be published online for the first time in 2015, December edition with the URL address of The Chief Editor of KOVALEN was first held by Dr. Hardi Ys., M.Si.

After two years of publication, the Journal then changes management. Since 2017, KOVALEN has a new Editor in Chief, namely Pasjan Satrimafitrah, S.Si., M.Si., Ph.D. In 2019, KOVALEN changed Management again with Editor in Chief, namely Jaya Hardi, S.Si., M.Si.

With a passion to improve journals for the better and prepare journals to become an Accredited National Journal and Scopus indexed, several activities have been carried out. One of the improvements made is the change in the journal template. Starting with the April 2020 edition, a new template format has been used. In 2020, KOVALEN has also switched from OJS 2 to the OJS system, with the URL address of

The KOVALEN journal has been registered in the GARUDA database.