About the Journal
Focus and Scope
ComTech: Computer, Mathematics and Engineering Applications is an interdisciplinary and open access journal covering Computer, Mathematics, and Engineering Applications.
Since the research of computer, mathematics, and engineering in Indonesia grows exponentially, ComTech provides the outlet to make the work of Indonesian researchers more accessible globally, in which we have published full English articles starting from 2016. However, we would like to also welcome high-quality research from international authors.
Field of Computer Applications
ComTech is dedicated to interchange for the results of high-quality research in all aspects of computer science, information systems, and computer engineering.
Field of Mathematical Applications
ComTech also publishes research articles with a broad scope that includes core mathematical topics, those are on probability and statistics, applied mathematics, and its related topics on actuarial science and finance.
Field of Engineering Applications
ComTech also covers the aspect of engineering such as civil and industry. The topics are to develop the local engineering aspects in Indonesia because various engineering case studies in Indonesia have limited outlets. However, these areas are not only limited to Indonesia.
Peer Review Process
To maintain high standards of quality in its publication, each manuscript of our journal received by the secretariat will undergo the following process:
- Desk review by the editors to determine whether the manuscripts comply to the writing guidelines.
- If the manuscripts comply with the writing guidelines, then plagiarism check will be undertaken using Turnitin. The maximum similarity check result is 15%.
- After passing the second step, the manuscripts are reviewed by two reviewers (double blind peer-reviews). The reviewers do not know the names or identities of the authors during this process, nor do the authors know the identity of the reviewers. Reviewers may be Editorial Board members or they may be invited Guest Reviewers.
- Most submissions receive an editorial decision within 8 weeks until 16 weeks from the date of the submission.
- An article shall be reviewed by max 1 month per reviewer & be sent back to Editor.
ComTech is a international journal published in June and December
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.
ComTech is a peer-reviewed national and international journal. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour 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 (Bina Nusantara University). 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 ComTech 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 behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.
Bina Nusantara University as publisher of ComTech takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize 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. In addition, Bina Nusantara University and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.
The editor of ComTech is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. 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.
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 authorized 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.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an 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
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 acknowledgment 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.
Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict 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 Works
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.
Evaristus Didik Madyatmadja
Editor in Chief of ComTech
Journal Licensing Term
You are free to:
- Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
- Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
- The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.
Under the following terms:
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
Journal Indexing and Abstracting
ComTech has been covered by the following services:
1. SINTA (S2)
2. Google Scholar
3. Indonesia OneSearch
5. DOAJ (Direct of Open Access Journal)
7. ASEAN Citation Index
8. Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
11. ISJD Neo
12, Sherpa Romeo
Our journal adopted the concept of LOCKSS and CLOCKSS archives, in which the softcopy or hardcopy of our journal will be sent to the Indonesian scientific journal database (ISJD) and the Indonesian national library.
Article Processing Charge
Starting the 2019 edition, the article-processing charge is Rp. 2.000.000,00 and the author will receive a complimentary hard copy of our journal. The payment information as follow:
Bank Name: Bank Central Asia, cabang Bina Nusantara
Account Name: Univ Bina Nusantara
Account No: 5271706678
Please email your wire transfer receipt to epangputribinus.edu
The Article Processing Charge (APC) covers the costs of peer review administration, DOI number, professional production of articles in PDF and printed version, as well as dissemination of published papers. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges. The APC will not be charged to the corresponding authors from outside Indonesia (international author). APC will not be returned for retracted articles due to misconduct.
School of Information System, Faculty of Engineering, and School of Computer Science with Asosiasi Sistem Informasi Indonesia
ComTech: Computer, Mathematics and Engineering Applications was a local journal created as an internal journal of Bina Nusantara. ComTech was a biannual journal published in June and December. The first number of the journal was published on June 2010 and it accommodated 20 articles. The second number of the journal was published on December 2010 and it accommodated 87 articles.
ComTech have more external reviewers. Starting Volume 6 Number 3, Comtech only accept full English article.
ComTech has started to have an international editor from abroad. The cover of the journal was changed and a detailed guideline was created. Comtech also indexed in Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ), Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE), World Catalogue (WorldCat), Google Scholar and Academic Resource Index (ResearchBib).
ComTech has been nationally accredited by Science and Technology Index (SINTA 3). https://sinta.kemdikbud.go.id/journals/detail?id=1771
ComTech has been accredited by national accreditation with overall good score (SINTA 2) RistekDIKTI, which is an improvement from previous national accreditation. ComTech also indexed in Crossref, ASEAN Citation Index, Microsoft Academic Search, and Indonesian Research Repository (Neliti).
ComTech has a new Editor in Chief, Assoc. Prof. Evaristus Didik Madyatmadja. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at School of Information Systems, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia. His interests are in e-government, decision support system, data mining and business intelligence.
The focus and scope of ComTech have been updated. ComTech no longer accept articles of food technology and architecture. Since the research in Indonesia grows exponentially, ComTech journal provides the outlet to make the work of Indonesian researchers more accessible globally.