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Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

MODUL ( ISSN-P: 0853-2877, e-ISSN: 2598-327X) is an architecture scientific journal publication in colaboration of Department of Architecture in Engineering Faculty at Diponegoro University  with Indonesia Architect Association (IAI) region Central Java. MODUL is a scientific publication and communication media of

  • architecture design,
  • human settlement,
  • building construction,
  • history of architecture,
  • environmental design and
  • building sciences.
  • architecture education
  • material and behaviour in architecture


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process / Policy

The plagiarism screening would be performed by googlescholar filter and similarity check by turnitin software. Depending on the level of originality and similarities with other documents, the editor will decide on whether to immediately reject the articles, contact authors for further clarifications, or to proceed to the peer-review process.

The Articles which submitted to MODUL will be reviewed at least by 2 (two) reviewers

The method of reviewing is double blind review

The Accepted articles will be publshed by editor in chief after editorial board examination based on peer reviewers suggestion

Authors will be informed on the decision on their manuscript(s) within 1-2 month of submission following the statuses of their articles.

MODUL have no submission charges and no Article Publication Charges (no APC) 



Publication Frequency

MODUL is issued twice a year

the volume indicates the year

number indicates the semester

the call for paper periods are January-June and July-December

on the call for paper periods there are opportunitites to publish articles for forthcoming issue


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.

readers are allowed read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose

this journal allows reuse and remixing of content in accordance with a CC BY (Creative Common-Attribution)



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Publication Ethics


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Jurnal MODUL (ISSN-P 0852-1697, e-ISSN 2598-327X) is a open access peer-reviewed journal published by Faculty of Engineering, Diponegoro University. 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. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

articles in MODUL are in Bahasa Indonesia or English

MODUL could not published the final work concept  

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a open access peer-reviewed MODUL 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. 

Architecture Department of Engineering Faculty, Universitas Diponegoro as publisher of MODUL journal 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, the Architecture Department of Engineering Faculty, Universitas Diponegoro and Editorial Board will assist in
communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and

Publication decisions

The editor of the MODUL journal 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.
MODUL is open access journal that give everyone's right to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles"

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 not last


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

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 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.




Publication Fee

MODUL has no submission charges

MODUL does not have Article Publication Charges (no APC) 

therefore MODUL have no waiver policy

in conclusion : FREE OF CHARGE for Submitting, Processing, and Publishing the Article in MODUL


Plagiarism Screening

The plagiarism screening would be performed by googlescholar filter and similarity check by turnitin software. Depending on the level of originality and similarities with other documents, the editor will decide on whether to immediately reject the articles, contact authors for further clarifications, or to proceed to the peer-review process.


Crossmark on Modul

Applying the CrossMark icon is a commitment by MODUL to maintain the content published and alert readers to changes if and when they occur.

What is Crossmark?

CrossMark, a multi-publisher initiative from CrossRef, provides a standard way for readers to locate the authoritative version of a document. Jurnal Teknologi dan Sistem Komputer recognizes the importance of the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record to researchers and librarians and attaches the highest importance to maintaining trust in the authority of its electronic archive. Clicking on the CrossMark icon will inform the reader of the current status of a document and may also provide additional publication record information about the document.