About the Journal

Jurnal Optimasi Sistem Industri (JOSI), with ISSN: 2442-8795 (online medium) and 2088-4842 (print medium), is a prominent scholarly journal published and hosted by the Industrial Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering at Universitas Andalas, located in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia. Recognized as a Scopus-indexed journal since 1st October 2023, a grade 2 accredited journal in Indonesia and indexed as Sinta 2, JOSI also holds the distinction of being indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Specializing in industrial systems optimization, JOSI serves as a platform for the advancement of theoretical research and practical applications, reaching researchers, academics, and engineering practitioners across the globe.

With its commitment to open access, JOSI ensures the complete published versions of its articles are freely accessible, transcending geographical boundaries. Authors from various countries are encouraged to archive all stages of their work, from pre-print to published versions, without incurring any Article Processing Charges (APCs), as JOSI covers all publication expenses.

Employing the CC BY-NC-SA license, the journal fosters international collaboration by allowing non-commercial sharing and adaptation of content under the same license terms. The review process, characterized by a double-blind method, maintains academic integrity by promoting unbiased evaluation.

JOSI's collaborations with the Indonesian Engineer Association (Persatuan Insinyur Indonesia) and Badan Kerjasama Penyelenggara Pendidikan Tinggi Teknik Industri (BKSTI) reinforce its connection to the professional engineering community. These partnerships not only enhance the journal's standing within Indonesia but also align it with global best practices in industrial engineering education.

The journal's commitment to long-term preservation is evident in its archiving strategy, utilizing Portico's and the PKP Public Knowledge Project's archiving systems under the concept of LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe). This approach ensures that JOSI's valuable content remains accessible to future generations worldwide.

JOSI's practices resonate with the broader community of academics and engineering practitioners, reflecting a vision of innovation, collaboration, and excellence in scholarly communication. By bridging the gap between theory and practice in industrial engineering and extending its reach to various regions, JOSI affirms its role as a leader in the field, fostering a diverse and inclusive dialogue that transcends national boundaries. The journal's prestigious accreditation and indexing in Scopus,  Sinta (2) and DOAJ further underscore its commitment to quality and accessibility in the dissemination of industrial engineering knowledge.

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Optimasi Sistem Industri (JOSI) primarily centers on the exploration and enhancement of soft systems within the realm of industrial systems and engineering. Emphasizing the optimization of soft system components, JOSI also encourages contributions that address hard systems only when they influence the optimization of soft systems. This concentration extends to diverse areas such as Production Planning and Inventory Control, Ergonomics, Work-Study, Multicriteria Decision Making, Product Design and Development, and Supply Chain and Logistics. Together, these facets form a coherent focus on the strategies, technologies, and methods aimed at managing and enhancing the various components of industrial systems.

The scope of JOSI further includes insightful inquiries into Optimization and Mathematical modeling, Information Systems, Manufacturing Facility Design, and Financial and Asset Management. The exploration of Industrial Policy Studies, Maintenance Systems, and Human Resource Development strategies rounds off the journal's comprehensive purview, fostering an integrative understanding of the industrial sphere.

JOSI's carefully curated focus and scope serve as a premier platform for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers interested in the multifaceted field of industrial system optimization. By inviting original research, review articles, and in-depth analyses that align with these domains, the journal reflects a commitment to excellence, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration in the field.

Please read further explanations of our focus and scope.


Journal History

Below is the history of Jurnal Optimasi Sistem Industri:

  • The journal started its publication in 2001 as a printed version under the title Jurnal Ilmiah Teknik Industri. In 2005, it changed its title to Jurnal Optimasi Sistem Industri (JOSI).
  • The first Editor in Chief is Mr. Insannul Kamil.
  • ISSN 1412-4769 was the serial number of Jurnal Ilmiah Teknik Industri. Jurnal Ilmiah Teknik Industri and Jurnal Optimasi Sistem Industri are the same journal.
  • ISSN 2442-8795 (online) is the serial number currently used by Jurnal Optimasi Sistem Industri since 2015.
  • JOSI and the Institution of Engineers Indonesia came to an agreement on journal publication cooperation in 2011.
  • Jurnal Optimasi Sistem Industri is registered in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) which was validated on 3rd August 2015.
  • JOSI amends its editorial team on 27th April 2016,
  • JOSI used a semi-online business process (email-based communication) up to its 2016 volume.
  • JOSI changed into a fully online business process since volume 16, no. 1, 2017, and a new online review form was introduced.
  • The new article template was introduced and used on 10th May 2017
  • JOSI changed its logo on 11th May 2017
  • Peer reviewers were amended for volume 16, no. 2, 2017. New peer reviewers joined JOSI in June 2017.
  • December 1st, 2017. We changed our email address's domain. The previous email address domain was @ft.unand.ac.id. The new domain for the email address is @eng.unand.ac.id. The current email for contact is editor_josi@eng.unand.ac.id.
  • On the 10th of January 2018, JOSI signed an agreement with BKSTI (Badan Kerjasama Penyelenggara Pendidikan Tinggi Teknik Industri) a community of industrial engineering departments in Indonesia concerning the management and collaboration of journal publications. The collaboration was bound in a document numbered: 01/JOSI-Unand/I/2018 and 001/KM-BKSTI/I/2018.
  • JOSI was renewing its agreement with the Institution of Engineers Indonesia. The latest agreement number as of 22nd January 2018 is 02/JOSI-Unand/I/2018 and 08-02/MOU/BKTI-PII/I/2018.
  • On January 20th, 2022, the journal upgraded and migrated its content management systems from Open Journal Systems version 2 to version 3.
  • JOSI applied for Scopus index on the 5th of August 2023. We got notified of acceptance in Scopus on 1st of October 2023. A swift and heart warming process.