About the Journal

Jurnal Optimasi Sistem Industri (JOSI) with ISSN: 2442-8795 (online medium) and 2088-4842 (print medium), translated as Journal on Optimization of Systems in Industries, is a distinguished peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly periodical. Since its inception in 2001, JOSI has been dedicated to publishing high-quality research papers, technical papers, conceptual papers, and case study reports that undergo a rigorous peer-review process, ensuring the highest standards of scholarly integrity.

Published by the Industrial Engineering Department at Universitas Andalas, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, JOSI focuses on optimising soft systems aspects of industrial operations and engineering. While we welcome discussions on hard systems, these must clearly optimise soft system aspects as outlined in our focus and scope. Our commitment to interdisciplinary approaches is aligned with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in quality education, decent work and economic growth, industry innovation, and responsible consumption and production.

JOSI ensures unrestricted access to all articles under open licenses, promoting the free dissemination of knowledge without charging any publication fees. This approach supports the global academic community by making research accessible to everyone. We accept manuscripts in English and facilitate the translation of articles submitted in other languages, subject to a translation fee before publication acceptance, ensuring inclusivity and accessibility for authors worldwide.

JOSI is indexed by Scopus (Q4), the DOAJ (Seal), and Sinta, attesting to our quality and impact in the field of industrial engineering. We maintain strong collaborations with The Institution of Engineers Indonesia (Persatuan Insinyur Indonesia) and BKSTI (Badan Kerjasama Penyelenggara Pendidikan Tinggi Teknik Industri), which provide editorial members, peer reviewers, and authors who support the journal’s aims and scope.

JOSI meets all essential criteria for high-standard open-access journals. We have a valid and confirmed ISSN, ensuring persistent identification. Our rigorous evaluation process guarantees that we publish scholarly articles of the highest quality. All journal outputs are freely accessible and carry open licenses included in the article-level metadata. We do not charge any publication fees, making our journal accessible to all authors. Submissions are welcome from authors of all affiliations, provided their research aligns with our journal's aims and scope. Furthermore, JOSI is owned by a public, non-profit organisation that promotes research and scholarship.

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Optimasi Sistem Industri (JOSI) primarily centres on exploring and enhancing 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 aspects form a coherent focus on the strategies, technologies, and methods to manage and enhance the various components of industrial systems.

The scope of JOSI further includes insightful inquiries into Optimization and Mathematical modelling, Information Systems, Manufacturing Facility Design, and Financial and Asset Management. Exploring 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.