Brillo Journal committed to providing a streamlined submission process, rapid review and publication, and a high level of author service at every stage. This journal is published twice a year (June and December) by S&CO Publishing (a company in the publishing industry under the business license of CV. Samuel Manurung and Co) in collaboration with the Indonesian Society of Researcher and Educator.

Brillo Journal

Abbreviation : Brillo J.
ISSN : 2809-8528 
DOI : Prefix 10.56773   
First Published : December 31, 2021
Publication timeframe : 2 times per year (June and December)
Languages : English (Since Volume 2)
Journal Subjects : Mathematics Education


Brillo Journal is an international, open-access, and peer-reviewed journal for the dissemination of knowledge around the world through scientific works resulting from research and critical-analytical studies in the field of mathematics education. All submitted manuscripts will go through a single-blind review process to be rigorous evaluated, upholding scientific integrity and ethical standards, so as to obtain quality publications. Brillo Journal is to publish original research and review article. The scope of this journal is: (1) mathematics content in pedagogy, (2) learning model and approach, (3) ethnomathematics, (4) didactical design research, (5) technology-assisted learning, (6) history in teaching mathematics. (7) inclusive mathematics education.

Abstracted/Indexed in


Candra Ditasona, (Scopus ID: 57202283918), Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Indonesia

Managing Editor

Fiki Alghadari, (Scopus ID: 57200723866), STKIP Kusuma Negara, Jakarta, Indonesia

Editorial Board

Ari Septian, (Scopus ID: 57214723508), Universitas Suryakancana, Cianjur, Indonesia
Eleonora Faggiano, (Scopus ID: 6508126979), Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
Flor Monserrat Rodríguez-Vásquez, (Scopus ID: 57214992201), Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero, Mexico
Iyam Maryati, (Scopus ID: 57202368166), Institut Pendidikan Indonesia, Garut, Indonesia
Kizito Ndihokubwayo, (Scopus ID: 57216254789), Iowa State University, United States
Luki Luqmanul Hakim, (Scopus ID: 57202703829), Universitas Islam Nusantara, Bandung, Indonesia
Robert Wakhata, (Scopus ID: 57880398700), University of Rwanda, Butare, Rwanda
Roberto Capone, (Scopus ID: 57196083898), Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
Stevi Natalia, (Scopus ID: 57215684413), Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Sudirman, (Scopus ID: 57204668635), Universitas Wiralodra, Indramayu, Bandung
Toto Subroto, (Scopus ID: 57193789539), Universitas Gunung Jati, Cirebon, Indonesia
Xolani Khalo, (Scopus ID: 57889647800), University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa


Aloisius Loka Son, (Scopus ID: 57202359373), Universitas Timor, Indonesia
Dahlia Fisher, (Scopus ID: 57195476326), Universitas Pasundan, Bandung, Indonesia
Iwan Andi Jonri Sianturi, (Scopus ID: 57194686368), Indiana University Bloomington, United States
Sri Adi Widodo, (Scopus ID: 57196328078), Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa, Indonesia
Sumarni, (Scopus ID: 57208417776), Universitas Kuningan, Indonesia


Denni Ismunandar, (Scopus ID: 57221586999), Universitas Wiralodra, Indonesia
Fidele Ukobizaba, (Scopus ID: 57222485087), University of Rwanda, Rwanda
Iyan R. D. Nur, (Scopus ID: 57202281443), Universitas Singaperbangsa Karawang, Indonesia
Sendi Ramdhani, (Scopus ID: 57205119424), Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia
Siska Nopa Br Tambunan, (Scopus ID: 57580478500), National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Layout Editor

Jitu Halomoan Lumban Toruan, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia


Santri Chintia Purba, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

 Aim and Scope

Brillo Journal is an international, open-access, and peer-reviewed journal for the dissemination of knowledge around the world through scientific works resulting from research and critical-analytical studies in the field of mathematics education. All submitted manuscripts will go through a single-blind review process to be rigorous evaluated, upholding scientific integrity and ethical standards, so as to obtain quality publications. Brillo Journal is to publish original research and review article. The scope of this journal is: (1) mathematics content in pedagogy, (2) learning model and approach, (3) ethnomathematics, (4) didactical design research, (5) technology-assisted learning, (6) history in teaching mathematics. (7) inclusive mathematics education.


Brillo Journal covers a broad range of areas related to education in schools, universities, vocational institutions, early childhood settings and the community. It will be concerned with formal and informal education in multiple contexts with a particular focus on students, teachers and parents, their social interactions and the political contexts in which they are embedded. Brillo Journal will be eclectic, which will support a full range of research methods that address critical and significant issues. Specific topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Online-based mathematics activity
  • Synchronous mathematics learning
  • Asynchronous mathematics learning
  • Face-to-face online math learning
  • Student assignment in the learning system
  • Student psychological in online math learning
  • Gamification in education and learning
  • Integrating technology tools in mathematics instruction
  • Strategies for teaching specific mathematical concepts
  • Integrating software in mathematics instruction
  • Strategies for teaching specific mathematical skill
  • Integrating online resources for teaching math
  • Mathematics learning strategies
  • Tools to assess students' mathematical ability
  • Mathematics teaching innovations
  • Professional development programs on math teacher
  • Mathematics curriculum development
  • Mathematics learning evaluation
  • Alternative method for assessing math performance
  • Mathematics achievement assessment
  • The use of technology in mathematics education.

 Section Policies

Original research

Open Submissions                        Indexed                           Peer-Reviewed

Review article

Open Submissions                        Indexed                           Peer-Reviewed

 Peer Review Process

The editorial process at Brillo Journal follows the model developed by the Public Knowledge Project. Every submitted article is independently reviewed by reviewers. The review process conducted by the Blind Review Process. Articles sent to Brillo Journal will pass two stages of review, namely pre-review and substance review. Article pre-review was carried out by the editor to see the suitability of the article with the focus and scope of the journal as well as the style of confinement. The duration of the pre-review is between 0-4 weeks. At least one reviewer conducted substance review in a single-blind manner. The duration of the review is between 1-8 weeks. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendations. After being reviewed, there will be four kinds of editor decision based on the reviewers’ recommendation: 

Accept Submission The manuscript would be suitable for publication in its current form (after copy-editing and proofreading).
Revisions Required The manuscript could be suitable for publication after the author(s) have responded to the reviewer's comments and made changes where appropriate. These changes could include referencing another work or a rewrite of a few sections. The submission will be accepted after minor changes have been made. Articles sent back to the author for revisions must be returned to the editor without delay. Revised articles returned more than 3 weeks will be considered as new shipments. Revised articles can be sent to the editor via the Online Submission Interface.
Resubmit for Review The manuscript could be suitable for publication after the author(s) have responded to the reviewer's comments and made changes where necessary. These changes could include redoing experiments or a substantial rewrite of several sections. The submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. It will require a second round of review, however. The reviewer can request a review after the author has revised the article.
Resubmit elsewhere The manuscript is not suitable for the journal it was submitted to, but the content is good and could be suitable for a different journal.
Decline Submission The manuscript is not suitable and it should not be considered further. The submission will not be published in the journal.

The decision to accept an article to be published in the authority of the Editor's in Chief based on recommendations from reviewers. Articles that have been declared accepted and have been layout will be published in the In Progress number in the next number before the regular number is published according to the schedule so that it can be indexed and citable immediately.
Plagiarism detection of articles in this journal is carried out by using Plagiarism Checker X or iThenticate, and Mendeley as a Tool Reference Manager.

 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.

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

 Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Brillo Journal is a peer-reviewed journal, available online and published two times a year. 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-reviewer­­­­­s and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. The Publishing system can be seen here:

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Brillo 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.
S&Co Publishing as the publisher of Brillo Journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing 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.

The editor of the Brillo 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.

An editor at any time evaluates 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.

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.

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.
Promptness 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.
Confidentiality 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.
Acknowledgment 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.
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 behavior and are unacceptable.
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 behavior and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgment 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.
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 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.


The papers published in Brillo Journal will be considered to retract in the publication if: 

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g., data fabrication) or honest error (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error)
  2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication)
  3. it constitutes plagiarism.
  4. it reports unethical research.

The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which can be accessed at here (click).

 Withdrawal of Manuscripts

The author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscripts, money, and works invested by the publisher. If the author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, the author will be punished with paying IDR 250.000 per manuscript, as a withdrawal penalty to the publisher. However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal. The withdrawal of the manuscript after the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author will be punished by paying IDR 500.000 per manuscript. Withdrawal of the manuscript is only allowed after the withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the Publisher.
If the author doesn't agree to pay the penalty, the author and his/her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal. Even, his/her previously published articles will be removed from our online system.

 Publication Frequency

Brillo Journal published twice a year, in June and December.


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...

 Plagiarism Checker

Each manuscript published is a plagiarism checking process with Plagiarism Checker X or iThenticate. The first checking process occurs during the submission stage, after the Author(s) submit their article but before it is sent to reviewers. The second checking process takes place during the copyediting stage, after the article is declared accepted for publication.
The text will be processed to send to peer-reviewers after plagiarism scans show results at most 20%. If the results are between 20% and 23%, then the Author(s) will be asked to paraphrase the sentences in the article. However, if the results exceed 23%, then the article will be declined.


 References Management

All submitted papers in Brillo Journal are suggested using Reference management applications such as Mendeley, Zotero or EndNote.

 Licensing (Creative Commons)

Brillo Journal allows reuse and remixing of its content, in accordance with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This license lets others Share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and Adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially).

 Online Submission

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 Author Guidelines

Papers are invited from anywhere in the world, and so authors are asked to ensure that sufficient context is provided for all readers to appreciate their contribution.

The types of papers that may be considered for inclusion are:

  1. Original research
  2. Review article, which include meta-analysis and systematic review.

All manuscripts should be submitted online at the Brillo Journal website. As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

Author(s) have read all guidelines, regulations, and editorial policies.

The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.

Manuscript has used the reference tool manager. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

The text meets the bibliographic and stylistic requirements listed in the Guidelines for Authors, available in the “General Guidelines”.

For papers subject to peer review: An abstract of no more than 200 words has been submitted, together with 3 keywords from the UNESCO or ERIC thesauruses.

  1. Make sure that your paper is prepared using the Brillo Journal template.
  2. The manuscript has never been published/published on other media. Manuscript typed in time new roman font, single spaces on A4 paper as many as 6-15 pages, is completed with an abstract of 200 words or more than 80 words and keywords. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. Besides, the abstract should not repeat the information already present in the title. For keywords, please provide 3 to 5 words which can be used for indexing purposes, avoid using abbreviations, only abbreviations firmly established in the field are eligible. Manuscripts are sent to editorial addresses in the form of soft copy in Microsoft word files.
  3. The manuscripts contained in this journal include writing about policy, research, thought, review theory/concept, new book reviews and other information relating to teaching and education issues.
  4. The research article contains the title, author's name, abstract, keywords, and contents. The content of the article has a structure and system as well as the percentage of pages as follows:
    • The introduction includes background, state of the art, problem formulation, and research objectives. The Introduction presents the purpose of the studies reported and their relationship to earlier work in the field. It should not be an extensive review of the literature. Use only those references required to provide the most salient background to allow the readers to understand and evaluate the purpose and results of the present study without referring to previous publications on the topic.
    • The research methodology contains design/model, sample/data, place and time, data collection techniques and data analysis. These sections should be brief, but they should include sufficient technical information to allow the experiments to be repeated by a qualified reader. Only new methods should be described in detail.
    • Results and discussion. The Result should include the rationale or design of the experiments as well as the results of the experiments. Results can be presented in figures, tables, and text. The Discussion should be an interpretation of the results rather than a repetition of the Results.
    • Conclusions should contain the confirmation of the problem that has been analyzed in the result and discussion section.
    • Acknowledgments (if any) contain information on the source of any financial support, received for the work being published.
    • References must include all relevant published works, and all listed references must be cited in the text. Within the text, cite listed references use American Psychological Association (APA) style. For example, a paper was published by one Author and then the reference for the sentence from the Author's voice has been cited in the text is Ditasona (2022). A paper was published by two authors, the reference is Ditasona and Alghadari (2022). A paper was published by three Authors, the first reference in the text is Ditasona, Alghadari, and Son (2022). But, in subsequent citations for three to five Authors, only use the first author's last name followed by "et al." in the signal phrase or in parentheses, like Ditasona et al. (2022). In others like (Ditasona, 2022), (Ditasona & Alghadari, 2022), (Ditasona, Alghadari, & Son, 2022), (Ditasona et al., 2022), (Ditasona, 2022; Alghadari & Son, 2020). The author(s) must check the accuracy of all cite-listed references, as the Brillo Journal will not be responsible for incorrect in-text reference citations. For references to papers accepted for publication but not yet published should show the journal name, the probable year of publication (if known), and they should state "in press".
  5. Articles of thought, review of theories/concepts and book risks include: title, author's name, abstract, keywords, and contents. The content of the article has a structure and system as well as the percentage of pages as follows:
    • The introduction includes background, problem formulation and research objectives.
    • Literature review or discussion/theory/concept development.
    • Closing contains conclusions and suggestions.
    • References
  6. Tables should be typewritten separately from the main text and preferably in an appropriate font size to fit each table on a separate page. Each table must be numbered with Arabic numerals (e.g., Table 1, Table 2) according to their sequence in the text and include a title. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with the note. Do not use vertical rulings in the tables. Each column in a table must have a heading, and abbreviations, when necessary, should be defined in the note.
  7. Figures should be provided separately from the main text. Use Arabic numerals to number all figures (e.g., Figure 1, Figure 2) according to their sequence in the text. The figure number must appear well outside the boundaries of the image itself. Multipart figures should be indicated with lowercase (a, b, c, etc.) within parenthesis, both on the figure itself and in the figure legends.
  8. The references list is arranged in alphabetically and chronologically at the following:
    • Brown, B. A., Boda, P., Lemmi, C., & Monroe, X. (2019). Moving Culturally Relevant Pedagogy From Theory to Practice: Exploring Teachers’ Application of Culturally Relevant Education in Science and Mathematics. Urban Education, 54(6), 775-803.
    • Clements, D. H., & Sarama, J. (2004). Learning trajectories in mathematics education. Mathematical thinking and learning, 6(2), 81-89.
    • David, R., Teddlie, C., & Reynolds, D. (2000). The international handbook of school effectiveness research. Psychology Press.
    • Flinn, E. D., & Mulligan, A. (2019). The Primary STEM Ideas Book: Engaging Classroom Activities Combining Mathematics, Science and D&T. Routledge.
    • Goos, M. (2019). Publishing for International Impact in Mathematics Education Research Journals. In Leatham K. (ed), Designing, Conducting, and Publishing Quality Research in Mathematics Education (pp. 213-225). Springer, Cham.
    • Haryono. (2002). Kecendrungan cara berpikir anak usia sekolah dasar. Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan, 1(18), 130–143.

One author should be designated as the corresponding author and provide the following information:

  1. E-mail address
  2. Full postal address
  3. Telephone and fax numbers

Please note that any papers which fail to meet our requirements will be returned to the author for amendment. Only papers that are submitted in the correct style will be considered by the Editors.

 Copyright Notice

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

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.

 Privacy Statement

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.

 Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.
Article Submission: 0.00 (USD). Authors are NOT required to pay an Article Submission Fee.
Article Publication: 75.00 (USD). No hidden charges. Author(s) will be confirmed about the Article Publication Fee after they submit the article to the journal system. Author(s) are required to pay an Article Publication Fee. If the paper is accepted for publication, Author(s) will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publication costs.