Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Kesehatan Metro Sai Wawai Poltekkes Tanjungkarang aims to facilitate researchers, especially in the field of health to disseminate the results of his research. And disseminate knowledge to build new knowledge to the general public.

This journal contains a script on Health Sciences that includes:

  1. Public Health
  2. Midwifery
  3. Nursing
  4. Nutrition
  5. Health Promotion
  6. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) or Holistic care


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts that have been submitted will be reviewed by the editor. The editor will decide whether the manuscript is appropriate to the scope and focus and appropriate for the reviewer. This initial activity usually takes a week.
Submissions that pass the initial review will be assigned to at least one reviewers (double-blind peer review). Based on the review editor will first make editorial decisions. There are three possible editorial decisions (1) the manuscript is accepted, (2) be amended and re-submit, or (3) is rejected. This activity takes 4-6 weeks.
The time to reach a final decision depends on the number of reviews rotation, perceptive writer etc. Typically, the time frame of delivery by an average of 2-4 months a final decision.
The total turn around time for publishing a manuscript depends (additionally to the factors mentioned above) on the submission date, the journal's publication schedule, authors' adherence to the publication guidelines etc. Reviewed and accepted submissions are published by Jurnal Kesehatan after 2-4 months on average.


Publication Frequency

Starting in 2022, the Journal is published regularly in April, August, and November every year in Indonesian or English.


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.


Publication Ethics

This statement of the ethical code of ethics (Publication Ethics) is a statement of ethical code of all parties involved in the publication process of Health Journal of Poltekkes Tanjungkarang that is chief editor, editor, reviewer, and author. This code of ethics of scientific publication is based on the Head of LIPI Regulation No. 5 of 2014 on the Code of Ethics of Scientific Publications, which in essence upholds three ethical values in publications, namely (i) Neutrality, ie free of conflict of interest in the management of publications ; (Ii) Justice, namely giving the right of authorship to the author as author / author; And (iii) Honesty, ie free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in publication.

Duties and Responsibilities of Chief Editor

  1. Responsible for the data and information presented;
  2. Conduct evaluation and reporting of Journal of Health activities;
  3. Responsible for the mechanisms and activities of daily editing work;
  4. Establish policy and oversee all editorial activities;
  5. Make final and preprinted / online edits;
  6. Conducting quality assurance of processes, prints, and publications.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Editor

  1. Editing or editing, the selection and repair of the script to be loaded;
  2. Conduct the latest and up-to-date data and information gathering related to the functional assignment of each functional group / section and group;
  3. Delivering information materials for updating data and information essential for the development of the Health Journal;
  4. Take full responsibility for the contents of rubricter and editing.

Duties and Responsibilities of Managing Editor / Copy Editor

  1. Handles all correspondence about editing with the author;
  2. Process the script, especially on editing formats and languages;
  3. Process the script for printing;
  4. Contact a printing or publisher;
  5. To input the material information of the manuscript from the resource person and responsible for the validity of the information material;
  6. Implement administrative process on Journal of Health activities.

Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewer

  1. Receiving an assignment from the editor to review the scientific article and submit the review to the editor, as a matter of determining the feasibility of a scientific article to be published.
  2. The reviewer shall not review any paper involving him, whether directly or indirectly
  3. Maintain the author's privacy by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by providing criticism, suggestions, feedback, and recommendations
  4. Encourage writers to make improvements to scientific articles
  5. Ensure principles of truth, novelty, and authenticity; Prioritizes the benefits of writing for the development of science, technology, and innovation; And understand the impact of writing on the development of science
  6. Scientific articles are examined in a timely fashion according to the published style of scriptures (data collection methods, author's legality, conclusions, etc.).

Duties and Responsibilities of the Author

  1. Ensure that the authors list meet the criteria as authors;
  2. Collectively responsible for the work and the contents of the article include methods, analysis, calculations, and details;
  3. Stating the origin of the resources (including funding), either directly or indirectly;
  4. Responding to comments made by the reviewers professionally and on time;
  5. Inform the editor if it will retract his paper;
  6. Make a statement that the papers submitted for publication are original, have not been published anywhere in any language, and are not in the process of submitting to other publishers;



The papers published in Jurnal Kesehatan Metro Sai Wawai will be considered to retract in the publication if :

1. it has clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication)

2. it has previously been published elsewhere

3. it constitutes plagiarism

4. it reports unethical research


Publication Frequency

The Journal is published regularly in June, and December every year in Indonesian or English.


Policy of Similarity

Papers submitted to Jurnal Kesehatan Metro Sai Wawai will be screened for plagiarism using CrossCheck/iThenticate plagiarism detection tools. Jurnal Kesehatan Metro Sai Wawai will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Before submitting articles to reviewers, those are first checked for similarity/plagiarism tool, by a member of the editorial team. The papers submitted to Jurnal analysis kesehatan must have similarity level less than 15%.

Plagiarism is the exposing of another person’s thoughts or words as though they were your own, without permission, credit, or acknowledgment, or because of failing to cite the sources properly. Plagiarism can take diverse forms, from literal copying to paraphrasing the work of another. In order to properly judge whether an author has plagiarized, we emphasize the following possible situations:

  • An author can literally copy another author’s work- by copying word by word, in whole or in part, without permission, acknowledge or citing the original source. This practice can be identified by comparing the original source and the manuscript/work who is suspected of plagiarism.
  • Substantial copying implies for an author to reproduce a substantial part of another author, without permission, acknowledge or citation. The substantial term can be understood both in terms of quality as quantity, is often used in the context of Intellectual property. Quality refers to the relative value of the copied text in proportion to the work as a whole.
  • Paraphrasing involves taking ideas, words or phrases from a source and crafting them into new sentences within the writing. This practice becomes unethical when the author does not properly cite or does not acknowledge the original work/author. This form of plagiarism is the more difficult form to be identified.