Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This journal covers all topics related to all aspects of health care research. Research fields of interest include but are not limited to:

  1. Health care administration
  2. Health care facilities
  3. Health Financing
  4. Health care Risk Management
  5. Human Resource for Health (HLH)
  6. Healthcare governance
  7. Nursing
  8. Midwifery


Indonesian Journal of Health Care Management published twice a year ( June and December). Editors of the Indonesian Journal of Health Care Management received scientific articles that had never been published before. Scientific articles submitted to the editorial team will be subject to an editing process by the editorial team and reviewer team. Scientific articles that comply with the rules, will be published in this journal.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Authors submit their manuscripts electronically via IJOHCM. Each manuscript is reviewed by IJOHCM staff for relevancy to the individual journal. Should a question arise, the editorial associate or the production editor will contact the editor in chief (or an appropriate editor), who then decides whether the manuscript should be transferred to another IJOHCM journal, editorially rejected owing to scope, or retained for review by the journal to which it was submitted. If retained, the manuscript is assigned to an editor, who in turn chooses at least two external reviewers or peer review to review it.

Some IJOHCM Journals have Editorial Boards whose role at the journal is to serve as external peer reviewers. IJOHCM Editors may use two or more Editorial Board Members as external reviewers for a manuscript, or reach beyond this pool to include ad hoc external reviewers as needed. For IJOHCM Journals without an Editorial Board, each manuscript is reviewed by at least two ad hoc external reviewers. IJOHCM applies a single-blind review process where authors’ identities are known to reviewers.

When a manuscript is submitted to the journal, it is given a manuscript number (e.g.) and assigned to one of the editors. (Always refer to this number in communications with the editor.) From there it is assigned to at least two independent experts for peer review. All manuscripts are considered to be confidential and are reviewed by the editors, members of the editorial board, or qualified ad hoc reviewers.

It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to inform the coauthors of the manuscript's status throughout the submission, review, and publication processes. The reviewers operate under strict guidelines set forth in "Guidelines for Reviewers" and are expected to complete their reviews expeditiously.

For Indonesian Journal of Health Care Management reviewers: IJOHCM policy allows authors who submit to Indonesian Journal of Health Care Managementto select open peer review. If the author opts for open peer review and the paper is accepted and published by OJS, then the review(s), decision letter(s), and author response(s) will also be published. As a reviewer, you may opt to disclose your identity and allow your name to appear in published materials. Please review the OJS open peer review process and the IJOHCM open peer review process for more information.



Publication Frequency

Indonesian Journal of Health Care Management (IJOHCM) publishes twice a year in June and Desember. It will be published by STIKes Kepanjen Malang.


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. All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, Creative Commons Attribution Share A Like (CC BY SA).



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Plagiarism Policy

Indonesian Journal of Health Care Management  Editorial board recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article that is submitted for publication in Indonesian Journal of Health Care Management .

All the manuscripts will be subjected to pre-screening of plagiarism check by using Turnitin Software. The screening process will be conducted by Editor once the mnuscript is received. 



Plagiarism involves the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."


Papers must be original, unpublished, and not pending publication elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from another source needs to be clearly identified as different from the present original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.

Any text of an amount exceeding fair use standards (herein defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent thereof) or any graphic material reproduced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, if feasible, the original author(s) and also requires identification of the source; e.g., previous publication.

When plagiarism is identified, the Editor in Chief responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the paper in agreement with the following guidelines:

Level of Plagiarism

 1.Minor :

A short section of another article is plagiarized without any significant data or      idea taken from the other paper

Action : A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the text and properly cite the original article is made

2.Intermediate: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized without proper citation to the original paper

Action: The submitted article is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for one year

3. Severe : A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized that involves reproducing original results or ideas presented in another publication

Action: The paper is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for five years.


It is understood that all authors are responsible for the content of their submitted paper as they all sign Indonesian Journal of Health Care Management  Copyright Transfer Form. If a penalty is imposed for plagiarism, all authors will be subject to the same penalty.

If a second case of plagiarism by the same author(s) is identified, a decision on the measures to be enforced will be made by the Editorial board (Editor-in-Chief, and Editorial members) with the Chair of the Editor in Chief. The author(s) might be forbidden to submit further articles forever.

This policy applies also to material reproduced from another publication by the same author(s). If an author uses text or figures that have previously been published, the corresponding paragraphs or figures should be identified and the previous publication referenced. It is understood that in case of a review paper or a paper of a tutorial nature much of the material was previously published.

The author should identify the source of the previously published material and obtain permission from the original author and the publisher. If an author submits a manuscript to IJRED with significant overlap with a manuscript submitted to another journal simultaneously, and this overlap is discovered during the review process or after the publications of both papers, the editor of the other journal is notified and the case is treated as a severe plagiarism case. Significant overlap means use of identical or almost identical figures and identical or slightly modified text for one half or more of the paper. For self plagiarism of less than one half of the paper but more than one tenth of the paper, the case shall be treated as intermediate plagiarism. If self plagiarism is confined to the methods section, the case shall be considered as minor plagiarism.

 If an author uses some of his previously published material to clarify the presentation of new results, the previously published material shall be identified and the difference to the present publication shall be mentioned. Permission to republish must be obtained from the copyright holder. In the case of a manuscript that was originally published in conference proceedings and then is submitted for publication in Indonesian Journal of Health Care Management  either in identical or in expanded form, the authors must identify the name of the conference proceedings and the date of the publication and obtain permission to republish from the copyright holder. The editor may decide not to accept this paper for publication.

However, an author shall be permitted to use material from an unpublished presentation, including visual displays, in a subsequent journal publication. In the case of a publication being submitted that was originally published in another language, the title, date and journal of the original publication must be identified by the authors, and the copyright must be obtained. The editor may accept such a translated publication to bring it to the attention of a wider audience. The editor may select a specific paper that had been published (e.g. a “historic” paper) for republication in order to provide a better perspective of a series of papers published in one issue of Indonesian Journal of Health Care Management . This republication shall be clearly identified as such and the date and journal of the original publication shall be given, and the permission of the author(s) and the publisher shall be obtained.

Indonesian Journal of Health Care Management  layout editor for the Journal is responsible for maintaining the list of authors subjected to penalties and will check that no authors of a submitted paper are on this list. If a banned author is identified, the layout editor will inform the Editor-in-Chief who will take appropriate measures. This policy will be posted on the web site with the instructions for submitting a manuscript, and a copy will be sent to the authors with the confirmation email upon initial receipt of their original manuscript. A sentence shall be added to the copyright transfer form to indicate that the author(s) have read the Plagiarism Policy


Publication Ethics

Indonesia Journal of Health Care Management (IJOHCM) is a peer-reviewed journal. This journal adheres to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) standards on all areas of publication ethics, including how to address instances of research and publication misconduct. This statement explains the ethical attitude and conduct of all parties engaged in the process of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the Editor-in-Chief, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewed. Indonesia Journal of Health Care Management is committed to adhering to the best standards in terms of ethics, mistakes, and retractions. One of the editorial board's essential duties is to avoid publishing malpractice. Any unethical conduct is not tolerated, and plagiarism in any form is not tolerated.

Indonesia Journal of Health Care Management adopts COPE to satisfy high-quality, ethical standards for publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers. As a critical problem, publishing ethics must be adequately described to enhance the quality of research globally. We describe the standard for editors, writers, and reviewers in this section. Publishers have no authority to tamper with the integrity of the contents and may only promote the timely publication.

For Editors:

  • The editor may approve, reject, or suggest changes to the manuscript based on the editorial review board's review report.
  • Editors should be responsible for every articles published in Indonesia Journal of Health Care Management.
  • The editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making the final decision.
  • An editor must assess each submission objectively for publication, evaluating its merit without regard for the writers' nationality, ethnicity, political views, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional connection. When there is a possible conflict of interest, they should reject the task.
  • Editors must verify that the document submitted to the reviewer does not include the author's information and vice versa.
  • Editors' decisions should be conveyed to authors, as should reviewers' remarks unless they include abusive or libelous assertions.
  • Editors should honor authors' requests that a person does not examine the submission provided they are well-reasoned and practical.
  • The editors and all employees should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted paper.
    If there is a suspicion of wrongdoing or disputed authorship, editors will be directed by COPE flowcharts.

For Reviewers:

  • Reviewers must provide feedback on ethical issues as well as potential research and publishing misconduct.
  • Reviewers shall finish the job in a timely way and should inform the editor if they cannot do so.
  • Reviewers must maintain the manuscripts confidentially.
  • Reviewers should not accept to review the manuscripts in which there is a potential conflict of interest between them and any of the authors.

For Authors:

  • The author(s) confirm that the content has not been previously published and that they have not transferred any rights to the article to anybody else.
  • Author(s) should ensure the originality of the work and they have properly cited others’ work in accordance of the references format.
  • The author should avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism.
  • Author(s) should ensure that they follow the authorship criteria that are taken from Indonesia Journal of Health Care Management that is explained in instruction for author of JISS.
  • Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.
  • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
  • The author(s) have not recommended any personal information that might reveal the patient's identity in any form of description, picture, or lineage.
  • If there are concerns of data falsification or fabrication, the author(s) should provide the editor with the data and specifics of the study.
  • If the author(s) finds a significant mistake or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript at any time, it must notify the error or inaccuracy to the editor.
  • On the Indonesia Journal of Health Care Management form disclosure document, authors should disclose everything that may create a conflict of interest, such as work, research costs, consulting expenses, and intellectual property.


The Editors of the Indonesia Journal of Health Care Management make every effort to guarantee the correctness of the material (the "Content") included in its publications. However, the Editors of JISSR make no claims or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or appropriateness of the Content for any purpose and disclaim all such statements and warranties, whether explicit or implied, to the fullest extent allowed by law. Any opinions stated in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the Editors' opinions of the Indonesia Journal of Health Care Management.


Licensing Policy

Creative Commons License

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

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

  1. Any article on the copyright is retained by the author(s).
  2. The author grants the journal, right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share work with an acknowledgment of the work authors and initial publications in this journal.
  3. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of published articles of work (eg, post-institutional repository) or publish it in a book, with acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  4. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their websites) prior to and during the submission process, as can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.
  5. The article and any associated published material is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License


Etichal Clearance

Subject consent forms

Subjects have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying details (written or photographic) should be omitted if they are not essential, but subject data should never be altered or falsified in an attempt to attain anonymity. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, and a consent form should be obtained if there is any doubt.

Ethics committee approval

Authors must sign a declaration that the research was conducted within the guidelines below and under the terms of all relevant local legislation. Please also look at the latest version of the Declaration of Helsinki. The Editors reserve the right to judge the appropriateness of the use and treatment of humans or animals in experiments for publication in the journal.

Human experiments: All work must be conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. Papers describing experimental work on human participants which carries a risk of harm must include (1) a statement that the experiments were conducted with the understanding and the consent of each participant, and (2) a statement that the responsible, ethical committee has approved the experiments.  

Animal experiments: In papers describing experiments on living animals, include (1) a full description  of any anaesthetic and surgical procedure used, and (2) evidence that all possible steps were taken to avoid animals' suffering at each stage of the experiment. In experiments involving the use of muscle relaxants, describe the precautions taken to ensure adequate anaesthesia. 

Experiments on isolated tissues: Indicate precisely how you obtained the donor tissue. The NIH guide  for the care and use of laboratory animals (National Institutes of Health Publications No. 80-23, revised 1978) gives guidelines for the acquisition and care of animals.