Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The aim of this journal is to publish high-quality articles dedicated to all aspects of the latest outstanding developments in the field of public health. Al sihah receives manuscripts encompass a broad range of research topics in public health sciences such as

  1. Epidemiology
  2. Nutrition
  3. Health promotion
  4. Health and safety at work
  5. Communicable disease
  6. Social determinant of health
  7. Enviromental health
  8. Health policy


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 8, Nomor 2, Tahun 2016

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 9, Nomor 1, Tahun 2017

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 9, Nomor 2, Tahun 2017

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 10, Nomor 1, Tahun 2018

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 10, Nomor 2, Tahun 2018

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 11, Nomor 1, Tahun 2019

khusus jurnal ilmiah kesehatan masyarakat dengan bidang: promosi kesehatan, gizi kesmas, administrasi kebijakan kesehatan, kesehatan kerja, kesehatan lingkungan dan epidemiologi

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Authors should present their papers honestly without fabrication, falsification, plagiarism or inappropriate data manipulation. Submitted papers are evaluated by anonymous referees for contribution, originality, relevance, and presentation. The Editor shall inform you of the results of the review as soon as possible, hopefully in 6 to 8 weeks.

This journal operates a conventional double-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer's name is always concealed from the submitting author. Papers will be sent for anonymous review by at least two reviewers who will either be members of the Editorial Board or others of similar standing in the field. In order to shorten the review process and respond quickly to authors, the Editors may triage a submission and come to a decision without sending the paper for external review. The Editors’ decision is final and no correspondence can be entered into concerning manuscripts considered unsuitable for publication in this journal. All correspondence, including notification of the Editors’ decision and requests for revisions, will be sent by email.


Publication Frequency

Al-Sihah is published twice a year in June and December through the Open Journal Systems platform.


Publishing Ethics

This journal follows guidelines from Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in facing all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. All articles in this journal involving human subjects should respect principles of research ethics as described in Declaration of Helsinki. As an essential issue, publication ethics needs to be explained clearly to improve the quality of the research worldwide. In this part, we explain the standard for editors, authors, and reviewers. In addition, publisher don’t have right to interfere with the integrity of the contents and only support to publish in timely manner.


For Editors

  1. Editors should be responsible for every articles published in Medical Journal of Indonesia.
  2. The editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making the final decision.
  3. An editor has to evaluate the manuscript objectively for publication, judging each on its quality without looking to nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors. He/she should decline his/her assignment when there is a potential of conflict of interest.
  4. Editors need to ensure the document sent to the reviewer does not contain the information of the author, vice versa.
  5. Editors’ decision should be informed to authors accompanied by reviewers’ comments unless they contain offensive or libellous remarks.
  6. Editors should respect requests from authors that an individual should not review the submission, if these are well-reasoned and practicable.
  7. Editors and all staffs should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
  8. Editors will be guided by COPE flowcharts if there is a suspected misconduct or disputed authorship.

For Reviewers

  1. Reviewers need to comment on ethical questions and possible research and publication misconduct.
  2. Reviewers will do the work in timely manner and should notify editor if they can not complete the work.
  3. Reviewers need to keep the confidentiality of the manuscript.
  4. Reviewers should not accept to review the manuscripts in which there is potential conflict of interest between them and any of the authors.

For Authors

  1. Author(s) affirm that the material has not been previously published and that they have not trans­ferred elsewhere any rights to the article.
  2. Author(s) should ensure the originality of the work and they have properly cited others’ work in accordance of the references format.
  3. Author(s) should not engage in plagiarism nor self-plagiarism.
  4. The author(s) haven’t suggested any personal information that may make the identity of the patient recognizable in any forms of description part, photograph or pedigree. When the photographs of the patient were essential and indispensable as scientific information, the author(s) have received the consent in written form and have clearly stated it.
  5. In case of experimenting on human, the authors have certified that the process of the research is in accordance with ethical standards of Helsinki declaration, domestic and foreign committees that preside over human experi­ment. If any doubts are raised whether the research was proceeded in accordance with the declaration, the authors should explain it. In case of experimenting on animals, the authors have certified that the authors had followed the domestic and foreign guideline related to experiment of animals in a laboratory.
  6. Author(s) should give the editor the data and details of the work, if there are suspicions of data falsification or fabrication.


Witdrawal of Manuscripts

Authors are not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawals are waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, money and works invested by the publisher.

If authors still request withdrawal of their manuscripts when the manuscripts are still in the peer-reviewing process, authors will be punished with paying Rp.200.000 per manuscript, as withdrawal penalty to the publisher. However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted manuscripts from one journal if accepted by another journal. The withdrawal of manuscripts after the manuscripts are accepted for publication, author will be punished by paying Rp.400.000 per manuscript. Withdrawal of manuscripts are only allowed after withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the Publisher.


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.



The printed issue should be subscribed for a full calender year. The price per volume (two issues) and surface postage included: international USD 120, for Indonesia IDR 300,000


Publication Fee

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission : 0.00 (IDR)

Fast-Track Review : 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 3000000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.



Authors should submit only original work that is not plagiarized and not has been published or being considered elsewhere. Turnitin will be used by the editorial team to check for simmiliarities of submitted manuscript with existing literatures. This journal requires that level of plagiarism article that will be publishing below 10%