Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Medical Laboratory Technology, Biomedicine, Environmental Health, Nutrition and Health Sciences Midwifery, Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The practise of peer review is an essential part of maintaining substantial standards in publishing and brings out the best possible scientific journal information from the potential authors and researchers globally. All articles submitted that go to the editorial staff will be selected through the Desk Review and Initial Manuscript Evaluation process by eminent and renowned Editorial Board members. Then, the articles will be sent to the peer reviewers (two reviewers) who are highly appreciated in their fields and will go to the next selection by Double-Blind Peer Review Process. After that, the articles will be returned to the authors to revise. These processes take a month (4 weeks) for a maximum time. In each manuscript, the peer reviewer will be rated from the substantial and technical aspects. Articles that have been submitted take an average of about 8 weeks to publish.

The article could be accepted without revision, accepted with minor or major revision, and rejected. The peer-review result will be notified to the authors via email. The author then has to revise as suggested by the reviewer no later than eight weeks upon notification.


Open Access Policy

Jurnal Kesehatan Saintika Meditory provides open access to anyone so that the information and findings in these articles are useful for everyone. This journal's article content can be accessed and downloaded for free, free of charge, following the creative commons license used. However, suppose the data in this article is used as material in article writing or anything else. In that case, you must quote and include the article author's name in the item being made.


Screening for Plagiarism

The author(s) must consent about the plagiarism issue, therefore the submitted paper should be free of plagiarism. The author has to check the indication of plagiarism using similarity checkers. Prior to publish in journal, the article will be rechecked by the editor using Plagiarism Checker for checking the similarity, with the policy at least 25%.


Publication Ethics





Jurnal Kesehatan Saintika Meditory scientific peer-reviewed periodicals as one contribution to the development of health. Every paper published will be reviewed by the board of peer reviewers consisting of experts in related fields, so that the quality of the published paper is in accordance with the determined editorial standards. Publication of ethics statement is designed to give an overview of expected behaviour and conduct of peer reviewers, editors, and writers.

Scientific periodical medika saintika is a medium of communication between academics, clinicians, and peer reviewers so that publishers have a responsibility to safeguard the validity and independence of research publications, literature, or case studies published. Issuance decisions are purely determined by the quality of the manuscript and are not influenced by advertising or sponsorship. On the other hand, the blinded method was applied to the review process so that the subjectivity and bias can be minimized.

Peer Reviewers

Peer reviewers are required to provide recommendations to help authors to improve the quality of published manuscripts and editor in determining the editorial policy, in accordance with their respective expertise.

1. Willingness 

Peer reviewers should inform the editor about the willingness to do a review on the manuscript to be published. If unwilling, peer reviewers must notify the editor.

2. Confidentiality

The reviewed manuscript is a confidential document. Communication with other parties without the author's permission is prohibited.

3. Standard Objectivity  

Peer reviewers must take hold on the principles of objectivity and avoiding personal criticism against the author of the manuscript during the review process. All comments must be accompanied by clear and supportive suggestions.

4. Reference Clarity 

Peer Reviewers are recommended to provide information to the authors of the research with the literature, or relevant case studies which have not been cited, having a substantial similarity or overlap with the manuscripts reviewed.

5. Conflicts of Interest

  • Peer reviewers are not allowed to use unpublished manuscript material for personal use without the prior written consent of the author, under any circumstances.
  • The information and ideas contained in the reviewed manuscript is confidential and should not be distributed or used for personal gain.
  • If having a conflict of interest for reasons of competition, collaboration, or other relationship with the author, institution or company involved in publishing, peer reviewers are not permitted to evaluate the related manuscript.


1. Publication Decision   

PDecision making of the published manuscript is the liability of the editor based on the policies and guidelines of the editorial board as well as based on compliance with legal requirements, such as not containing any information that harm others or containing slander, copyright disputes, and plagiarism. Communication with other editors or peer reviewers is acceptable to support the decision-making of the publication of the manuscript. Issuance decisions cannot be made by an editor based on personal considerations.

2. Fairness  

Editors must be able to evaluate a manuscript based on its scientific content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and belief, ethnicity, nationality, or political philosophy of the authors.

3. Confidentiality 

All information contained in the manuscript is confidential and should not be distributed except to the author, peer reviewers, prospective peer reviewers, editors, and publishers concerned.

4. Conflicts of Interest 

  • The editor is not allowed to use the unpublished manuscript material for personal use without the prior written consent of the author, under any circumstances.
  • The information and ideas contained in the text which are in the peer-review process is confidential and will not be distributed or used for personal benefit.
  • In case of having a conflict of interest for reasons of competition, collaboration, or other relationship with the author, institution or company involved in publishing, the editor is not permitted to evaluate the related texts. Thus, another editor board member should be involved in determining the issuance of the manuscript.
  • Editors must ensure that all parties involved in the review process and the publication of the manuscript declare a conflict of interest in the publication of a manuscript, as well as make corrections if a conflict of interest is revealed after the manuscript is published. If necessary, the editor can take appropriate action, such as publishing editorial statements or retraction of the manuscript.
  • • The share of non peer-reviewed written by the editor should be differentiated and easily identifiable in the scientific periodicals.

5Involvement and Collaboration in the Investigation

Reports related to actions that do not comply with the ethics of publishing are justified, even many years after the manuscript was published. The report must be addressed by the editor. Editors should contact the author and establish communication with the institution or entity related to the report. Correction, retraction, or other editorial notes should be published as a form of official response to the report complaints.

6. Fatal Error on Published Manuscript

If the editor or others encountered a fatal error and inaccuracies in the published manuscript, the editor should immediately notify the author and request his/her correction or retraction.


1. Writing standard

2. The author should comply with the following standards for preparing the manuscript to be published in the scientific periodicals:

  • Presenting accurate (using controlled and specific protocols/ procedures), reliable, repeatable, précised, and validated data.
  • Presenting sufficient details and references so as to ease other parties to repeat the research steps or treatment written in the text.
  • Differentiating personal opinion from accurate and objective scientific statement on the basis of references.

3. Data Access and Retention

Access of raw data should be granted for the purpose of editorial review.

4. Originality and Plagiarism

The manuscript should contain research or treatment of original nature. Any citation or adaptation of the previously published author, research, or treatment should be clearly stated. All forms of plagiarism should be subjected to rejection.

5. Multiple, Repetitive, or Simultaneous Publication

Multiple, repetitive, or simultaneous publication in other publications are things which are objectionable. The manuscript containing same information cannot be submitted or published in other scientific periodicals.

6. Sources of Information and References

Information from personal communication such as conversations, interviews, correspondence, and discussions or activities that are confidential as a manuscript jury or grant application or research funding schemes, should not be used without written permission from the original source or author.

7. Writing Agreement

The main author and all co-authors must approve the final version of the script and signed available submission form of the scientific periodicals

8. Hazardous Materials and Human Subjects and Animals

The use of hazardous materials or equipment should be written clearly in the text. All procedures related to human or animal to be approved by the appropriate institutional committee and the approval must be explained in the text. Human rights is an important thing to be fully realized by the author. Authors should clearly explain their actions and statements consent for receiving information of every human subject involved.

9. Conflict of Interest

Any indication of conflict of interest should be disclosed as clearly as possible. All financial supports, working relation, consultation, resources ownership, honoraria, paid expert revelation, patent application/registration, grant or other funding scheme should be clearly stated.

10. Fatal Errors in the Published Manuscript

The following actions should be taken if the writer encountered a fatal error in the published manuscript:

1. Immediately contact the editor of the publisher.

2. Immediately contact the editor of the publisher.


Copyright & License


Authors published in this journal agree to the following terms:
1. The copyright of each article is retained by the author (s).
2. The author grants the journal the first publication rights with the work simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, allowing others to share the work with an acknowledgment of authorship and the initial publication in this journal.
3. Authors may enter into separate additional contractual agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of published journal versions of the work (for example, posting them to institutional repositories or publishing them in a book), with acknowledgment of their initial publication in this journal.
4. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (For example in the Institutional Repository or on their website) before and during the submission process, as this can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and larger citations of published work.
5. Articles and all related material published are distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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