Editorial Policies


Focus and Scope

Amerta Nutrition (Amerta Nutr.) receives manuscripts from original articles and literature reviews. We provide a forum for original research, systematic reviews, and meta-analysis of nutrition and other health-related profession. We welcome all articles from diverse sectors, such as registered dietitians (RD), nutritionists, public health workers, public health nutritionists, researchers, lecturers, students, and other health professionals emphasizing nutrition issues in Asia and emerging nations.

The scope of the nutrition field includes:

  • Public Health Nutrition (Focuses on community nutrition and society as a whole (populations) and aims at optimal nutrition and health status. This scope is related to preventing disease, prolonging life, developing policy, and promoting nutrition and efficiency through organized community effort.)
  • Community Nutrition (An area of nutrition that addresses the entire range of food and nutrition issues related to preventing disease and improving the health of individuals, families, and the community that have a standard link such as place of residence (geographic boundaries), language, culture, or nutrition-health-related issues.)
  • Clinical Nutrition (Focuses on the promotive, preventive, and curative diagnosis, and management of nutritional changes in patients linked to chronic diseases.)
  • Dietetics (Focuses on improving health and treating diseases to individuals (personalized) nutrition through diet-related programs and practical nutrition, such as clients, patients, carers, and colleagues.)
  • Food and Nutrition (Focuses on food formulation and food modifications that are related to health and nutrition.)
  • Food Service Management (Focuses on menu planning, food production, food safety and sanitation, and food financial management.)

Section Policies


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Literature Review

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Peer Review Process

The peer review process at Amerta Nutrition consists of several stages. The first stage is that the author uploads the manuscript and enters metadata to the Amerta Nutrition website. The second stage is that the Editorial Team checks the manuscript regarding scope, ethics, Amerta Nutrition guidelines, and Turnitin. The third stage is that the Editor in Chief determines whether the manuscript will be reviewed or rejected based on the results of checks from the Editorial Team. Before the review process, there is a possibility that the manuscript needs to be revised first by the author, whether minor or major improvements or does not need revision, and can immediately enter the next stage. The fourth stage is that the Editor in Chief assigns Section Editor according to scientific interests and the scope of the manuscript to be reviewed. The fifth stage is that the Section Editor assigns two Reviewers according to the field of nutrition study to review the manuscript using a double-blind review. Double-blind review is a method used during the review process where the identity of the Reviewer is kept secret from the author and vice versa. After that, the Reviewer sends the results of the review in the form of suggestions for improvement. The sixth stage is that the author must improve the manuscript according to the suggestions of the two Reviewers. The seventh stage is that the Editor in Chief determines whether the manuscript meets the requirements for publication or not based on the Reviewer's recommendations. The eighth stage is that the author carries out the proofreading process with an official proofreading provider. Next, the Editorial Team schedules the publication of the manuscript and provides a Letter of Acceptance (LoA) to the author. The ninth stage is when the Editorial Team carries out the copyediting and layout process for the manuscript to be published. The tenth stage is that the manuscript is published via the Amerta Nutrition website. We also accept unpublished Ph.D. work or pre-print content to be processed in Amerta Nutrition. Amerta Nutrition does not provide in the Press Stage.


Publication Frequency

Amerta Nutrition 4 times per year every March, June, September, and December


Open Access Policy

The journal allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allows readers to use them for any other lawful purpose. 

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

AMERTA NUTR by Unair is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.



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Amerta Nutrition

Amerta Nutrition (ISSN International Centre; p-ISSN:2580-1163; e-ISSN: 2580-9776) is a peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal published by Universitas Airlangga.  We provide a forum for original research, systematic reviews, and meta-analysis of nutrition and other health-related profession. Each volume of Amerta Nutrition is counted in each calendar year with four issues and is published every March, June, September, and December. Our journal has been indexed by DOAJ, Dimension, EBSCO, and many more. We welcome all articles from diverse sectors, such as registered dietitians (RD), nutritionists, public health workers, public health nutritionists, researchers, lecturers, students, and other health professionals emphasizing nutrition issues in Asia and emerging nations.


Supplementary Issue

We provide supplementary editions to develop our journal's quantity, quality, and readership. The supplement edition is additional issues provided by Amerta Nutrition to facilitate a special agenda or collaboration/partnership with any related activities with article publication as an outcome. This partnership should follow our journal’s rules regarding scopes, the peer review process, and article selection criteria, along with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Acceptance of the articles solely complies with the quality and decisional standard upheld by the Editors of Amerta Nutrition. The article review process in this special edition is the same as the regular issues. Editor in Chief, Section Editors, and Reviewers are using a regular submission process. Each supplementary edition has at least five articles.


Publications Ethics

Amerta Nutrition (pISSN 2580-1163, e-ISSN 2580-9776) is a double-blind peer-reviewed electronic journal, meaning both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewer and vice versa throughout the review process. This letter explains the ethical rules of conduct established by all parties involved in the publication of articles in this journal, including the authors, the Editor in Chief, the editorial board, the peer-reviewer, and the publisher, in this case, Universitas Airlangga. This statement is adopted under COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

The publication of an article using the peer-reviewed process in  Amerta Nutrition is very important to build nutritional science. This is a real reflection of the work or the research of the authors and institutions from which they came. The peer-reviewed article ensures the correct scientific method and maintains Amerta Nutrition's quality standards. Therefore, it is vital for all parties involved in the Amerta Nutrition publications to maintain ethical standards of good worth as writers, editors, peer reviewers, publishers, and society in general.
Universitas Airlangga as the publisher of Amerta Nutrition carries out its responsibility to maintain the quality standard of publishing an article in every publishing stage seriously, and we understand the responsibilities and ethics that must be maintained. We are committed to keeping the Amerta Nutrition sponsorship, printing, distribution, and commercialization having no impact or effect on editorial decisions on an article.


Publication Decisions
The Editor in Chief of Amerta Nutrition is responsible for determining the manuscripts that have been submitted to be peer-reviewed, and if the manuscript meets the editorial policies and journal's requirements, it will be published. Validation of research or literature review and the importance of the manuscript for scientific development, subsequent researchers, as well as readers of Amerta Nutrition, has always been a major consideration in decision making. Editors of Amerta Nutrition may refer to the Board of Editors' directives and always refer to the rules and regulations that exist in the Republic of Indonesia regarding copyright and plagiarism. The chairman of the board of editors may authorize other members of the editor for decision-making by observing the peer review results.

The editor will always uphold the sense of fairness and fairness at all times in evaluating the manuscript regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion and belief, ethics, citizenship, or political ideology of the author.

Editors and all editorial staff are not allowed to disclose information about manuscripts that have been signed by Amerta Nutrition to anyone other than to the corresponding author, editorial board, and publisher, if feasible.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 
Unpublished material from a manuscript that enters Amerta Nutrition is not allowed to be used by the editor as a form of his own research without written consent or written consent from the author.



Amerta Nutrition has 4 Section Editors named Managing Editors and is responsible for helping the Editor in Chief process new articles. These Section Editors are divided into four main scopes: 1) Public Health Nutrition and Food Safety Management guided by Mahmud Aditya Rifqi, S.Gz., M.Si, 2) Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics guided by Farapti, dr. M.Gizi. 3) Community Nutrition guided by Dr. Kadek Tresna Adhi, S.KM., M.Kes, and 4) Food and Nutrition guided by Dina Rahayuning Pangestuti, STP., M.Gizi.

In Amerta Nutrition, Section Editors assign two Reviewers according to the field of nutrition study to review the manuscript using a double-blind review.



Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions through the editorial communications with the author and may also assist the author in improving the paper.

The journal review uses a double-blind review. Both reviewers will review the same manuscript, and the decision will be announced after all the reviewers give the evaluation.

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

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
The author of an original research article must present the results openly and objectively and discuss the significance of the manuscript he made. The data underlying the writing of the manuscript must be accurately displayed therein. A manuscript must contain sufficiently detailed explanations for other researchers to replicate the research. Report fraud and consciously writing statements that are inconsistent with data are actually part of unethical and unacceptable scientific behavior.

Originality and Plagiarism
The author must ensure that the manuscripts made are original research results, and if the authors refer to or use the thoughts, data, or writings of others must be properly and properly cited. Each major author is required to sign a Statement of Originality on 6000 stamp duty (attached). Amerta Nutrition recommends using the paraphrasing of ideas or sentences from others with the corresponding citation with the guide for the author.

Dual Publication (Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication)
The author should not publish the same manuscript in more than one journal simultaneously. Such behaviors are included as unethical and unacceptable publications.

Acknowledgment of Sources
Appropriate source recognition should always be performed by the author in the use of the source of the article or reference used in the manuscript. The author should only mensitasi articles that are influential and relevant to the manuscript he wrote.

The author's principle in Amerta Nutrition follows the guidelines for authorship of ICMJE (The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors). Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the concept, design, implementation, or interpretation of written research. Anyone who contributes significantly can be written as a co-author. If one participates substantively but does not meet the requirements of the authorship in accordance with ICMJE, then it should be written in acknowledgment or as a contributor in acknowledgment. Corresponding authors should ensure that all co-authors have approved the final version of the manuscript entered into Amerta Nutrition.

The subject of Hazardous Materials, Humans or Animals (Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects)  
If the work involves chemicals, humans, animals, microbes, procedures, or equipment that have an unusual danger inherent in their use, the author must clearly write this in manuscripts.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest  
All authors should disclose in their text substantive financial conflicts or interests that may affect the outcome or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Work 
When the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in an article published at Amerta Nutrition [A1], it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the Amerta Nutrition editor or publisher and work with the editor to recall or improve the article. ________________________________________  [A1] Take note of Amerta Nutrition writing

Authors Fee

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article processing charge: IDR 3,000,000
If accepted for publication, authors are required to pay an Article processing charge to contribute to review costs, editing, and layout. However, there are no article submission charges.

Payment via Bank BNI No. Virtual Account: 9883030300000331. Name of Virtual Account: Pembayaran Article Publications Charge (APC) Jurnal FKM Unair

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.


Plagiarism Screening

The Editorial Team will check the submitted manuscript for plagiarism once before the review process using the Turnitin tool.

Amerta Nutrition does not accept plagiarism in any form. If a manuscript is detected as plagiarism, it will be immediately rejected by Amerta Nutrition.



Amerta Nutrition is indexed by :

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