Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI) or Indonesian Journal of Health Administration (IJHA) aims to contribute to health system  strengthening in developing countries by connecting reasearchers and policy makers.  JAKI received original manuscripts from both research and literature reviews in the field of health administration. The scope of the health administration field includes:

  • Healthcare management
  • Healthcare organization
  • Healthcare leadership
  • Health policy


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

In Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI) or Indonesian Journal of Health Administration, the peer-review process is an essential part of the publication process, which improves the manuscripts that our journals publish. Not only does peer review provide an independent assessment of the importance and technical accuracy of the results described, but the feedback from referees conveyed to authors with the editors' advice frequently results in manuscripts being refined so that their structure and logic is more readily apparent to readers.

Manuscripts submitted to the Journal will undergo an initial review by our editorial board within 1-2 weeks to decide whether the manuscripts are eligible for review or are rejected. The assessment of the manuscript eligibility is based on its scope, novelty, and writing quality. All manuscripts passing the initial screening will be reviewed by peer reviewers selected by our section editors according to their expertise of health administration studies (at least 2 people) with a double-blind review policy. Using the double-blind review policy, all names of authors and reviewers will be hidden throughout the review process. Authors and reviewers will not identify each other in the review process.

The review process will take at least 15 days to complete for the first round. The review process can pass more than one review round if necessary. All revision requested by the reviewers and editorial board will be sent to the authors and should be uploaded in due time. The final decision will be taken by the editor-in-chief based on the recommendation of the section editors and reviewers. The duration of manuscript acceptance process will depend on the duration of reviewers' response and authors' response. Further explanation of the editorial process can be seen in the previous section. 


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI) or Indonesian Journal of Health Administration (IJHA) is published twice every year in June and December.


Open Access Policy

Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI) or Indonesian Journal of Health Administration (IJHA) provides immediate open access to its content by making research freely available for public and supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles.

JAKI is one of 246 journals from Indonesia which listed in SHERPA/ROMEO, an online resource that aggregates and presents publisher and journal open access policies from around the world. Every registered publisher or journal held in Romeo is carefully reviewed and analysed by specialist team who provide summaries of self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights given to authors on a journal-by-journal basis where possible.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More... Just in case the Journal website cannot be accessed, all articles published have alternatively been archived on http://repository.unair.ac.id/view/divisions/JAKI/ 


By submitting articles/ article manuscripts, the author agrees to copyright notice policy, such as self-archiving:

Author(s) are permitted to self-archive a pre-print and an author’s accepted manuscript version of their Article.

a. A pre-print is the author’s version of the Article before peer-review has taken place ("Pre-Print”). Prior to acceptance for publication, Author(s) retain the right to make a Pre-Print of their Article available on any of the following: their own personal, self- maintained website; a legally compliant pre-print server such as but not limited to arXiv and bioRxiv. Once the Article has been published, the Author(s) should update the acnoledgement and provide a link to the definitive version on the publisher’s website: “This is a pre-print of an article published in [insert journal title]. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/[insert DOI]”.

b. An Author’s Accepted Manuscript (AAM) is the version accepted for publication in a journal following peer review but prior to copyediting and typesetting dat can be made available under the following conditions:

(i) Author(s) retain the right to make an AAM of their Article available on their own personal, self- maintained website immediately on acceptance,

An acknowledgement in the following form should be included, together with a link to the published version on the publisher’s website: “This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in [insert journal title]. The final autanticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/[insert DOI]”.

Preprint sharing

Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia/Indonesian Journal of Health Administration encourages posting of preprints of primary research manuscripts on preprint servers, authors’ or institutional websites, and open communications between researchers whether on community preprint servers or preprint commenting platforms. Preprints are defined as an author’s version of a research manuscript prior to formal peer review at a journal, which is deposited on a public server; preprints may be posted at any time during teh peer review process. Posting of preprints is not considered prior publication and will not jeopardize consideration at Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia/Indonesian Journal of Health Administration. Manuscripts posted on preprint servers will not be taken into account when determining the advance provided by a study under consideration at Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia/Indonesian Journal of Health Administration.

Our policy on posting, licensing, citation of preprints and communications with the media about preprints of primary research manuscripts is summarized below.

Authors should disclose details of preprint posting, including DOI and licensing terms, upon submission of the manuscript or at any other point during consideration at Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia/Indonesian Journal of Health Administration. Once the preprint is published, it is teh author’s responsibility to ensure that the preprint record is updated with a publication reference, including the DOI and a URL link to the published version of teh article on the journal website.

Preprints may be cited in the reference list of articles under consideration at Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia/Indonesian Journal of Health Administration as shown below:

Zein, R. A., Putri, N. K. and Ridlo, I. A. (2019) Do Justice and Trust Affect Acceptability of Indonesian 
Social Health Insurance Policy? A cross-sectional survey of laypeople and health care workers.
INA-Rxiv. doi: 10.31227/osf.io/fvtjg.

 Authors posting preprints are asked to respect our policy on communications with the media. Researchers may respond to requests from the media in response to a preprint or conference presentation by providing explanation or clarification of the work, or information about its context. In these circumstances, media coverage will not hinder editorial handling of the submission. Researchers should be aware however that such coverage may reduce or pre-empt coverage by other media at the time of publication. We also advise that researchers should make it clear that the paper hasnot yet undergone peer review, that the findings are provisional and that the conclusions may change.


Article Processing Charges

Our goal is to communicate health system research to all policymakers and academicians effectively. We also commit to share knowledge by publishing in open access journals that accessible for authors worldwide. We do not charge any submission fee and article processing charge for all articles published in our journal.


Plagiarism Screening

It is the policy of this journal to use automated software, like TURNITIN to check for plagiarism in all submitted manuscripts. The results of this automated detection are forwarded to the Section Editor, and will serve as the preliminary check for plagiarism. Plagiarism may also be identified during the review process by the technical reviewers assigned to the manuscript. Final plagiarism will be done after the author finalizes their reviewed manuscript.

When plagiarism is identified, the Section Editor responsible for the review of the manuscript and the Editor-in-Chief will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the manuscript in agreement with the following guidelines. The Editor-in-Chief shall have the authority to deviate from these guidelines on a case by case basis.


Copyright Notice

Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI) or Indonesian Journal of Health Administration (IJHA) by Department of Health Policy and Administration is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://e-journal.unair.ac.id/index.php/JAKI/. By submitting articles/ article manuscripts, the author agrees to this policy.

1. License Use of articles will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution - ShareAlike license as currently displayed on Creative Commons Attribution - ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA)

2. Author(s)' Warranties The author warrants that the article is original, written by stated author(s), has not been published before, contains no unlawful statements, does not infringe the rights of others, is subject to copyright that is vested exclusively in the author and free of any third party rights, and that any necessary written permissions to quote from other sources have been obtained by the author(s).

3. User Rights Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI) disseminate articles published are as free as possible. Under the Creative Commons license, Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI) permits users to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work. Users will also need to attribute authors and Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI) on distributing works in the journal and other media of publications.

4. Rights of Authors Authors retain all there rights to the published works, such as (but not limited to) the following rights;
a. Copyright and other proprietary rights relating to the article, such as patent rights,
b. The right to use the substance of the article in own future works, including lectures and books,
c. The right to reproduce the article for own purposes,
d. The right to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the article's published version (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.

5. Co-Authorship If the article was jointly prepared by more than one author, any authors submitting the manuscript warrants that he/she has been authorized by all co-authors to be agreed on this copyright and license notice (agreement) on there behalf, and agrees to inform his/her co-authors of the terms of this policy.

Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI) will not be held liable for anything that may arise due to the author(s) internal dispute. Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI) will only communicate with the corresponding author.


Reference Management

Effectively managing a growing library of information is an important aspect of staying on top of your field. The application of Mendeley software or Zotero as the reference management is a must in submitting your article to JAKI. When using Mendeley as a reference manager, make sure you have Harvard Reference format 1 (author-date) as the correct reference style for JAKI.


Copy Editing and Proofreading

Our copyeditor will check spelling and formal style of each article before authors receive acceptance notification. Only articles that follow our certain standards with regard to the presentation of the content will pass our copyediting process. For example, our copyeditor will check the reference style and correct them if necessary. Any discrepancies between the list and the citation in the text will be pointed out to the authors later in the proofread results.

If English is not your native language, please have your manuscript edited by a native speaker or use a professional language editing service, where editors will improve English writing style to ensure that your meaning is clear and identifies problems in your articles. To help you cope with these problems in your articles, JAKI provides a proofreading service at additional cost. Using an editing service is not a requirement or a guarantee of acceptance for publication.


Revenue Stream

Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia funds the article publications from two models; institution fund support from and advertisements. Advertisements can be conferences, workshops, and other related academic activities which support research and learning. The funding obtained from these streams is allocated to develop the journal's quality for disseminating more research in the scope of health administration.


Competing Interest

Competing interest is anything that interferes with, or could reasonably be perceived as interfering with, the full and objective presentation, peer review, editorial decision making, or publication of research or non-research articles submitted to one of the journals. Competing interests can be financial or non-financial, professional, or personal. Competing interests can arise in relationship to an organization or another person.

The editors may decide not to publish a paper if they believe the competing interests declared by the authors or funders are such that they may has compromised the objectivity or validity of the research, analyses, or interpretations presented in the paper. With respect to commissioned or other non-research articles, editors do not commission or publish any such article, which comments on or reviews research findings or other topics, if they are aware of a competing interest that in their judgment could introduce bias or the reasonable perception of bias.

The form of competeng interest statement is based on International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Please download the form here to check the competing interest status.


Retraction Policy

Article withdrawal

Only used for Articles in Press which represent early versions of articles and sometimes contain errors, or may have been accidentally submitted twice. Occasionally, but less frequently, the articles may represent infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like. Articles in Press (articles that have been accepted for publication but which have not been formally published and will not yet have the complete volume/issue/page information) that include errors, or are discovered to be accidental duplicates of other published article(s), or are determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors (such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like), may be “Withdrawn” from Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia/Indonesian Journal of Health Administrasion. Withdrawn means that the article content (HTML and PDF) is removed and replaced with a HTML page and PDF simply stating that the article has been withdrawn according to Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia/Indonesian Journal of Health Administrasion on Article in Press Withdrawal with a link to the current policy document.

Article retraction

Infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like. Occasionally a retraction will be used to correct errors in submission or publication.The retraction of an article by its authors or the editor under the advice of members of the scholarly community has long been an occasional feature of the learned world. Standards for dealing with retractions has been developed by a number of library and scholarly bodies, and this best practice is adopted for article retraction by Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia/Indonesian Journal of Health Administrasion:

  • A retraction note titled “Retraction: [article title]” signed by the authors and/or the editor is published in the paginated part of a subsequent issue of the journal and listed in the contents list.
  • In the electronic version, a link is made to the original article.
  • The online article is preceded by a screen containing the retraction note. It is to this screen that the link resolves; the reader can tan proceed to the article itself.
  • The original article is retained unchanged save for a watermark on the .pdf indicating on each page that it is “retracted.”
  • The HTML version of the document is removed.

Article removal: legal limitations

In an extremely limited number of cases, it may be necessary to remove an article from the online database. This will only occur where the article is clearly defamatory, or infringes others’ legal rights, or where the article is, or we has good reason to expect it will be, the subject of a court order, or where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk. In these circumstances, while the metadata (Title and Authors) will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating the article has been removed for legal reasons.

Article replacement

In cases where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk, the authors of the original article may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected version. In these circumstances, the procedures for retraction will be followed with the difference that the database retraction notice will publish a link to the corrected re-published article and a history of the document.

Further policy on Scientific Misconduct, Expressions of Concern, and Retraction refers to International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).


Complaint Procedures

This procedure applies to complaints about the policies, procedures, or actions of the Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI)/Indonesian Journal of Health Administration editorial staffs. We welcome complaints as they provide an opportunity and a spur for improvement, and we aim to respond quickly, courteously, and constructively. The complaint must be about something that is within the responsibility of JAKI editorial board – i.e. content or process. The procedure outlined below aims to be fair to those making complaints and those complained about.

  1. Complaints may be made by phone, email, or letter, ideally to the person the complaint is already in contact with over the matter being complained about. If that is not appropriate, please email: jaki@fkm.unair.ac.id
  2. Whenever possible complaints will be dealt with by the person to whom they are made. If that person cannot deal with the complaint he or she will refer it to the Editor-in-Chief
  3. Complaints about editorial matters that are sent to the Editor-In-Chief.
  4. All complaints will be acknowledged (immediately on the phone, within seven working days if by email or post)
  5. If possible a definitive response will be made within two weeks. If this is not possible an interim response will be given within two weeks. Interim responses will be provided until the complaint is finally resolved.
  6. If the complaint remains unhappy, complaints should be escalated to the editor, whose decision is final
  7. If the complaint has exhausted the internal processes and is still unhappy he or she can complain to the following body:

The Committee on Publication Ethics COPE publishes a code of practice for editors of scientific, technical, and medical journals https://publicationethics.org/appeals. It will consider complaints against editors but only once a journal’s own complaints procedures have been exhausted.


Editorial Process

The editorial flow in Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia or Indonesian Journal of Health Administration goes under several stages. First, we will receive your initial manuscript and pass it to the first editorial screening. The first editorial process takes several aspects into considerations, e.g aims and scope of the manuscripts in line with JAKI's, novelty of the manuscripts, ethics for the manuscript submitted, clear writing organization, and matching with the journal guidelines. The editorial screening will determine whether the manuscript will be reviewed or rejected. Before the editorial board allows this manuscript to be under the review process, manuscripts which have minor revisions will have 2-week revision deadline. Those with major revisions will need 1-month revision and have to resubmit the revised manuscript. It is possible that manuscripts submitted have no revision at all and can be published at one time. The manuscripts will undergo  proofreading and turnitin process before and after review. In the review process, it takes 1-4 weeks to complete. Afterwards, the authors need to revise it according to the reviewers' suggestion. At the final stage, our section editor will recommend whether the manuscript is eligible for publication, and the final decision belongs to the editor-in-chief.