Editorial Policies


Focus and Scope

 Indonesian Journal of Health Administration (IJHA) or Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI) aims to contribute to the health system strengthening in developing countries by connecting researchers and policymakers.  IJHA 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 the Indonesian Journal of Health Administration (IJHA) or Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI), the peer-review process is an essential part of the publication process, improving the manuscripts 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 are 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 rejected. The assessment of the manuscript's 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 in health administration studies (at least two 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 revisions requested by the reviewers and editorial board will be sent to the authors and should be uploaded in due time. The editor-in-chief will make the final decision based on the recommendation of the section editors and reviewers. The duration of the manuscript acceptance process will depend on the duration of the reviewers’ responses and authors’ responses. Further explanation of the editorial process can be seen in the previous section.


Publication Frequency

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


Open Access Policy

Indonesian Journal of Health Administration (IJHA) or Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI) provides immediate open access to its content by making research freely available to the public. It 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.

IJHA is one of 246 journals from Indonesia listed in SHERPA/ROMEO, an online resource that aggregates and presents publisher and journal open-access policies worldwide. Every registered publisher or journal held in Romeo is carefully reviewed and analyzed by a specialist team that provides summaries of self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights given to authors on a journal-by-journal basis.



This journal utilizes the CLOCKSS systems 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. 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 preprint and an author’s accepted manuscript version of their article.

  1. A preprint is the author’s version of the article before peer-review has taken place (“Preprint”). Prior to acceptance for publication, author(s) retain the right to make a Preprint of their Article available on any of the following: their own personal, self-maintained website; a legally compliant preprint server such as but not limited to arXiv and bioRxiv. Once the article has been published, the author(s) should update the acknowledgment and provide a link to the definitive version on the publisher’s website: “This is a preprint of an article published in [insert journal title]. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/[insert DOI]”.
  2. An Author’s Accepted Manuscript (AAM) is the version accepted for publication in a journal following peer review but prior to copyediting and typesetting that 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 acknowledgment 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-copy edit version of an article published in [insert journal title]. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/[insert DOI]”.

Preprint Sharing 

Indonesian Journal of Health Administration/Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia 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 the peer-review process. Posting of preprints is not considered prior publication and will not jeopardize consideration at the Indonesian Journal of Health Administration/Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia. Manuscripts posted on preprint servers will not be taken into account when determining the advance provided by a study under consideration at the Indonesian Journal of Health Administration/Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia.

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 the Indonesian Journal of Health Administration/Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia. Once the preprint is published, it is the 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 the article on the journal website.

Preprints may be cited in the reference list of articles under consideration at the Indonesian Journal of Health Administration/Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia, 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 an explanation or clarification of the work or information about its context. In these circumstances, media coverage will not hinder the editorial handling of the submission. However, researchers should be aware 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 has not yet undergone peer review, that the findings are provisional, and that the conclusions may change.


Article Processing Charges

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


Plagiarism Screening

This journal’s policy uses 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 screening 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

Indonesian Journal of Health Administration (IJHA) or Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI) by the 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. The Creative Commons Attribution will govern the license Use of articles - ShareAlike license as currently displayed on Creative Commons Attribution - ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA)
  1. Author(s)’ Warranties The author warrants that the article is original, written by the 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).
  1. User Rights Indonesian Journal of Health Administration (IJHA) disseminates articles published as accessible as possible. Under the Creative Commons license, the Indonesian Journal of Health Administration (IJHA) permits users to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work. Users will also need to attribute authors and the Indonesian Journal of Health Administration (IJHA) to distribute works in the journal and other media of publication.
  2. Rights of Authors retain all their 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.
  3. Co-Authorship If the article was jointly prepared by more than one author, any author 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 their behalf and agrees to inform his/her co-authors of the terms of this policy.

The Indonesian Journal of Health Administration (IJHA) will not be held liable for anything that may arise due to the author(s) internal dispute. The Indonesian Journal of Health Administration (IJHA)  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 reference management is a must in submitting your article to IJHA. When using Mendeley or Zotero as a reference manager, ensure you have Harvard Reference format 1 (author-date) as the correct reference style for IJHA.


Copy Editing and Proofreading

Our copyeditor will check each article's spelling and formal style before authors receive an acceptance notification. Only articles that follow IJHA's certain standards concerning the presentation of the content will pass our copy editing 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 your 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, IJHA provides a proofreading service at an additional cost. Using an editing service is not a requirement or a guarantee of acceptance for publication

Revenue Stream

The Indonesian Journal of Health Administration (IJHA) funds the article publications from two models; institution fund support 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 health administration, and it does not influence editorial decision-making.

Competing Interest

Competing interest is anything that interferes with, or could reasonably be perceived as interfering with, the complete 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 relation 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 have compromised the objectivity or validity of the research, analyses, or interpretations presented in the paper. Concerning commissioned or other non-research articles, editors do not commission or publish any such article that 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 the competing interest statement is based on the 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 submissions, 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 articles 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), maybe “Withdrawn” from Indonesian Journal of Health Administration/Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia. Withdrawn means that the article content (HTML and PDF) is removed and replaced with an HTML page and PDF simply stating that the article has been withdrawn according to Indonesian Journal of Health Administration/Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia on Article in Press Withdrawal with a link to the current policy document.

Article Retraction

Infringements of professional, ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or the like, may result in article retraction. 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 have been developed by several libraries and scholarly bodies, and this best practice is adopted for article retraction by the Indonesian Journal of Health Administration/Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia:

  • 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 then 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, removing an article from the online database may be necessary. This will only occur where the article is defamatory or infringes others’ legal rights, or where the article is, or we have good reason to expect it will be, the subject of a court order, or where the article if acted upon, might pose a severe health risk. In these circumstances, IJHA will retain the metadata (Title and Authors), and 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 severe 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 the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Complaint Procedures

This procedure applies to complaints about the policies, procedures, or actions of the Indonesian Journal of Health Administration/Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia editorial staff. 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 the IJHA 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, the complaint should be made to the person with whom the complainant is in regular contact for the matter being complained about. If, for any reason, it is not appropriate or possible to complain to the contact person, please email to: jaki@fkm.unair.ac.id to send complaints.
  2. Whenever possible, the complaint should be made to the person with whom the complainant made regular contact. If that person cannot deal with the complaint, he or she will refer it to the Editor-in-Chief.
  3. Complaints about editorial matters 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 the Indonesian Journal of Health Administration or Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia goes through several stages. First, we will receive your initial manuscript and pass it to the first editorial screening. The first editorial process considers several aspects, e.g. aims and scope of the manuscripts in line with IJHA’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 with minor revisions will have a 2-week revision deadline. Those with major revisions will need a 1-month revision and have to resubmit the revised manuscript. It is possible that manuscripts submitted have no revision and can be published at one time. The manuscripts will undergo proofreading and the Turnitin process before and after review. In the review process, it takes 1-4 weeks to complete. Afterward, the authors must revise it according to the reviewers' suggestions. 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.