Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health Research (JCMPHR) publishes articles in the field of community medicine and public health focusing on family health care, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health administration, management of health, national health problems, social medicine, nutrition and enviromental and occupational health, as well as a variety of other fields related to those disciplines. The types of the articles published in this journal are original research, case reports and review articles.

Section Policies

Original Research

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Case Reports

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Review Articles

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Peer Review Process

This journal uses double-blind peer review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from each other throughout the review process. Authors need to make sure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give their identity by submiting title page separately from the manucript body. The article review process is reviewed by 2 reviewers, usually taking an average of 10 - 12 weeks. This review period depends on the editors and reviewers duration in reviewing the manuscript.

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1. Initial Editorial Assessment:
    - The editorial team evaluates whether the paper aligns with the journal's scope, guidelines, and        language standards.
    - A quick decision is made to either send the paper for peer review or reject it.
    - Authors may receive feedback for revisions to assist in the decision-making process.

2. Review Process:
      - Papers that pass the initial assessment are reviewed by at least two experts.
      - Double-blind review ensures impartiality, where the identities of authors and reviewers are concealed.
       - Reviewers are expected to complete their assessments within three weeks per reviewing round.

3. Decision-Making Process:
     - The final decision to accept a paper for publication relies on reviewers' recommendations.
     - Typically, two acceptance recommendations are required.
     - If there are differing opinions, a third reviewer's input may be sought.
     - The editor-in-chief, along with the editorial team or advisory board, makes the ultimate decision based on reviewer feedback.

Publication Frequency

JCMPHR will be published two times a year in June and December.

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.

Creative Commons License
This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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.


Publication Ethics

 Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health Research (JCMPHR) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya.  Articles in this journal are about community medicine and public health focusing on family health care, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health administration, management of health, national health problems, social medicine, nutrition and enviromental and occupational health, as well as a variety of other fields related to those disciplines. The types of the articles published in this journal are original research, case reports and review articles.

Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, as publisher of the Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health Research (JCMPHR), takes its duties of guardianship of all stages of the publishing process extremely seriously and recognizes its ethical and other responsibilities. The university is, therefore, committed to ensuring that advertising, re-printing or other forms of commercial revenue exert no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, thFaculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga and the Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this proves useful and necessary. This statement is adopted under Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), and the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC)

Duties of Authors

1. Reporting standards

Authors of reports on original research should present an accurate account of the investigative work undertaken and an objective discussion of its significance. Supporting data is to be presented accurately within the paper which should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the research. Review articles should be accurate, objective, and comprehensive. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. The author(s) must state any funding sources (if applicable), conflict of interests, and submit, along with the manuscript, the ethical clearance for original research report, or signed informed consent for study participation and publication from the patient(s) and/or the legal guardian(s) for the case study articles.


2. Data Access and Retention

Authors are requested to submit raw data relating to a paper for editorial review. They should be prepared, if practicable, to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases) and to retain such data for a reasonable period following publication.

3. Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that the work produced is entirely original, with any references and/or quotations being appropriately cited or re-produced.

4. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Authors should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research contained in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is considered unacceptable.

5. Acknowledgement of Sources

Full and appropriate acknowledgment of others’ work must be provided in all cases. Authors should cite publications influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

6. Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those individuals making a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. All such collaborators should be listed as co-authors. Where others have participated to certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all relevant (and only relevant) co-authors are acknowledged within the paper, their having seen and approved the final version and having agreed to its submission for publication.

7. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves the use of chemicals, human beings, animals, microbes, procedures or equipment with any unusual inherent hazards, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

8. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose within their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed as influencing the results or interpretation of their reported research. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

9. Fundamental errors in published work

In cases of an author discovering significant error or inaccuracy in his/her published work, it is his/her obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate in the correction or retraction of the paper.


Duties for Editor

1. Publication decisions

The editor of the Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health Research (JCMPHR) is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted for consideration should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers will, invariably, drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the journal's editorial board policies and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in arriving at such decisions.

2. Fair play

The editor of theJournal of Community Medicine and Public Health Research (JCMPHR)evaluates manuscripts consistently for their intellectual content without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

3. Confidentiality

The editor and editorial staff must not disclose information relating to a submitted manuscript to any individuals other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers or the publisher, as appropriate.

4. Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

5. Review of Manuscripts

The editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. Editors should critically assess the ethical conduct of studies in humans and animals. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer-reviewed. Editors should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.


Duties of Reviewers

1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions, while editorial communications with the author may also assist him/her in improving the paper.

2. Promptness

The reviewers should respond in a reasonable time frame. Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should immediately notify the editors and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.

3. Confidentiality

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.

4. Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of fellow authors is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

5. Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work not cited by the authors. Any assertion that an observation, derivation or argument has been previously reported should be accompanied by a relevant citation. Reviewers should also draw to the editor's attention any substantial similarity between or overlap with the manuscript under consideration and other published papers of which they have first-hand knowledge.

6. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

The confidentiality of privileged information or concepts encountered as a result of a peer review must be respected and not exploited for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts with 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 said documents.


Plagiarism Screening

This journal can not accept any plagiarism in any manuscripts or it will be rejected immediately. This journal uses Turnitin to detect plagiarism. The manuscript is passed if the similarity is less than 20%. Any manuscript that does not meet this requirement at the first screening should be revised by its authors before being re-submitted accordingly.

Article processing charge (APC)

Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health Research (JCMPHR) does not apply article processing charge (APC) for submission, peer-reviewing, editing, and publishing the manuscript.