Editorial Policies



The aim of Jurnal Farmasi Komunitas (JFK) is to publish exciting, empirical research, recent science development, and high-quality science that addresses fundamental questions in pharmacy practice. JFK publishes articles in pharmacy practice area including:

1. Clinical and Community Pharmacy
2. Public Health
3. Psychology
4. Medicine, and other health related topics.




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Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts on Jurnal Farmasi Komunitas (JFK) will go through the administration review and editor review stages before it will be sent to the reviewers.

Editor Review Stage

At the editor review stage, checks will be made whether the submitted manuscripts are in accordance with the scientific scope and standards applicable to JFK. If the manuscripts do not meet the requirements, then the manuscripts will be rejected.

Administrative Check

At the administrative review stage, checks will be made whether the submitted manuscripts comply with the rules that apply to the JFK author guidelines and templates. The complete files or supporting files for submission are also checked at this stage. Then, the manuscripts will be checked in Turnitin application, if the results of plagiarism are not more than 20% then the manuscripts will enter the editor review stage. However, if the results of plagiarism are more than 20%, then the manuscript will be returned to the author(s) for correction.

Peer Review

If the manuscripts meet the requirements at the editorial review stage and administrative check, the manuscripts will be sent to the reviewers. The manuscripts will be reviewed by two (2) reviewers through a double-blind peer review, which means that both reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers and vice versa, throughout the review process.  The final decision on the acceptability, or otherwise, of manuscripts will be taken by the editor-in-chief based on reviewers' comments presented during an editorial board meeting. The review process on JFK takes 2-3 weeks, with additional 1 week if needed. The recommendation that could be made by a reviewer are:

(1) Accepted

(2) Accepted with minor revision

(3) Accepted with major revision(4) Rejected

Revision Stage

If the two reviewers have finished the review process, and the results of the review was option 2 or 3, this suggestion and correction will be sent to the author(s) for correction. The editor will also add comments or recommendations for improvement if needed. The time allocated for revision is 2-4 weeks.

Final Decision

Then, editorial board will make a decision whether the manuscript can be published in its original form (if the review result was option 1) or after revision (if the review result was option 2 or 3), or reject the manuscript if the review result was rejected.

So the length of time between the article submission and publication is 24 weeks.



JFK published twice a year; in May and November.



Starting from Volume 10 Number 2 (2023), Jurnal Farmasi Komunitas (JFK) provides immediate open access to its content by making researches freely available for public and supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. 

This journal is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative.

 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-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.



Jurnal Farmasi Komunitas (JFK) is strongly committed to upholding the ethical standards of publications and taking all actions for any authors who commit publication malpractice. All authors who submit their work to JFK journals for publication as original articles prove that the submitted works represent the contributions of their authors and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. In the same manner the journal is committed to objective and fair-double blind peer-review of the submitted for publication works and to preventing any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material. Any departures from the above-defined rules should be reported directly to the Editors-in-Chief who are unequivocally committed to providing swift resolutions to any of such type of problems. All submitted works will be checked by anti-plagiarism software. Plagiarism detected will be banned for further publication procedures. Authors who have committed to plagiarizing and violating other ethnic publications will be banned from publishing in JFK. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition Faculty of Pharmacy of Universitas Airlangga and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary. 


  • Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.

  • Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

  • Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

  • Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g. guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

  • Acknowledgment of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

  • Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors ( so its mean that manuscript at least have author and co-author). Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

  • Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.


Publication decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed Jurnal Farmasi Komunitas (JFK) is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


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

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. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other members of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations

An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.


Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication and lies at the heart of the scientific method.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that 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

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

Review Process
Every manuscript submitted to Jurnal Farmasi Komunitas (JFK) is independently reviewed by at least two reviewers in the form of "double-blind review". The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendations. In certain cases, the editor may submit an article for review to another, the third reviewer before making a decision, if necessary.



Editorial Manager: Gesnita Nugraheni

Fakultas Farmasi Universitas Airlangga
Jl. Dr. Ir. H. Soekarno, Mulyorejo, Kota Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia 60115
Telp. 031-5933150 Fax. 031-5932549
Email: editorjfk@ff.unair.ac.id



Every article submitted and published in Jurnal Farmasi Komunitas (JFK) will NOT be charged for any fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)



Plagiarism is the act of when one author uses another work/author (copying someone’s prior ideas, processes, results or words) without permission, credit, or acknowledgment. Jurnal Farmasi Komunitas (JFK) is strictly against any unethical act of copying or plagiarism in any form. Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works. JFK considers plagiarism as a serious offense and will return manuscript to authors who knowingly cite or use material from other published works without proper acknowledgment. Every manuscript that is also submitted to this journal will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin Program before published by JFK Editor. If plagiarism detected more than 20%, the article may be rejected or we will alert to the author(s) and will ask them to rewrite the content or to cite the references from where the content has been taken.

If plagiarism is detected after publication, the Journals will conduct an investigation. If plagiarism is found, the competent authority of JFK Journal will contact the author's institute and funding agencies. The paper containing the plagiarism will be marked on each page of the PDF. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.