Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JPH RECODE is a scientific journal which published original articles of public health. The editors welcome scientifict articles relevant to national and international public health issues. The journall welcomes submissions from around the world as well as from Indonesia. This journal is published twice a year. Focus and Scope of JPH RECODE:

  1. Epidemiology
  2. Health Education and Promotion
  3. Environmental Health
  4. Occupational Health and Safety
  5. Health Administration and Policy
  6. Biostatistics
  7. Sexual and Reproductive Health
  8. Hospital Management
  9. Nutrition Science
  10. Health Information System
  11. Health Care Science And Services

Morever author can submit articles on any issue relating to public health with editor consideration



Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts received by JPH RECODE will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers via Open Journal System (OJS) based on the originality, contribution to the field of the scientific area, coherence of the analysis, grammar, and style. This journal uses the framework of Double-Blind Peer Review Process policy, which means that both the 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 board of editors based on reviewers' comments presented during an editorial board meeting. Scanning for instances of plagiarism present in manuscripts will be conducted by means of Turnitin software. In each manuscript, peer reviewers will be rated from the substantial and technical aspects. Peer reviewers that collaborate with JPH RECODE are the experts in public health at the national and international levels and are experienced in prestigious journal management and publication system.

The editor or editorial board considers the feedback provided by the peer reviewers and arrives at a decision. The following are the most common decisions:

  • accept without any changes (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper in its original form
  • accept with minor revisions (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper and asks the author to make small corrections
  • accept after major revisions (conditional acceptance ): the journal will publish the paper provided the authors make the changes suggested by the reviewers and/or editors
  • revise and resubmit (conditional rejection): the journal is willing to reconsider the paper in another round of decision making after the authors make major changes
  • reject the paper (outright rejection): the journal will not publish the paper or reconsider it even if the authors make major revisions

The reviewer’s decision will be considered by the Board of Editors to determine the ensuing process of the manuscript.

  • Revision Stage. Once the manuscript has been received with notations of minor or major revisions, it will be returned to the author with a review summary form. Authors are allotted 3-6 weeks to revise.  
  • Final decision. At this stage, the manuscript will be re-evaluated by the Editors to ensure that the author has revised in response to the reviewers’ concerns. In this final decision, the manuscript may still be rejected if the author did not seriously conduct the revisions necessary.
  • Proofread. Once the manuscript has been deemed acceptable by the Editors, it will undergo a proofreading process to maintain linguistic quality.
  • Publication confirmation. At this stage, the final layout of the manuscript will be resent to the author to ensure that the content is in accordance with the author’s writing. At this stage, the author may revise any typographical error found in the final manuscript. Once confirmation from the author is given, the Editor will process the manuscript for online publication on the website as well as print publication. The author(s) will receive the final version of the manuscript as a PDF file. PROOF of all manuscripts will be provided to the corresponding author. The PROOF should be read carefully, checked against the typed manuscript, and the corrections may be returned within 7 days. 
  • Rejection confirmation. If manuscript is rejected, the author will be notified by Chief Editor with a statement of reasons for rejection. The author may appeal to Chief Editor if he or she believes an unfair judgement has been made which encloses the author’s reasons. Chief Editor will review and discuss the reasons with Section Editors responsible for the manuscript, and later decide whether to accept or deny the appeal.
  • Copyright of manuscripts. Authors submitting manuscripts should understand and agree that copyright of manuscripts of the article shall be assigned/transferred to by JPH RECODE Journal. The statement to release the copyright to JPH RECODE Journal is stated in author's declaration Form. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA) where Authors and Readers can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, but they must give appropriate credit (cite to the article or content), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

All reviewing process are in double blind peer review and managed by editor in the Open Journal System (OJS).



Publication Frequency

JPH RECODE is a Journal published online twice a year in October and March.


Open Access Policy

JPH RECODE is a peer reviewed journal with open access. The article processing or delivery of the manuscript submitted to the manager editor through an online system or by using the OJS Open Access publishing model.

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. All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.  




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.


Article Processing Charges

Manuscripts are submitted to JPH RECODE will not have Article Processing Charges.

Article Submission charges Free

Article Processing charges Free




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. The JPH RECODE is strictly against any unethical act of copying or plagiarism in any form. Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works. JPH RECODE considers plagiarism as a serious offense and will blacklist authors who knowingly cite or use material from other published works without proper acknowledgment. Authors are recommended to use plagiarism checking program to check the similarity from prior publication before undergoing the review processes or before published. Every manuscript that is also submitted to this journal will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin Program  before submission or published by JPH RECODE Editor.

The following types of plagiarism are considered by JPH RECODE :
1. Full Plagiarism: Previously published content without any changes to the text, idea and grammar is considered as full plagiarism. It involves presenting exact text from a source as one’s own.
2. Partial Plagiarism: If content is a mixture from multiple different sources, where the author has extensively rephrased text, then it is known as partial plagiarism.
3. Self-Plagiarism: When an author reuses complete or portions of their pre-published research, then it is known as self-plagiarism. Complete self-plagiarism is a case when an author republishes their own previously published work in a new journal.

If plagiarism is detected by the editorial board member, reviewer, editor etc., in any stage of article process- before or after acceptance, during editing or at a page proof stage. We will alert the same 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 more than 20% of the paper is plagiarized- the article may be rejected and the same is notified to the author.

If plagiarism is detected after publication, the Journals will conduct an investigation. If plagiarism is found, the competent authority of the JPH RECODE 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.



Publication Ethics

JPH RECODE thrives to meet the standard quality of publication ethics for editors, authors, and reviewers.  JPH RECODE follows the ethics guideline issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (Commission of Publication Ethics (COPE) for requirement for authorship, contributorship and processes for managing potential disputes.  

Publication decisions in JPH RECODE is made by editors based on scientific merit of the manuscripts after peer-review process.  JPH RECODE ensures that publication decisions are not influenced or impacted by any commercial revenue, advertising, or reprints.  The followings are duties of editors, reviewers and authors to ensure ethical publication at JPH RECODE.

For Editors

  1. Editors should act responsibly and ethically in each stage of publication process.
  2. Editors and all staffs should keep each submitted manuscript confidential.
  3. Editors should help authors to follow the Guidelines for Authors.
  4. Editors need to ensure blinded review process and should ensure that no information of the authors is sent to the reviewer.
  5. Editors should respect reasonable and practical requests from authors to exclude an individual as a reviewer of the submitted manuscript.
  6. Editors are required to objectively assess each manuscript for publication, based on its quality and not on the gender, seniority, religion, ethnicity, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or institutional affiliation of the authors.
  7. Editors can discuss with reviewers or other editors to make the final decision on the manuscript.
  8. Editors’ decision should be clearly informed to authors along with reviewers’ comments.
  9. Suspected misconduct and disputes shall be solved using COPE guideline.
  10. Editors must report potential conflicts of interest that occur when reviewing articles.
  11. We follow the guidelines suggested by COPE.

For Reviewers

  1. Reviewers need to keep the manuscript confidential. A reviewer should notify the editor if a reviewer’s assistant needs to access the manuscript or a reviewer needs to transfer the manuscript to someone else. The editor will decide on approval of such access and transfer.
  2. Reviewers need to make assessment on ethical conduct and possible research and publication misconduct in each manuscript.
  3. In reviewing the manuscript, reviewers need to ensure timely process and should notify editor if they need more time.
  4. Reviewers should declare and not accept to review manuscripts with potential conflicts of interest between them and any of the authors.
  5. For other issues that have not been regulated, we follow the guidelines suggested by COPE.

For Authors

  1. Authors need to affirm that the submitted material has not been previously published and is not currently under consideration by another journal or any other publisher.
  2. In writing the manuscript, authors must follow the Guideline for Authors.
  3. Authors of research articles should follow relevant research reporting guideline available on the Equator Network.
  4. Authors must ensure the originality of the content of manuscript and they have properly cited references in accordance with the required referencing style. Authors must also ensure that the use of pre-published images, figures, tables and any other components have received proper permit from the original authors and proper citation have been used.
  5. Author(s) should not engage in plagiarism nor self-plagiarism which is a serious violation of publication ethics. JPH RECODE screens for plagiarism using Turnitin to estimate similarity of the manuscript with other publication. 
  6. The authors should not reveal any personal information that may reveal the identity of the research subjects in any forms of description or photograph in the manuscript. If the photographs of the respondents were crucial and scientifically indispensable, the authors must ensure to have received a written consent and the consenting process is clearly stated in the manuscript.
  7. Authorship is limited to those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, data collection, implementation, analysis or interpretation of the reported study. All authors and co-authors should have read, reviewed and approved the version of the manuscript submitted to the JPH RECODE. The corresponding authors should ensure that all persons who have made significant contributions to the study and the manuscripts should be listed as co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included. Others who have participated or contributed substantially in any aspects of the study but do not fulfill authorship criteria should be acknowledged as contributors.
  8. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the publication of the manuscript has had all co-authors’s approval. Authors are also responsible for ensuring that the manuscripts emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the necessary approval of the institution. In case of multiple authorship, a copy right release form must be signed by the corresponding author on behalf of all authors.
  9. Authors should clearly identify in the Title Page any financial support received for the implementation of the research and/or manuscript preparation and state the role of the funder/sponsor in any part of the work.
  10. Authors contributions and conflict of interest should be declared in the Title Page upon submission. Authors contribution and conflict of interest should include all named authors in the manuscript.
  11. When authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, authors should immediately notify the Editors to retract or correct the manuscript.
  12. JPH RECODE supports data sharing for reproducibility.
  13. All authors must read the submission final checklist before submission. 


Ethical Clearance

JPH RECODE requires all manuscripts from studies involving human subjects to respect research ethics principles as stated in the Declaration of Helsinki.  Such manuscript should state clearly that:

1) the study was conducted with proper consenting process from each participant, participants consent process should be described and anonymity of the subjects should be maintained.

2) that a valid ethical committee has approved the study protocol.

3) for studies involving children or vulnerable populations, parent or guardian consent must be obtained. 

4) in cases where participant´s or, in cases of vulnerable population, parents/guardian´s consent was not obtained, the author must provide explanation and the editor will decide upon assessment if the explanation deemed acceptable.

JPH RECODE also requires all manuscript from studies involving live animals to include:

1) full description of any surgical procedure and anaesthetic used.

2) evidence of possible measures taken to avoid animal sufferings at each stage of the study.

3) statement of approval from a valid ethical committee.


Post Publication Critique - Handling Procedures

  • JPH RECODE, together with its editors, makes great efforts to maintain and uphold academic integrity by ensuring that all published materials comply with internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
  • When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor and work with the editor to correct or retract the article.
  • If the editor learns from a third party that a published work has received criticism and contains significant errors, the editor will discuss with the editorial meeting.  If it is found that the criticism or error is fundamental, the editor will return it to the author for correction or article retraction. We follow the guidelines suggested by COPE.
  • In the case of a seriously flawed article, the journal will take a quick reaction, which may result in the retraction of the article. Procedures for retracting articles will follow the guidelines suggested by COPE.
  • All complaints regarding publication will be taken seriously by the editor, regardless of who submits the complaint.
  • The journal will consider issuing corrections, erratums, clarifications, and apologies if it is proven that there are serious publication errors.