Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The scope of this journal has various aspects of science in the field of Vocational Health, such as radiology, traditional medicine, medicinal laboratory technology, occupational health and safety, and dental laboratory technique. Journal of Vocational Health Studies accepts submission from all over the world. All accepted articles will be published on an open-access basis and will be freely available to all readers with worldwide visibility and coverage.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

In the reviewing process, there are at least two reviewers for each manuscript for the related topic (double blind review). Judgement from the first reviewer will be the main priority on which the editor will make their decisions, if there are only two reviewers. All of the reviewing processes is done by way of a blind review and is managed by the editor in OJS. Three weeks will be needed for reviewers to complete one round of the reviewing process.

Generally, the candidate of the reviewers will be chosen based on their reputation in the international publication number and the study quality. For the next step, the editor sends an invitation letter to each candidate of the reviewer. After the candidate of the reviewer has been informed of their availability for the reviewing process, the editor can create an account for each reviewer and then send manuscript by OJS.


Publication Frequency

Journal of Vocational Health Studies (J.Voc.HS) publish with a frequency of 3 (three) times a year in March, July, and November. 

Journal of Vocational Health Studies published by Department of Health, Faculty of Vocational Health Studies, Universitas Airlangga.


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.

The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright of the article shall be assigned to the Journal of Vocational Health Studies as the publisher of the journal.



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Article Processing Charge

Every article submitted to Journal of Vocational Health Studies will not have any 'Article Processing Charges'. This includes peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allow immediate access to the full-text versions of the article.


Plagiarism Screening

To avoid plagiarism, all submissions are screened using TURNITIN before undergo the review processes.

Plagiarism-free works should match these requirements:

1. Writing that quoting writings of others (by quoting indirectly) that has been well paraphrased, by making one’s own words, instead of performing copy and paste or typing the original source word-by-word, and write down the reading sources according to the rules of scientific writing.

2.  Writing with a direct quotation, by quoting the exact same words as the original writings should apply quotation marks (for writing that less than 40 words), or if the quote consists of over than 40 words, the paragraphs should be notched and apply different font size.

3. Mentioning the original source other people's ideas that are being used, whether from published or unpublished writing, both from oral or written source, in any form of media