Editorial Policies


Focus and Scope

Media Gizi Kesmas receives manuscripts in the field of nutrition and public health. The scopes are:

  • Nutrition (Public Health Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Dietetics, Food and Nutrition, Food Service Management)
  • Public Health (Health Policy and Administration, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Health, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, Reproductive Health)
  • Current issues in nutrition and public health


Section Policies

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Study Protocol

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Peer Review Process

All manuscripts received by the editor of Media Gizi Kesmas will be reviewed by peer reviewers according to the nutrition and public health study field, with at least 2 independent peer-reviewers with a double-blind policy. A double-blind policy means that the authors and reviewers do not know each other and keep their anonymity. The review process can take at least 2 weeks up to 1 month. The editor-in-chief will take the final decision based on the reviewers' comments at the editorial board meeting forum. The process from submission until accepted will take around 3 months, and from accepted until publication will take around 10 months.


Open Access Policy

MGK (Media Gizi Kesmas) provides immediate open access to its content by making research freely available for the public and supporting greater global knowledge exchange. 

This is an open-access journal, meaning all content is freely available without charge to users or / institutions. 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. Media Gizi Kesmas by UNAIR is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

   Creative Commons License



This journal utilizes the Public Knowledge Project Private LOCKSS Network (PKP PLN) and 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.


Publications Ethics

Media Gizi Kesmas (pISSN 2301-7392) is a double-blind peer-reviewed electronic journal. This letter explains the ethical rules of conduct established by all parties involved in the publication of articles in this journal, including the authors, the editor-in-chief, the editorial board, peer-reviewer as well as the publisher, in this case, Universitas Airlangga. This statement is adopted under COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and I4OC. Manuscript based on study in humans must obey to provide the Declaration of Helsinki.

The publication of an article using the peer-reviewed process in  Media Gizi Kesmas is very important to build nutritional science. This is a real reflection of the work or the authors' research and institutions from which they came. The peer-reviewed article ensures the correct scientific method and maintains Media Gizi Kesmas quality standards. Therefore, it is very important for all parties involved in the Media Gizi Kesmas publications to maintain ethical standards of good worth as writers, editors, peer reviewers, publishers, and society in general.

Universitas Airlangga as the publisher of Media Gizi Kesmas carries out its responsibility to maintain the quality standard of publishing an article in every publishing stage seriously and we understand the responsibilities and ethics that must be maintained. We are committed to keeping the Media Gizi Kesmas sponsorship, printing, distribution and commercialization of having no impact or effect on editorial decisions on an article.
The editor-in-chief of Media Gizi Kesmas is responsible for determining the manuscripts that have been submitted to be peer reviewed and if the manuscript is meeting the editorial policies and journal's requirement it will be published. Validation of research or literature review and the importance of the manuscript for scientific development, subsequent researchers as well as readers of Media Gizi Kesmas has always been a major consideration in decision making. Editors of Media Gizi Kesmas may refer to the Board of Editors directives and always refer to the rules and regulations that exist in the Republic of Indonesia regarding copyright and plagiarism. Chairman of the board of editors may authorize other members of the editor for decision-making by observing the peer review results.
The editor will always uphold the sense of fairness and fairness at all times in evaluating the manuscript regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion and belief, ethics, citizenship or political ideology of the author.
Editors and all editorial staff are not allowed to disclose information about manuscripts that have been signed by Media Gizi Kesmas to anyone other than to the corresponding author, editorial board and publisher if feasible.
Unpublished material from a manuscript enters Media Gizi Kesmas is not allowed to be used by the editor as a form of his own research without the author's written consent.
Reporting standards
The author of an original research article must present the results openly and objectively discuss the significance of the manuscript he made. The data underlying the writing of the manuscript must be accurately displayed therein. A manuscript must contain sufficiently detailed explanations for other researchers to replicate the research. Report fraud and consciously writing statements that are inconsistent with data are actually part of unethical and unacceptable scientific behavior.
Originality and Plagiarism
The author must ensure that the manuscripts made are original research results, and if the authors refer or use the thoughts, data or writings of others must be properly and adequately had been cited. Each primary author is required to sign a Statement of Originality (attached). Media Gizi Kesmas recommends paraphrasing ideas or sentences from others with the corresponding citation with the guide for the author.
Dual Publication (Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication)
The author should not publish the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously. Such behaviors are included as unethical and unacceptable publications.
Acknowledgment of Sources
Appropriate source recognition should always be performed by the author in using the source of the article or reference used in the manuscript. The author should only citing articles that are influential and relevant to the manuscript he wrote.

Article Processing Charge

a. Article Submission Charge: Free

b. Article Processing Charge (APC): IDR 350,000
If accepted for publication, authors are required to pay an Article processing charge to contribute to review costs, editing, and layout. Payment can be made through Virtual Account Number 988-3030-300-000-331 (BNI a/n UNIVERSITAS AIRLANGGA).

c. Waiver Policy
If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to ask for a waive for APC. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work/manuscripts.


Plagiarism Screening

Media Gizi Kesmas doesn't accept articles with any type of plagiarism. Submitted manuscripts will be checked using Turnitin software. Each manuscript must have a similarity index score of less than 30%.




Starting from Volume 11, Number 1 (2022), Authors (at least one of the authors) must include ORCID ID when submitting the manuscript.


License Term

MGK (Media Gizi Kesmas) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that published articles related to nutrition and public health issues and is freely available to be accessed, downloaded, and used for research purposes. Manuscripts submitted to Journal Media Gizi Kesmas (MGK) are published under the terms of the Creative Commons License. The terms of the license are:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

MGK (Media Gizi Kesmas) (p-ISSN: 2301-7392; e-ISSN: 2745-8598) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License