Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This journal published original articles, review articles, and case studies in Indonesian or English, in the scope of veterinary medicine, animal, and biotechnology of veterinary medicine from researchers, lecturers, students, and other practitioners around Indonesia and worldwide.

Media Kedokteran Hewan (MKH) published original articles, review articles, and case reports in Indonesian or English, in the scope of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry from researchers, lecturers, students, and practitioners around Indonesia and worldwide.

The main objective of the journal is to disseminate the results of scientific researches in the field of animal reproduction.

Media Kedokteran Hewan (MKH) invites manuscripts in the areas:

  • § Development of veterinary medicine diagnostic techniques
    § Development of veterinary medicine technologies
    § Infectious and non-infectious diseases
    § Comparative pathology of diseases
    § Reproductive endocrinology
    § Infertility
    § Environmental and stress effects on animal
    § Better understanding of veterinary medicine
    § Artificial insemination and embryo transfer
    § In vitro fertilisation and embryo culture
    § Sexual selection of sperm and embryo
    § Semen and embryo preservation
    § Veterinary medicine cloning
    § Stem cell in veterinary medicine
    § Development of assisted veterinary medicine technologies
    § Molecular biology, genetics, proteomics, metabolomics application to veterinary medicine.

Peer Review Process

Media Kedokteran Hewan (MKH) conducts a double-blind review process. If the manuscript is decided to be feasible, the author will get a notification from the editor to revise the manuscript. Autor must submit revised manuscripts before the deadline for the editors to decide on the copyediting and layout stages. Autor will receive notification of the manuscript that has been proofread by the editor. The author must respond to the proofread before it is decided to be published online.

The editor can reject the manuscript at this stage:
1. initial submission if it does not fit the focus and scope of the journal;
2. peer-review process decisions;
3. the revision of the manuscript does not conform to peer-reviewed advice;
4. The author does not follow the editor's instructions according to deadlines.
The editor will send notification of rejection of the manuscript to the author through OJS.

The decision of the editorial board is absolute and free of conflicts of interest.

The article review process usually takes average 8 weeksThis review period depends on the editors and reviewers duration in reviewing the manuscript.

Publication Frequency

Media Kedokteran Hewan (MKH) (established 1985) publishes all aspects of veterinary science and its related subjects. Media Kedokteran Hewan (MKH) publishes periodically three times a year (January, May, and September). Media Kedokteran Hewan (MKH) publishes original articles, review articles, and case studies in Indonesian or English, with an emphasis on novel information of excellent scientific and/or clinical quality, relevant to domestic animal species and biotechnology of veterinary medicine from researchers, lecturers, students, and other practitioners around Indonesia and worldwide.

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
Media Kedokteran Hewan by Unair is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


This journal utilizes the CLOCKSS system 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

Media Kedokteran Hewan (MKH) publishes scientific articles in the form of original research articles, review articles, and case reports on animal reproduction and animal reproductive biotechnology reviewed by Media Kedokteran Hewan (MKH) Editorial Team. Published scientific articles expected to meet standards of academic excellence.  It is necessary to equate stakeholders' views in an ethical standard to avoid problems in the future. The publication ethics is needed as a reference for Media Kedokteran Hewan (MKH) policies in publications, including the authors, editors (reviewers), reviewers (peer reviewers), and publisher.


The author is required to submit the original work (no plagiarism) and not partially or fully published in other journals until Media Kedokteran Hewan (MKH) provides an answer to the eligibility of the article.

Each name in the article must have a contribution to the research and the writing of scientific work, such as developing the concept, creating the design, collecting data, analyzing data, interpreting data, and making a conclusion. To those who play an essential role in the research but have no function as an author (example: funders), their names can be embedded in acknowledgments. The corresponding author is responsible for the research and writing of the manuscript.

Authors are required to cite the literature that affects the articles. The articles must follow the review process by reviewers and peer reviewers. Manuscripts that submit to Media Kedokteran Hewan (MKH) are not being sent to other scientific journals, are not being assessed by a journal, or have never is published or are being planned to be published in other scientific journals.  If a small part of the data has been published, the source must be given written thanks in the acknowledgment of the article.  If the data is reprocessed from a source, permission from the author is needed. Approval of the Ethical Commission must be stated (number and institution) if the manuscript is constructed based on research using live animals.

If the author discovers and is aware of the article's mistakes or errors, they must notify the chief editor to withdraw, clarify, and correct the article. If necessary, the author must be willing to apologize for the mistakes.  Requests to reduce, add, or change the author's composition for articles, must be approved by the chief editor and prepared before the article is published.


The reviewer plays a role in providing input and assisting the editors in making policies on the articles reviewed in addition to helping authors improve the quality of their articles.

The reviewer should inform the editors about the appropriateness and ability to review the articles sent to them. All articles which are undergoing an editing process must be kept confidential.

The editing process should be carried out objectively by giving a reason, and not criticizing the author personally.  The reviewer must have no personal interest in the research conducted by the author or the research funder.  If the article is not suitable enough to be published, the article's confidentiality must still be maintained, so others will not use it without the author's permission.


The editors are responsible and have full authority in accepting or rejecting a manuscript sent by the authors. An assessment of a manuscript must still prioritize the scientific value, leaving aside personal and commercial interests.

If the manuscript is not suitable enough to be published, the editors must keep the confidentiality of the manuscript, so that it is not used by others, unless they get permission by the authors. The editors must fully keep the principle of blind review.


As the publisher of the Media Kedokteran Hewan (MKH), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, always encourages editors to obey with predetermined scientific writing procedures.

The publisher, in collaboration with the authors and editors in charge of maintaining academic integrity throughout the publication process. The publisher also maintains the quality of the journal and provides policies that encourage the development of the journal.


  1. Prequalification to determine the suitability of the format, as well as compliance with the focus and scope is for a maximum of two days
  2. The review process by the peer reviewer is no more than 14 days
  3. Editors make consolidated comments in no later than 21 days
  4. Revisions by the corresponding author:
    1. minor revisions: no more than 14 days
    2. major revisions (must be rewritten): a maximum of 30 days.

Manuscripts that exceed the revision deadline will be canceled. When necessary, the corresponding author can request an extension of time to the chief editor before the revision period ends.

  1. Editors assess and determine the revision decision no later than seven days.
  2. The editing and layout process is a maximum of seven days.
  3. Approval of proofreading of the manuscript final version from the corresponding author: a maximum of four days.

The time interval from the date the OJS manuscript submits until the decision of being rejected or accepted for publication varies, depending on the time required for the review and revision process. Decisions at the prequalification stage will be accepted by the corresponding author within two days after submitting through the OJS. Manuscripts that are accepted without revision will receive a notification no later than 37 days after the manuscript submission through OJS. Whereas, manuscripts with minor revisions, the acceptance or rejection will be decided in no later than 58 days, and for manuscripts with major revision in no later than 74 days after the manuscript submission through OJS. The time from submitting the manuscript to publishing is approximately four months.

Article Processing Charges

There is no article processing charges for all article published in our journal. 

Plagiarism Screning

Submitted manuscript will be checked using Turnitin software. If the similarity report is less than 20%, then the manuscript will be considered for further review.